Welcome to Texas AgriLife Extension-Calhoun County, located in beautiful Port Lavaca. The best kept secret on the Texas Gulf coast, Calhoun County is situated on the mid-coast region of the Texas coast. A peninsula, Calhoun County is surrounded by Lavaca and Matagorda Bays on the east, San Antonio Bay on the west, and Espiritu Santo Bay to the south, with a total area of 912 square miles(583,680 acres) and an impressive 246,720 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 area and Alamo and Magnolia Beach.
These communities are supported by Petro-chemical, deep-water port, offshore oil and gas production , tourism, agriculture, and recreational and commercial fishing.
Our Mission: To provide quality, relevant, outreach education programs and services to the people of Texas.
What we do: Extension brings the resources from the Texas A&M University System to the people of Texas. Through locally based faculty, Extension provides 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