Matagorda County Newswire

Matagorda County Newswire

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  1. Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 20 | The Victoria Advocate

    ... who saw the 16-foot pleasure boat carrying four boaters without life jackets. Two boaters were rescued by Matagorda County Sheriff's Office deputies. A third boater was later found dead near the capsized vessel. Alejandre said the Coast Guard did ...

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  2. Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater 58 minutes ago As of 5 ...Read the original story

    Monday Nov 20 | The Victoria Advocate

    As of 5 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater who was on a vessel that capsized offshore of the mouth of the Colorado River Saturday morning. The three-day search was suspended after Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi and Air Station Houston helicopter crews, boatcrews from Station Freeport, as well as Matagorda County Sheriff Office deputies and Texas Parks and Wildlife responders, conducted an extensive water and shoreline search, according to a news release.

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  3. 1 still missing after boat capsizes 18 minutes ago The U.S. Coast...Read the original story

    Sunday Nov 19 | The Victoria Advocate

    ... boaters without lifejackets. After crews were launched out to the scene, two boaters were rescued by the Matagorda County Sheriff's Office deputies. A third boater was later found dead near the capsized vessel. Lt. Alejandre said the Coast Guard did ...

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  4. 1 dead after boat capsizes 2 hours from nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | The Victoria Advocate

    ... an Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 helicopter crew was launched to the scene. Two boaters were rescued by Matagorda County Sheriff's Office deputies. A third boater was later discovered deceased near the capsized vessel, the release said. Air ...

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  5. Birds of a different feather are a sight to beholdRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | Houston Chronicle

    Encountering unusual and unexpected birds such as this leucistic green-winged teal flying among a flock of normally-colored greenwings, blue-winged teal and pintail is a rare, welcomed and memorable treat for waterfowlers. Encountering unusual and unexpected birds such as this leucistic green-winged teal flying among a flock of normally-colored greenwings, blue-winged teal and pintail is a rare, welcomed and memorable treat for Leucism, an uncommon genetic condition disrupting production of melanin and other pigmentation, is behind the mostly-white coloration of the greenwing teal swimming among normally colored greenwings, gadwall and a drake pintail on a Matagorda County wetland.

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  6. Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Matagorda CountyRead the original story

    Friday Nov 17 | PressReleasePoint

    ... covery-center-closes-matagorda-county" class="active">Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Matagorda County

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  7. Ricebirds continue mastery over Blackcats 31 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | The Victoria Advocate

    Nery Enrqiuez rushed for 227 yards and five touchdowns to lead El Campo to a 42-14 District 12-4A, Division I win over Bay City on Friday night at Ricebird Stadium. The Ricebirds wrapped up the outright district championship with their 12th straight win over the Blackcats in the 114th overall and 98th consecutive meeting between the Wharton and Matagorda County rivals.

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  8. Region to celebrate woman's gift of Gospel music 37 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | The Victoria Advocate

    ... that's why I believe it was a gift from God. And that's why I always give him the glory." Snell grew up in Matagorda County as one of 11 siblings in small predominantly African-American neighborhood in Cedar Lane that at that time had exactly one ...

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  9. Conditions come together for a bountiful waterfowl seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 28 | Houston Chronicle

    The shiver this weekend's for-real cold front sends down the back of the necks of Texas' 100,000 or so waterfowlers won't be wholly attributable to the chilliest temperatures since spring. At least not directly.

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  10. Boys & Girls Clubs in the Greater Houston Area Gifted 29 Toyota...Read the original story

    Oct 20, 2017 | Newkerala.com

    ... Houston area Clubs have been named recipients of the gifted vehicles: Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County, Boys & Girls Club of Beeville, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston, Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville, Boys & Girls Club of ...

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  11. Felony warrant leads to Bay City homicide investigation 19 minutes...Read the original story

    Oct 13, 2017 | The Victoria Advocate

    ... release said. Davalos' car was found burning near Old Van Vleck Road in Bay City and was reported to the Matagorda County Sheriff's Office, the release said. The case remains under investigation. The Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation ...

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  12. Harvey Victims Sue Progressive Over "Bait And Switch" to Reclaim Flooded TrailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Houston Press

    ... They and their 13-year-old son had just lost their RV - their home - to Hurricane Harvey flooding in Matagorda County, as water came in through the bathroom and made the trailer's flooring so soggy that it felt like it was going to break through. ...

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  13. South Texas Project staffers spent days waiting out HarveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | TheMonitor.com

    ... at the site, but the plant had to stick to its emergency procedures because the prolonged evacuation in Matagorda County kept other workers far from home and because the Colorado River, which is two miles away, was forecast to crest almost a week ...

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  14. South Texas asks Perdue, Conaway, Miller for assistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Keith Kresta stands in front of a sagging, brown-bottomed, stinking cotton module and asks Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway to secure help for South Texas farmers and ranchers who've been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. "I believe in a fiscally conservative government," Kresta says, "but we need help from the federal government.

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  15. Harvey was hard on farms, tooRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2017 | Off the Kuff

    ... clock trying to beat landfallI think anything left on the clock, you got to consider that a total loss." In Matagorda County, for instance, just 70 percent of cotton had been harvested, while only 35 percent was out of the ground in Wharton County, ...

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  16. Hurricane Harvey Couldn't Stop the South Texas ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | NEI Nuclear Notes

    ... are nearly 250 workers who have been hunkered down at the South Texas Project (STP) nuclear plant in Matagorda County, Texas. STP's priorities were always the safety of their employees and the communities they serve. We are proud that STP continued ...

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  17. Texas basketball coach rescues Harvey victims by busRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2017 | Fox News

    ... moment with my friends. I was proud of the school and community I work in." He said Bay City - a city in Matagorda County in southeastern Texas with a population just over 17,500 - was not hit directly by Harvey, but the county faced a mandatory ...

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  18. Nuclear Reactors in Harvey's PathRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Institute for Public Accuracy

    ... to be out ahead of Harvey's landfall. In an even more aggressive move last night, the Bay City Mayor and Matagorda County Judge issued mandatory evacuation orders effective immediately as Bay City is expected to be ten feet under water in a flood of ...

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  19. Credible Threat of Severe Accident at Texas Nuclear Reactors Still Running During HurricaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Common Dreams

    ... put this reactor into its safest condition, cold shutdown," Gunter concluded. "The Bay City Mayor and Matagorda County Judge have now issued mandatory evacuation orders as Bay City is expected to be ten feet under water in a flood," said Susan ...

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  20. In a 'town too tough to die,' the biggest worry isn't floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | The Washington Post

    ... night, as dams are being forced to release water to avoid collapse. Torrents of water will be heading to Matagorda County, leading to the mandatory evacuation of Bay City, its county seat. Some county residents were leaving for the second time, ...

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