Author: Bria Woods

City’s fire department earns American Heart Association recognition

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria’s Fire Department has earned the American Heart Association’s 2020 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus recognition for its efforts to improve care for patients suffering from an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a serious type of…

Governor Abbott to expand COVID-19 testing to all state hospitals

Including state supported living centers

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to expand COVID-19 testing to all patients, residents, and staff at the 23 state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospitals and living centers throughout Texas. "By expanding widespread…

FSA expands Set-Aside Loan Provision for customers impacted by COVID-19

Set-Aside Delays Loan Payments for Borrowers

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2020– USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will broaden the use of the Disaster Set-Aside (DSA) loan provision, normally used in the wake of natural disasters, to allow farmers with USDA farm loans who are affected by COVID-19,…

Active shooter 'neutralized' at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

Naval Air Station still under lockdown status

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas- A shooter at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi has been neutralized according to a statement released by NAS Corpus Christi. Around 6:15 a.m. all gates were closed in response to an active shooter. The NCIS…

Live interview with Governor Abbott to air on Ch. 25 at 6pm

Submit your questions for the Governor

VICTORIA, Texas- A live interview with Governor Abbott will air on Channel 25 Thursday at 6 p.m. Newscenter 25's Don Brubaker will be one on one with the Governor. If you would like to submit a question for us to…

City Council members mark May work anniversaries

VICTORIA, Texas- Three Victoria City Council members were recognized during Tuesday’s City Council meeting for their work anniversaries this month. Councilmember Josephine Soliz has served on the City Council for eight years. Soliz was elected May 12, 2012, and was…

City manager completes first year with City of Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas- City Manager Jesús A. Garza was recognized during Tuesday’s City Council meeting for one year of service to the City of Victoria. This Wednesday, May 20, marks one year since Garza began working as Victoria’s city manager. City…

City of Victoria closings for Memorial Day observance

VICTORIA, Texas- All nonemergency offices at the City of Victoria will close Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. The Victoria Public Library will be closed. The compost site will be closed. The landfill will close early at 4…

New Parks and Recreation director is experienced master planner

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria’s next Parks and Recreation director is a Victoria native with 17 years of experience in parks and recreation, including capital improvement projects, master planning and day-to-day operations of parks systems. Jason Alfaro will begin…

Governor Abbott announces phase two to open Texas

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Monday announced the second phase of the State of Texas' ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase II, restaurants may increase their occupancy to 50% and…

TxDOT receives $75M to improve rural transit during Coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON – The Texas Transportation Department (TxDOT) was awarded a federal grant of $74,581,554 to improve transportation infrastructure in rural areas to help transit providers continue to operate throughout the novel coronavirus outbreak. The funding, which was appropriated by Congress in…

Buffalo Wild Wings dining room re-opening May 20th

New safety precautions going into effect

VICTORIA, Texas- Buffalo Wild Wings has announced their plan to re-open its dining rooms in Texas locations including in Victoria on May 20th. This is in alignment with the federal, state, and local guidelines to a safe dining experience. The…

VC hosting Virtual Open House on May 19

VICTORIA, Texas- Area residents will be able to communicate live with Victoria College staff on Tuesday, May 19 when VC hosts a Virtual Open House from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants will be able to join live sessions using Cisco…

Small business relief program to begin accepting applications

VICTORIA, Texas- Starting Monday, Victoria small business owners will be able to apply for $845,000 in COVID-19 relief loans after the Victoria City Council approved an agreement Tuesday with PeopleFund to create the Business Resiliency Microloan Program. The City of…

Suspects still at large in shooting at Summerstone Apartments

Anyone with information regarding this incident, please call Victoria Crime Stoppers

VICTORIA, Texas- A statement from Victoria Police confirms that VPD responded to a call of shots fired at Summerstone Apartments, 2107 N. Ben Jordan St. on Saturday, May 10th, 2020 at 11:43 p.m. A 16-year-old male (juvenile) was shot…