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  • Friday's Question of the Day

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

  • Gun Found at Industrial HS

    A student brought a gun to the Industrial High school campus to trade for an electronic cigarette with another student. Officials say nobody was in danger at any time on Thursday.  

  • USPS today celebrates love of all kinds with the Love Flourishes Forever stamp

    PHOENIX — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates love of all kinds with the dedication of  the Love Flourishes Forever stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the CREATIVATION conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Love Flourishes is the latest stamp in the popular Love series, which began 45 years ago. The stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love” written in cursive script. Hand-painted by arti...
  • DeTar Hospital welcomes new CEO

    DeTar Hospital will hold an event Thursday evening welcoming their new CEO.  DeTar Hospital will come their new Chief Executive Officer, Gary Malaer, at DeTar Hospital Navarro Medi Center Thursday, January 18th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Most recently, Mr. Malaer served as CEO of Carolinas Hospital System in Florence, S.C. Equipped with more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience, he has worked at hospitals across Texas and Florida. He holds a master's degree in...

  • VPD respond to shooting on Regency Ave

    VPD Officers responded to shots fired at the 100 block of Regency Avenue at 1:30 this afternoon. An injured man was located. The man was transported by VFD to Citizens Medical Center where he is being treated for non life-threatening injuries. 

  • Victoria County receives Silver ranking from Texas Healthy Community Program

    The Victoria County Public Health Department met with community leaders to discuss ongoing plans to promote healthy living. During the meeting, health officials revealed the results of the county's Texas Healthy Community assessment. 

  • Disaster Unemployment Benefit Payments for Hurricane Harvey Ending in February

    AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reminds individuals whose employment or self-employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and who are receiving disaster unemployment benefits that their payments will end in February 2018. The Disaster Assistance Period for Hurricane Harvey ends Feb. 24, 2018, which means the benefit week ending Feb. 24, 2018, is the final payable week for customers receiving Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for Hurricane Harvey. As per federa...
  • Stroman Middle School closed Friday due to heating repairs

    The Stroman campus will be closed on Friday, January 19th, and students will not report to school. Stroman students will not be required to make up this attendance day. 

  • T. Boone Pickens' Pampa ranch is for sale

    T. Boone Pickens' first goal for the ranch was to enrich the land and returning it to an oasis for wildlife, much of which is back to its natural state of lush natural grasses which have never been grazed. It’s the perfect environment to protect thousands of quail and wildlife.

  • Amazon reveals top 20 city candidates for its second HQ

    The top 20 finalists for Amazon's second headquarters are in.  The e-commerce giant announced Thursday it narrowed down proposals to 20 cities from 238. Most of the top contenders are well-known cities like New York, Atlanta and Boston.  They are all east of the Mississippi River except Los Angeles and Denver.  Toronto is the only city outside the U.S. to make the cut.  Competition for the so-called HQ2 is fierce as Amazon plans to invest more than $...
  • Gun found at Industrial ISD Thursday morning

    The IHS administration was informed this morning at approximately 10:30 of the possibility of a gun being on campus. Jackson County Sheriff’s Department was utilized and a weapon was found, confiscated, and turned over to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. At no time were the students, faculty, staff, or any individual of IISD in any danger. Industrial ISD takes these situations very seriously and will adhere to proper policy in this matter. Paul Darilek, Superint...
  • Gov. Abbott Statement On Austin And Dallas Named As Finalists For Amazon's HQ2

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement after Amazon announced the top 20 cities being considered for HQ2, which includes both Austin and Dallas, TX.  "Texas is the land of opportunity, and I am thrilled to see that Amazon has included both Austin and Dallas as finalists for its forthcoming HQ2. Texas is a hotbed for the tech industry, and both Austin and Dallas have proven themselves to be among the most sought after locations for companies l...
  • Victoria County Disaster Recovery Center Closed Temporarily This Weekend

    AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Victoria (Victoria County) will close on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. and will resume operations on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The center is at the following location:  Victoria County Hilton Garden Inn 123 Huvar St. Victoria, TX  77904 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequen...
  • Cold Air Slowly Moving Out. Could Rain Be Moving In?

     A Warming Trend Begins...Followed By Rain Chances!

