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  • Generals take down Marshals in extra innings

    The Generals were back at home again Sunday night, taking on the Texas Marshals at Riverside Stadium. 

  • Gov. Abbott announces growing support for teacher pay, recruitment & retention legislation

    Governor Abbott Announces Growing Support For Teacher Pay, Recruitment And Retention Legislation AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call for increasing teacher pay and allowing for greater flexibility in recruitment and retention practices is generating growing support across Texas. Teacher pay, recruitment, and retention is part of the Governor's 20-item agenda for the ongoing special legislative session.   "Teachers have a profound impact on a student'...

  • Bad News Chairs host Crossroads Wheelchair Softball Classic

    The Victoria Bad News Chairs hosted day one of the third-annual Crossroads Wheelchair Softball Classic on Saturday.

  • Generals rally for walk-off win over Cane Cutters

    The Victoria Generals continued their four-game home stand Saturday night, taking on the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Riverside Stadium. 

  • Cuero downtown farmers market Saturday

    This Saturday marks the 4th Saturday of the month! So you know what that means... Cuero's Downtown Farmers Market!!! The market will be at 201 E. Main Street from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Generals kick off Warrior's Weekend series with win

    The Victoria Generals returned to action Friday night against the Acadiana Cane Cutters. The home series also kicked off the Generals' Warrior's Weekend series. 

  • 2017 Ruby Begonia Selected Today

    Tonight the Ruby Begonia was selected for 2017. There were two turkeys on hand for tonight's race. The turkeys didn't stay on the course that long.  The asphalt was so hot the turkeys remained on the surface for a short time before darting to the shade. The Turkeyfest team tried to run the bird a couple of times before settling on a winner. 

  • Manning keeps national champion streak alive

    Manning Gymnastics has kept its national championship streak alive, at the USA Gymnastics Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

  • Coast Guard crews work to keep fishing boat afloat near Port Aransas

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Additional Coast Guard crews have been sent to keep flooding at bay aboard a commercial fishing vessel with four people aboard, 30 miles northeast of Port Aransas, Friday. A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Station Port Aransas response boat crew each delivered dewatering pumps earlier in the morning, after the 95-foot Miss Tina II reported that they were taking on wat...
  • Should there be more 'Quiet Zones' in Victoria?

    Trains come and go through all hours everyday, and their horns caused the city to make some changes.

  • Gov. Abbott announces growing support for legislation to stop taxpayer dollars used to collect union dues

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call for legislation that prohibits both state and local governments from deducting union dues from public employees' paychecks is generating growing support across Texas. Prohibiting the use of taxpayer dollars to fund the collection of union dues is part of the Governor's 20-item agenda for the ongoing special legislative session. 

  • Bay City PD awards scholarships to local teenagers

    The Bay City Police Department awarded four teenagers scholarships  through their shop with a cop program.  the purpose of the program is it to assist youth into becoming successful adults by way of developing trust with local law enforcement 

  • Exxon Mobil fined for violating sanctions on Russia

    An oil giant is facing a big fine from the government over business practices with Russia and Target is doing away with it's cartwheel perks for customers. The treasury department has fined Exxon Mobil $2 million for showing reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Rex Tillerson was the company's CEO. 

  • Target to end cartwheel perks program

    An oil giant is facing a big fine from the government over business practices with Russia and Target is doing away with it's cartwheel perks for customers. The treasury department has fined Exxon Mobil $2 million for showing reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Rex Tillerson was the company's CEO. The breach of sanctions during Tillerson's tenure at the oil giant raises questions about his ability to enforce sanctions and persuade European countries to keep doing so....

  • Bay City PD says suspicious person reports increasing

    The Bay City Police Department says there has been increased reports of suspicious persons in neighborhoods. If you see suspicious or unknown persons in your neighborhood please call Bay City PD. The Bay City PD says they would rather come and check everything out, than to not get a call and your neighborhood be burglarized. The police department has stepped up neighborhood patrols but we need your help. Please call 979-245-8500 to report any suspicious activity or person(s).
  • Sean Spicer resigns as White House Press Secretary

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned. The news broke on the same day the White House announced Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director. Scaramucci was a Trump campaign fundraiser. A White House official and top GOP adviser said President Trump asked Spicer to stay on

  • Texas unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent in June

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.6 percent in June for the second straight month of declines.      The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday reported last month's jobless figure compares to 4.8 percent statewide unemployment in May. The Texas  jobless figure held steady at 5 percent during March and April.

