Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

CCISD names new principals


PORT LAVACA, Texas – Here are some of the top headlines you’ll read in The Port Lavaca Wave this week.

County invokes burn ban

A ban on outdoor burning was implemented Wednesday by the Calhoun County Commissioners’ Court during its regular meeting.

The numbers weren’t as high as when previous burn bans had been put in place, but the conditions of the high winds, temperatures, and humidity made it needed, explained Calhoun County Judge Richard Meyer.

“We’re at the point green grass will burn,” he said. “It’s amazing we haven’t had more grass fires.” Victoria County implemented a burn ban on Monday, and Meyer said their numbers were lower than those of Calhoun County.

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CCISD names new principals

Support – for students and teachers – is a key principle for the new Calhoun High School principal. Dana Dworaczyk, CTE director and Calhoun High School Assistant Principal, was named the school’s new principal during the April meeting of the Calhoun County ISD board.

She is taking over from Nichole Amason, who transferred to Hope High School at her request.

Meanwhile, Jackson-Roosevelt Elementary School will say goodbye to a familiar face while welcoming a new one to the campus.

Sherry Phillips has retired as principal of JR, and the Calhoun County ISD board named Julie Duckett-Casey, assistant principal at HJM Elementary School, as the new principal during its April meeting.

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PLPD promotes improvements

More police training has led to an overall better-functioning department in Port Lavaca, according to Chief Colin Rangnow.

At the city council meeting on May 9, Rangnow presented the 2020 to 2021 police activity reports, encompassing the 5-Year Plan and business goals of the department alongside changes in staff, criminal activity, and performance. The report covers as far back as October 1, 2019, all the way to September 30, 2021.The police department was also able to start building a security project and create a mental health officer, as Clinton Wooldridge was hired for the role.

Season ends for Sandcrabs baseball

The Sandcrabs had a tough time generating runs on May 6, dropping the first two games of a best of three Bi-District series against Needville in Hallettsville.

Calhoun fell 11-1 in the opening game.

They fell 3-0 in game two.