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  • Live coverage of the solar eclipse on 25Now

    The Great American Eclipse of 2017 is here. Victoria is scheduled to see a partial solar eclipse which is a total of 60% view. Newscenter 25 will cover the solar eclipse live on 25NOW (Channel 25.4) at 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. and at 1 p.m.  Tune into 25NOW Monday afternoon where our meteorologists team will cover the rare event.  Like us on Facebook for live and continuous coverage of the great eclipse. 

  • VC summer Nurse Aide class students receive certificates

    Nine Victoria College students received certificates recently for completing VC’s summer Nurse Aide class. The students completed 50 clinical hours at local nursing facilities and are eligible to take the Texas Nurse Aide Registry Examination. Earning certificates were Joanna DeLaFuente, Holly Leal, Shonna Sciba, Jade Vela, Sophia Montemayor, Shelby Clayton, Corie Connell, Gabriel Casarez and Brenda Garcia. 

  • Cuero football takes on Lockhart in scrimmage

    Cuero football hosted its first preseason scrimmage Saturday night at Gobbler Stadium against Lockhart.  The Gobblers' final preseason scrimmage is next Thursday night at Alice.
  • ‘Sunken History’ exhibit to be unveiled on September 8th

    Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend will open its “Sunken History: Shipwrecks of the Gulf” exhibit on Friday, Sept. 8. “Through shipwreck artifacts and treasures, side-scan sonars and photographs, ‘Sunken History’ shares the exciting story of 400 years of shipwrecks along the U.S. Gulf Coast,” said Elizabeth Neucere, museum exhibits and collections manager. 

  • Chinese professor researches ESL teacher education while visiting UHV

    When Youna Chen came to the University of Houston-Victoria in May, it was her first time in a foreign exchange program. Chen is a faculty member at Zhejiang Ocean University in China and wanted to research English as a Second Language and teacher education programs. She has spent the past few months at UHV Katy, 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2.

  • Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized in Houston

    Workers are cleaning a statue of Christopher Columbus in Houston that someone covered in red paint. The statue is in a small park near the city's museum district. It is not clear when the vandalism happened and no suspects are known to be in custody. Houston's mayor is reviewing the city's Confederate statues in response to public concern in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Six Flags of Texas Removes Confederate Flag

    A Texas amusement park goes all-American today. At Six Flags Over Texas, only the U.S. flag now flies over the park.

  • Immigrants and marijuana found in tractor-trailer

    EL PASO--Immigration special agents found 23 illegal immigrants and 250 pounds of marijuana yesterday in a tractor-trailer near El Paso. While driving eastbound on HWY 10, the trailer was pulled over by special agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Border Task Force. The agents found 21 adults and two unaccompanied minors in the trailer. Three of them were from Guatemala and 20 were from Mexico. The driver is from Georgia. The has been charged with transporting ille...

  • Chemical storage warehouse fire.

    FORT WORTH--Firefighters in North Texas are working to battle a fire at a chemical storage warehouse. The four-alarm fire broke out around 12:30 Friday afternoon in Fort Worth. Black smoke could be seen billowing in the sky for miles. The storage warehouse holds furniture, chemicals, and a cardboard recycling facility. Firefighters are working to contain the fire in one block section of the building because the amount of chemicals burning makes it hotter and more dangerous. So fa...

  • Yoakum football takes on Gonzales in scrimmage

    In the Land of Leather, sixth-ranked Yoakum football scrimmaged with Gonzales on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.  

  • STJ Football Scrimmages With Van Vleck

    St. Joseph football had its first scrimmage of the pre-season Friday night. 

  • Generals Earn TCL Honors

    Four Generals earn TCL honors Friday night.

  • H.S. Volleyball Scores

    Here are Friday's area high school volleyball scores.  

  • Victoria Gymagic Duo Takes Fourth Place In Europe

    Another great performance by Victoria Gymagic kids in an international event in Belarus. 

  • ICT Kicks off 12th Annual Hurricane Tour August 20th

                The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) will lead a team of insurance experts and meteorologists in educating coastal Texans about the need for insurance coverage and hurricane preparedness as part of our 12th annual Hurricane Tour.  ICT wants to ensure that coastal homeowners and businesses are prepared in the event of a hurricane.

  • Federal court rules two Texas Districts unconstitutional

    The u-s district court for the western district of Texas ruled this week that two of Texas's 36 congressional districts were drawn unconstitutionally. District 35 which encompasses parts of Austin and San Antonio and 27, which is the congressional district for Victoria, must be redrawn before the 2018 election.  The court said in its 107 page ruling that Hispanics in the 27th district were quote:" intentionally deprived of their opportunity to elect a candidate of their ch...

  • Victoria woman dies after a crash in DeWitt county

    69 year old Odessa Williams was traveling south on Bellevue cemetery road. As she approached county road 131 she failed to negotiate the curve and drove into loose gravel. Williams then over-corrected and side skid across the road hitting a grass embankment and rolled over. She had no seat belt on and was ejected from her car. Williams was life-flighted to Guadalupe medical center in Seguin where she was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. 

