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  • Coast Guard assists 9 adults, 12 children near Texas City

    HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted nine adults and 12 children after their vessel ran out of gas near Texas City, Texas, Sunday. 

  • FEMA provides Liverpool man bridge to recovery

    AUSTIN, Texas — Greg Norman and his dog, Jake, live in a nice, comfortable home that has largely been rebuilt since Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Monday's Question of the Day

    Happy Guessing!

  • Summer is prime time for hand, foot and mouth disease

    Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common illness that typically affects infants and children under the age of ten. 

  • DPS investigating a fatal two car accident in Rasin

    DPS responded to a fatal two vehicle accident at around 11 Saturday night in Raisin. DPS says a honda civic was speeding northbound on us highway 59 when they crashed into a gmc truck in the lane in front of them. 

  • Angel Lucy's Funeral home holds shoe pickup

    We first introduced you to the Angel Lucy's Funeral Home on August 5th when they measured students for back to school shoes.well, this weekend the students received those shoes. Newscenter 25's David Gibson went to check out the event and tells us more. "We want to be the funeral home that gives back to the community," tells Cesar Ornelas, Owner.

  • Ted Cruz speaks to Victorians at a rally

    The Victoria Republican party held a rally with guest speaker Senator Ted Cruz. At the rally Ted Cruz spoke about things that are changing to in Washington. 

  • Suzie's Family handing out flyers searching for answers

    Family members and volunteers went throught the Crossroads to post flyers to see if anyone knows any information. They handed out about 12 hundred flyers. The family tells us they have so many questions but no answers and they are desperate for any information. 

  • Students receive supplies at annual Pack the bus event

    This years Pack the Bus event brought in more supplies than ever before. But that's not the most exciting part....the best part happened today when the supplies were distributed to the children eagerly waiting to start school next week. Newscenter 25's David Gibson attended the give away at faith family church. "To go out in the community and make a difference in the community," says Col. Mike Petrash, Organizer.

  • Marq Perez's attorney files an appeal

    Mark Di Carlo filed an appeal on July 27th because they had legal disagreements with the evidence presented during the trial Di Carlo states that out of thousands of pages of Perez's facebook messages only a few were cherry picked for evidence during the trial. Di Carlo also says out of Perez's 3 hour long video interrogation, prosecutors only used 10 minutes worth and he believes this gave an untrue characterization of Perez to the jury. 

  • More Vandalized Trees Found in Riverside Park

    A concern this morning at Riverside Park. Someone carved into several trees at Riverside Park. 

  • Colorado fetal homicide law at issue in killings

    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - Accusations that a man killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters is prompting questions about Colorado's lack of a law allowing homicide charges in the violent deaths of fetuses.  

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    Texas man sentenced for trying to blow up Confederate statue

    HOUSTON (AP) - A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for attempting to blow up a Confederate statue last summer at a Houston park. 

  • Teen's Organ Donation Helps Save 9-Year-Old Girl's Life

    A Missouri couple says they are better able to cope with the loss of their 15-year-old son after finding out his heart was donated to a 9-year-old girl in Texas. 

  • DiverseAbility Forum addresses hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities

    “As Texas continues to experience rapid job growth, it is imperative that we have skilled, trained employees to fill job positions,” said TWC Chair Ruth Ruggero Hughs. 

  • Fallen Trooper honored with highway dedication

    Edna – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today held a dedication ceremony for a portion of U.S. Highway 59 newly designated in honor of DPS Trooper Bill Davidson. 

  • Rockport strong: Cove Harbor Marina & Drystack reopens

    Wiped out by Hurricane Harvey, Cove Harbor Marina undergoes a total reconstruction and is set to reopen. 

  • Texas Economy Adds 23,500 Positions in July

    AUSTIN - The Texas economy added 23,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in July, which marked 25 consecutive months of employment growth.  

  • Coast Guard rescues 1, continues search for another near Port O’Connor

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard rescued one fisherman and continues the search for another near Port O’Connor, Texas, Friday morning. 

  • 13th Annual Hurricane Tour Returns to Texas Coast

    On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, this is a good time to remind coastal residents of the need to be prepared for a major storm and lessons learned from Harvey. 

  • Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's military parade: The mayor of Washington, D.C. is firing back at President Donald Trump, who blamed local officials for the "ridiculously high" cost of his proposed Veterans Day military parade. 

  • House of Palms Victoria Opens This Fall

    VICTORIA- Life At It's Best Foundation says on average around 50 students within our local school districts become pregnant. House of Palms residential program is stepping up to help expectant teen mothers. According to the foundation, many of the girls that become pregnant face circumstances that cause their life focus to be on survival, making education a lesser priority. Statistics show that 62 percent will not complete high school. Thursday, Volunteers gathered at the future Hou...

  • Fatal North Texas Plane Crash

    RHOME, Texas (AP) - The pilot of a small plane was killed and his three passengers, two of them children, were injured when the single-engine aircraft crashed on takeoff from a rural North Texas airfield. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Cessna 172 aircraft was taking off around 7:30 p.m. Thursday from the Rhome Meadows Airport, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Fort Worth. The DPS said the pilot was killed outright, while an adult male passenger and a child were a...
  • Community Crossroads welcomes Fill the Boot & MDA

    Catch Community Crossroads for Fill the Boot, Flip Flop Fest and Victoria Strong!

  • Pet of the Week

    Meet Max and Meatball

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday. 

  • Get the best produce with a little planning

    Summer and fall months are a great time to stock up on healthy fruits and veggies. But for the produce novice, it might seem overwhelming to know which types are best to buy during which season. According to Julia Zumpano, RD, of Cleveland Clinic, a good place to start is close to home. “Start with buying as local as possible,” she said. “If you do have access to farmer’s markets that’s always the way to go. That will give you an idea of what is local ...
  • Local Reaction to Aretha Franklin's Death

     I spoke with the pastor and members of St Peter's Baptist Church to get their reaction to her death. 

  • Measles outbreak hits 21 states, no cases in Victoria

    The Victoria Public Health Department releases statement on recent measles outbreak in Texas and 20 others states.  Victoria County has not had any reported cases of measles this year, so we have just continued public health surveillance and vaccine education.

  • Part of Highway 59 closed after crash involving two 18 wheelers

    Road closed on Highway 59 at the Inez Rest Stop exit and re-routed to Garcitas Creek Road after car crash.  

  • House Democrat: Brennan losing his security clearance sets a "very dangerous precedent"

    House Democrat: John Brennan losing his security clearance sets a "very dangerous precedent". Watch the video above. 
  • AAA Texas: Pump prices remain 45 cents higher than a year ago

    Coppell, TX – The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.61 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is two cents less than last week and is 45 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year.  

  • Drunk driving victim shares her story

    AUSTIN – Laura Gonzalez celebrates her birthday every Labor Day weekend, commemorating the start of a new year and the end of summer alongside friends and family. 

  • GoFundMe launches new hub to help Dreamers pay DACA renewal fees

    REDWOOD CITY, CA - Dreamers are young, patriotic people who are American in every sense but on paper. They strengthen our workforce, study in our schools, serve in our armed forces, and enrich our communities.  

  • TEA releases accountability grade and STAAR results

    Cuero Independent School District received a C grade. Victoria ISD was directly affected by Hurricane Harvey and did not receive an overall rating. Bloomington ISD was directly affected by Hurricane Harvey and did not receive an overall rating.

  • Aretha Franklin "Queen of Soul" dead at 76

      DETROIT (AP) - Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.      

  • Murder Trial To Begin For Fired Balch Springs Officer

    DALLAS (AP) - A murder trial for a former Texas police officer who killed a black teenager highlights the heightened role that video evidence plays in high-profile police shootings. Former Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver, who is white, opened fire last year into a moving car filled with five black teens and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. The 38-year-old Oliver was fired after the shooting. His jury trial is scheduled to begin Thursday in Dallas, but defense attorneys filed an eme...

  • Most Reverend Charles V. Grahmann has passed away at the age of 86

    The Diocese of Victoria is reporting the Most Reverend Charles V. Grahmann, died in San Antonio Tuesday at 4 p.m.. 

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • Feeling down? Research links exercise with boost in mood

    We all know that exercise does a body good. But a recent study shows performing resistance exercise, like strength or weight training, can actually be good for our brains too. 

