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Woman dies after being struck by 2 vehicles

Victoria police officers responded to the wreck about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 3000 block of Houston Highway, near Motel 6 and Crossroads Vet Clinic, said Matthew Hayles, senior patrol officer.

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-18 02:56:00

Texas New: VICTORIA, Jury Convicts Perez of Hate Crime in Burning of Victoria Mosque | STL.News

U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick made the announcement along with Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Tu

WWW.STL.NEWS - 2018-07-17 15:12:05

Victoria's air quality drops after African dust spreads across state

Victoria’s air quality has dropped to a moderate rating because of an influx of dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa, according to city officials.Victoria’s Department of Environmental Services said in a FacebookpostTuesday that the city’s air quality had dropped to a yellow, or moderate, rating. T

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-17 13:00:00

Guilty verdict for arsonist gives confidence in American way to Victoria mosque members (w/Video)

The guilty verdict for Marq Vincent Perez proved to Victoria Islamic Center members that the rights of all Americans matter.“This is a statement from our country, from the USA, showing everyone is equal under the law. This verdict shows that this country upholds the law, whether you are a minority o

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-17 02:00:00

New congressman opens district offices in Victoria, Corpus Christi

Buy NowU.S. Rep. Michael Cloud answers questions from the media at his newly opened office in Victoria. Cloud, a Republican, won a special election to represent the 27th district in late June, replacing former Congressman Blake Farenthold.Evan Lewis | elewis@vicad.com

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-17 03:00:00

City officials discuss new design district for north Victoria

As city officials move forward with plans for a new road in north Victoria, the City Council is discussing how the new section will be developed.While Victoria readies to build a new roadway – dubbed Placido Benavides Drive – that will connect Navarro Street to Salem Road, city officials are also co

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-18 03:00:00

Victoria school district moves to online registration

Lisa Villarreal went into panic mode when she learned her children were not registered for Victoria schools.“I’m more old school,” said Villarreal, 29, who is a hairstylist. “It’s easier to go to the school, get in line, go through all the booths and know when you’re done.”The assistant cosmetology

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-18 02:30:00

Crime Stoppers seeking information on 1990 cold case murder

The Victoria Police Department is seeking information in a cold-case murder. On March 9, 1990, Sue Hawthorne was found murdered in her southeast Victoria home. Investigators with the Victoria Police Department are asking anyone with information to contact Victoria Crime Stoppers at 361-572-4200.

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-16 23:00:00

Jury decides fate of suspected Texas mosque arsonist who wanted to 'terrorize' Muslims

The trial of Marq Vincent Perez, who was indicted last year of a hate crime related to the Jan. 28, 2017 fire at the Victoria Islamic Center, began last week at the federal courthouse.

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER - 2018-07-16 20:20:00

Victoria businesses rising from the ruins of Harvey

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce does all that it can to work with our member businesses to help them any way we can. We provide workshops and events, networking opportunities and ribbon cuttings. It’s the ribbon cuttings that I want to talk about today.Probably one of the things that Chambers acros


Victoria man found guilty of hate crime

Defense attorney Mark Di Carlo, of Corpus Christi, leaves the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse in Victoria. His client Marq Vincent Perez was found guilty Monday of intentionally setting a fire that destroyed the Islamic Center of Victoria in January 2017.

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-16 23:00:00

Mosque trial Day 6: Update: Proceedings delayed as one juror tardy to court

Closing arguments are delayed as the court waits for juror # 9, who thought trial was scheduled to begin later. The defense and prosecution elected to wait rather than make # 9 an alternate juror.pic.twitter.com/0UczcUYQAx— Jon Wilcox (@thrilcox)July 16, 2018

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-16 13:58:00

Jury convicts man of hate crime in burning of Texas mosque

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, Marq Vincent Perez, who is accused of intentionally setting a fire that destroyed a mosque in Victoria, Texas, is escorted from the federal courthouse in Victoria after a pretrial hearing. Prosecutors say Perez, on trial for federal arson and hate crime char

FOXSANANTONIO.COM - 2018-07-16 18:06:16

Victoria County begins search for experts to assist with grant requests

Joe Michael Ramirez, 57, tests the sturdiness of framing in his home that was damaged in Hurricane Harvey last year. Victoria County commissioners expect to hire an outside firm to help apply for federal funding for Harvey-related repairs.Angela Piazza apiazza@vicad.com

VICTORIA ADVOCATE - 2018-07-17 02:30:00

Building Report for the week of July 5-11

This is a listing of building permits issued by the city of Victoria from July 5 to 11 for new commercial, commercial remodeling, new residential construction and manufactured homes.Commercial


What's that sound echoing through downtown?

A Victoria Police Department official did not know the source of the sound. Calls to the Victoria Fire Department and to Rockland Capital, a Houston company that operates the power station, were not returned.


Tenants accuse Bloomington landlord of telling them how to vote

May 5, voters in Bloomington, a rural town of 2,500 people in south Victoria County, were asked to vote for who they wanted to control their local water department. The election pittedsitting water board members against three challengers, at least two of whom did business witha nonprofit housing pro


Victoria police seek information about cellphone theft

The man pictured is not a suspect, said detective Shane Collins, but is a person of interest in the theft of a cellphone June 29 at the Walmart Supercenter, 4001 Houston Highway.


Residents report strange noise echoing through downtown

“It was so loud, and then all of sudden it calmed down, but then it started up again,” Ramos said.


Brothers' passion for football leads them to open sports memorabilia store

Part-owner Ernest Lopez stands in his sports memorbilia store, C.A.M.O. Sports at 403 Profit Drive, Building B.Contributed photo by Ernest Lopez