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  • UHV Men's Soccer Wins Again

    UHV men's soccer stays tied for the Red River lead. 

  • STJ Volleyball Stays Unbeaten In District

    St. Joseph volleyball remains unbeaten in district. 

  • Stay safe this Halloween with NFPA’s fire safety tips

    October 20, 2017 – Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes. Fortunately, fire risks can be avoided by following the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Halloween safety precautions. “Halloween brings out creativity in people of all...
  • UHV Women's Soccer Loses Conference Home Game

    UHV women's soccer lost its next to last home game of the season. 

  • No Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Golf Tourney This Year

    There will not be a Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity golf tournament this year. In a letter to supporters this week, Claud Jacobs, a life member of the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch board of directors, said that under circumstances brought on by Harvey, they felt that this was the best decision for everyone involved in the event. This is the first time in 33 years that the tournament will not be played.
  • City Championship Pre-Game Spirit

    Big pre-game pep rallies at East and West Thursday. 

  • Athlete Of The Week: Vanessa Oubre

    Our Athlete Of The Week is Vanessa Oubre. 

  • Davidson House fire

    Their was a structure fire on Davidson lane and 236, the blaze started at around 5 pm today. Volunteer fire crews from Mission Valley and Victoria County were the first to respond to the fire. The fire Marshall said they battled the blaze for about 45 minutes. They remained on scene to make sure the fire did not rekindle or start again. They said the whole house was burned and damaged. They were only able to save some outside structures. Fire Marshall Richard Castillo tells us if...
  • Victoria Water Plant Update

    Its been several weeks since hurricane Harvey hit the crossroads and forced the water plant here to shut down for an extended period of time. after the hurricane, the city lost power to its total water system. Both the primary and the backup electrical grids went out. When these grids lost their power,  it left many without water for several days. O.C Garza, the city communication director, says the city now has a plan in place to ensure this does not happen again "City C...
  • Cornyn, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan  Prison Reform Bill

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced the Corrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National System (CORRECTIONS) Act, which is based on successful criminal justice reforms from states like Texas and Rhode Island that have lowered recidivism rates, reduced crime, and saved taxpayer dollars.  Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is an original cosponsor of the legislation.  ...
  • The Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church

    The church has been holding pumpkin patches for the public since 1995. Pumpkins grow in many sizes and shapes. 

  • Tivoli HS seniors plan fundraiser to aid Harvey stricken senior class

    Tivoli High School's senior class is raising money, hoping to salvage their senior year that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The seven seniors graduating this year at Tivoli High are fundraising to ease the financial pressure faced by their families from Hurricane Harvey.

  • Trump agrees to new Harvey relief funds for Texas

      President Donald Trump agreed Thursday to a new storm relief package with money earmarked specifically for people hit by Hurricane Harvey, according to Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. An unspecified sum, which is expected to come before Congress in November, would be in addition to $36.5 billion in general disaster aid that the Senate was poised to approve late Thursday night or early Friday for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas hit by natural disasters. Gov. Greg A...
  • Accident on Houston Hwy leaves car overturned

    An accident on Houston Highway left one car rolled over and the driver in serious condition.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Houston Highway and Teakwood drive near Wal Mart. Officials say the driver of a red Dodge Challenger was speeding down Houston Highway, weaving in and out of traffic, when he collided with a black Toyota Tundra. The challenger then flipped on its roof before coming to a rest. The family in the Toyota Tundra received minor injuries from the ac...
  • Drivers And Spectators Gear Up for the Texas Mile Next Weekend

    The Texas Mile Returns To Their New Home at the Victoria, TX Regional Airport this October 27-29   VICTORIA, TEXAS—As the most recognized 1-Mile Top Speed Racing event in the world, the much anticipated Texas Mile returns to the Victoria, Texas Regional Airport October 27-29, 2017. For the past 15 years, the bi-annual event was held every March and October in Goliad and later, Beeville. The Spring 2017 maiden run in Victoria proved to be a compl...
  • Pay It Forward 10-19-17

    It’s a beautiful day, Victoria!  Hi everyone, Tommy Taylor here from Atzenhoffer Chevrolet and i’ve got my 300 bucks with me so you know what that means…it must be Pay it Forward Thursday.  Here’s our beautiful Pay it Forward truck.  If you haven’t participated in our program yet, keep an eye out for this truck every Thursday in our community and get your opportunity to Pay it Forward, Victoria!!! I’m Tommy Taylor with Atzenhoffer C...
  • FEMA offers Harvey recovery information to survivors on Facebook page

    AUSTIN, Texas -Hurricane Harvey survivors looking for real-time information on recovery efforts in Texas can simply follow the FEMA Harvey Facebook page. The social media site, which launched Sep. 12, allows Facebook users to ask questions and receive answers from FEMA about disaster assistance and the recovery process. Followers of www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey can find multilingual information and fact sheets on topics like how to apply for disaster assistance, how to move forward in...
  • Three Matagorda men arrested in major drug bust

    Officers from the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office, Bay City Police Dept., and the Palacios Police Dept. conducted a Narcotic Investigation which obtained information that led to a major drug arrest. A traffic stop was made by the Bay City Police Department in the 1600 block of Ave. F in Bay City on October 6 at around 11:45pm. As a result of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, 1248 grams of methamphetamine was seized along with 50 tablets of ecstasy, a felony a...

  • Victoria Native Supports the Navy’s “Silent Service” Half a World Away

    SANTA RITA, Guam - A 2003 Memorial High School graduate and Victoria, Texas, native is aiding the U.S. Navy’s silent service in the submarine community as part of a hybrid crew of Sailors and civilian mariners working aboard the expeditionary submarine tender, USS Emory S. Land. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Miller is a machinist's mate (nuclear) serving aboard the Guam-based submarine tender, one of two submarine tenders in the U.S. Navy, conducting coordinated tended ...
  • Harvey Survivors Get More Time to Apply for Disaster Assistance

    Austin, Texas – Texans in 41 designated counties who suffered damage and losses from Hurricane Harvey now have until Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, to register for disaster assistance.   Registration is open to survivors in Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagor...
  • President Trump Signs Cornyn Bill to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after a bipartisan bill he authored with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to crack down on elder abuse was signed into law by the President today. The Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act helps to protect seniors from neglect and financial exploitation by strengthening oversight and accountability for guardians and conservators.   “The last thi...
  • US 87 intersection in Nursery receive new traffic lights

    TxDOT crews installed a permanent traffic signal at the intersection of US 87 and FM 447 in Nursery. The new traffic light comes after many accidents occurred at this intersection during construction of the Highway 87 overpass. 