  • UPDATE: Injuries in train vs car crash

    A train hit a vehicle near Highway 59 in Inez. This is a developing story check back for details. 

  • Gulf Bend Center Trained Shiner ISD in Youth Mental Health First Aid

    Gulf Bend Center received a grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission with the purpose of educating every school district employee in the Crossroads.

  • Local mom says Victoria woman found and safe

    The mother of Emily Rosales, 24, says her daughter has been located and she is safe. 

  • Telferner Man arrested after leading deputy on chase

    A Telferner man is in custody after fleeing a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

  • The Grades Are In For School Districts Across Texas

    The Texas Education Agency has released letter grades for every public school district in the state, just as students across North Texas begin returning to classes for a new school year.
  • Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children

    Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their midst.   

  • Victoria funeral home accused of cremating the wrong body

    Victoria- A funeral home is in the hot seat after a petition was filed in civil court on August 13th, alleging Grace Funeral Home of illegally cremating a woman and delivering her remains to the wrong family.  

  • Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan's clearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who served in the Obama administration.    

  • VPD investigates shooting on Main Street

    Victoria Police Department is investigating a shooting.  Officers responded to the 600 block of S. Main Street in response to a shooting on Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. 

  • Victoria police search for shooting suspect

    Victoria Police Department is asking for your help in finding a shooting suspect. Officers responded to Autumn Park Apartments on 4405 North Navarro Street in response to a shooting on Saturday, August 11th at 2:00 am. 

  • VISD approved for hurricane funds and propose lower tax rate

    Victoria ISD has been approved for additional hurricane-related reimbursements, affecting the proposed hurricane relief tax rate increase. 

  • GLO wins award for innovative STORM tracking system developed during Harvey

    AUSTIN - Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) was awarded the Project Excellence Award by the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) for the development of a disaster tracking program during Hurricane Harvey. 

  • SagamoreHill and Dish Network have reached an agreement. KVCT Fox 19 should return to the Dish program today.

    Some important information for dish network subscribers…the KVCT-TV agreement with DISH expired at 6:00 p.m. Monday May 21, 2018.  So we felt it was necessary to alert DISH customers to the possibility that they may lose access to KVCT-TV local news as well as FOX programs such as Fox News at 9, NFL Football, The Simpsons, Empire, and many more of your favorite programs.

  • VPD Railroad Operation

    Victoria Police Department conducted their Crossing Accident Reduction Operation alongside railroad company Union Pacific. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez rode along and spoke to VPD Officer Brogger about the importance of this operation. 

  • Cuero pool and splash pad closed on weekdays

    The Cuero Municipal pool and splash pad Hours will be closed Monday through Friday starting August 13th - September 2nd. 

  • Torres Elementary go door to door to register students for school

    Victoria ISD revealed their move to online only registration may have led to lower than expected registration numbers. 

  • Golden Crescent Prevention educates on digging safety

    The Golden Crescent Damage Prevention Council along with Texas 811 held a meeting to educate contractors about underground digging. Newscenter 25's David Gibson attended the meeting and has more on how you can stay safe when digging. officials for the Golden Crescent Damage Prevention Council's main goal today is to provide information to contractors on steps to stay safe when digging....but it's not just contractors G-C-D-P wants to you to be aware. 

  • UHV honors late professor with scholarship

    The University of Houston Victoria created a memorial schloarship for a long time professor. Dr. Li Chao passed away last fall and UHV wanted to do something to remember the dedicated professor. UHV made an endowed schloarship so it will last forever.

  • Jury duty for JP #1 on August 15th has been cancelled

    Jury duty for August 15th has been cancelled

  • New speed calming signs installed in Hallettsville

    TxDOT installed new “Speed Calming Device Signs” in the 1500 Block of N. Texana St. for both northbound and southbound traffic.

  • Coast Guard stops lancha crew illegally fishing in US waters

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

  • Cornyn Renews Call to Bring Austin Tice Home

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement about Houston-native Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist who was taken captive in Syria six years ago today. 

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday. 

  • FDA: Teething gels with benzocaine not safe for infants

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning to parents regarding the use of over-the-counter teething gels containing benzocaine for infants. 