  • The Texas Zoo is trying to save a zebra

    The Texas Zoo needs your help to save a five-month-old baby Grants Zebra in North Texas. The zebra is claimed to be “too gentle” to be introduced into an established group of zebra and will be sold off in an upcoming exotic animal sale if not purchased. The Texas Zoo Facebook page said many times auctioned exotic hoof stock are sent to trophy hunting facilities or suffer other similar fates. The Texas Zoo needs $4500 to buy this baby zebra. Click here for m...

  • Stunned sea turtles rescued

    NBC- The declining temperatures are affecting the ocean leaving sea turtles stunned.   Rescue teams are helping the sea turtles from the cold. The National Park Service's Sea Turtle Recovery Team is searching the Gulf Coast and bays for stunned turtles. Teams found eight larger turtles, but they plan to continue searching over the next few days. The chief of the Sea Turtle Recovery Team, Donna Shaver says the turtles will be taken to their labs to recover. They will eve...

  • Prevent Neck Pain while Feeding Baby

    New moms can’t resist gazing down at their newborn while nursing or bottle-feeding, but holding the head in this position for long periods of time can cause a real pain in the neck.

  • Thursday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's Thursday's Question of the Day: What is America's favorite flavor or popcorn? Happy Guessing!

  • Heating Issues Arise at Stroman Middle School

    It was the freezing  temperatures that caused the boilers at Stroman Middle School to freeze overnight, leaving the heat to not work at full capacity. 

  • Man gets life in prison for 2016 West Texas double slaying

    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man must serve life in prison in a plea deal for his role in the 2016 shooting deaths of two people at a home in San Angelo.      Prosecutors on Tuesday announced Raymond Alvarado Jr. of San Angelo pleaded guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without chance for parole.      Alvarado could have faced the death penalty if convicted of capital murder in the September 2016 slayings of 28-year-old J...
  • Harsh weather conditions cause power outages

     In city of Blessing, Texas where many people lost power due to the harsh weather conditions. Many residents tell me that their power was restored within 2 hours. Crews have been working around the clock to make sure everyone's power is restored. But one blessing man didn't receive his power back until 12pm today.  

  • Woman, 2 children killed in mobile home fire outside Houston

    HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her two children have died in a mobile home fire northeast of Houston.      Rachel Moreno, spokeswoman for the Harris County fire marshal's office, says first-responders saw flames coming from a back bedroom of the home early Wednesday.      Names of the victims have not been released but Moreno says the woman was 33 years old, her daughter was 11 and son 9. The father of the children was hospitalized with injuri...

  • Victoria Commissioner's approve Hazard Mitigation plan

    Victoria County Commissioner's approved their Hazard Mitigation plan Tuesday morning, after a year long planning process. The Victoria County Hazard Mitigation plan allows the county to proactively handle county emergencies such as freezing temperatures caused by winter storms. 

  • AEP Texas continues to restore power in Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi District

    (January 17, 2018)  As of 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, approximately 3,300 customers remained without power as a result of the current winter storm. This number compares with 20,500 at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday. The largest concentration of outages is located in the Rio Grande Valley where 2,300 customers are without power, including: San Benito – 970 McAllen – 580 Harlingen – 430 Weslaco – 200 Pharr - 80 ...

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

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today extended the State Disaster Declaration for Texas counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. All Texas counties declared disaster areas will continue to be eligible for assistance as they recover and rebuild after the storm. There are currently 60 counties included in the state disaster declaration.

  • Sen. Cruz: Pattern of Political Censorship Across Technology Companies is Highly Concerning

    Questions representatives of Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter at Commerce Committee hearing   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today participated in a hearing titled, ‘Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?’ The hearing examined the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet.   Watch Sen. Cruz...

  • IRS, States and Tax Industry Warn Employers to Beware of Form W-2 Scam

    Tax Season Could Bring New Surge in Phishing Scheme WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged all employers to educate their payroll personnel about a Form W-2 phishing scam that made victims of hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees last year. The Form W-2 scam has emerged as one of the most dangerous phishing emails in the tax community. During the last two tax seasons, cybercriminals tricked payroll pers...
  • Wind Chill Values In The Teens Today! When Will It Warm Up?

    Freezing Precipitation Is Out, But Cold Air Remains. How Long Will It Last? 

  • Winter Weather Delays and Cancellations

    With drastic weather changes expect overnight on Monday, several schools are canceling or delaying classes.

  • FDA: Don’t Give Children Cough Syrup with Codeine

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated guidelines for cough medications that contain codeine, advising against giving codeine to anyone under the age of 18. 

