Records obtained under Public Information Act show Calhoun Port commissioners spent 19K on trip to Chile

By Jessica Priest
Victoria Advocate
Originally published Dec. 1, 2018

The Calhoun Port Authority spent about $19,000 to send three board members and their wives to an October conference in Chile.

By comparison, a similarly sized port 90 miles east along the Texas coast, Port Freeport, sent its port director and one board member to the international conference. The much-larger Port Houston sent no one to the same conference.

The Calhoun Port Authority board members who attended – Randy L. Boyd, Dell R. Weathersby, and Shields A. “Tony” Holladay Sr. – have not shared with the public much of what they learned from the conference that could help the port. Neither they nor Port Director Charles Hausmann returned calls for comment.

To report this story, the Victoria Advocate filed a Texas Public Information Act request for any receipts, invoices and requests for reimbursements the port received for this trip.

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