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  • 2nd Annual Veterans Jingle Bell Run in Victoria

    VICTORIA, Texas- The 2nd Annual Veterans Jingle Bell Run took place Saturday evening at the Post Acute Medical Center, located at 101 James Coleman Dr. 80 runners participated in the 5k, dawning on their most festive running gear. Several vendors came out and donated their time, as did a DJ. Veterans from all branches of the military were in attendance, either working the event or running in the run/walk. Last year, this even raised enough money to put together 100 Christmas ...
  • HEB Kicks Off Toys For Tots 2018

    VICTORIA, Texas- HEB stores in Victoria kicked off Toys For Tots 2018. 

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  • KAVU Pet of the Week

    Our KAVU Pet of the Week is Lulu from Pitty Paws Bully Rescue.  Lulu has a personality that can’t be beat. 

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Santa

    Meet Santa on Community Crossroads. He knows who has been naughty and who has been nice. 

  • Less sleep tied to risky behavior in teens

    Ask any parent of a teenager and chances are, they will tell you they would like their kid to get more sleep. But according to a recent study, not getting enough shut-eye is actually associated with an increased risk of unsafe behavior. 

  • Tree of Angels Honor Lost Lives

    The holiday season is here,and for many, that means rejoicing with family. However Port Lavaca is honoring those who are no longer here, yet very much a part of a hurting family. 

  • HEB Selling Limited Edition Selena Bags

    VICTORIA, Texas- Earlier this year HEB released the first edition of these "Selena Bags" and they sold out in just minutes. After the first successful run, the second edition is sold now at all HEB locations across Texas, as well as Joe V's Smart Shop and Mi Tienda stores as of 6 a.m. this morning. 

  • Opioid dependence leads to complications after heart surgery

    Chronic opioid use has dramatically increased in the U.S. over the past two decades. 

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  • Remembering 41 in the Crossroads

    Many are taking the day to reflect on their memories of George H. W. Bush. While most only know him from his time in Washington, D.C. but as Newscenter 25's Griselda Perez reports...one Victoria man's connection is just a little more personal. 

  • Update: Durham found competent to stand trial

    The jury presiding over Johnny Durham's competency trial have determined Durham is competent to stand trial for his alleged crimes.

  • City Council Discusses Victoria Transit Funds

    Nearly a year after fire the caused the loss of more than 30 city buses, the effects are still seen. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez attended city council meeting where details on funding Victoria Transit were discussed.

  • Question of the Day

    Here's today's Question of the Day...

  • Fundraiser for Salvation Army Shelter Re-Open

    A year after Hurricane Harvey, and the Salvation Army still has work to get done to fully repair the damages. Local churches are gathering to help the Salvation Army reopen their doors. Newscenter 25's Griselda Perez has the story. 

  • Day one of Johnny Durham Competency Hearing

    Johnny Durham, the man accused of running over and killing Lawrence Christ at a car show, appeared in court today. It's a competency hearing to determine if he's fit to stand trial. Durham is accused of intentionally running over Christ at the Citizens Medical Center parking lot back in April. 

  • Washington to pay respects, bid farewell to George H.W. Bush

    HOUSTON (AP) - George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington as a nation prepares to bid farewell to its 41st president.      His remains will arrive in Washington on Monday, and he will lie in state at the Capitol through Wednesday.

  • Birthday wishes

    Happy Birthday to Delicia, Elena, Olivia, Mr. Martinez, Serena, Erian, Erik, Kiarra.  Have a good one. Email you wish here. 
  • Question of the Day

    Good Morning Crossroads! Here's today's Question of the Day.

  • Missed your flu shot? It’s not too late

    The first week of December is ‘National Influenza Vaccination Week.’ And believe it or not – even if you have not yet received your annual flu vaccine – it’s not too late to protect yourself for the season.

  • VPD responds to one vehicle accident

    VPD along with VFD responded to a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Ben Jordan and Redwood Drive.

  • Old Landmark Committee holds Multicultural Event

    The Old Landmark Committee held their 3rd annual Mulch-Cultural day of Celebration at the First United Methodist Church. Newscenter 25's David Gibson brings us this story. The Oldmark Committee's Mulch-Cultural dinner started off with some praise and worship. But they say there is a deeper meaning. 

  • Crossroads Cruisers Car Club holds special car show

    The Crossroads Cruisers Car Club held a very special car show at the Pattie Dodson. Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke with organizers about this show. The Crossroads Cruisers Car Club is starting off the season of giving with their annual Toys for Tots Show and Shine car show.. "We have a toys for tots car show, we do it for one as a car club we love to give back to the community by doing that we help sponsor toys for tots every year," says Roy Gutierrez.

  • Big Rig Parked on Highway 87

    The big rig that we reported left bloomington this morning is now parked on higway 87 just before nursey. we dont have details as to why but according to vcso its blocking the northbound lanes of 87, 

  • Two Vehicle Accident at Intersection of Rio Grande and Glass Street

    VPD responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Glass St. and Rio Grande Saturday afternoon. VPD says one person was transported to the hospital, and both cars had minor damage.