  • Indicted Texas attorney general has war chest worth $5.7M

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has a campaign war chest of $5.7-plus million as he seeks re-election.      Paxton campaign's announced Tuesday that the Republican raised nearly $775,000 through the end of 2017.      Paxton faces no opposition in the GOP primary March 6 and is heavily favored in November's general election.      His Democratic opponent, Houston lawyer Justin Nelson, previously announced raisi...
  • DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management weather updates

    WEATHER UPDATE 10:00 AM DeWitt County is under a Winter Weather Warning. While the slide states a Winter Weather Advisory for Today, that is for the areas covered by Corpus Christi Forecast Areas.  Please what for patches of black ice over the next 48 hours as after 6 pm temperatures may drop and with wind chill in the teens, moisture on the elevated bridges, overpasses may freeze.  Some bridges in DeWitt County have been sanded for safety and we will continue to monit...
  • Residents show concern about icy conditions

    I'm here live in Cuero where this one of the coldest winters i have seen in my 23 years of life. As a life long south Texan this is cold. Many people agree that is is freezing. I spoke to residents about how the icy conditions are making them feel. As the weather conditions are supposed to worsen as the night rolls in,many Cuero residents are nervous about the conditions. One resident told me she was very scared about driving in these conditions. Resident Kat Kocurek...
  • Red Cross Opening Warming Center in Fulton

    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (January 16, 2018) – The American Red Cross in coordination with the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) is opening a warming center this afternoon for those who may be impacted by the arctic cold front with freezing conditions, including freezing rain. Shelter operating hours: 3 p.m. – until weather conditions improve Rockport/Fulton Fire Department 401 North 9th Street Fulton, TX 78538
  • Victoria County receives grant for rifle resistant body armor

    Victoria County Commissioners accepted a grant from the Governor's Office to purchase rifle resistant armor.  The county received nearly twenty five thousand dollars of a statewide twenty three million dollar grant issued by the Governor's Office to purchase rifle resistant body armor for the sheriff's office. 

  • Victoria city council meeting canceled, rescheduled for later date

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - Due to the inclement weather and icy road conditions, the Victoria City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Jan. 16 has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 22 at 5 pm at Council Chambers. For more information, contact the City's Communications Office at 485-3110.
  • AEP Texas mobile app provides good option for reporting and monitoring outages during winter storm

    AEP Texas continues to request conservation measures and asks customers who lose power to switch off their large appliances such as the heating and a/c systems, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. Taking this action will reduce the possibility that breakers will trip again as power is restored to groups of customers more efficiently during the forecasted cold weather. In the meantime, AEP Texas is requesting conservation measures over the ...
  • USPS Rio Grande District Winter Weather monitor weather conditions

    SAN ANTONIO, TX - The winter storm that brought freezing rain, sleet and snow to much of Central Texas has affected road conditions throughout much of the area.  The Postal Service makes every reasonable effort to deliver mail in many difficult weather conditions. We are currently monitoring road conditions in the affected areas.  Decisions regarding mail delivery service will be made on a location-by-location basis, dependi...

  • Chief Meteorologist Bill Alexander update on freezing conditions

    Our Chief Meteorologist Bill Alexander shares an update on the current winter weather conditions. 
  • Governor Abbott Rolls Out Plan To Rein In Texas Property Taxes

    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today will announce a set of proposals to rein in skyrocketing property taxes in the Lone Star State and provide greater transparency to voters in the process. In announcing his plan, the Governor will hold press conferences at a homeowner’s residence in Houston and the tax assessor’s office in Arlington to highlight the negative impact that rising property taxes are having on everyday Texans. ...
  • Freezing Rain and Sleet Falling In The Area. Click Here For The Latest Forecast.

    Some of the coldest air we have seen in a while! How long will it last? Trey Meynig has your forecast. 

  • Ease into exercise to avoid dangerous side effects

    Many of us find ourselves with a renewed commitment to get into better shape at the start of a new year. But Richard Figler, M.D., a sports medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic, said it’s important to take it slow. 

  • Depression is more than winter blues

     Wintertime can be depressing. We all feel down once in a while, especially on a dreary, cold day.  

  • Question of the Day

    Here's Today's Question of the Day: 

  • Community Marches to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

    It was a celebration on Monday, as the community came together to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.and his legacy. Residents from all ages and all walks of life,  marched together to continue living Dr. King's dream for equality. 

