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Part of Ben Wilson Street to reduce for approximately five months

VICTORIA, Texas – On Friday, Dec. 9, Ben Wilson Street will reduce to one lane in each direction between Airline Road and Red River Street. The reduction will take place for about five months, weather permitting, for utility installation and road construction. All businesses and homes in the construction area will remain accessible. Drivers can avoid traffic delays by seeking...
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Crime: Lavaca County authorities search for suspects involved in ATM burglaries

SHINER, Texas – On Thursday, Dec. 8, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a burglary took place at Beas Place in Shiner. The suspects broke the front glass door and pried open the ATM machine located inside. They then exited the store with a undisclosed amount of money. The Gonzales Police Department also reported that moments before Beas Place was burglarized, a...
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Authorities arrest human smuggler impersonating a DA employee

VICTORIA, Texas – On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the 9000 block of Highway 59 South in the Raisin Community of unincorporated Victoria County. Authorities identified the vehicle, which displayed the emblem of the Starr County District Attorney’s Office, as a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. They performed a license...
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Part of Crestwood Drive to close Friday morning

VICTORIA, Texas – On Friday, Dec. 9, Crestwood Drive will close for paving operations between Windsor Street and Bluebonnet Drive. The closure will take place from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m., weather permitting. All businesses and homes will remain accessible in the construction area. Drivers can avoid traffic delays by seeking alternate routes. The construction is part of the $3,786,996...
VICTORIA, TX

Oversized load ‘clips’ powerline on Main Street

Photo courtesy: Carolina Astrain VICTORIA, Texas – According to the Victoria Police Department, at 11:11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, officers responded to 3809 N. Main St. in response to a possible hit and run crash. After the investigation, authorities discovered that there was no hit-and-run. Instead, an oversized load did “clip” a line, but no damage was done to...
VICTORIA, TX

VPD: One person arrested accused of speeding and crashing into a parked truck

  VICTORIA, Texas – Around 9 a.m. Thursday morning an officer with the Victoria Police Department tried to stop a red charger accused of racing on Laurent St. As the driver approached Sam Houston he lost control and jumped the curb. The driver crashed into an unoccupied white truck parked in the Family Dollar parking lot. The driver of the...
VICTORIA, TX

VFW Auxiliary 4146 drops off toys for ‘Stuff the Truck’ Toys for Tots drive

VICTORIA, Texas – For the second year in a row members of the VFW Auxiliary 4146 of Victoria delivered toys to the Victoria Television Group for the “Stuff the Truck” Toys for Tots campaign. A group of ten members went shopping at HEB+ on Navarro Thursday morning. Marines in uniform were there led by Marine Recruiter James Sanchez. Shirley Vatter,...
VICTORIA, TX

New play structure at Red B. Reed Park is now open to the community

VICTORIA, Texas – On Friday, Dec. 2, City officials, Parks & Recreation commission representatives and several residents, including families with young children, gathered at Ted B. Reed Park to celebrate the opening of the new play structure. Children play on the new play structure at Ted B. Reed Park on Dec. 2. The new play structure features the following: separate...
VICTORIA, TX

Over 400 Methodist churches in Texas left United Methodist Saturday

VICTORIA, Texas – Over 400 Methodist churches in Texas left United Methodist last Saturday. The choice comes after a disagreement with the church’s rulings regarding same-sex marriage. Three local churches in Victoria share their opinion of the ruling. Officials at First United Methodist Church on 407 North Bridge St. say they are staying with the United Methodist Organization. Officials at...
VICTORIA, TX

City of Victoria lifts stage III drought restrictions, returning to Stage II

VICTORIA, Texas – The City of Victoria has returned to Stage II of its drought contingency plan. Although the City has lifted some of its drought restrictions, residents must continue to conserve water by limiting some types of nonessential water usage to the cooler times of the day. In August, the City entered Stage III of its drought contingency plan...
VICTORIA, TX

Victoria County District Court jury summoned for Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. is canceled

VICTORIA COUNTY, Texas – The District Court jury summoned for Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. is canceled at the Victoria County Courthouse. This can typically affect 550 people who were called to jury duty. Kim Plummer serves as District Clerk for Victoria County. To reach the Victoria County District Clerk’s Office click here. Kim Plummer, Victoria County District...

Refugio County fatal shooting

Refugio, Texas – Refugio County Sheriff’s Deputies (RCSD) received a 911 call from a residence in Woodsboro at approximately 4:57 AM Tuesday morning after shots were fired. According to the Refugio County Sheriff’s Facebook page, deputies found an armed male subject. The subject, identified as Franco Miguel Anzaldua, reportedly opened fire against the Refugio deputies. Anzaldua was then shot and...
WOODSBORO, TX

Triple-stabbing suspect charged with murder, aggravated assault

VICTORIA, Texas – At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Monday Dec. 5., Victoria Police Department officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Circle St. in response to a stabbing. When officers arrived, they quickly detained the suspect before entering the residence. They located three victims with multiple stab wounds and immediately requested assistance. Officers, along with the help...
VICTORIA, TX

Emergency SNAP food benefits extended for December 2022

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, Dec. 2, Governor Greg Abbott announced the extension of emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of December. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide over $341.4 million in benefits to help approximately 1.6 million Texas households. Governor Abbott released the following statement “Thanks to SNAP benefits provided...
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55-year-old man dies from stabbing, 53-year-old woman and 8-year-old boy stabbed

VICTORIA, Texas – A 55-year-old man has died after he was stabbed and a 53-year-old woman and 8-year-old boy were also stabbed Monday night. The woman and boy have been taken to area hospitals. Victoria Public Information Officer David Brogger said that at 7:20 p.m. Monday, December 5 Victoria Police Officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of...
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3 people stabbed, Victoria Police officers have 1 person in custody

VICTORIA, Texas – Around 7 p.m. Monday evening Victoria Police Officers responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Circle Street in Victoria and three people were stabbed. Those three individuals were transported to area hospitals. A VPD officer said that they have one suspect in custody. This is a developing story we will have more details later. COPYRIGHT...
VICTORIA, TX

A off-duty captain detains male subject attempting to steal over $500 in merchandise

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas – Wharton County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Captain Bill Hedges assisted with an arrest over the weekend while shopping at Tractor Supply Company in El Campo. At approximately 1:40 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 3, the off-duty captain observed a male subject open a DeWalt box at TSC. He recognized the subject as 64-year-old El Campo resident Domingo Aldape...
EL CAMPO, TX