  • No cause for alarm for pet owners during the eclipse

    With the solar eclipse coming up next Monday many people may wonder what that means for the animals. All over the internet there are various reports of pets acting like they do before an earthquake, getting anxious or scared.  While this may sound like it makes sense, a Victoria veterinarian says there is no cause for concern. Dr. Froehlich says pets probably won't even notice the eclipse is happening.

  • July brought 19,000+ jobs to Texas

    AUSTIN ? The Texas economy expanded for the 13th consecutive month with the addition of 19,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in July. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, down from 4.6 percent in June. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.4 percent, which was double the annual growth rate as compared to a year ago. “Texas employers created 293,400 jobs over the past year and the dynamic Texas economy continues to provide competitive adv...
  • VISD approves $141 million bond election

    Victoria Independent School District's $141 million bond proposal cleared it's first hurdle Thursday night and now it's in the hands of the voters.  The board of trustees unanimously approved the bond Thursday night. It will fund renovations to 17 schools and provide new buildings to four other schools.

  • VISD Football Season Ticket Sales

    VISD football season ticket sales for the general public start Monday. 

  • Breaking: Steve Bannon out as chief strategist to President Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.  That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations.  Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.  The former leader of conservative Breitbart News pushed Trump to follow thro...
  • TEA releases solar eclipse safety precautions

    TEA release:  Our state will experience a partial solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. Given the infrequency of such an event, it is understandable that many Texas educators may elect to use this day as a learning opportunity for students. 

  • HIRE Vets medallion award program now accepts public comments

    Next Step Announced for HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program   WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced it is accepting public comments on the criteria for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register today. The Medallion will recognize employers who recruit, employ, and retain veterans. The Department is establishin...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz visits Mary Kay headquarters to discuss job growth and development

    ADDISON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today visited the global headquarters of Mary Kay Inc. in Addison, Texas, where he spoke with employees and executives about his efforts to help promote the creation of more good-paying jobs for hardworking Texans across the Lone Star State. 

  • Business Report: Fiat venturing into self-driving cars development

    Another automaker is set to take the leap into self-driving cars. Fiat has announced plans to start development on self-driving cars. Fiat is the latest manufacturer to venture into the development of this still new technology. Fiat Chrysler is joining BMW, Intel and its subsidiary Mobileye in a partnership to develop autonomous-drive vehicles. As part of the partnership, the automakers will co-locate engineers in Germany and at other locations around the world. Fiat Chrysler gives t...
  • Family of missing person looking for information leading to his return

    Months after he went missing, one Victoria family is doing everything they can to get him back. Antonio “TJ” Vela, Jr., also known as Speshel Ed, went missing on June 15th , after a night with friends at Sports Bar. Since then, his family have been on the corner of Navarro and Sam Houston, holding signs and holding onto hope that he can be found safe and sound. 

  • Driver Of Trailer that Killed Immigrants Indicted

    The alleged driver of a semi carrying dozens of illegal immigrants last month is indicted by a federal grand jury.

  • Texas introduces 100th anniversary license plate

    AUSTIN – It’s a celebration one century in the making as the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles introduces a specialty license plate commemorating the 100th anniversary of license plates in the state. The new 100-Year Plate will be available to order for only one year beginning Sept. 1, 2017. 

  • Pet of the Week 8-18

    Jackson County Happy Tails Animal Shelter joined us in studio this morning for our KAVU Pet of the Week.

  • Trey's Forecast Discussion For Friday August 18th 2017

    What Does The Weekend Have In Store Weatherwise? Click The Link To Find Out! 

  • Pay It Forward

    In this edition of Pay It Forward, a local woman let her faith lead her to where she should donate the $300.

  • New eclipse forever stamp

    A new forever stamp is available to commemorate the upcoming solar eclipse. Jim Cochrane, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer of the United States Postal Service, dedicated the first-of-its-kind forever stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the moon from the heat of a finger. The panel of 16 forever stamps are available at post office facilities nationwide and may also be ordered online.
  • Board Members in the Victoria I.S.D. approve $141 million bond proposal

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    Victoria-- Late Thursday night Board Members in the Victoria I.S.D. approved a 2017 Bond Proposal that addresses a total of 30 projects in the district. The $141,200,000 dollars would improve facilities, enhance safety and security, update technology and communication infrastructures, increase community engagement and maximize student learning opportunities. The average homeowner with a $100,000 home could see an annual property tax increase of $74.70. Homeowners over the age of 65 a...
  • Gov. Abbott comments on Barcelona

    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement on the deadly terror attack in Barcelona. “Our hearts go out to the people of Spain during this incredibly difficult time,” said Governor Abbott. “With so much turmoil throughout the world, it is more important than ever that we come together to defeat the evils of terrorism. Attacks on freedom and democracy must be opposed at every turn, and we must never allow merchants of hate to tear us apart. Ce...
  • West Football's Picture Day

    West football players got to strike a pose Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.

  • Former West Football Star Changes Colleges

    Former West football star Gamar Girdy is on the move again. 

  • STJ Football Works Out In Pads

    St. Joseph football is in its second week of workouts with pads. 

  • MD Anderson receives $7.5 million for research and prevention

    HOUSTON ? The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center this week was awarded $7.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The awards included $3.8 million for early translational, individual investigator and high-risk/high-impact research, and $3.7 million for core facility support. 

