Longtime Young Plumbing Company employee Kenneth Kirchner, of Port Lavaca, answers the phone at the plumbing/heating/cooling business located at 603 W. West Austin St. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
Harold Young, 69, of Young Plumbing Company, of Port Lavaca, has been faithful to the family business his parents started since it began in 1956. Gladen “O.G” and Florene Bales Young started the plumbing/heating/cooling business in their home. When... more
From left Braelynn Stinson, 12, Sumaya Stinson, 9, and Laurynn Stinson, 7, perform for the first time as the Pilgrim’s Christian Church Praise Dance team Saturday during the annual Black History Month program. The theme was “Talent from our City.” (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
“Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; facing the rising sun of our new day begun, let us march on ‘til victory is won.”-Chorus from the “Negro National Anthem... more
Melvino, portrayed by Aaron Rider, practices his juggling while touring Port Lavaca last week promoting the circus, which will be in town March 5. (Kayla Meyer/Wave photo)
Spend a day under the big top. The circus is headed to town. Complete with tigers, elephants and performers from around the world, The Kelly Miller Circus will be stopping in Port Lavaca Thursday, March 5 for one day. The event is sponsored by the... more
Hailey Mang, a ninth grade student at Calhoun High School, right, attempts to text while driving in a simulator. Gary Pflughaupt, with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, brought the program to the high school last week to show students the dangers of distracted driving. (Kayla Meyer/Wave photo)
Hailey Mang sat buckled into a simulator Thursday morning, gripping the steering wheel with one hand and her cellphone in the other. Provided through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and State Farm Insurance, Mang and many other Calhoun High... more
Ruben Grimaldo, 16, of Port Lavaca, works on an engine Tuesday night as part of Big Bros.’ Hot Rod Garage/Youth Outreach. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
Rudy Carreon, 41, of Port Lavaca, wanted a way to use his talents as a mechanic and a custom car builder to help youth stay off the streets. His answer was to start Big Bros. Hot Rod Garage/ Youth Outreach three weeks ago. Carreon’s goal is to... more
Students at Port O’Connor Elementary School watch their robot after inputing its code Wednesday afternoon. Pictured, from left, are fifth grade students: Harley Albrecht, Shane Branch, Sarah Doggett, Anthony Luna and Shayla Teel. (Kayla Meyer/Wave photo)
Five fifth grade students at Port O’Connor Elementary School huddled around a computer, debating on how to program their LEGO robot. “The robot is going to go forward, hit the rock, back up, come over here, make a sound and then it’s going to go... more
Longtime Young Plumbing Company employee Kenneth Kirchner, of Port Lavaca, answers the phone at the plumbing/heating/cooling business located at 603 W. West Austin St. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
From left Braelynn Stinson, 12, Sumaya Stinson, 9, and Laurynn Stinson, 7, perform for the first time as the Pilgrim’s Christian Church Praise Dance team Saturday during the annual Black History Month program. The theme was “Talent from our City.” (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
Melvino, portrayed by Aaron Rider, practices his juggling while touring Port Lavaca last week promoting the circus, which will be in town March 5. (Kayla Meyer/Wave photo)
Hailey Mang, a ninth grade student at Calhoun High School, right, attempts to text while driving in a simulator. Gary Pflughaupt, with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, brought the program to the high school last week to show students the dangers of distracted driving. (Kayla Meyer/Wave photo)
Ruben Grimaldo, 16, of Port Lavaca, works on an engine Tuesday night as part of Big Bros.’ Hot Rod Garage/Youth Outreach. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
Students at Port O’Connor Elementary School watch their robot after inputing its code Wednesday afternoon. Pictured, from left, are fifth grade students: Harley Albrecht, Shane Branch, Sarah Doggett, Anthony Luna and Shayla Teel. (Kayla Meyer/Wave photo)

Birth

Crystal and Jeremiah Cossey announce the birth of a son, Cody Alton Cossey. He was born at 9:59 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Memorial Medical Center.

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Sports

Leanna Gottschalt took a sixth place finish in the 1600 meter  run and fifth in the 3200 meter run.  (Photo by Kellie Whitaker)

The Calhoun varsity and junior varsity track teams competed at the Black Cat Relays Saturday in Bay City.

Obituaries

Janet Margaret Janecka passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 in Elgin. She was born on Oct. 2, 1951 in Gonzales to Louis and Mary Ann (Sitka) Janecka.

The Port Lavaca Wave

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P.O. Box 88
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979
Phone: 361-552-9788
Fax: ​361-552-3108