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36 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

45 newly recovered individuals

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting a COVID-19-related death in Victoria County. The patient, a male Victoria County resident in his 60’s, had been hospitalized in Victoria. To respect and honor the family, no further…

Rev. John Carmona passes away from COVID-19

The pastor lived for 82 years

VICTORIA, Texas- Rev. John Carmona has been the pastor of Jerusalem Family Praise Center in Victoria, Texas for the last 37 years, (since 1983). He began to feel ill the first week of July, but tested negative for COVID-19.…

New sewer line will open more than 140 acres for development

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria City Council on Tuesday approved funding for a new sewer line that will allow for the development of Springwood Medical Plaza Phase II and will open about 140 additional acres for future development. “We have an opportunity…

Massive explosion in Lebanon shakes capital city of Beirut

Cause of explosion not determined yet

BEIRUT, Lebanon- A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday wounding a number people and causing widespread damage. The explosion appeared to be centered around Beirut's port and caused wide scale destruction and shattered windows miles away. Local…

SNAP benefit replacements approved for Hurricane Hanna disaster counties

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott Monday announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane…

Parks & Recreation to host youth sports, establishes health guidelines

Both events will be at Lowe Field and Rippamonti Field in Riverside Park

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria Parks & Recreation will host a Punt, Pass and Kick USA football skills competition Aug. 15 and a youth flag football league on Saturdays starting Aug. 22 with strict safety measures in place to…

City seeks feedback on plans for using federal funds

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria Development Services is seeking feedback from Victoria residents on three plans that will direct how thousands of dollars in federal funding are spent. The City receives funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant…

Dr. Quintin Shepherd has a job opportunity for you

Closing Thoughts by the Superintendent of the Victoria I.S.D.

The following is an article provided by the Superintendent of the Victoria I.S.D. Dr. Quintin Shepherd: A job opportunity I have a great job opportunity for anyone who’s interested. Basic job description is as follows: change lives for the better.…

UHV staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Two other staff members have tested positive for COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas- A third staff member in University of Houston-Victoria Facilities has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine. “We are taking these cases very seriously because our faculty, staff and students are our greatest assets,” UHV President Bob…

Trump suggests delaying November election

POTUS fears foreign meddling

WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned whether the 2020 presidential election should potentially be postponed, claiming it could be ripe for fraud. The president, tweeting the suggestion this morning. One he has no power to enforce. The tweet sent…

City Hall hosts exhibit from Museum of the Coastal Bend

The exhibit will remain on display for at least one year

VICTORIA, Texas- The Museum of the Coastal Bend on Wednesday installed a new exhibit at City Hall, “Can You Dig It? Archaeology in the Coastal Bend,” to teach visitors about the methods used by the Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics…

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Victoria County

58 new confirmed cases in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting three COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County. The patients, a female Victoria County resident in her 60’s and…

Alcoa Foundation donates $45,000 to VC for instrumentation training

VICTORIA, Texas- The Alcoa Foundation generously donated $45,000 to Victoria College for the purchase of equipment to be used in VC’s Instrumentation and Electronics Technology Program. Seven Emerson 475 field communicators will assist students in their familiarity with calibrators commonly…

Former VC student finding ways to remain in entertainment spotlight during pandemic

The professional actor and Victoria College alumnus was featured in the New York Times and Washington Post

VICTORIA, Texas- Staying at home didn’t mean actor Michael James Nuells had to stay out of the limelight. While isolating himself in his Las Vegas home during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the professional actor and Victoria College alumnus…