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Victoria County issues disaster declaration due to ongoing drought

The declaration bans the sale and use of fireworks countywide

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller issued a Declaration of Local Disaster on June 21, 2022, due to the county's severe drought and fire conditions. Judge Zeller stated in a press release that with the recent grass fires…

Victoria Police Department hosts active shooter training scenarios

Local authorities used St. Joseph High School for the training sessions

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department hosted training in building clearing and active shooter scenarios this week in Victoria. Victoria Police Chief Robert Arredondo says he was proud to provide necessary training to local officers and officers from…

Prepare for hurricane while waters are calm

Here is a statement from Emergency Management Coordinator Rick McBrayer

Rick McBrayer, emergency management coordinator for the Office of Emergency Management, released the following statement For the Victoria City/County Office of Emergency Management, disaster preparation never stops. Throughout the year, we train our partner agencies to respond to a host…

New skate park facility broke ground in Port Lavaca

Ground was officially broke for a new skate park facility at Wilson Park.

PORT LAVACA, Texas - The ground was officially broke for a new skate park facility at Wilson Park today. From left to right: Interim city manager Jody Weaver, City Parks Supervisor Joe Rodriguez, Public Works Department…

Juvenile found at Runge stadium with look-alike pistol

Runge I.S.D. superintendent released statement

RUNGE, Texas - Runge I.S.D. released the following message today: Yellow Jacket Nation, In keeping with my practice of transparency, I want to make you aware of a situation that happened in our District this morning. At approximately 6:45 a.m.,…

Escaped inmate shot, killed during foot-chase after possibly killing five people

Law enforcement agencies say 46-year-old Gonzalo Lopez was shot and killed by authorities near Jourdanton

CENTERVILLE, Texas - UPDATE 11:05 p.m.: Authorities say escaped inmate Gonzalo Lopez was shot and killed after a foot chase near Jourdanton. Jourdanton Police Department sent out a Facebook post saying to avoid Highway 16 and Cypress in Jourdanton due…

AMBER ALERT: 3-month-old child abducted in Spring after shooting

3-month-old Mansa Igbokwe is believed to be in immediate danger

CONROE, Texas - A Amber Alert was issued by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for a three-month-old child from Spring, Texas.   According to a press release by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, the…

Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for the city of Uvalde

Gov. Greg Abbott declares state of disaster in Uvalde, to accelerate state and local resources to assist community.

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott announces a state of a disaster on May 31, 2022, for the city of Uvalde following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. “The community of…

Downtown master plan set in motion with new initiatives

This is an exciting time for downtown Victoria

Kate Garcia released the following information. In the few years since the City assumed management of the Main Street Program, downtown has been busy with new businesses, new event programming and new development. We’re entering a new phase of growth…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing thoughts: Why would graduation rates matter to a community?

A word from superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. Graduation rates are something all schools across the nation focus on, especially at this point in the year. For a high school administrative team, there is always a last-minute push…

Column: How can the library better meet your needs?

Dayna Williams-Capone shared the following message

Dayna Williams-Capone shared the following message: Are you a Victoria Public Library patron? If so, how can we improve our services? If not, how can we change that? The scope of services offered by public libraries has changed greatly over…

Early voting numbers in Victoria County Monday

1,216 people voted on the first day of early voting for the May 24 joint primary runoff

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – Early voting in Victoria for the May 24 joint primary election started Monday in Victoria. Monday was the first day for early voting for the May 24 joint primary runoff election. Early Voting in Person: 235…

Industrial ISD's high school journalism team wins state championship

Team members included junior Kate Peters, senior Claudia Ospina and freshman Kaylee Cooper.

VANDERBILT, Texas - The Industrial ISD's high school journalism team had success at the UIL state championships by winning the 3A championship in Austin. Cobras team members included junior Kate Peters, who won the state championship in News Writing. The…

Missing Alabama inmate, corrections officer in custody in Indiana after chase

The pair were taken into custody Monday in Indiana

(CNN) --Alabama corrections officer Vicky White has died due to her injuries, Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County told CNN. She was hospitalized earlier on Monday with "very serious" self-inflicted gunshot wounds after being taken into custody following a chase…

Headlines in the Port Lavaca Wave

Judge denies bond reduction

Judge denies bond reduction A district judge denied a bond reduction request for Blake Michael Downs.District Court Judge Jack W. Marr issued his ruling on Thursday, which was filed Friday with the Calhoun County District Clerk’s Office.Downs has already posted…

Early voting numbers in Victoria County Tuesday

489 people voted on the last day of early voting for the May 7 election.

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – Early voting in Victoria for the May 7 election continued Tuesday in Victoria. Tuesday was also the last day for early voting for the May 7 election. Early Voting in Person: 489 voted 1,772 total 3.2%…

Early voting numbers in Victoria County Friday

276 people voted on Friday April 29, 2022

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – Early voting in Victoria for the May 7 election continued Tuesday in Victoria. Early Voting in Person: 276 voted 1,013 total 1.8% of registered voters Early Voting by Mail: 2 were mailed out today 2,282 mailed…

Early voting numbers in Victoria County Thursday

274 people voted on Thursday April 28, 2022

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – Early voting in Victoria for the May 7 election continued Tuesday in Victoria. Early Voting in Person: 274 voted 737 total 0.8% of registered voters Early Voting by Mail: 0 were mailed out today 2281 mailed…

Headlines in the Port Lavaca Wave

CCISD names new principal at high school

Electrical issues spark fires, outages Good Friday began as black Friday with the loss of electrical power for many in the county and region. Widespread outages caused by electrical pole fires hit the area on April 15, resulting in 14…

Fiddlers Frolics BBQ & music festival is returning to Hallettsville

The weekend long event starts Friday, April 22

HALLETTSVILLE, Texas - The 51st annual celebration of Fiddlers Frolics is returning to Hallettsville. A three-day weekend-long event starting this Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m. begins with crawfish, gumbo and BBQ. Afterward, it's a weekend filled with Fiddle contests…

Top headlines in the Port Lavaca Wave

Sandcrabs win district golf title

Shooting leaves one dead, one arrested A shooting in Calhoun County Saturday morning left one man dead and another behind bars. Bond has been set at $850,000 for Blake Michael Downs, 23, in connection with the shooting death of Coewin…