What to expect on Community Crossroads

This week on Community Crossroads

VICTORIA, Texas – Here’s a look at what to expect this weekend on Community Crossroads.

We catch up with San Antonio Bay Partnership to talk about their upcoming Shorelines Cleanup event in Port O’ Connor. The event is scheduled Sept. 18.

Volunteers, boats and kayaks are asked to sign-up.

Last year, 70 volunteers and 15 boats removed 4.6 tons of trash from those shorelines, according to Allan Berger with the nonprofit.

Magnolia Beach Volunteer Fire Department comes in to talk about the difficulty of attracting people to serve and volunteer their time.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were about 1,115,000 career and volunteer firefighters in the U.S. in 2018.

Out of that amount, about 745,000 were volunteer firefighters.

Summer is the season in which local fire departments hold many fundraisers. Labor Day Fishing Tournament is on Sept. 18 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indianola Fishing Marina.

If you wish to volunteer, please call 361-482-7554.

Victoria Chief of Police Robert Arredondo stops by to talk about their recent community meetings.

The police department is actively seeking community input from residents.

It’s important to be engaged with the community. If you wish to be involved with the police department, you can contact their engagement unit at 361-485-3808.

As students return to the class across the Crossroads, their safety is number one.

Victoria County Sheriff Justin Marr comes in with an update of their active shooter training at school campuses.

The Sheriff’s Office conducts trainings for their officers.

Documents provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows that since 2016, active shooter incidents have gone up.

Finally, our Lean on Me recipient Bishop Mike Swearingen.

Bishop Swearingen runs a pantry at the Rushing Wind Fellowship in Victoria.

“Last year, 2020, we were able to serve 5600 people with groceries in the Victoria County area,” said Bishop Swearingen.

Showtimes are:
KAVU
Saturday at 5 pm
KMOL
Sunday at 10 am
KVCT
Sunday at 5 pm
KXTS
Sunday at 7 am
That’s what you can expect this weekend on Community Crossroads.
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