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  • 90% of travelers will be driving this Thanksgiving

    This Thanksgiving higher gas prices probably won't keep Americans from hitting the road. An estimated 50.9 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more to get to their holiday destinations over the four-day weekend - the most since 2005. A vast majority of those traveling for Thanksgiving will be driving - about 45.5 million, up more than three percent from last year.
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  • Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas child helps children who wouldn't normally have a Christmas by giving them Christmas gifts. Samaritan's Purse collects shoe boxes and fills the boxes with gifts. "Wow toy,it could be a soccer ball with a pump, could be a doll or a stuffed animal or something. Try to always put some school supplies in there because it helps them to be able to go to school a lot of times. maybe some hygiene items like a toothbrush or a wash cloth, soap." Once the boxes...
  • Gov. Abbott Announces Extension Of Transitional Sheltering Assistance For Hurricane Victims

    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted Texas' request to extend the deadline for Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) for victims of Hurricane Harvey. TSA helps displaced victims of the storm who are unable to return to their homes find short-term shelter in hotels or other temporary housing locations. The TSA deadline has been extended from November 28, 2017 to January 16, 2018.   "It is t...
  • TABC investigating death of Texas State University student

    SAN MARCOS – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has opened an investigation into the Nov. 13 death of Texas State University student Matthew Ellis. Ellis, a 20-year-old pledge with the university’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, was pronounced dead at a San Marcos apartment following a fraternity event the night before.   “This is an incredibly tragic event, and TABC extends its sympathies to the family, friends, and classmates of Matthew Ellis,” TABC C...
  • Portions of Riverside Park Re-Open

    A portion of Riverside Park is re-opening after being closed for almost three months. 

  • Stayton Avenue Closed Beginning on November 20

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The City of Victoria will close Stayton Avenue to through traffic from Vine Street to Glass Street to install utilities beginning on Monday, November 20, 2017.  This road closure is expected to take 3 days, weather permitting.   All businesses in the construction zone will remain open and accessible, and the public is encouraged to support businesses in the work zone.  Through-traffic can avoid delays in the work zone by seeking alter...
  • Holiday Hills Returns To Victoria To Sell Christmas Trees

    Holiday Hills Christmas Trees is now back in Victoria. Due to wintry winter in Oregon, Holiday Hills will be expecting their first shipment of trees Monday. The smallest of trees takes about 10 years to grow while the taller ones takes about almost 20 years. Douglas, Nobles, Grand and Nordmann Firs  will be available for purchase. "The Nordmann Firs originated from Eastern Europe and they are very hearty and beautiful lush green trees. We grow them in Oregon now and will be...

  • Gov. Abbott's commission to rebuild Texas update Issue 10

    AUSTIN - Amidst the challenges faced in communities across Texas these past few months, there have been small blessings from which we can gain strength—including a renewed sense of community. We now know the incalculable value of neighbors helping neighbors. And we have been reminded of how precious life is. In this season of sharing, I urge all Texans to reach out to their neighbors and invite them to share in the bounties of our great state—from the blessings of the ...
  • Five Points Museum reopens tomorrow

    The Five Points Museum will reopen tomorrow for the first time since before Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The museum will open it's doors tomorrow from 6 to 9 pm and will have three new exhibits for the public to see. 

  • DPS Urges Drivers to Fill Up on Safety for Thanksgiving

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    AUSTIN – As Texans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding motorists to make safety a priority and to enjoy the holiday weekend responsibly.   “Thanksgiving should be a time of celebration with family and friends, and we are encouraging everyone to take some simple but potentially life-saving steps to celebrate responsibly,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “DPS Troopers will also be on the lookout ...
  • Wells Fargo opens temporary mobile unit in Edna

    Statement from Wells Fargo Southwest Region: We appreciate the understanding and patience of our customers as we work to recover from the damage of Hurricane Harvey.  We are pleased to state that a temporary Edna branch has been set-up onsite and it opened Tuesday, November 14.  The temporary branch will be open Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (the same business hours as the Edna branch had been open). All banking services...
  • Goliad Deputies Seize More Than 50 Pounds of Marijuana

