Manuel Fuentes
A Port Lavaca man received a 20-year sentence after being convicted of murder this week. Manuel Fuentes, 76, was convicted of murdering Juan Antonio Soto, who was 53 at the time of his death, which was caused by stabbing.  Jury selection began... more
Projects related to the Calhoun County Independent School District $65 million bond continue to come in over budget. Board members heard from Rawley McCoy, president of Rawley McCoy & Associates at Monday’s regularly scheduled board meeting,... more
Chad Stinson, a private lands biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Corpus Christi, left, and Curtis Short, department manager and lead scientist at the Formosa Plastics, Inc. Agricultural and Educational Research Center, find Texas milkweed growing in a field near the center. (Bill Harvey photo)
Formosa Plastics, Inc. recently entered a partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to create way stations or a habitat for the monarch butterfly, whose population is critically impaired on the Texas coast. Bill Harvey, Formosa... more
Marissa Crowley, 12, of Port Lavaca participates in the kids hamburger cook-off Saturday at Go Texan Days at Chocolate Bayou Park. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
By MELONY OVERTON PORT LAVACA WAVE   Cook-off teams competed in high numbers for the 30th Annual Go Texan Days Barbecue & Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday at Chocolate Bayou Park despite the rain and recent storms.  Nineteen teams competed in the... more
Kathryn Honnen, 20, of Victoria, pick up trash Saturday during the annual Adopt-a-Beach Spring Cleanup at Magnolia Beach. The Victoria College students participated in the cleanup for extra credit in their biology class. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
By MELONY OVERTON PORT LAVACA WAVE   About 99 volunteers braved the wind and the rain Saturday to pick up debris along six miles of shoreline at Magnolia Beach/Indianola during the annual Adopt-a-Beach Spring Cleanup. Rhonda Cummins, the coordinator... more
Mario Rodriguez, 16, of Seadrift raps for six minutes Friday night at The Shellfish Bar & Grill, in Port Lavaca, for the Make it or Break It Tour Red Carpet event, a talent search. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
By MELONY OVERTON PORT LAVACA WAVE   Martin Hysquierdo, Jr., of Port Lavaca, took the microphone in his hand Friday night, and with a bright light shining on him, he commenced to rap about at risk youth and female empowerment. Hysquierdo, of local... more
Manuel Fuentes
Chad Stinson, a private lands biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office in Corpus Christi, left, and Curtis Short, department manager and lead scientist at the Formosa Plastics, Inc. Agricultural and Educational Research Center, find Texas milkweed growing in a field near the center. (Bill Harvey photo)
Marissa Crowley, 12, of Port Lavaca participates in the kids hamburger cook-off Saturday at Go Texan Days at Chocolate Bayou Park. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
Kathryn Honnen, 20, of Victoria, pick up trash Saturday during the annual Adopt-a-Beach Spring Cleanup at Magnolia Beach. The Victoria College students participated in the cleanup for extra credit in their biology class. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)
Mario Rodriguez, 16, of Seadrift raps for six minutes Friday night at The Shellfish Bar & Grill, in Port Lavaca, for the Make it or Break It Tour Red Carpet event, a talent search. (Melony Overton/Wave photo)

Gilbert G. Sanchez

Gilbert G. Sanchez, 89, of Port Lavaca, died April 21, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Born in Vanderbilt, he was the youngest of seven children born to the late Manuel and Josefa Sanchez.

Thank you

I would like to express my public thanks to the City Council of Port Lavaca for finally passing a “no smoking in public buildings”

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Lawrence Allen Yendrey Sr., 60, Port Lavaca, passed away April 20, 2015. Arrangements are pending at Grace Funeral Home. 361-573-4341.

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