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  • MLK memorialized with highway designation

    Driving through the streets of Victoria a prominent name is missing. The name of the man who became the face and voice of a movement still going strong...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • Pet Adoptions Of Cuero Doggie Loungers

    The Pet Adoption of Cuero Center is home to dozen of animals who are eagerly waiting for someone to adopt them and take them to their forever home. While they wait, folks at the adoption center reached out on Facebook asking for donations of chairs for the dogs. "Some of them ate their chairs, so that's why they don't have chairs anymore. But Brewster and Hardy love their chairs." AFTER A POST ASKING FOR A SMALL COMFORT FROM HOME FOR THE DOGS, THE COMMUNITY CAME TO ACTION....

  • Devereux Gardens blooms back into business

    Spring is in full swing over at Devereux Gardens as their flowers are blooming better than ever.

  • 10th annual Rebar challenge kicked off Saturday

    The 10th annual field of honor rebar challenge kicked off this morning, Newscenter 25's David Gibson explains the challenge

  • Republican Run-off Candidate Debate held in Yoakum

    We covered the Republican Runoff debate last night in Yoakum. We apologize for only showing one candidates interview last evening. We had some technical issues and regret the error. We hope this makes up for it.  Tonight, Newscenter 25's David Gibson has a wrap up of the event. The highly anticipated debate between Micheal Cloud and Bech Bruun took place just after 8 o'clock...

  • 2018 Art Car Show Parade

    In case you missed the 2018 Art Car Show Parade, here it is.  The Art Car Parade and Hot Rod Exhibit features more than 50 exquisite art cars, low riders, and slabs from all over Texas.  

  • WATCH: Remembering Barbara, an ABC News special report

    The funeral service at St. Martin’s Church is scheduled to begin at 11 am. 

  • FEMA Mitigation Specialists on how to make homes stronger and safer April 23-28

    AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans build, rebuild or repair their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

  • Cruz: We’ll Rebuild Stronger Because of the Toughness, Strength, and Character of Texas

    In his remarks, Sen. Cruz thanked the first responders for rushing into harm’s way as Hurricane Harvey hit, and Secretary Carson and Governor Abbott for their continued leadership.

  • Messy break-up leads to Swan Dr Shooting, court document show

    According to an Affidavit, Swan Drive shooting victim James Sanders was attempting to pick up personal belongings from Kinsey Layton's home about a month after they broke up before the shooting occurred.

  • Male, Female arrested after stealing $100 of meat from Walmart

    Victoria police officers arrested a Victoria male and female after they were caught stealing almost $100 worth of meat from Walmart. According to officers at the scene, a 38 year old male was spotted stealing several packages of meat by a Walmart employee. 

  • Crestwood Drive reduced beginning on April 23

    Beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018, the City will reduce Crestwood Drive to westbound only traffic from the 100 block of...

  • HTN Update: Students demand gun control during National Walkout Day

    Hi Crossroads, I'm Amber Joseph with your Hometown News Update. Students across the country participated in National Walkout Day this morning.  Demonstrations from Washington to Florida and Michigan have drawn hundreds of students.  More than 2,700 protests were planned across the country Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.  Dozens of Washington-area students gathered near the White House for a moment of silence before reading th...
  • Aloe Elementary to receive million dollar renovation

    Hurricane Harvey left the Victoria Independent School District with $10 million in damages, and a renovation project will leave one school with a whole new look.  

  • Sales tax holiday for emergency supplies April 28-30

    VICTORIA, TEXAS – Predicting emergencies is impossible. It's why state officials are encouraging Texans to get prepared now. As an incentive to get prepared, the state is allowing Texans to purchase emergency preparedness items tax-free from April 28-30. 

  • Pet of the Week

    Meet Ewok and Phoebe. They're our Pets of the Week from the Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center.  Ewok is a 5-month-old male Chihuahua mix. Phoebe is a domestic short hair cat. She is 2-years-old.  Click here to learn more about DOCPAC. Here's more about Dorothy O'Connor: Dorothy Hanna O’Connor Dorothy Hanna O’Connor (1907-1992), Victoria’s preeminent caregiver of dogs and cats, established Six Flags Humane Society in 1963 as the community’s fir...