  • Victoria elections office in need of judges and poll workers

    Needing election judges to be appointed for a 1 year term, as well as poll workers to assist in the following elections, September 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2018. Your term would include the November 7, 2017, Constitutional Amendment Election, March 6, 2018, Primary Election & May 22, 2018, Primary Runoff Election. Training will be provided for these elections. If you want to help you should contact the Election Office at 2805 N. Navarro, 

  • Cuero Youth Track Team Goes To State

    Cuero Select Track is sending seven athletes to state. 

  • Wharton councilman resigns

    Wharton councilman Vincent Huerta turned in his resignation at the last council meeting on July 10th with his last effective day being July 11th.   Huerta's reason for leaving is that he is moving out of the city limits.  

  • Wharton police find missing woman

    The Wharton Police Department has found a missing woman.  Brittney Shae Vasquez,18, went missing Monday morning. Wharton police found Vasquez and returned her home Wednesday night. The reason for her disappearance is still unknown. 
  • Tip A Cop Event Next Thursday

    Next Thursday evening you can eat dinner while supporting a great cause by heading out to Texas Roadhouse. The Tip-A-Cop event will benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run which is a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. Local law enforcement will lend a helping hand at the event.  "The police officers come here to help  help out and they do help out with the wait staff and talk with all of the guest and its for the Special Olympics," said Taylor Blanton. Last year ...

  • Ruby Begonia Selection Day Tomorrow

    Ruby Begonia and Paycheck has battled each other since 1973. The turkeys for Turkeyfest will have an equal chance of being selected for this year. "We will actually run races and the board and the  will pick a bird from that group and that will be the ruby begonia for this year," said Raft. The Turkeyfest board is looking for these characteristics. " They are long legged they are fast and alert," said Raft. Besides the announcement of Ruby Begonia, the publi...

  • The way we shop for groceries continues to change

    The way we shop for groceries continues to change.  For a growing number of people, the days of one-stop shopping are over, with many making multiple stops to pick up everything they need, that's according to Magid, a Minneapolis based research firm.  It's a throwback to the first half of the 20th century before the birth of the modern day supermarket when people visited the butcher shop, the bakery and the produce stand. 

  • Local motorcycle club receives pay it forward donation

    This week's Pay it Forward Thursday is going to the Gypsies Motorcycle Club! Jeff stopped by the Pay it Forward truck on his way to the doctor and decided to give the $300 to this local motorcycle club because "they have runs, they have benefits, everything they can for kids, any non-profit organizations they can donate to all the time," said Jeff. "They are a good group." Gypsies Motorcycle Club said they help the community in different ways throughout the year ...
  • Home builders increase construction in June

    Despite an increase in construction of new homes, there is still a shortage of homes available for buyers.  Home builders increased construction in June, with housing starts climbing 8.3 % for the month. The gain ended three months of declines and marked the strongest pace since February.  New construction has risen 3.9 % for the year, but that increase hasn't been enough to offset the decrease in existing homes being listed for sale.  June housing figures point to a h...
  • VISD holds summer long book drive

    Do your children love to read? Look for a school bus near you.   All summer long Victoria ISD has had their school bus book drive.  Every Tuesday and Thursday, a bus comes to a school where  kids can relax and read. This book drive is to encourage kids to read during the summer. Books range from a Pre-K to 5th grade reading level.  Torres Elementary - July 25th 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Rowland Elementary - July 27th 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
  • O.J. Simpson granted parole

    O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas. A Nevada parole board decided Thursday that the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October after serving his minimum term for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. Simpson responded emotionally, saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank you." Four parole commissioners in Carson City questioned Simpson by videoconferen...

  • $7 million lotto Texas jackpot winning ticket sold in Little Elm

    (AUSTIN) – A $7 million jackpot winning ticket for the Lotto Texas® drawing held on July 19 was sold in Little Elm. The ticket matched all six numbers drawn (1-3-11-15-16-50). The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase and the claimant will receive $4,891,713.84. The prize has not yet been claimed. “If you have the winning Lotto Texas jackpot ticket, sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until you can travel to Austin and claim the pr...

  • Senator John McCain diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer

    Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor.      The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. That's where McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye last Friday. He and his family are considering further treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.      According to the American Brain Tumor Association, more than 

  • Victoria Gymagic Kids Make National Team Trials

    Several Victoria Gymagic kids will get a chance to make our national team. 

  • Mosque Fire Trial to Remain in Victoria

    A pretrial hearing was held on Wednesday for the suspected mosque arsonist Marq Perez.
  • Goliad Native Gets Special National Football Honor

    A major national honor for a Goliad native. 

