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Person found dead; police investigate
Victoria police officers are investigating the scene where a body was found in downtown Victoria. The person was discovered deceased near the 200 block of East Constitution Street.
Body found near Victoria business
VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Police Department responded to a call from a local business about a body found near Liberty and East Constitution at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Lauren Meauex, VPD spokesperson, says someone from that business called the police.
Missing 69-year-old Victoria man found deceased in Port Renfrew
A Victoria man who went missing earlier this week was found deceased in Port Renfrew Wednesday night. Ronald Facey, 69, was last seen leaving his home on Sunday, March 17th. After he left his family had no contact with him and described the lack of communication as “out of character”.
Victorians react to Boulevard playground fire
VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Fire Department is investigating a playground fire on Rose Drive. The area now closed to the pbulic has neighbors upset, and this is not the first time this has happened.
Texas Mile returns to Victoria this weekend
VICTORIA, Texas - The most recognized 1-mile top speed racing event in the world returns to Victoria this weekend. The Texas Mile Race is scheduled to kick off March 22-24 at the Victoria Regional Airport. Participants come from all around the world to race their fastest cars on a challenging 1-mile
Update: Officials order autopsy in death investigation (w/video)
The Victoria Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered Thursday afternoon in downtown Victoria. Officials responded to the Downtown Bar and Grill at 125 E. Constitution Street at 3:20 p.m., where the body of a black, 44-year-old man was found in a fenced area be
Man, 45, dies in 2-vehicle wreck in Victoria County
A 45-year-old man died Wednesday in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 87 in southeast Victoria County. William Alexander Orsbon, 19, of Inez, was southbound on U.S. 87 in a 2003 Chevrolet when he attempted to turn left onto Farm-to-Market Road 1090 about 7:50 p.m., said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, spokesman fo
DPS investigating fatal two-car accident
VICTORIA, Texas - DPS is investigating a two vehicle accident on Highway 87 that leaves one woman dead. The crash happened Wednesday night at approximately 7:52 pm. Sgt. Ruben San Miguel says a Chevy driven by 20-year-old William Orsbon was driving south and failed to yield the right of way when tur
Snake removers find 45 rattlesnakes underneath Texas house
Two Texas snake removers found 45 rattlesnakes underneath a house when responding to a call. The snake removers were able to successfully remove all of the animals from the home.
Man’s ‘badly decomposed’ body found inside closet in Texas, police say
A grisly discovery was made in Texas on Thursday when a man’s body was found inside a closet, authorities said. Officers with the San Antonio Police Department arrived at the scene in response to “a call for a DOA,” police said in a statement. At the address was an apartment building, MySanAntonio.c
College admissions scandal also brings good news
On March 19, the Advocate printed an editorial from the Los Angeles Times concerning the ongoing college admissions scandal. I do not take issue with any of the views expressed. I would assert, however, that this is a “good news, bad news” situation. The Los Angeles Times ably stated the case for th
Texas House passes bill legalizing lemonade stands run by kids; next stop is Senate
The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children. The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Krause, sought to legalize what's typically considered a harmless hobby or fundraiser that kids participate in for fun. Lemonade stands and o
UHV Baseball Loses Non-Conference Home Game 3-20
Victoria, Texas - UHV baseball, back in non-conference action at Riverside Wednesday night. I was there for the Jaguars and A&M-Corpus Christi. Top of the sixth, game tied at three, Thomas Jefferies, with the shot to center that gets by Chase Tamez. One Islander scores from third, and Jefferies will
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent working to expand
VICTORIA, Texas - The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent will have a new location in Victoria. "The food bank has been there since 1996, they built it in a 19,000 square foot warehouse back then, and we've outgrown that," said Robin Cadle, President of the Food bank of the Golden Crescent.
Abducted Central Texas children were bound with zip ties, duct tape
BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Two Belton children who turned up in Arizona with a truck driver a day after they were reported missing told authorities their hands were bound behind their backs with zip ties and their legs were secured with duct tape, an FBI probable cause affidavit says.
2 mechanics die after being crushed by machinery at North Texas tractor shop
Two North Texas men died Wednesday after being crushed by heavy machinery they were working on at a Cleburne tractor-equipment shop. Vikunt Chand, 46, of Arlington and Robert Goldberg, 77, of Granbury were pronounced dead around 1 p.m.
Victoria Islamic Center supports New Zealand victims
VICTORIA, TX - The Victoria Islamic Center is showing support for the families and victims of the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday. Imam Osama organized a fundraising and card making event in support of the victims and families in the attack on Masjid Al Noor and Linwood M
2 juveniles connected to playground fire (w/video)
A Victoria teen was flabbergasted by a fire that destroyed a public playground. “Out of all the things, why a playground?” said Devin Handy, 17, a Victoria resident and senior at Victoria East High School.
VPD seeking information on wanted person
VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria Police Department has released a wanted poster seeking information on the location of a woman named Jennifer Gutierrez. Jennifer Gutierrez is a 30 year old female, five feet and seven inches tall, 198 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
VCMGA annual plant sale scheduled March 23
VICTORIA – This year the Victoria County Master Gardener Association’s focus for its plant sale is color. There will be colorful annuals, floral color bowls and plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators with color.