  • Texas comptroller Glenn Hegar announces highest ratings for Texas short-term notes

    (AUSTIN) — Wall Street credit ratings firms have given their highest ratings to this year’s Texas Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs), which will allow the state to manage cash-flow needs for fiscal 2018.  “Texas received the highest short-term credit ratings on the TRAN,” Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. “I am proud that Texas also maintains its historic AAA long-term credit ratings from all four major ratings agencies, primarily b...
  • Palacios ISD Teacher arrested has more students come forward

    A former palacios isd teacher was arrested in late June. .  Dillon Gaffney was originally charged with one count of improper relationship with a student during his time at Palacios ISD since then, two more students have come forward.  He now faces three charges of improper relationship with a student and three charges of sexual assault of a child. Gaffney is currently being held in Matagorda county jail with a $375,000 bond and and is under an immigration hold. Pal...

  • Victoria ISD first day of school Monday, August 21st

    Victoria Independent School District begins the Fall semester on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Here's the 2017-2018 District Calendar.  Elementary Dress Code  Secondary Dress Code  

  • Solar Eclipse Stamps now on the market from USPS

    A new forever stamp is available to commemorate the upcoming solar eclipse.  Jim Cochrane, chief customer and marketing officer of the United States Postal Service, dedicated the first-of-its-kind forever stamp which transforms the solar eclipse image into the moon from the heat of a finger. The pane of 16 forever stamps are available at post office facilities nationwide and may also be ordered online. 

  • Scam application appearing in ALDI parking lot

    ALDI shoppers are being warned to take caution after a fake membership application appeared in their parking lot. The scam application appeared in the parking lot of ALDI, located at The Centre at Navarro shopping center. The report came after an ALDI customer found th application on his windshield. An aldi representative has confirmed that this application is fake and pointed out that official aldi flyers will only be handed out in store. 

  • At least 12 people were killed and 80 wounded in Barcelona attack

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. In a photograph shown by public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city Thursday afternoon, apparently being helped by police and others. 

  • Monday brings first major eclipse in a century

    Next Monday, August 21st, The United States will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1918.  You can tune in to our station that day for live coverage of the solar eclipse, our weather team will be live from 11:30 am until around 3 pm. Here in Victoria, the best time to see the eclipse is at 1:13 pm, but just be sure to wear eye protection before looking at the eclipse. We will be showing you a live picture throughout the day.
  • STJ Volleyball At Sinton Tourney

    St. Joseph volleyball went 2-1 in its first day at the Sinton tournament. 

  • Goliad Volleyball Wins Three Games At Tourney

    Goliad volleyball went 3-0 Thursday at the Schulenburg tournament.  

  • Victoria Gymagic Athletes Shine In Europe

    Three Victoria Gymagic kids finish in the top 15 in a major international event in Belarus. 

  • Governor Abbott statement on deadly terror attack in Barcelona

    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement on the deadly terror attack in Barcelona. “Our hearts go out to the people of Spain during this incredibly difficult time,” said Governor Abbott. 

  • 16.1 million people expected to fly Labor Day weekend

    Labor Day travel is expected to increase this year and fast food restaurants are setting their bets on breakfast. Our Jasmine Haynes explains in today's business report.  The number of labor day weekend travelers is expected to jump 5 % from last year's record. A strong economy and low unemployment are boosting travel numbers. Overall, an estimated 16.1 million people are expected to fly between Wednesday, August 30th and Tuesday, September 5th. Friday, Thursday and Monday ar...
  • Local church receives Pay It Forward donation

    In this edition of Pay it Forward, a local woman let her faith lead her to where she should donate the 300 dollars. Here's Tommy Taylor.  Hey Victoria, its Tommy Taylor with Atzenhoffer Chevrolet and its Pay it Forward Thursday. We've got the Pay it Forward crew out here on Navarro street right here by the new Aldi food market. 

  • White House says Cohn will stay despite resignation rumors

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says reports that President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser is stepping down are "100 percent false."      A White House official says "nothing has changed" in terms of Gary Cohn's focus on his job leading the National Economic Council.   

  • VCSO search for man linked to Brentwood and Telferner car burglaries

    The Victoria Sheriff's Office is trying to find a man who may have information about several vehicle burglaries in the Brentwood and Telferner area. He may be driving the vehicle that is pictured, which is believed to be an older model of Tahoe. If you know this individual please contact Victoria Crime Stoppers at 361-572-4200. Please do not post the identity of this individual in the comments.
  • City of Victoria starts tree limb pick for area three

    The City of Victoria has started tree limb pick-up for the northern parts of town near North Navarro. Victoria Environmental services is conducting a tree limb pick up in area 3  until September 8th.  Large items or tree limbs may not be placed at the curb for longer than 48 hours before the trucks are in your scheduled service area.  Everything over 6 yards long will have a $1.50 per minute fee.  

  • VPD see trend in burglars targeting open garages

    What they see is what they get Over the past couple of months the Victoria Police Department has seen an increase in home burglaries in which burglars are taking advantage of open garage doors, especially zone 400, in the neighborhoods near Miori and John Stockbauer. 

