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Welcome to Port Lavaca, Texas!

Port Lavaca is located on the beautiful South Texas coast in Calhoun County. It is a great place to work, live and play, with an excellent climate and all the ingredients necessary for productive industrial operations. Both regulations and the cost of doing business are reasonable. The subtropical, seaside environment and community charm add to an attractive, family-oriented lifestyle. The cost of living in South Texas is among the most affordable in the nation.

Port Lavaca and Calhoun County has carefully developed public and private institutions that support community life - schools, health facilities, libraries, churches, parks, pools, fairgrounds and public meeting facilities.

Health care facilities available in Calhoun County are well equipped and staffed. Plus, the world-class Texas Medical Center is just 100 miles away in Houston.

Port Lavaca has a strong public school system that enjoys strong parental involvement and has a low student-teacher ratio. Higher education opportunities are available at nearby Victoria College, the region's community college, and at the University of Houston-Victoria campus.

Calhoun County - Calhoun County has been welcoming visitors to its shores since 1519 when Spanish explorer Alonzo Alvarez de Peneda cruised through its seven bays and is located near the center point of the 375-mile Texas Coast. The natural seaport on Matagorda Bay serves as an attraction for commerce, industry and recreation. Water is a major feature of the region, covering more than half the surface area of Calhoun County. The Gulf of Mexico is flanked by the broad, isolated beaches of Matagorda Island. Behind the barrier islands are 10 bays and 500 miles of shoreline.

Calhoun County population 20,500.

Moderate weather conditions allow outdoor activity much of the year. There are typically more than 200 days of sunshine annually and some 42.2 inches of average rainfall.

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Helpful Links

City of Port Lavaca
Calhoun County, Texas
Golden Crescent Workforce Center


Calhoun County ISD
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Calhoun County Library
Main Street Theater
Things To Do


Port Lavaca Wave

Real Estate

Russell Cain Realty
Texas Real Estate
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Demographics and Economy


Medical Links

Texas Department of Health
Center for Disease Control
National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society
Dealing with Post Partum Depression
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Healthy People 2010

Community Safety

Violence Prevention
Home Safety
Teen Driving


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