  • VISD speaks about removing 4H program from AG Farm

    The letter was sent out with a little shock from some of the parents because there was no solution given," tells Dave Garza, Parent. On November 17th we first introduced you to a group of parents who decided to start a 4h club of their own for 3rd through 8th graders. Visd Communications Director Shawna Currie says the FFA booster club was in control of the agricultre farm and allowed the 4h program to use the facility to house their animals. 

  • Christmas tree shortage may affect the season

    It's the time of year that folks start decorating their homes for the holiday...and one of the most iconic decorations is the Christmas tree. unfortunately, Texas is having a shortage. Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke with a Christmas tree farmer about this issue. You're right there is a shortage of Christmas trees like this one here and tree farmer Archie Abrmeit says the reason is simple. People want the real deal. 

  • Victoria Parks and Rec prepare for Christmas events

    The Victoria Parks and Recreation department are preparing for tonight's Christmas on the Square and Saturday's lighted Christmas parade.  

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  • Friday's Question of the Day

    Here's Friday's Question of the Day: In 2005, 94.5 million American's owned one of these? Happy Guessing! Post your guess to our Facebook page and we may read it live on Sunrise. 

  • Survey: 1 in 3 Americans eat fast food every day

    Survey: 1 in 3 Americans eat fast food every day

  • Homeless men praised as heroes after stopping house fire

    Five homeless men are now being hailed as heroes online after preventing a Wednesday morning house fire from burning out of control. 

  • Hochheim, Insurance Council of Texas donate smoke alarms to local Fire Departments

    The Insurance Council of Texas and Hochheim Prairie Insurance Company have donated one hundred smoke alarms to the Cuero and Yoakum Fire Departments to aid lower-income families.

  • Cuero Heritage Museum debut Christ Collection Exhibit

    The Cuero Heritage Museum will debut their brand new Reason for the Season Christ Collection exhibit Thursday evening for the community to enjoy. 

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Outlaw Pass Family Fun Center

    The Outlaw Pass Family Fun Center has laser tag, go karts, miniature golf, and a rock wall. You'll meet Rio the Jack Rabbit too. On Saturday, December 1, 2018 Outlaw Pass Family Fun Center will have an Adopt-a-Pet event. Need a stocking stuffer? They have Christmas gift cards.    The Outlaw Pass Family Fun Center is at 78 Tate Road in Victoria. You can reach them at 361-573-7277 or click here. Take Pride Victoria The City of Victoria Environmental is starting a ...

  • Two Texas Democrats poised to run for president in 2020

    Texas has two Democrats poised to run for president in 2020.

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  • Give your child a healthy start on social media

    The holiday season can find many parents dealing with pre-teens wishing for a device to access social media. 

  • UPDATE: Hwy. 185 still closed from big rig losing oversized load near Victoria

    Victoria County Sheriff's Office shut down Northbound lanes on Highway 185 to clear an oversized load that fell off a big rig trailer. 

  • Elderly woman mugged in Victoria Mall parking lot

    An elderly woman was taken to a local hospital after officials say she was mugged in the parking lot of the Victoria Mall.  

  • Mother Reacts to Video Showing Son Being Arrested

    Natalie Jones reacts to a video where a VPD officer picks up and takes to the ground her 17 year old son. 

  • Former President George W. Bush honored by Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

    Former President George W. Bush will receive a prestigious leadership prize from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. 

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  • AEP Power Outage

    AEP reported a major outage Monday night that affected over 1500 residents. The affected area consisted of most of the south and southeast side of Victoria. Newscenter 25 Griselda Perez reported from the scene where she spoke to residents who had been without power for more that 2 hours. 

  • Victoria County approve grant submission for EOC hardening project

    The Victoria Commissioners Court have approved the submission of a Hazard Mitigation grant proposal to improve the integrity of the Emergency Operations Center. 

  • Victoria County Fire Marshal re-appointed for two more years

    Victoria Commissioners re-appointed Richard Castillo as Victoria County Fire Marshal to serve two more years early Monday morning.

  • Victoria Crime Stoppers on the hunt for hit and run suspect

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information regarding a hit and run. 

  • Army Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso killed in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Department of Defense officials say a 25-year-old soldier from Leavenworth, Washington, was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan.

    (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Question of the Day

    Only 9% of married couples met here. Where? Happy Guessing! 

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  • Study: More exercise linked to delayed onset of Alzheimer’s

    Study: More exercise linked to delayed onset of Alzheimer’s

  • Report of shot fired in downtown Victoria

    Vpd responded to a call of shots fired at Greek's 205 around 1:30am. lt fetters says a hispanic male wearing a grey hoodie and a white bandna covering his face approched the victim and demand money and their cell phone.