  • East Girls Golfer Gets Special Workout

    East girls golfer Maddie Mattocks wants to have a great senior season. 

  • Gov. Abbott announces growing support for restricting municipal annexation

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his call to reform and restrict the municipal annexation process is generating growing support across Texas. Reforming the municipal annexation process is part of the Governor's 20-item agenda for the ongoing special legislative session.   "As the strongest voice for real estate consumers, the Texas Association of REALTORS® applauds Gov. Abbott 

  • Donations From Poco Bueno Used To Feed The Hungry

    When Pastor Erny McDonough of Fisherman's Chapel in Port O'connor learned 23 years ago that he would receive fish donations, the first thing he wanted to do  was give back to the community.. "I was very excited about the prospective of taking fish gleam them, clean them, and freeze them and pass those out to needy folks," said McDonough. At Poco Bueno, the church received 5,000 pounds of fish and there was one fisherman that wanted to donate despite having two small f...

  • VC to offer nurse aide classes this fall

    Victoria College’s Allied Health Continuing Education Department will offer nurse aide classes at two locations this fall. “There is a shortage of qualified nurse aides,” said Allied Health Continuing Education Director Shari Gould. “These classes prepare students for entry-level nursing assistant 

  • Wharton PD now accepting citizen's police academy applications

    The Wharton Police Department is now accepting applications for their Citizen's Police Academy, starting Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 . The course will be held every Tuesday night for 11 weeks, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Wharton Civic Center, located at 1924 N. Fulton, Wharton, TX. 77488. Chief Terry David Lynch invites the community to come be a part of our Wharton Police Department family from the inside out. During the free 11 week course, you'll be exposed to many a...
  • T.G. Sheppard added to 9th Annual Charity Concert Series

    An additional traditional country music concert has been scheduled for the 2017 Charity Concert Series at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts in Victoria. T.G. Sheppard will perform with special guest Kelly Lang on Friday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The series benefits Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, the Victoria Lions Club and the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on sale to the general public for $40 each and can be 

  • Wharton PD searches for missing woman

    Wharton Police Department is searching for a missing woman.  Brittney Shae Vasquez went missing Monday morning July 17th. Vasquez is an 18 year old Hispanic woman, 5 ft 10 in tall, weighs 180 pounds with black hair brown eyes.   Contact the Wharton Police Department at (979) 532-3131 with any possible information relating to the location of Brittney Vasquez.
  • Cuero Regional Hospital blood drive

    Cuero Regional Hospital will be ho...
  • DPS arrest Texas most wanted fugitive

    DPS troopers found one of Texas' top ten most wanted fugitives after receiving a tip.  Texas Crimestoppers received an anonymous tip regarding an address for 57 year old fugitive Briggs Lawhon's address near Angleton, Texas on Wednesday, July 12th.  The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive task force and Texas DPS  special agents, arrested Lawhon in Angleton. Lawhon is affiliated with the Bandidos Outlaw motorcycle gang and had been wanted since December 2015. Lawhon was w...
  • Victoria Fire Department is seeking new employees.

    The Victoria Fire Department is currently posting for open positions in the department on their Facebook page.  This posting is described as unique in that they are also offering an opportunity for a candidate that may only possess an EMT certification. The opportunity allows for the candidate to join the department and receive a salary while going through the certification process to become a firefighter. According to the Facebook post, VFD is also offering this opportunity fo...

  • VC offers Microsoft Excel course starting August 1st

    Victoria College’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department is offering a Microsoft Excel course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Aug. 1 to Aug. 22. The classes will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 305 of Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex. Through hands-on instruction, 

  • Victoria parks and rec accepting golf course applications

    The Victoria Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of Temporary Head Golf Professional to serve at the Riverside Golf Course! Apply online at www.victoriatx.org!
  • VPD to hold community outreach forum

    The Victoria Police Department will hold a community outreach forum to connect and inform the community on safety and issues.  The forum gives the community the opportunity to meet the officers who patrol your neighborhood and receive information on:  The Patrol Zones in Which You Live and Work In What Is Happening in Your Neighborhood and Across the Community Crime Prevention & Traffic Safety Tips COV Environmental Services &  COV Code Enforcement Inf...
  • UHV Hires New Soccer Assistant

    UHV soccer has a new assistant coach. 

  • Texas slams the brakes on a major odometer fraud operation

    TXDMV urges consumers to protect themselves against odometer rollbacks Austin - A man suspected of rolling back the odometers on hundreds of vehicles to defraud innocent Texas consumers was arrested following a three-year investigation by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TXDMV), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Fort Worth Police Department, the Grand Prairie Police Department, the Tarrant County Regional 

  • UHV Sports Teams Get NAIA Honors

    Four UHV sports teams get NAIA national academic recognition. 

