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Members of the state House had a news conference in Rockport on Thursday to discuss the House’s efforts that led to the passage of significant Hurricane Harvey recovery and disaster preparedness legislation in the 86th Legislature.

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Architect Rawley McCoy will be Victoria’s next mayor after winning more than 51% of all votes cast in Saturday’s local election, according to the unofficial results.

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Hello. My name is Zach Smith, and I am running for City Council Super District 6. I have been a mortgage banker for 15 years. I am married with one daughter. I currently serve on Theatre Victoria Board of Governors, and the Board at Victoria Rotary. I am a small business owner, and I also se…

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Victoria is at the “Crossroads of Texas,” and it’s at a crossroads today. I’m running for mayor because I have a vision for Victoria and a deep desire to do all I can to make my hometown the best it can be. I have strong roots in Victoria, where my dad worked for STEC, and my mother was an e…

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All election columns and letters to the editor must be received by Friday, April 26, to ensure they will be published before Election Day. We will accept submissions after that, but we cannot guarantee they will be published before May 4.

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While the debates over property taxes in the Texas Legislature are mostly held out in the open, the same can’t be said of negotiations surrounding property tax abatements under Chapter 312 of the Texas Tax Code. This controversial economic development incentive is brokered behind closed door…

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Victoria is entering what can be a bright new era, and I have a lifetime of experiences that qualify me to help guide our city into the future. Growing up in a military family, I lived in many places including England and France before earning a degree in chemistry from the University of Cal…

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Victoria School Board – District 1 and District 6 declared elected. District 1, Kevin VanHook, pastor at St. Peters Baptist Church, incumbent. District 6, Margaret Pruett, 46, assistant manager at Sodalis, incumbent. Super District 7; Mike Mercer, 49, manager of Mercer Construction; Henry Wo…

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Early voting in Calhoun Countywill be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22, 24, 26, 29, and 30 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 23 and April 25 at the courthouse, 211 S. Ann St.This information was incorrectin a story that published on Page A1 Wednesday.

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Zach Smith was born and raised in Victoria. After watching his friends move away, he started to think about how the city could become a more desirable place to live.

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Two of the three candidates running for a spot on the Victoria school board have raked in a little more than $6,500 combined in cash as of March 31.

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Calhoun Port Authority Board Chairman Randy Boyd outspent all of his opponents combined by more than 5 to 1.

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