  • Unitarian Universalist Church finally reopens

    Back on June first we first brought the story of a car accident sending a car crashing through the Unitarian Universalist Church. Now months later the church held a re-dedication service. Newscenter 25's David Gibson has been following this story since the beginning and brings us the latest. After months of waiting the Unitarian Universalist Church is finally back in their own building.

  • VFD responds to House Fire on Crestwood

    The Victoria Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire on 1000 block of East Crestwood Drive around 9:30pm. VFD Battalion Chief Mike Baecker says the fire and damage was contained in the attic area but there will also be water damage down stairs. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and we will update you when more information becomes available.
  • Black Friday shopping is in full swing

    Newscenter 25's David Gibson tells us more about Black Friday shopping after braving the lines himself at a few more stores The Black Friday fever has been in full swing, I checked out a few stores to check out what shoppers are eager to get their hands on.... Its Black Friday, and you know people are out shopping because the deals are so good. My first stop is Target. "Overall it was fantastic, it was one of our best years to date. We checked out almost 4000 guest yesterday.

  • Salvation Army accepting donations via famous Red Kettle

    The Salvation Army began accepting donations across Victoria through their famous red kettle donation bin. 

  • John Stockbauer reduced beginning on November 26

    (VICTORIA, TEXAS) Beginning on Monday, November 26, 2018, the City will reduce southbound traffic on John Stockbauer Drive to one lane from Colony Creek Drive to the Houston Highway to install utilities. 

  • Thanksgiving in the Crossroads

    The crossroads began eating turkey early Thursday as many hosted lunches around the city. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez joined the table and has the story.

  • Victoria Family hopes to help California Fire Responders through Auction

    Nearly two weeks have passed and fires in California continue to engulf everything in its path. A Victoria family, who knows natural destruction all to well, got creative in their way of helping. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez spoke to them and has the story.

  • Be a Santa to seniors this holiday season

    Home Instead Senior Care is asking the community to give to seniors this holiday season as part of their Be a Santa donation program.

  • Salvation Army of Victoria invite community to Thanksgiving Day luncheon

    The Salvation Army of Victoria is inviting everyone out to their annual community thanksgiving day luncheon.

  • Thanksgiving week closures, trash collection and bus schedule

    (VICTORIA, TEXAS)  All non-emergency city offices, including the Victoria Public Library, will close Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving Holidays. 

  • Study: No level of alcohol is safe

    Study: No level of alcohol is safe

  • Local Restaurants Team Up with 'Waitr App' for Thanksgiving Deliveries

    Thanksgiving dinner; the most anticipated part of the holiday.  However for some, having this meal may be a challenge, and even going to a place serving food, isn’t an option. So a popular app teamed up with local restaurants to do the work. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez has the story. 

  • Thanksgiving tips to keep your holiday safe

    So now we know how to properly...and safely fry a turkey. Newscenter 25's David Gibson is taking a look at a few food safety tips to keep your family safe during the holidays. If this is your first time in the kitchen cooking up Thanksgiving dinner, we found some helpful tips to keep your family safe. "If you bought a frozen turkey its probably too late to attempt to try and make it for Thursday because you want to make sure that you thaw it properly," 

  • Food Bank of the Golden Crescent named Top 40 Food Bank in nation

    The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent has been recognized as one of the top forty food banks in the nation. 

  • Thanksgiving dinner locations in the Crossroads

    There are many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving, and communities and groups throughout the Crossroads want to share it with you. 

  • Goliad commissioners approve requests for Christmas in Goliad preparations

    The Goliad commissioner's court approved two requests which will help clear the way for the thirty fifth annual Christmas in Goliad festival. 

  • Johnny Carino's shuts down for good

    Johnny Carino's has officially closed down it's doors for good in Victoria. 

  • VISD Now Ready To Put Ideas Into Action

    VISD Needs Your Help For District Improvement. 

  • Clothing drive hopes to help the Crossroads

    As the giving season approaches and weather becomes colder, a 19 year old woman decided that she wanted to make a difference in her community and collect clothes for those in need. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez has the warming story. 

  • Woman thankful after procedure uncovers hidden cancer

    Woman thankful after procedure uncovers hidden cancer

  • Birthday wishes

    Happy Birthday to Candy, Nolan, Anayha, Cassie, Jacob, Allen, Zayn, Belinda.  If today is your cupcake day, you share it with Joe Biden.  

  • Cuero Family Spreads holiday cheer through Thanksgiving Dinner

    It is the season of giving and throughout the country we are seeing acts of kindness, including right here in the Crossroads. the Lets Stand Together community organization is holding thanksgiving day dinner. Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke to organizers about this special event. What started as a happy accident in the 90's is now the let's stand together Thanksgiving dinner in Cuero.

  • Victoria County accepts Texas A&M grant for Be Well Victoria program

    The Victoria County Health Department have accepted a $20,000 donation from the Texas A&M Health Science Center to aid their Be Well Victoria program. 

  • Victoria Crime Stoppers requesting info on Guadalupe St homicide

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for any information regarding a homicide. 

