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For the third time in her life, Clarissa Manuel is helping one of her children move into a university dorm.

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The Victoria school board adopted a lower overall tax rate and a budget Thursday night that would increase revenue by $5.5 million and direct about $1 million to replenish the district’s reserve balance.

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Amelia Rubio has been a bus driver for Victoria School District since April 1976. She’s seen children grow up and have their own children across her decades of driving her rural route along U.S. 77 South making its way back up to U.S. 59 via small back roads that snake through the countryside.

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Calhoun ISD had 19 more instructional days than it did the year Hurricane Harvey struck and students, particularly those at the Harrison/Jefferson/Madison Complex took advantage of them, earning all the distinctions available, Superintendent Larry Nichols said.

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Victoria County's two smaller school districts were on opposite ends of the state rating system. Nursery received an overall a rating of A, while Bloomington received an overall rating of D, with some of its campuses receiving F's.

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GOLIAD – At one of the few remaining open-air arenas in South Texas, 38 bull riders from around the world were introduced to kick off the Goliad County Area Go Texan Touring Professional Bull Riding competition on Saturday night.

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With Victoria school district starting classes Thursday, drivers are reminded to be aware of school zones.

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Thirty-one foster children were treated to haircuts and other back-to-school services during Monday’s Hair-a-Thon at Victoria Beauty College. The number of children served was incorrect in a story on Page A5 on Tuesday.

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Green leaves, plants and vines lined the first-grade classroom of Jennifer Tran as she shuffled through boxes of books. On one wall were shelves of dinosaur figurines, completing the cozy jungle atmosphere.

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The high-pitched ding-ding-ding of the metronome echoed throughout the marching band practice area at Victoria West High School this week as students stepped forward and backward several times.

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YORKTOWN – Two days that stand out on the timeline of Jason Ornelas’ life – the day he was diagnosed with cancer and the day the teen was told he was clear of the disease.

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The Victoria school board unanimously approved salary increases for teachers and staff for the 2019-2020 school year during a meeting Thursday night.

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The blistering sun drenched the 140 Victoria East High School students in sweat Tuesday morning as they learned about the most basic but essential part of marching band: the first step.

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If a child were to crawl through the tan discover cave on the playground at Ella Schorlemmer Elementary School, that child might consider its interior the perfect spot to sit and chat with a friend.

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The Victoria school district is proposing an 18-cent reduction on its tax rate for day-to-day operations during the 2019-2020 school year, officials said at a budget workshop Thursday night.

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About 200 people are expected to attend the 20th annual F.W. Gross High School reunion this weekend at the Victoria Community Center Annex, an event organizer said Tuesday.

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