  • Drunk driving victim shares story to raise awareness

    Leading up to Labor Day weekend, ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives AUSTIN – Sean Carter looks out onto a sea of high school students before beginning his speech. Most of these students likely share the same dreams Sean once had — to have a successful career and a family. 

  • Back to school drive at Dudley Elementary Thursday

    The Old Landmark Committee will hold a back to school drive Thursday at Dudley Elementary.   They are giving away free school supplies while they last. Anyone is welcome to stop by the school which is located at 3307 Callis Street. The school supply drive will begin at 5 p.m. 

  • National Thrift Shop Day

    Today is National Thrift Shop Day! Today is a great day to go bargain hunting at your local thrift shop.

  • Two out of 24 VISD schools fail to meet standards

    The Texas Education Agency released its school performance standards on Monday. The TEA rates schools based on four categories: student achievement,  student progress, closing the performance gap and post secondary readiness. Each school's rating is based on their STAAR test scores.  In 2012, 13 out of 24 schools in Victoria isd did not meet the standards required, and this year 22 met standards.  The two that did not were Patti Walder Middle School and Crain...

  • Trey's Forecast Discussion For Thursday August 17th 2017

    Heat Continues To Be Our Weather Story In The Crossroads! Possibly Seeing Some Rain Chances Returning! 

  • State fair top food finalists

    DALLAS-- The state fair of Texas announced 10 food finalists for the 13th annual Big Tex choice awards. Among the finalists is creator of the "fat smooth," which is three deep fried cream puffs drizzled with sugar, chocolate and caramel. The other finalist's creations include food items such as deep fried sheet cake and bacon cheeseburgers sandwiched between two funnel cakes. And just when you thought you had seen it all, one creation includes fried chicken noodle soup on...
  • New school financing bill signed

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 21 (HB 21) to create a school finance commission as well as provide immediate funding for public education, historic funding for charter school facilities and new programs for students with special needs. This bill also includes benefits for retired teachers in Texas and hardship grants for Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR) school districts.  Creating a school finance commission so that Texas can ...
  • STJ Volleyball's Big Win

    St. Joe volleyball climbed over the .500 mark Tuesday night be beating East. 

  • Meet The Warriors Pep Rally

    The eighth annual Meet The Warriors pep rally was held at West high school Wednesday night. 

  • Nordheim ISD prepares for new school year

    Nordheim ISD will be having its back to school orientation/meet the teacher on Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 pm. Registration packets and student schedules will be ready for parents to pick up. First day back to school will be Monday, August 28th, 2017.

  • Governor Abbott signs several pieces of legislation in special session

    Governor Abbott Signs Legislation Extending Maternal Mortality And Morbidity Task Force AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) to extend the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. 

  • Big items up for vote at VISD board meeting

    The Victoria ISD school board meets tomorrow. The big item on the agenda is the $141 million bond that will be on the ballot this November if approved.  Before the vote they will be hearing public comments. The school board is also taking action on out of district tuition, new transportation routes, and approval of the new Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System. The meeting will be held tomorrow at the VISD administration building at 6pm. 

  • Gov. Abbott signs legislation to strengthen abortion reporting requirements

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 215 (HB 215) to strengthen abortion reporting requirements, specifically relating to minors. This bill requires that doctors who perform abortions on minors document and report additional information, including how the minor obtained authorization for the procedure, such as from the minor’s parent or from a judge. This pro-life legislation is yet another priority of Governor Abbott’s special session age...

  • Boat Turn In program a success for Calhoun County

    If you have an old, broken boat collecting rust, there's a new program offering to take it off your hands, free of charge.  The Texas General Land Office, in a joint effort with the Calhoun County Commissioner's Court and Texas Parks and Wildlife, have enacted a boat turn in program. This program is aimed at properly disposing broken down boats so they do not harm the environment. 

  • Update: A day after fire destroys Victoria families' home

    Only a day after their lives were shattered in a cruel twist of fate, one Victoria family is now left to pick up the pieces after the disaster. The Chambers lives were forever changed after a fire consumed their home and left them with only a few of their remaining valuables.  Fire officials told Sam Chambers, owner of the home on Pintail Drive, that electrical lines at the end of the backyard sparked, leading to a fire that spread to the house and left the Chambers homeless.

  • County requests causes of death for Victoria area

    Victoria County Commissioners this week requested death certificate information for Victoria county from the state.  The information will not contain names, but will contain age, cause of death and when they died.  Before the county has only had state level data, now they are looking to get information more specific to the community. The county is expected to get this information early next month.

  • Sen. Cruz discusses efforts fighting for jobs, freedom and security for Texans

    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released a video highlighting his work fighting for jobs, freedom and security for Texans. From leading the fight to repeal and replace Obamacare, to ensuring the bipartisan passage and enactment into law of the Cruz-Nelson NASA Reauthorization Transition Act, Sen. 