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    Poet couple ready to share work with Victoria community

    Although their individual methods are different, Tom Mandel’s and Beth Joselow’s poetry begins with a focus on language and words before a topic takes shape. “Sitting down and writing about a specific topic happens from time to time, but it’s not common,” Mandel said. “I have the good fortune to be able to write every day, so I often have several projects in the works at once.” Mandel and Joselow will offer a poetry reading as part of the UH...
  • Navarro Street Reduced Beginning on October 20

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City of Victoria will reduce Navarro Street to northbound only traffic from Second Street to Water Street, as well as will close Third Street from Wheeler Street to Navarro Street to through traffic to install utilities beginning on Friday, October 20, 2017.  These road closures are expected to take 2 days, weather permitting. All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses i...
  • Hurricane survivors sue Victoria landlord after families left homeless

    Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid helped four families file a lawsuit against the landlord of Crossroads apartments, Linda's rentals.  During hurricane Harvey, these four plaintiffs sought shelter in Austin, thinking they would be able to come back.  According to the complaint, two weeks after the storm, the company took their personal belongings and rented out their homes after being evacuated to Austin.  The landlord didn't give notice to the tenants, leaving these famil...

  • Hurricanes, Spirit Airlines hurt United Airlines' bottom line

    United Airlines said its third quarter profit fell by one-third as the carrier was hurt by cancellations. 8,300  flights were canceled in the quarter, with many coming after hurricane Harvey forced the closure of Houston's largest airport, which is a major United hub.  Then hurricanes Irma and Maria disrupted flights in Florida and the Caribbean. Another issue hurting United's bottom line - a brutal fare war with budget Spirit Airlines - a fight that is expected to drag do...

  • Twitter looking to crack down on hate speech, sexual harassment

    Twitter has vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment after the company's CEO said the company was still not doing enough to protect its users. The policy changes are specifically aimed at protecting women who may have had nude pictures of themselves distributed online without their knowledge or were subject to unwanted sexual advances. Twitter also hopes to shield groups subject to hateful imagery, symbols or threats of violence
  • Thursday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day: 83% of people will stress

  • Business Killers Workshop

    The Victoria Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop for businesses. "Business Killers" will showcase six mistakes that businesses make that can destroy their futures.  The workshop takes place October 26, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Emerging Technology Complex at 7403 Lone Tree Road Suite 211. 

  • Police and Prosecutors Urge Trump and Sessions to Join Bipartisan Movement for Criminal Justice Reform

    Washington, D.C. — More than 80 of the nation’s leading police chiefs, prosecutors, and sheriffs will gather today in the nation’s capital for the National Law Enforcement Summit on Crime in 2017.   The Group hosting the summit, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, released an open letter and five-point policy plan this morning to President Trump and Attorney General Sessions, urging them to shift away from a “tough on crime”...

  • Calhoun County Fair Livestock Show This Week

    Today was the second day of the Calhoun County Fair in Port Lavaca. The county fair is offering educational programs, livestock show, petting zoo, and carnival. Turnout for the fair has been a success so far. The fair is admitting all first responders for free because of there bravery during Hurricane Harvey. "Whenever we had to leave town for Harvey, a lot of the first responders had to stay behind. They put there lives on the line to protect the community and we wanted to give...

  • Victoria Farm and Ranch Show Next Wednesday and Thursday

    The 2017 South Texas Farm and Ranch Show is taking place October 25th and October 26th at Victoria Community Center.  

  • Brennan Center Wins Suit Against Trump’s Third Muslim Ban

    Today, a federal court in Maryland ruled that President Trump’s third attempt to institute the “Muslim Ban” promised during his presidential campaign was in violation of the law and the Constitution, and cannot be implemented as planned on October 18. The previous two versions of the ban were also struck down by courts. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, together with the Council ...
  • VISD Girls Basketball Opens Practice

    VISD girls basketball opened practice Wednesday. 

  • STJ Football 0-1 In District

    St. Joseph football looks ahead after its district opening loss. 

  • UHV Women's Soccer Faces Big Week

    UHV women's soccer is trying to move up in the Red River Conference standings. 

  • National School Bus Safety tip of the week

    This week is National School Bus Safety week, a public education program created by the National Association for Pupil Transportation to heighten awareness of school bus and student pedestrian safety. In recognition of School Bus Safety Week, this week’s traffic safety tip is Passing a School Bus - TX Transportation Code 545.066 (a) An operator on a highway, when approaching from either direction a school bus stopped on the highway to receive or discharge a student: (1) shal...
  • Marq Perez pre-trial conference update

    During the Marq Perez pre-trial conference, it was revealed the prosecution made a new round of discovery evidence available to the defense, which includes grand jury transcripts.

  • Walk to End Lupus taking place this Saturday

    The University of Houston-Victoria and the Lupus Foundation are holding their 3rd annual Walk to End Lupus and Fun Run this Saturday from 8 to 11 am. The walk is aimed at spreading awareness and receiving funds to find a cure for Lupus. 

  • BBB warn residents of Medicare enrollment scam

    The Better Business Bureau is warning residents of a Medicare enrollment scam taking place around the Crossroads. BBB officials say scammers have been taking advantage of open enrollment season to pressure applicants over the phone and in person into providing sensitive information, like Social Security numbers and Medicare ID numbers. 

  • Mental Health Task Force created for Texas schools and universities affected by Hurricane Harvey

    AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to mobilize the statewide mental health response in Texas schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey. At the request of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is spearheading the effort in partnership with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC), in coll...
  • Victoria County debris removal pick up

    Thank you to our community for all of your patience and assistance in cleaning up the County. Now for some important dates: Victoria County has collected 120,000 cubic yards of debris and is wrapping up its first pass of debris removal this week. The second pass will begin Monday, October 23. Any debris that is not placed in the right-of-way by OCTOBER 23 will NOT be picked up. Please help us help you by putting your vegetative and construction/demolition debris out now. We don&rsq...
  • Air travel consumer report reveals Harvey's impact on flight delays

    The latest monthly air travel consumer report reveals Hurricane Harvey's impact on flight delays and cancellations.  The transportation department released its monthly air travel consumer report which found the 12 airlines it covers canceled 2.2 % of their flights in August - up from 1.4 % the same month last year. Many of those cancellations were the result of Hurricane Harvey which shut down both major airports in Houston for several days  77.1 % of flights arrived o...
  • Flight Cancellations Up from Last Year

    The Transportation Department released its monthly air travel consumer report which found the 12 airlines it covers canceled 2.2 percent of their flights in august - up from 1.4 percent the same month last year.  Many of those cancellations were the result of Hurricane Harvey which shut down both major airports in Houston for several days.  77.1 percent of flights arrived on time, down slightly from august of 2016. 
  • Wednesday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day:

  • East Football's Tough Loss

    East football dropped to 0-2 in district after a three-point loss to Lamar Consolidated. 

