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

Five new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Victoria farmer preparing for hayless winter spurred by drought conditions

Local farmers and ranchers are bracing themselves for a hayless winter.

Twelve new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

There are 238 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Victoria County

Artisan market in downtown Victoria showcases local artists, farmers

Victoria I.S.D. board approves tax limitations for solar energy project

Homeless coalition seeks warm meals, volunteer cooks for local soup kitchen

Homeless coalition seeks warm meals, volunteer cooks for local soup kitchen

Victoria entering Stage 2 drought conditions later than usual

VISD Bond Planning Task Force reviews district's financial history

Seven new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

There are 210 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Victoria County

Community coalition partners with city for neighborhood clean-up

Downtown Victoria business closes after co-owners survive COVID-19

Theatre Victoria returns to the stage for the first time since March

Burn ban anticipated for Victoria County next week

Thirty-six new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Commissioners discuss oversized political sign ban on county property

County commissioners plan to vote on the order at next weeks' meeting.

Two new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Reverend asks clergy to pray for suspect who shattered church windows

Church stained glass windows sustain damage from overnight vandalism

Victoria I.S.D. bond planning task force projects $146.2 million needed to repair facilities

Victoria I.S.D. bond planning task force projects $146.2 million needed to repair facilities

Democrat wins Precinct 1 Constable seat in Victoria County

Jeff Meyer wins first political race

The Texas Zoo sees over 750 visitors during annual Zoo Boo

Otters named Sammy and Stella played with pumpkin pieces in the water to the delight of trick-or-treaters. 

Two new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Farmers' market costume contest draws over 1,000 visitors

Winners won gift cards to a local ice cream shop.

Victoria artist works to make art accessible, ownership possible

Homeless coalition identifies need for more volunteers, resources for warming shelters

Homeless coalition identifies need for more volunteers, resources for warming shelters

Outdated HVAC, non-compliant buildings on high priority list for Victoria I.S.D. bond planning taskforce

Suspects arrested in front of Autumn Park Apartments

2 suspects stole a vehicle and were arrested

Four new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

There are 74 active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Firefighters using federal grant to vaccinate homeless, low-income families for the flu

Flu shots will be administered on October 26 to 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

State senator invites experts to answer COVID-19 questions

They took questions focused on vaccine implementation and education.

University of Houston-Victoria creating diversity training with President's orders in mind

The order won't go into effect until November 21st.

Victoria I.S.D. bond planning task force meets to discuss options

Task force members engaged with each other in small groups for focused discussion.

Fifty-six active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

No new cases were reported Saturday

Victoria I.S.D. homeless students still hurting from Hurricane Harvey

The majority of students that are identified as homeless in the Victoria I.S.D. are usually temporarily sleeping on a friend or family member's couch.