  • 10 ways to help keep children safe as they head back to school

    Put safety at the top of the list when getting kids ready for school     Corpus Christi, TX, August 15, 2017 — School is starting for many students and will begin shortly for others. The American Red Cross has steps everyone can follow to help make the trip back to the classroom a safe one. “Safety should be the top priority for all students, especially younger children and those heading to school for the first time,” said D...
  • Lavaca Sheriff's office search for credit card abuse suspect

    The Lavaca County Sheriff's office is searching for a woman involved in a credit card abuse case. These images were taken at a Walmart store in Hallettsville. If you can identify this person you may be eligible for a cash reward. Call the Lavaca County Crimestoppers at 361-594-3700.
  • H-E-B joins MD Anderson to help fight cancer

    (SAN ANTONIO) — H-E-B is launching a fundraising campaign with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to help create a future free from cancer. Beginning Aug. 16 and running through Sept. 12. 

  • Business Report: Amazon ramps up presence in physical stores with "Instant Pickup" service; and more

    Amazon has launched a new service in five cities that lets its prime members pick up certain items within two minutes of ordering them online.  The service, which is called "instant pickup" is the latest move by the e-commerce giant to increase its presence in physical stores.  Currently, the pickup locations are near college campuses in five cities - Atlanta, Los Angeles, Berkeley, California, College Park, Maryland and Columbus, Ohio. 

  • TxDOT planning Career Fair to fill needed positions within agency

    AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a career fair Tomorrow, August 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help fill open positions needed in the agency. TxDOT will provide benefits to any candidates hired, including health insurance, paid leave and more. 

  • VISD Bond Issue Upcoming Meeting

    The $141 Million Dollar VISD Bond Issue Will Be Discussed In An Upcoming Meeting. 

  • Beeville boil water order has been lifted

    Boil Water Notice for the City of Beeville Has Been Rescinded Expect Chlorine Odors and Taste in the Water for the Short-term The City of Beeville Boil Water Order has been lifted. The City of Beeville started a disinfectant conversion from Chloramines to free Chlorine on August 4th, 2017. This is being done as a corrective maintenance measure to alleviate nitrification in our distribution system. Please be aware that the change in treatment may cause taste and odor problems but wil...
  • Trey's Forecast Discussion For Wednesday August 16, 1017

    Heat Continues...What About rain Chances? 

  • Texas Bathroom Bill Dead After Special Session

     The Texas Legislature has adjourned for good, ending its month-long special session a day early.      The session ended around 10 p.m. Tuesday. That came hours after the state House surprised everyone by adjourning and declaring that it wasn't coming back, even though the session didn't end until midnight Wednesday.      The session's end also killed the "bathroom bill" targeting transgender Texans for the second time, after it collapse...
  • Fans honor Elvis Presley on the 40th Anniversary of his death

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Elvis Presley fans in a long line are making the slow, solemn walk up the driveway of Graceland to pay their respects to the late singer on the 40th anniversary of his death. Thousands of devotees of the rock 'n' roll icon lined up for hours to save their places in the procession Tuesday night. They held candles and walked along the graves of Presley and his relatives at the Meditation Garden at Graceland, his former home-turned-museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Pri...

  • Texas Paratrooper Killed in Iraq Combat

    Two paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne were killed in combat in Iraq. The Army says Sergeant Allen Stigler Jr. of Arlington and Sergeant Roshain Brooks from Brooklyn died Sunday while engaging with the enemy with artillery.

  • Dallas to remove confederate statues

    DALLAS--The Mayor of Dallas is now working to get confederate monuments removed from his state. Mayor Mike Rawlings is calling for a task force to review the possible removal of confederate statues in the city. A growing number of Dallas council members have been calling for confederate monuments to be taken down in public spaces. This is in the wake of violence in Virginia last week Rawlings says a task force would be created and work for 90 days and present its findings to the off...

  • Amber Alert ended in a chase.

    A 13-year-old Texas girl who was the subject of an amber alert has been found safe just North of Houston. Priscilla Elisabel Martinez was recovered after her uncle, 41-year-old Rudolfo Nuncio Junior, led authorities on a three-county chase Tuesday morning. Authorities say when Nuncio crashed into a department of public safety trooper they found the teen in the passenger seat of the truck. A regional alert went into effect over the weekend and an amber alert was issued Sunday for Ma...
  • STJ Volleyball Beats East

    St. Joseph volleyball gets a home win over another Victoria team Tuesday. 

  • UHV Soccer Starts Pre-Season Workouts

    UHV soccer opened pre-season practice Tuesday. 

  • West volleyball comes out on top in Goliad

    West volleyball traveled to Goliad on Tuesday to take on the defending 3A state-champion Tigerettes, who are ranked number one in the state. 

  • Don’t Take the Bait: Watch Out for the W-2 email scam

    PHOENIX - - The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged tax professionals and businesses to beware of a recent increase in email scams targeting employee Forms W-2. The W-2 scam – called a business email compromise or BEC – is one of the most dangerous phishing email schemes trending nationwide from a tax administration perspective. 

  • Governor Abbott signs legislation to further protect life in Texas

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 13 (HB 13) to expand reporting requirements for complications resulting from abortion procedures. This bill, which would not have been possible without the leadership of Sen. Donna Campbell and Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, will result in more accurate data being provided to the state.  “The health and safety of women is of the utmost importance, and we must have the most accurate data available i...

  • Victoria Golf Pro Makes National Tourney

    A local golf pro qualifies to play for a national championship.

  • Memories Of KAVU Day In Austin

    Monday was KAVU 25 at 35 Day at the State Capital. 

