• Home

Gov. Abbott discusses rebuilding Texas with state and local officials in Victoria

Posted: Updated:

Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz,  Chancellor John Sharp and state and local officials came to Victoria today to discuss rebuilding Texas after the devastating damage of hurricane Harvey. They discussed recovery plans for the area. Governor Abbott says the goal of the commission is to rebuild quickly and effectively. 

"For all the leaders here who represent constituents around this area, we know that for many of you, this has probably been the biggest challenge of your lives. We've seen the loss of life, we've seen utter destruction and devastation of so many different properties, it could be people's homes or it could be public buildings. There's a lot that must be done. While families go through the process of healing, it's our collective responsibility to begin and accelerate the rebuilding process. That's why I created the governor's commission to rebuild Texas and why I picked a local boy from Victoria to make sure we lead that process," Governor Greg Abbott said. 

Governor Abbott says he chose Chancellor Sharp for the position because he knows the area, knows the budget from previously being the Victoria state Representative and he could pull in resources. 


AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott, Chancellor John Sharp of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas and heads of state agencies will meet with local officials in Houston and Victoria, Texas on Friday, September 8th.

Houston Location

WHO: Governor Greg Abbott, Chancellor John Sharp, State and Local Officials

WHAT: Meeting 

WHEN: Friday, September 8th, at 11:00 A.M.

WHERE: Houston TranStar

6922 Katy Road

Houston, TX 77024

Victoria location

WHO: Governor Greg Abbott, Chancellor John Sharp, State and Local Officials

WHAT: Meeting

WHEN: Friday, September 8th, at 2:30 P.M. 

WHERE: Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex

Conference and Education Center

7403 Lone Tree Road

Victoria, TX 77905

    • Texas News Minute

      The latest Texas news from The Associated Press
    • Monday's Question of the Day

      Here's today's Question of the Day. 

    • Drone Brings the Goliad Sheriff's Office to New Heights

      The Goliad Sheriff's Office new drone is giving deputies a vantage point above the horizon that they haven't been able to reach before. 

    • Veteran turns 100

      The family of Felipe Canchola held a birthday party for the World War II veteran. He was a migrant farmer for many years and then a truck driver for the city of Ganado. He turns one hundred tomorrow. 

    • Local organization honors Veterans

      Titan of Victoria held a flag raising cermony today. The goal was to honor local veterans During the ceremony, veterans along with the ROTC marched with flags. They then posted the flags along the gate, and saluted the flag while singing the national anthem.

    • One year anniversary for Kevin's Closet

      Kevin's closet off east Rio Grande is a thrift store with a story. The place is celebrating its one year anniversary. Newscenter 25s David Gibson explains the real goal is to solve a tragic fatal hit and run. Helpful, encourging and youthful,  just a few words to describe Kevin Garza. But on September 27th 2016, tragedy occured in the small town of Bloomington. 11 yr old Kevin Garza was killed by a hit and run driver.

    • Lawyer: 13-year-old oil leak remains 'long-term problem'

      BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A government lawyer says a 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a "long-term problem" without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana's coast.

    • Dewitt County Sheriff office negotiating with Yorktown

      The Yorktown city council approached the Dewitt County sheriffs office about a month ago, requesting them to take over policing. "my plan is to divide the county into two separate districts. An eastern district and a western district. It's a division to bring unity in Dewitt County law enforcement.

    • Shareholders in 2nd lawsuit against Wynn Resorts

      LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the termination agreement announced Friday between casino mogul Steve Wynn and Wynn Resorts: A second group of Wynn Resorts shareholders has filed a lawsuit following the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced last month against casino mogul Steve Wynn. 

    • Crossroads Residents Encouraged To Bring Batteries To Recycling Centers

       Some alkaline or single use batteries are not recyclable because they are less viewed as dangerous to the environment since mercury is not used anymore. 

Current Conditions