    Goliad County Deputies seized more than 50 pounds of bundled marijuana hidden behind the back seat of a car that crashed in Berclair. Deputies Michael Perez and Vernon Busby responded to US Highway 59 in Berclair after a driver lost control of a 2016 Ford Fusion and struck a utility pole. As he investigated the crash, Deputy Perez observed that the rear car seat did not appear to be in its proper position. Upon further investigation, Perez located four bundles of marijuana hidden ...
  • UHV SBDC promotes federal survey for entrepreneurs

    Area entrepreneurs are invited to anonymously share their financial positions and needs as part of a federal survey designed to help lenders understand current business conditions. The University of Houston-Victoria encourages area business owners to take part in the Federal Reserve Bank business survey. The survey is a go-to source for information about small business conditions and financing experiences. Policymakers, service providers and lenders use the information to shape progr...

  • UHV International Night to raise funds for student programs

    University of Houston-Victoria students and community members have a chance Saturday to get a taste of international culture as part of a fundraising event. The UHV Office of International Programs and the International Students Organization are hosting International Night, a fundraising event that will benefit the student organization and its goal to do more community outreach. Loveth Ohenhen “As international students, we are very passionate about having an impact on o...
  • Texas’ Unemployment Rate Falls to Record Low 3.9 percent

    AUSTIN ? The Texas economy added 71,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in October. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.6 percent in October, marking 90 consecutive months of annual growth. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, setting a record for the lowest unemployment rate recorded in four decades. “By adding an impressive 71,500 jobs over the past month and 316,100 jobs over the year, Texas employers have once again demonstrated thei...
  • Bumped airline passenger numbers lower

    Airlines are bumping fewer passengers from oversold flights following public outrage after a man was violently dragged from his seat earlier this year.

  • Trey's Forecast Discussion For 11 - 17

    The Weekend Is Here! How's The Weather? Trey Meynig Has Your Forecast....Including A Look At Thanksgiving! 

  • Friday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day: How long was the first Thanksgiving? Happy Guessing!
  • The Texas Zoo Officially Re-opens November 18th

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    The Texas Zoo at Riverside Park officially re-opens Saturday, November 18, 2017. The facility experienced extensive damage during and after Hurricane Harvey.  The Texas Zoo launched a soft open on Halloween and is ready to receive guests. It is also introducing its new Executive Director to the public. 
  • VISD Board Meeting Discusses Bond Failure

    At the VISD board meeting on Thursday, a forum was open for the community to give their input on the failed 141 million dollar proposed bond.

  • Petal It Forward movement brings randoms acts of kindness to Victoria

    A national movement similar to Pay It Forward puts smiles on people's faces but not in a way you would think. Floral Expressions, a local floral shop in Victoria, is a apart of the Society of American Florists. Each your the organizations holds a #PetalItForward movement.  

  • Vocal Trash Band Comes To Victoria To Teach Kids The Importance of Recycling

    "We would always like to say we are the voice for the trash. If trash was to talk what would it say? Recycle reuse us because it is the only way," said Kelsey Rae.  Eighteen years ago Vocal Trash came together to bring awareness of recycling and keeping our ecosystem beautiful. This current team has been together for 10 years and all of the instruments used came from recyclable materials. "Trash cans, water bottles, barrels, buckets, brooms, and lids. Anything you...

  • Gulf Bend Center proposes funding collaborative during committee meeting

    During their bi-monthly committee meeting, the Gulf Bend Center announced their plans to apply for funding to better assist their patients.  The Gulf Bend Regional Collaborative is a proposal aimed at getting the proper funding to assist mentally ill patients during a crisis intervention. 

  • Pay It Forward Victoria

    IT PAY IT FORWARD THURSDAY, AND OUR CREW FOUND SOMEONE THAT WANTED TO DONATE THE 300 DOLLARS TO A PLACE VERY NEAR AND DEAR TO HIS HEART. HERE'S TOMMY TAYLOR. 