  • Friday's Question of the Day

    Good Morning Crossroads! Here's Today's Question of the Day: What do modified American cars, hand-built racers, Cuban daily drivers and Roller Derby have in common? Happy Guessing!  

  • Birthday Wishes

    Happy Birthday to Skylar, Maribel, Demi, Sammy, and Hadrian.  If today is your big day, you share it with Actors Shemar Moore and George Takei.  Have a good one!
  • Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The Upper Guadalupe River Authority

    AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott reappointed D. Michael “Mike” Hughes and William R. “Bill” Rector, M.D., and appointed Margaret B. “Maggie” Snow to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. 

  • Alumni plans to turn old school into community center

    We go now to Cuero where the Tri City Empowerment Council is looking to preserve a school that is close to some members hearts. Our David Gibson shows us what he learned about this project. I'm outside the Daule school which four years ago was a learning center. Since that time it's  been closed but one alumni plans for her old stomping grounds will help new children.

  • UHV president, mascot compete to raise money for nonprofits

    A good old-fashioned competition begins. UHV President Vic Morgan is competing against UHV’s jaguar mascot, jaX, in the Over the Edge event to be the first to raise $1,000. Whoever wins will get to rappel down the 12-story downtown office building, One O’Connor Plaza, ahead of the...

  • Outstanding UHV education students ready to make a difference

    Rutherford, of Hattiesburg, Miss., recently was named the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development Spring 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student. Diana Ramirez, of Houston, is the school’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student.

  • Jackson County Seeks Grant for Lavaca River

    Jackson County Navigation District- a committee designed to protect the Lavaca River channel is finishing the last steps to an application process for a $840,000 from the Restore Grant Fund.

  • Update 4: Unified Command responds to gas pipeline fire near Port O'Connor, Texas

    The dredging barge Jonathon King Boyd, which caught fire after puncturing a gas pipeline while conducting dredging operations Tuesday evening approximately 2 miles from Port O’Connor, was safely towed to Port Lavaca and moored at a RLB...

  • Victoria PD accept grant to aid Rape Defense Class

    The Victoria Police Department officially accepted a $4600 grant from Holy Family Catholic Church to assist their Rape Aggression Defense class. 

  • Victoria man wanted for child sex assault commits suicide

    On April 18th, Task Force Investigators gathered information that Morgenroth was in Washington State, most likely to be headed to the Canadian border. This information was passed on to Customs and Border Protection in the area of where Morgenroth was suspected to be traveling.

  • VPD apprehend Victoria male accused of assault on Lova Dr

    The Victoria Police Department have taken a Victoria male into custody after a resident told police she was assaulted. The incident occurred at the 1800 Block of Lova Drive. 

  • HTN Update: Preparations underway for Barbara Bush Funeral

    Hi Crossroads, I'm Amber Joseph with today's Hometown News Update  This afternoon a 27 year old man is in trouble with the law.  Victoria Police arrested Joshua Garcia. He's accused of spray painting several downtown buildings. 

  • Victoria Mosquito Squad steps up to control mosquitoes at new homeless housing community

    Mosquito Squad of Victoria has stepped up to support the new tiny house village by providing their barrier treatment for not only the grand opening, but during the mosquito season as well.

  • Birthdays

    Happy Birthday to Claudia, Domingo, Jayce, Joe, Khloe, and Savannah.  If today is your clown day, you share it with James Franco and Ashley Judd.  Have a good one!
  • Thursday's Question of the Day

    Here's today's question of the day: How long has America had Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day and when is it this year? Happy Guessing. 

  • Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Parker

    Port O'Connor Community Reacts to Gas Pipeline Fire

    PORT O' CONNOR-  A small coastal town lit up like the 4th of July on Tuesday evening, and residents were shocked by the gas pipeline fire. 

