Carolina Astrain

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Carolina has been a Weekend Anchor/Reporter for the Victoria Television Group since October 2019.

She moved to Victoria from her hometown of Humble, TX in 2012 to work as the Education Reporter for the Victoria Advocate. Carolina won 1st place in Investigative In-Depth Reporting for her coverage of the achievement gap within the Victoria school district in 2014. She also worked as the Digital Editor for the newspaper during Hurricane Harvey and designed an award-winning digital landing page and spearheaded digital and social media operations for the print media organization. She worked as a social media consultant/editor for To Do Victoria, an events calendar and blog from 2018 to 2019.​

Carolina has been a Victoria Business and Education Coalition volunteer for since 2013, helping first and second grade students with their reading and writing skills at Hopkins Elementary School. She has also served as a volunteer and board member for the Victoria Bach Festival since 2016; co-founded the Victoria Film Society in 2015. Carolina has also served as volunteer coach at the MU J-School HS Workshop since 2017.  ​​

On her free time she enjoys DJing parties, walking her dog Spartacus and listening to records.​

Have a story idea? Send Carolina an email at castrain@victoriatelevision.com.

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Sheriff candidate clarifies duties description in campaign mailer

Marr clarifies duties description in campaign mailer

Seventy-six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Seventy-six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Brumby, Creech face off in runoff election for Goliad County Commissioner seat

Brumby, Creech face off in runoff election for Goliad County Commissioner seat

Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen identified, says lawyer

Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen identified, says lawyer

Victoria woman in her 80s dies after being hospitalized due to COVID-19

Victoria woman in her 80s dies after being hospitalized due to COVID-19

Trampoline park closes due to resurgence of COVID-19 cases

Trampoline park closes due to resurgence of COVID-19 cases

Taxi company takes precautions to protect customers, employees from COVID-19

Taxi company takes precautions to protect customers, employees from COVID-19

One hundred and two new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

One hundred and two new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Coast Guard assists disabled vessels near Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard assists disabled vessels near Freeport, Texas

Fifty-two new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Fifty-two new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Gulf Bend Center establishes hotline for COVID-19 stress

Gulf Bend Center establishes hotline for COVID-19 stress

Moody Gardens remains open, recommends weekday visits

Moody Gardens remains open, recommends weekday visits

Employee at the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center tests positive for COVID-19

Recent donors being contacted who were around infected employee

Bloomington High School celebrates graduation with permission from county judge

Bloomington High School celebrates graduation with permission from county judge

Winners of the Hallet Oak Gallery’s Juneteenth Celebration Mask Contest

Winners of the Hallet Oak Gallery’s Juneteenth Celebration Mask Contest

Beauty college temporarily closes until July 6th

A student at the Victoria Beauty College tested positive for COVID-19

Refugio County Jail passes state inspection with some room for improvement

Refugio County Jail passes state inspection with some room for improvement

Victoria ISD gathering information, feedback before making a local decision on requiring masks

Victoria ISD gathering information, feedback before making a local decision on requiring masks

Social distancing while voting in the upcoming runoff election

Social distancing while voting in the upcoming runoff election

Local McDonald’s offers career growth opportunities

Local McDonald’s offers career growth opportunities

Candidates for Victoria County Tax Assessor-Collector ready for upcoming runoff election

Candidates for Victoria County Tax Assessor-Collector ready for upcoming runoff election

Goodwill South Texas offers virtual job training program, "Let's Get Back to Work"

Goodwill South Texas offers virtual job training program, "Let's Get Back to Work"

Sheriff candidates approach runoff election, set for July 14

Sheriff candidates approach runoff election, set for July 14

Victoria ISD board hears transportation report, begins budget talks

Victoria ISD board hears transportation report, begins budget talks

Area students enjoy free prom event at Schroeder Hall, savor an almost-missed milestone

Area students enjoy free prom event at Schroeder Hall, savor an almost-missed milestone

Family, state representative work to preserve memory, legacy of 21-year-old deceased quadriplegic

Family, state representative work to preserve memory, legacy of 21-year-old deceased quadriplegic

Stores reopen at Victoria Mall as latest health orders allow

Stores reopen at Victoria Mall as latest health orders allow

Music hall owner will be remembered for bringing Schroeder back to life

She met her husband there years ago and purchasing the venue was a way for her to reconnect with him. 

Homeless coalition works to keep vulnerable families from eviction

Homeless coalition works to keep vulnerable families from eviction

Texas game wardens urge boater safety ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Texas game wardens urge boater safety ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

Victoria ISD board hears salary study, discusses achievement gap

Victoria ISD board hears salary study, discusses achievement gap

Recovery, outreach center adapts to pandemic with telehealth

Recovery, outreach center adapts to pandemic with telehealth

Early Act First Knight continues to build leaders amid COVID-19 pandemic

Early Act First Knight continues to build leaders amid COVID-19 pandemic

Graduate headed to college out-of-state surprised with drive-thru celebration

Graduate headed to college out-of-state surprised with drive-thru celebration

VCAM Saturdays return to downtown food pantry

VCAM Saturdays return to downtown food pantry

Healthcare Hero: David Gonzales

Healthcare Hero: David Gonzales, director of the Victoria County Public Health Department

Tattoo artists waiting for reopening date from state leadership

Tattoo artists waiting for reopening date from state leadership

Healthcare Hero: Crystal Ortiz

Healthcare Hero: Crystal Ortiz

Lemonade stand proceeds donated to local food pantry

Lemonade stand proceeds donated to local food pantry

High school students invited to explore career paths through a virtual experience

High school students invited to explore career paths through a virtual experience

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