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Manning Gymnastics reopens for first time in over two months

VICTORIA, Texas -- Local gymnastics center Manning Gymnastics opened its doors on Monday for the first time since being forced to close in mid-March. The facility, which trains Junior Olympic and Trampoline and Tumbling teams, reopened under current CDC guidelines…

Governor Abbott concerned about out of state protesters

Governor Abbott, U.S. Attorneys Announce Federal Prosecution For Protest Agitators Violating Federal Law

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott, along with all four United States Attorneys in Texas, announced today that individuals who come to Texas from out of state to engage in looting, violence, or other destructive acts in violation of federal…

City selects Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair, officers

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria Environmental Services revived its Keep Victoria Beautiful efforts and has selected its board chair from several members of the community who want to help spur the effort on. At the May 21 Keep Victoria…

City launches new website, online communications

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria Communications & Public Affairs recently launched a variety of new communication platforms, including a new website on May 25, to better keep Victoria residents informed, and the public is encouraged to access them. “We’ve…

Victoria County Commissioner's Court Preview (6/1)

The weekly meeting of the Victoria County Commissoners begins at 10am.

Just some of the items on today's agenda include..... To ratify the coronavirus relief fund  application with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and take appropriate action, Also consider approval and renewal…

Student device drop off extended to June 2nd

VICTORIA, Texas - If your student received a device or a hotspot from VISD, their laptops, iPads, and / or hotspots, and all accessories need to be returned to VISD by Tuesday, June 2 - even if your child is…

Summer meal distribution starts June 1st

VICTORIA, Texas - Any child age 18 and younger, as well as special needs students up to age 21, can receive free meals. Each child receiving a meal MUST be present, unless the parent provides a copy of a birth…

Corpus Christi P.D. warn citizens of a phone scam

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Corpus Christi Police Department wants to warn citizens of a phone scam. CCPD has received several calls about a scam in the area. The callers stated that they received a call from our police department…

Parade of Homes 2020

This year's Parade of Homes 2020 is taking place starting the weekend of Friday June 5th and continues the following weekend ending on Sunday June 14th. A total of 7 days,…

Coast Guard rescues three from vessel taking on water in Port Arthur

HOUSTON, Texas  — The Coast Guard rescued three mariners after their vessel ran aground and began taking on water near Port Arthur, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by a good Samaritan vessel of a 16-foot vessel that had run aground…

Governor Abbott surges state resources in response to protest violence

FBI deploys tactical teams to assist state and local law enforcement

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today surged substantial statewide resources to cities throughout Texas in response to escalating protest violence. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has also deployed tactical teams to assist state and local law enforcement. The Governor…

Governor Abbott declares state of disaster following violent protests

Authorizes federal agents to act as Texas Peace Officers

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today declared a State of Disaster for all Texas counties in the midst of violent protests that endanger public safety and threaten property loss and damage. Under this declaration, the Governor has the ability…

Victoria East High School Virtual graduation rerun

VICTORIA, Texas - We regret part of an ABC News special report interrupted the Victoria East High school virtual graduation ceremony tonight. KAVU Newscenter 25 will rerun that portion at the end of the Titans virtual graduation ceremony around 10…

Lock it. Hide it. Keep it. Says Victoria Police Dept.

VICTORIA, Texas - Crime Analyst Erin Garysch talks about burglaries of motor vehicles for this year so far. Out of the 110 instances this year, 85 of the vehicles were unlocked. The photo above shows the Kernel Density map for…

V.I.S.D. virtual graduations

Friday night Victoria West High School celebrated their graduation virtually. Although it was different from a traditional graduation, seniors were filled with great pride. West warriors valedictorian Julia Clark, shared her message…

Graduation Ceremony for Liberty Academy

Virtual graduation ceremony for class of 2020

VICTORIA, Texas- Watch the virtual graduation ceremony for Liberty Academy.  Congratulations to the Class of 2020.

Houston Police Chief reports 137 arrests from protests

HOUSTON, Texas - Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo reports 137  arrests in downtown area yesterday and overnight. Eight officers were injured and 16 patrol vehicles were damaged. There are no reports of injuries to protesters, the vast majority of whom…

Residents are urged to avoid downtown Houston

HOUSTON, Texas - If your travel plans include visiting Houston, this weekend. The following information is courtesy of ReadyHarris. Residents are urged to continue to avoid the downtown area. All highway and street access into and out of downtown  are…

DPS offices open June 3rd

HOUSTON, Texas - DPS Driver License Offices in the Southeast Texas Region will open on June 3 by appointment only and with limited services. Customers who currently do not possess a Texas driver license, commercial driver license (CDL), learner permit…

Sen. Cruz: ‘America Once Again Leads the World in Space Exploration’

Applauds NASA & SpaceX’s historic manned mission to International Space Station

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today applauded the successful and historic manned SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: “In the midst of a global pandemic that has taken countless lives and shattered livelihoods,…

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Yorktown on Sunday

Must have an appointment

VICTORIA, Texas- The Texas Department of State Health Services has coordinated with the Texas Military to perform free Drive-Thru COVID-19 testing in Yorktown on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Yorktown ISD Bus Barn. This information can also be found…