  • New Volunteer Training for Victoria Gabriel Project

    If you're able to give back, mark your calendar. Gabriel Project is seeking a few good volunteers. The training is Saturday, April 28th  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 101 W. Convent St., Victoria.  Gabriel Project will talk about its ministry of assisting women in a crisis pregnancy and the many ways you can help.  Gabriel Project reaches out to women in Victoria, Jackson, Goliad, Lavaca, Calhoun, Wharton and Matagorda counties.   Breakf...
  • Children with autism less likely to receive vaccine

    Today, most U.S. families have less worry about deadly childhood infections, largely due to vaccines. And while research has shown the safety and effectiveness of routine childhood vaccines, the multitude of information and opinions available to today’s parents can lead to confusion. A recent study looked at more than 590,000 children who did not have autism, alongside 3,729 children with autism, and their siblings. Researchers found that among children ages 4-6, children wit...
  • El Campo EMS Calls Increase

    At El Campo Emergency Medical Services the phones are ringing for emergency calls more than ever. 

  • TX-Dot proposes expanding highway 72

    TXDot is proposing construction to highway 72 in DeWitt County. Newscenter 25's David Gibson spoke to TXDot and residents and has our story. The proposed improvement is to improve safety and mobility to this roadway. 

  • UHV to host screening, talk about poet Charles Olson

    “Polis is This” is considered the greatest film about a poet, portraying the life of the innovative Charles Olson, and community members will have an opportunity to watch it April 27 and learn more about him. 

  • HTN Update: Gas pipeline ruptures in Port O'Connor

    Hi Crossroads, I'm Newscenter 25's Amber Joseph with your Hometown News Update. Parts of the Matagorda ship channel near Port O'Connor is closed off this morning after a gas pipeline fire.

  • Ruptured low pressured gas line hit on Port O'Connor Beach

    The fire onboard the dredging barge is reported to be extinguished and will be closely monitored for the potential of re-flash. Port Lavaca Fire Department and a fire-fighting barge are on scene to conduct fire fighting operations.

  • Victoria Police make arrest in graffiti crimes

    Victoria Police were able to obtain images and distribute the suspect and vehicle images to all patrol officers. Within nine hours, on Wednesday, around 1:55 AM, officers were patrolling the downtown area and located a vehicle matching the description of the offender vehicle.

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Olive Garden

    Olive Garden is making sure you know Bring Your Child to Work Day is Thursday, April 26, 2018. America has celebrated the day for about 25 years. It's a time to inspire young minds to reach for the stars and do what they enjoy doing.  Patricia Hoffman will Olive Garden shows off four dishes for Children and shows us how to make the Green Apple Fizz.  The STARS Banquet is set for April 27th. STARS is the acronym for South Texas Assessment and Referral Services. The non-prof...

  • Victoria County United Way raises money at annual gala fundraiser

    A recent Friday night found people dressed in costume, business attire and casual dress, all having fun at the Victoria County United Way’s Annual Come YOUR Way Gala! 

  • Leadercast 2018 At The Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex May 4th

    The city of Victoria is bringing back Leadercast. Leadercast is an event that allows people to obtain leadership skills by listening to a variety of panelists. 

  • DPS reopens case seen as inspiring 'Three Billboards' film

    Texas authorities are seeking fresh leads in the 1991 death of a woman whose case is seen as an inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

  • Former First Lady Barbara Bush has passed away at the age of 92

    HOUSTON (AP) - A family spokesman says former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • People scramble to file taxes last minute

    Well today is the day that many Americans seem to dread from the start of the new year. It's the deadline for filing your taxes. Our David Gibson spoke with tax preparers and tells us what he learned. It's the last day to file taxes, and if you waited until the last minute...the clock is ticking 

  • UPDATE: Drivers identified in fatal accident on Hwy 77 near Upper Mission Valley Rd.

    US 77 near Upper Mission Valley Rd heading toward Goliad is closed due to an accident involving an 18 wheeler and an F-150.   

  • HTN Update: VISD and UHV possible partnership to help students

    Hi Crossroads. I'm Newscenter 25's Amber Joseph with your Hometown News Update.  Plans to develop the proposed Veterans Village of Port Lavaca are underway today.  The VFW Post 4403 in Port Lavaca held a town hall Monday for veterans to get feedback on the new development.

