Author: Tristen Land

Light It Up Blue Walk for Autism

"With awareness brings acceptance, and there's a lot of challenges that these families face." Robyn Garza's 10 year old son, Logan, has profound autism. Three years a go, she decided to help org...

Port Lavaca Annual Rabies Vaccine Drive

"I don't want to take a risk." Pat Petrisky's dog is more than just his best friend, he's part of his family. Part of his job as a pet parent is to make sure that his dog is happy and healthy, s...

Port Lavaca Food Pantry Low on Donations

"If things don't change then we're going to have to start turning people away that are in need. That's my biggest fear." Wendy Cabrera donates regularly to the Calhoun County Community Ministrie...

Child Abuse Awareness Month

"A lot of these kids suffer from abuse and this is just the perfect way to bring focus to a topic that nobody really wants to address." For Port Lavaca resident Luis Leija, raising awareness for...

Parvovirus Outbreak in Port Lavaca

"I would hate for my dog to have to go through that." For pet parent Brenda Vela, it's important to not only keep her dogs happy, but healthy as well. Especially when it comes to parvovirus, a c...

WWII Army Dog Tag Returned to Victoria Family

"I bet he had no idea when he lost his tags what this would mean 70 years later." For 57 year old Victoria resident, Tommy Davis, it was an emotional moment when a long lost dog tag belonging to...

Bay City Will Soon Open Cultural Arts Center

"People never know where we're performing. It would be nice if people can go, 'It's at the theater,' that's what we're looking for." Richard Knapick is the current president of Community Actors ...

Panhandling in Victoria

"I see these people holding up signs and things like that. But after a couple of days you would think that they'd get off their butt" Panhandling used to be sonny Burdick's only means of surviva...

Victoria's Farmers Market

"We're excited to bring the farmer's market downtown." The city of Victoria will soon take over the farmer's market from Victoria county. President of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, Robin...

UPDATE: Fire on Leeper Lane

"I guess I got about halfway down Oliver Road, and I saw an orange blaze." A cloud of smoke could be seen for a mile across Leeper road just before 4a.m. Tuesday morning. Dwaine Pratka, an empl...

MD Shenanigans Festival

"We're trying to hopefully find a cure or at least a good treatment for it, as soon as possible." Carla Christie has Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. It's a genetic disorder characterized by muscle ...

Power Church Opens Homeless Shelter in Bay City

"It's awesome serving them. It really is." Henry Simmons attends Power Church in Bay City. The church recently opened the first homeless shelter for men and women in the area, and Simmons is on...

Panhandling Protesters on Navarro

"The truly homeless people really do want your help. The panhandlers are out here to score easy money," says Kevin Shoemake. Keep Victoria beautiful. That's the message that Kevin Shoemake and his...

Port Lavaca Plans to Revitalize Shoreline

"I'm very supportive of it, and very excited about it." The RESTORE Act will protect and improve the natural and economic resources of the Gulf Coast, and residents in Port Lavaca want to see revi...

Bay City Police Bring Back Traffic Unit

According to Bay City Police, several years have gone by since the department last employed the use of a motorcycle traffic unit. "The traffic is definitely increasing. It takes a lot longer to ge...

Tips To Keep Your Home Safe From Thieves

"We were only gone for a couple of hours, and our patio furniture was stolen." The FBI estimates that 1 in 36 homes will be burglarized this year, but Julie Mize is making sure that she doesn't fa...

Outlaw Pass Amusement Center to Open in Spring

"We started with an idea and a raw piece of land, and it just kept going." Mark Mize...and his wife Julie Mize are preparing to bring Outlaw Pass Fun Center to life next month. Mize says there ar...