Holidays

Governor Abbott serves meals to Operation Lone Star service members

He served to service members in Del Rio and Edinburg over Thanksgiving

AUSTIN, Texas - On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Governor Greg Abbott greeted and served meals to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and National Guard service members. Meals were served on the border over Thanksgiving for Operation Lone Star (OLS)…

'Cecilia and I were honored to join Meals on Wheels this Thanksgiving'

Governor Abbott and First Lady Cecilia deliver Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving Day

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thanksgiving Day, Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott volunteered with Meals on Wheels in Austin to help deliver meals to those in need. Their daughter, Audrey also joined them. "Cecilia and I were honored…

USPS Operation Santa hopes to make family's wishes come true

Here is how you can write and send a letter to Santa

TEXAS - USPS is providing an opportunity for family's to experience the magic of the holiday season through its USPS Operation Santa program. For 109 years now, USPS Operation Santa has helped make family's wishes come true. Although letters have…

Christmas on the Square brings holiday festivities downtown

The lighting of the H-E-B Christmas tree will kick off the event

VICTORIA, Texas - You are invited to ring in the holiday season with Christmas on the Square, hosted by the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation and the Victoria Main Street Program. Christmas on the Square is an evening of…

City of Victoria's closings for the Thanksgiving holiday

Here is what you need to know

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, all non-emergency city offices, will close for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Victoria Public Library will close on Thursday only, and then reopen on Friday. Riverside Golf Course will close…

Moody Gardens kicks off holiday festivities

Santa Claus will parachute down for the grand lighting of the Festival of Lights trail

GALVESTON, Texas  – Today, Nov. 20, Moody Gardens kicks off several holiday festivities. Guests will have the chance to watch Santa Claus parachute down from the North Pole to Moody Gardens. Santa is coming to help prepare the property for…

2021 Holiday Wreath-Laying schedule for State veteran cemeteries is set

The Texas Veterans Land Board announced the schedule

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Veterans Land Board announced the 2021 schedule for its annual holiday wreath-laying ceremonies for each of its four Veterans cemeteries. During the holiday season, the VLB, along with its partners, honor this tradition to commemorate…

Here is where US service members can find freebies and meals this Veterans Day

Including restaurants, businesses and experiences

Originally Published: 11 NOV 21 07:49 ET By Noah Sheidlower and Radhika Marya, CNN (CNN) -- This Veterans Day, restaurants, businesses and entertainment venues are offering freebies and deals for America's active military personnel and veterans. Although many of these…

'Yule Love Shopping Victoria!" giveaway returns

Over 40 local businesses across the City are participating

VICTORIA, Texas - "Yule Love Shopping Victoria!" giveaway returns with more businesses. In 2020, this holiday promotion began to help local businesses get through the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, it returns with an expanded lineup that will have residents shopping…

Refugio County Sheriff's Office participates in Halloween celebration

RCSO conducted an 'old fashioned' hay ride with a modern touch

REFUGIO, Texas - On Thursday, Oct. 28, Refugio County Sheriff's Office participated in Refugio County Courthouse's Halloween celebration. Kindergarten and young elementary students from Refugio's local schools were invited to the celebration. RCSO conducted an "old fashioned" hay ride with…

VC to hold its 26th Halloween Carnival on Oct. 29

The community is invited to join the family-friendly event

VICTORIA, Texas - On Friday, Oct. 29, Victoria College will hold its 26th Annual Halloween Carnival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on the Student Center lawn on VC's Main Campus. You are invited to join the family-friendly event. It will…

Parks & Recreation to host Haunted Drive-In Cinema, trunk or treat

The double feature will include “Coco,” “Jeepers Creepers”

VICTORIA, Texas - Put on your costume and enjoy a scary, fun event for all ages on Friday, Oct. 22. Parks & Recreation plans to host its Haunted Drive-In Cinema at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North Street. The…

Texas sales tax holiday starts on Aug. 6

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds people to save money this weekend

AUSTIN, Texas — If you are interested in shopping for school supplies and clothes over the weekend, don't forget this weekend is the state's sales tax holiday. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money during this…

Victoria hosts Fourth of July event

Fireworks, a free concert, and a carnival open to the public

VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria welcomed residents with an in-person Fourth of July event. The "4th of July Fireworks & Concert" event was open to the public and included a carnival, a free concert performance by the…

H-E-B celebrates Independence Day by honoring our nation's military heroes

The first 500 active duty service members nominated will receive a Lone Star inspired care package

AUSTIN, TEXAS – In honor of America's Independence Day, H-E-B shares it's gratitude for the sacrifices of our nation's military heroes by sending over 500 Operation Appreciation backpack care packages to Texans serving our country away from home. The H-E-B…