  • Wienerschnitzel celebrates National Hot Dog day

    For the World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain® – July 19 is a very significant day of the year. On this day, Americans celebrate “National Hot Dog Day,” honoring one of the nation’s most iconic and favorite foods. Irvine, Calif.-based Wienerschnitzel is making its restaurants the ultimate place to celebrate this year’s National Hot Dog Day with a limited time offer of five Original Chili Dogs for $5. The special price...
  • Pizza Hut plans to hire 14,000 new drivers this year

    Pizza Hut announced it is adding 14,000 new drivers by the end of the year as it looks to speed deliveries to its customers.  Pizza Hut operates more than 16,400 restaurants in 100 countries, but as it faces increased competition. Pizza Hut's corporate parent, Yum Brands, announced it will invest $130 million to upgrade restaurant technology, improve digital and e-commerce capacity and boost advertising
  • Retailers compete for back to school sales

    Parents will soon be heading out to purchase clothes and school supplies for their kids, and retailers will be competing for that business.  Retailers are aggressively competing for an estimated $27 billion that parents plan to spend during the back-to-school shopping season.   Parents of students in grades K through 12 plan to spend about $501 per student and a recent survey noted that about 20 % of where and how that money will be spent has yet to be decided.  The mo...
  • Victoria ISD health science teacher position now open

    Victoria ISD Health Science Teacher position now open. A Health Science teaching position is available at the Career and Technology Institute (CTI) for the 2017-2018 year. If you have two years of full-time wage-earning experience in a licensed medical field, such as nursing, EMT or other, and have earned an Associates or a more advanced degree, and you have a current licensure/certification in the medical profession, then you are 

  • Generals Get Win, Take Break

    The Generals end an eight games in eight days run with a win. 

  • Navarro Median Project to Begin Construction by 2020

    TxDOT plans to finalize the Navarro median project design by 2018, and begin construction by 2020.

  • Texas prepaid tuition program’s newborn enrollment deadline approaches

    (AUSTIN) — The deadline is extended through July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise FundSM and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than one year at the time of enrollment. 

  • VISD 2017-2018 school year registration starts in August

    School is right around the corner and it's almost time to register your child for the 2017-2018 school year. 

  • Governor Abbott announces elementary school reading initiative

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath today announced a comprehensive reading initiative – Texas Readers – to strengthen the reading skills of students across the state. “While Texas has some of the best public schools in the country, there is still more we can do to provide our children with the best education possible,” said Governor Abbott.  “Texas Readers tackles the important issue of student literacy and...
  • Bay City massage therapist arrested on second sexual assault charge

    A Bay City based massage therapist has been charged with sexually assaulting another of his clients. After posting of his last arrest for assaulting a client, another victim came forward. On July 13, 2017, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Warrant Officer Tomasita Tabares served a second warrant on John Thomas Whitman, 52, Bay City, for Sexual Assault. Whitman is suspected of sexually assaulting a woman who was visiting his home based massage 

  • Two Bay City men injured in discussion over license to carry

    Bay City police officers went to 4617 7th Street in reference to multiple gunshot victims on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at approximately 9:44 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found two men who appeared to be injured. Both required medical attention. Witnesses stated several subjects were sitting around the 

  • Arrestee died in VCSO custody

    A man arrested for marijuana possession has died in police custody at the Victoria County Jail. At about 12:55 a.m. on July 18, jailers observed Michael Anthony Rivera, 34, experiencing some unknown medical event in his holding cells. The medical staff summoned then called EMS. Rivera was transported to Citizens Medical Center where the life saving measures started by EMS were continued.

  • VCSO says beware of fake warrant calls

    The Victoria County Sheriff's Office received several reports from citizens receiving phone calls from an individual that identified themselves as a Victoria County Sheriff's Deputy. This person says that he has warrants for people that have missed court dates or for unpaid traffic tickets. The Sheriff's Office will not call you about warrants. We will only make contact with you either in person or by mail. It is the policy of the Sheriff's Office to not release warrant informa...
  • STJ Softball Gets New Head Coach

    John Hoelter has been hired as the St. Joseph High School Lady Flyers head softball  coach. 

  • Kinder Morgan invests big in Jackson County Emergency Services

    Kinder Morgan, Inc. contributed $10,000 to the Jackson County Emergency Services District No. 3 to support the Edna Fire Department's public safety efforts. These funds will be used to outfit Fire Engine 2 with equipment needed to respond as a rescue aid county wide. Edna Fire Department is comprised of volunteer and paid firefighters to ensure responders are providing 24-hour coverage.

