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Masked man breaks in to Calhoun High School  Victoria Advocate

A masked man likely climbed onto the roof, jumped into an atrium and smashed a window to get inside Calhoun High School this week, Superintendent Larry ...

2 students struck by vehicle in Port Lavaca | Calhoun  Victoria Advocate

Two Calhoun High School students were transported to Citizens Medical Center in Victoria after being struck by a truck on Sandcrab Boulevard in front of the ...

After Port Lavaca crash, 1 student remains in hospital  Victoria Advocate

One Calhoun County High School student remained in the hospital Tuesday while another had been sent home to recover after being struck by a passing ...

CHS registration | Calendar  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun High School will host summer registration for students new to the district from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, July 30, through Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Calhoun High School band director Brian Hecimovich | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun High School band director Brian Hecimovich marches in front of the band during the football halftime show. Hecimovich replaced long-time band ...

Class of 1969 | Calendar  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun High School Class of 1969 will host its 50th reunion from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 27, at the VFW Hall. Teachers and former classmates ...

All sports banquet | Calendar  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun High School all sports banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Bauer Community Center. Dinner tickets are $10 per person and can ...

CHS welcomes new band director | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

There is a new face in town leading the Calhoun High School marching band onto the field at halftime during Sandcrab Friday Night Lights. Brian Hecimovich is ...

Calhoun High School robotics team prepares for state competition  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA – Four years ago, Melanie Smith didn't envision herself as a member of a robotics team, much less a leader of one.

Regional Roundup: Calhoun High School receives grant for agriculture education  Victoria Advocate

PORT O'CONNOR – Port O'Connor. All-American Family Fun Da. y, originally scheduled for Sept. 15 at King Fisher Beach, has been canceled. PORT LAVACA ...

Trio of Calhoun student-athletes make college commitments  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA – When Sylias Montgomery tore his fibula and dislocated his ankle during spring football drills last year, he didn't let the injuries bring him down.

Johnson breaks record, Calhoun keeps rolling | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun Sandcrabs (6-1, 4-0 district play) dominated the Floresville Tigers, 77-29 at home, Friday, October 19.

Woman pleads guilty to stealing from Calhoun Athletic Booster Club  Victoria Advocate

A former English teacher brought a $16000 check with her to court this week to make up for stealing from her students.

3. Running away from competition | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

Senior Remi Parker and Sophomore Emme O'Donnell represented Calhoun High School at the State 5A Cross Country Championship.

Officials address school threats | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

By KAYLA MEYER. PORT LAVACA WAVE. A “rumor” posted on social media earlier this week is being investigated by Calhoun County School District and law ...

Calhoun football season inches closer | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

Confidence is high for the Calhoun Sandcrabs as they gear up for the 2018 season.

Former port board member arrested again | Calhoun  Victoria Advocate

Port Lavaca businessman Aron Luna was arrested on six additional drug charges Monday.

Longtime CCISD band director retires | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun High School band director Doug Hamelwright directed the Calhoun High School band for the last time during the CHS Class of 2018 commencement ...

Calhoun turns attention to season opener (w/video)  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA – The Calhoun varsity was back on the practice field Monday afternoon for the first time since spring drills.

223 CHS graduates walk the stage | News  Port Lavaca Wave

As the sun set behind the visitor's section at Sandcrab Stadium, the 233 graduate candidates of Calhoun High School's 2018 class settled into their seats in their ...

Port Lavaca electrician claims Formosa ignored disability | Calhoun  Victoria Advocate

Port Lavaca electrician Ernest Villarreal just wanted to work.

Gallery: Victoria West vs. Calhoun baseball | Advosports  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA – Victoria West clawed and scratched its way back into its District 30-5A game a… Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save. × ...

Regional Roundup: Port Lavaca chamber to host after 5 p.m. mixer  Victoria Advocate

Wind down with the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce from 5-6:30 p.m. May 30, at O'Neil and Sons Brewing Company, 206 S. Commerce St. For more ...

Former Calhoun High School student becomes mixed martial artist  Port Lavaca Wave

Standing at 5 foot 3 inches, and weighing 115 pounds, someone who met Ashley Reger, 25, for the first time would not suspect she could eliminate an opponent ...

Calhoun teammates hope to go the distance | Advosports  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA — Most of their Calhoun classmates are asleep when Emme O'Donnell and Remi Parker arrive at school.