  • Local sheriff's discuss partnership with ICE

    We have previously reported on a partnership in the Crossroads between ICE and different sheriff's offices.  This all coming about because of section 287-g, the delegation of immigration authority in the immigration and nationality act. But what does this mean and how will it be applied?  

  • Area sheriffs break down I.C.E. partnership

    Today, sheriffs from Refugio, Goliad, Jackson, Victoria, Dewitt, Lavaca, Wharton, Aransas, Waller, and Chambers counties gathered in Wharton, Texas for a press conference to address immigration issues that have been discussed in their respective counties. The press conference discussed the partnerships between the sheriffs office and ice, which is being referred to as 287-g. Sheriff Louderback of Jackson county clarified the new laws in place regarding undocumented immigrants be...

  • Victoria city council votes on grant, case settlement

    Victoria city council meets tonight. Over 20 items are on the agenda including the approval a $917,000 grant to remove and replace around ten-thousand feet of pipeline on east Colorado st.  The city council will also vote to settle a discrimination case brought on by a former Victoria fire department employee.  and

  • Highway 87 construction causes increased accidents

    On both the north and southbound side of 87 at the F.M. 477 intersection the two lanes open merge to just one, and the speed limit goes from 70 to 55 miles an hour.  Drivers have just about 100 yards to both merge and slow down.  This has created an increase in the number of accidents in the area, and has cause concern for nearby residents. Tex dot says they are six months into the two year project, and hope to have it done in early 2019
  • DPS issues 118 tickets in Lavaca County increased enforcement

    Victoria – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) stopped more than 100 vehicles in Lavaca County. Traffic enforcement was increased from Friday, July 28th, through Sunday, July 30th . DPS Troopers made 117 traffic stops and issued 118 citations and warnings. 

  • TEA releases campus and district accountability ratings

    AUSTIN – Following the Texas Education Agency’s release of campus and district ratings today, Texas Aspires’ Executive Director Courtney Boswell released the following statement: 

  • Victoria home complete loss after fire

    What started as an average day quickly turned into a nightmare for one Victoria family.  The family at the 100 block of Pintail Drive experienced heartbreak after an electrical fire sparked a roaring blaze, consuming their home located in the Quail Creek subdivision. Fire Marshall Richard Castillo believes the hours long battle with the fire is due to one major factor.  

  • Bay City police investigate weekend burglaries

    Detectives Investigating Robbery and Burglary that Occurred Over Weekend Bay City police department detectives are investigating two separate incidents that occurred over the weekend. The first was a robbery that occurred on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at approximately 12:29 a.m., in the 2500 block of Matthews. 

  • Jackson County Hospital hosts 2017 Relay for Life Kickoff Event on August 15th

    Jackson County Hospital hosts 2017 Relay for Life of Jackson County Kickoff Event on Aug.15” Edna, Texas - The American Cancer Society 2017 Relay For Life of Jackson County will hold a kickoff for the annual event on August 15 at 6 p.m. at Jackson County Hospital District in the Conference room, located at 1013 South Wells Street, Edna, TX. 

  • AEP workers replace rotten utility pole

    AEP crews will be replacing a rotten utility pole near Citizens Medical Center. 

  • Business Report: Americans may see higher mortgage rates in their future says Fed; and more

    Americans could soon see higher rates on mortgages and other long-term loans.  In an interview with the Associated Press, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William Dudley, said he thinks The Fed has prepared investors for a reduction in the portfolio, which increased dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis.  

  • After dramatic start, murder trial is postponed

    The murder trial of Jerome Ellis began yesterday. Ellis was charged with the murder of Roxana Menefee in April 2016. Before the jury could be selected, defense attorney Troy Wilson had a medical episode. The jury was rushed out and court was adjourned for the day. This morning it was 

  • VPD K9 Officers to Get New Bulletproof Gear

    The Victoria Police Department is seeking approval to apply and accept a donation to provide some equipment for officers. The department  currently has two K9 officers, and neither dog has a protective vest. But through a grant, these K9 officers will be able to patrol the streets with added protection.

  • 17 Illegal Immigrants Discovered in Truck

    17 illegal immigrants were found locked inside a truck in Texas on Sunday. The tractor-trailer was parked at a truck stop in Edinburg near the U.S.-Mexico border. Police made the discovery after someone called from Mexico, concerned that their relative was getting too hot in the truck. The immigrants, all found alive, were from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Romania. Officials detained two Cuban immigrants who operated the trailer. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is investiga...
  • Texas Woman Injured in Charlottesville Attack

    A Texas woman was one of several people injured in Charlottesville on Saturday when a car plowed through a crowd of protesters.

  • Alt-Right rally canceled at Texas A&M

    AUSTIN--Texas House member Rep. John Raney’s office said on the Texas house floor that the scheduled September 11th Alt-Right rally announced earlier today by Richard Spencer has been canceled. “After consultation with law enforcement and considerable study, Texas A&M is canceling the event scheduled by Preston Wiginton at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11 because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public.   Texas A&M...
  • East, West football begin preseason practice

    Victoria ISD high school football started preseason workouts Monday morning. East has four offensive starters, five defensive starters and 17 lettermen returning from the first East football team to make the state quarterfinals. The Titans are returning their top running back, Brandon Tumlinson, who rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns last season.  The Titans had 29 Varsity players from last year graduate, so they are looking to fill key positions, including ...
  • 7-Eleven "Bring your Cup" Day is back

    Summer May Be Coming to an End But Slurpee Fun Continues Dust off your sand buckets, punchbowls, beach cups or other unique containers. The highly anticipated Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day is back at participating 7-Eleven® stores Aug. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day. 

