Local Politics

Governor Abbott sets date for special runoff election

Early voting begins Oct. 18

AUSTIN – On Monday, Oct. 11, Governor Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, as the date for the special runoff election. The election will be for the Texas State House of Representative District 118 seat. Representative Leo…

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…

Victoria County political chairs weigh in on SB-1

Democratic Party Chair and Republican Party Chair share their beliefs on the bill

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1 into law. Victoria County political chairs weigh in on the bill. The Texas Tribune…

Governor Abbott sets special election date

For the Texas State House of Representatives District 118 seat

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Abbott sets the special election date. On Tuesday, Sept. 7, Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation announcing Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 as the special election date for the Texas State House of Representatives District 118 seat.…

District Judge Garza plans to seek re-election

For a third term as District Court Judge of the 377th Judicial District Court of Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas - District Judge Elí Garza plans to seek re-election for a third term as District Court Judge of the 377th Judicial District Court of Victoria County. “I am pleased to announce my intent to seek re-election as your…

City Council: Concerned pet owners speak out against proposed animal ordinance

Several concerned citizens spoke out against the proposed animal ordinance at the Special City Council meeting.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, Aug. 31, the Victoria City Council held a special meeting. During their meeting, they continued their open discussion about the animal related city code ordinance. This proposal included code section 4-32, which limits the number…

Potential changes to Victoria's animal ordinance concerns pet owners

One pet owner expresses strong concern over potential pet limits in Victoria.

VICTORIA, Texas - Pet owners express concern over the city's animal and fowl ordinance, proposing the possibility of limiting households to a set number of pets. City attorney Thomas Gwosdz explains…

Early results for District 3 run-off election

Duane Crocker leads with 851 votes

VICTORIA, Texas - The early voting results for Victoria City Council District 3 run-off election have dropped. As of 7 p.m., Duane Crocker is in the lead with 851 total votes, 57.46%. Chad Austin Hall is not far behind with…

Victoria's 2022 city budget proposed

The proposed budget is $166 million, almost $20 million more than last year

VICTORIA, Texas - The 2022 city budget for Victoria has been proposed at $166 million dollars, almost $20 million more than last year's budget. There is also a proposed 58.82 cent…

District 3 runoff candidates attend meet-and-greet

With just a week away from election day, the candidates are hoping to get their message out

VICTORIA, Texas - The District 3 runoff election is Saturday, August 21, 2021. Community members had the chance to meet the candidates, Duane Crocker and Chad Austin Hall, at a meet…

City Council District 3 run-off election

Visit our page for news and updates regarding the election on Aug. 21

VICTORIA, Texas - In case you are wondering where you can view any news and updates regarding the Victoria City Council District 3…

Coffee with the District 3 candidates for Victoria City Council

Meet Duane Crocker and Chad Austin Hall Friday

VICTORIA, Texas- Coffee with the District 3 Victoria City Council candidates is Friday, August 13, 2021 at Vela Farms downtown. You can meet Duane Crocker and Chad Austin Hall starting at 9 a.m. OPINION: The following was provided by Woodrow…

Victoria county early voting numbers for Monday

VICTORIA, Texas - Here are the early voting numbers for the Victoria City Council District 3 race for Monday, August 9. Early Voting in Person Today - 76 Total To Date - 325 Percent - 2.6% Early Voting by Mail…