  • VFD investigating suspicious house fire on Virginia Ave

    The Victoria Fire Department are investigating an overnight house fire at the 800 block of Virginia avenue. The fire occurred at 3:34 early Monday morning. 

  • Victoria Crime Stoppers looking for cell phone thief

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking to identify someone in connection with the theft of a cell phone on December 26th from a store on the 2200 block of N Ben Jordan Street. 

  • Enjoy Your Mild Monday, Tuesday Will Bring BIG Changes!

    BIG weather changes over the next 24 hours! Click here for your latest forecast. 

  • Hands on event at the Museum of Coastal Bend

    Here  at museum of coastal bend, where their monthly events will let you have fun in a hands on way. "Its some really fun activities that they will actually get to take home with them, anything from drawing comic book characters to making origami and all sorts of fun things," says Amanda Lanum, Education Coordinator.

  • Update: $200,000 worth of property recovered in DeWitt County

    The Victoria Police Department is trying to solve a burglary. The thieves got off with 200-thousand dollars worth of property. A burglary has been confirmed by the Victoria Police Department. Between Thursday, 01/11/2018 and Friday, 01/12/2018, unknown offenders made forced entry to Dale's fun center, 9802 n. Navarro St.

  • Farmers Market provides fresh food

    The farmers market in Victoria attracts area farmers and venders within a hundred mile radius, They bring in fresh locally grown food. Farmers market is a way to give back to local farmers and a way to support your budget.

  • Local bar raises money for a good cause

    A new local bar is celebrating their grand opening by raising money for a good cause. Aero Crafters on crestwood has grandopening January 27th. It will feature live music, games, food trucks, and more. 

  • The Red River street project is ahead of schedule

    We've been following the Red River road reconstruction project since last year. there is good news for the citizens of Victoria the Red River project is two months ahead of schedule, but I spoke to a business owner on how the project is affecting her sales

  • Sen. Cruz: Tax Relief is Crucial to Texas' Recovery

    Discusses priorities for Hurricane Harvey recovery in press conference with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner   HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for a press conference. There, they discussed their efforts and priorities for Hurricane Harvey recovery, including the tax relief legislation sponsored by Sen. Cruz and signed into law late last year benefitting victims of the hurricane. Still photos of Sen. Cruz&rsqu...
  • Man leads Matagorda County deputies on high speed car chase

    A man sends Matagorda County Sheriff's office deputies, Bay City police officers and DPS on high speed car chase.  Noah Edward Rafei was driving a green Chevy suburban when he drove through a red light at the intersection of FM 457 and SH 35,according to Matagorda Sheriff's Office deputy Mark Noriega.  Deputy Noriega stated the car was driving at a high rate of speed and did not slow down before running through the red light. 

  • Inez Grass Fire Spreads Due to High Winds

    Wind played a factor in causing a grass fire to spread over several acres in Inez. 

  • Mid-Coast and VAHC warming shelter to reopen

    It is predicted that real-feel temperatures will drop below freezing January 16-18. The Victoria Area Homeless Coalition is preparing to help homeless in need of shelter by providing a warming shelter at Pine Street Community Center, 803 N. East Street. The warming shelter will open each night at 5 p.m. and close at 8 a.m. each day. If  freezing temperatures continue we will extend the warming shelter as needed. VAHC will need vol...
  • Pay It Forward 12-14-17

    It’s Pay it Forward Thursday and it’s time to assist our fellow citizens and groups in the Crossroads.  However, since we’ve just celebrated our 3-year anniversary, we’ve excited to announce that we’ve decided to change the program up beginning in January.

  • Pay It Forward 12-7-17

    Ever since Hurricane Harvey struck our coast in August, people and organizations have been struggling to get their homes and businesses in order.  And that includes houses of worship in our area that have been featured in past weeks in our Pay it Forward segment.  And today was no exception as a pesky leak interrupted our story.

  • Pay It Forward 11-30-17

    It’s Pay it Forward Thursday and that means we’re usually giving our customary 300 dollar grant to a worthy person or organization to someone in the community.  But it’s on the rare occasion when we get someone who matches our grant to give away—like today!

  • Birthday wishes for November 30, 2017

    Good morning Crossroads! Here are today's Birthday wishes.  Happy Birthday: Carol, Jennifer, Alexas, Alex and Kimmy.  If today is your cake day, you share it with Billy Idol and Ben Stiller. 

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