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Incident at a child’s birthday party leaves four dead, city of Taft in mourning

Buy NowCrime scene tape blows in the cold wind on Monday in front of the house where a shooting occurred on Saturday. four men lost their lives after an altercation between families turned violent with one of the two shooters arrested then released after posting bond while the other man, his father,

MYSOUTEX.COM - 2018-10-20 12:30:00

Man found dead inside burned home in Tivoli

A man was found dead inside a burned home in Tivoli before sunrise Friday morning.The man was discovered inside a one-story home on SH 239 after the fire was extinguished, said Arnufo Perez, fire chief for the Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department."We had a feeling he was in here, but we couldn't verify

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-10-19 15:36:00

Harvey, state of roads priorities in race for Refugio County Commissioner Precinct 4

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is weighing on the minds of both candidates in the Refugio County Commissioner Precinct 4 race.Incumbent candidate Rod Bernal, who has served two and a half terms in the position, said his biggest concern is rebuilding after the Category 4 storm that struck the coas

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-10-19 01:00:00

Bayside to get BBQ food truck near nursery

In a few short weeks, Garry Lankford hopes to have all the paperwork out of the way and a 24-foot Wells Cargo food truck on property owned by Chris Naylor in Bayside.Lankford, 53, said Friday he had quit his job to do the food truck full time.He had been in the oil and gas industry in manufacture/di

MYSOUTEX.COM - 2018-10-20 15:00:00

Police are searching for man involved in bank robbery

Police described the suspect as a black man with a thin build, roughly 25-30 years of age, standing between 5 foot 3 inches and 5 foot 5 inches tall. He was wearing a gray hoodie, gray sweatpants and a white cloth which was used to cover the lower part of his face.

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-10-19 18:41:00

Woman accused of selling son to pay drug debt pleads not guilty

29-year-old Esmeralda Garza entered a not guilty plea and asked the judge for a bond reduction, but was denied. According to investigators, she was arrested after trying to sell her seven-year-old son.

KIII TV3 - 2018-10-19 22:01:34

I-69 route around Refugio chosen to study further

A path to move forward on a route around Refugio for Interstate 69 was attained at the U.S. Highway 77 Woodsboro/Refugio route study stakeholder working group meeting Thursday evening. The meeting ended with a straw poll: 13 for pursuing an east route around of Refugio; two for the central route thr

MYSOUTEX.COM - 2018-10-19 19:27:00

Rio Grande City driver arrested with almost 150 pounds of marijuana

Victoria County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a driver after discovering 149½ pounds of marijuana in his pickup during a Wednesday traffic stop.Rio Grande City resident Julio De la Garza, 26, was charged with possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds and booked into the Victoria County Jail,

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-10-19 01:15:00

'He died hopeful,' says friend of Tivoli man who perished in house fire

TIVOLI – It was only a matter of weeks before Joe Villarreal, 65, would have moved into a brand-new home.After Hurricane Harvey ripped apart his longtime Tivoli home, volunteers had just started to build the U.S. Air Force veteran a new one on his property. It was going to have two levels, just like

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-10-20 02:00:00

Incumbent, former commissioner seek Refugio County Precinct 2 race

Woodsboro businessman Stanley Drew Tuttle is hoping to reclaim his old seat on the Refugio County Commissioner’s Court.“I just see lots of improvements that need to happen,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday. If elected on Nov. 6, he hopes to make changes with the budget and maintenance of the co


2 adults, baby injured in wreck

A baby and two adults were taken to Victoria hospitals after a single-vehicle crash late Friday morning on U.S.. 59, a state trooper said.A red car had significant front-end damage as the result of the crash on a U.S. 59 bridge spanning Dry Creek near the Quail Creek area.Trooper Jacob Garcia said h

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-10-19 16:51:00

See what happened when a Rockport boy called game wardens on a woman fishing illegally

These stories often represent a range of violations and cases involving everything from the misbehavior of poachers to nefarious misdeeds of other outlaws. The tales always reveal real-life encounters, which can be pathetic, humorous, dangerous, heroic, or educational.


2 arrested for metal theft in Victoria

According to court documents 43-year-old Ismael Sauceda, of San Benito, was arrested after attempting to steal metal material including aluminum, copper and bronze earlier in the year.

CROSSROADSTODAY.COM - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Argument preceded Texas shooting that killed 4 men

This booking photo provided by San Patricio County Sheriff's Office Ronnie Rodriguez Sr. Rodriguez Sr. was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in connection with a shooting at a toddler's birthday party that left four men dead and a fifth wounded. The U.S. Marshals Service says Rodriguez Sr. was taken


Victoria woman accused of throwing hot grease on girlfriend remains in jail

A 28-year-old Victoria woman who is accused of throwing hot grease on her girlfriend remained in jail Thursday in lieu of a $100,000 bond.Police arrested Alicia Greathouse about 7:40 p.m. Monday after being called to a home in the 4400 block of North Navarro Street, according to a Victoria Police De


#TBT: Corpus Christi's Sunrise Mall was once a thriving shopping center

The weather didn’t cooperate the day Sunrise Mall opened on Feb. 4, 1981. It was rainy and temperatures hovered around the mid-50s, but the crowds came anyway to scope out the 60-or-so stores filling the space, anchored by department stores Frost Bros., Joske’s and Sears.


First trial in the death of Elizabeth Stephanie Montez begins

Friends, allies and advocates held a rally to bring awareness to the violence against the transgender community. The rally was organized after the death of Elizabeth Stephanie Montez, who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in a home near Robstown.Wochit


Victim of domestic violence speaks out in trial against former boyfriend

Corpus Christi (KIII News) — The Nueces County District Attorney's Office said 1,000 misdemeanor cases are filed each month, and the majority of them are for family violence.


HAYWARD: Non-district schedules pay off for Refugio, Rockport-Fulton and more from Week 7

Scheduling non-district games are tough for coaches because it is likely there’s homecoming game mixed in there and you want your team to improve but you also want the wins. Plus, if you’re a state power such as Refugio, it’s even tougher.


Taft murder suspect booked into San Patricio County Jail

SINTON (KIII NEWS) — Nearly five days after a fatal shooting in Taft, one of the suspects, Ronnie Rodriguez Sr., was found in Hidalgo County.