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More than 500 grams of meth seized during traffic stop in Victoria

Victoria County deputies seized more than 500 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Tuesday.

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Sheriff's Office special operations conducted a traffic stop on Tuesday February 23, 2021. One passenger, identified as Raymond Ramirez, tried to run away but was caught. A Facebook post by the Sheriff's Office…

12 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 9.94% as of Thursday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 12 new cases of COIVD-19 Friday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Friday evening, there are: 12 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 248 currently active…

CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERT: Excessive Energy Bills

Attorney General wants Texans to be aware of energy price hikes

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his Consumer Protection Division is warning Texans to be aware of energy price hikes and offers tips to protect yourself from excessive and potentially unlawful charges after the recent winter weather storm:…

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Our Holdsworth Interview

The following is a column written by Supt. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. Two weeks ago, my administrative team and I had the opportunity to interview for The Holdsworth Center District Leadership Program. Every other year, districts apply to…

Victoria Police looking for up to five men involved in shooting

Update on shooting in 2000 block of N. Louis St.

VICTORIA, Texas- On Thursday, February 25, 2021 shortly before 7:30 p.m. Victoria Police responded to the shooting of a woman at a home in the 2000 block of N. Louis St. Authorities said four to five men knocked on the…

President Biden to visit winter storm-battered Texas

Biden's trip to Houston

Originally Published: 26 FEB 21 06:19 ET By Arlette Saenz, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden will embrace a familiar role on his trip to Houston Friday as he seeks to offer both comfort and federal support after a severe…

COVID-19 Vaccine waitlist opens today

VICTORIA, Texas - On Friday, Feb. 26 the covid-19 waitlist will be available at www.victoriawaitlist.com from 9:00am - 4:00pm, for those who are in the Phase 1B category. Registration will continue on Monday, March 1, during the same time frame.…

Pursuit ends when deputy crashes into trailer on Highway 71

Deputy pursuit leads to a crash at Highway 71

EL CAMPO, Texas - A Wharton County Precinct 2 deputy constable was released from the hospital Thursday night with no serious injuries after a pursuit. According to Constable John A. Szymanski, the deputy was in pursuit of a motorcycle on…

UPDATE: One person shot on Louis Street, no suspect information

One female was shot and transported to local hospital in Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas - One female was shot at the 2000 block of Louis Street in Victoria Thursday night, according to the Victoria Police Department. The police had blocked off the entire street at around 8:00 p.m. Police confirmed the female…

Shooting on Louis Street in Victoria

One female was struck and transported to local hospital

VICTORIA, Texas - A shooting has happened on the 2000 block of Louis Street in Victoria. Police say one female was struck and was transported to a local hospital. The scene is still active. More details to come soon. Follow…

11 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 9.77% as of Wednesday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 11 new cases of COIVD-19 Thursday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Thursday evening, there are: 11 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 291 currently active…

More than 8,600 bats were found dead after the winter storm

VICTORIA, Texas----- TxDOT, Animal Control, and some Victoria staff members confirmed that more than 8,600 bats were found dead due to the winter storm. “They're not very good at tolerating cold temperatures. As the temperatures got colder they huddled up…

If you see cloudy water in your taps, report it to City Public Works

Residents in Victoria have noticed cloudy water in the taps

VICTORIA, Texas- Several residents in Victoria have noticed their tap water looking a bit different and cloudy. Newscenter 25 reached out to the City of Victoria and confirmed that many residents are having cloudy water come out of their faucets,…

A Houston woman sues an electric company after her bill was nearly $10,000

Recovering from The Polar Plunge

Originally Published: 25 FEB 21 06:42 ET By Konstantin Toropin (CNN) -- A Texas woman has filed a proposed billion-dollar class-action lawsuit against electric company Griddy Energy that alleges the company engaged in unlawful price gouging during last week's statewide…

Feb 25: Top local headlines in the Crossroads

Here are the top 3 local stories you need to know today.

VICTORIA, Texas - Last week, Texas experienced a deprivation of resources, such as power loss, a water boil notice, and local water getting shut off. Governor Greg Abbot has given permission for bars and restaurants to reopen, they can also…