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.

Articles

Canoe race winners, contestants complete river trek from San Marcos to Seadrift

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the race that started Saturday still had some contestants en route to the finish line

Victoria, Refugio county sheriffs team up to pursue human smugglers

Victoria County voter turnout trends since 2014

Early voting reached a high point during the 2020 elections

Pandemic benefit transfer application deadline approaches

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is for families with children who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals during the pandemic

Hallettsville art gallery to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday

One of the state's largest slaveholders, W.G.L. Foley, who owned 124 slaves, lived in Lavaca County. 

Safety tips for working outside during extreme heat

Pets of the Week: Frost and Lumi

This week there's not just one pet of the week, there are two

Job seekers attend Victoria I.S.D. job fair

About 50 to 70 attended

Hearing over seizure of 138 head of cattle in Goliad County lasted over eight hours

About half return for their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Victoria Television Group

Seizure of cattle by humane society to be contested by Goliad county judge, area farmers

Victoria City Council approves amendment to allow increase of 95 cents to utility bills paid by phone

City to hold public hearing for an increase in credit card surcharge for utility bill payments

Victoria City Council members to hold public hearing for amendment to increase credit card surcharge by 95 cents

Missing Seadrift woman's younger brother dies

Southern district director for Kolkhorst shares legislative update at Goliad town hall on border crisis

Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, who represents District 18, wasn't able to attend due to late-night voting on the state senate floor.

Fixed-income families living in cars in need of motel-stay funds

The mobile resource center is operated by Be Well Victoria in collaboration with Mid-Coast Family Services and several other organizations. 

UHV student concerned use of 'illegal alien' by area law enforcement could keep young professionals from wanting to stay in the Crossroads

Man loses everything in house fire caused by lightning

Calhoun County I.S.D. parent says the district should have canceled school due to stormy weather

Calhoun County I.S.D. parent says the district should have canceled school due to stormy weather

Commissioners to consider new specialty court, opposing federal changes to how metro areas are defined

The change in the federal definition of metro areas could put our area at risk of losing federal dollars

Vaccine Day in DeWitt County all morning Thursday

Sheriffs host town hall in response border immigration crisis

Area sheriffs disregard the president's order to use less offensive terms for noncitizens

Sheriffs want to use words their constituents are familiar with

Rescheduled Cinco de Mayo celebration draws hundreds to downtown Victoria

Search ongoing for 24-year-old crewman in Matagorda County

President Biden calls for the end of offensive terms in reference to noncitizens, integration

In 2018, former president Donald Trump directed officials to use "illegal alien" instead of "undocumented"

Kayakers from across the state gathered to support a hunger strike to stop the dredging

Fiddlers Frolics celebrates 50 years of music, community

Goliad County ranchers, landowners hear presentation by federal agency, state cattle association

Seadrift resident marks 14th day of a hunger strike to halt crude oil exports, dredging

Victoria County Jail inmate dies more than a month after attempted suicide

The inmate's family is raising funds for funeral services

Dual-language program coming to Crain Elementary School

Victoria I.S.D. school board candidates have yet to file campaign ethics violation with state commission

Wells says he saw no harm in the distribution of flyers to employees, Zuck says he never gave the distributor permission to do so

Victoria I.S.D. board candidates communicate campaign ethics violation