Calhoun High School students tour Texas State Capital  Victoria Advocate

Feb. 20, 45 Calhoun High School students, four teachers, Principal Nicole Amason, Superintendent Larry Nichols and Russell Cain toured the Texas State ...

Businesses rally behind raided Calhoun HS Athletic Booster Club  Victoria Advocate

Businesses are ensuring senior athletes at Calhoun County High School will receive the scholarships they were promised.

Band students excel at contest | Youth  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun High School band members recently participated in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest held at University of Texas at Austin and Connally ...

CCISD hires new girl's athletic coordinator and volleyball coach  Port Lavaca Wave

In special meeting last Tuesday, the school board approved the hiring of former Industrial Volleyball Coach, Jenna Buzek, to be the Sandies new coach and ...

Clinic's newest doctor a Calhoun High School graduate  Port Lavaca Wave

In February, Frank Hinds, a Calhoun High School graduate, was the newest obstetrician/gynecologist to join Memorial Medical Clinic, located at 1016 North ...

CHS earns district sweepstakes | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun High School Academic UIL team is moving on up to the regional competition after an overwhelming victory at the recent district meet.

South Texas Strutters Recitals | Calendar  Victoria Advocate

South Texas Strutters are having recitals in Victoria at noon and at 6 p.m. June 15 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center. ElCampo, noon June 1 at the ECHS ...

Calhoun County ISD: No threat in social media remark  Victoria Advocate

Calhoun County school district officials worked with law enforcement to investigate a social media comment that appeared Sunday.

Calhoun High School academic team excels | Youth  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun High School's UIL academic teams competed Friday and Saturday, Jan 15, and 16, at a competition held at Gregory-Portland High School.

Coastal residents to receive gift of new fishing pier  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA – Fishermen likely have mistaken them for Santa's elves.

Sandcrabs knock off Victoria West | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

Sandcrabs. The Calhoun Sandcrabs (6-4 in district play) varsity basketball moved to third place in district with a 55-48 victory over Victoria West Friday, Jan. 18.

Healthy, fresh, free cafeteria food | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

Same cafeteria, completely revamped cafeteria food.

Next school year to begin Aug. 29 | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun County Independent School District students will start the next school year Aug. 29.

Graduates reminisce with senior walk | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Rain soaked, soon-to-be Calhoun High School graduates hovered excitedly just outside a double door entrance into Jackson-Roosevelt Elementary School, ...

3 Sandcrabs make All-District basketball team | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun Sandcrabs varsity basketball team added one more thing to their list of accomplishments.

District clerk candidates want to utilize more digital tools  Victoria Advocate

Editor's note: The Victoria Advocate is providing our readers with more information on the contestants in the local races with a series of profiles on candidates in ...

Putting others first | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Kristin Spencer displayed an act of selflessness on her birthday this year. Instead of presents, she took up donations to help a local elementary school.

Sandcrabs baseball raffle not affiliated with Calhoun County ISD  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun County ISD officials would like our community to be aware that a raffle fundraiser, stating to benefit an organization called “Sandcrabs Baseball,” is not ...

Gottschalt's spring break adventure | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun High School graduate Ashleigh Nicole Gottschalt, 28, spent her spring break in an unusual way. She decided to travel the country while living in the ...

Ceremony honors CCISD teachers, staff | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun County teachers and support staff were recognized during a ceremony last Wednesday at the Shellfish.

CCISD District 1-Dominic Robles | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

Age: 38. Education and experience: Calhoun High School Graduate 1996; AAS in Electronics (Victoria College). Years in Calhoun County: 36.

Calhoun freshman follows in mother's footsteps | Advosports  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA — Emme O'Donnell was in first grade when her mother realized she might have another runner in the family.

CCISD honor rolls | Youth  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun County Independent School District announces honor rolls for the third nine week session. They are as follows:

Cowley resigns, Nichols back in | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun County Independent School District board of trustees accepted Superintendent Dr. James Cowley's resignation at Monday's regular meeting.

Whitaker reflects on win No. 100 | Advosports  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA - Richard Whitaker had some second thoughts about leaving Kingsville to become the athletic director and head football coach at Calhoun ...

Ramirez crowned Calhoun County Fair Queen | News  Port Lavaca Wave

With a gushing smile, Jaylin Ramirez, of Port O'Connor was crowned the 2017-2018 Calhoun County Fair Queen Tuesday evening at the fairground pavilion.

Phillips named Region III TEPSAN of the Year  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun County Independent School District's Sherry Phillips, principal at Jackson-Roosevelt Elementary, was recently named Region III TEPSAN of the Year, ...

