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Possible flash flooding this week #TurnAroundDontDrown

Weather Alert

VICTORIA, Texas- With heavy rain and possible flash flooding in the forecast throughout this week and into the weekend, the Victoria OEM created some graphics to highlight the importance of #TurnAroundDontDrown. Don't underestimate the power of water. Six inches of…

Federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits will end soon

Vast amounts of job openings and fraudulent claims amongst reasons for ending

AUSTIN, Texas -- Governor Greg Abbott today informed the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021. This includes the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from…

Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Season

Forecasters say we are about two weeks away from Hurricane Season.

VICTORIA, Texas - Hurricane Season doesn't officially start until June 1, but now is the time to prepare. Now is also the time to be aware of resources available in your community. The Victoria Long-Term Recovery Group is the first…

District 3 Council member race now has four candidates

The council member race for Victoria's District three, now has four candidates competing.

VICTORIA, Texas - The race for district's three's council member position has an unexpired term, ending in may 2024. The deadline for anyone living in the district to…

Missing tiger in Houston has been turned in to authorities

Tiger seems to be in good health and unharmed

Originally Published: 15 MAY 21 21:39 ET Updated: 16 MAY 21 07:27 ET By Rosa Flores, Aya Elamroussi and Andy Rose, CNN (CNN) -- The nine-month old Bengal tiger that has been missing for days in Houston was found Saturday…

Authorities confirm Amanda Johnson was the victim of a gunshot wound

The mother of two was found in a burned out SUV on April 18

VICTORIA, Texas- Authorities have determined Amanda Johnson had a gunshot wound. The official cause of death is still pending. On Sunday, April 18, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office found a burned-out 2018 Ford Explorer with human remains. The Fort Bend…

Paxton sues Biden Administration to reinstate billions promised for Texas healthcare

The Biden Administration unlawfully rescinded Texas's Medicaid waiver extension

AUSTIN, Texas -- On April 16, the Biden Administration unlawfully repealed Texas’s 1115 Medicaid waiver extension, which would have ensured stable funding for providers of healthcare for children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. To secure the assistance that numerous…

The Victoria Fire Department has updated its emergency transport policy

The new policy is to emphasize on-scene care and reduce the need for lights and sirens

VICTORIA, Texas - Recently, the Victoria Fire Department updated its emergency transport protocols to emphasize on-scene care and reduce the need for lights and sirens during transport. The on-scene crew will evaluate patient's conditions to determine whether having lights and…

The Easter Island Heads of Victoria Texas

What's the mystery that has shrouded these stone heads for decades?

VICTORIA, Texas - The Easter Island Heads of Victoria Texas. Stone heads that weigh more than a ton and are over 15 feet tall continue to be shroud in mystery.…

Texas falls short to other states in national competition for health care workers

Texas health care workers are having to look into other states for primary care work due to state mandate

AUSTIN, Texas – On Monday, May 10, Texans for Healthcare Access released a short video raising awareness about the state's overregulation of health care professionals. The video brought to light that Texas ranks 46th in health profession overregulation. Thirty-one states…

Just in time for Spring cleaning, Mailbox Improvement Week has arrived

U.S. Postal Service is asking people to inspect and repair mailboxes

Mailbox Improvement Week Arrives in Time for Spring Cleaning TEXAS - During Mailbox Improvement Week, starting May 16 through May 22, the U.S. Postal Service is asking all homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes. “Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes…

Moody Gardens is offering a Summer 2021 road trip to remember

Island getaway with a rainforest, beach, camps, dinner cruises, titanosaurs, golf and hotel packages

GALVESTON, Texas - To kick off Memorial Day Weekend, Moody Gardens is providing daytrips and extended getaway experiences at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. During their experiences at Moody Gardens, guests can explore the Rainforests of…

The Victoria County Public Health Department plans to partner with the Texas Department of State Health Services to offer mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Businesses interested can call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-966-5640 to register for a moblie clinic

VICTORIA, Texas -The Victoria County Public Health Department is partnering with the Texas Department of State Health Services to offer mobile vaccination clinics to businesses that are interested. Businesses that have more than 20+ employees that are interested in receiving…

17 kilos of cocaine seized by Fayette County Narcotics K-9 Unit

Traffic stop leads to vehicle search

FAYETTE COUNTY, Texas - On Wednesday, May 12, Sheriff Keith Korenek reported that the Fayette County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Canine Unit, Sgt. Randy Thumann and K-9 partner Kolt stopped a Ford F-350 on Interstate 10 at the 667 mile-marker at…