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Former Victoria County District Attorney Dexter Eaves has died

Eaves died Saturday, May 14, 2022

VICTORIA, Texas - 25 News Now has confirmed Dexter Eaves has died. The former Victoria County District Attorney graduated law school from St. Mary's in 1991. He served as district attorney from 1998 to 2007 in Victoria County. Dexter Eaves,…

City of Victoria implements stage one water restrictions

Under stage 1, residents are asked to practice voluntary water conservation measures

VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria has entered stage one water restrictions to reduce the need for pumping and avoid overuse of the backup reservoirs. Residents are encouraged to conserve water due to low rainfall upstream the Guadalupe River.…

UPDATE: Couple involved in crash identified

Frank and Betty are receiving treatment for their injuries

VICTORIA, Texas - Authorities identified the couple involved in an ambulance-related crash. The driver of the Chevy Traverse involved in the ambulance crash was identified as 79-year-old Franklin Roeder of Victoria, and the passenger was identified as 78-year-old Betty Roeder…

Woman in hospital after hit-and-run collision

A 40-year-old woman is sent to the hospital with non-life threatening-injuries.

VICTORIA, Texas - A hit-and-run occurred on Wednesday May 11, 2022 on Rio Grande St. in Victoria. Authorities on the scene say a 40-year-old woman was trying to make a left turn to Goodman St. with her scooter when she…

Victoria County under 90-day burn ban

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas - Residents of Victoria County are now under a 90-day burn ban. The burn ban will be lifted once there is a substantial amount of rain. Victoria County commissioners voted to enact a burn ban Monday during…

Ambulance pulled out of pond by wrecker

VICTORIA, Texas - Friday afternoon an elderly couple at a San Antonio hospital were in critical condition. They were involved in a crash with an ambulance 5 p.m.…

Eighteen-wheeler catches fire

Traffic alert on Highway 59 south to Goliad

Traffic on Highway 59 South from Victoria to Goliad was backed up Friday afternoon due to an 18-wheeler catching fire on the highway.

HAPPENING NOW: Bailout north of Ganado

Use caution in this area

NORTH OF GANADO, Texas - On Friday, at approximately 7:25 a.m., a bailout happened after an 18-wheeler tractor and trailer broke down. Initially, an estimate of 60 people were reported inside the trailer. After opening the trailer, several people ran…

UPDATE: Suspect involved in overnight shooting arrested

The Victoria Police Department provided an update

VICTORIA, Texas - According to a press release from the Victoria Police Department Media Relations Team, 19-year-old Pierce Cisneros was arrested for Aggravated Assault with…

Woman arrested on charges of child endangerment

Kimberly Marroquin Salas, 34, held on charges of child abuse

Kimberly Marroquin Salas, 34 VICTORIA, Texas - A 34-year-old woman is charged with child endangerment. Family members of toddler twins told 25 News Now the boy was taken to a San Antonio hospital. They said he was malnourished. They said…

Victoria Police investigating shooting in 2300 block of E. Mistletoe

Shooting investigation

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police Department is investigating a shooting in the 2300 block of E. Mistletoe Ave.. It happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Police said a woman was shot. Her condition is unknown. Police continue investigating. The…

BREAKING: Refugio police officer Lee Jordan found not guilty

Officer Jordan was accused of pepper-spraying a three-day-old infant

REFUGIO COUNTY, Texas - On Wednesday, May 4, a Refugio County jury found Refugio police officer Lee Jordan not guilty. Officer Jordan was accused of pepper-spraying a three-day-old infant on March 12, 2021. He turned himself in on April 8,…

Lavaca County burn ban to lift following recent rainfall

Here are the details on the Order Rescinding the Burn Ban

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas - The Lavaca County Judge, under the authority designated by the Lavaca County Commissioners Court, has cancelled the Order Restricting Outdoor Burning that was enacted on March 1. Due to recent rainfall, the public safety concern regarding…

Victoria County grand jury finds U.S. Marshal's actions justified in the officer-involved shooting of JD Javier Lane

The Grand Jury concluded the Deputy U.S. Marshal's actions were justified under the law and no further action should be taken by the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney's Office

VICTORIA, Texas - A Victoria County grand jury has concluded a Deputy U.S. Marshal's actions were justified under the law and no further action should be taken by the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney's Office, following the death of JD…

ATTENTION: Bay City Junior High currently without power

Parents can pick up their student through entrance off of Sycamore Avenue

BAY CITY, Texas - On Wednesday, at approximately 12 p.m., Bay City ISD informed the community of a power outage at Bay City Junior High. The campus is currently without power. The district expects restoration of power at 1:30 p.m.…

UPDATE: Two identified, arrested from bailout South of Ganado

The driver was charged in connection with human trafficking

JACKSON COUNTY, Texas - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office provided an update at 10:41 a.m. on Wednesday regarding a bailout that occurred Tuesday South of Ganado. At approximately 3 a.m. on Wednesday, officials stopped a vehicle. They identified two of…

Body found near downtown Victoria

A male body was found Friday on 1809 E. Power Ave.

VICTORIA, Texas - A dead male in his late 40's was found near downtown Victoria on Friday, April 15, 2022. Victoria Police Department says they were alerted to the 1800 block of E. Power Ave. after the body was found…

23-year-old Port Lavaca man charged with murder

19-year-old victim identified as Coewin Boerm

Blake Downs, 23 CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas - Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old man in the murder of Coewin Boerm, 19. The shooting death happened Saturday morning around 9 o'clock at 98 Holloman Rd. Blake Downs is charged with murder. He's…

Students involved in the Victoria East High School incident speak out

“It was wrong, it was very wrong. My son is hurt due to the situation, and I'm pretty sure he's going to be the one to get in trouble for this when he wasn't the one that started it or created it and neither was his girlfriend,” says Vanessa Martinez, Davian's mom.

VICTORIA, Texas - Natassia Rios and her boyfriend Davian Salas were at lunch at Victoria East High School when they say three other…

One man dead in shooting in Calhoun County

Texas Rangers helping in investigation

Photo courtesy: The Port Lavaca Wave PORT LAVACA, Texas - Authorities with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office are investigating a fatal shooting at 89 Holloman Rd. in Port Lavaca. Authorities arrived around 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning and found one man…

Former Victoria College president passes away Friday

Former Victoria College President David Hinds passed away unexpectedly late Friday

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria College announced in a press release Saturday that former Victoria College President David Hinds passed away unexpectedly late Friday. Hinds served Victoria College as president for five years beginning in 2015. “We’ve been in touch with…