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Port Lavaca’s neighborhood speed limits are now five miles slower for all subdivisions in the city.

PL SPEED LIMITS AWAIT SIGNAGE

Port Lavaca’s neighborhood speed limits are now five miles slower for all subdivisions in the city.

The Port Lavaca City Council passed the ordinance changing the speed limit to 25 mph in all neighborhoods on the second reading at the Monday, March 14, meeting. Interim City Manager Jody Weaver said there were two corrections to the original ordinance. One was a correction to the Yancey subdivision to indicate West Mahan from Sanchez Avenue to West Benavides Street. The second was the addition of the Peikert subdivision to the list. Street signs will be installed in the subdivisions, but Weaver said that could take some time.“There is a four to five-month lead time to get the poles,” she said

 

CALHOUN SANDIES POWERLIFTERS WIN STATE

One of the state’s most dominating sports programs added to its trophy case last week when the Calhoun Sandies powerlifting team captured yet another state title.The Sandies finished first in the Class 4A team standings with 39 points. Springtown was second with 34 points, and Gainesville took third with 20 points.Calhoun had to rally at one point in the meet, surging from third place to eventually take the title.“Just extremely proud of the girls for never quitting or giving up,” Head Coach Jason Bagwell said. “At one point, we were actually in third place, losing by 13 points, and with one lifter left, we were in second place, losing by two points. Our motto, which you will see on our T-shirts or other items, is ‘To us, nothing is impossible.’ The girls certainly lived up to that standard.”The State title is number 15 in the past 17 years for the Sandies. They won 13 in a row from 2006 to 2018. The streak was broken in 2019, COVID canceled the 2020 meet, and now the team has won two consecutive state titles.

HELP CENTER TO HOST BANQUET

The Pregnancy Help Center of the Crossroads Area is hosting a Light of the World banquet and silent auction Saturday, April 2, at the Bauer Community Center. This year marks the sixth banquet hosted by the PHC, a non-profit Christian ministry that exists to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and families facing the challenges of pregnancy. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.“We are preparing for 280 guests,” said PHC Executive Director Heather Jones. “Blue level tables are $250 and include eight tickets and recognition on the table and in the program. Gold level tables are $350 and include eight tickets, name/ business recognition on the table, recognition on Facebook, and an ad in the Port Lavaca Wave.We have already sold our originally planned number of tables. We have added a few more, but they are going fast. Guests are invited by the individual who purchased the table.”The special guest speaker at the event will be Claire Culwell, an International Pro-Life Speaker and author of Survivor: An Abortion Survivor’s Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Finding Redemption.

 

VFW LOOKS TO GROW RANKS

“I’m just a local who remembers when VFW Post 4403 was an integral part of our community,” said Calhoun County resident Judy Vickery. “The VFW is such an important part of our community, and most people do not know it.”Vickery is hoping to bring attention to the post again to let people know it’s still there and still helping veterans. Her plan is to host one dance a month at the hall. “So many posts have been closed due to finances. When a post closes, a nearby post needs to and does pick up the slack,” said Vickery. “The posts at Palacios, Ganado, Lolita, just to mention a few, have had to close their doors. If not for our Post, they would have nowhere to go.”A public dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 26. The cost to enter is $10 per person. Supervised children are welcome