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  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • 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.

  • Birthday Wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • 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.

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • Pick up leaves without throwing out your back


    Pick up leaves without throwing out your back  

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • Teen pianist tinkles ivories after unique hand surgery


    Teen pianist tinkles ivories after unique hand surgery

  • 6-foot alligator removed from hot tub at Kansas City home

    A Missouri landlord stumbled upon an unwanted house guest while evicting a tenant: a 6-foot-long alligator in a hot tub.

  • 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.

  • Monday's Question of the Day

    Happy Monday, Crossroads! Here's your first question of the week!

  • 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. 

  • Neil Armstrong Memorabilia Fetches $7.5 Million at Auction

    DALLAS (AP) - Memorabilia that belonged to the first man to set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has fetched more than $7.4 million at auction. 

  • 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

  • First United Methodist announce record pumpkin sales

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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Victoria Allergy and Asthma Clinic

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

  • Happy Birthday Trey Meynig

    I heard it's your birthday. 

  • Tips for a fun and safe Halloween night

    Halloween night has many little ghouls and goblins out and about in search of tricks or treats in their neighborhoods. But before letting the little ones out the door for the night, Richard So, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s said there are a few things that parents can do to make sure it’s a safe and enjoyable evening.  

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard its your Birthday!

  • FDA declares teen ‘vaping’ an epidemic


    FDA declares teen ‘vaping’ an epidemic

  • Unexpected diagnosis: Couple battles breast cancer together

    Couple battles breast cancer together. 

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday!

  • Can eating more organic food reduce cancer risk?


    Can eating more organic food reduce cancer risk?

  • Study links cardiac fitness to longevity


    Study links cardiac fitness to longevity

  • Community Crossroads honors area sheroes

    The Victoria Television Group along with CW Victoria honored some local sheroes in the Crossroads. 

  • Kids and Halloween: How scary is too scary?

    October is the month when we’re surrounded by spooky and scary – whether via shows on TV or costumes and decorations in the stores. 

  • Recovering from pregnancy loss

    October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. According to Salena Zanotti, M.D., a women’s health physician at Cleveland Clinic, pregnancy loss is more common than most people think, and the effects are both physical and emotional. 

  • Birthday wishes

    I heard it's your Birthday. 

  • KAVU Pet of the Week

    Rebel Rescue is in with your KAVU Pet of the Week. Meet Draco an 8-month-old Plott Hound Mix. 

  • Healthy reasons to eat pumpkin this fall

    Pumpkins are a classic symbol of fall, but a Halloween pumpkin can provide more than just a festive decoration. 

  • Two arraigned in connection to murders on Jecker Street

    Victoria Police Department responded to calls of shots fired at the 2100 block of Jecker St late Friday night.

  • Detect depression sooner rather than later

    Detect depression sooner rather than later

  • Community Crossroads welcomes John Quiñones

    This week ABC's John Quiñones was guest speaker at the Victoria College Lyceum Lecture Series. He invited students to dream big and make education a priority. More than 1200 people attended the event.  Quiñones has two books out. He signed copies of What would you do? and Heroes Among Us. Quiñones was born in San Antonio and has worked in television journalism for almost 40 years. His hit TV series, What Would You Do?, airs on KAVU each Friday nig...
  • Flu shot facts

    After a difficult flu season last winter, the CDC is now recommending people get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available. According to Susan Rehm, M.D., an infectious disease expert at Cleveland Clinic, flu vaccine protection lasts for about six months, so those who get vaccinated in the fall should be protected through the spring. “It’s important to get the flu vaccine as soon as it’s available in the community,” said Dr. Rehm. 

  • What to do if you think your child may have autism

    Earlier this year, the CDC released a report indicating that 1 in every 59 children is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to Veena Ahuja, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, many parents are surprised to learn that the signs and symptoms of autism often begin to surface before a child’s second birthday. 

  • Monday's Question of the Day

    Good morning Crossroads. Help us out with today's Question of the Day!

  • What to eat when battling breast cancer

    Breast cancer treatment can be grueling. 

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Ruby Begonia

    Cuero Turkeyfest is October 12, 2018 through the 14th. Learn all about it and meet Ruby Begonia on Community Crossroads.

  • KAVU Pet of the Week

    Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company is in on Sunrise for your KAVU Pet of the Week. Meet two furry friends who need a good home.  Join us a little after 6:30 a.m. on Sunrise for your Pet of the Week. 

  • What’s best for Kids – Flu Shot or spray?

    Flu season is here and the time to get kids vaccinated is now.  

  • Study: ADHD diagnoses on the rise in the U.S.


    Study: ADHD diagnoses on the rise in the U.S.

  • Combating food allergy bullying

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools, according to allergists. Research shows about one third of children with food allergies report being bulled because of them.  

  • Victoria College Lyceum Lecture Series welcomes ABC's John Quiñones

    One of James' favorite photos. 

  • Can diet impact breast cancer risk?

    A well-balanced diet can help ward off health problems – and that includes breast cancer. Krista Maruschak, RD is a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. 