  • VC receives national recognition as ‘Great College to Work For’

    Victoria College has been selected a 2017 “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.                                        This year 232 institutions nationwide, including 77 two-year institutions, participated in the survey conducted by ModernThink LLC. Victor...
  • Walmart apologizes for racial slur in listing on website

    A racial slur posted by a third party has Walmart apologizing to its customers.  Walmart is apologizing after a third-party vendor used a racial slur in a product description and has removed the listing from its website, calling it a "clear violation of our policy". The retailer said it was "appalled that this third party seller listed their items with this description".  Walmart sells 50 million products on its site, including those from third party sel...
  • Generals overpowered at home by the Twins

    After six straight games on the road, the Generals returned to Riverside Stadium on Monday to take on the Texarkana Twins. 

  • Bad News Chairs to host Crossroads Wheelchair Softball Classic

    Victoria's adaptive sports team, the Bad News Chairs, is preparing for the annual Crossroads Wheelchair Softball Classic. 

  • Victoria County Bridge Repairs Taking Longer Than Expected, Commissioner says

  • Fallen trees cause damage on Navarro

    This weekends storms caused damage to a fence on North St. and Navarro. Crews were out today trying to remove the large tree. The strong winds also knocked down another tree creating a domino effect involving an awning and a van. There were no injuries in either incident.  
  • Names released in fiery Hwy 87 crash that killed 3 Thursday

    The names of the victims involved in the Thursday night fatal Highway 87 fiery crash have been released.  .

  • Poco Bueno fishing tournament wraps up

    It's an event that's been around for nearly 50 years and thousands came out this weekend to watch the weigh ins. the poco bueno fishing tournament wrapped up Saturday weighing some pretty big game.  

  • Coast Guard rescues three boaters after capsizing

    Weekend thunderstorms cause a boat to capsize in Matagorda Bay early Sunday morning. Three people were holding onto their boat after it capsized while they were fishing in Matagorda Bay. A bystander saw the three people in distress and contacted the U.S. Coast Guard.  Coast Guard rescued the three boaters and took them to the Port O'Connor Coast Guard station. None of the three persons had medical concerns.
  • Disney villains coming to a mailbox near you

    ANAHEIM, CA — Tomorrow, the U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the rich legacy of the Walt Disney Studio’s Ink & Paint Department by dedicating a sheet of 20 Forever stamps featuring 10 classic Disney Villains. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan will be joined by Disney officials in dedicating the stamps. “The Postal Service is highlighting the Disney Villains and the pioneering spirit of the Ink and Paint Department that brought many of these charact...
  • Crime Stoppers search for registered sex offender

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information about Antonio Hernandez Juarez.  Juarez is a 33 year old Hispanic male.  He is 5’7 and 220lbs.  Juarez has a felony warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.  If you have any information about the location of Juarez, please contact Victoria Crime Stoppers at 572-4200.  All tips are anonymous and if you give information that leads to Juarez’s arrest, you could earn a case reward.”

  • White House plans 'Made in America' week

    Bacon lovers are causing the price of pork to rise. A data breach at a national newspaper you may read, plus the White House is dubbing this week 'Made in America week. Our lust for bacon is not only hurting our waistlines but also our wallets. According to the Wall Street Journal, our craving for the breakfast treat is pushing pork prices to record highs and pig farmers are struggling to keep up with demand. The market-research firm, Nielsen says last year Americans bought 14% more...
  • More Victoria swimmers qualify for state at regionals

    Victoria hosted the final day of the TAAF Region 16 swim championships on Sunday at the VISD Aquatics Center. 

  • Summer Kids Play Week: Golf

    For determined athletes, time away from school doesn't mean time away from the game. Many local golfers continue improving their skills by playing on the Southern Texas PGA Junior Tour during the summer. 
  • VC to offer engineering course beginning this fall

    Victoria College will begin offering an Introduction to Engineering course during the Fall 2017 semester. ENGR 1201 will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 8:50 a.m. Victoria College Math Instructor Deborah Pedraza will be teaching the class. “We are very excited to be able to offer an engineering course here at VC, with more planned in the future,” said Victoria College Mathematics Department Chair Melanie Yosko.

  • VC power line worker info session scheduled for July 18

    An information session for Victoria College’s Power Line Worker classes will be held Tuesday, July 18 at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex. Victoria College will hold a Power Line Worker Information Session on Tuesday, July 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex. Victoria College is partnering with Victoria Electric Cooperative to offer Power Line Worker courses to meet a growing demand in the field. Power Line Worker Le...
  • Victoria hosts day one of regional swim meet

    The first day of the TAAF Region 16 Swim Championships got started on Saturday, hosted in Victoria at the VISD Aquatic Center. 

