Author: Geno Perez

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott signs four-year $160 million dollar deal

Prescott played on a $31.4 million franchise tag in 2020 before his season ended with a compound fracture

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)-- The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have finally agreed on a contract two years after negotiations first started with the star quarterback. The team said the agreement was reached Monday with further details to be announced later.…

Ben Roethlisberger returns to the Steelers

Steelers, Roethlisberger agree to new deal for 2021 season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a…

Problems with professional athletes after having COVID-19

Heart problems may be rare in pro athletes after COVID-19

(AP)-- Heart inflammation is uncommon in pro athletes who’ve had mostly mild COVID-19 and most don’t need to be sidelined, a study conducted by major professional sports leagues suggests. The results are not definitive, outside experts say, and more independent…

Mavericks Luka Doncic misses game against OKC

Mavs star Doncic sits out against Thunder with back issue

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic sat out a victory over Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, sidelined by lower back tightness that coach Rick Carlisle said shouldn’t cost him his second All-Star appearance this weekend. Doncic showed up…

MLB to honor Lou Gehrig every year

Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will hold its first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, adding Gehrig to Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente on the short list of players honored throughout the big leagues. Each home team will…

Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

Geddert, 63, wasn’t arrested and transported to court.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself Thursday, hours after being charged with turning his Michigan gym into a hub of human trafficking by coercing girls to…

The West Warriors boys basketball team makes history

This is the first time the Warriors have made it to the quarterfinal round of the playoffs

VICTORIA, Texas -- This is the first time the West Warriors boys basketball team has ever made it to the third round of playoffs.  The Warriors missed sixteen shots in the first half and were trailing 20-16 by the end…

Deep freeze in Texas knocks out games again for Mavs, Stars

DALLAS, Texas (AP)-- The NBA’s Mavericks and NHL’s Stars in Dallas have had another game each called off because of severe winter weather in Texas, with one of the postponements coming in Houston. The Rockets’ home game against the Mavericks…

Eagles send Carson Wentz to Colts for draft picks

PHILADELPHIA, D.C. (AP) — Carson Wentz helped steer the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title and later received the richest contract in team history. He’s already gone before that deal even kicked in. The Eagles agreed to…

Comptroller’s office extends due date for taxes and fees

AUSTIN, Texas — Because of the winter storm and widespread power outages, the Feb. 22 due date for state taxes and fees to be reported and paid will be extended by one week, to March 1, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today. The due…

City of Victoria virtual press briefing

VICTORIA, Texas -- The City of Victoria will host a virtual briefing today at 3 p.m. Local media partners will be allowed to participate in the press conference following the briefing. Further details are forthcoming. Click here to watch the…

Severe Winter Weather Resources

The White House has issued a Federal Emergency Declaration for Texas in response to the severe winter weather throughout the state. 

VICTORIA, Texas -- As temperatures remain low and power outages continue in Texas, my office is in communication with local officials. We're working to help in any way we can. Please reach out if we can be of assistance to…

City closes Wednesday due to inclement weather

VICTORIA, Texas -- The City of Victoria today extended its declaration of inclement weather to include the 24-hour period beginning Tuesday at 5 p.m. through Wednesday at 5 p.m., during which time all city facilities will remain closed. The decision…

LULAC calls for investigation into Texas energy blackouts

Nation's oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization slams state's inability to protect the most vulnerable

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) says it is calling for an immediate investigation by state and federal officials to determine what led to failures in the Texas power grid that have left millions of…

Several main water line breaks in Victoria

The Polar Plunge

VICTORIA, Texas -- The City of Victoria is aware of several main water line breaks that resulted from today's severe winter weather impacts and have now caused an interruption in many residents' water supply. The City is actively investigating and working…

Current outages expected to continue at least through Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- AEP Texas is awaiting the full go-ahead from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) before restoring power to all customers whose service has been interrupted. ERCOT instructed electric utilities to interrupt power early Monday morning and…

City closes Tuesday due to inclement weather

VICTORIA, Texas -- ​​The City of Victoria today declared inclement weather for the 24-hour period beginning Monday at 5 p.m. through Tuesday 5 p.m., during which all city facilities will remain closed. The National Weather Service communicated today that temperatures…

Fomer NFL receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday at a Florida hotel room, days after authorities spoke with him as part of a welfare check, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. A housekeeper…

Cuero Health Clinics will reopen soon

CUERO, Texas -- Due to inclement weather conditions, all Cuero Health Clinics were closed on Monday, Feb. 15th. Patients with appointments were contacted to reschedule. They will reopen tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 16th at noon. Cuero Health clinics include: Cuero Medical Clinic,…

Grid operator has restored power to 500,000 households

ERCOT and Texas electric companies working nonstop to restore power to those still waiting

AUSTIN, TX, Feb. 15, 2021 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is beginning to restore some of the power lost due to the winter weather event in Texas. As of 4 p.m., approximately 2,500 MW of load is…

Governor Abbott sends resources to local officials throughout Texas

Deploys National Guard to assist local officials in transfer of elderly

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas is deploying maximum resources to local officials throughout the state to respond to severe winter weather and to restore power to our communities. State agencies are sending…

American Red Cross winter weather safety tips

WASHINGTON, DC -- As extreme winter weather lingers along the Texas Gulf Coast and the state, the American Red Cross would like to offer a few winter weather safety tips. In addition to these tips, please follow the advice of…

VC Pirates fall to Trinity Valley CC 110-83

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals pulled away from the Victoria College Pirates in the second half to take a 110-83 Region XIV East Division win Wednesday at VC's Sports Center. The Pirates trailed 52-46 at halftime,…

Claud Jacobs golf tournament postponed until March

The new dates for the event will be March 28-29.

VICTORIA, Texas -- Due to the expected inclement weather this weekend the ninth annual UHV Claud Jacobs Collegiate Invitational has been postponed until March. The new dates for the event will be March 28-29. "Out of concern for the student-athletes,…