  • Old Victoria Fire House renovation project

    Victoria county commissioners approved phase one of the proposed renovation of the old firehouse in downtown Victoria. Newscenter 25's David Gibson tells us a proposed timeline on this project.. After continued discussion Victoria county commissioners pushed forward in making the old fire station a public safety building  for the Victoria County Sheriffs Office. "Its a much needed project," says County Judge Ben Zeller. County Judge Ben Zeller says the Victoria ...

  • Man shot at Victoria apartment complex Saturday morning

    The Victoria Police Department responded to a shooting at the Autumn Park Apartments early Sunday morning.  

  • Port Lavaca resident warns of IRS phone scam

    A Port Lavaca resident is warning residents of a possible phone scam. 

  • Crime Stoppers seeking identity of backyard trespasser

    Victoria crime stoppers is seeking to identify a person caught trespassing.  

  • Charlottesville anniversary: Few arrests, peaceful protests

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Events to mark the anniversary of the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, were largely peaceful, with police making just a handful of arrests.      In Washington, D.C., thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn't welcome gathered Sunday outside the White House to protest a planned white supremacist rally in a nearby park. In the end, less than two dozen white nationalists showed up.   ...
  • Google tracks your movements, like it or not

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.   

  • Aero Crafters is joining the fight against food insecurity and you can too

    VICTORIA,TX -  Back to School events are happening throughout the Crossroads. Local organizations have done an amazing job volunteering and collecting backpacks and school supplies for children in our area. 

  • FBI fires Peter Strzok, agent who sent anti-Trump texts

    WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump is questioning whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and Trump's presidential campaign will be dropped now that the FBI has fired one of Mueller's former investigators.

  • At Least 27 Rescued After Flash Flood Hits West Texas Park

    At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio. 

  • Red United States Air Mail Stamp Continues the Flight

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a second Forever stamp this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of U.S. airmail service.

  • Personal touch brings Houston-area family to recovery finish line

    AUSTIN, Texas – Rose Pickens knew more about floods and federal disaster assistance than most people when Hurricane Harvey hit. 

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • Keep backpacks light and worn right

    Keep backpacks light and worn right

  • School Shootings March

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Students from Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut, teamed up for the final leg of a nationwide bus tour to protest gun violence and the policies of the National Rifle Association. Supporters gathered Sunday afternoon in Newtown near the site of the December 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. The final event included youth music performances and a speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King's granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King. Organizers say they...
  • 27 Rescued From Texas Flooding

    UVALDE, Texas (AP) - At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio. The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office says on its social media that the 27 were rescued from high water Sunday at Chalk Bluff Park, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of Uvalde, Texas. Helicopters were used to drop life jackets to those stranded by the rising waters before their rescues. No serious injuries were reported. The...

  • Organization gives back while teaching life lesson

    Its back to school time here in the Crossroads and the third annual stop the bullying event, kicked off Newscenter 25's David Gibson tells us all about it. "Pete and i came up with this idea a few years ago, we thought we just wanted to do something good for the community," tells Marcus Resendez, Organizer. So they started the non profit organization to provide a helping hand.

  • Family holds prayer vigil for Suzie Escobedo

    The search for 25 year old Suzie Escobedo continues. Newscenter 25's David Gibson tells us  the latest. the Seadrift community and family members came together tonight for prayer vigil in honor of Suzie. 

  • Body Found- Possibly Missing 3-Year-Old Bryan Girl

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities have found a child's remains in freshly dug soil behind a Bryan, Texas house, and are performing an autopsy to confirm whether they match a missing girl. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that Bryan police discovered the body while searching the area for 3-year-old Rayven Shields. Authorities said police began searching for Shields this week after her mother, 35-year-old Virginia Ann Adams, became uncooperative with a Child Protective Services inv...
  • Stolen Plane Crash-The Latest

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local):      7:55 p.m.The family of a man who authorities say stole an airplane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and later crashed it called him a faithful husband, loving son and good friend. In a statement, the family says Richard Russell, whose nickname was "Beebo," was warm, kind and gentle. They say says this is a complete shock. R...
  • VPD Texting and Driving Operation

    Victoria Police Department teamed up with Victoria Transit to conduct a texting and driving operation, Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez got an inside look. 