  • West volleyball sweeps Fulshear

    West volleyball added another district win on their home court Tuesday night. 

  • H.S. Volleyball Finals

    Here are Tuesday night's area high school volleyball finals.

  • Actor John Dunsworth dead at 71

    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) - A Canadian actor best known for his role as an alcoholic trailer park supervisor in the Netflix comedy series "Trailer Park Boys" has died. John Dunsworth was 71.      His daughter, Sarah Dunsworth, announced his death on Twitter on Monday, saying in a statement that her father died "peacefully after a short and unexpected illness." She didn't say where or when Dunsworth died. Ryan Cameron, a spokesman for the actor, tells...
  • Harvey Survivors Sue Landlord for Taking Their Possessions and Homes

    VICTORIA, Texas – Texas RioGrande Legal Aid filed suit on behalf of four Hurricane Harvey survivors whose Victoria landlord took their personal belongings and rented out their homes after they had been evacuated to an Austin shelter. The plaintiffs are seeking damages from the owners and operators of their apartment complex for wrongful eviction, breach of contract, and unlawfully taking their personal property. “This adds insult to injury,” said Hank Bostwick, th...
  • Debris pick-up in Victoria

    Put Household & Construction Debris Out NOW for Pick-Up NOW is the time to place any household and/or construction debris left by Hurricane Harvey at your curb for the City’s contractors to collect. The contractors are making ONE PASS ONLY to collect the debris. If your house is missed because your debris is not out by the curb, our contractors cannot go back by and pick it up. REMINDER: Don’t forget to place debris in separate piles; for example, home debris in one p...
  • Bay City teen found dead, police investigate as homicide

    The Bay City Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) served a felony warrant in the 2000 Block of Herreth Ave in Bay City, Texas on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 2:58 a.m. An aggravated robbery was being investigated by the Bay City ISD Police Department for an incident that happened on Bay City ISD school property after school hours.

  • VFD hold fire truck show for Tiny Sprouts Academy

    The Victoria Fire Department visited Tiny sprouts academy today, hoping to inform and inspire their young children. Tiny Sprouts Academy and the Victoria Fire Department held it's second annual fire truck show to properly prepare kids, some as young as two years old, in the event of an emergency. 

  • Harvey survivors file suit against local apartment complex

    VICTORIA, Texas – Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid filed suit on behalf of four Hurricane Harvey survivors whose Victoria landlord took their personal belongings and rented out their homes after they had been evacuated to an Austin shelter. 

  • Jackson County encourages residents to sign up for 911 notifications

    Jackson County law enforcement all residents to sign up for their Reverse 911 alert system. This is a self-registration portal where anyone in Jackson County can enter their own cell phone numbers and land lines for calls from Reverse 9-1-1 when there is something the Sheriff's Office needs to notify the public of. If you have not registered your phones, please do so here.  

  • UHV Women's Golf Wraps Up First 2017 Tourney

    Each UHV women's golfer improved Tuesday on their opening round score as the Jaguars posted a final round 358 to finish seventh at the Alamo City Classic. 

  • Goliad Court change library hours; limit citizen's comment time

    The Goliad County Commissioner's court announced a couple of changes this week, including a change in library hours and how citizen's communicate with the Commissioner's court.

  • East Vs. West Football Ticket Sales Info

    Here is ticket sales information for the East Vs. West football game. 

  • UHV Soccer Players Earn Conference Honors

    Two UHV soccer players earn Red River Conference honors. 

  • Execution for a Houston killer

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A Texas death row inmate known in Houston as the "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way his victims were strangled is facing lethal injection.   Anthony Allen Shore's clemency request has been refused by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and his court appeals appear exhausted, clearing the way for his execution Wednesday evening.   The 55-year-old Shore was convicted of using a stick to tightly twist a cord around the neck of 21-year-o...
  • Museum librarian turns love of art into first-of-its-kind book

    Robert Craig Bunch enjoys art of all kinds, but he has a particular fondness for pieces that incorporate found objects. “It’s so fascinating because the pieces could come from literally anywhere,” said Bunch, who will speak at UHV on Oct. 14. “It could be something the artist found on the street, bits of wood, an item from a store or even bits of soap. 

  • Update on Texas hot air balloon crash

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on a federal investigation into a 2016 Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people, the worst disaster of its kind in U.S. history (all times local):   ___   10:15 a.m.   Investigators say the pilot of a Texas hot air balloon that crashed and killed 16 people flew with enough Benadryl in his system to have the equivalent blood-alcohol level of a drunken driver.   National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Tuesday a...
  • The latest on the California Wildfires.

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):   8:25 p.m.   Authorities say roughly 34,000 people remain evacuated from wildfires in Northern California that broke out a week ago.   The number is dramatically lower than a high of nearly 100,000 on Saturday in Sonoma, Napa and other counties.   The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the death toll remains at 41 with more than 5,700 homes and structures destr...
  • Economy Remains Strong Despite Hurricane Harvey's Impact

    Hurricane Harvey may have been damaging to Victoria, but the storm only had a slight impact on the economy. 

  • Student food pantry opens for business

    University of Houston-Victoria students Melissa Torres, left, a San Antonio junior; Eliana Truss, a Chicago junior; and Brianna Torres, a San Antonio freshman; display some of the food items available in JP’s Market during Thursday’s open house event. The market is a food pantry for students from UHV and Victoria College.

  • Tuesday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day: 32% of parents admit...

  • Vine street Closure beginning October 17th.

    VICTORIA, TEXAS) Beginning on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the City will close both Vine Street from Power Avenue to North Street and Stayton Avenue from Victoria Street to Moody Street to through traffic to install utilities. These road closures are expected to take 4 days, weather permitting.   All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses in the work zone. Through-traffic can avoid delays in the work...
  • West Football Gets Ready For East

    West football goes into the city championship game coming off a loss. 

