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

Gov. Greg Abbott live interview in response to Tropical Storm Beta

Goliad I.S.D. to close school Monday in advance of tropical storm system

Area transit will not start running until 10 a.m. Monday

City of Victoria closes facilities, cancels trash pickup Monday

Tropical Storm Beta winds expected overnight, lasting for up to 24 hours

UHV and UHV Katy to close Monday in advance of Tropical Storm Beta

Calhoun County issues a shelter-in-place order due to tropical storm system approaching

Bloomington I.S.D. campuses closed Monday ahead of tropical storm system

Wharton County Junior College closed Monday

St. Joseph High School to close Monday in anticipation of tropical storm system

Trinity cancels classes for Monday, Tuesday due to tropical storm system

Victoria College to close Monday ahead of tropical storm system

Victoria I.S.D. campuses will close Monday due to Tropical Storm Beta

All V.I.S.D. schools will be closed on Monday, September 21st.

Matagorda I.S.D. to close campuses Monday ahead of tropical storm

Schools closed Monday in Calhoun County in advance of tropical storm

The Victoria I.S.D. will make a decision Sunday on whether or not to close campuses Monday

Calhoun County issues voluntary evacuation due to tropical storm

These areas include: Indianola, Magnolia Beach and Port O'Connor.

Governor lowers state flags to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Coast Guard rescues stranded boater near Port Aransas

No injuries were reported.

DeWitt County ends burn ban

A burn ban put into effect in July has ended

Coast Guard advises Gulf Coast mariners to take precautions

Impact is anticipated as early as Sunday.

Hurricane preparations press conference to be broadcasted live at 6 p.m.

Crossroads Today will carry the news conference over all networks except ABC and also on our website.

Three new cases of COVID-19 confirmed for Victoria County

There are 97 currently active cases of coronavirus in Victoria County

Clinical trial shows positive results, seeks more participants

They need eight to nine more patients to become part of the clinical trial

Victoria ISD board appoints new executive director of communications, public relations

Board members also heard an information item about a security and safety audit presentation

Historic Spanish fort in Goliad has ties to Mexican War of Independence

The historic Spanish fort located in Goliad was captured by rebels twice during the Mexican War of Independence

Trump administration reveals vaccine rollout plan

Local health officials awaiting more information before putting together community plan for retrieval, distribution of vaccine

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Seventeen COVID-19 patients are in Victoria hospitals

Voter registration drive aims to get Crossroads residents ready for the November election

Voter registers for the first time since becoming a citizen

Mentor program goes virtual at Hopkins Elementary

Last year's program served about 30 students but was cut short in the spring because of the pandemic declaration.

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

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

New bus route added for students zoned for Hopkins Elementary School

At least 100 students now have another transportation option in downtown Victoria

Crossroads Football Live: Week 2 games, scoreboard

Crossroads Football Live: Week 2 games, scoreboard

Christ's Kitchen temporarily closes Saturdays due to shortage of volunteers

The volunteer-run center is a place where the homeless or families in need can enjoy a hot meal.

Local church, community health initiative provide computer lab space for distance learning

The Victoria I.S.D. resumes face-to-face instruction on Tuesday, September 8 but students still have the option to keep learning from home.

CDC to issue nationwide halt on evictions, Victoria family hopes to qualify

Landlords who violate the order could face a fine of up to $250,000 or possible jail time.

Driver fled the scene after vehicle crashed into residential pool

No injuries reported or citations issued

Local theatre collaborative to livestream seven original plays

The local theatre collaborative, We Be Monsters will be livestreaming seven original plays on YouTube at 8 p.m. CST tonight.

Seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Forty-eight newly-recovered individuals