  • Poco Bueno Fishing Tournament This Weekend

    I'm here in Port O'Connor for Poco Bueno which is free for the public and the weather today has been great and the waves were smooth. There were two groups of boaters and one group was a two man team that stayed near the shore. " The inshore guys have an area that goes east of the Colorado River and mile offshore and then to our west just past Seadrift," said Fonderen. The offshore group went out into the Gulf of Mexico looking for blue marlin and in order for it to be wei...

  • 14th Anniversary of Hurricane Claudette

    Claudette formed from a tropical wave just off the west coast of Africa on July 1st. A week later it became tropical storm as it was moving west towards the Yucatan Peninsula. It made it first landfall along the Yucatan Peninsula on July 11 as a tropical storm with winds of 60 mph. As Claudette moved back into the Gulf of Mexico, it gained with strength with warmer ocean temperatures and became a hurricane. It continued to be a hurricane until it made landfall at Matagorda Island as ...

  • Registration for fall classes at VC begins July 17

    Registration for the Fall 2017 semester at Victoria College will begin Monday, July 17 and run through noon on Thursday, Aug. 17 at VC’s Student Services Building. Advisors will be available during normal office hours (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.) to assist students in the registration process. Students can 

  • VC honors 21 GED graduates during July 8 ceremony

    Pictured are the The 21 adult education graduates honored by Victoria College on July 8. Victoria College recognized 21 adult education graduates for earning their GEDs during a ceremony on July 8 at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. A total of 64 adult education students received their GEDs during the 2016-17 school year. “For some of you, this journey has been long-fought,” Victoria College Adult Education Advisor Nadine Hensc...
  • Generals Sweep Marshals

    The Generals get a two-game road sweep Friday night. 

  • Victoria Gymagic National Champs

    It was another great USA Gymnastics national meet for Victoria Gymagic. 

  • Summer Kids Play Week: Basketball

    Our Summer Kids Play Week series continues with basketball. 

  • Lavaca County sex crimes trial ruled mistrial

    A Yoakum man is facing more than 60 charges of sex crimes. The trial of Shane Cliff started Monday.  Cliffe faces 16 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years old, one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, along with many others. 36 counts of sexual assault of a Child When Prohibited To Marry four counts aggravated sexual assault by use of force, four counts sexual performance of a child by a parent, four counts 

  • Sho Up & Sho Out Friday National Track Results

    Here are Friday's Sho Up & Sho Out track club of Victoria's results from the AAU National Team championships in Orlando. 

  • East Football Summer Camp

    East football is holding two summer camps on the same day.  

  • Wharton deputies search for burglary suspects

    The Wharton County Sheriff's Office is in need of assistance from the public to help to identify the subjects in the attached photos. The subjects burglarized the Dollar General on Boling Street on Thursday, July 13th at around 3:30 AM. The subjects took a large quantity of cigarettes. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sgt. Scott Grosser at the Wharton County Sheriff's Office at 979-532-1550 or 979-543-1373.
  • Fire officials says Rep. Todd Hunter office fire ruled arson

    CORPUS CHRISTI – Rep. Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi) says he was informed by the proper investigation authorities that they believe the fire at his district office on Staples Street in Corpus Christi was intentional. The Corpus Christi Fire Department, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Department of

  • Honda recalls more than 1 million cars due to fire risk

    Honda is recalling one million of it's cars. Honda announced the recall of 1.2 million Accord midsize cars from 2013 to 2016 model years due to a battery sensor that can short out, possibly causing a fire. The automaker says it has four reports of engine compartment fires caused by the issue, but no injuries.  All the fires were in states where salt is used to clear icy roads in the winter. A terminal on the battery isn't sealed properly from moisture and the road salt can get i...
  • Goliad missing man's truck found in Harris County

    A 44 year old Goliad man's abandoned truck was found Thursday afternoon.  Johnny Lee Martin, 44, was last seen by his family on Saturday, July 8th at a family gathering in Woodsboro. His family says Martin told them he was leaving to shower and would come back to the gathering. Martin's family says he never came back.  The family asked the Goliad County Sheriff's Office to perform welfare check at Martin's Goliad residence. Goliad deputies did not find any

  • KAVU Pet of the Week

    Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center joined us in studio this morning for our KAVU Pet of the week.