  • Victoria man arrested for aggravated robbery

    At 4:00 p.m. Sunday the Victoria Police Department officers located and arrested 23-year-old Victoria resident, Marcos Antonio Lopez, at a residence in the 100 block of Cobble Stone Court. 

  • Birthday Wishes

    Happy Birthday to Momo, Madyson, Alexander, Emily, Shanita, Lexi, and Adolph.  If today is your big day, you share it with Larry King.  Have a good one.  Email your wish here.  
  • Thanksgiving meal prep provides brain boost

    A delicious Thanksgiving meal shared with family and friends does more than tantalize the taste buds – it can also be good for the brain. According to Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, the process of planning a meal exercises the brain; and the social aspects of gathering with loved ones is good for brain health too. 

  • Golden Crescent Food Bank holds move out hunger walk

    The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent's mission is to help heal the hurt of hunger by doing anything to help feed the hungry.  So they held their first annual Moving Out hunger 5k walk/run event in Deleon Plaza to spread awareness. Newscenter 25's David Gibson checked out the event and brings us the details. With every stride the runners take gives back to the community and those in need.

  • Victoria Family Collecting Stuffed Animals for Children In Need

    After tragic loss and a lack of closure, the Salazar family is coping by carrying on their grandmother's tradition of giving. 

  • VISD cuts Elementary Agriculture program

    Visd agriculture program has decied to make changes to their AG farm, taking away the opportunity to  a certain group of students. Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke with a parent and volunteer about this problem and tells us all about it. Dave Garza is parent and volunteer for the 4h program  says that visd took 3rd through 8th graders off the AG farm.

  • TxDot holds a Car Fit event

    In Victoria... Tx Dot along with Mature Drive program held their Car Fit Event. At this event the teaches mature drivers the safe way to wear a seatbelt along with how far back to sit from the steering wheel so the air bag doesn't hurt them in the event of a wreck. 

  • Robbery suspect under arrest after dust up with VPD officers

    A robbery suspect has now been charged with resisting arrest after officials say the suspect got physical with arresting officers.

  • UHV break ground on STEM building construction site

    UHV leaders broke ground Friday morning to usher in the beginning of construction on their brand new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building. 

  • VISD holds Special Olympics bowling tournament

    The Victoria ISD held a Special Olympics bowling tournament Friday afternoon at Century Lanes. Newscenter 25's David Gibson headed down there to bring us this strike-ing story. About 57 bowlers came to compete in this Special Olympics bowling tournament and I spoke to a few of them about what this means to them. "I like bowling because its hard to focus on it," says Abbi Brozwske, Bowler.

  • Victoria Crime Stoppers Fugitive Friday

    Fugitive Friday is here again!  Each Friday, Victoria Crime Stoppers will feature a different fugitive in our area! 

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  • Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center has your KAVU Pet of the Week

    The Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center has our KAVU Pet of the Week. Meet Adora! 

  • Early Holiday music: Does it make you happy or a humbug?

    The holiday season sometimes has a way of creeping up on us. We’ve all been there, driving into work on a mid-November morning, thinking about Thanksgiving plans, when you turn on the radio and boom – there it is – Christmas music. According to Cleveland Clinic’s Scott Bea, PsyD, how we react to early Christmas tunes has a lot to do with how our brains associate with the holiday season.

  • VISD's New Task Force Plan

    Thursday night the VISD Board of Trustees meeting had one major theme.. which Dr. Quintin Shepherd calls radical transparency.

  • H-E-B prepares for incoming cold weather

    H-E-B on Navarro is preparing their store for the upcoming cold weather to make sure their customer's have the supplies they need.  

  • Boutique takes debut flight out of Victoria

    Boutique Air has officially taken flight here in Victoria.  

  • UHV receives $1.5 million from Johnson Foundation

    The largest donation in the history of the University of Houston-Victoria made this month will allow the university to enhance its health career education offerings for students.

  • VCSO addresses social media complaints

    Individuals turned to social media Wednesday to voice their concerns about lack-of-heating and cold meals at the Victoria County Jail. 

  • Navarro Crash Causes Downed Traffic Light

    Victoria- A crash along Navarro caused delays for drivers Wednesday evening.  

  • VFD Responds to Reports of Gas Odor at St. Joseph High School

    The Victoria Fire Department responded to reports of gas odor at St. Joseph High School in Victoria.

  • VISD Superintendent To Share Listening and Learning Tour Report

    Thursday night, the Victoria ISD Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd will share his "Listening and Learning" tour report.

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  • Study: Cold turkey is best for cutting back on nicotine

    Thursday November 15 is the ‘Great American Smokeout’ – a day designated to help smokers make a plan to quit. A recent study looks at different amounts of nicotine in cigarettes and how cutting back might benefit someone’s health. 

  • Texas Sen. Kolkhorst shares vision for next legislative session

    State Senator Lois Kolkhorst spoke to community leaders early Wednesday morning as part of the Chamber of Commerce luncheon. 

