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  • Thomas Whitaker scheduled for lethal injection Thursday

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, is unanimously recommending the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker be commuted to life.      Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003.  Whitaker's father, Kent, also was shot in the attack but survived. He's said he wants his 38-year-old son to li...
  • Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.
  • Wednesday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day: 

  • Area High School Basketball Teams Get Big Playoff Wins

    Three area high school basketball teams picked up big playoff wins Tuesday night. 

  • Open Court Days Helps with Outstanding Warrants

    The City of Victoria is participating in a warrant resolution campaign, it's a move eliminating a traditional warrant round-up. 

  • VISD Soccer & Softball Tuesday Results

    Here are Tuesday night's VISD soccer and softball results.  

  • Local Golf Pro Doing Well At Big STPGA Tourney

    A local golf pro, doing well at a major tournament. 

  • 7 women at Austin Opera come forward after director's firing

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Seven women at the Austin Opera have come forward to describe a culture of permissiveness that allowed the opera's artistic director and conductor to inappropriately touch women and make crass comments without consequence.  

  • Texas parole board recommends killer be spared from death

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, unanimously recommended Tuesday that the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas “Bart” Whitaker be commuted. 

  • Threats made to VISD schools

    The nation continues to mourn the deaths of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida. In the aftermath, many remain on high alert. But now some are sending threats to schools about possible shootings. Some Victoria schools, in fact, receiving these threats. "a little livid, you know because my son goes to see here, i shouldn't have to feel unsafe about dropping him off," says Michelle Delgado, parent. .

  • Detar offer Heart Health knowledge during Health Expo

    Detar Hospital held their Healthy Heart Expo today to teach Victorians proper health tips and information. Medical staff were on hand to provide valuable knowledge to those attending, including CPR instructions and how unhealthy food affects the body. 

  • Victoria County Commissioners receive grant for Records Preservation Project

    Victoria County Commissioner's received a state grant to continue work on their records preservation project. Victoria Commissioner's accepted a five thousand dollar grant from the Texas Bar Historical Foundation to help fund their preservation project. 

  • Victoria Commissioner's recognize official date of Livestock Show

    Victoria County Commissioner's officially recognized the start of the Victoria Livestock Show during their Monday meeting.  Commissioner's announced the dates for the Victoria Livestock Show, which will run from February 23rd to March 5th. 

  • Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

    AP - The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.   

  • Dewitt County Sheriff's plan for policing Yorktown

    The Yorktown city council approached the Dewitt County sheriffs office about a month ago, requesting them to take over policing. "my plan is to divide the county into two separate districts. An eastern district and a western district. It's a division to bring unity in Dewitt County law enforcement.

  • VISD Superintendent statement on safety and security

    A Message from the Superintendent: Safety & Security Update In the Victoria Independent School District, the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our number one priority. 

  • Dallas police say mail truck hit guardrail after driver shot

    DALLAS (AP) - Police believe a U.S. Postal Service worker was fatally shot while driving an 11-ton delivery rig found crashed into a guardrail along a Dallas highway. Dallas police say no arrests had been made in the early Monday shooting of 58-year-old Tony Mosby. 

  • Texas Comptroller Visits Mansfield To Discuss Manufacturing and the Texas Economy

    MANSFIELD — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited Klein Tools today to share the results of a study the Comptroller’s office recently completed examining the economic impact of manufacturing on the state’s economy. 

  • "Four-Tre-Crip" receives 60 years for aggravated robbery, other charges

    A Victoria jury sentenced Dijohn Lamont King, 19, to 60 years in prison in each count of Aggravated Robbery, 20 years in prison (the maximum sentence allowed by law) for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 20 years in prison (the maximum sentence allowed by law) for Burglary of a...

  • Victoria FD holds safety program for children

    The Victoria Fire Department held the annual character program, to promote safety messages to elementary aged kids, last week for approximately 2,000 students. The Fire Marshal's Office coordinated the program and VFD members performed all of the characters. They did a fantastic job and we appreciate their efforts. The cast of characters included: Robin (Brandon Richards - FF/EMT), Joker (Andrew Moon - FF/EMT), Harley Quinn (Brandy Marek - Fire Medic), 2-Face (Robert Bayer - Fire Med...
  • UHV Baseball Pitcher Earns Red River Award

    A UHV baseball pitcher is recognized by the Red River Conference. 

  • Victoria Crime Stoppers searching for counterfeit bill suspect

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a forgery. In September of 2017, a woman used a counterfeit $50 bill to purchase a cell phone from another woman. 

  • HTN Update: Seadrift PD Million Dollar Facebook scam warning

    Early voting starts today for the March 6th primary. The main early voting location for the Crossroads is the Pattie Dodson Center at 2805 North Navarro.  If you wait until election day you have to go the precinct on your voter registration card. 

