Texas News

HAPPENING NOW: Bailout north of Ganado

Use caution in this area

NORTH OF GANADO, Texas - On Friday, at approximately 7:25 a.m., a bailout happened after an 18-wheeler tractor and trailer broke down. Initially, an estimate of 60 people were reported inside the trailer. After opening the trailer, several people ran…

Ambulance involved in crash; submerged in Spring Creek

Three fire fighters taken to hospital

VICTORIA, Texas - UPDATE 5/05/22 9:39 PM:  Victoria Police Department Spokesperson released the following statement on the crash: On Thursday, May 5th, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the…

Cinco de Mayo celebration events in the Crossroads area

Here is a list of Cinco de Mayo events

VICTORIA, Texas - Happy Cinco de Mayo from the Victoria Television Group. Here are a list of events that will take place today and some through the weekend. If you know of an event and it is not on our…

Average gas prices increase in the Crossroads

The average gas price in Texas now at $3.90 a gallon

TEXAS - According to a Triple A report, the average gas price in Texas is now $3.90 a gallon. In the Crossroads, Calhoun County has the lowest average gas price in the six-county region with $3.83 per gallon, four cents…

Wharton I.S.D. reschedules STARR test due to power outage

Campuses began dismissing students at 10:45 a.m.

WHARTON, Texas - Wharton I.S.D. announced a power outage on Thursday. According to a letter from the district, the power will not restore before 1 p.m. Due to the power outage, W.I.S.D. had to stop STARR testing for Wharton Junior…

Headlines in the Port Lavaca Wave

Judge denies bond reduction

Judge denies bond reduction A district judge denied a bond reduction request for Blake Michael Downs.District Court Judge Jack W. Marr issued his ruling on Thursday, which was filed Friday with the Calhoun County District Clerk’s Office.Downs has already posted…

BREAKING: Refugio police officer Lee Jordan found not guilty

Officer Jordan was accused of pepper-spraying a three-day-old infant

REFUGIO COUNTY, Texas - On Wednesday, May 4, a Refugio County jury found Refugio police officer Lee Jordan not guilty. Officer Jordan was accused of pepper-spraying a three-day-old infant on March 12, 2021. He turned himself in on April 8,…

SBA Small Business Disaster Loans approved for multiple counties

Disaster declaration approved for affected communities of Eastland Complex Fire

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved Texas' request for a disaster declaration in communities affected by the Eastland Complex Fire. It also granted the state access to its Home Disaster Loans, Business Physical Disaster Loans…

Traffic stop leads to arrest of both occupants

Both occupants were booked into the Victoria County Jail on three charges

VICTORIA, Texas - The Crossroads HIDTA Task Force members with the Victoria County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Monday. The traffic stop occurred on US 59 near Fox Rd. on a vehicle registered out of Corpus Christi. Members…

Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management issues warning on scam

They warn of some people getting calls from someone claming to be a CBP officer or Border Patrol agent demanding payments over the phone, warning that this is a scam.

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas - The Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management issued a warning on scam that some people may be targeted with. In a Facebook post, they said that some may get a call from someone claiming to be…

Refugio County Sheriff's Office arrest wanted gang member

The RCSO reported that they arrested a wanted gang member out of Corpus Christi.

REFUGIO, Texas - The Refugio County Sheriff's Office announced via a Facebook post that on April 30, 2022, RSCO Deputies conducted a traffic stop and discovered that the driver was a wanted gang member out of Corpus Christi. He also…

Driscoll earns $1.7 million through Fiesta de los Niños event

Fiesta de los Niños is the largest annual fundraising event for the hospital

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Driscoll Children's Hospital recently hosted its 30th annual Fiesta de los Niños, which raised more than $1.7 million. Flint Hills Resources led Fiesta de los Niños, Driscoll's largest annual fundraising event. Every year, 100 percent of…

Operation Lone Star apprehends more than 239.8K migrants

The operation continues to secure the border

AUSTIN, Texas – According to a press release from the Office of the Texas Governor, Operation Lone Star multi-agency efforts have led to over 239,849 migrant apprehensions. It has also led to more than 14,364 criminal arrests and over 11,666…

Governor Abbott announces extension of SNAP food benefits for May

You can apply at YourTexasBenefits.com

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Governor Greg Abbott announced the extension of Emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of May. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide more than $317.9 million in allotments to approximately 1.6 million…

Five subjects fled on foot following vehicle stop in Refugio

Five subjects fled on foot; three have been identified

REFUGIO, Texas - On Friday morning, Refugio County Sheriff's Office Deputies stopped a vehicle on Alamo St. in Refugio. The driver stopped momentarily and then sped off to elude deputies. The vehicle then stopped east of Refugio city limits. Five…

Wharton police seek community's help in locating Francisco Javier Rios

Rios is wanted for multiple alleged offenses

WHARTON, Texas - On Thursday, the Wharton Police Department asked for the community's help in locating Francisco Javier Rios. Rios, 30, is wanted for the following alleged offenses: Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon Attempted Sexual Assault Impeding Breath Retaliation Terroristic…

A new expansion project is coming to the City of Cuero

The project is expected to be finished by the end of summer

CUERO, Texas - This morning, the residents of Cuero celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony of a new future city park. The future site of the park is next to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum near downtown Cuero. It's part of…

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave for April 27

Russell Cain celebrates 50 years as realtor

Port Lavaca, Texas - Here are some of the top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave. Half a century of dealin The year is 1972. A “For Sale” sign adorns the perfectly manicured lawn. Inside, the smell of fresh white…

Port Lavaca man charged with murder seeks bond reduction

Blake Downs' bond is set at $850,000

PORT LAVACA, Texas - Blake Downs, is charged with the murder of Coewin Boerm, 19. Attorneys for Downs are seeking a bond reduction. Downs' bond is set at $850,000. A district court judge will review the case and the witnesses'…

Top headlines in The Cuero Record for April 27

Early voting is underway in DeWitt County

CUERO, Texas - Early voting kicked off this week in DeWitt County. The dates and voting locations can be found in this week’s edition of The Cuero Record. Also in the April 27 edition: - Three proposed City of Cuero…

Goliad I.S.D. Superintendent takes professional leave immediately

Holly Lyon will serve as Interim Superintendent

GOLIAD, Texas - On April 25, the Goliad I.S.D. Board of Trustees accepted Dr. Stacy Ackley's request for professional leave effective immediately. Holly Lyon will serve as Interim Superintendent to finish off the school year. Here is a statement from…