POINT COMFORT – Residents may additionally solid their votes for the approaching Calhoun Port Authority election in one among 5 locations. Where they will forged their vote depends on what is indexed on their voter registration card. The polling places for District four are the Salem Lutheran Church, 2101 N. Virginia St., and Calhoun County Precinct 2 Commissioner Vern Lyssy’s Office, 5812 Farm-to-Market Road 1090. The polling places for District 2 are the Rick Brush Building in Point Comfort; the Texas Department of Transportation, 2275 SH 35; and the Olivia-Port Alto Fire Department, 61 County Road 318. The board agreed to these places after going over them with legal professional David Roberts, who said the polling places must follow the Americans with Disabilities Act. “My non-public preference could be if the citizens were voting at two locations at District 4 to allow them to maintain voting there,” said Randy Boyd, the incumbent representative of District 4. “I assume it’ll prevent confusion or any challenges that could cross on if the election got contested.” Boyd, fifty nine, has 4 opponents inside the May 4 election. They are Alvin Bland, seventy five; Luis De La Garza, fifty nine; Paul Lauterbach, 63; and Roger Hochgraber, 66. Dell Weathersby, 65, is the incumbent for District 2. He has one opponent, Jasper “Jay” Cuellar, 63. The board additionally approved Wednesday cutting a $sixty eight,000 test to Cobb & Counsel, an Austin law firm combating a Texas Open Meetings Act lawsuit. That will carry the total amount the port has spent at the lawsuit to approximately $428,000. “I observed that Mr. Cobb is not present, but I see he were given a quite
appropriate invoice right here. Have y’all gone via that invoice and exact what he charged you for that $sixty eight,000?” requested A. Shields “Tony” Holladay Sr., who represents District 1. “Yes, sir,” Port Deputy Director Forrest Hawes said. The Victoria Advocate sued the port in May for now not notifying the general public that it was hiring former U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold as a lobbyist. Farenthold resigned as a lobbyist for the port in January, and port officials said they don’t have any documentation of any work he accomplished. The lawsuit is pending. Port Director Charles Hausmann stated that in March, a hundred and five vessels came to the port. Of the ones, 25 had been deep draft vessels. He stated the port is 12 percent in advance of where it was this time final monetary year in phrases of what number of tons of commodities have come thru the port.