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Flooding at the Texas Zoo and Riverside Park

The Texas Zoo brought in extra help to secure the animals from the flood

VICTORIA, Texas -  The Guadalupe River is expected to get close to a major flood stage on Saturday. It's also expected to crest around 30 feet. This is…

Yorktown Western Days 2021 returns after a year without tradition

Here is a list of events to look forward to this weekend

YORKTOWN, Texas - On Saturday, Oct. 16, a few 25 News Now employees stepped out to attend Yorktown's 63rd annual Western Days. The event began on Thursday, Oct. 15 and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 17. Western Days is…

VC's Museum of the Coastal Bend to host Spooky Guided Flashlight Tours

Participants will have the chance to search for 'chupacabra'

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, Oct. 28, Victoria College's Museum of the Coastal Bend will host Spooky Guided Flashlight Tours. On Saturday, Oct. 30, guests can help search for the elusive Texas "chupacabra." The event is free of charge, and…

American Regional Health Center welcomes new doctor

Dr. W. Jacob Cobb joined American Regional Health Center on August 1

VICTORIA, Texas - American Regional Health Center is happy to welcome Dr. W. Jacob Cobb, M.D. as their newest arrival. Dr. Cobb joined the clinic on Aug. 1. He is now accepting new patients. Dr. Cobb, M.D. received his medical…

Financial exploitation of the elderly and ways to prevent it

The DOJ reports that in 2018 an estimated $20 to $36.5 billion was exploited from the elderly annually

VICTORIA, Texas - October is elderly financial exploitation awareness month and with financial exploitation increasing over the years it can happen to anyone, especially the elderly…

Crossroads Football Live week 8 highlights and scores

Here are the updated scores for the games in the Crossroads area

VICTORIA, Texas - Crossroads Football Live week 8 updates and scores: Here is a look at the teams from Week 8 of South Texas high school football games we followed on Crossroads…

Victoria I.S.D.'s TASR Office switches to new employment platform

The district launches new hiring component

VICTORIA, Texas - Over the past several months, Victoria I.S.D.'s Talent Acquisition, Support and Retention (TASR) Office has been switching over to a new application and employment platform, TalentEd (Unified Talent) by PowerSchool. TalentEd Hire - Applicant Tracking is the…

Guadalupe River expected to reach major flood stage

People with property along the Guadalupe River should take proper precautions now

Guadalupe River at Riverside Park   VICTORIA, Texas - Parts of Riverside Park are closed today. City leaders plan to notify residents door-to-door as the Guadalupe River is expected to reach flood stage. The Guadalupe River is expected to…

Pet of The Week for Fri-Yay 10-15-21

Adopt Amethyst

Today is Fri-Yay, and here on Sunrise that means it's also time for Pet of The Week.  A segment where we highlight a couple of shelter pets here in The…

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County Thursday

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 11% on Thursday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports three new cases of COIVD-19 Thursday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Thursday evening, there are: Three new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 82 currently active…

Victoria I.S.D. partners with IBM to celebrate P-TECH's 10th anniversary

V.I.S.D. has helped P-TECH's success since 2011

VICTORIA, Texas - On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Victoria I.S.D. partnered with IBM to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) across the globe. IBM co-founded the first school in 2011 together with educators. Since…

Over $36.4 million in grant funding to go towards Operation Lone Star

Governor Greg Abbott announces funding for law enforcement and prosecution activities

AUSTIN, Texas - On Thursday, Oct. 14, Governor Greg Abbott announced his Public Safety Office (PSO) will award over $36.4 million in grant funding for law enforcement and prosecution activities in direct support of Operation Lone Star (OLS). The grants…

UHV to make big announcement at ribbon-cutting ceremony

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for University South building begins at 2 p.m.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday, Oct. 14, the University of Houston - Victoria will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. for their new University South…

Victoria I.S.D. partners with Graduation Alliance

The program plans to help students who are in danger of dropping out, have dropped out or are behind

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria I.S.D. recently partnered with Graduation Alliance. Both plan to help recover district students who are in danger of dropping out of school, have dropped out of school or are significantly behind in core subject classes. Through…

Area River Flood Warnings

Warning in Victoria, Calhoun and DeWitt Counties

Here are the latest area river flood warnings from the National Weather Service.

Constance Filley Johnson to seek re-election

Johnson led her team during the Covid-19 pandemic while also achieving her goals

VICTORIA, Texas - Constance Filley Johnson announced her intention to seek re-election to the office of Victoria County Criminal District Attorney. In 2018, she was first elected to the position. During Johnson's first term in office, she has delivered on…

Road closures in the DeWitt County area due to flooding

Seek alternate routes to avoid unsafe areas

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas - Due to severe weather, flooding has taken over some areas in the Crossroads. DeWitt County and the surrounding areas are experiencing a few road closures due to…