Calhoun commissioner candidates bring different skills | Calhoun  Victoria Advocate

One candidate for Calhoun County commission Precinct 4 wants to focus on repairing roads, while another has bigger plans.

'I kept pushing myself forward': Victoria College student to graduate with paramedic certificate  Victoria Advocate

Kevin Silva wasn't sure he would be able to finish school.

Calhoun County Independent School District celebrates School Board Recognition Month  Port Lavaca Wave

January is School Board Recognition Month, and at a recent CCISD meeting, Calhoun County Independent School District campuses and staff celebrated a ...

Current, former Calhoun Sandies square off in annual Alumni Game  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun Sandies hosted its annual Alumni Game between current and former Sandies volleyball players.

Calhoun girls cross-country crowned champions | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun cross-country teams dominated the District 27-5A meet Oct. 12 at Seabourne Creek Nature Park in Rosenberg.

Sandcrab Stadium ready for Friday night lights | News  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun Sandcrabs will play their home opener Friday night against Liberty Hill, following heavy cleanup of the turf.

Volleyball camp gives Sandies an early start | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun High School and Travis Middle School volleyball players got a kick start to their season with the All-American Volleyball Camp.

Calhoun freshmen edge out Ricebirds | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

JV Gold. The Calhoun Sandcrabs junior varsity Gold football team lost to the El Campo Ricebirds on the road. 19-7 Thursday.

O'Neill named 2017 Teacher of the Year for Port O'Connor school  Port Lavaca Wave

Jenny O'Neill is the 2017 Teacher of the Year for Port O'Connor Elementary School. O'Neill, who has taught 12 years, has spent all of her years in education at ...

Calhoun Republican judge candidates bring old, new perspectives  Victoria Advocate

One Republican candidate for Calhoun County judge thinks the community could do well with a *fresh* perspective, while the other wants to maintain the status ...

Mother, 3 children killed in Port Lavaca fire | Calhoun  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA - Jose Cumpean rushed out of his home Monday morning in an attempt to save his daughter and three grandchildren who lived next door.

'Exit stage left' | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

PLMST presents “Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Crossroads students get unique perspective on math, robotics at 24th annual event  Victoria Advocate

Students learned about the effects of Artificial Intelligence using intelligent assistant Siri on their Apple devices.

Boys claim tourney championship, girls consolation | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

SANDIES. The Calhoun Sandies varsity soccer team hosted the Sweeny Bulldogs Jan.9 in a non-district matchup and fell 2-1. Calhoun fell behind early in the ...

Students visit Formosa Plastics Training and Development Center  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun County Independent School District process technology, robotics and millwright students recently visited Formosa Plastics to learn about the company's ...

Calhoun graduate adds national powerlifting title to resume  Victoria Advocate

Trials and setbacks are no match for Calhoun graduate Daniel Leita.

Stapp named Wave publisher | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Ross Stapp, 28, has been promoted to publisher of The Port Lavaca Wave.

Sandcrabs go out with win | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

Chris Benavides looks for an open teammate for the Calhoun Sandcrabs varsity basketball team. The Sandcrabs closed out the season with a 40-36 win over ...

High school sports sees highs, lows in 2016 | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

The year 2016 was filled with record breaking performances and missed opportunities in the sports world.

DYNASTY | Local News  Port Lavaca Wave

Sandies lift to 13th straight state title. WACO—It would not be a 13th straight consecutive state title without a little drama to end the Class 5A Girls State ...

CCISD Superintendent makes initial assessments of facilities | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

From Calhoun County Independent School District's Superintendent Dr. James Cowley:

Community celebrates annual Cinco de Mayo event | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

Festive music played throughout Little Chocolate Bayou Park Friday evening as people gathered for the free Fifteenth Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration ...

Middle school students mix it up in chemistry club  Port Lavaca Wave

The lesson of the day was about polymers and diffusion.

Calhoun powerlifting places 2nd | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

Girls. The Calhoun girls powerlifting team competed at a meet in Somerset Saturday and came away with a second place finish.

Former Sandcrab, two others charged in death of Victoria man  Port Lavaca Wave

Raheem Davon Jones, 19, of Victoria, was arrested in Victoria Wednesday for capital murder by terror threat/other felony and aggravated robbery. Jones is a ...

Sandcrabs roll to area, sweep SA Highlands, 2-0 | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun Sandcrabs' senior catcher, Steven Bonuz said it is something ball players dream of going into a season.