  • Three killed in overnight accident on Highway 87

    An accident on Highway 87 kills three people and shuts down part of the highway near Wood High Road.

  • Generals Win In Big D

    The Generals start off their two-game road set with the Texas Marshals with a win. 

  • Resident's Opinions Differ Over Kohutek Bridge

    A bridge in Victoria County has the community torn over renovations that were made over a year ago.

  • West Junior Baseball All-Stars Go To State

    The Victoria West Junior Little League All-Star Baseball team is 7-0 in the playoffs. 

  • Summer Kids Play Week: Boxing

    Our Summer Kids Play Week series continues tonight with boxing. 

  • Back To School Vaccinations For Students

    The Victoria Public Health Department is open for children to receive their vaccinations. The forms that you need to bring include a complete shot record and proof you are on Medicaid. You can stop by for the shots at the times you see on your screen. Mondays 1-4 PM; Wednesdays 8-11 AM and 1-4 PM; and Fridays 7:30-11:30 AM. Nurse Shannon Geistman recommends coming in now to beat the august crowds. 

  • Antonio Vela Jr Still Missing

    The family of Antonio Vela Jr is still searching for their relative. The family was at the corner of Sam Houston and Navarro this afternoon.  Vela has been missing since June 15th. He was last seen at Sports on Stockbauer. Officials then found his car on Venglar Road in Inez the next day. The family says there are no new leads and they want the public to say something if they know what happened. "We are not going to stay quiet, we are going to keep on reminding everyone tha...

  • 10 Arrested in De Witt County Narcotic Investigation Update

    Ten people were arrested apart of the county's drug investigation and Sheriff Bowen tells me more arrest could be coming.. "People that are being tracked at this time we expect them to be brought in within a short period of time," said Bowen. With this operation, Bowen and his team arrested most of the people in western part of the county. " the bulk of the activity was found in the western areas between Yorktown and Norheim," said Bowen. According to Bowen, ther...

  • Oil pipeline rupture in Bastrop spills 1,200 barrels of crude

    authorities say about 50 thousand gallons of crude oil spilled after a contractor accidentally cut an underground pipeline near bastrop. a spokesman for Magellan midstream partners says the contractor was conducting maintenance this morning when he struck a fitting on the longhorn pipeline 

  • Local church receives Pay It Forward donation

    It's a great Pay it Forward Thursday morning and we're out here at Our Lady of Victory's new church building-we can't wait to see what's happening over here and we also can't wait to see who's gonna stop and Pay it Forward with the 300 dollars.    My name is Curt Allison…and yours?  Larissa Perez.  

  • Victoria health department offers children vaccines

  • Victoria Police Department now hiring

    The Victoria Police Department is now hiring.  VPD is looking for a senior police officer, police officer trainee and telecommunications call taker. Click here to apply online. 
  • Sho Up & Sho Out Track At Nationals

    A top ten finish for a local youth track athlete at nationals. 

  • Car wreck on Zac Lentz Pkwy causes light outage

    Two lights were down and one broken at Main Street and Zac Lentz Parkway around 1 p.m. Thursday after a truck crashed into a light. Victoria Public Works is on the scene repairing the lights. 
  • Industrial Volleyball Player Gets Big Win

    Tuesday night was big for Savhannah Kitchens. 

  • UHV SBDC workshop to help minority-owned businesses get certification

    Minorities who own area businesses will have the opportunity to learn how to receive a certification that will make it easier to receive government contracts at an upcoming University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center workshop. Joe Humphreys The TxHUB & CMBL Program with Application Preparation will be hosted by the UHV SBDC from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 19 at the SBDC’s new location on the 

  • Three UHV online programs ranked for affordability

    National ranking website OnlineU.org recently included University of Houston-Victoria’s programs in computer information systems, creative writing and economics in three lists of affordable degree options. The rankings are: No. 12 – Most Affordable Online Colleges for Creative Writing Degrees No. 14 – Most Affordable Online Colleges for a Master’s in Information Systems No. 22 – Most Affordable Online Colleges for Economics Degrees 

  • UHV invites prospective, current students to Katy open house

    KATY – The University of Houston-Victoria at Katy will open its doors July 20 to all prospective transfer and graduate students who want to learn more about the university. The same event also will serve as a chance for current UHV students to enroll in fall classes, which begin Aug. 28. The UHV Katy Open House will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room on the third floor of UHV Katy, 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Building 2. It is free and 

