Author: Geno Perez

Online COVID-19 test collection map now available

The interactive map displays detailed information on collection sites around the state

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have launched an online COVID-19 test collection map to help Texans locate test collection sites…

Sen. Cruz prioritizes re-opening the economy

More than 26 million Americans have filed for unemployment as a result of COVID-19

HOUSTON, Texas – Following reports this week that more than 26 million Americans have filed for unemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday appeared on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” and Fox…

Coast Guard assists seven mariners on disabled vessel near Freeport

Coast Guard towed a disabled vessel to Bridge Bait Marina

HOUSTON, Texas - The Coast Guard assisted seven mariners after their vessel became disabled near Freeport on Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled 28-foot pleasure craft that was drifting inside the Freeport Ship Channel.  A Coast…

12 Formosa employees test positive for COVID-19

A group of people that worked in the same unit have now tested positive for the novel corona-virus

VICTORIA, Texas - Newscenter 25 received an update from Formosa Plastics Monday night. COVID-19 has spread to Formosa Plastics and has now infected 12 people, according to a Formosa spokesperson. The company is now reviewing their procedures to outline certain…

"You are my sunshine" helped bring smiles to Trinity Shores

Trinity Shores residents showed their love by sharing potted plats with family members

VICTORIA, Texas- Saturday morning, a project for the residents at Trinity Shores in Port Lavaca called "You are my sunshine" took place. Residents gathered to…

Newscenter 25 gets sanitized

We are taking precautions here at the news station to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas- Here at Newscenter 25 we have been telling you to wash your hands, stay at home, wipe down your surfaces and to do your best to not spread COVID-19. Well this…

Updated: Victoria City Council votes against agreement with 3rd party to provide loans for small businesses

Tuesday's meeting covered a variety of topics like the state of disaster, unemployment, concerns of COVID-19 and loans for small businesses

Updated with corrections in paragraphs one and four. VICTORIA, Texas - The city council meeting Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m., covered the state of disaster, unemployment rates, concerns that could happen after COVID-19 and whether to provide a grant to…

Local business now selling masks to everyone

Service Supply has adapted to COVID-19 by making masks

VICTORIA, Texas- During times like these when small businesses are struggling to stay open, some are adapting to the change in order to stay viable. Service Supply of Victoria Inc. decided to pivot in a way that not only helped…

How you can avoid COVID-19 scams

VPD wants to remind you that criminals are still out there and try to scam you

VICTORIA, Texas - During times like these, scammers  begin to pop-up and try to take advantage of people who are trying to help. The Victoria police department gives five ways that you can protect yourself and your family from these…

One new case of COVID-19 for Victoria County

There are now 38 active cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas - As of 5:00 this evening, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Victoria county. That brings the numbers to: 38- Active cases 54- Recovered cases 44- Outbreak cases from Post Acute Medical North 1- Death 93-…

Register today to be a part of The Big Tex Little Lone Star Club

Kids 12 and younger can register for free

DALLAS, Texas - Register your cowboys and cowgirls, ages 12 and younger, in the brand-new Big Tex Little Lone Stars Club. Membership is free and includes: fun, Fair-related activities delivered every month, May through September, right to your mailbox; a…

Disney brings back bedtime hotline

Popular Disney characters will leave you a message, but only for a limited time

VICTORIA, Texas - If you are having a tough time getting your little ones to go sleep during this pandemic, Disney is here to help. All you have to do is call  1-877-7-MICKEY and you can hear a message from…

Two local businesses are helping feed youth and families in need

Local restaurants come together to provide meals for communities across the state

VICTORIA, Texas - Fossati's Delicatessen and Rosebud Records, Grill and Theater are both helping the community to provide meals for at-risk youth and families in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott created this program in response to COVID-19. "Thank you to the…

The farmers market now has a call ahead option

The Victoria farmers market is thriving despite social distancing

VICTORIA, Texas - It's a tough time for many workers and small businesses right now. The Victoria farmers market is considered a local food market and an essential business as well. Victoria…

Calhoun County Judge: One person per household to grocery store

Judge Richard Meyer updates the current numbers of COVID-19 and reminds people to beware of their actions

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas - As of April, 17th 2020, there are 21 confirmed positive cases, 10 active, 10 recovered and one death of COVID-19. There were no new cases of COVID-19 in Calhoun County. Calhoun County Judge Richard Meyer wants…

Cornyn Hosts Coronavirus Calls with Texas Hispanic Chambers Leadership

Shares Federal Assistance Available for Texas Workers, Small Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Cornyn recently joined members of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce throughout Texas, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce leadership, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Latino Conservatives on a series of…

Sen. Cruz Backs Governor Abbott’s Request for Relief for Refinery Workers

Five Governors have sent letters to the EPA to ask for relief

HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz  today issued the following statement in support of granting American refineries relief during these three unprecedented crises: the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent economic and energy crises,…

Court Orders Release of Individual From Immigration Detention Due to COVID-19 Concerns

This is the first decision in Texas granting someone's release because of the danger posed by COVID-19.

HOUSTON, Texas - A United States District Court today granted the ACLU of Texas’ request to release a person who is highly vulnerable to serious illness and death from novel coronavirus, held at the Montgomery Processing Center in Conroe, Texas.…

Fall registration for VC opens Monday

Registration is for traditional classes that lead to a degree, certificate or university transfer

VICTORIA, Texas - Registration for Victoria College’s traditional classes – those that lead to a degree, certificate or university transfer – will begin Monday, April 20 for the interim, summer and fall semesters. Classes offered during the interim session May…

People are recovering from COVID-19 but we must remain vigilant

Today's briefing focused on testing, privacy rights and to remain vigilant

VICTORIA , Texas - At the press briefing Friday afternoon, it was stated that there are no new cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day, but there are 89 total confirmed cases and 34 active cases in Victoria county.…

Texas leads the country in wind power additions

Wind is now America's largest renewable energy provider

VICTORIA, Texas - Wind power is emerging as America’s top choice for new power, with Texas leading the country in wind power additions, installing a record amount of 3,938 MW in 2019 alone. Operating wind power capacity in the U.S.…

Governor Abbott establishes Strike Force to open Texas

Select services are set to open, while schools are to close for the remainder of the academic year

VICTORIA, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders,…

Two Easter Sunday fires keep firefighters busy

Two people are in the hospital and one family is left homeless after Easter Sunday fires

VICTORIA, Texas -- Easter Sunday was anything but quiet for local firefighters. They worked two fires in a three hour period, with two hurt, including a firefighter, and two properties are damaged. The first fire took place around 6 o’clock,…