  • East Tennis Wins Bi-District Playoff

    The East Titans Tennis Team defeated San Antonio Edison 10-5 to claim their first Bi-District Championship. 

  • UHV Baseball Opens Fall Practice

    UHV baseball started fall practice in an unusual place Monday. 

  • City update on Harvey debris clean up.

    City Making More Progress on Recovery from Harvey - Monday, October 16 Update Each day, a lot of hard work across the City of Victoria is pushing the impact of Hurricane Harvey further and further behind us. CONSTRUCTION AND TREE DEBRIS UPDATE The City’s contractor, AshBritt, is now in its second week of household and construction debris collection. Crews are working seven days a week, 12 hours a day, to pick-up debris throughout the City. The contractor is also finishing up...
  • Governor Abbott Extends Suspension Of Rules Relating To Vehicle Registration And Inspection For Victims Of Harvey

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today extended the temporary waiver suspending rules relating to vehicle registration and inspection for victims of Hurricane Harvey. This extension will allow Texans who reside in counties named in the federal disaster declaration to avoid penalties for failure to timely register a vehicle or obtain a vehicle inspection. This extension will help alleviate the regulatory burdens for Texans working to rebuild followi...
  • Famous Goliad Chapel Restores Century Old Pews

    A piece of Goliad history is getting a makeover at the famous Presidio La Bahia. 

  • UHV Women's Golf Opens In S.A,

    UHV women’s golf opened the 2017-18 golf season with a slow start Monday. 

  • Several Gulf Coast mayors to discuss the effect of Harvey at public luncheon.

    Hear from several Gulf Coast mayors on how they weathered the storm. Also you can see what is ahead for the region. A conversation on Harvey and the coast will be held on Tuesday October 17th from 11:30am-1pm at Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex at 7403 Lone Tree Rd Victoria, TX 77905. This event is free and open to the public. The panelist include: Charles Bujan, mayor of Port Aransas Paul Polasek, mayor of Victoria C.J. Wax, mayor of Rockport Jack Whitlow, ...
  • TxDot removes 10 million cubic feet in Harvey aftermath

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation has collected more than 10 million cubic feet of debris – or the equivalent of about 186 football fields – in the four districts most impacted by Hurricane Harvey since landfall August 25. From Corpus Christi to Houston and numerous towns in between, TxDOT crews have worked tirelessly to help clear roadways and help citizens in their ongoing recovery efforts. “We continue to deliver much needed service to those c...

  • TxDOT installs temporary traffic signal off Highway 87

    Nursery  – TxDOT crews have installed a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of US 87 and FM 447 in Nursery. The signal is currently in flash mode and will be fully operational beginning on Wednesday, October 18th. The traffic signal will remain in place for the duration of the construction project. The US 87 overpass is expected to be finished in the fall of 2018. Hunter Industries was awarded the project last year for $10.8 million. For more information you c...

  • Victoria crime stoppers search for suspects in convenience store robbery

    A woman was followed from her bank to a local convenience store on October 6.  Once there, her withdrawal was stolen from her.  The suspects were in a white or silver Chevrolet Tahoe seen in this video.  They left the store very quickly after the theft.  Several customers in the parking lot of the store witnessed this crime and investigators with the Victoria Count Sheriff’s Office are asking for their help. 

  • Newest VPD Officer Takes Oath of Office

    This morning the VPD had the privilege of Nathaniel Arnold joining our ranks after he took the oath of office. He is shown here with Chief Jeff Craig (on left) and Assistant Chief John M. Ray (on right). Officer Arnold recently moved to Victoria from the Houston area. He is an Eagle Scout, the highest rank of achievement with the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Walk to cure Lupus

    The Lupus Foundation of America, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter will have its 2nd annual Walk to END Lupus Now & Fun Run - Discover Your Power. The event will help raise funding for lupus research, education programs and patient assistant grants for under-insured lupus patients. The event will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  It will be located at University of Houston-Victoria: 3007 N Ben Wilson St, Victoria, TX 77901. Registration ends ...

  • Wells Fargo ATMs Launch NFC-Enabled Mobile Wallet Capability

    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) announced that debit card customers have another way to use the company’s ATMs without their card -- “tap and pay” near-field communication (NFC) functionality that is launching at more than 5,000 ATMs across the country. The feature is activated using a mobile phone’s mobile wallet feature. More than 40% of Wells Fargo ATMs have functioning NFC capability, with the goal of upgrading the...

  • USPS recognizes African American experience with 'Celebrating African American History and Culture' Forever stamp

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today issued the Celebrating African American History and Culture commemorative Forever stamp as a special tribute to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture during a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony. The stamp art is based on a photograph by Alan Karchmer. 

  • Juvenile arrested in connection with recent burglaries in Bay City

    Over the weekend there were several burglaries reported on the north end of town. A combined effort between an alert citizen and officers led to a possible suspect. In turn that led to a 14 year old male being detained on three counts of Burglary of a Vehicle and three counts of Engaging in Criminal Activity. 

  • 3 people in critical condition after oil rig explosion in Louisiana

    KENNER, La. (AP) - A Louisiana sheriff says three people remain in critical condition, with two of them in a burn unit after an explosion at an energy plant on a lake near New Orleans.      At a Monday morning news conference, Jefferson Parrish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said a fire on the rig was still burning. Authorities expected the blaze to eventually burn itself out.  

  • Newscenter25 at Cuero Turkeyfest 2017

    Newscenter25's Don Brubaker, Amie Hudspeth, Bill Alexander, Adrianna Garcia, Trey Meynig, James Munoz, Jesse Kelley, Connor Flanagan, Rolando Ramirez and Amber Joseph waved their way through the Turkeyfest Parade.  The 45th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest is underway. Ruby Begonia won the Great Gobbler Gallop. Sunday, Oct. 15th is a free day for all at all Turkeyfest gates.  For more go to www.turkeyfest.org. Follow the event on social media with #CueroTurkeyfest. 

  • Monday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day: 

  • UHV soccer dominates Jarvis-Christian

    UHV soccer was in home action Saturday at The Cage, taking on Jarvis Christian. 

  • THSBCA Donates Baseball Equipment to Teams

    Many area baseball teams that were affected by Hurricane Harvey were able to pick up a little relief Saturday in Victoria. 