  • New iPhone discounted for Black Friday, but read the fine print

    The iPhone is rarely discounted, but if you're looking to purchase one you may be able to find incentives from several retailers over the Thanksgiving weekend. Walmart is offering $300 in the form of a gift card to anyone purchasing an iPhone x, as well as the 8 and 8 plus and last year's 7 and 7 plus - the catch, you need to sign a two-year lease deal with AT&T or Verizon. Target is offering a $250 gift card on the iPhone 8 models, and Best Buy is offering a $200 gift card...
  • Regulators deny Ford, Mazda more time to test potentially dangerous part

    Government regulators have denied requests from Ford and Mazda asking for more time to test potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators as both automakers try to avoid massive recalls.  the petitions to escape recalls involve about 3 million ford vehicles and about 6,000 from Mazda. 

  • Thursday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day: The Department of Transportation says the rate of this happening is now the lowest it's been since 1995.  Happy Guessing!

  • Custom Caskets For Shooting Victims

    Trey Gamen of Edna is in the business of making custom caskets, and when 26 people were slain at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, he knew he had to help.

  • Victoria man leads police on vehicle, on foot chase

    A routine traffic stop in Victoria turned into a car chase and an arrest for a Victoria man. 25 year old Cruz Garcia evaded police officers when Victoria PD tried to pull Garcia over in a routine traffic stop near Juan Lin. 

  • Accident involving tractor truck leaves both drivers in hospital

    An accident early in the morning on Hwy 172 involving a tractor truck left both drivers with non-life threatening injuries and a trip to the hospital. Officials say a White Dodge pick-up and a tractor truck were traveling north on Hwy 172 when the Dodge pick-up attempted to slow down and turn left off of Hwy 172. The tractor truck attempted to pass the pick-up truck but failed, hitting the passenger side of the pick-up. The Dodge spun out and came to a rest on the side of Hwy 172 whi...
  • Cuero Celebrates America Recycles Day

    Keep Cuero Beautiful held a recycling can contest and Leigh Ann Harryman who came in second place wants to provide a better environment for her kids. "I don't want my children to grow up in a world where they have to step over everyone's trash so if we can recycle a little bit it helps for future generations," said Harryman. In Cuero about 30% of the town recycles and one way to build those numbers up is by starting in the classrooms. "Every classroom has a bin where t...

  • Port Lavaca four vehicle accident leaves three in hospital

    An accident this morning near FM 1593 and left four vehicles wrecked and three people in the hospital.  The accident occurred early in the morning, as both a Kia Soul and Dodge SRX were travelling south on FM 1539 while a Ford 250 and Nissan Centra were travelling FM 1539 north. 

  • Port Lavaca gets new interim city manager focusing on rebuilding

    At the Bayfront in Port Lavaca the pier was almost completely washed away after Harvey. Port Lavaca's new interim city manager says his focus is rebuilding structures like these and the marina to bring in revenue. Port Lavaca's new interim city manager William Dilibero says the marinas need the most work in Port Lavaca. Just recently, the Texas General Land Office removed boats from the marina, but there are still boats left. He says its always a longer process to remove and ...
  • Cuero's Christmas in the Park set to open next week

    Cuero's Christmas in the Park is set to open soon, marking the holiday season for many Cuero residents.  The 17th annual Cuero's Christmas in the Park will open next week and will feature over 200 displays for residents to check out and marvel at.  

  • FEMA Mobile Disaster Relief Center to close on November 22nd

    The FEMA Mobile Disaster Relief Center (DRC) located in Cuero will be closing permanently as of Wednesday, November 22, 2017.   What does this mean to persons affected by Hurricane Harvey?   The deadline for residents to file an application for assistance is November 30, 2017. After this date they will not accept applications.

  • Cornyn Introduces Texans Willett, Ho at Confirmation Hearing to Serve on Federal Bench

    WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the two nominees to fill vacancies to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Don Willett and former state Solicitor General Jim Ho, at their confirmation hearing.

  • FDA approved first digital drug

    The FDA has approved its first digital drug. A pill with a built-in tracking device. Abilify My-Cite has an embedded ingestible sensor that records when the medication is taken.  Made by japan-based Otsuka Pharmaceutical co., 

  • Stove Top releases stuffing-sized pants

    Stove Top stuffing is looking to capitalize on those of us who eat too much at thanksgiving dinner. 

  • Weight Watchers to sell diet wine

    For those of us who are looking to cut back on a few calories this holiday season...

  • UCLA players to speak after Chinese detention

    Three UCLA basketball players will speak publicly for the first time after being detained in China.The three players are scheduled to speak at a new conference on the campus of UCLA today along with their coach and athletic director.

