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Cuero Shutterbugs contest displayed until April 29

Shutterbugs remain on display

This year's shutterbug contest photos will get displayed at the Cuero Municipal Library until Friday, April 29. Prior to this display, there was a shutterbug contest from Wednesday, Feb. 16 until Wednesday, March 23. The community still has time to view the display. For further information, contact Michael Bennet at dcshutterbugs@yahoo.com or Dianna Bartosh at diannabartosh@icloud.com

Miss Cuero pageant accepting applications

Miss Cuero Pageant

On Saturday, April 30, the annual Miss Cuero pageant will happen at the Cuero Performing Arts center. Girls who are in the first through tenth grades are eligible to participate, after filling out pageant forms. These forms are available in front of the Cuero Chamber of Commerce or can get printed from their website. The Cuero Chamber of Commerce is located at 210 E. Main St. suite A Cuero, Texas. For any questions or concerns, contact director Tifani Hilburn at 204 S. Valley St. Cuero, Texas 77954 or call 361-275-2112.

Cuero hosting a Knights of Columbus fundraiser on April 3

Knights of Columbus fundraiser

On Sunday, April 3, the Knights of Columbus council will host their annual shrimp meal for the public to enjoy. These plates will have fried shrimp, rice, coleslaw, and hush puppies. They are taking orders for to-go plates at the price of just $12. This fundraiser is happening at the St. Michael's Catholic Church Hall, starting at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m, to raise money for a scholarship program and other special programs at St. Michael's. For more information, contact Bill Marrow at 361-243-0136 or Anthony Netardus at 361-564-8989.

Victoria College hosting a public service and healthcare career showcase

VC programs and courses

On Tuesday, April 5, Victoria College will host a public service and healthcare career showcase at 4 in the afternoon. Participants plan to have this showcase until 6:00 in the evening, at the Health Sciences Center and Allied Health Building at the college's main campus. Victoria college community outreach specialist Monica Hysquierdohe said the public is invited to attend this house event, which will offer information about Victoria college's public service, healthcare programs, and courses leading to career opportunities that are in high demand. “This event is for anyone who has considered a career in public service or healthcare and wants to learn more about Victoria College’s education and training pathways,” said Hysquierdo. The event will give residents the opportunity to receive one-on-one assistance with this college's admissions and advising team. In addition, the Victoria College’s Health Sciences Center and Allied Health Building are located at 2200 E. Red River Street and can be accessed by taking the Main Entrance off Red River Street. For more information on the event, call (361) 573-3291.

Oyster men speak out against bay closures

Oyster bay closure protests happen in Austin, Texas

On Wednesday, March 23, many fishermen from across the Texas Gulf Coast region traveled to Austin for a public demonstration over the the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's proposed permanent closure of Mesquite, Ayers, and Carlos bay. According to an environmental activist named Diane Wilson, the TPWD closed reefs temporarily and permanently in Galveston, Matagorda, San Antonio, and Aransas Bays, effectively ending commercial oyster fishing in some Texas areas. As a result, this closure had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of some oyster men. The protest happened at 4200 Smith school road, while the Parks and Wildlife staff and Commissioners discussed the closures that are scheduled for a Commission vote on Thursday, March 24. The oyster men want to stop the closures, sponsored by the Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance fund.

VISD drive-thru recognizes district volunteers

Recognizing district volunteers

On Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24 administration, faculty, and staff showed some volunteers their appreciation for the endless commitment they expressed to V.I.S.D. schools. Some campus organizations performed for the volunteers, such as florklorico dancers, cheerleaders, band, and football team were present. They also served to-go plates from Ventura's tamales. In a statement, Public Relations Director Ashley Scott said "Thank you to all of the VISD volunteers for your dedication and commitment to VISD student."

AWFC gets large donation

A couple makes a large donation to 'A World For Children'

A couple makes a large donation to 'A World For Children,' in Victoria, Texas. Richard Castillo is originally from this city and says he feels it's necessary to help children who are in need to have their basic necessities. It all started when his great niece had the idea of giving back to those who really need backpacks, clothes, gloves, and mittens. "I don't want to take hype from this beautiful angel. So, do you want to them? Whatever you want to say sweetheart," he said. Usually children who are in foster care arrive with nothing. That's why it's so important for him to make donations.

PHOTOS: Beto O'Rourke makes a campaign stop in Victoria

People of Texas Town Hall

On Friday, March 11, UHV hosted a town hall featuring Beto O'Rourke at 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. in the University North multipurpose building. At the beginning of the procession, people started to trickle inside the auditorium. he candidate running for Governor spoke on a variety of topics, from minimum wage to energy resources in Texas. Speaking in front of a crowd, O'Rourke was loud and made sure to acknowledge everyone in the room.

Today's Viewer Poll: Do you like unplugging from technology?

National unplugging day

VICTORIA, Texas - Saturday, March 5, is national unplugging day in the U.S. Some Americans are pledging to unplug from their devices for a whole day to enjoy spending time with one another. Today's Viewer Poll question is: Do you…

Republican Forum happening in Yoakum

Forum

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas - On Friday, Feb. 18, at 5 p.m. a forum is happening at the Yoakum Community Center located at 105 Huck St. In addition, the forum program is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. The Republican Women…

Port Lavaca woman takes on stray cat problem

Here Kitty, Kitty Program

PORT LAVACA, Texas - On Wednesday, Feb. 9, Sharon Serrata shared the initiative to resolve the stray cat problem in her neighborhood. After living in the area for…

'It's a great time to be a Nursery cougar'

We were ecstatic

NURSERY, Texas - The Nursery Elementary School's Superintendent Larry Gajewskey reacted to their nomination for TEA's National Blue Ribbon program. While the school still has to complete…

Cold weather has low impact on some pets

Drivers must watch for bridges

VICTORIA, Texas - Lately the Crossroads has experienced chilly winds and colder temperatures, but many people still have to start their day. Resulting with drivers watching for slick…

Tesla building new facility in Travis county

Tesla building new facility

TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas - Tesla is adding another massive industrial facility to their electric vehicle manufacturing campus in eastern Travis county. Even though they are originally based in Austin, Texas. A report suggests their current plans are to build a…

National Weatherperson's Day, celebrating Trey Meynig

Happy National Weatherperson's Day

VICTORIA, Texas - On Saturday, Feb. 5, it was national weatherperson's day. A great time to celebrate meteorologist Trey Meynig. He's worked for many years informing everyone in the Crossroads…

Ways to preserve electricity during cold weather

Weekend power saving tips

VICTORIA, Texas - There are some ways to help preserve electricity, as temperatures are expected to get colder. First, plan beforehand if there's an expected activity requiring a lot of energy use. Secondly, use natural light during the day. In…

How to report AEP power issues, due to inclement weather

There are several ways on how AEP customers can report power issues

VICTORIA, Texas - Temperatures will remain cold throughout the weekend. AEP offers customers with several ways to report outages or power issues. Such as a customer…

Press briefing kicks off TAAF Winter Games

TAAF Winter Games open to public all weekend

VICTORIA, Texas - On Friday, Jan. 14, the city of Victoria held a press briefing to kick off the Texas Amateur Athletic Foundation winter games at the VISD Aquatic center. City council members support hosting these tournaments as they will…