  • Governor of Missouri under fire

    The Missouri  Attorney General says the Governor may have broken the law. Attorney General  Josh Hawley announced his office has uncovered a potential felony violation by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Hawley says Governor Greitens used an electronic donor list for political fundraising, raising nearly $2 million campaign dollars from "The Mission Continues" charity,  founded by the Governor. In a statement Governor Greitens called the allegations "...

  • VPD investigating overnight vandalism in Downtown Victoria

    The Victoria Police Department are investigating a series of vandalism in Downtown Victoria. The Alkek building, The Junior League of Victoria building and the Mayor's office were spray painted with graffiti overnight. 

  • Summer work program aims to connect 2,000 Texas students with jobs

    Locally, Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent along with its partners TWC and TWS-VRS will place approximately thirty-five students with disabilities from Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Gonzales, Dewitt, Calhoun and Victoria counties in this year’s Summer Earn and Learn.

  • Calhoun HS Robotics Hits the World Stage

    The small town of Port Lavaca is about to make it big for the second year in a row. The Calhoun High Robotics team is about to take a journey to a world stage. 

  • Edna Education Foundation Raises Funds

    An organization that is only one year old, has already began to make a difference for Edna Independent School District. 

  • Victoria County, City announce huge success for Texas Mile

    City Communications Director O.C. Garza was in attendance for the County Commissioners meeting to discuss the economic impact of the Texas Mile. During the meeting, Garza explained how the Texas Mile turned into such a success for the City and County of Victoria. 

  • Early voting begins April 23 for VISD and water districts election

    Early Voting in Person for Victoria ISD & Water Control & Improvement Districts 1 & 2, May 5, 2018 General Election will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center in Classroom A. Monday through Friday the hours of operation will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday & Tuesday April 30th & May 1st the hours will be 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Public Health Center is located at 2805 N. Navarro. Additional early voting will be conducted on Apr...
  • Victoria County approve sale of Memorial Day fireworks

    Victoria County Commissioners approved the sale of fireworks outside City limits for Memorial Day Weekend, in preparation of Memorial Day festivities, during their weekly Monday meeting. The sale period will begin on May 24th and ends on May 29th. 

  • Victoria crime stoppers investigate robbery

    Victoria Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a robbery. Two men robbed World Finance Corporation at 4102 N Navarro St. on April 4th, 2018.  The clerk at the location described the suspects as black males wearing black ‘hoodies’ and ski masks.  They were descried as young, possibly under 20, and about 5’7”.  The men showed guns while they robbed the clerk.  Video of the suspects was captured by cameras at a nearby business. If ...
  • UHV to offer graduate-level dyslexia certificate

    The dyslexia certificate is for educators who want to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of students with dyslexia and motivate individuals who work with these students.

  • HTN Update: Ellen surprises Rockport-Fulton high school

    Last august, the city of Rockport was hit by Hurricane Harvey, wiping out a majority of its homes, schools and businesses. Rockport-Fulton High School, a title 1 school, is the town's only high school. 

  • AT&T restores service to customers in Victoria after outage

    AT&T is restoring power to customers in Victoria.  AT&T customers experienced an outage Friday at 9:30 a.m. Reports show the outage ended at 11:20 a.m. We will update this story as more information is released. 

  • Questions surround donations to First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - Donors, survivors and victims' families are questioning how a South Texas church is spending millions of dollars of donations made since a gunman killed more than two dozen worshippers in November.      Demand for more information grew after the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, near San Antonio, announced plans for a new $3 million sanctuary last month.      Mike Ritch raised nearly $100,000 for victims, but has...
  • Auto crimes Task force comes to VPD

    The Victoria Police Department's newest force is called the Auto Crimes Task force. Newscenter 25's David Gibson sat down with them to learn more.  "the auto crimes taskforce is funded by a grant through the ABTPA, which stands for Automobile Burglary Theft Prevention Authority," says Detective Jeff Parsons 

  • Starbucks issues apology following arrest in Philadelphia store

    In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Starbucks has issued a statement apologizing after two black men were arrested at one of their cafes.  