  • Community Crossroads welcomes A World For Children

    A World For Children was created in 1997 as a non-profit to support foster children. A World For Children is currently collecting donations to provide Christmas gifts to children in foster care. 

  • Vehicle and Cyclist Accident

    VPD responded to a vehicle accident involving a bicyclist at about 10:30 PM, Tuesday night. 

  • Emergency Management Coordinator gives tips on the cold weather

    With the temperatures dropping, we need to make sure our homes, loved ones and our plants are protected.... Newscenter 25's David Gibson went to cuero to speak with the DeWitt County Emergency Manager about tips to keep you safe and warm. The Crossroads is expecting its first freeze, and I spent the day seeing how you can prepare for the freeze. "Absolutely we have sold alot of faucet covers, pipe insulation, and alot of duct tape. People are getting ready for the freeze.

  • Municipal Jury duty and Newcomer Social canceled due to weather

    The City of Victoria has cancelled the Municipal Court jury call on Wednesday and the Newcomer Social on Thursday due to the cold weather in the area.  

  • Warming Shelters Open in Victoria

    As the cold weather settles in the crossroads, shelters are beginning to open their doors. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez spoke to Mid-Coast Family Services about the help available for the next few days.

  • UPDATE: Victoria area warming shelter extends hours to Wednesday

    The Victoria Area Homeless Coalition will open a warming shelter when conditions indicate the real feel temperature will reach freezing – 32 degrees or lower - for 2 or more consecutive days.   

  • Wharton County Junior College Richmond Campus Cleared

    WHARTON, Texas -- Wharton County Junior College received notification this evening that the Richmond Police Department did not find evidence of a shooter at its Richmond campus. Earlier this evening, the Richmond Police Department was notified of a potential shooter on the Richmond campus. Richmond police and other law enforcement agencies evacuated students and canvassed the buildings before officially notifying college officials that they did not find evidence of a shooter at the sc...

  • Goliad Superintendent speaks about locker room damage

    After Friday night's big win over Yoakum, the Goliad locker room was vandalized. Newscenter 25's David Gibson went down to Goliad and spoke with the superintendent and tells us what he learned. Goliad's superintendent describes seeing the vandalized locker room as heart breaking and something he has never seen before.

  • 33 Leather chairs vandalized at the Goliad Event Center

    According to both the Goliad and Yoakum ISD Superintenents 33 leather seats were vandalized at the Goliad Event Center following the Goliad vs. Yoakum football game on Friday night. 

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  • Study: Vitamin D, fish oil not beneficial for heart or cancer

    Millions of Americans take fish oil and vitamin D because of claims that these supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.  But, new research is suggesting otherwise.

  • Veterans Get The Chance To Soar Above the Clouds

     For the 3rd straight year community members offer a special service for all Veterans. This year they took it down to port Lavaca and Newscenter 25's David Gibson went to Calhoun County and tells us all about it. Sunday November 11th a day to honor Veterans across our country. For Lou Svetlik Veterans day means a lot to him because his dad served this country.

  • Veterans Day Parade celebrates Veterans Service

    Its Veterans Day weekend and the Victoria County Veterans Council held their annual Veterans Day Parade. Newscenter 25's David Gibson attended and spoke with people about what Veterans day means to them. Sunday November 11th marks 100 years since the signing of the armistice back in 1918 which ended World War I. Year after Year, we celebrate those who fought for our freedoms. So i asked a few JROTC students what this day means to them, 10 decades later.

  • Victoria College honoring Veterans with a celebration

    Victoria College held a Veterans day celebration Friday morning to honor those who serve. The student Veterans assocation is a growing group featuring local Veterans on their quest for continued education. Friday the Veterans came together to celebrate their service as well as cultivating relationships with the community.

  • VFW Post 4403 celebrate Veteran's day with ceremony

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4403 held their annual Veterans Day ceremony and luncheon Friday morning. 

  • 13 Dead After Shooting in Southern California Bar- The Latest

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly mass shooting at a bar in Southern California that leaves 13 dead.

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  • Pick up leaves without throwing out your back

    Pick up leaves without throwing out your back  

  • Goliad Elects New County Judge: Mike Bennett

    Final election results have a new county judge in Goliad, and after continuing coverage of the county’s economic trouble, Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez spoke to Mike Bennett, who’s walking into the position come January 2019.

  • Fallen Wall Veteran Memorial exhibit now open to public

    Atzenhoffer and Grace Funeral Home have partnered to host an exhibit honoring fallen veterans across Texas. 

  • VISD faculty members nominated for HEB Excellence Award

    VISD have announced eight of their faculty members have been nominated for the HEB excellence in education award.  

  • Houston area murder suspect arrested in Victoria

    On Thursday, November 08, 2018 at approximately 2:00pm members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force and Victoria Police Department SWAT team executed an arrest warrant at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Fillmore. 

