Welcome to the home page for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Sea Grant Extension Program in Calhoun County. Our office is located at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds on the western edge of Port Lavaca. NOTE: County Road 101 is currently under construction and traffic is being diverted. Please call the office at 361-552-9747 for directions.
Situated in the middle of the Texas coast, Calhoun County is a peninsula surrounded by Lavaca and Matagorda Bays on the east, San Antonio Bay on the west, and Espiritu Santo Bay to the south. The county has a total area of 1032 square miles (660,480 acres) and an impressive 332,672 acres of water. Steeped in rich history, Calhoun County was inhabited by Native Americans, visited by French and Spanish Explorers, and a portal for Anglo immigrants that would help to tame and colonize Texas. Port Lavaca, the county seat is located approximately 150 miles to the southwest of Houston and 85 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. Other local communities include: Seadrift, Port O’Connor, Point Comfort, Indianolia, Port Alto, Olivia, Alamo Beach and Magnolia Beach. These communities are supported by petro-chemical plants, a deep-water port, offshore oil and gas production, tourism, agriculture, recreational fishing and commercial fishing.
Our goal is to provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people of Texas. We do this by bringing the resources of the Texas A&M University System to Calhoun County. Local agents can provide unbiased, research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance in the following core service areas:
- 4-H and Youth Development
- Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Family and Children
- Environmental Stewardship
- Community and Economic Development