  • UHV expanding its campus

    The University of Houston-Victoria is making major changes to bring more students to their campus. Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke to the new UHV president about the changes to the campus. While only two weeks into the job, new UHV president, Bob Glen believes these changes will make uhv a destination university, somewhere students want to be. "We've grown by about 30 to 40 percent over the last four years. We anticipate that we will continue to grow," says Bob Glenn, U...
  • Texas Department of Public Safety Want Drivers To Slow Down in School Zones

    School districts are opening their doors to students in the coming weeks. Texas Department of Public Safety wants to caution drivers to slow down and be aware of students walking to school and from school. State law requires drivers to stop when a bus is stopped and you see signals like flashing lights or a stop sign. "Drivers are not able to move until the bus driver motions them to go past them or if the bus goes back into motion," said DPS Sgt Ruben San Miguel. Driv...

  • DeWitt County SO raid, shutdown two Yorktown game rooms

    The Dewitt County Sheriff's Office shutdown two game rooms and confiscated over eighty machines after late Thursday evening raid.

  • Victoria Crime Stoppers capture Crossroads Most Wanted felon

    Victoria Police Department and Victoria Crime Stoppers are pleased to announce that Gerald Evans, one of the Crossroads Most Wanted, has been captured. 

  • Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

    Vice President Mike Pence outlined plans for the creation of a military branch called the United States Department of the Space Force Thursday.  

  • Kobach's take-no-prisoner style at forefront in Kansas race

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception.      The 52-year-old Republican has a take-no-prisoners style of conservatism that delights hard-right members of the GOP but makes him a target of Democrats and centrists.      Now Kobach, the state's top election official, is locked in a too-close-to-call race for the nomination for governor. He is clinging to a shrinking ...
  • Governor Abbott appoints Russell Cain to real estate committee

    Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Troy Alley, Jr., Russell Cain, and JJ Clemence to the Real Estate Research Advisory Committee for terms set to expire on January 31, 2023. 

  • Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within 60 days.   

  • District 27 race heats up

    The Congressional race in District 27 is heating up. 

  • Rebel Rescue is in with your Pet of the Week

    Join us on Sunrise for Rebel Rescue board members Vanessa Balli,Training & Education and Joey Garza, Operations & Events.  

  • Birthday wishes

    Happy Birthday to Susan, Elina, Nathan, Priscilla! If today is your big day, you share it with Kylie Jenner and Antonio Banderas.  Have a good one! Email your wish here. 
  • Beto O'Rourke Visits Victoria

    U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke made a stop in Victoria as part of his 34 day drive across Texas. 

  • Search for Suzie Escobedo Continues

    Texas Equusearch continues its search alongside law enforcement to locate Suzie Escobedo. Thursday, volunteers were not out searching as only Texas Equusearch members, law enforcement and detectives were out and regrouping. 

  • Can drinking coffee help you live longer?

    Can drinking coffee help you live longer?

  • Hay Baling Is Underway Throughout the Crossroads

     Hay is cut from summer to fall. The first cut of hay is completed by the end of June into the first week of July. 

  • Current status of cattle fever tick control program

    An agreement has been reached between Texas’ cattle organizations, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Texas Animal Health Commission that would allow spraying of cattle...

  • Victoria Police tase man in bar parking lot

    Amber, The Victoria Police Department responded to Two-Step, 4106 Houston Hwy. in response to a disturbance between several patrons possibly involving a gun on August 5, 2018, at 2:06 A.M. 

  • Operations back to normal at Stevenson Prison unit in Cuero

    The Stevenson Prison unit operations are back to normal after a water leak Monday morning. 

  • Mattress Mack turns showrooms into shelters

    AUSTIN, Texas – As Hurricane Harvey approached Houston last year, thousands of people began gathering their emergency kits and mapping out evacuation routes. 

  • Tribune Calls Off Buyout By Sinclair

    NEW YORK (AP) - Tribune is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair and it's filing a lawsuit against it, citing breach of contract. Tribune Media Co. would be on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, according to the agreement reached last year. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. had offered to buy the Chicago company's 42 TV stations and had agreed to get rid of stations in some markets to gain regulatory approval. Tribune claims Sinclair used "unnecessarily aggressiv...
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