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  • Teen pianist tinkles ivories after unique hand surgery

    Teen pianist tinkles ivories after unique hand surgery

  • Calhoun County elects first Republican County Judge in more than 20 Years

    We saw the results of the GOP dominating in our state, and that was no different for Calhoun County. Only that this change comes after more than 20 years.

  • Motorcycle accident kills woman in Victoria

    One person is dead and another with serious injuries after a motorcycle accident in Victoria Tuesday evening.  

  • Law enforcement agencies execute search warrant at Sage Creek

    A Texas DPS swat team executed a federal search warrant for a resident at the Sage Creek apartments early Wednesday morning.  

  • Keep Cuero Beautiful Hosts Wildfire Prevention Workshop

    CUERO- Keep Cuero Beautiful hosted a Wildfire Prevention Workshop Wednesday morning at the Cuero Public Library, lead by Fire Chief James Barrie. Every year the Cuero Fire Department sees roughly 50-70 Wildfires. "40-50% of our fires are vegetation fires, which consists of grass fires, or any other type of wild land fire," Barrie said.  Barrie went over maps of Dewitt County, explaining "home ignition zones" and the importance of planting vegetation away fro...
  • Political Expert Ron Smith of Victoria College joins Newscenter25 on Election Night

    Tuesday night Ronald Smith, Associate Professor of Sociology at Victoria College joined Newscenter25 as political expert. Hear what he has to say about election returns as the GOP loses the House, but grows its Senate majority.  

  • Community Crossroads welcomes ParaVida Wellness

    ParaVida Wellness is celebrating its one year anniversary with a number of events free and open to the public.

  • Crossroads voting information by County

    Early voting is coming to a close Friday, November 2.

  • Victoria man identified as victim in Guadalupe Street shooting

    On Sunday, 11/04/2018, 3:14 AM, Victoria Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 1900 block of East Guadalupe St. in response to a possible shooting. 

  • Sutherland Springs Remembers Lives Lost One Year Ago

    One year ago tomorrow.. At the first baptist church in Sutherland Springs Texas, a gunman killed 26 people and injured 20 others when he sprayed bullets across a congregation during Sunday service. 

  • 24-Year-Old Dead After Shooting on Guadalupe Street

    Victoria- A 24-year-old man is dead after a report of a shooting around 3 am Sunday morning.  

  • Two hurt in Seadrift Boat Explosion

    Early friday morning in seadrif there was about explosion and newscenter 25's David Gibson went down to Seadrift to get details of what happened.

    I'm here in Seadrift where there was a boat explosion around 6am and I spoke to witnesses about what they saw. 

  • Telferner Post Office Will Resume Full Operations, Monday, Nov. 5

    On Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the Telferner Post Office, 319 FM 1686, Telferner, TX 77988, will resume full operations.  

  • Gulf Bend Center Hosts Le Cirque Fundraiser

    The Gulf Bend Center held their first Le Cirque fundraising event tonight to benefit intellectual and developmental disability patients. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez stopped to see the unique event.

  • Montana Mike's shuts down for good

    Montana Mike's has officially shut down here in Victoria.  

  • UHV among fastest growing universities in the nation

    The University of Houston-Victoria is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.  

  • Victoria County monitoring ongoing AFM outbreak

    The Victoria County Public Health Department is currently monitoring the ongoing AFM outbreak that has spread nation wide.  

  • Dia De Los Muertos exhibit now open

    Dia De Los Muertos is here and one group is hoping to celebrate the holiday in style. 

  • Hiring Red, White and You! Statewide hiring event set for Nov. 8.

    The Texas Workforce Commission will host the seventh annual statewide Hiring Red, White and You! (HRWY) job fair on November 8, 2018. 

  • UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly car accident at Ohrt Road and FM 237

    A Victoria man has been identified as the victim of the deadly car accident at the intersection of Ohrt Rd. and FM 237.

  • Birthday wishes

    Happy Birthday to Timothy, Marquis, Johnny and Darrin! Email your birthday wish here. 
  • SLIDESHOW: Victoria Beauty College Dia De Los Muertos contest

    Victoria Beauty College is recognizing Dia De Los Muertos in a creative way. The students used hair mannequins to create pieces of artwork.  Victoria Beauty College is at 1508 Laurent and is a great place to get a $5 haircut. You can reach them at 361-575-4526. Enjoy the slideshow.
  • Opioid-free treatments encouraged

    Opioid-free treatments encouraged

  • New details revealed about Sept. 21 Jecker Street double homicide

    An unsealed warrant sheds light on new details about the September 21 double homicide on Jecker Street.

  • First United Methodist announce record pumpkin sales

    The First United Methodist Church have announced good news for their annual pumpkin patch sale.

  • Victoria Regional Airport to enter transitional period following Texas Sky departure

    Today is the last day for Texas Sky at the Victoria Regional Airport.  Following tonight's final flight, the airport will enter a two week transitional period. 

