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Victoria Housing Authority preps tenants for long term shutdown effects

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Housing Authority is prepping their tenants for the long-term effects of the ongoing government shutdown. Executive Director Brandy Hilbrich says the housing authority's two main programs, Section 8 and Public Housing assistance, are funded through mid to late February


Blotter: Truck reported stolen from hospital parking lot

VICTORIA – A 35-year-old Victoria woman by officers Jan. 16 on suspicion of property theft less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions. VICTORIA – A 30-year-old Victoria woman by officers Jan. 16 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance less than 4 grams and possession of a co


Fewer Victoria homeowners applying for Harvey recovery program than other affected areas

Officials are concerned that Harvey-affected homeowners aren’t taking advantage of a program to repair and rebuild their property. The Homeowner Assistance Program is administered by the Texas General Land Office and provides assistance through rehabilitating homes, reconstruction, improving homes t


Community Crossroads welcomes Queen Victoria Court

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Livestock Show is near and the Queen Victoria Pageant is looking for contestants. The pageant date is February, 23, 2019, the deadline to enter is January 31, 2019. Last year, about 400 people attended the pageant. You'll meet the 2018 Queen Victoria Court:


VPD, VFD respond to t-bone accident on Nueces Street

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Police and Fire Department responded to a T-Bone accident involving two vehicles on East Nueces street. The accident occurred around 4 PM Thursday afternoon.


Victoria Woman Helps Give Dogs A Second Chance at a Fur-Ever Home

VICTORIA, Texas- Shelter Pets Live was created by a woman who uses social media to get the word out about dogs in Victoria Animal Shelters. For many of the dogs, the attention buys them time and for some, another chance.


Shutdown impacts local Victoria Coast Guard family

VICTORIA, Texas - We continue to flip the calendar days as the government shutdown continues. Day 27 and a Victoria family is seeing the direct impact in their household. Newscenter 25’s Griselda Perez sat down with a Coast Guard family that shares how their day to day life has drastically changed.


McKinney couple arrested in southeast Texas in connection with indecency with a child investigation

McKINNEY, Texas — A McKinney couple was arrested in southeast Texas last week in connection with a McKinney investigation for indecency with a child, police announced earlier today.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebratory March

Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining us for our annual celebratory march on Monday, January 21, 2019. Start gathering at the US Post Office in Victoria, Texas on Main St. at 9:30 a.m. The march begins at 10 a.m.


Police to 'saturate' Bundoora area where exchange student Aiia Maasarwe was killed

Victorian police officers will "saturate" the area where 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe was killed until her attacker is found, in a bid to calm rising community fears about safety.


Victoria Transit's fleet returns to full capacity after devastating 2017 fire

More than 13 months after a massive blaze destroyed half of the buses in Victoria’s transportation arsenal, the local public transit system is almost back at full capacity, with the last of its new vehicles expected by the end of January.


Athlete Of The Week 1-17

Victoria, Texas - In his first powerlifting event of the season, Titans junior Jeremiah Zelaya, already in midseason form. The 17-year old, taking first place in the 132 pound weight class at the Calhoun meet last weekend. He tells me his teammates have pushed him to get bigger and stronger.


Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Wardens searching for suspect in recent high-speed chases

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are currently on the lookout for a Tyler man who is wanted for multiple criminal offenses.


Warming Center at Pine Street to open this weekend

VICTORIA, Texas - As temperatures deep to near freezing this weekend, the Victoria Area Homeless Coalition is preparing to help the homeless and other people who need a warm place to stay.


Police use foam-tip bullet to end standoff with Victoria man

A Victoria man led Victoria police on a chase Monday night after police attempted to stop him for not having his headlights on. At 11:17 p.m., a police officer attempted to stop the vehicle in the 1500 block of North Laurent Street, but the driver did not stop. Instead, the driver fled from police f


Promoter, radio station owner to open sports bar

A longtime Victoria promoter and a radio station owner are teaming up to open a new sports bar in March. Frank Salazar, owner of Salazar Promotions, and Homer Lopez, owner of Majic 95.9, are renovating a 3,000-square-foot building at 1701 N. Laurent St. to become The Icehouse Sports Bar. The buildin


Local realtor and art students create "Insta-Wall"

VICTORIA, Texas - Local realtor Greg Spears recently joined forces with St. Joseph High School Art Director Julie Carson and her students to create a beautiful new “Insta-Wall” on the Greg Spears Realty office building at 2204 E. Airline Road in Victoria.


Investigators take another look at deadly 1994 Texas shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (KWTX) The reward for information leading to an arrest has been increased to $6,000 as authorities take another look at the 1994 death of a man who was gunned down on a walking trail in a Texas park.


Crossroads doctor claims newspaper story libeled him

A Crossroads physician who was disciplined in 2018 is suing the Victoria Advocate, claiming the newspaper libeled him. But attorneys representing the Advocate have refuted the claims, arguing the July story was factual.


March planned to honor civil rights leader

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Old Landmark Committee is inviting the public to march. The march will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the U.S. post office on Main Street in Victoria and conclude at Webster Chapel United Methodist Church at South Wheeler and Convent street