  • H.S. Volleyball Scores

    Here are Friday night's area high school volleyball scores. 

  • Friday Football Fever Scoreboard

    Here are the Friday Football Fever final scores 

  • East Football Loses A Heartbreaker

    East football almost played its third overtime game of the season. 

  • Refugio Wins Big Against Ganado

    Refugio wins big 48-0 against Ganado Indians. The Bobcats will play Yorktown next week. 
  • STJ Football Loses District Opener

    St. Joseph football's first game at Patti Welder Stadium turned out to be a loss. 

  • Cuero Football Wins District Opener

    Cuero football remains unbeaten, but it was tough. 

  • Constitution Street Closed Beginning on October 16

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City will close Constitution Street to through traffic from Craig Street to Victoria Street to install utilities beginning on Monday, October 16, 2017, t.  This road closure is expected to take 2 days, weather permitting. All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses in the work zone.  

  • Gov. Abbott's Commission To Rebuild Texas Update

    AUSTIN - In visiting this week with many of our smaller communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, I am heartened by the progress being made. Texans remain resolute and united. Schools and businesses are reopening. And while the road ahead will be long as many survivors of the storm’s devastation are still facing seemingly impossible challenges, I am confident that Texas will emerge from this disaster stronger than ever before. I thank our local leaders for all they are doing...
  • Victoria Street Closed Beginning on October 16

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City will close Victoria Street to through traffic from Santa Rosa Street to Juan Linn Street to install utilities beginning on Monday, October 16, 2017, t.  This road closure is expected to take 2 days, weather permitting. All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses in the work zone. Through-traffic can avoid delays in the work zone by seeking alternate routes. This c...
  • Morgan Murphy Media Donates More than 100,000 Meals to Food Bank

    Morgan Murphy Media employees from across the United States made personal donations to support the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent to help residents struggling after Harvey.

  • Sen. Cruz: Decertifying Iran Compliance Is the Right First Step

      Praises the Trump Administration’s determination to withhold certification of Iran deal and designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror organization WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today praised President Trump’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) and designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for its material support to terrorism, p...
  • Disney chooses UHV professor to write movie novel adaptation

    As Disney prepares to release its latest movie, “Coco,” in November, a novelization of the story written by a University of Houston-Victoria faculty member already is on bookstore shelves. “Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes and Family” was released Oct. 10. The book adaptation of the film was written by Diana López, a UHV associate professor of creative writing. 

  • UHV Women's Golf Opens Season Monday

    UHV women's golf tees off its season in the Alamo City.

  • President Trump lays out Iran strategy

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says Iran is not living up to the "spirit" of the nuclear deal that it signed in 2015. He's announcing a new strategy in a speech at the White House.      Trump says the administration will seek to counter the regime's destabilizing activities and will impose additional sanctions on the regime to block its financing of terrorism.      The president says the new strategy will also seek to address the prol...

  • VCSO search for missing woman

    The Victoria County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing woman. Jerri Lynn Hord, 48, is a white female, 5’02”, 240 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Jerri Lynn Hord has not been seen or heard from since September, 29, 2017. She is believed to be in between Victoria, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas. She may also be using the name Jerri Lynn Brown. Missing Person is entered in TCIC/NCIC. Anyone with information about this missing person should call Fort Worth Po...
  • Texas Delegation Secures $15 Billion in Disaster Funds in Emergency Funding Bill

    WASHINGTON, DC – After a late night meeting with leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, and consulting with Governor Abbott, members of the Texas delegation have identified nearly $15 billion of emergency funding for Texas to be included in the emergency disaster funding bill expected to be voted on later today in the House. In a telephone call with members of the Texas Delegation, Governor Abbott expressed his commitment to continuing to work with the Texas Congressiona...
  • Friday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day: 

  • Thursday's Question of the Day

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  • STJ Volleyball Stays Perfect In District

    St. Joe volleyball stays perfect in district. 

  • Congressman Farenthold Votes for Additional Hurricane Relief Funding

    WASHINGTON– Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) voted Thursday in support of additional funding for Hurricane Harvey relief. “I voted for this legislation because we cannot delay much needed flood insurance payments to Texans who paid for flood insurance and were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey,” said Congressman Farenthold. “This measure includes nearly $15 billion of emergency funds available for Texas.” “On Monday I toured areas that wer...
  • USDA Provides Programs and Loans To Help Farmers and Ranchers

    Lost crops and livestock has been the majority of the claims received by the USDA. The Natural Resource Conservation Service office  is able to assist.  

  • Calhoun County Fair Parade This Saturday

    The kickoff to Calhoun County Fair will be this Saturday with a parade. This year's parade will be dedicated to the people of Harvey.  We spoke with the parade coordinator and she believes this parade will bring a sense of normalcy back to Port Lavaca. "It is a way bring the community together and everything that has happened with Harvey. We have experienced some negative happenings and aftermath and cleanup. It is a time to get out there and get everyone excited for the fa...

  • Goodwin Avenue and Commercial Street Closed Beginning on October 13

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City will close both Goodwin Avenue and Commercial Street to through traffic from Craig Street to Victoria Street to install utilities beginning on Friday, October 13, 2017.  These road closures are expected to take 1 day, weather permitting. All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses in the work zone. Through-traffic can avoid delays in the work zone by seeking alternate rou...
  • Victoria Lands Major Pro Golf Tourney

    Victoria Country Club will host a major pro golf tourney next August. 

  • Athletes Of The Week: West Offensive Line

    Our Athletes Of The Week are the West offensive linemen. 

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance now available for Caldwell and Grimes Counties

    AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that Caldwell and Grimes counties have been added to Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. TWC is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Individuals who live in, work in, or travel through these two counties must submit an application by November 13, 2017.

  • Zac Lentz Parkway Frontage Road Reduced Beginning on October 13

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City will reduce the westbound frontage road of Zac Lentz Parkway to one lane from N. Navarro Street to Briggs Boulevard to install utility lines beginning on Wednesday, October 13, 2017. 

  • Guerrilla Gourmet celebrate National Gumbo Day

    Today is National Gumbo Day and local restaurant Guerrilla Gourmet is preparing the meal in honor of Gumbo's big day. The restaurant has been making gumbo since the early days of Guerrilla Gourmet and, to mark the occasion, the restaurant has been serving gumbo all day.

