The seat of Calhoun County is on a bluff overlooking Lavaca Bay. It is an important center for commercial and pleasure fishing, ranching, agriculture, port facilities and diversified industries. It has miles of nearby swimming beaches, numerous bait and tackle shops, and boat ramps. Waterfowl hunting is available during the season.
Golfers enjoy the challenging course at Hatch Bend Country Club. Open to the public Tue.–Sun. On Texas 35 south of the city. 361/552-3037.