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Texas AG Ken Paxton praises Supreme Court regarding ruling on contraceptive mandate

AG Paxton Applauds SCOTUS for Protecting Religious Liberty of Faith-Based Organizations

AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the United States Supreme Court for upholding religious liberties for faith-based organizations and their employees by defending the constitutional rights of both Our Lady of Guadalupe, a private Catholic school, and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic…

State Fair of Texas cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

State fair cancelled

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The director of the board for the State Fair of Texas says the 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Board chair Gina Norris said Tuesday that health and safety were the top prioirty.…

Governor Abbott, HHS launch COVID-19 surge testing site in Edinburg

More COVID-19 testing in Edinburg

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide free COVID-19 testing in Edinburg, Texas as part of the federal government's surge testing efforts in hot spots throughout the…

Friday's Question of the Day

Happy Guessing

Here's a look at today's Question of the Day: How many hot dogs will Americans consume this July 4th? Good luck! Guess on our Facebook page. Answer: 150 million

YMCA's Friend of Youth Annual Campaign underway

You can help a child with a membership to the YMCA

VICTORIA, Texas - The YMCA of the Golden Crescent is open at 50% capacity. Right now, you can give the gift of the Y experience to young people in Victoria. Donations to the Friend of Youth Annual Campaign make it…

Victoria County Commissioner's Court Preview (6/29)

The weekly meeting of the Victoria county commissioner's will take place this morning.

Just some of the items on today's agenda include..... To receive for the record the original declaration of local state of disaster due to the COVID - 19 public health emergency, and to consider commissioner's court extension of the declaration…

Governor Abbott limits certain business to fight COVID-19

Governor Abbott takes executive action to contain spread of COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott Friday issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19…

Dr. Quintin Shepherd: Why I wear a mask

Superintendent of the Victoria I.S.D. on masks

The following article is provided by Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd: I want to share why I choose to wear a mask. Safety, although a big concern, is not my primary motive for wearing a mask. Safety may be…

Murder suspect Alexis Jarvis arrested in Colorado

Alexis Jarvis is accused in the death of Brian Doelle

VICTORIA, Texas - Investigators with the Victoria Sheriff's Office and the Special Operations Group, along with help from the United States Marshals Service, have arrested the woman accused in the death of 38-year-old Brian Doelle of Inez. Authorities tracked Alexis…

Dr. Quintin Shepherd: A responsive reopening plan

A word from Dr. Shepherd

The following article provided by Dr. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. This week, the Victoria ISD released details about our proposed responsive reopening plan. We also released a one-page document that captures the essential elements. Our return to school…

Avoid hot car deaths

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The following article is provided by the Victoria Police Department by Officer John Turner: We’ve all heard that phrase and many times it’s true. We can completely forget something valuable to us simply because we have not seen it for…

Jo Beth Jones to continue at Howell Middle School

Victoria I.S.D. announces principal at Howell Middle School

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria I.S.D. announced Jo Beth Jones will continue to serve in the role of principal at Howell Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year. Jones was previously selected for the role of Executive Director of Talent…

2020 Workforce Excellence Award Presented To Local Victoria Business

A local business that serves to help others, has been recognized for a job well done, by receiving a state recognized award.

  Victoria's own Midcoast construction academy received the 2020 workforce excellence award from the state of Texas Economic Development Corporation, for their commitment to providing well trained and educated workers into the states…

Local businessman donates masks to veterans

Thousands of masks donated

Facemasks are crucial to have and to wear during this pandemic... and thanks to the kindness of one Victoria man, people who needed them... got them! Rene Reyes, commander of the local Military…

Wednesday's Question of the Day

Happy Wednesday! You're almost to Friday. Here's today's question of the day Recycling steel saves enough energy to power how many homes? Go to our Crossroads Today Facebook page and comment your guess. Happy guessing!

City of Victoria City Council Preview (6/16)

City Leaders to Discuss Some Area Remodel and Upgrade Projects.

Victoria city council meeting is scheduled to take place this afternoon. some of the items on todays agenda include.... Approval of  a construction services contract for improvements to the Riverside Soccer Complex in the amount of $222,750.00. Also to approve…

Victoria County Commissioner's Court Preview (6/15)

The weekly meeting of the Victoria County Commissoners will take place this morning.

Just some of the items on the agenda include.... Receive Victoria County June 2020 recognition by the Victoria County Chamber of Commerce and take appropriate action.  Consider approval of several budget amendments for the 2020 budget year, specifically the general…

Monday's Question of the Day

Happy Monday! Here is today's question of the day: When was the digital camera invented? Go to our Crossroads Today Facebook Page here and input your guess. Good luck!

National Dog Bite Awareness week starts June 14th

Letter carriers need help to prevent dog bites

SOUTH TEXAS - The number of U.S. Postal Service employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019. More than 200 fewer compared to 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. In the Rio Grande District, which includes…

Hurricane Townhall planned for Victoria

Hurricane Townhall set for June 18, 2020

VICTORIA, Texas - In partnership with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi there is a 2020 Hurricane Season Town Hall webinar for the Victoria area on Thursday June 18th from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a joint…

The Texas Zoo is hiring

The Texas Zoo needs you

VICTORIA, Texas - The Texas Zoo at Riverside Park is hiring for several positions. The Texas Zoo recently reopened to the public.  If you think you have what it takes to be a part of the zoo crew they want…

Lighthouse Beach Pier to be rebuilt

The city of Port Lavaca says FEMA has cleared the way for a two million dollar project.

The federal money will go toward engineering design to reconstruct the Lighthouse Beach fishing pier. The Lighthouse Beach fishing pier was originally part of the causeway connecting the two sides of Lavaca Bay. Hurricane…