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Victoria Fire Chief shares tips for severe weather preparation

VFD Chief Robert Fox gives advice on how to prepare for inclement weather

VICTORIA, Texas -- During a live phone interview on the Newscenter 25 Sunrise show Tuesday morning, Victoria Fire Department Chief Robert Fox shared some tips with the community on how…

Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast

The biggest unknown from Beta was how much rainfall it could produce.

HOUSTON (AP) - Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the upper Texas coast on Monday night. The storm made landfall about 5 miles north of Port O'Connor, Texas, with maximum winds of 45 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center…

Faith Academy cancels in-person classes on Tuesday

No classes for Faith Academy Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

VICTORIA, Texas - Faith Academy has cancelled classes for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 due to Tropical Storm Beta. School will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Click here for more about Faith Academy. To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction,…

The Salvation Army in need of volunteers ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

Captain Kenny Jones emphasized the importance of having enough volunteers to feed those in need ahead of the storm

    Due to Tropical Storm Beta, Christ's Kitchen in Victoria is closed until the weather clears--- and that's because they serve outdoors. The Salvation Army of Victoria's sole purpose is to be a helping hand in the community. Because…

The Austwell-Tivoli cancels classes Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

School cancelled in the Austwell-Tivoli I.S.D. Monday, September 21, 2020

AUSTWELL-TIVOLI - The Austwell-Tivoli I.S.D. will cancel school Monday September 21st, 2020 due to Tropical Storm Beta.  Further closure determinations will be made upon weather updates. Click here for more. To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, email staff@newscenter25.com.…

City of Seadrift issues voluntary evacuation ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

City of Seadrift suggests people evacuate and remove recreational vehicles immediately

SEADRIFT, Texas - Seadrift Mayor Elmer DeForest has issued a voluntary evacuation and removal of RV's ahead of Tropical Storm Beta. The order was issued Saturday at 4:30 p.m. City leaders warn emergency services will be curtailed once wind speeds…

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Thoughts on fatigue

The following is an article provided by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd: Have you ever experienced the feeling of being tired? I am not talking about the tired that all new parents feel when they are home with a newborn infant, although…

New airline service coming to Victoria Regional Airport

New airline will include larger capacity planes with jet service

  VICTORIA, Texas- Lenny Llerena, Executive Director of Victoria Regional Airport, introduced Skywest Airlines and discussed what they will bring to the area during Tuesday morning's partnership meeting. Llerena says that Skywest…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

The Stockdale Paradox and the “Art of Resilience” meets a pandemic

The following is an article provided by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. I had a deep text-to-text and text-to-self connection in the past week, which gave me the opportunity for some deep thought on a bike ride over…

9-11 Victoria Memorial Climb

The 9-11 tower climb is a tradition that started in San Antonio. It's a time to remember the first responders we lost on September 11th 2001.

    VICTORIA, Texas - Usually, the tower climb takes place in San Antonio, but due to the pandemic, the tower climb committee decided to set up smaller sites across the state. For Victoria it was at memorial stadium.…

Mayor McCoy to Deliver State of the City Address Next Week

Interested in how Victoria is doing during this age of COVID 19? Why not find out by attending an upcoming special event presented by the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Jeff Lyon, president of the Victoria Chamber, says their September luncheon will feature Victoria mayor Rawley McCoy, who will deliver his state of the city address. The luncheon will take place on Wednesday September the 9th, inside the Victoria Community…

Superintendent Shepherd with a district update

Closing Thoughts: A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

The following is an article provided by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd: When I first moved to Texas... When I was offered the opportunity to move to Victoria, it came with tremendous excitement. Shortly after being hired, our house was on the…

Inmate death at the Jackson County Jail under investigation

Texas Rangers and Texas Commission on Jail standards reviewing reported suicide in Jackson County Jail

JACKSON COUNTY, Texas - The Texas Rangers are investigating the death of an inmate at the Jackson County Jail. Authorities say Kacey Sowell, 40, entered the jail Friday, August 21, 2020 on a drug charge. On Monday he made a…

Children's Discovery Museum School Supply Giveaway

In these challenging times, one local organization wants to help students by supplying them with the tools they need to succeed.

The Children's Discovery Museum teamed up with the folks at Speedy Stop, to hand out packets filled with school supplies to local students. They say the process will be smooth sailing for…

Rosie O'Donnell has 'compassion' for Ellen DeGeneres

On TV you cannot fake your essence

Originally Published: 27 AUG 20 11:37 ET By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- Rosie O'Donnell knows about what life is like hosting a talk show. O'Donnell hosted her own from 1996 until she ended it in 2002. During her…

Body believed to be that of a missing Fort Hood soldier has been found

Fort Hood said in a statement at the time that foul play is suspected in his death

Originally Published: 26 AUG 20 09:38 ET By Melissa Alonso, CNN (CNN) -- A body believed to be that of a missing Fort Hood soldier has been found. Officials are awaiting forensic confirmation but police said that identification found on…

Children's Discovery Museum Pie Drive

What is better than a tasty pie? How about a tasty pie baked for a good cause.

The fundraising committee at the Children's Discovery Museum in Victoria teamed up with the folks that bake the well known Royers pies in Round Top, to deliver some tasty goodness to the…