  • Butterball to sell organic turkeys this season

    Butterball is looking to update its image this Thanksgiving

  • Torin Bales Closing its Doors

    'Their is a lot of other things l want to do, l love real estate and l want to spend more time with my family." Torin bales started his jewelry company 24 years ago in victoria. He is closing to keep his promise to his wife. "it's kind of a funny story, when we moved to Victoria 24 years ago. l told my wife if she lets me do this store, l promise to only do it until I'm 55. l turned 55 this year and I'm just trying to keep my promise." Emotions ran high days af...

  • Trey's Forecast Discussion 11 - 15

    When Will The Cool Air Arrive Again? Any Rain? Click Here For Trey's Forecast. 

  • Northern California gunman kills 4, wounds 10 in rampage

    The gunman behind a rampage in Northern California was out on bail after being charged with stabbing a neighbor and had been the subject of a domestic violence...

  • Wednesday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day: A new study says if you don't like this, it's your parents fault.  Happy Guessing!

  • Tuesday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day! One in four couples say they sleep in separate beds with 14% of people doing it because of this? Happy Guessing!

  • How To Respond To Emergency Vehicles

    With the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holiday season, it's more important than ever to be mindful of your surroundings, especially when driving on roadways with emergency vehicles.

  • Goliad County Sheriff's on the hunt for saddles stolen from Goliad ranch

    The Goliad County Sheriff's Office and the Coastal Bend Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's help to find four stolen saddles from a Goliad ranch.  The Sheriff's Office says six high end saddles were stolen from the Copper Spur Ranch off Old Goliad Road. 

  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office looking for stolen ATV, Trailer

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect or suspects in the theft of an ATV and trailer near Edna. The Sheriff's Office says the Tobola family were away from their home on FM 822 around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, when unknown individuals entered their property and used the Tobola's trailer to steal their Kawazaki Mule ATV out of their car port.

  • Kolkhorst To Hold Meeting Regarding Harvey Recovery

    Senator Kolkhorst says rebuilding after hurricane Harvey still continues, and now has formed a committee to focus on recovery and planning here in the Crossroads. 

  • Free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

    COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of water testing opportunities for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Rebuilding The Coastline Since Hurricane Harvey

    "Today we celebrated with the Coast Guard with the removal of 600 vessels in the vicinity so our navigable channels can be completely restored," said George P. Bush.  The Coast Guard removed sunken vessels from Port Arthur all the way down to Corpus Christi. 

  • Senator Kolkhorst Visits Victoria for Harvey Recovery Meeting

    Senator Kolhorst and her Senate committee was in Victoria today to meet with state and local officials and the public on concerns and ways to improve communication since Harvey. "We are discouraged by the slowness of the process with FEMA and the state agencies to a lesser extent. You know we have some of our  vulnerable citizens needing assistance quicker than what they have received," said Polasek. Polasek and other local mayors and county judges present during the m...

  • Graduation Ceremony for FEMA Corps Teams who assisted with Harvey Recovery

    Austin, Texas – After completing 10 months and 1,700 service hours, some spent helping the survivors of Hurricane Harvey, a number of FEMA Corps and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Traditional AmeriCorps teams will be honored with a ceremony in Houston on Wednesday, Nov.15. Scott Thomas, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer for Hurricane Harvey, will speak at the graduation ceremony. The location and hours for the ceremony are as follows:   The Lone Star Conve...
  • VISD Seeking Public's Input Regarding Future Bond Proposals

    The  $141 million dollar VISD bond proposal did not win over voters this time, so officials are seeking the public's input to hopefully improve their chances next time around.  

  • Thanksgiving Week Closures and Trash Collection Schedule

    (VICTORIA, TEXAS) All non-emergency city offices will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving observance. 

  • Debris pick-up update

    AshBritt, the City’s contractor for collection of limb/tree/debris from Hurricane Harvey, anticipates having the collection finished by November 20. 

  • Business Report: Oil prices rise one-third since summer

    Oil prices have risen by about one-third since summer amid stronger global economic growth and fears of instability in the middle east.  But, prices still remain below their 2014 peaks.  

