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Happy Friday Crossroads! I'm Newscenter 25's Amber Joseph with your Hometown News Update.

It was a much anticipated race in the Crossroads but it also had an unexpected result.  Constance Filley Johnson defeated incumbent Steve Tyler in the race for Victoria County District Attorney Tuesday.

A Yoakum man who was accused of multiple sex crimes pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child this week.

45 year old Shane Neil Cliffe was charged with 65 sex crimes in 2016. Cliffe was on trial last July on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. That trial ended in a mistrial.

Tuesday morning, Cliffe pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child and received 10 years probation as part of a plea deal. 

Cliffe will not serve prison time unless he violates his probation or sex offender laws. Cliffe will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Cliffe will not have access to the internet and if he violates probation, he could face 99 years to life in prison. 

Be sure to like and share this video with your friends. I'm Newscenter 25's Amber Joseph with your HTN update. 

    • Breaking: Two bodies found inside home on Jecker St

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

    • 18-Wheeler Fire in Victoria County

      Victoria County- An 18-Wheeler caught fire at the intersection of Highway 87 and 59. The truck was travelling North bound when authorities believe the axle caught on fire and spread from the wheels to the cabin. The Victoria Fire Department is on the scene and wrapping up their investigation. As of 11:40 p.m. the fire is out and no injuries were reported.

    • 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...

    • Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke have First Debate

      An applause was heard as incumbent Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O' Rourke appeared on screen to begin the first of three scheduled debates, as both keep their eyes on the senate seat.  

    • Debate could roil surprisingly tight Senate race in Texas

      DALLAS (AP) - Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke are holding their first debate as a Texas Senate race that once looked like it would be a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one.  

    • Victorians celebrate P.O.W/M.I.A Day

      Every year nationwide, Americans celebrate Prisoners of War and Missing In Action  Soldiers. The VFW Post 4146 held a presentation at Cade Middle School this morning. Newscenter 25's David Gibson attened the event and tells us all about it. Veterans from VFW Post 4146 came to Cade Middle School to teach students about P.O.W./M.I.A day. "Its basically established to show awareness to all the United States and others on P.O.W/M.I.A soldiers.

    • Texas Lottery to launch redesigned Cash Five on September 23rd

      Refreshed draw game features guaranteed prizes and better overall odds of winning; First drawing is Sept. 24 (AUSTIN) – One of the Texas Lottery’s longest-running draw games is getting a redesign. 

    • Two undocumented immigrants arrested after car chase

      Two undocumented immigrants were arrested after a car chase with a Goliad deputy Thursday afternoon. 

    • Junior’s Smokehouse Plant recalls beef jerky products due to possible Foreign Matter Contamination

      WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2018 – Junior’s Smokehouse Processing Plant, an El Campo, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard metal, the U.S.

    • First responders teach the dangers of pipeline accidents

      First responders, pipeline operators and the general public took part of the Enertech pipeline digging demonstration Thursday afternoon at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex. 

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  • Two bodies found inside home on Jecker St Identified

    Breaking: Two bodies found inside home on Jecker St

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

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

  • 18-Wheeler Fire in Victoria County

    18-Wheeler Fire in Victoria County

    Victoria County- An 18-Wheeler caught fire at the intersection of Highway 87 and 59. The truck was travelling North bound when authorities believe the axle caught on fire and spread from the wheels to the cabin. The Victoria Fire Department is on the scene and wrapping up their investigation. As of 11:40 p.m. the fire is out and no injuries were reported.

    Victoria County- An 18-Wheeler caught fire at the intersection of Highway 87 and 59. The truck was travelling North bound when authorities believe the axle caught on fire and spread from the wheels to the cabin. The Victoria Fire Department is on the scene and wrapping up their investigation. As of 11:40 p.m. the fire is out and no injuries were reported.

  • Pay it Forward September Submissions

    Pay it Forward September Submissions

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  • Edna Football Stays Undefeated

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    Edna football improves to 4-0 on the season. 

    Edna football improves to 4-0 on the season. 

  • Family of Missing Suzie Escobedo Keep Hope Alive

    Family of Missing Suzie Escobedo Keep Hope Alive

    As days go by Suzie’s family keeps hope alive to one day see her again. Her family shares who Suzie is; someone everyone knows as a caring person. 

    As days go by Suzie’s family keeps hope alive to one day see her again. Her family shares who Suzie is; someone everyone knows as a caring person. 

  • VPD works on building positive relationships with the community

    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...

    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...

  • Execution date set for Joseph Garcia of "Texas 7"

    Execution date set for Joseph Garcia of "Texas 7"

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    A death row inmate who was part of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has received an execution date for late this summer. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says they've received documents setting 45-year-old Joseph Garcia for lethal injection August 30th. On Christmas Eve 2000, Garcia and six co-defendants fatally shot a 31-year-old police officer while on escape from the Connally Unit. To learn more click here.

    A death row inmate who was part of the notorious "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners has received an execution date for late this summer. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says they've received documents setting 45-year-old Joseph Garcia for lethal injection August 30th. On Christmas Eve 2000, Garcia and six co-defendants fatally shot a 31-year-old police officer while on escape from the Connally Unit. To learn more click here.

  • Two undocumented immigrants arrested after car chase

    Two undocumented immigrants arrested after car chase

    Two undocumented immigrants were arrested after a car chase with a Goliad deputy Thursday afternoon. 

    Two undocumented immigrants were arrested after a car chase with a Goliad deputy Thursday afternoon.