Obituaries

Country star Mickey Gilley has died

Mickey Gilley was 86

NEW YORK (AP) - Country star Mickey Gilley has died. He was 86. He was known for such hits as “Window Up Above" and for the Texas honky-tonk he owned that inspired the hit film “Urban Cowboy." Based on an…

Former Victoria city manager Denny Arnold dies

Denny Arnold has died at 83

VICTORIA, Texas - Denny Arnold, a former Victoria city manager, died Monday, May 2 at the age of 83. Arnold served as a city manager for the Texas cities of Stamford, Schertz and Victoria during his career in local government.…

Former Victoria College president passes away Friday

Former Victoria College President David Hinds passed away unexpectedly late Friday

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria College announced in a press release Saturday that former Victoria College President David Hinds passed away unexpectedly late Friday. Hinds served Victoria College as president for five years beginning in 2015. “We’ve been in touch with…

Remembering Vicente Fernandez: Flower displays on walk of fame

Legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez passes away at age 81

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 14: Vicente Fernández performs onstage during the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for…

Melvin Louis Fabian's family share moments after the trial

Melvin Louis Fabian's family are still morning their loss and shared their feelings after hearing the trial's setence determination.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Fabian family shared their grieving and mourning moments after the trial sentence. As they reminisced on moments with…

Remembering Russell Janecka

VICTORIA, Texas - Family members and friends are mourning the sudden loss of Russell Janecka. Janecka, 61, was on a motorcycle trip with a friend in Arkansas, where he died in a…

Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88

Former Defense Secretary led America's 9/11 response

Originally Published: 30 JUN 21 15:30 ET Updated: 30 JUN 21 15:33 ET By Jake Tapper, Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent (CNN) -- Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has died at the age of 88, according to a statement…

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90

Remembering Michael Collins

Originally Published: 28 APR 21 13:16 ET Updated: 28 APR 21 14:22 ET By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- Michael Collins, the NASA astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, has died…

Texas author Larry McMurtry has died at the age of 84

McMurtry won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986

DALLAS (AP) - Pulitzer Prize-winning Texas author Larry McMurtry has died at the age of 84. His family said in a statement that he died Thursday night of heart failure. McMurtry penned books and screenplays during a career that spanned…

Deputy Sheriff David Castillo's memorial honors a heroic act

A memorial for Deputy Sheriff David Delgado Castillo will honor the community's appreciation of him protecting the community and his heroic act.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Sunday, April 11, at 9:00 a.m. family members, friends, and retired coworkers plan to hold a memorial service honoring Deputy Sheriff David Castillo's…

Mayor Rawley McCoy was a friend and great for Victoria

Mayor Rawley McCoy was honored by many locals, during a visitation on Wednesday, March 5th.

VICTORIA, Texas - For the first time, community members paid their respects for Mayor Rawley McCoy after he passed away on Friday, March 5th from a…

Victoria Mayor Rawley Glenn McCoy

Remembering Rawley McCoy

In the care of Rosewood Funeral Chapel May 22, 1950 – March 5, 2021 Obituary of Mayor Rawley Glenn McCoy Rawley Glenn McCoy Father, Husband, Architect and Public Servant died unexpectedly at home on Friday, March 5 2021. Born on…

Victoria mayor dies of heart attack Friday

Mayor Rawley McCoy has passed away

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy died of a heart attack Friday evening. "It is with profound sadness and grief that we confirm that Mayor Rawley McCoy passed away unexpectedly yesterday evening," wrote Ashley Strevel, City of Victoria communications…

Larry Flynt has died at the age of 78

Larry Flynt died of heart failure Wednesday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Larry Flynt, who turned Hustler magazine into an adult entertainment empire while championing First Amendment rights, has died at age 78. His nephew, Jimmy Flynt Jr., told The Associated Press that Flynt died Wednesday of heart…

Mrs. Avery's funeral services information

The funeral services honoring Mrs. Avery's life will take place on Feb. 12 and 13.

VICTORIA, Texas - Mrs. Sandra Avery passed away at Citizen's Medical Center from internal infections on Saturday, Jan. 30. She was important to the community because of her big heart, love for children, and dedication in assuring everyone had access to…

Hank Aaron, baseball legend and former home run king, dies at 86

The Hall of Famer and one-time home run king passed away on Friday

Originally Published: 22 JAN 21 11:21 ET Updated: 22 JAN 21 11:27 ET By Ray Sanchez, CNN (CNN) -- Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, the Baseball Hall of Famer who broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record and lived a life…

Juanita Garza

VICTORIA, Texas — Juanita Garza, 70 of Victoria, lovingly known to most as “MoMo”, passed from this life surrounded by her loving family, Friday, January 8, 2021. Family and friends will gather for visitation Wednesday, January 13th from 6:00 p.m.…

Frances Muir

Frances Muir of Houston, was born on December 19, 1940 to Daniel and Juana Martinez. She passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021. She is survived by her  husband, William Muir of Houston,  her sisters, Maria Dikanoski and Beatrice Ochoa, her…

Celebrating the life of Deputy Dakota Moreno

The community is still celebrating the life of Deputy Dakota Moreno, even weeks after he passed away from a motorcycle accident.

VICTORIA, Texas - Dakota Joseph Moreno was born in Nevada, he graduated from high school in Texas, where he enjoyed paying many sports. One of his greatest…

David Lander, 'Squiggy' on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dies at 73

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor David L. Lander, best known for playing Squiggy on the popular ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley,” has died after a decades-long long battle with multiple sclerosis. His wife says Lander died Friday at the age…