Author: Geno Perez

City council expresses importance of 2020 Census

The census deadline has been extended to October 31st, 2020.

VICTORIA, Texas - During the city council meeting, members reiterated how important it is for the public to participate in the 2020 census. Right now, the self respond rate in Victoria is at 50.7% which is .2% above the state…

First responders enjoy free lunch at KB's BBQ

Over 160 meals were provided to honor first responders

VICTORIA, Texas - KB’s BBQ showed their appreciation for first responders in the surrounding area by treating them to a free lunch. Located a few miles outside of Victoria, KB’s BBQ treated the first responders of Victoria and the surrounding areas…

VISD: Children to social distance on school buses

School buses plan to limit the amount of students on the bus to help with social distancing.

VICTORIA, Texas - A new transportation plan is coming this fall for the Victoria Independent School District. VISD is planning on having children social distance on school buses. Communications director Shawna Currie, said  VISD sent out surveys to families that…

VPD Auto Crimes Task Force will not be conducting vehicle inspections after July 7th

Due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases the Auto Crimes Task Force will not be conducting vehicle inspections

VICTORIA, Texas- Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria, the Victoria Police Department Auto Crimes Task Force will not be conducting vehicle inspections (VTR-68A) after July 7, 2020. These inspections will resume once the spike has subsided;…

Stay safe from mosquitos this summer

Mosquitos can spread disease here are some tips to stay safe

VICTORIA, Texas - With summer here, the Victoria County wants people to be aware of the dangers that mosquitos can cause to not only you, but your pets as well. Mosquitos can spread West Nile Virus, malaria, yellow fever and…

VISD approves HB3 goals and administrators

The VISD Board of Trustees names new administrators

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria ISD Board of Trustees has approved new administrators for Patti Welder Middle School, West High School, and Athletic Director. The positions were open following the departure of Denise Canchola and Debbie Crick, who accepted employment…

Three family members test positive for COVID-19

A Placedo resident has tested positive for COVID-19 along with her niece and nephew

VICTORIA, Texas -- Christina Guzman is finding out how life is with COVID-19. After undergoing a surgery,  not related to COVID-19, she started to feel symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Once she realized she needed…

31 new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Another spike of positive cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas -- As of 5 pm June 27th, there are 31 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County, and 9 newly recovered individuals. Victoria currently has a total of 536 confirmed cases of COVID-19. *Regional Case Counts are…

City Council discusses Bootfest in Victoria

Bootfest is still scheduled, but that could change in the coming weeks

VICTORIA, Texas - This evening the city of Victoria discussed Bootfest at the city council meeting. Currently the 2020 Bootfest is still scheduled to take place on October 2nd and 3rd. If the of COVID-19 cases continue to increase, the…

Free COVID-19 Testing at the Victoria Community Center

You will not need an appointment, and you will not need a doctor’s order or a prescription to get tested

VICTORIA, Texas - There have been a spike of new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County. The Victoria County Public Health Department will be having free COVID-19 testing in the coming days. Thursday June 25th and Friday June 26th there…

Doberman euthanized after biting young girl

A court ordered the euthanization of a dog that bit a girl on the face

VICTORIA, Texas - A doberman was put down after an incident with a girl. That child had to have surgery. On June 9th, animal care services received a call…

COVID-19 walk up test site available soon

VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria and Victoria County will host a walk-up COVID-19 testing site in partnership with the Department of State Health Services and Texas Military Department on June 25 and 26 at the Victoria Community Center,…

VCSO obtain arrest warrant for the murder of Brian Doelle

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County Sheriff's Office Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant charging Alexis Jarvis, age 20, of Victoria, with the Murder of Brian Doelle, age 38, of Inez, Wednesday night. On June 17, 2020, at about 9:00pm, deputies responded…

Texas HHS Announces New Chief Operating Officer

AUSTIN, Texas – Maurice McCreary, Jr. has been named the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Chief Operating Officer, effective July 20. “Maurice’s extensive business development and project management experience in the health care field is a welcome addition to…

H-E-B in Bexar County will require masks/facial coverings

BEXAR COUNTY, Texas - In collaboration with the local and government officials in Bexar County, customers will have to wear facial coverings or masks in H-E-B starting June 22nd. In a tweet, H-E-B said they worked closely with County Judge…

Coast Guard assists three mariners on disabled vessel near Galveston

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners after their vessel became disabled near Smith Point,  Friday evening. Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a 16-foot John Boat whose engine had become disabled with two adults and one child aboard. Watchstanders…

Updates to visitation hours at local hospitals

Citizens and Detar have updated their visitation hours

VICTORIA, Texas - As June 8th, Citizens Medical Center visiting hours will be from 9 a-m to 6 p-m and patients are allowed one visitor per day. Visitors must always wear a…