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  • Helpful tips just in time for the spring boat-buying season

    Ensuring that you know everything you possibly can about a used boat (and even some new boats) is a smart move. If you catch issues before taking the deal, you have the option of renegotiating the price or seeing that the faults are corrected.

  • AAA Texas: The average gas price statewide climbs above $2.50

    “Multiple factors including increasing oil prices, tensions overseas and record demand are resulting in higher gas prices, said Daniel Armbruster, AAA Texas/AAA New Mexico Spokesperson.

  • HEB celebrates Earth Day by giving away reusable bags

    Recognized for its commitment to sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship, H-E-B will have the eco-friendly bags available for customers, starting at 1 p.m. on April 22, until supplies last. The first bag is free, and shoppers have the option to purchase additional Earth Day bags for $1.50 each.

  • China to allow full foreign ownership in auto industry

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced plans Tuesday to allow full foreign ownership of automakers in five years, ending restrictions that helped to fuel its escalating dispute with U.S. President Donald Trump and strained relations with other trading partners. The change would scrap rules that require global automakers to work through local state-owned partners, an arrangement that forces them to share technology with potential competitors. It was unclear whether that might help to mo...
  • Del Papa Distributing hosts a unique trade show here in Victoria

    The Retailer Trade Show is not only a powerful marketing tool that helps retailers learn about the many progressive solutions available to them, but it will also showcase Del Papa’s robust portfolio.

  • AAA Texas: Are You ‘Intexticated?’

    “AAA has made traffic safety a priority since 1921, working to make roads, vehicles and drivers safer,” said Linda von Quintus, Vice President Government & Community Affairs, AAA Texas. 

  • China-US tariff spat: Mostly losers, but some winners too

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s threat to raise tariffs on U.S. exports could be a disaster for American soybean farmers but a boon to their Brazilian and Argentine competitors, European aerospace companies and Japanese whiskey distillers. Regulators picked products China can get elsewhere when they made a $50 billion list including soybeans and small aircraft for possible retaliation in a trade spat with Washington. That should help minimize China’s losses if U.S. Presiden...
  • Governor Abbott meets with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

    "I am extremely grateful to Prime Minister Modi for welcoming me to his country and for the opportunity to discuss the meaningful relationship between Texas and India," said Governor Abbott.

  • Governor Abbott Closes Landmark Deal With JSW Steel (USA) Inc. for Baytown development

    This investment will be used to expand the company's Plate & Pipe Mill unit. A Texas Enterprise Fund grant offer of $3.4 million has been extended to JSW Steel Inc.

  • The flying public deserves an open, honest debate on airline pricing practices

    Since the time of computerized reservations systems, there have been two ways to buy a plane ticket. The traveler can buy directly from an airline, which looks out for itself. Or, the traveler can buy from an independent travel agent, which looks out for the traveler.

  • Phone Scam Affects the Elderly

    A scam in Victoria is affecting the elderly. Newscenter 25 received a call from a concerned Victoria resident who nearly became a victim to a common scam.

  • TDECU Insurance Agency, LLC Announces Key Promotions

    Lake Jackson, TX — Recently, Connie Clarke, President of TDECU Insurance Agency, LLC, announced the promotions of team Members Brooke Brown and Toni Keith. 

  • Tech Companies Vs. White House

    The Trump administration is facing off against AT&T to block the telephone giant from absorbing Time Warner.

  • Olive Garden and Blue Moon offering limited-time glass

    A blue moon happens once in about 2.7 years. During the phenomenon, the moon appears bluish due to smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere. On March 31st, Olive Garden will observe the last Blue Moon of the year, and to celebrate, Olive Garden is raising the bar with a partnership with Blue Moon Brewing Company. Starting March 31st, guests across the country can order a 22-ounce Blue Moon Belgian White at Olive Garden, the beer will be served in a commemorative pilsner glass p...

  • TDECU’s Stephanie Sherrodd Receives 2018 Houston Power 50 Award

    “The 2018 Houston Power 50 Award honors an amazing group of women that exemplify effective leadership in their industry,” - Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Diversity Council.

  • Legal help for Vets with child support issues

    “The unmet legal needs of Veterans are one of the root causes of homelessness,” said Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “Working with partners in law schools and the legal community, we can improve the lives of these vulnerable Veterans.” The needs of Veterans are on-going throughout the year, not just on one day every year.

  • H-E-B and Favor Delivery join forces

    Combination will provide Texans with an innovative, convenient and world-class home delivery experience

  • IRS encourages tribal communities to check out earned income tax credit

    The IRS has identified American Indian communities as a group of workers at risk for overlooking this important credit. There are many reasons qualified individuals and families do not claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. They may think they are ineligible, not know about the credit or worry about paying for tax preparation services. To get the credit, individuals must file a tax return, even if they do not owe any tax or are not required to file.

