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Victoria mayor dies of heart attack Friday

Mayor Rawley McCoy has passed away

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy died of a heart attack Friday evening. "It is with profound sadness and grief that we confirm that Mayor Rawley McCoy passed away unexpectedly yesterday evening," wrote Ashley Strevel, City of Victoria communications…

Wanted Tennessee man arrested in Victoria County

Subject was be wanted out of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, March 3 2021, Victoria Police Department and all Crossroads Taskforce members arrested Michael Wayne Frieda who was wanted out of North Carolina for kidnapping, rape, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Frieda is also a…

Son Valley Ranch rallies community to better prepare for disaster events

Son Valley Ranch rallies community to better prepare for disaster events

VICTORIA, Texas - Many Texans are still recovering from the drastic freeze that happened just over two weeks ago. Son Valley Ranch, a local venue, is asking community members to come learn, listen, share and most of all build awareness…

Mark Pavelich, star player on Olympic hockey team, dead at 63

‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Pavelich, the speedy center from the Iron Range who played on the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team, has died at a treatment center for mental illness. He was 63. Officials in Anoka County, Minnesota, confirmed…

Man arrested accused of arson at the Lone Star Inn & Suites

Motel room left with extensive smoke and heat damage

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Fire Department responded to a fire at the Lone Star Inn & Suites around 9:30 a.m. Friday. The motel is located at 1907 U.S. 59 N. Around noon authorities arrested the man who rented the room…

Victoria College adding Cross Country beginning Fall 2021

Victoria College Pirates will have cross country in their sports program

VICTORIA,Texas-- A new Fall sport is added to the Victoria College Pirates athletics program. Victoria College announced that they will add men’s and women’s cross country running teams  beginning of the Fall of the 2021 season. Athletic Director Josh Moore…

10 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 7.44% as of Thursday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 10 new cases of COIVD-19 Friday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Friday evening, there are: 10 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 117 currently active…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Scholastic Recognition

The following is an article provided by Supt. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. I spoke to a grandparent last week and thoroughly enjoyed both the conversation and banter. Over the course of our dialogue, I sensed I was speaking…

Baylor Bears defeat Oklahoma State

Big 12 champ No. 3 Baylor beats No. 17 Oklahoma State 81-70

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler and No. 3 Baylor certainly seem to be getting their legs back after a three-week stretch when the Bears couldn’t play any games games because of COVID-19 issues in the program. Two days after…

NHL mourns the death of Walter Gretzky

Walter Gretzky, father of NHL star Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) — Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has died. He was 82. Wayne Gretzky said in a social media post Thursday night that his father battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues the past few…

Texas A&M opens SEC tourney with a win

No. 2 Texas A&M beats LSU 77-58 to open SEC Tourney

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Gary Blair expected a letdown when his second-ranked Aggies opened the SEC Tournament after clinching their first regular-season league title this past Sunday. He also expected his deep, talented group to play their…

Athlete of the Week: March 1-5

East Titans powerlifter Alyssa Sauceda named Athlete of the Week

VICTORIA,Texas--This week's Athlete of the Week is Victoria East High School sophomore powerlifter Alyssa Sauceda. In her most impressive meet this year, she has lifted 440 on squat, 410 on dead-lift and 230 on bench for a total of 1080…

Houston Astros are eight pitchers short due to COVID-19 protocols

Astros minus 8 pitchers because of coronavirus protocols

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Astros are minus eight pitchers because of COVID-19 protocols, but general manager James Click said there were no plans to pause activity at the team’s spring training camp. Manager Dusty Baker said…

6 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 7.82% as of Wednesday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 6 new cases of COIVD-19 Thursday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Thursday evening, there are: 6 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 136 currently active…

Ben Roethlisberger returns to the Steelers

Steelers, Roethlisberger agree to new deal for 2021 season

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is returning for an 18th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is taking a pay cut to do it. The team and the two-time Super Bowl winner announced on Thursday they have agreed on a…

Problems with professional athletes after having COVID-19

Heart problems may be rare in pro athletes after COVID-19

(AP)-- Heart inflammation is uncommon in pro athletes who’ve had mostly mild COVID-19 and most don’t need to be sidelined, a study conducted by major professional sports leagues suggests. The results are not definitive, outside experts say, and more independent…