  • New Cornyn Bill Addresses Sexual Abuse at Universities, Holds Leaders Accountable

    WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) recently introduced the Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations (ALERT) Act, legislation to hold universities that receive federal funding accountable for sexual abuse cases that threaten the safety of their students. 

  • Rain and Thunderstorms Likely! How Long Will Chances Last?

    Time To Grab Those Umbrellas! Trey Meynig Has Your Forecast.

  • Tuesday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day: 

  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 50 years

    NEW YORK (AP) - Fred Rogers is gone but definitely not forgotten.      The genial host of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" is being celebrated this year on the 50th anniversary of his first broadcast with a PBS special, a documentary movie, a stamp and an upcoming feature-length film starring Tom Hanks.      "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" offered a soft, goofy haven for kids in sharp contrast to the louder, more animated competition.  ...
  • Women benefit from heart devices but receive fewer

    For those who are suffering heart failure or who have an irregular heartbeat, an implantable heart device can be a life-saver. A recent Cleveland Clinic study showed that overall, women receive these devices less often than men. The study looked at the outcomes of more than a quarter of a million heart patients who had received an implantable device including pacemakers, defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Study author Niraj Varma, M.D., said that results ...
  • Early voting in the Crossroads

    Early voting for Texas starts today.  during early voting you can go to any voting precinct in your area. if you wait until election day you will have to go to the precinct that is on your voter registration card. You can vote with any of the following: -Voter registration card -A driver’s license or personal identification card issued to you by the Department of Public Safety or a similar document issued to you by an agency of another state, regardless of whether ...
  • East And West Baseball Lose On Opening Night

    Rough opening night for East and West baseball. 

  • Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican marines have captured an alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. 

  • Florida school hit by attack: Closed 2 more days

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): Authorities in Florida say Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of last week's deadly shooting rampage, will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday.   

  • CCISD Providing Free After School Meals

    Some children don't get the opportunity to eat right after school or even at all, but a program at Calhoun County ISD, is making sure every child is being given a nutritious meal to help them succeed. 

  • UHV Invites community to help benefit Texas Zoo in new Homecoming week 5K

    The University of Houston-Victoria will host its first 5K fundraiser on March 3 during Homecoming week, and it will benefit jaX, the university’s live jaguar mascot, and the Texas Zoo. The 5K will start at 9:30 a.m. at Riverside Park. The deadline to register is Feb. 28. 

  • A new Hearing Supplement making waves in the music industry could help you too

    Many people love going to concerts, blasting music in our headphones, and enjoying cinematic movies at the loudest volume.  What they don't love is the ringing noise afterward.  One nueroscientist's research led to a breakthrough supplement called Soundbites, a new supplement used by celebrity musicians including Kesha, Childish Gambino, Khalid and Eve. 

  • UHV Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate Golf Final Results

    Here are the final results from the UHV  Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate golf tournament.  

  • Legal help for Vets with child support issues

    “The unmet legal needs of Veterans are one of the root causes of homelessness,” said Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “Working with partners in law schools and the legal community, we can improve the lives of these vulnerable Veterans.” The needs of Veterans are on-going throughout the year, not just on one day every year.

  • San Antonio Police: Family targeted in restaurant shooting

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Latest on a shooting outside a restaurant in San Antonio (all times local): Police say a family waiting to be seated at a San Antonio steakhouse was targeted by a masked gunman who opened fire outside the restaurant.     

  • 2018 Claud Jacobs Men and Women College Invitational Sunday Results

    Alex Schies from Texas Wesleyan shot two under par and has a two stroke lead over Kiana Oshiro. Oshiro made a hole in one at the second hole. Trudy Allen from Texas Wesleyan finished in third. UHV's Leah Lerma shot seven over par and is tied in 17th place. In the team competition, Texas Wesleyan is in the lead shooting six over. UHV women are in ninth.  The second round starts at 8:30 am Monday morning at Colony Creek.  The men played two rounds at Victoria Country C...

  • Dealing with Challenging Co-Workers

    Unless you work from home, chances are you have to work with a number of different people with different personalities - and sometimes they just don’t mesh. 

  • Monday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day. 

  • East and West Girls Made All District Team

    The all district awards for East and West were announced today.

  • Drone Brings the Goliad Sheriff's Office to New Heights

    The Goliad Sheriff's Office new drone is giving deputies a vantage point above the horizon that they haven't been able to reach before. 

  • VISD Wrestling and Softball Results

    Five wrestlers have qualified for state. 

  • Faith Academy Basketball Playoff Action

    Faith Academy in playoff action at the Next Generation Gym. 