  • Business Report: Retailers teaming up to boost sales

    Retailers are forming alliances in order to boost sales.  Kohl's shoppers can test Amazon devices at some of its stores, and also return items they purchased through the online retailer.  

  • ICT Scholarships top $1 Million Mark

    On Wednesday November 15, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation will join the University of North Texas (UNT) in celebrating the Education Foundation’s surpassing $1 million dollars in scholarships and education funding given to support insurance education in Texas. UNT is hosting the $1 million celebration ceremony during which the Education Foundation will present scholarships to seven UNT insurance and risk management students. 

  • Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

    New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition.  

  • Sessions faces Congress amid new Russia probe details

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill Tuesday amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump. 

  • Texas Zoo's new Executive Director

    Hurricane Harvey caused extensive damage at the Texas Zoo. Days before their grand reopening, the Texas Zoo got a new executive director. "I think the zoo has so much potential." Liz Jensen comes from Corpus Christi to become the new executive director of the Texas zoo. She has a big animal background. "I started at a very young age working mostly with marine mammals and other exotics as well. I worked the US navy marine mammal program, I was a curator for a facility ...
  • Free Goliad Transit Vouchers Assist Elderly and Disabled Residents

    Goliad County only has one mode of public transportation, and a new program allowing elderly and disabled residents to ride the transit at no cost.

  • Fire at car dealership leaves three vehicles in ruin

    A car fire this morning at the Toyota of Victoria dealership left three of their vehicles in ruin.  The fire occurred early this morning as security cameras caught the three vehicles engulfed in flames. 

  • Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

    Victoria Parks and Recreation's Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will take place on December 2nd starting at 6pm around beautiful, downtown Victoria. You can enter into the parade for FREE by submitting an application through our city website at www.victoriatx.org by November 13th or just come out and enjoy the parade with us. Help us make this holiday season bright!
  • Telemundo Deportes secure rights to FIFA World Cup playoff match

    Miami, FL – Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, secured the exclusive, Spanish-language media rights of the deciding leg of the playoffs between Peru and New Zealand as the Latin American team seeks a historic win to return to the World Cup after 36 years. 

  • County Judge Ben Zeller announces plans for re-election

    Before beginning his Monday duties at the courthouse and presiding over another busy meeting of Commissioners’ Court, Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller filed his application forms with Victoria County Republican Chairman Bill Pozzi for a place on the March 2018 Republican primary ballot. Pozzi accepted and signed the paperwork, and Zeller will be on the ballot next year for re-election to a second term as Victoria County Judge.

  • Local FEMA office to close in December

    During Commissioner's Court, Victoria County officials announced the FEMA office at the Pattie Dodson Health Center will be shutting down next month.  County officials say the FEMA office will shut down on December 8th, nearly three and a half months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. 

  • Floor in Denton apartment collapses during party

    A college party in Denton, Texas very nearly ended in tragedy ... 

  • iPhone X owners need to watch our for cold weather this winter

    and apple is readying a software fix for its new iphone ten, following reports that the screen becomes unresponsive in cold weather.

  • Disneyland Cooling Towers Linked to Legionnaire's Disease

    Disneyland park in southern California has shut down two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease. . 

  • Inside First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs Sanctuary One Week Later

    Sunday November 12th marks one week since 26 people lost their lives here at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. The day also marking another first. The first day this very building opened its doors for the public to come inside.

  • First Church Service In Sutherland Springs Since The Shooting

    It's been one week since the worst shooting in Texas history. Emotions going, tears flowing, during First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs memorial service for the fallen victims. Pastor Pomeroy fought back tears as he gave powerful remarks to his congregation. He says to have victory you have to have wounds. We should not quit or give up the fight even if we lose a round.  Senator John Cornyn was in attendance and gave remarks to the church. He says your trials aren't in va...