  • Dallas Man Arrested in Woman's Stabbing Death

    DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Texas woman at her apartment. Dallas Police on Saturday said Jeremy 38-year-old Todd Meeks was charged with capital murder in the death of 24-year-old Lin Wang. Wang and her roommate were stabbed at their apartment on Sept. 21.      Police say Meeks was arrested on an unrelated burglary warrant on Friday and confessed to the stabbings during a video-recorded interview. An arrest affidavit says Meeks...

  • Know the risks of fall foraging


    Know the risks of fall foraging

  • Victoria CC Hosts Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Tournament

    A local celebrity golf tournament returned to Victoria on Sunday.  Day one of the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament was played at Victoria Country Club on Sunday, with play ultimately cut short due to lightning strikes in the area. Former professional athletes and coaches gathered to participate in the event that serves as a fundraiser for the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch in Yoakum.  Those in attendance included Texas Baseball Hall of Fame coach Jim Gilligan, Hall...
  • Victoria Church speaks out about controversial sign

    Today, the senate's decision to move forward with kavanaugh's confirmation has sparked protests around the country. Around here....one crossroads church posted a sign about Kavanaugh that sparked controversy in the Victoria community. Newscenter 25's David Gibson went to speak with the pastor and tells why the church posted it. 

  • KAVU Pet of the Week

    Meet Inky and Mario!

  • Pumpkin spice not always nice

    Fall is the time of year when many of us like to indulge in a little pumpkin spice. And it’s not hard to find – from coffee drinks, to cookies, to you-name-it, pumpkin spice is seemingly everywhere. But according to Kate Patton, RD, of Cleveland Clinic, not all pumpkin spice is created equal.

  • Study: Checking work email at home is stressing us out


    Study: Checking work email at home is stressing us out

  • TxDOT receives $7 million in federal grants to new buses for Texans in rural areas

    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation will receive $7 million in grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program to provide funds to rural transit providers throughout the state to purchase new buses.

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Claud and Mary Virginia Jacobs

    Community Crossroads welcomes Claud and Virginia Jacobs. 

  • Chemo bath for ovarian cancer extends mom’s life

    September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.   About 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

  • Navigating new car seat recommendations


    Navigating new car seat recommendations

  • Is a diverse diet the best choice for your waistline?

    Is a diverse diet the best choice for your waistline?

  • Brent Carter announces he will run for Mayor of Victoria

    Local businessman Brent Carter announced on September 21st that he would be running for Mayor of Victoria. Newscenter 25's David Gibson caught up with carter to talk about running for mayor. Businessman Brent Carter has spent his whole life in Victoria but on September 21st announced his bid to run for Mayor. "My father has been a deacon for 40 years and a guidieon and my mother was an educator for years and years, so i come from a long family of service.

  • VPD works on building positive relationships with the community

    On October 2nd VPD will continue with the 35th annual National Night Out. Today they held the kick off party at the Victoria Community Center. Newscenter 25's David Gibson attended the event and tells all about it. Officer John Turner says most Police interactions with the community tend to be negative.. However... National night out lets the community see officers from a different angle... "National night out promotes a more positive interaction with Police and the community...

  • Fun on Sunrise: Trey has the best hair in Texas Television

    On Sunrise Friday, September 21, 2018 a guest on Ellen showed of his magic tricks. James noticed his hair and suggested Trey try the hairdo. Watch!

  • Goliad Pet Adoption center has your KAVU Pet of the Week

    Sapphire is your KAVU Pet of the Week. 

  • Healthy reasons to try apple picking this fall

    Fall is a great time to try local apple-picking with the whole family. And aside from getting outside and enjoying some fall weather, according to Kate Patton, RD, of Cleveland Clinic, apples are good for us too. 

  • Community Crossroads welcomes Goliad Main Street

    The 32nd Annual Victoria County Czech Heritage Festival is September 23, 2018. 

  • Study: Nearly half of parents use cell phone while driving


    Study: Nearly half of parents use cell phone while driving

  • More Americans are walking, but not far enough


    More Americans are walking, but not far enough

  • Students use virtual reality to learn literature

    Students at our lady of victory school are using virtual reality to understand classic literature.  Fifth graders at Our Lady of Victory School are exploring literature in a new way. 

  • Air Force training aircraft crashes near San Antonio mall

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An Air Force training aircraft has crashed into a vacant field near a San Antonio shopping mall.    

  • Bootfest In Need Of Volunteers

    Victoria - Bootfest 2018 is just a few weeks away, and they are still in need of volunteers to help make this years festival a success. O.C. Garza with the city of Victoria, says that they plan for about 600 volunteers for Bootfest each year, and they still need about 200 more to meet their goal for this year. Garza says that volunteering at Bootfest is a great way to both help your community and to meet new people. No matter what you volunteer interest is, Garza says their is ...
  • FBI Warns of Posting Hoax Threats to Schools

    HOUSTON, TX - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Houston Division is launching #ThinkBeforeYouPost, a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the consequences of making hoax threats of violence to schools and other public places, and reminds everyone that hoax 

  • Is too much sleep bad for your health?

    Not getting enough shut-eye can really wreak havoc on our health, but now, new research is lending credence to the old saying, ‘you snooze, you lose.’ The study looked at data from 74 previous studies involving 3.3 million people. 

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