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Victoria East Titans band heads to Weslaco for U.I.L. competition

Parents and family members cheer on the Titans as they load onto the buses

    VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria East Titans band is heading to Weslaco this afternoon for U.I.L. area competition. Last week, the band made straight ones in U.I.L. competition, they're looking to keep that momentum going this weekend.…

BUS 59T Concrete Median project to begin on Oct. 26

The project is estimated to finish around December 2022, weather permitting

Victoria, Texas – On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Texas Steel Industrial Placing (TSIP) will begin installation of the new raised median between Loop 463 and N Navarro…

Nueces Street will close to westbound traffic

Closure will last two weeks, weather permitting

  VICTORIA, Texas - On Monday, Oct. 25, Nueces Street will close to westbound traffic between Navarro Street and Cameron Street. The closure will last two weeks, weather permitting, for installment of utilities. All businesses and homes in the construction…

Local educator collecting shoes for students in need

Shoes go to the Children's Learning Institute Early Education Center at F.W. Gross Elementary

VICTORIA, Texas - A teacher at the Children's Learning Institute Early Education Center at F.W. Gross Elementary is collecting shoes for students in need. The campus is a Title I school meaning up to 90% of the student body lives…

Governor Abbott to swear-in TMD Deputy Adjutant General Monie Ulis

The ceremony will take place in Mission, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – On Sunday, Oct. 24, Governor Greg Abbott will hold a swearing-in ceremony for Texas Military Department (TMD) Deputy Adjutant General Monie Ulis in Mission, Texas. TMD Adjutant General Tracy Norris will also be present at the ceremony.…

Nearly 200 Americans still seek to leave Afghanistan according to State Department

The State Department informed congressional staff that it is in touch with 363 U.S. citizens in Afghanistan

Originally Published: 22 OCT 21 11:32 ET Updated: 22 OCT 21 15:45 ET By Jennifer Hansler, CNN (CNN) -- The State Department informed congressional staff Thursday that it is in touch with 363 US citizens in Afghanistan, 176 of whom…

Supreme Court lets Texas 6-week abortion ban stay in place

Highest court will hear oral arguments November 1

Originally Published: 22 OCT 21 12:41 ET By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter (CNN) -- The Supreme Court allowed a Texas law that bars most abortions after six weeks to remain in place for now, but it agreed…

Authorities: Man shot into apartment, causing explosion

Investigators believe a man shot into an apartment and hit a gas line connected to a stove

DALLAS (AP) - Authorities in Dallas say a man shot into an apartment and hit a gas line, causing an explosion that injured seven people, including four firefighters. The Dallas Morning News reports that Phillip Dankins faces seven counts of…

Pet of The Week for Fri-Yay 10-22-21

Adopt Lacie

  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…

Victoria man arrested charged with sex crimes involving children

Jose Manuel Rodriguez Jr., 24, accused of sexually assaulting a child

VICTORIA, Texas – On Thursday October 14, 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested Jose Manuel Rodriguez Jr., 24, of Victoria on charges of sex crimes involving children. Acting on an anonymous tip law enforcement officers were able to…

United Way of the Crossroads announces new executive director

Bethany Castro is set to lead the organization moving forward

VICTORIA, Texas - Bethany Castro was named the new Executive Director of the United Way of the Crossroads, effective on Oct. 18. Castro moved to Victoria in 2018 and has been all-in since. She and her husband, along with their…

Parks & Recreation to host Haunted Drive-In Cinema, trunk or treat

The double feature will include “Coco,” “Jeepers Creepers”

VICTORIA, Texas - Put on your costume and enjoy a scary, fun event for all ages on Friday, Oct. 22. Parks & Recreation plans to host its Haunted Drive-In Cinema at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North Street. The…

Hopkins Elementary sweeps September Imagine Learning contests

Hopkins won all three of V.I.S.D's Imagine Learning contests

VICTORIA, Texas - Hopkins Elementary of the Victoria I.S.D. swept the district's Imagine Learning contests for the month of September. Currently, there are three Imagine Learning contests the district participates in, including: Imagine Language and Literacy (Highest Usage), Imagine Math…

Victoria City Council adopts downtown master plan

Plan includes a summary of residents' wishes and tools to make them a reality

VICTORIA, Texas - On Oct. 19, City Council members adopted a new downtown master plan, bringing together residents' goals for downtown and experts' advice on achieving those goals. You can view the completed plan at www.victoriatx.gov/masterplans. By the people Public…

No country will be spared from effects of climate change

Biden administration reports detail

Originally Published: 21 OCT 21 09:00 ET By Nikki Carvajal (CNN) -- A series of new reports from the Biden administration will issue a stark warning on Thursday: The effects of climate change will be wide-reaching and will pose problems for every government. "No…

North Korea accuses US and UN of 'tampering with a dangerous time bomb'

Following a meeting over the isolated nation's most recent ballistic missile test

Originally Published: 20 OCT 21 23:36 ET Updated: 21 OCT 21 01:05 ET By Yoonjung Seo, Samantha Beech and Philip Wang, CNN (CNN) -- North Korea said the United States and the UN Security Council are "tampering with a dangerous…

City responds to flooding complaint on Vine street

The city will provide consequential flooding resources to residents.

VICTORIA, Texas - Southside residents have been dealing with flooding issues and damages all week. One resident, Gloria Hill, feels the city hasn't done enough to make them…

Former police chief sues City of Shiner

Lawsuit accusing Shiner City leaders of retaliation

SHINER, Texas - The former Shiner Police Chief is now suing the City of Shiner claiming leaders there retaliated against him for requesting an internal investigation into possible internal theft.…