  • UHV Soccer Wins Twice In Tyler

    Here are the UHV soccer results from today’s games against Texas College. 

  • Vickers Elementary give donation to Texas Zoo

    Vickers Elementary students and staff worked together to provide a large donation to the Texas Zoo's ongoing restoration efforts. All students, from Pre-K to 5th grade, worked together through a coin drive to provide the donation to the Texas Zoo. 

  • West Cross Country Runner Qualifies For Regionals

    A West freshman cross country runner is going to Regionals. 

  • Port Lavaca woman victim of caller ID spoofing

    Several individuals in Port Lavaca received a mysterious call from their own numbers last night and were concerned it had something to do with fraud. Newscenter 25 conducted and investigation and received this information from an AT&T spokesperson. 

  • Threat to St. Joseph students deemed a hoax

    A threat of a shooting at St Joseph High School turned out to be a  hoax Wednesday evening.  "There is no threat to students or the school," Shandee Harrell, St. Joseph's communications coordinator said.  Rumors swirled Wednesday evening of a shooting scheduled to happen at the high school Thursday.  Harrell said the rumor is false.  

  • Pay It Forward 10-12-2017

    Hey folks, it’s Tommy Taylor with Atzenhoffer Chevrolet.  It’s Pay it Forward Thursday.  I’ve got my 300 dollars and our beautiful Pay it Forward truck and you know the routine, the first person that comes up to the truck and stops me, I’m gonna give them 300 dollars to give them their opportunity to Pay it Forward, Victoria! I’m Tommy Taylor from Atzenhoffer Chevrolet in Victoria.  Tell us your name.  Pete Ramos.  Nice to meet y...
  • FEMA Hurricane Harvey Relief Update

    FEMA has provided an update on their work in Victoria County and the surrounding counties in the Crossroads. FEMA representatives, since October 10th, have applied or registered over 29,000 people in need of financial assistance.

  • Elevating Your Flood Damaged Home to Avoid Future Damage

    Texas homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey may have to elevate their homes to meet community floodplain management regulations. Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) require all homes being substantially improved, or homes that have sustained substantial damage, to be built or elevated to, or above, the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). 

  • Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Update

    The Salvation Army of Victoria provided update information about their efforts to support Victoria after Hurricane Harvey. Since August 20th, the Salvation Army has provided over 56,000 meals, 83,000 drinks and 100,000 snacks to Victoria County, Calhoun County and Refugio County. 

  • Jackson County Youth Fair begins Wednesday

    "Jackson County Youth Fair Bringing Fun, Games and More For The 68th Year!" EDNA, Texas - Mark your calendars for the 68th Annual Jackson County Youth Fair this October 11-14 in Edna, TX at the Brackenridge Main Event Center! 

  • New details emerge as 10 charged in LSU fraternity hazing death

    On 09/14/2017, LSU Police was contacted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Corner's Office that a male LSU student, later identified as Maxwell Gruver, was transported by two other male subjects to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Gruver was pronounced dead at the hospital due to what appeared to be an overdose of alcoholic beverages.

  • STJ Football To Start District

    St. Joe football opens district action Friday night. 

  • UHV Men's Soccer Still Nationally Ranked

    UHV men's soccer gets votes in the NAIA Coaches National Top 25 for the second straight week. 

  • Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

    In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages: Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits ...
  • Victoria College President Talks About the Future at Chamber Luncheon

    Victoria College is working with the Texas higher education board to ensure that 60% of Texans between 24-35 years old have a higher education degree. Victoria is a long way from meeting that goal. "About 10,000 credited students by year 2030 is where we would need to be. We would need to see that added enrollment growth continued and also adult based grow as well," said Dr  David Hinds. The one way to increase future enrollment is to reach out to our youth. " We ...

  • National Orthodontic Health Month

    October is National Orthodontic Health month. Orthodontists want the public to be aware of different options or treatments to fix misaligned teeth or your overall smile. You normally see kids and teenagers get braces but the number of adults who receive orthodontic work is growing. "There are multiple treatment options for patients who are really self conscious about putting on metal brackets. I think it also gives more adult patients self confidence," said Dr Afridi. ...

  • Farmer Association provides Harvey disaster assistance

    Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association is coordinating Farm Aid Family Farmer Disaster Relief Fund for those affected by Hurricane Harvey Family farmers in Texas can now access much-needed relief following Hurricane Harvey. Farm Aid has partnered with the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) to distribute emergency relief grants to help farmers meet household expenses.

  • VCSO arrests three drug dealers in raid

    The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit conducted a successful operation when they took down three drug dealers and executed two search warrants on October 10th. Deputies arrested the suspects who were conducting an illegal enterprise in the city of Victoria. 

  • Cruz, Cornyn Urge Amazon to Locate New HQ in Texas

    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos today making the case for Texas to be the home for Amazon’s newly announced second headquarters. Multiple metropolitan areas in Texas are pursuing the new facility.  

  • Victoria Street Closed Beginning on October 12 to install utilities

    (VICTORIA, TEXAS) The City will close the following streets to through traffic to install utilities for one day, weather permitting beginning on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Victoria Street from Commercial Street to Nueces Street. 

  • DPS Highlights School Bus Safety Efforts

    AUSTIN – In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to comply with laws prohibiting drivers from passing school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate the law. 

  • Wednesday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day: 

  • Citizens employees receive help after Harvey

    More than one month after Hurricane Harvey, many residents are still struggling to rebuild, including some employees of Citizens Medical Center. 

  • Titans fall to Sandies in district volleyball action

    East volleyball and Calhoun faced off Tuesday at East High School for a district 27-5A matchup. 

  • Victoria College hosts FEMA Q&A session

    Victoria College hosted a FEMA Question & Answer session Tuesday for residents needing financial help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 

  • H.S. Volleyball Scores

    Here are Tuesday night's area high school volleyball finals. 

  • Smithsonian Experts Help Harvey Survivors Salvage Family Treasures

    AUSTIN, Texas – Survivors of Hurricane Harvey can learn how to salvage and stabilize household treasures damaged by the storm from Smithsonian Institution preservation experts who are visiting three State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) this week. Among the heirlooms that might be salvageable are photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and other keepsakes. 

  • East Football Heads To Homecoming

    East football hopes Homecoming is better than its game last week at Angleton. 

  • UHV Women's Soccer Looks For Conference Wins

    UHV women's soccer stands at 1-3 in Red River play. 

