Many Crossroads cancellations and closures have been announced for Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Beta. To add your organization’s changes to the list, email

VISD will be open

All Victoria school district campuses will be open on Tuesday on a normal schedule, the district announced Monday afternoon.

The district will continue to monitor the storm and if conditions warrants changing, the district will make that announcement then.

Updated school closures for Tuesday:

Public Schools

  • University of Houston — Victoria’s Victoria and Katy campuses are closed until at least 12 p.m.
  • Austwell-Tivoli Independent School District
  • Bay City Independent School District
  • Bloomington Independent School District
  • Calhoun County Independent School District
  • Ganado Independent School District
  • Goliad Independent School District is postponed until 10 a.m.
  • Industrial Independent School District
  • Palacios Independent School District
  • Tidehaven Independent School District
  • Van Vleck Independent School District

Private Schools

  • Trinity Episcopal School in Victoria

Rescheduled events:

  • Chick-fil-A Food Trailer at Cuero Regional Hospital: rescheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday
  • Victoria College Facilities Committee Meeting and the Board Meeting: rescheduled for 3:30 and 4 p.m. Sept. 28
  • Victoria Professional Express Network’s Boot Scoot’n Bingo: rescheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 8
  • Woodsboro Independent School District’s Monday night board meeting is postponed until further noticed

Public safety and power updates in Victoria County:

The Victoria Fire Department, Victoria Police Department and Victoria County Sheriff’s Office increased staff in preparation for the storm’s arrival Monday.

No major flooding on Victoria roadways was reported as of 8:45 p.m., said Chief Deputy Will Franklin. Additionally, no rescues, stalled vehicles, major property damage or downed power lines were reported by the sheriff’s office.

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office officials anticipate a higher number of motor vehicle crashes because of the storm Monday night and Tuesday, Franklin said. As a result, more patrols will be conducted.

For the morning commute, Franklin advised Victoria-area residents to leave earlier than usual because of the possibility on flooding.

Victoria County buildings will be open to the public again starting Tuesday.

An American Electric Power spokeswoman said Monday that crews and resources had been moved into the area in anticipation of any storm damage. Earlier Monday, a power outage was reported in Victoria, resulting in power loss for about 1,200 customers. The outage was restored within about an hour. Power crews will work as long as wind speeds are safe and below about 40 mph.

Business closings

  • Sweet Fountainz Bakery, 5805 John Stockbauer Drive, will be closed Tuesday.
  • Victoria County Election Administrator’s Office, 2805 N. Navarro St., will be open regular hours.
  • Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry (VCAM) will be closed Tuesday due to potential storm conditions. VCAM will reopen Wednesday.

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Roy McLaurin

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