Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Top stories in The Port Lavaca Wave for February 2, 2022

Port transfers permit to county

POINT COMFORT – An expired U.S. Corps of Engineers permit was transferred to Calhoun County to assist with the Indianola beach shoreline restoration project.

The Calhoun Port Authority board unanimously approved transferring the permit, which expired in 2017.

“It expired because there was no funding available at that time,” said Port Director Charles Hausmann. “If we share this with the county, it will save some of the initial costs because the work has been done. They will have to do just a little bit to get the permit back.”

The permit extends from the Indianola Fishing Marina to Magnolia Beach, Hausmann said.


Local resident tackles feral cat problem

“Here, kitty, kitty.” That is the phrase Sharon Serrata uses to call feral cats and kittens roaming loose in her neighborhood.

She realized there was a big problem with an outstanding number of stray cats roaming the street. Not only did the cats lack a place to call home, but many were also feral, hungry, and multiplying. So she created a program and called it “Here Kitty, Kitty.”

Serrata, 73, felt the need to try and tackle the problem. She began trapping the cats in her neighborhood near the Calhoun County Fairgrounds with the help of her grandson, Zachary Scofield, and transporting them to Acres of Animals in Upper Mission Valley near Nursery.


Republican Primary debate Monday, Feb. 7

Calhoun County residents are invited to the Calhoun County Republican Primary Debate at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4403 Hall, 16 Konrad Road.

The Calhoun County Republican Club is sponsoring the debate for contested races in the March 1 Primary Election.

The debate format allows each candidate a two-minute introduction followed by audience questions. Each candidate will have two minutes to answer each question. At the end of the question and answer period, the candidates will have three minutes for summation.