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Eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lavaca County

VICTORIA, Texas -- Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management is reporting the eighth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Lavaca County. The new case is in the City of Shiner and DSHS Region 8 reports this particular individual contracted COVID-19 by…

Four finalists chosen in search for new VC president

Four finalists chosen in search for new VC president

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria College’s Board of Trustees has announced four finalists in the search to replace David Hinds as VC president. The Presidential Search Committee recently…

COVID-19 infection may increase stroke risk

VICTORIA, Texas -- May is Stroke Awareness Month. We know COVID-19 impacts the lungs, but recent data shows the infection may also increase a person's risk for suffering a stroke. Shazam Hussain, M.D. wasn't involved in the study, but said…

Victoria Metropolitan Planning Organization approves 25-year transportation plan

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Metropolitan Planning Organization approved at its Thursday meeting the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, a document that prioritizes federal funding and establishes goals and priorities for improving transportation within Victoria County. The MTP outlines transportation projects through…

City of Victoria plans to reopen all facilities by June

City of Victoria facilities to begin reopening in May

The following is a press release from the City of Victoria: VICTORIA, Texas - City of Victoria facilities will begin reopening to the public starting May 1 and will be fully open by June 1 after closing March 21 to…

Congressman Michael Cloud on Paycheck Protection Program

Statement on the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

The following is a press release by District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud: Thursday, Congress passed legislation with $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Small Business Administration (SBA) rolled out the program in record time…

Governor Abbott, TDHCA secure financial housing assistance

AUSTIN, Texas -- Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced that Texas will provide HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to Texans experiencing housing challenges due to COVID-19. These TBRA funds have…

Health department determines outbreak in healthcare facility, totaling 9

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria County Public Health Department designated Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Victoria – Southeast an outbreak after completing an investigation that totaled nine confirmed COVID-19 employees and patients, six of which are Victoria County residents.…

Lavaca County OEM reports first COVID-19 death

VICTORIA, Texas -- Today, Lavaca County reports its first COVID-19 related fatality. Today’s death is the first one attributable to a resident of Lavaca County, diagnosed with COVID-19. In this instance, exposure is presumed to have occurred in Victoria, but…

Crestwood Drive to close on Friday

VICTORIA, Texas -- Crestwood Drive between Azalea and Nimitz streets will close Friday, April 24, so utilities can be installed. The road closure will last one day, weather permitting. All businesses and homes in the construction zone will remain accessible.…

H-E-B and Favor launch two-hour Express Delivery service

VICTORIA, Texas -- Continuing to expand convenient digital services to support Texans, H-E-B and Favor Delivery have introduced a new service that allows customers to have grocery essentials delivered straight to their doorstep in two hours or less. In addition…

COVID-19 federal assistance training announced for local leaders

AUSTIN, Texas -- Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide a series of free online trainings to help local officials understand, acquire, and administer federal assistance available to the state of Texas and municipalities…

Fire department employee tests positive for COVID-19

County says risk of exposure is low

VICTORIA, Texas -- A Victoria Fire Department first responder tested positive for COVID-19, and the case is under investigation by the Victoria County Public Health Department. The individual is in isolation and being monitored by the health department. VCPHD also…