Iguana Fest 2018 slated April 6-7 | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

PORT LAVACA—Port Lavaca is once again gearing up for some funky kind of fun with Iguana Fest 2018 slated for April 6 and 7 in downtown Port Lavaca.

Sandcrabs lose in walkoff to Lamar 4-3 | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

Varsity. The Calhoun Sandcrabs varsity baseball team fell in defeat 4-3 Tuesday against the Lamar Consolidated Mustangs. Ty Boedeker took the loss for ...

Woman arrested for Calhoun Athletic Booster Club theft  Victoria Advocate

A former Calhoun County school district employee faces felony theft charges in connection with a theft from the Calhoun Athletic Booster Club.

Friends remember man killed in head-on crash in Calhoun  Victoria Advocate

The family is seeking help with the burial of Ryan Saldivar. You can help by donating at

Sandcrabs come up short at home against Angleton  Port Lavaca Wave

Varsity. The Calhoun Sandcrabs varsity basketball team hosted the Angleton Wildcats Tuesday night and came up short 55-41.

Event encourages girls to enter male-dominated job fields  Victoria Advocate

The halls of the Industrial Training Center of the Emerging Technology Complex were sprinkled with bright pink construction hats Friday morning as about 200 ...

Sandies continue to roll against Terry | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun Sandies soccer team traveled to Rosenberg Tuesday and came home with a 3-1 win over the Terry Rangers.

Sandcrab football player injured in ATV accident | News  Port Lavaca Wave

A Sandcrab running back/defensive back was injured during an ATV accident Saturday in Calhoun County and is in stable condition in San Antonio, according ...

Veterans Day events planned | Business  Victoria Advocate

The following is a list of Veterans Day events planned for Friday, Saturday and Monday in the Crossroads.

Best High School: Victoria West High School | Local News  Victoria Advocate

Victoria West first opened in 2010. Since then, Victoria Advocate readers have voted the high school the best in the Crossroads twice in the last three years.

Sandies dominate tri-match Tuesday | Around Town  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun Sandies volleyball team picked up two wins Tuesday evening over the Rockport-Fulton Pirates, and the Floresville Jaguars.

Sandcrabs fall to Foster, beat Fulshear | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

Conner Kestler attempts to throw a runner out at first base for the Calhoun Sandcrabs baseball varsity team. (Photo by Kellie Whitaker). VARSITY. Foster ...

Sandcrabs, Sandies soccer pick up district wins | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

SANDIES. The Calhoun Sandies (8-3, 1-0) varsity soccer team won their first district game of the season Jan. 30 against the Lamar Consolidated Mustangs, 3-0.

Sandcrabs stumble to second district loss to Foster, 49-14 | Sports  Port Lavaca Wave

The Calhoun Sandcrabs (3-3, 1-2) suffered their second straight district loss Friday night against the Foster Falcons (3-2, 2-0), 49-14 at Sandcrab Stadium.

Girl honors uncle at Calhoun County Fair parade  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA - When Erin Smith heard there was no overarching theme for this year's Calhoun County Fair parade, she thought about peace.

School board approves Port O'Connor school renovations  Port Lavaca Wave

Members of the Calhoun County Independent School District board of trustees approved numerous renovations for Port O'Connor Elementary School at its ...

DeTar Healthcare System hires new CEO | Business  Victoria Advocate

DeTar Healthcare System has a new chief executive officer.

Early voting for Calhoun County ISD bond election in full swing  Victoria Advocate

Calhoun High School $11,185,350. Travis Middle School $34,388,723. HJM Elementary $1,642,118. J/R Elementary $885,640. Port O'Connor Elementary ...

Longoria-Hernandez | Weddings  Victoria Advocate

Roxanna Longoria and Alejandro Hernandez (Alex) were married March 3, 2012 at 5 p.m. in Victoria Texas. The couple exchanged their vows in front of a group ...

Angel of Port Lavaca's legacy lives on | Faith  Victoria Advocate

PORT LAVACA - Dora Garcia's eyes welled with tears when she remembered how her mother's tamales tasted. Despite trying every year, the family still hadn't ...

Top graduates | Education  Victoria Advocate

High School graduation ceremonies are over. Graduates are preparing for their future. Here are the top two graduates from Crossroads high schools. Bay City ...

Calhoun's decade of dominance | Advosports  Victoria Advocate

Coming into the 2015 Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association state meet in March, the Calhoun girls powerlifting program carried a state-record ...

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