Carolina Astrain

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Carolina joined the Victoria Television Group in October of 2019. 

She moved to Victoria from her hometown of Humble, Texas 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 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 DJ’ing parties, walking her dog Spartacus and listening to records.​

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

Articles

Road closes in Yoakum until further notice

Victoria ballerinas, dancers ready to 'Fall for Dance' at the Welder Center

The Victoria Ballet Theatre previews its upcoming Fall For Dance concert

Food pantry to celebrate 35 years of service to the community

Billy T. Cattan celebrates National Recovery Month with a family-friendly event

Billy T. Cattan celebrates National Recovery Month with a family-friendly event

Victoria County judge issues a disaster declaration in response to increased activity at the border

Victoria Symphony opens its season with an electric guitar concerto

Victoria Symphony opens its season with an electric guitar concerto

Landfill, compost facility in Victoria to reopen Tuesday

City of Seadrift declares an emergency, voluntary evacuation ahead of Tropical Storm Nicholas

What to expect on Community Crossroads

This week on Community Crossroads

Veterans gather in prayer in response to situation in Afghanistan

The Taste of the Town returns to benefit the Perpetual Help Home

WATCH LIVE: The president to make remarks at 11 a.m. CST about situation in Afghanistan

Sheriff's office waiting for guidance from federal treasury department on stimulus funds

County leaders to discuss housing for people living with AIDS

Pet of The Week for Fri-Yay 8-20-21

Adopt Birba

Victoria family has catalytic converter stolen

The family had the money set aside for back-to-school supplies for their children, now that money is going to fix their car

Here Be Monsters returns to the stage

"Bubble, Bunny, Minotaur" will be at the Victoria Fine Arts Center August 13 & August 14

Pack the Bus registration ends tomorrow

Pack the Bus is a school supply drive done in partnership with H-E-B and Faith Family Church

New pathway to free pre-K celebrated

The Children's Learning Institute Early Education Center at F.W. Gross is ready for the start of the 2021 2022 school year.

A Bloomington native is the July Military Hero

City council meets Tuesday to discuss budget, tax rate

Victoria City Council meets Tuesday

What to expect on Community Crossroads

This week on Community Crossroads

Theatre Victoria musical performances limited to one week

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' lead actress says performances are 'amazing'

Live feed: Public hearing on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol

What to expect on Community Crossroads

We hear from the City of Victoria, Victoria I.S.D., the Southside Community Coalition, and Dr. Steven Gartzman of Victoria ER.

Residents invited to info session on improving internet speeds in Victoria

City of Victoria to host broadband public workshop

Victoria I.S.D. community meetings to focus on three new bond options

Victoria I.S.D. community meetings to focus on three new bond options

Victoria police chief needs community feedback

Between 25 to 30 attended a VPD community meeting at the Children's Learning Institute Early Education Center at F.W. Gross Thursday evening.

What to expect on Community Crossroads

This week on Community Crossroads