  • Veteran turns 100

    The family of Felipe Canchola held a birthday party for the World War II veteran. He was a migrant farmer for many years and then a truck driver for the city of Ganado. He turns one hundred tomorrow. 

  • Local organization honors Veterans

    Titan of Victoria held a flag raising cermony today. The goal was to honor local veterans During the ceremony, veterans along with the ROTC marched with flags. They then posted the flags along the gate, and saluted the flag while singing the national anthem.

  • One year anniversary for Kevin's Closet

    Kevin's closet off east Rio Grande is a thrift store with a story. The place is celebrating its one year anniversary. Newscenter 25s David Gibson explains the real goal is to solve a tragic fatal hit and run. Helpful, encourging and youthful,  just a few words to describe Kevin Garza. But on September 27th 2016, tragedy occured in the small town of Bloomington. 11 yr old Kevin Garza was killed by a hit and run driver.

  • VISD Friday Soccer Scores & Highlights

    Here are Friday night's VISD soccer scores and highlights. 

  • East & West Girls Basketball Lose In Area Playoffs

    The VISD girls basketball season ended Friday night. 

  • UHV Softball, Baseball & Golf News

    A busy Friday, leading to a busy weekend for UHV sports. 

  • Lawyer: 13-year-old oil leak remains 'long-term problem'

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A government lawyer says a 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a "long-term problem" without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana's coast.

  • Shareholders in 2nd lawsuit against Wynn Resorts

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the termination agreement announced Friday between casino mogul Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts: A second group of Wynn Resorts shareholders has filed a lawsuit following the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced last month against casino mogul Steve Wynn. 

  • Crossroads Residents Encouraged To Bring Batteries To Recycling Centers

     Some alkaline or single use batteries are not recyclable because they are less viewed as dangerous to the environment since mercury is not used anymore. 

  • Trump decries 'far-fetched' collusion theorie

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says "far-fetched theories" about collusion in the 2016 election "only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russia." 

  • Progress. Partnerships. Preparedness: Six Months after Hurricane Harvey

    AUSTIN, Texas – Six months since Hurricane Harvey battered the Lone Star State, Texans in coastal towns, urban areas, and rural counties continue to move forward with their unprecedented recovery. 

  • Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted a Mexican lancha boat crew engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas, Thursday afternoon. 

  • Hurricane Harvey uncovers history in Victoria County

    A Victoria County resident discovers a piece of history in his backyard after Hurricane Harvey.
  • Industrial AD Resigns

    Industrial high school, looking for a new athletic director and football head coach. 

  • Romney gathers voter signatures for Senate bid

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Latest on Mitt Romney's run for a Utah Senate seat (all times local): Republican Mitt Romney is shaking hands and taking selfies with excited college students as he starts collecting voter signatures for his Utah Senate campaign.    

  • VISD Sports State & Regional Friday Updates

    The first VISD swimmer to make back-to-back trips to state will swim on day two of state. 

  • Family and friends mourn lives lost in Florida high school massacre

    Two of the victims were coaches. One was a student who played trombone in the school band. Another proudly wore his ROTC uniform. Still another loved soccer. And most were so very young. 

  • Cornyn: Kari’s Law to Make Dialing 911 Easier from Multiline Phones Signed by President

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after the President signed Kari’s Law, a bill that amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require multiline telephone systems, common in hotels and offices, to have the ability to directly dial 911 without...

  • Winner Announced in Fisher's Auto Sales Vehicle Giveaway!

    After a month's long contest, with over four hundred entries, Fisher's Auto Sales has announced a winner to their auto sales vehicle giveaway. 

  • Gov. Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For Texas Counties Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Three DeWitt County jailers graduate from ICE program

    Three DeWitt County Jailers graduated the IADP (Immigration Authority Delegation Program) commonly referred to as the 287(g) program. From Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) In Charleston South Carolina. Jailers Capt. Patrick Charlton (valedictorian), Sgt. Pamela Thompson, and Cpl. Melissa Guajardo attended the intensive four-week training program from January 10, 2018 to Feb 6, 2018 sponsored by the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In 2009, ICE r...
  • Jaguar days allows prospective students to learn about UHV

    The University of Houston-Victoria will welcome about 250 students to campus on Feb. 24 for a look into the college experience during the university’s largest Jaguar Day ever. 

  • Governor Abbott's Commission To Rebuild Texas After Hurricane Harvey Update: Issue 17

    “The $90 billion disaster relief funding legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President marks another crucial step forward as Texans continue to recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and I thank the Texas delegation and leaders in Congress for taking action to pass this critical recovery package. While Texans will continue to struggle in Harvey’s wake long after this vote, our resilient spirit remains strong, and we will continue w...
  • Special counsel's office charges 13 Russian nationals, 3 Russian entities with interfering in US political process

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel's office charges 13 Russian nationals, 3 Russian entities with interfering in US political process. We will update this story as more information is released. 