  • UHV purchases large portion of Town Plaza Mall

    University of Houston-Victoria has purchased a large segment of the former Town Plaza Mall to house university classrooms, labs, storage and space for business and community development initiatives. The university acquired 132,000 square feet of the former mall on 10 acres of land located in the 1500 block of Airline Road just east of Laurent Street – about a mile from campus. UHV used $1.9 million in capital construction bonds to buy the 

  • Coast Guard medevacs man off ship in Gulf of Mexico

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Coast Guard crews medevaced a 67-year-old man off an offshore supply vessel about 40 miles southeast of Port O'Connor Wednesday evening. At 7:46 p.m., the crew of the Brutus contacted Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders on VHF marine radio channel 16 to report a diabetic man aboard that was suffering significant confusion, which indicated a possible stroke. A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 

  • ABC announces new premiere date for 'Bachelor in Paradise'

    ABC ANNOUNCES NEW PREMIERE DATE FOR 'BACHELOR IN PARADISE'   You're cordially invited to the wedding of Carly Waddell and Evan Bass from 'Bachelor in Paradise' season 3 to be featured this season.    ABC sets a new date for the summer breakout series "Bachelor in Paradise," with a two-night premiere kicking off Monday, August14, 7 p.m.-9:01 p.m. and Tuesday, August 15 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. Warner Bros. suspended filming on the...
  • Verizon data of 6 million users leaked online

    The fed might consider slowing down the pace of interest rate hikes and millions of Verizon customers records have been compromised. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers on the House Financial Services committee that the fed might consider slowing the pace of interest rate hikes if inflation remains below its target level.  Yellen signaled no change in policy and indicated that the three rate hikes since December will likely be followed by one more this year but inv...
  • Generals Win Streak Ends

    The Generals three-game win streak ended Wednesday night. 

  • Victoria Pole Vaulter Qualifies For Nationals

    West senior Ryleigh Redding has now qualified for two major national track meets this summer. 

  • Victoria Gymagic Kids Going To Europe

    Three Victoria Gymagic athletes are headed to Belarus. 

  • Summer Kids Play Week: Swimming

    Our Summer Kids Play Week series continues with swimming. 

  • State Rep. Geanie Morrison Discusses Mental Health, Legislative Session

  • Two Injured After Car Drives in Ditch

    Two people are in the hospital after a single vehicle wreck on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Early Harvest Season in Victoria County

    I'm here in Victoria County where farmers are out harvesting corn and grain sorghum and so far the yields are looking good. " We had good spring rains we had timely rains in lots of areas that really helped in certain stages or growth in development of the plant. Those timely rains has lead to great yields in Victoria County. So far this year, we are seeing between 120 and 150 bushels of corn per acre and in grain sorghum we are seeing between 6700 to 7000 lbs per acre harvested...

  • 10 arrested in DeWitt County narcotics investigation

    Ten people were arrested in a DeWitt County narcotics investigation Tuesday afternoon.  DeWitt County Sheriff's deputies served indictments  issued as a result of a six month long investigation into the sale and distribution of narcotics in the area.  Ten people were taken into custody. DeWitt deputies seized 3.55 grams of methamphetamine, 5.28 ounces of marijuana, and $288 in cash.  DeWitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen says he expects more 

  • 2017 Poco Bueno fishing tournament begins

    The 2017 Poco Bueno fishing tournament begins July 12th -15th.  The weigh-in will be at the fishing center in Port O'Connor and it will be free to the public! 

  • Attempted Child Abduction in Palacios

    There was an attempted abduction of a child from the Vacation Bible School at St. Anthony of Padua in Palacios yesterday. The suspect is a middle aged, Hispanic woman in her 40's or 50's with grey, shoulder length hair,  wearing pink pants and a shirt with fruit on it.  

  • The 2017 Bootfest Lineup

     Bootfest, celebrating its seventh anniversary in 2017, is recognized as one of the premiere music festivals in South Texas, seamlessly merging the genres of Country, Tejano, Rock, Folk, and Blues into a two-day, family-friendly event. This year's festival takes place in beautiful Downtown Victoria October 6-7, 2017. The festival kicks off on Friday. 

  • Hall Electric celebrates 50th anniversary

    Hall Electric is celebrating their 50th anniversary and to celebrate this milestone the community is invited to Hall Electric's three day celebration. Starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony at it's store front Thursday at 10 a.m.  There will be giveaways on all three days Thursday, Friday and Saturday of jewelry, custom cutting boards and more On Saturday, there will be a grand prize drawing for a $5,000 home makeover package. Hall Electric asked the ...
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    • Cuero downtown farmers market Saturday

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    • 2017 Ruby Begonia Selected Today

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    • Coast Guard crews work to keep fishing boat afloat near Port Aransas

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