  • 11/10 Pet of the Week

    Stormy – she is a mature black lab with a shiny coat.  She is one of our hurricane refugees. Stormy was found wondering the streets of Cuero after the storm.  We have posted her photo and info on Facebook as well as placing ads in the paper searching for her owner and no one has come forward.  Stormy does not live up to her name – she is very mild mannered, walks on a leash and just needs some love and affection now that she is in her senior years.  She...
  • With Daylight Saving time ending, watch for these potential effects

    Sunday November 5, marks the end of daylight saving time when we turn the clocks back one hour. Even though we'll gain an extra hour of sleep.......the time change can have some negative effects.  You can become sluggish, moody, your immune system could be weakened and you could be more likely to get sick. it can cause a hormonal imbalance which causes weight gain and digestion issues.   Dr. Liz Zafra-Evans with Dr. Liz Naturally in Victoria...
  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is right around the corner, and the Victoria Police is making sure the community stays safe. VPD says parents can buy reflective tape, light costumes, flashlights and glow sticks for their children. These items make the children stand out in a crowd of trick or treaters. Vpd officer john turner says "Halloween is one of the biggest nights for auto pedestrian accidents." "He said make sure children are visible at night, also make sure drivers are aware t...

  • Early voting on VISD Bond proposal begins

    Early voting for the 2017 Victoria ISD bond proposal began today, giving residents an opportunity to vote on an important issue. 

  • Vine Street Closed Beginning on October 11

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

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

  • Bay City Juvenile detained in connection to car burglaries

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

  • Mobile App Helps Texas Survivors Find Participating Hotels

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

  • Glass Street Closed Beginning on October 11

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

  • AIG takes hit from hurricanes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • FEMA Question & Answer session at Victoria College on Tuesday

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

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

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

  • Officer killed at Texas Tech University

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

  • Beyonce sings Spanish for relief efforts on 'Mi Gente' remix

    Beyonce has released a surprise single on which she sings in Spanish, English and French to raise relief money for those affected by hurricanes in the Caribbean and earthquakes in Mexico.

  • Mayor Polasek Talks Harvey Recovery

    Mayor Paul Polasek came on Newscenter 25 at 6 today, to talk recovery efforts and how far we have come one month after Harvey. He says there is hope in the community and has been since the storm hit. He feels that this storm brought people closer together and showed that even in tragedy the community is positive and strives to rebuild. Polasek also touched on what it meant to our community to have visits from the vice president, senators, the governor and lieutenant governor and man...
  • Obamacare Repeal Dies in the Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have conceded defeat on their last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare." 

  • Accident on US Highway 87 leaves car submerged underwater

    An accident off of US Highway 87 near FM 1090 left one car submerged underwater. The accident occurred after a vehicle took a hard stop, near FM 1090, in front of an 18-wheeler, forcing the 18-wheeler to swerve into a silver Honda. 

  • D-SNAP expands to Calhoun and Refugio counties

    Texas will offer D-SNAP to residents in Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Nueces, Polk, Refugio and San Patricio counties, starting Sept. 18 or 19. 

  • Sen. Kolkhorst tapped to study how to prevent storm surge along the Texas coast

    Senator Kolkhorst represents a district that spans nearly a third of the Texas coastline. Lt. Governor Patrick tapped her to join fellow lawmakers to study the structural options that could be built to prevent storm surges along Texas' coast.

  • Port Lavaca post office begins mail delivery on Saturday

    Postal officials announced that repairs have been completed and the Port Lavaca Post Office. Full P.O. box delivery and collection operations will resume Saturday, Sept. 16. 

  • Victoria and El Campo teachers receive Texas Teacher of the Year Honors

    AUSTIN – The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), which facilitates the Texas Teacher of the Year program, has named Texas’ top teachers for 2018. Marissa Torres, a third-grade teacher from White Settlement ISD, is the 2018 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Tara Bordeaux, a media arts teacher from Austin ISD, is the 2018 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. 

  • Meis and Nguyen named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program

    Vy Nguyen, senior at Victoria West High School, and Calder Meis, senior at Victoria East High School, earned this distinction by placing in the top five percent of the more than 1.6 million students across the nation who took the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT exam. Students who are recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist show exceptional academic promise in the areas of critical reading, mathematics and writing. 

  • Texas economy adds 5,500 jobs in August

    The Texas economy expanded for the 14th consecutive month with the addition of 5,500 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs in August. 

  • City of Victoria planning to resume recycle and yard waste pickup

    In anticipation of restarting recycling routes on Monday, October 2, the week of Sept. 18th-22nd is the last week residents can use the green and yellow recycling carts for excess household garbage. 