  • Local Calhoun Volunteer Fire Departments receive Homeland Security grants

    The Calhoun County Commissioners approved Wednesday morning two separate Homeland Security grants for local volunteer fire departments to purchase new communication equipment. 

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Victoria Fine Arts Director Jason Levin

    The East and West High marching bands in the Victoria I.S.D. just earned Division I designations at a competition and they were wearing uniforms from 2010. Now the district is trying to raise $200,000 to buy new uniforms as students have a goal of going to state competition next year. 

  • Victoria Jewish Community Reacts to Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh

    Last Saturday, the Jewish community in Pittsburgh was shaken following the killing of 11 people inside the Tree of Life Synagogue. Local Jewish community in Victoria spoke to Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez about the familiar feeling of mourning. “This just heinous act of evil is unfolding before our eyes, we didn't even have a body count yet and we knew what was going on.” says Dr. Gary Branfman, president of the congregation B’nai Israel recalls the...
  • A Bloomington Dog recovers after violent attack

    On June 14th we first brought you this shocking footage of a dog being helplessly attacked by a pack of wild dogs... The attacked prompted a call for action by the woman who helped the dog, now named trooper, fight for his life. Pappy's Animal rescue Director Megan Driver. Chained up and helpless, Driver says the dog was unable to fight off it's attackers.

  • Victoria man arrested for promoting prostitution

    A Victoria man has been arrested, nearly two years after officials say he promoted prostitution at the former El Patron bar. 

  • Victoria alleged sex abuser now behind bars

    A Victoria man is arrested behind bars after officials say he sexually abused a minor for an undisclosed period of time.  

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your birthday!

  • Mysterious polio-like illness cases continue to surface

    Recent cases of a polio-like illness, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been reported in 24 states across the U.S. On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number of confirmed cases has now reached 72, while 191 total cases are under investigation. 

  • VISD JROTC Program at Risk of Ending

    The well known program of JROTC has been at VISD for more than 24 years. Today, this program is at risk of not continuing due to the lack of a certified instructor. Newscenter 25's Griselda Perez spoke to students about what this would mean to them. 

  • Salvation Army still recovering from Harvey

    The Salvation Army is still not reopen from damage sustained from Hurricane Harvey. Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke to Major Martin about the delay of opening their shelter.  Major Martin describes the feeling as heartbreaking to not be able to serve those in need. "It really just breaks my heart that we are not able to help," tells Major Laura Martin.

  • It's National Cat Day!

    It's National Cat Day! And one local company is asking for your help to keep the cat population in check.  

  • Congressman Michael Cloud participates in early voting

    Early voting continues in the Crossroads, and Monday Congressman Michael Cloud made it out to the Pattie Dodson Health Center to cast his vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

  • Crime Stoppers on the look out for hit and run suspect

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information on a hit and run.

  • VCSO to receive brand new full body scanner

    The Victoria County Commissioners approved an amendment to the County Sheriff's Office budget to free up money to purchase a brand new full body scanner.

  • DeWitt County voting information

    Voting is essential for making sure that you get a say in what happens in current politics. Below is some helpful information for those voting in DeWitt County.  

  • Everything you need to know about voting in Lavaca County

    Voting is essential for making sure that you get a say in what happens in current politics. For Lavaca County, you will find some helpful information below to make sure that you get out to the polls to make sure your voice is heard.

  • Texas Mile speeding through Victoria

    It's the final day of the 2018 Texas Mile and people are looking to set records. Newscenter 25's David Gibson caught up with a driver about his goals this Texas mile. People throughout the United States come to Victoria to speed down the Victoria Regional Airport runway. Chris Coulter started driving in the Texas mile back in 2010. Every year he tries to improve his time.

  • Alzheimer Association holds an awareness walk

    According to the Alzheimer Association's website, Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and every 65 seconds someone in the US develops the disease. The San Antonio and South Texas chapter of the Alzheimer's Association held a walk at Victoria college, to spread awareness on Alzheimer's  and Dementia.. Newscenter 25's David Gibson attended the walk and brings us the details.

  • Lupe Valdez, democrats meet constituents on South Texas tour

    Democratic candidate for governor Lupe Valdez stopped by Victoria this afternoon to meet with residents, as part of her multi-city tour across South Texas.

  • Driscoll Health Plan celebrates 20 years in South Texas

    Driscoll Health Plan is celebrating their 20th year in business, helping children and their families with their medical needs and expenses.  

  • Watch the Sunrise Crew Taste-Test Starbucks Latest Frozen Concoction

    Starbucks has whipped up a new "wicked good" Halloween-themed frozen concoction.

    the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino, is now available at participating locations for a limited time while supplies last.

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Victoria Allergy and Asthma Clinic

    Join us for Community Crossroads to learn about the #TealPumpkinProject. 

  • Update: Mussett refused sexual advances before attack, claims witness

    A key witness of the prosecution took the stand Friday morning in the murder trial of Isaiah Cardenas, the man accused of killing Rachael Mussett.

