VICTORIA, Texas -Here are some of the top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave this week.
Calhoun County approves lot purchases
During a special meeting July 13th, The Calhoun County Commissioners approved the purchasing of six lots around the courthouse. The six lots are located on Block 26, which consists of lots 9,10, 11, and 12. The other two lots sold are located on Block 40, lots 11 and 12.
Calhoun County Judge Richard Meyer says, “If the county grows as we plan, this will give us room for expansion or parking at least.”
CCISD stressing safety for 2022-23
Safety is not convenient.
That is what Calhoun County ISD Superintendent Larry Nichols would like people to remember as school is set to open on Aug. 10 in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde that claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults.
“We need to re-engage the safety mindset,” he said. COVID-19 changed the mindset to one of health safety, such as canceling things like Grandparent Day or chili suppers. And with 3,482 students to protect, Nichols is asking for patience from people as new safety features are implemented.
Lottery fever arrives with huge jackpot
If you’re the type of person who could possibly be struck by lightning twice, then you might want to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket this week.
The odds of winning the more than half-billion jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
The next Mega Millions jackpot, which was drawn Tuesday night, offered up an estimated $530 million prize, or $304.7 million cash, after nobody won the July 15 drawing, according to lottery organizers.
Justin Weaver, manager of Weaver’s convenience store on Austin Street in Port Lavaca, said he anticipates lottery sales this week coming close to the 2016 levels seen when the Powerball jackpot reached $1.5 billion.
Port Lavaca donates fire truck to Point Comfort
A little benevolence from the City of Port Lavaca will provide dividends for neighboring Point Comfort.
Meeting in regular session on July 11, the Port Lavaca City Council tackled one of its lightest agendas in recent memory.
Chief among the decisions was the donation of a 1995 F-550 Ford fire truck to the Point Comfort Volunteer Fire Department. The vehicle is fully functional, with appropriate lighting and gear.
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