  • Bullet train coming to Texas

    Today, Texas Central Parters announced the design construction firms that will lead a high-speed rail project to connect Dallas and Houston. Irving-based Fluor Corporation, a Fortune 500 engineering and construction firm and lane construction are set to design and build the railway. Currently, there is no schedule for the proposed high-speed railway--Tarrant Regional Transportation Council Chairman Bill Meadows estimated that it would be complete  "early 20-20's at the ear...

  • Texas A&M cites safety concerns for cancellation of September 11 rally

    Texas House member Rep. John Raney’s office said on the Texas house floor that the scheduled September 11th Alt-Right rally announced earlier today by Richard Spencer has been cancelled. 

  • Heart Episode during Victoria murder trail

    Some dramatic news out of the Jerome Ellis trial Ellis is charged with the murder of Roxana Menefee in April 2016.  The jury selection for the trial began today, but just as the d-a had finished his questioning of the jury, the lead defense attorney Troy Wilson had what's being called a heart episode.  He collapsed on the table and the potential jurors were escorted out of the court room.  Is it unknown what exactly happened to Wilson.  Paramedics say that ...

  • TABC closes doors in Victoria

    Commissioner's court was held this morning. An item on the agenda included the Texas alcohol and beverage commission.  in October this year, the TABC lease with the county will end.  Budget cuts to the TABC due to recent scandals are suspected to be the cause of them ending their lease. Judge Zeller says that other than a minor dip in funds, no services will be affected.

  • Construction causes road closer

    Construction at the intersection of parsons and Northside road began today Construction workers placed down limestone in preparation for construction. the roads near the intersection will be closed for the duration of the construction.  Detour routes around the intersection are available but Commissioner Janak urges caution. The roads will be open again in about two weeks.

  • Victoria ISD bond causes community discussion

    Victoria residents met today to discuss the bond proposal the visd school board is voting on this Thursday The 141 million dollar bond focuses on infrastructure. Those for the bond say that schools in Victoria ISD are old and need renovations, while those against think the money should be used to give teacher pay raises. The school board will be hearing public comment before the vote on Thursday. If the bond vote passes, then it will be put on the ballot this...

  • KAVU honored by Texas House for 35 years on-the-air

    Last month, KAVU celebrated 35 years of hitting the airwaves. A milestone that drew the attention of our state representative Geanie Morrison.  

  • Charlottesville driver previously accused of assaulting and threatening mother

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Records from 911 calls show the driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife. Authorities say 20-year-old James Fields drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville. 

  • U.S. CBP official blames high number of smuggled immigrants in tractor-trailers on "weak border"

    An official with U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the high number of people being smuggled into the U.S. in tractor-trailers in South Texas "goes right back to a weak border." Manuel Padilla is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol sector chief for the Rio Grande Valley, the region at Texas' southernmost point.

  • Victoria police search for burglary suspects

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information about the burglary of several storage units on the corner of East Mockingbird Lane and Guy Grant Road. The incident occurred between August 6th and 7th. Two individuals were caught on surveillance cameras cutting the lock off the rear gate of the property before making their way in. 

  • Water distribution in effect for City of Beeville following boil notice

    Water is being distributed today, August 14th at the Beeville Community Center at 111 East Corpus Christi Street from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. People that need water delivered to their homes can call City Hall at 361-358-4641 and leave a name, phone number and address.  

  • Local law enforcement seize drugs and firearms in Port Lavaca bust

    In a joint effort between the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, Port Lavaca Police Department, Victoria Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, multiple arrests were made and drugs, paraphernalia, firearms and tools of the trade were seized. 

  • Gov. Abbott signs legislation to crack down on mail-in ballot fraud

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) to increase penalties for mail-in ballot fraud in Texas. As part of the Governor's special session agenda, this bill will improve the integrity of the ballot box and ensure voter confidence in Texas elections. 

  • Gov. Greg Abbott signs first bills of the Special Session into law

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 20 (SB 20) and Senate Bill 60 (SB 60) to extend the expiration dates for the Texas Boards of Medical Examiners, Examiners of Psychologists, Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Examiners of Professional Counselors and Social Worker Examiners,

  • Edinburg Police find 17 people locked inside rig at gas station

    EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - Police in Texas say 17 people were found locked inside a tractor-trailer parked outside a gas station.     

  • Victoria TABC office to close in October

    Victoria County Commissioners are set to review and approve local leasing agreements and a 9-1-1 agreement.   The Victoria Office of Emergency management recommended the Interlocal Agreement for E9-1-1 Services between the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission and Victoria County.

  • Rivalry renewed in Old Schoolz Alumni Basketball Game

    An old rivalry returned to Victoria on Saturday. It was Stroman High School against Victoria High School in the Old Schoolz Alumni Basketball Game.