  • UHV discuss constructing new Recreational Center

    The University of Houston-Victoria have begun discussions to build a new recreational center. 

  • 'Snow' series author shares her stories with Nursery ISD students

    Author Kathryn Childers visited Nursery ISD Elementary students to share her more snow children's book. 

  • VPD arrest man after threatening wife with gun

    A Victoria man is under arrest after he threatened his wife with a weapon following a verbal altercation. 

  • HWY 185 Road Block: Day 5

    All week we've been reporting the major issue this road block has been- and today, officials are still uncertain of when this will be cleared. 

  • Port Lavaca man okay after roll-over on Highway 87

    A Port Lavaca man is okay after a tire blowout caused his truck to roll-over on Highway 87 early Friday morning.

  • HWY 185: Alternate Routes

    Day four of a road closure, and HWY 185 is expected to stay closed until Saturday. Victoria Sheriff’s Department urges drives to avoid the area. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez spoke to residents who use this road, about their thoughts on the detour.

  • Texas Schools New Mandatory Video Shows How to Interact to Law Enforcement

    Back in October, Senate Bill 30, known as the Community Safety Act passed. In this new piece of legislature, Texas High Schools are to show an instructional video on how to react if ever encountering a police officer. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez spoke to districts in the Crossroads on how this is being implemented. 

  • Victoria county to accept bids to re-pave government parking lots

    The Victoria County Commissioners have begun accepting bids to re-pave several government parking lots. 

  • Victoria Crime Stoppers looking for info on aquatic center vandal

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information on Criminal Mischief. 

  • HWY 185 Road Block: A closer look

    We take a closer look and investigate on the company that owns the massive equipment blocking HWY 185. Newscenter 25's Griselda Perez has the details.

  • Eric Holguin Reaction to District 27 Race Results

    Newscenter 25's Griselda Perez visited Nueces Democratic Headquarters where several people gathered to support Democratic candidate Eric Holguin.  

  • Keep your Vehicle Ready for the Cold Weather

    Winter is still over a month away, but the crossroads begins to see cold weather. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez spoke to car experts about how to keep your 4 wheels in tip top shape for the chilly days to come. 

  • Historic Building in Downtown Victoria is going Solar

    Solar energy is not a new concept- however using it to replace an electric bill has grabbed the attention of many. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez spoke to a business who is changing the way buildings get their light.

  • Oyster Season Begins

    “Some weeks I have to tell customers, we’re out of oysters, because we don’t have nothing left.” says Ben Pham, owner of Texas Seafood who has been in the business of serving local seafood for more than a decade. 

    • Pet Adoption of Cuero shares holiday cheer with pet stockings

      The season of giving has arrived even for our four legged family members. Pet Adoptions of Cuero is hosting an event to fill stockings for all the animals at their shelter. 

    • Mockingbird Lane narrowed to one lane across Navarro, beginning on December 11

      (VICTORIA, TEXAS) Beginning at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the City will reduce Mockingbird Lane to westbound only traffic from Gemini Court, across Navarro Street, to Lilac Lane to install underground utilities. 

    • Postal Service prepared for the holidays with extended retail hours at many post offices

      VICTORIA, TX — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season and will offer extended retail hours at many locations. 

    • 2nd Annual Veterans Jingle Bell Run in Victoria

      VICTORIA, Texas- The 2nd Annual Veterans Jingle Bell Run took place Saturday evening at the Post Acute Medical Center, located at 101 James Coleman Dr. 80 runners participated in the 5k, dawning on their most festive running gear. Several vendors came out and donated their time, as did a DJ. Veterans from all branches of the military were in attendance, either working the event or running in the run/walk. Last year, this even raised enough money to put together 100 Christmas ...
    • HEB Kicks Off Toys For Tots 2018

      VICTORIA, Texas- HEB stores in Victoria kicked off Toys For Tots 2018. 

    • Update: Mussett refused sexual advances before attack, claims witness

      A key witness of the prosecution took the stand Friday morning in the murder trial of Isaiah Cardenas, the man accused of killing Rachael Mussett.

    • Tree of Angels Honor Lost Lives

      The holiday season is here,and for many, that means rejoicing with family. However Port Lavaca is honoring those who are no longer here, yet very much a part of a hurting family. 

    • Birthday wishes

      I heard it's your Birthday?

    • What is each state's favorite holiday movie?

      No other American holiday generates entertainment content like Christmas. Thanksgiving? Only if you count football. Halloween? Not there yet—but it’s gaining, Morticia. Valentine’s Day? Romantic comedies are still only an inconvenient fraction of your dating life, just being honest. When it comes to cozying up for the season with tales of giving, receiving, and learning “valuable life lessons” (not to mention fab winter fashions and tie-in toys), you ca...

    • Ex-NFL linebacker Isiah Robertson killed in Texas car crash

      MABANK, Texas (AP) - Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isiah Robertson was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, rural East Texas highway and was hit by two other vehicles.   

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