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Victoria makes it harder for shady game rooms to operate
One of the changes is raising the application fee from $25 to $780. This new price would adequately cover the cost of issuing the permit and policing permit holders. Just think about how law enforcement has to spend extra time and resources ensuring public safety at these facilities. In January, Vic
Jury duty canceled for Victoria Municipal Court
The jury has been canceled, according to a news release from the City of Victoria. For more information, please contact Tiffany Totah, court administrator, at 361-485-3050.
Know before you dine out -- read this week's restaurant inspection reports
The Victoria County Public Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects places where food is served in Victoria, DeWitt, Jackson and Calhoun counties.
Gale Warning, Wind Advisory, and Freeze Warning in effect for portions of South Texas
Temperature Impacts:Necessary precautions should be made to protect sensitive vegetation and exposed pipes for the widespread freeze expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Adequate measures should be taken to ensure the safety of the elderly and pets. When going outside, dress warmly. Make
After intense football game, thousands of dollars in vandalism discovered in locker room
“I’ve been in this business for 40 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Superintendent David Plymale, adding, “It’s really disheartening.”
Beloved dolphin statue returns to Port O'Connor
It reminded her of her son, Jesse Orion Giessel, and his two friends from Seadrift, Nickolas Colby Pack and Dustin Delynn May.
Boutique Air flights from Victoria Regional Airport start Thursday
Two more round-trip flights will follow at 11 a.m. to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis and at 5:30 p.m. to Houston, said Lenny Llerena, the airport’s executive director. The new airline has a partnership with United Airlines, so passengers can book flights from Victoria to most destinations in the w
Cold temperatures expected to remain through Wednesday night
Carter recalls having snowball fights with her sister and brother, who built snowmen last winter, when Victoria saw rare snow Dec. 8. Flurries and sleet are rare for mid-November in the region, but not unprecedented much like last year's early December snowfall, said Tyler Castillo, National Weather
Victoria Senior Citizens Center Thanksgiving Dinner
The Victoria Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 10 a.m. till noon at the Senior Center at 603 E. Murray.Bingo starts at 10 a.m., and dinner will be served at 11 a.m. The Nazareth Academy Eighth grade will assist with Bingo and with serving.Area residents 60 and over
Victoria woman opens storefront for printing business
Gonzalez, 35, opened a storefront for her business,SOLart Designs, at 5311 N. Navarro St. in the shopping center next to Jason’s Deli on Oct. 19.
Are you homeless in Victoria? Here's where you can seek shelter from the cold
Lisa Griffin, president of the Victoria Homeless Coalition, checks to see whether there are any homeless staying the night at a tent city Tuesday. Griffin spent the afternoon shuttling the needy to the coalition's overnight warming shelter.Evan Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org
Second, way-colder front about to make Crossroads miserable
A 28-degree low forecasted for Tuesday night will be the coldest recorded temperature in Victoria for 2018, said a National Weather Service meteorologist. That forecast came after another cold front brought cold, wet weather to the area the previous week.
How to deal with freezing weather to come
Tuesday night, the low temperature is predicted to reach 30 degrees, 2 degrees below freezing, according to theNational Weather Service. Wednesday night is predicted to reach a low of 32 degrees. The last time Victoria reached freezing temperatures on Nov. 14 was in 1916.
Warrant details how police ID'd Victoria man charged in fatal hit and run
Sept. 29, the night of the fatal hit-and-run, police said they had no eyewitnesses to the crash that left Jose Guadalupe Vasquez Velasquez, 59, of Victoria, dead. Police found him lying in the 3800 block of East Rio Grande Street about 8:15 p.m.
Blotter: Victoria man charged with 24 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child
VICTORIA – Martin Baladez Jr., 37, of Bloomington, by troopers Nov. 8 on an attorney general child support warrant charging him with contempt of civil court.VICTORIA – Scott Lawrence, 39, of Victoria, by troopers Nov. 8 on an out-of-state warrant charging him with violation of parole and on suspicio
Texas Home Health Victoria earns HomeCare Elite distinction
Local home health provider Texas Home Health, an AccentCare, Inc. company, was awarded the HomeCare Elite designation for 2018.
Some recall community of Cheapside, now ghost town
CHEAPSIDE, Texas—If a soundtrack of life was created for a former settlement along Farm-to-Market Road 2067, the sounds recorded would be crickets, an occasional moo, wind whistling through trees and overgrown grass and the roar of a passing oil field truck.
Victoria County to apply for grant to fortify Emergency Operations Center
The county’s emergency management center is in the county’s annex building, 205 N. Bridge St. The center is located in the basement of that building, and during Harvey, the outdoor stairs that provided an entrance to the facility were open to the elements, making it difficult for emergency personnel
Pro: Declawing surgery can prevent cats from being abandoned
The biggest reason veterinarians consider an onychectomy, which requires removing part of the cat's bone on each toe, is a behavioral issue. But even then, area doctors say they aren't promoting the surgery.
Federal search warrant executed at Victoria apartment complex
Conducted about 7:45 a.m. at 607 Fillmore Ave., the search warrant was related to a joint investigation involving the Victoria Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety's Criminal Investigations Division and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said Rick Miller, resident a