City of Victoria changing its water treatment process

Starting June 1, Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines.

The City of Victoria is changing its water treatment process. On Wednesday, June 1 the City of Victoria will begin treating its water using chlorine rather than chloramines. City of Victoria Public Works Director Ken Gill says this change is…

Baby formula manufacturer agrees to consent decree with FDA

Abbott could restart plant within 2 weeks, pending court approval

Originally Published: 16 MAY 22 17:09 ET Updated: 16 MAY 22 17:26 ET By Brenda Goodman, CNN (CNN) -- The baby formula manufacturer at the heart of a nationwide formula recall says it has reached an agreement with the US…

Wal-Mart grant helps VPD gift bikes to local children

Victoria Police Department to gift bikes and safety gear at first Bike Rodeo of 2022

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department brings its first Bike Rodeo of 2022 to Victoria. VPD will have the chance to gift bicycles and safety gear to several children throughout the community. The department was able to purchase multiple…

'Anything For Selena' event set for April 16 in Downtown Victoria

The event will include a performance, sweet bread, and a look-a-like contest all to pay tribute to and celebrate Selena.

VICTORIA, Texas - In celebration of the late Selena, the 'Anything for Selena' event pays homage to the star on her birthday. It's set for April 16 in Downtown Victoria. Expect a performance by the group Folklorico De Victoria, sweet…

Mother speaks out about son's constant bullying in Goliad ISD

A parent shares more about her son's experience with bullying in the Goliad ISD

A parent shares more about her son's experience going to school in Goliad ISD. The school addresses bullying with a school board meeting and statement. Angelica De La Garza graduated from Goliad high school in 1992 and notices a bullying pattern happening at the high school. She says her son Zaye and other students are experiencing mental health issues because of the racial slurs other students say to him and others daily. She said the issues need to be addressed and suggested for the district to create a program to focus on the kind of racial slurs the high school students tell each other. Such as picking cotton, going back to where they came from, go back to Africa. The students are getting angry and she can tell that it's reflecting in their school work.

Candlelight vigil held for Elizabeth Drane

The vigil was to pay homage to Drane at the site of Riverside Bark, a dog park coming to the Crossroads started by Drane.

VICTORIA, Texas - Friends, family, and community members gathered tonight at Riverside Bark, the future site of Victoria's first dog park, to honor and remember Elizabeth Drane. Known as Izzy by…

Mission Valley Army Veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Thaddeus Elmo Coffey celebrates his 100th birthday surrounded by his loved ones.

MISSION VALLEY, Texas - Nearly 70 friends and family of Thaddeus Elmo Coffey showed up at his property today to celebrate his 100th birthday. Know by most as Elmo,…

Yoakum dog trainer urges public to do research before buying

Jeffery Molands has trained dogs while he served in the military and wants people to know what to expect before adopting a popular dog breed that's made appearances in recent movies.

YOAKUM, Texas - Jeffery Molands trained dogs while he served in the military. Then one day he met the Belgian Malinois, a medium-sized dog who is…

February's Military Hero

Navy Veteran Tom Vatter is your Military Hero for February 2022.

VICTORIA, Texas - Chief Petty Naval Officer Tom Vatter is your Military Hero for the month of February. Tom joined the United States Navy in 1963, a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis,…

Son Valley Ranch hosts its 18th annual Outdoor Family Expo

The Outdoor Family Expo had a variety of outdoor-related activities for families to come out and enjoy, all for free.

VICTORIA, Texas - Son Valley Ranch, a special events center in Victoria, hosts its 18 annual Outdoor Family Expo. The event features a variety of outdoor-related…

LaSher's Story, a 25 News Now Extra

Hear from LaSher Bartay, a Victoria native who found out that she had a rare heart defect while in surgery for breast cancer.

VICTORIA, Texas - On average, the human heart beats about 115,000 times a day, and LaSher Bartay’s heart was no different, or so she thought. LaSher was born with a serious congenital heart defect,…

Red Cross on how to safely heat your home as colder weather moves in

Home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season, and heating equipment is involved in one of every six reported home fires, and one in every five home fire deaths.

  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— As a potential winter storm is expected to impact parts of Texas, the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast region urges families to safely heat their homes to avoid home fires as the temperatures drop in…

January's Military Hero

Milton Shambo is your first Military Hero of 2022.

VICTORIA, Texas - Milton Shambo is your Military Hero for January, the first one in 2022. Born in Alabama Milton is from the small town of Robertsdale. He wanted to advance his education…

Vietnam Veteran Memorial Pavilion now open in Patriot Park

The memorial pavilion is dedicated to Vietnam Veterans, with the project taking two and half years to complete and funding from local donors.

VICTORIA, Texas - With years in the making and community support the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pavilion is now open in Patriot Park. The pavilion is dedicated…

2021 In Review: Bluebonnet Youth Ranch

Big changes for the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch in 2021

In 2021, for the first time in the decades-long history of the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch in Yoakum, the ranch entered into a partnership with South Texas Children Home.

VPD Retirement Walkout ceremony honors 2 longstanding officers

Retirement walkout ceremony brings back good memories, and nostalgic tears

VICTORIA, Texas - On Wednesday, Dec. 16, two longtime leaders from the Victoria Police Department retired from the force. After many years serving the community, Lieutenant Mike Tatum…

Home fire caused by cigarette ashtray, officials say

Family safely escaped with no major injuries but loses home

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, Dec. 14, just after midnight the Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office worked a fire located in the 3500 block of Brayer road. Firefighters…