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UPDATE: Van used in burglary has been identified

Investigation continues

VICTORIA, Texas - (UPDATE): The van used in the burglary on May 21 has been identified. The Victoria Police Department investigators are continuing to investigate who was using the van at the time of the crime. **** Victoria Crime Stoppers…

Israeli military launches airstrikes in Gaza overnight Wednesday

In response to incendiary balloons launched from the coastal enclave

Originally Published: 15 JUN 21 20:34 ET Updated: 16 JUN 21 08:43 ET By Oren Liebermann, Ibrahim Dahman and Ruba Alhenawi, CNN (CNN) -- The Israeli military struck targets in Gaza overnight Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in…

ERCOT requests Texans to conserve energy

Starting on Sunday, June 13, ERCOT requested for all Texans to conserve energy usage until Saturday, June 19.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Monday, June 14, some power plant outages occurred around the state. Yet, these current outages rates are unusually higher than previous summers. Even with the typical…

Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller runs for re-election

As the county judge since 2014, Zeller is running to keep helping tax payers, veterans, and the community.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, June 15, Zeller announces he's running for re-election. On Thursday, June 24, his supporters are hosting a re-election kickoff event and celebrating his…

Grace Temple Church suffers structural damage

Monday's storm causes half of the north side wall to fall down

GOLIAD, Texas - The Grace Temple Church suffers structural damage during Monday's storm. A large part of the north side wall of the church was blown off, pieces of brick were scattered throughout the ground. Pastor Clem Garcia, was…

Canoe race winners, contestants complete river trek from San Marcos to Seadrift

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the race that started Saturday still had some contestants en route to the finish line

SEADRIFT, Texas - The Texas Water Safari began Saturday and drew to an end earlier today with some contestants still making their way down the Guadalupe River from San Marcos headed toward the finish line in Seadrift.   These photos…

Victoria County voter turnout trends since 2014

Early voting reached a high point during the 2020 elections

VICTORIA, Texas - Here's a look at voting turnout trends in Victoria County since 2014. This data is from the Texas secretary of state's website. In 2014, voter turnout in Victoria County was 33.11 percent, with 17.86 percent of votes…

Pandemic benefit transfer application deadline approaches

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is for families with children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals during the pandemic

VICTORIA, Texas - For families with children who lost access to free or reduced-priced meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to apply for pandemic benefit transfer funds is approaching. The deadline is August 13. Who…

Hallettsville art gallery to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday

One of the state's largest slaveholders, W.G.L. Foley, who owned 124 slaves, lived in Lavaca County. 

HALLETTSVILLE, Texas - An art gallery in Hallettsville will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday by featuring Texas and local artists. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of Black Americans who were enslaved in the United States. The holiday is special to Texas because…

Safety tips for working outside during extreme heat

VICTORIA, Texas - As temperatures reach the 100s in the Crossroads region, here are some heat safety tips for those of you working outside today and later this week. Stay hydrated Avoid dehydrating liquids Wear protective clothes Pace yourself Schedule…

7-Eleven Day is canceled again

But you can still get a free Slurpee this July

Originally Published: 13 JUN 21 15:37 ET By Rachel Trent, CNN (CNN) -- Bad news for Slurpee fans: 7-Eleven Day is canceled for the second year in a row. But the good news is you can still get a free…

Victoria Police Department employee arrested for Theft of Property

Internal investigation has been initiated in response to arrest

VICTORIA, Texas - On Friday, June 11, around 5:55 p.m., Katie Moore, a telecommunications operator employed with the Victoria Police Department, was arrested by the Texas Rangers on a warrant for Theft of Property >$30,000<$150,000, a Third-Degree Felony. This offense…

Cruise ship discovers over 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board

CBP officers were alerted

Originally Published: 13 JUN 21 11:20 ET By Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) -- A cruise ship's security services discovered 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board the vessel last week and turned over the haul to US Customs and Border Protection…

City of Victoria seeks three members to serve on Planning Commission

Make sure to apply by the deadline

VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria is looking for three members of the public to serve on the Planning Commission for a three-year term that expires in august 2024. The Planning Commission reviews and approves new residential and commercial…