  • Tanker truck spills 7000 gallons of fuel along Highway 59

    The driver was transported to Citizens Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

  • Port Lavaca PD tagging junked vehicles

    The Port Lavaca Police department is patrolling areas of the city to identify junked vehicles, boats, and trailers in roadways. Officers will tag vehicles for removal by the owner. 

  • Port Lavaca names new city manager

    The Port Lavaca interim City Manager is now an official part of the city.  

  • Mid Coast Hurricane Disaster Conference on Thursday, April 19

    VICTORIA, TEXAS - The public is invited to attend the 2018 Mid Coast Hurricane & Disaster Conference on Thursday, April 19. 

  • Refugio remains strong despite slow recovery

    7 and a half months ago hurricane Harvey hit the crossroads, tonight, we check in on Refugio, where they're still in recovery mode. The city of Refugio is still recovering from Harvey. People here are still optomistic even though you can look around and still see a lot of destruction. .

  • Goliad man's car catches fire after police chase in Victoria, drugs found

    Victoria Police Department officers went to a residence in the 4100 block of Callis St. in response to a disturbance on Friday, April 13, 2018, at 12:05 AM. 

  • VISD board to hold special meeting on superintendent search

    Victoria ISD Board of Trustees will hold three special meetings to interview and discuss the superintendent position. 

    • Grand Prairie Arson Arrest

      GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) - Authorities have arrested five people on murder charges stemming from an arson investigation in Grand Prairie, Texas, about 13 miles west of Dallas.      The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that 25-year-old Elizabeth Delude, 40-year-old Claire Harrington, 34-year-old Clayton Miller, 33-year-old Christopher Cornell and 41-year-old Paul Rogers were arrested Friday. Harrington was held on $500,000 and the others on $750,000 bonds Sunday at the...
    • Teen Escapees Caught

      GIDDINGS, Texas (AP) - Two teen inmates have been caught a day after escaping from a juvenile prison in Giddings, Texas, about 100 miles northwest of Houston.      The Texas Juvenile Justice Department said in a release that 16-year-olds Brice Ryan Karalis and Bryan Ernando Villanueva were arrested Sunday evening in Montgomery County. The two disappeared from the Giddings State School around 9 p.m. Saturday.      The teens' mode of escape was not releas...
    • Student Accused Of Supporting Terror Group Not Entitled To Immunity

      CHICAGO (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former California college student charged with providing material support for a terrorist group isn't entitled to the sort of immunity that often applies to soldiers in national armies during wartime.      Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab is accused of traveling overseas to fight with terrorist organizations and lying about his activities to immigration authorities. Lawyers for Al-Jayab argued that he should be entitled to immunity ...
    • Senator Accused Of Sexual Assault

      BOSTON (AP) - More details about the case against the estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg could emerge when Bryon Hefner makes his first court appearance.      Hefner is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court on charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness. He was indicted by a grand jury last month.      A report in The Boston Globe that several men ...
    • MLK memorialized with highway designation

      Driving through the streets of Victoria a prominent name is missing. The name of the man who became the face and voice of a movement still going strong...Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

    • Memorial For Southwest Airlines Flight Victim

      ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the memorial service for woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines (all times local):      6:30 p.m.      Nearly a thousand people have gathered to remember the Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane.     The Albuquerque Journal reports that the service for Jennifer Riordan began at 6 p.m. Sunday at her alma mater, the University o...
    • Cosby Lawyers Say Cosby Is Victim Of "Overzealous Prosecutor"

      NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations.      They're hitting at accuser Andrea Constand's credibility and holding daily press briefings portraying Cosby as the victim of an overzealous prosecutor and an unjust legal system.      The judge is expected to rule Monday on whether jurors can hear deposition testimony that Cosby...
    • Waffle House Shooting; Four Dead, Shooter At Large

       A sheriff in Illinois says Travis Reinking's state firearms card was revoked last year by state police, but his guns were given to his father with the promise that they wouldn't be shared with his son. 

    • Devereux Gardens blooms back into business

      Spring is in full swing over at Devereux Gardens as their flowers are blooming better than ever.

    • 10th annual Rebar challenge kicked off Saturday

      The 10th annual field of honor rebar challenge kicked off this morning, Newscenter 25's David Gibson explains the challenge

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