  • Beeville PD says threat to high school not credible

    On February 15, 2018 at approximately 11:00pm, reports were made to Beeville Police about a possible threat to Beeville Independent School District, A. C. Jones High School. Police received images of social media posts indicating that an incident may occur.  In

  • FEMA's TSA efforts continue moving survivors to permanent housing

    As the Feb. 20 Review for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program Approaches, Efforts Continue to Help Remaining Survivors Move to Permanent Housing 

  • Victoria Fire Department investigating two home fires

    The Victoria Fire Department is investigating two home fires. The call came in just before 5:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Rose Street near N. Ben Jordan and N. Ben Wilson. Both fires at both homes were extinguished quickly. The exterior siding to both homes have extensive damage. The fire did extend into the attic of one home, but that fire was also quickly extinguished. No one was hurt.  The investigation is under way, but it appears the fire started outside the homes. 

  • Friday's Question of the Day

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

  • Victoria Livestock Show Events

    The 72nd annual Victoria Livestock show is underway. Events like cattle judging and petting zoos will take place. From now until March 4th, there are over 30 events planned. All events take place at the Victoria Community Center fairgrounds. Kids from six to eighteen will participate. raising cattle is difficult every year for kids, but this year, hurricane Harvey added on.
  • Pet of the Week

    The Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center showcased two pets on Sunrise.  Meet Arabella and Malori.  Arabella is a 3-month-old American Blue Heeler Shepherd. She is a medium sized dog with a brown and black coat. She was taken in on January 16, 2018.  Malori, is our cat this week. She is 7-months-old. She is house trained with a white and red coat. For more on Arabella and Malori click here. 
  • Lawsuit Against Exxon

    Representatives of Exxon Mobil Corp. are denying that the company acted negligently in the case of a worker who died while checking an oil storage tank in eastern Montana.      The Texas-based company on Thursday filed its response to a recent lawsuit from the estate of 30-year-old Trent Vigus of Glendive. Vigus died in July 2010 while working for an Exxon contractor, Nabors Industries.      An attorney for his estate said Vigus' common-law wife began ...
  • Study: Fast walkers have lower heart disease risk

    Many of us likely don't pay attention to how fast we walk, but a recent study suggests that our walking speed might be tied to our risk for developing heart disease. 

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    • Thomas Whitaker scheduled for lethal injection Thursday

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, in a rare decision, is unanimously recommending the death sentence of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker be commuted to life.      Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003.  Whitaker's father, Kent, also was shot in the attack but survived. He's said he wants his 38-year-old son to li...
    • Open Court Days Helps with Outstanding Warrants

      The City of Victoria is participating in a warrant resolution campaign, it's a move eliminating a traditional warrant round-up. 

    • Threats made to VISD schools

      The nation continues to mourn the deaths of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida. In the aftermath, many remain on high alert. But now some are sending threats to schools about possible shootings. Some Victoria schools, in fact, receiving these threats. "a little livid, you know because my son goes to see here, i shouldn't have to feel unsafe about dropping him off," says Michelle Delgado, parent. .

    • Detar offer Heart Health knowledge during Health Expo

      Detar Hospital held their Healthy Heart Expo today to teach Victorians proper health tips and information. Medical staff were on hand to provide valuable knowledge to those attending, including CPR instructions and how unhealthy food affects the body. 

    • Victoria County Commissioners receive grant for Records Preservation Project

      Victoria County Commissioner's received a state grant to continue work on their records preservation project. Victoria Commissioner's accepted a five thousand dollar grant from the Texas Bar Historical Foundation to help fund their preservation project. 

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      The nation continues to mourn the deaths of 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida. In the aftermath, many remain on high alert. But now some are sending threats to schools about possible shootings. Some Victoria schools, in fact, receiving these threats. "a little livid, you know because my son goes to see here, i shouldn't have to feel unsafe about dropping him off," says Michelle Delgado, parent. .

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      Ticket Down is a reputable source of authentic presale tickets for all 2018 Radiohead tour dates.  This whirlwind tour will get underway in Chicago at United Center on July 7th.  During this tour, Radiohead will...
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      Jan. 25, 2018 / PRZen / NEW YORK -- Hyperpigmentation is a common condition, which manifests as darkening of an area of skin caused by the increased production of melanin. Melanin is a brown pigment that produces...
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    • "Four-Tre-Crip" receives 60 years for aggravated robbery, other charges

      A Victoria jury sentenced Dijohn Lamont King, 19, to 60 years in prison in each count of Aggravated Robbery, 20 years in prison (the maximum sentence allowed by law) for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, 20 years in prison (the maximum sentence allowed by law) for Burglary of a...

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