  • 70-year-old killed in one vehicle crash

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    Moulton-- A 70-year-old man was killed in a one vehicle crash Friday night. The DPS has identified the victim as Ray Friedrich. It happened around 9 p.m. Authorities said Friedrich was driving down FM 532 about 5 miles east of Moulton when he swerved off the road. He over-corrected and lost control causing his truck to flip. The DPS said he did not have his safety belt fastened and he was thrown from the truck. 

  • Crash at US Highway 77 N. and J-2 Ranch Road

    Victoria County-- Around 5 p.m. Saturday a woman driving south on Highway 77 near J-2 Ranch Road attempted to pass two tractors. Authorities said she ended up hitting the side of a hay cutter that one of the tractors was carrying. The driver lost control and her vehicle and it rolled at least two times. She was thrown from the truck. The DPS said the driver did not have her seat belt fastened. She was airlifted to a San Antonio hospital. 

  • Sanctuary City Law Backfires

    Earlier this summer, Texas passed a law banning sanctuary cities. In order to guard itself against potential lawsuits, the state quickly went to court to get it declared constitutional before the law was even implemented. But the effort backfired Wednesday.

  • Search continues for Malaysia Airlines flight 370

    Houston--A Texas company is interested in trying to solve one of modern aviation's biggest mysteries. Texas-based 'Ocean Infinity' is willing to continue the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370. The plane disappeared in March of 2014 while heading to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. The original search went on for years and cost about $150-million. Some pieces of plane wreckage were found on the western shores of the Indian Ocean, but the cause of the crash remains a mystery. More ...
  • Yoakum twins focused heading into senior season

    As Yoakum football wraps up it's first week of practice, there's a newfound focus on the field, especially for twins Jordan and Joshua Moore. 

  • Payless Shoesource emerges from bankruptcy court protection

    Department stores continue to struggle as more and more people move to online shopping.  With that, and other business news, here's our James Munoz. Macy's cut jobs and closed some locations in an attempt to reverse falling sales.  The department store saw its sales fall 2.8 % at established 

  • Teachers Getting Ready For Upcoming School Year

    In two weeks, students at Northside will walk these hallways for the first day of school and one teacher is excited to get the school year started off right. "Well I love what I am doing always have loved teaching children that is my passion," said Denney. Bobbye Denney retired from VISD two years ago but is ready for her new challenge of teaching 4-5th grade at Northside. 

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    • Live coverage of the solar eclipse on 25Now

      The Great American Eclipse of 2017 is here. Victoria is scheduled to see a partial solar eclipse which is a total of 60% view. Newscenter 25 will cover the solar eclipse live on 25NOW (Channel 25.4) at 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. and at 1 p.m.  Tune into 25NOW Monday afternoon where our meteorologists team will cover the rare event.  Like us on Facebook for live and continuous coverage of the great eclipse. 

    • VC summer Nurse Aide class students receive certificates

      Nine Victoria College students received certificates recently for completing VC’s summer Nurse Aide class. The students completed 50 clinical hours at local nursing facilities and are eligible to take the Texas Nurse Aide Registry Examination. Earning certificates were Joanna DeLaFuente, Holly Leal, Shonna Sciba, Jade Vela, Sophia Montemayor, Shelby Clayton, Corie Connell, Gabriel Casarez and Brenda Garcia. 

    • ‘Sunken History’ exhibit to be unveiled on September 8th

      Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend will open its “Sunken History: Shipwrecks of the Gulf” exhibit on Friday, Sept. 8. “Through shipwreck artifacts and treasures, side-scan sonars and photographs, ‘Sunken History’ shares the exciting story of 400 years of shipwrecks along the U.S. Gulf Coast,” said Elizabeth Neucere, museum exhibits and collections manager. 

    • Chinese professor researches ESL teacher education while visiting UHV

      When Youna Chen came to the University of Houston-Victoria in May, it was her first time in a foreign exchange program. Chen is a faculty member at Zhejiang Ocean University in China and wanted to research English as a Second Language and teacher education programs. She has spent the past few months at UHV Katy, 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2.

    • Christopher Columbus Statue Vandalized in Houston

      Workers are cleaning a statue of Christopher Columbus in Houston that someone covered in red paint. The statue is in a small park near the city's museum district. It is not clear when the vandalism happened and no suspects are known to be in custody. Houston's mayor is reviewing the city's Confederate statues in response to public concern in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • Ashley furniture gives back

    Ashley furniture home store has partnered up with casa to bring a good night's sleep every night to children around Victoria. A Hope to Dream: a program where kids are nominated and selected to receive a new Tempur-Pedic bed, new shoes and school supplies for the new school year. These kids did not previously have a place to get the sleep needed for a long day at school. This is the third year they have done the program. This year there were 55 children who were selected, up fr...

  • 2017 F.W. Gross High School Reunion

    Graduates from F.W. Gross High School are gathering this weekend to celebrate. Opening ceremonies were held Friday morning at the Victoria Community Center Annex.  There's a lunch scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Alumni will enjoy entertainment  and a dance starting at 9 p.m. The celebration will close with a worship service at F.W. Gross High School Auditorium at 1045 a.m. Sunday.  Those attending from out of town were able to go on a t...

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