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    Governor Abbott Meets With Local Officials In Hurricane Affected Cities

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today continued his tour of Harvey affected cities, traveling to five impacted communities along the Texas coast. During his visit, the Governor, along with Commission to Rebuild Texas Commissioner John Sharp, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Commissioner George P. Bush met with local leaders in these areas including Mayors, Legislators, County Judges, and other officials. During the meetings, the...
  • VC Police Department Reacts To Texas Tech Shooting

    Last night a Texas Tech University campus police officer was shot and killed on by a student. Today Victoria College Campus Police Chief Appelt says what happened is a tragedy and a possibility officers face every day. However, the likeliness of this event happening on Victoria College's campus is unlikely as the student do not live on campus  "Here at Victoria College, we have a lot less crime than what you'd see at some of the bigger university's," Chief Appelt s...

  • Vine Street Closed Beginning on October 11

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City will close Vine Street to through traffic from North Street to Nueces Street to install utilities Beginning on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This road closure is expected to take 1 day, weather permitting. All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses in the work zone.  Through-traffic can avoid delays in the work zone by seeking alternate routes. This construction is par...
  • Victoria County making progress on debris pickup

    Its been nearly six weeks since hurricane Harvey, and Victoria County Commissioners warn that time is running out on certain debris pickup opportunities.  Victoria County Commissioner Gary Burns spoke to the crowd at this mornings Victoria County partnership meeting  about the progress of debris removal in the county. Burns says that 95 percent of the first pass of tree limb and brush removal is complete, with several more passes still planned. Pick up for constructio...

  • Bay City Juvenile detained in connection to car burglaries

    Over the weekend there were several burglaries reported on the north end of Bay City. A combined effort between an alert citizen and officers led to a possible suspect. In turn that led to a 14 year old boy being detained on three counts of Burglary of a Vehicle and three counts of Engaging in Criminal Activity. 

  • Mobile App Helps Texas Survivors Find Participating Hotels

    Texas residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey and eligible for the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program can find participating hotels online with the TSA hotel app. TSA is for eligible disaster survivors who have a continuing need for short-term accommodation after temporary shelters have closed and they are still unable to return to their homes. 

  • Glass Street Closed Beginning on October 11

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City will close Glass Street to through traffic from North Street to Rio Grande Street to install utilities on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This road closure is expected to take 1 day, weather permitting. 

  • AIG takes hit from hurricanes

    Recent natural disasters are expected to take their toll on insurance giant american international group.  AIG said it expects to record pre-tax catastrophe losses of somewhere between $2.9 and $3.1 billion in the quarter.   The company estimates hurricane Harvey will cost between $1.1 and $1.2 billion and Irma's cost will be more than $1 billion. Hurricane maria losses will be between $600 and $700 million.  And the Mexico earthquakes are expected to ring up a tot...
  • VISD Football Ticket Sales Info

    Here is the VISD football ticket sales info for this week. 

  • Consumers are expected to spend more this holiday season

    The National Retail Federation is predicting consumers will spend more this holiday season - at least about three and a half percent more.  But there is one big unknown- how the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma will affect spending along the gulf coast and Florida.  Consumers who are repairing and rebuilding their homes may have to limit their holiday shopping.  Additionally, some stores damaged during the storms might not reopen in time for the holidays.  

  • Gov. Abbott offers Lubbock PD assistance after Texas Tech shooting

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement on the shooting that occurred at Texas Tech University this evening:      "First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family of the police officer killed at Texas Tech University. I have spoken to Chancellor Robert Duncan to offer my condolences, and I have mobilized the Texas Department of Public Safety to offer any assistance to the Lubbock Police Department. As the Texas Tech campus deals with th...
  • Goliad Deputies Searching for Missing 17-Year-Old

    Goliad County Sheriff’s Deputies have issued a statewide bulletin for a missing 17-year-old girl. Tabetha Lynn Sylvester, who also goes by Tabetha Lynn Sylvester-Diebel, 17, was reported missing from her grandparents’ home on Diebel Road on Monday. She was last seen around 9:30pm Sunday evening (Oct. 8) at the residence by her grandfather as he was going to bed. She was found to be missing from the home on Monday morning shortly after 7:00am. Sylvester reportedly has fr...
  • Events that led up to the shooting of a police officer at Texas Tech

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas Tech University student confessed to killing a campus police officer who was booking him on a drug possession charge.  Det. Thomas Bonds of the Lubbock city police department says in an affidavit released Tuesday that 19-year-old Hollis Daniels III wasn't handcuffed while campus police officer Floyd East Jr. was processing him Monday.      Bonds says another officer left the room and then heard a loud bang. When he ret...
  • ICT Distributes Life Saving Smoke Alarms

                The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) has distributed 2,000 smoke alarms to fire departments in 20 Texas cities this fall during its annual We’re Out to Alarm Texas smoke alarm campai  ...

  • Sen. Cruz Touts Tax Relief Legislation for Texans Impacted by Harvey

    REFUGIO, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today made several stops in the Corpus Christi area, where he visited storm victims and community leaders and shared how storm-impacted Texans can receive significant tax relief from his recent legislation signed into law by President Trump and co-sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). In Rockport, Sen. Cruz received a briefing from the Aransas County Commissioners Court. Then, Sen. Cruz tra...

  • FEMA Question & Answer session at Victoria College on Tuesday

    Victoria College is hosting a FEMA Q&A for area residents with questions about an application for assistance. The free event will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the VC Student Center, accessible from VC’s main entrance off Red River St. Representatives from FEMA will provide information on eligibility, the application process, deadlines for applying for individual assistance and the appeal process. There will also be presentations by the Small Business Administ...
  • Trial begins for first of 154 bikers involved in 2015 Waco Shootout

    WACO, Texas (AP) - Jury selection is to begin for the first trial stemming from a deadly 2015 shootout between bikers and police in Waco.      The selection process in the trial of Christopher "Jake" Carrizal is scheduled to being Tuesday in Waco.      The Dallas chapter president of the Bandidos motorcycle club is the first to stand trial of 154 bikers indicted after the shootings that killed nine people and wounded 20 others outside a Waco res...
  • Tuesday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day

  • Officer killed at Texas Tech University

    LUBBOCK, Texas - Police apprehended a 19-year-old student accused of fatally shooting a Texas Tech University police officer at the campus police station. University officials issued an alert saying the suspect was taken into custody and that the campus lock down order had been lifted. In an earlier statement, the university identified the suspect as Hollis Daniels.

