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Two separate fires destroyed travel trailers in Victoria overnight

The Victoria County Fire Marshall's Office is investigating the incidents

VICTORIA, Texas - Two separate trailer fires in Victoria County are under investigation. Victoria Fire Department Battalion Chief Kevin Allen said the Victoria Fire Department responded to a call at 12:32 a.m. Saturday of a fire at 244 Depot St.…

Driscoll's new Director of Government Relations: Michael Joseph Dole

A native South Texan

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Michael Joseph Dole has been titled the new Director of Government Relations for Driscoll Health System. Dole will work interchangeably with elected officials and their staff at all levels of government. He is responsible for the…

First helicopter flight on Mars could happen Monday

Ingenuity helicopter prepares for historic flight

Originally Published: 17 APR 21 15:27 ET By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) -- The Ingenuity helicopter is preparing for its historic flight on Mars Monday if everything goes according to plan. The first powered, controlled flight on another planet…

Shrine of the Virgin Mary in Lavaca County vandalized

Authorities: Suspect dragged statue along highway

LAVACA, County- On Monday, April 12, 2021, someone vandalized a sacred shrine in Hallettsville. The Lavaca County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident at the Shrine of the Virgin Mary located at 2897 Hwy 90-A west of Hallettsville. It…

The H-E-B Texas Loves Teachers tour makes a stop in Victoria

Vickers Elementary is one of 50 schools selected as part of the tour

VICTORIA, Texas - Vickers Elementary School has been selected as one of 50 stops on the H-E-B Excellence Texas Loves Teachers Tour. The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards has paid tribute to educators who have gone the extra mile to…

Selena Quintanilla Perez would have celebrated 50 years today

Latina icon continues to be celebrated and remembered by fans

VICTORIA, Texas - Selena Quintanilla-Perez, known as Selena, would have turned 50 years old on Friday, April 16, also known as "Selena Day." The Latina icon continues to be celebrated and remembered by her fans, especially on what would…

Huge reversal on earlier pledge made by President Biden

Biden won't raise refugee cap this fiscal year.

Originally Published: 16 APR 21 12:45 ET Updated: 16 APR 21 14:10 ET By Kaitlan Collins and Priscilla Alvarez, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden will sign a declaration on Friday to speed refugee admissions to the US but not…

Postponed: Riverside Campout and Movie Night

Movie night has been moved to May 22 due to weather

VICTORIA, Texas - The Riverside Campout and Movie Night that was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 17 has been postponed to Saturday, May 22 due to the forecast of inclement weather. Tent setup will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Grover's…

Registration for VC Summer and Fall classes opens Monday, April 19

Face-to-face course offerings will increase to about 60 percent

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria College will begin registration for traditional classes — those that lead to a degree, certificate or university transfer — on Monday, April 19 for the Interim, Summer and Fall 2021 semesters. During the Summer and Fall…

Dead at 52: 'Harry Potter' and 'Peaky Blinders' star Helen McCrory

Died "peacefully at home" after fighting cancer

Originally Published: 16 APR 21 12:35 ET Updated: 16 APR 21 13:23 ET By Ivana Kottasová, CNN (CNN) -- Helen McCrory, the British actress best known for her roles in the 'Harry Potter' films and 'Peaky Blinders,' has died, her…

$1.7 billion released to help track and fight Covid-19 variants

White House announces plan on Friday

Originally Published: 16 APR 21 10:30 ET Updated: 16 APR 21 11:18 ET By Jeremy Diamond, CNN (CNN) -- The White House on Friday announced plans to release $1.7 billion in funding to help the US Centers for Disease Control…

First U.S. Capitol rioter to plead guilty

Heavy metal guitarist will plead guilty Friday to two crimes

Originally Published: 16 APR 21 11:23 ET By Marshall Cohen (CNN) -- A heavy metal guitarist with ties to the Oath Keepers will plead guilty Friday to two crimes related to the Capitol insurrection, according to court documents, making him…

At least 45 U.S. mass shootings in the last month have been reported

Most recent: Thursday night's shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx

Originally Published: 16 APR 21 09:36 ET By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- When eight people died in a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday night, the news was compounded by a string of similar incidents that…