  • National Federation of Independent Business touts Kolkhorst's voting record

    “Senator Kolkhorst, sponsored and passed HB 1290, a key piece of legislation for NFIB aimed at lessening the burden of government regulations on small businesses—the backbone of our Texas economy,” said NFIB/Texas Executive Director Will Newton, “In her time in the Texas House and Senate, she has always been an advocate for the small businesses in her district."

  • Pre-retirement mistakes you can’t afford

    Volatile stocks, disappearing pensions and the uncertainty of government-backed programs such as Social Security and Medicare give pre-retirees a host of crucial nest-egg variables to weigh and balance. Mistakes can be costly. The average life expectancy is significantly longer than decades ago, and some retirees may need funds to sustain them for 30-plus years.

  • Texas State Aquarium’s restaurant receives the first ocean-friendly restaurant award in Texas

    "The Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is thrilled to have the Texas State Aquarium's Shoreline Grill as our first official Platinum Level Ocean Friendly Restaurant, not only in the Coastal Bend, but in the state of Texas,” said Christie Irps, OFR Coordinator with Surfrider Foundation-TX Coastal Bend

  • T. Boone Pickens' Pampa ranch is for sale

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

  • Recall: Texas Meat Packers recalls 7570 lbs of beef

    Texas Meat Packers, Fort Worth Texas, is recalling approximately 7,570 pounds of ground beef products due to misbranding. 

  • Amazon is helping out the last minute shopper

     Shoppers with an Amazon Prime account can make purchases as late as Friday and have their package arrive on Christmas Eve, making Amazon the destination for last-minute gifts. 

  • Austin dentist gifts high-tech stress-relief system to patient

    Presenting Kristen Trevino with her own NuCalm system was her dentist, Dr. Michael Nussbaum, who had been struck by the enormous pain and suffering that she and her two young children experienced in recent years. For three years, they watched as her husband/their dad, Trey, was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer and underwent months of chemotherapy and surgery. Sadly, Trey died last Spring.

  • Texas.gov recognized as one of the nation’s top digital government programs

    “Year after year, Texas.gov remains a top platform for digital government,” said Stacey Napier, executive director of the Texas Department of Information Resources, which oversees Texas.gov. “These awards recognize something many already know – when it comes to digital government, Texas does it best.”

  • Mike Napodano has been named senior vice president and chief technology officer for Disney|ABC Television Group.

    Mike Napodano named Chief Technology Officer for Disney|ABC Television Group

    Respected industry veteran Mike Napodano named Chief Technology Officer for Disney|ABC Television Group

  • Seven home security hacks for holiday safety

    The seven simple holiday hacks to keep your home safe from break-ins while you're away during the holidays.

  • Fingerlings: This year's it toy is bait for scammers

    Scam Alert: Looking for Fingerlings, this season’s new hot toy? Beware of scams, the cute finger-puppet monkeys have sold out in many stores. Now Fingerlings have turned into bait for scammers. Con artists are selling counterfeit Fingerlings or simply making sales they don’t plan to fulfill.

  • Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Siemens working on hybrid plane

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Three big European companies are teaming up to develop a hybrid passenger plane that uses a single electric turbofan along with three conventional jet engines. The plane is an effort to develop and demonstrate technology that in the future could help limit emissions of carbon dioxide from aviation and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.      Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce said Tuesday they aim to build a flying version of the E-Fan X technology...
  • US consumer confidence rises, hits highest level since 2000

    WASHINGTON (AP) - American consumers are feeling confident as the holiday season approaches. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index hit 129.5 this month, up from 126.2 in October and highest since November 2000. The business research group's index measures consumers' assessment of current conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Both improved this month. "Consumers are entering the holiday season in very high spirits and foresee the economy expand...
  • Time Magazine to be sold off

    Meredith Corp. says it is buying Time INC. for about $1.8 billion. 

  • Safety tips when buying gifts for kids

    If you're shopping for toys this holiday season, the consumer product safety commission has tips to keep children safe all year long. Choose age-appropriate toys by reading the age label on the toy. For kids younger than three, avoid toys with small parts that can be choking hazards. If you'll be purchasing a scooter or other riding toy to give to a child, be sure the child has a proper-sized helmet as well. And be cautious when buying high-powered magnetic sets,  they ca...
  • Fed chair Janet Yellen to step down

    Janet Yellen has made the decision to not remain on the federal reserve board.  Current fed chair Janet Yellen has submitted her resignation from the federal reserve, announcing she will leave when her successor is sworn in.  President Trump has chosen Jerome Powell to become the next fed leader and his confirmation hearing is scheduled for next week before the Senate Banking Committee.  Yellen's decision gives the president the chance to fill five positions on the f...
  • Gas prices spike across Texas

    In Texas, drivers are seeing the largest weekly increase in Abilene, where regular unleaded gasoline is 17 cents more per gallon than last week. The average family-sized vehicle has a 14-gallon gas tank. This means Texans are paying around $34, on average, to fill up.

    • 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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