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    • UHV Men's Soccer Wins Again

      UHV men's soccer stays tied for the Red River lead. 

    • STJ Volleyball Stays Unbeaten In District

      St. Joseph volleyball remains unbeaten in district. 

    • UHV Women's Soccer Loses Conference Home Game

      UHV women's soccer lost its next to last home game of the season. 

    • No Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Golf Tourney This Year

      There will not be a Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity golf tournament this year. In a letter to supporters this week, Claud Jacobs, a life member of the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch board of directors, said that under circumstances brought on by Harvey, they felt that this was the best decision for everyone involved in the event. This is the first time in 33 years that the tournament will not be played.
    • City Championship Pre-Game Spirit

      Big pre-game pep rallies at East and West Thursday. 

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    • Stay safe this Halloween with NFPA’s fire safety tips

      October 20, 2017 – Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes. Fortunately, fire risks can be avoided by following the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Halloween safety precautions. “Halloween brings out creativity in people of all...
    • Davidson House fire

      Their was a structure fire on Davidson lane and 236, the blaze started at around 5 pm today. Volunteer fire crews from Mission Valley and Victoria County were the first to respond to the fire. The fire Marshall said they battled the blaze for about 45 minutes. They remained on scene to make sure the fire did not rekindle or start again. They said the whole house was burned and damaged. They were only able to save some outside structures. Fire Marshall Richard Castillo tells us if...
    • Victoria Water Plant Update

      Its been several weeks since hurricane Harvey hit the crossroads and forced the water plant here to shut down for an extended period of time. after the hurricane, the city lost power to its total water system. Both the primary and the backup electrical grids went out. When these grids lost their power,  it left many without water for several days. O.C Garza, the city communication director, says the city now has a plan in place to ensure this does not happen again "City C...
    • Cornyn, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan  Prison Reform Bill

      WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced the Corrections Oversight, Recidivism Reduction, and Eliminating Costs for Taxpayers In Our National System (CORRECTIONS) Act, which is based on successful criminal justice reforms from states like Texas and Rhode Island that have lowered recidivism rates, reduced crime, and saved taxpayer dollars.  Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is an original cosponsor of the legislation.  ...
    • The Pumpkin Patch at First United Methodist Church

      The church has been holding pumpkin patches for the public since 1995. Pumpkins grow in many sizes and shapes. 

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  • Home Builders Across the Country Optimistic

    Home builders are more optimistic than they've been in months, looking beyond a recent slowdown in new home sales as well as the possibility of rising labor and materials costs following recent hurricanes.  That National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Builder Sentiment index rose four points this month to 68 - the highest reading since may.  Any reading above 50 is a sign builders see sales conditions as good, rather than poor.
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    • Harvey Survivors Sue Landlord for Taking Their Possessions and Homes

      VICTORIA, Texas – Texas RioGrande Legal Aid filed suit on behalf of four Hurricane Harvey survivors whose Victoria landlord took their personal belongings and rented out their homes after they had been evacuated to an Austin shelter. The plaintiffs are seeking damages from the owners and operators of their apartment complex for wrongful eviction, breach of contract, and unlawfully taking their personal property. “This adds insult to injury,” said Hank Bostwick, th...
    • Harvey Survivors Get More Time to Apply for Disaster Assistance

      Austin, Texas – Texans in 41 designated counties who suffered damage and losses from Hurricane Harvey now have until Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, to register for disaster assistance.   Registration is open to survivors in Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Caldwell, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagor...
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    • Navarro Street Reduced Beginning on October 20

      VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City of Victoria will reduce Navarro Street to northbound only traffic from Second Street to Water Street, as well as will close Third Street from Wheeler Street to Navarro Street to through traffic to install utilities beginning on Friday, October 20, 2017.  These road closures are expected to take 2 days, weather permitting. All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses i...
    • Trump agrees to new Harvey relief funds for Texas

        President Donald Trump agreed Thursday to a new storm relief package with money earmarked specifically for people hit by Hurricane Harvey, according to Texas U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. An unspecified sum, which is expected to come before Congress in November, would be in addition to $36.5 billion in general disaster aid that the Senate was poised to approve late Thursday night or early Friday for Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other areas hit by natural disasters. Gov. Greg A...
    • Drivers And Spectators Gear Up for the Texas Mile Next Weekend

      The Texas Mile Returns To Their New Home at the Victoria, TX Regional Airport this October 27-29   VICTORIA, TEXAS—As the most recognized 1-Mile Top Speed Racing event in the world, the much anticipated Texas Mile returns to the Victoria, Texas Regional Airport October 27-29, 2017. For the past 15 years, the bi-annual event was held every March and October in Goliad and later, Beeville. The Spring 2017 maiden run in Victoria proved to be a compl...
    • Victoria County debris removal pick up

      Thank you to our community for all of your patience and assistance in cleaning up the County. Now for some important dates: Victoria County has collected 120,000 cubic yards of debris and is wrapping up its first pass of debris removal this week. The second pass will begin Monday, October 23. Any debris that is not placed in the right-of-way by OCTOBER 23 will NOT be picked up. Please help us help you by putting your vegetative and construction/demolition debris out now. We don&rsq...
    • Three Matagorda men arrested in major drug bust

      Officers from the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office, Bay City Police Dept., and the Palacios Police Dept. conducted a Narcotic Investigation which obtained information that led to a major drug arrest. A traffic stop was made by the Bay City Police Department in the 1600 block of Ave. F in Bay City on October 6 at around 11:45pm. As a result of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, 1248 grams of methamphetamine was seized along with 50 tablets of ecstasy, a felony a...

    • US 87 intersection in Nursery receive new traffic lights

      TxDOT crews installed a permanent traffic signal at the intersection of US 87 and FM 447 in Nursery. The new traffic light comes after many accidents occurred at this intersection during construction of the Highway 87 overpass. 

    • Hurricane survivors sue Victoria landlord after families left homeless

      Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid helped four families file a lawsuit against the landlord of Crossroads apartments, Linda's rentals.  During hurricane Harvey, these four plaintiffs sought shelter in Austin, thinking they would be able to come back.  According to the complaint, two weeks after the storm, the company took their personal belongings and rented out their homes after being evacuated to Austin.  The landlord didn't give notice to the tenants, leaving these famil...

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