  • Confederate Statue Removed in Dallas

    Crews have removed the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a park in Dallas. A heavy-duty crane and bulldozer took down the statue at Lee Park Thursday afternoon. On September 7th, the city council voted to remove the statue one week ago... but a U.S. district judge granted a temporary restraining order to stop the removal of the statue until a hearing could take place. The next day, the city filed a response and a judge agreed the removal was allowed to continue. The S...
  • More School Delays in Bloomington

    Bloomington ISD has announced that they will push back their school start date even further. The new start date is September 19, with staff returning the day before. Previously, the start date was for September 18.
  • Salvation Army provides supplies and care to Victoria

    The Salvation Army continued its disaster relief efforts today, providing supplies and warm meals to Victoria County residents. Since August 30th, the Salvation Army of Victoria has provided over 34,000 meals, 50,000 bottles of fluids and many more supplies to Victorians in need.  

  • O'Connor Elementary to receive help from Dallas-Area School

    Ford Middle School in Allen, Texas has adopted O'Connor Elementary in Victoria. They have collected donations of all kinds and will donate them to help victims of Hurricane Harvey to return to school. "We at VISD are so grateful for their willingness to reach out and offer such tremendous support as we work to get our schools ready for students to return"- Shawna Currie , Director of communications for VISD Ford Middle School chose to adopt O'Connor Elementary because o...
  • Texas Zoo Update

    Parts of the Texas Zoo are still underwater nine days after Harvey struck the Texas coast. Some exhibits are 6 ft underwater and some building were completely destroyed by the storm. But, through it all zoo workers never forgot about their animals. "The last night before teams were able to get in,  the animal curator and some of his keepers actually stayed on the top of the roof of the zoo," Program Director, Nate Jones said. The zoo currently has a GoFundMe page ...

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  • Texas DPS respond to multi car accident near Goliad

    The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to an accident off Hwy 239 near Goliad.  The accident took place around 7:40 this morning. Texas DPS say a red GMC pick-up truck was travelling east down Hwy 239 when driver fatigue cause the vehicle to drift off the road and collide with a guardrail. The collision cause the truck to spin out and rest on the W bound lane of the Highway. Officials say the driver safely left his vehicle but the vehicle was ruined. Because the vehicle...
  • Residents React To Sutherland Springs Shooting

    Sutherland Springs is a tight nit community 80 miles northwest from Victoria. We spoke with a resident of the rural town who lives only a mile away from the first baptist church.

  • Amazon to have pop-ups at Whole Foods

    A handful of amazon-branded pop-up stores will be rolling out at select whole foods locations for the holidays. Whole Foods says Amazon-staffed pop-ups will launch this month at select stores in Illinois, Michigan, Florida, California and Colorado. Shoppers will be able to try out amazon devices before buying them and also learn about amazon services and prime memberships. Whole foods says currently more than 100 whole foods stores carry amazon devices.  
  • Pay It Forward 11-2-17


    It’s Pay it Forward Thursday, and it’s our time to let others shine—even in cloudy weather…today’s recipient wanted to let a special someone get some medical treatment that was desperately needed.

  • Pay It Forward 10-26-17

    There are a lot of people who need things in our area—things like food and shelter for those who have been abused at the hands of others.  In today’s Pay it Forward segment, one man who wanted to help others paid it forward with our weekly 300 dollar grant.

  • Pay It Forward 10-19-17

    Sometimes we all need a helping hand for whatever reason and  that’s why Pay It Forward has been so worthwhile to our community since 2014.  Each week, our Pay it Forward crew travels the streets of the Crossroads looking for people that want to help their fellow man or a good cause.

  • Home Builders Across the Country Optimistic

    Home builders are more optimistic than they've been in months, looking beyond a recent slowdown in new home sales as well as the possibility of rising labor and materials costs following recent hurricanes.  That National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Builder Sentiment index rose four points this month to 68 - the highest reading since may.  Any reading above 50 is a sign builders see sales conditions as good, rather than poor.
  • Pay It Forward 10-12-17

    Occasionally, our Pay it Forward crew runs into people who want to help their friends out who have been struggling with hard times. We’re just happy we can be there to assist because of Pay it Forward.  Today, our street crew ran into someone who wanted to help a friend in need…

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