Author: Geno Perez

Ami Magazine: Ted Cruz ‘Undoubtedly One of the Best Friends of the Jewish Community’

Sen. Cruz joins Ami Magazine founder Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter for in-depth interview, discusses rise of anti-Semitism in New York City amid the COVID-19 crisis

HOUSTON, Texas – Following New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s targeting of the Jewish community during the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter – founder and editor-in-chief of Ami Magazine, the largest Jewish weekly publication in…

Victoria College announces Presidential finalists

VICTORIA, Texas - The presidential search committee recently interviewed the finalists via video conferencing. The four finalists are  Mickey D. Best, Jennifer Kent, James R. Dire, and Robert J. Exley. On Monday…

Student device drop off extended to June 2nd

VICTORIA, Texas - If your student received a device or a hotspot from VISD, their laptops, iPads, and / or hotspots, and all accessories need to be returned to VISD by Tuesday, June 2 - even if your child is…

Summer meal distribution starts June 1st

VICTORIA, Texas - Any child age 18 and younger, as well as special needs students up to age 21, can receive free meals. Each child receiving a meal MUST be present, unless the parent provides a copy of a birth…

Corpus Christi P.D. warn citizens of a phone scam

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to warn citizens of a phone scam. CCPD has received several calls about a scam in the area. The callers stated that they received a call from our police department…

Coast Guard rescues three from vessel taking on water in Port Arthur

HOUSTON, Texas  — The Coast Guard rescued three mariners after their vessel ran aground and began taking on water near Port Arthur, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan vessel of a 16-foot vessel that had run aground…

Governor Abbott surges state resources in response to protest violence

FBI deploys tactical teams to assist state and local law enforcement

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today surged substantial statewide resources to cities throughout Texas in response to escalating protest violence. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has also deployed tactical teams to assist state and local law enforcement. The Governor…

Governor Abbott declares state of disaster following violent protests

Authorizes federal agents to act as Texas Peace Officers

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today declared a State of Disaster for all Texas counties in the midst of violent protests that endanger public safety and threaten property loss and damage. Under this declaration, the Governor has the ability…

Victoria East High School Virtual graduation rerun

VICTORIA, Texas - We regret part of an ABC News special report interrupted the Victoria East High school virtual graduation ceremony tonight. KAVU Newscenter 25 will rerun that portion at the end of the Titans virtual graduation ceremony around 10…

Lock it. Hide it. Keep it. Says Victoria Police Dept.

VICTORIA, Texas - Crime Analyst Erin Garysch talks about burglaries of motor vehicles for this year so far. Out of the 110 instances this year, 85 of the vehicles were unlocked. The photo above shows the Kernel Density map for…

Streets around downtown Austin are closed

AUSTIN, Texas - Austin Police Department is asking the community to avoid IH-35 in the area between 6th street and 8th street because of the growing protesters gathering. They advise to take alternate routes to reach your destination. Currently IH-35…

Houston Police Chief reports 137 arrests from protests

HOUSTON, Texas - Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo reports 137  arrests in downtown area yesterday and overnight. Eight officers were injured and 16 patrol vehicles were damaged. There are no reports of injuries to protesters, the vast majority of whom…

Residents are urged to avoid downtown Houston

HOUSTON, Texas - If your travel plans include visiting Houston, this weekend. The following information is courtesy of ReadyHarris. Residents are urged to continue to avoid the downtown area. All highway and street access into and out of downtown  are…

DPS offices open June 3rd

HOUSTON, Texas - DPS Driver License Offices in the Southeast Texas Region will open on June 3 by appointment only and with limited services. Customers who currently do not possess a Texas driver license, commercial driver license (CDL), learner permit…

Sen. Cruz: ‘America Once Again Leads the World in Space Exploration’

Applauds NASA & SpaceX’s historic manned mission to International Space Station

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today applauded the successful and historic manned SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: “In the midst of a global pandemic that has taken countless lives and shattered livelihoods,…

Texas Comptroller's Office Releases Updated Transparency Tool

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar  announced the release of an updated state revenue and expenditure tool on the agency’s website. “It’s never been more crucial to provide Texans with the tools they need to see how their tax dollars…

Black Lives Matter Demonstration in Victoria

A group of students showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the late George Floyd

VICTORIA, Texas - Friday evening some students gathered along N. Navarro to demonstrate and support the black lives matter movement and to remember George Floyd. The group organized the protest…