Some school districts in the Crossroads allow staff to have guns at school under an informal system sometimes called a "guardian plan." It's an unregulated model of arming staff that looks different in different districts — and it's being considered by Victoria's school board.
Emergency management officials and first responders from across the Crossroads gathered Thursday at the Victoria Community Center for the 2022 Mid Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference. There they would hear how the state is providing additional resources to local emergency management officials to better prepare them for the next disaster.
Heather Uresti-Bacak, an El Campo mother who has adopted a special needs Ukrainian child, worries about other children who remain in limbo because of the ongoing conflict. The war in Ukraine has thrown adoption prospects into uncertainty.
A new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic — one that stresses the health care system less — is upon us and the public and local health officials reflect on those they lost the past two years, how the virus has impacted them and what they hope for moving forward.
For five days, after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nine county region of the Crossroads achieved the milestone of having zero COVID-19 patients in intensive care units.
No one was injured after a Nan Ya Plastics Corporation facility in Wharton caught fire Monday evening, police said Tuesday.
After three El Campo women were killed in a single-vehicle car crash in the early morning hours on Sunday, the victims were not found by law enforcement for nearly 14 hours, according to officials and members of the family.
Three members of an El Campo family, including two sisters and their aunt, died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. 59 north of Hungerford on Sunday.
WHARTON — When John Medrano was a student at Stephen F. Austin Elementary School in Wharton in the early 1950s, his music teacher took note of his singing voice and encouraged him to perform “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window” at a school assembly.
Tropical Storm Nicholas, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Sargent, left most of Matagorda County without power Tuesday morning.
EL CAMPO — Seven months after the last movie played at El Campo’s Showplace 3, ending the family-owned theater’s 37-year run, the Couey family stood in the dusty former lobby. A lone microphone still dangled from the ticket window, but the concessions stand, which served up popcorn to thousa…
The Wharton County Soil & Water Conservation District No. 342 in conjunction with the 2021 Texas Conservation Awards sponsored a poster and essay contest on soil and water conservation.
From fertilizer comes almost all the food we eat — vegetables, meats and most of what is on a dinner plate. But in recent months, the price for fertilizer has “skyrocketed,” said one retailer.
The second round of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer have been announced in Wharton County, according to a news release from the Wharton County Office of Emergency Management.
A semi-trailer just missed striking a Wharton County deputy who was responding to a one-vehicle crash near El Campo Tuesday morning.
Due to the winter storm warning forecasted for Tuesday night, we have decided to print an early edition for Wednesday, Feb. 17th. We just received word that as of now, U.S. 77 and I-37 going into Corpus Christi, where we print the Victoria Advocate, has been reopened to traffic. Unless this …
Due to extreme weather conditions throughout the state of Texas causing dangerous roadways due to ice, the Victoria Advocate will only publish a digital edition on Tuesday, Feb. 16. There will not be a printed newspaper.
Solar energy will join drilling, cattle and crops on the historic Pierce Ranch in Wharton County at a time when other solar projects are on the rise.
Due to high hospitalization levels, bars in Matagorda and Wharton counties are required to close and businesses that were operating at 75% capacity must reduce capacity to 50%.
DeWitt, Lavaca and Wharton counties enacted burn bans on Monday as dry conditions persist in the Victoria region. All Crossroads counties except Goliad and Jackson currently have burn bans in place, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Phil Stephenson, Republican, will square off against Joey Cardenas III, Democrat, and Michael L. Miller, Libertarian, for the Texas House of Representatives District 85 seat in the November election.
Three new COVID-19 deaths were confirmed in the Crossroads Monday as the state passed the grim milestone of 10,000 Texans who have died from COVID-19.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced on Thursday that it is allowing visits to nursing homes and long-term care facilities on a limited basis.
Two more Victoria County residents with COVID-19 have died, including a man in his 30s, the youngest victim to date in the county.
The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to local healthcare facilities in Victoria and the surrounding counties reached the highest levels of the pandemic Friday.
Markers spaced 6 feet apart have graced the floor of Weaver’s Austin Street Market, a family-owned grocery store in Port Lavaca, since March. When case numbers were low in Calhoun County, some customers asked when they’d be removing the markers.
Victoria County saw its highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day Wednesday with 14 new cases of the disease reported.
Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Victoria County on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 197. This is the second-highest daily total to date.
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