Technology

Student device drop off extended to June 2nd

VICTORIA, Texas - If your student received a device or a hotspot from VISD, their laptops, iPads, and / or hotspots, and all accessories need to be returned to VISD by Tuesday, June 2 - even if your child is…

Sen. Cruz: ‘America Once Again Leads the World in Space Exploration’

Applauds NASA & SpaceX’s historic manned mission to International Space Station

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today applauded the successful and historic manned SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: “In the midst of a global pandemic that has taken countless lives and shattered livelihoods,…

Local hotel giving away free nights to 2020 seniors

Candlewood Suites is giving back to the community with a drawing, to help seniors celebrate this once in a lifetime opportunity

VICTORIA, Texas -The class of 2020 will miss out on the opportunity to walk across the stage this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health recommendations. To help ease the pain of having to miss out on a…

Online COVID-19 test collection map now available

The interactive map displays detailed information on collection sites around the state

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have launched an online COVID-19 test collection map to help Texans locate test collection sites…

Local business now selling masks to everyone

Service Supply has adapted to COVID-19 by making masks

VICTORIA, Texas- During times like these when small businesses are struggling to stay open, some are adapting to the change in order to stay viable. Service Supply of Victoria Inc. decided to pivot in a way that not only helped…

How you can avoid COVID-19 scams

VPD wants to remind you that criminals are still out there and try to scam you

VICTORIA, Texas - During times like these, scammers  begin to pop-up and try to take advantage of people who are trying to help. The Victoria police department gives five ways that you can protect yourself and your family from these…

Disney brings back bedtime hotline

Popular Disney characters will leave you a message, but only for a limited time

VICTORIA, Texas - If you are having a tough time getting your little ones to go sleep during this pandemic, Disney is here to help. All you have to do is call  1-877-7-MICKEY and you can hear a message from…

Texas leads the country in wind power additions

Wind is now America's largest renewable energy provider

VICTORIA, Texas - Wind power is emerging as America’s top choice for new power, with Texas leading the country in wind power additions, installing a record amount of 3,938 MW in 2019 alone. Operating wind power capacity in the U.S.…

Gov. Abbott: Texas is Waiving Penalties with Vehicle Registration,Titling and Parking Placards

Due to COVID-19, Texas is waiving certian rules related to vehicle registration, parking placards and titling to help stop the spread

VICTORIA, Texas - Governor Abbott announced on March 16, 2020, that Texas is waiving certain rules relating to vehicle registration, parking placards for persons with disabilities, and titling to aid the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19. These suspensions will allow…

Entries now open for H-E-B Primo Picks Quest of Texas Best

Now accepting non-food entries

Now in it's seventh year, H-E-B Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best has expanded its search for the finest food and beverages in the Lone Star State to now include non-food items. In addition to food creators, and innovators, Texas-based…

Now fake Facebook accounts are using fake faces

Artificially-generated faces of people who don't exist are being used to front fake Facebook accounts in an attempt to trick users and game the company's systems, the social media network said Friday. Experts who reviewed the accounts say it is the first time they have seen fake images like this being used at scale as part of a single social media campaign.

IAC may have found its next big thing after Match

So you met your dream partner on Tinder, got hitched and now plan on having kids. Internet conglomerate IAC, which just revealed plans Thursday to fully spin off Tinder parent Match, has you covered for what's next.

Sarah Sanders apologizes for tweet mocking Biden during debate

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday apologized to former Vice President Joe Biden after mocking a debate moment where Biden -- who has been open about overcoming his own stutter -- appeared to imitate a stuttering child to relay how he connects to people.