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.​

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Homeschool 4-H photography club exhibits work at local restaurant

Homeschool 4-H photography club exhibits work at local restaurant

Celebrate the Year of the Rat by visiting prairie dogs at the Texas Zoo

Celebrate the Year of the Rat by visiting prairie dogs at the Texas Zoo

Be Well Victoria offers free meditation class

Be Well Victoria offers free meditation class

Remembering Jim Lehrer and his Victoria roots

Retired Victoria College professor reflects on Lehrer's time in Victoria, friendship

Bond planning taskforce to hear facility assessment by architecture firm, campus leadership

District-wide building needs to be presented to community members and Victoria ISD staff

Victoria ISD seeks feedback on potential rezoning

School district seeks feedback from community on potential rezoning based on demographic study

Community Crossroads: Candidates for State House Representative, Constable, Precinct 1 and Tax Assessor-Collector

In this episode of Community Crossroads, co-host Carolina Astrain interviews candidates for State House Representative, Constable, Precinct 1 and Tax Assessor-Collector

Victoria West High School musical opens Thursday

“Getting To Know Cinderella” offers students an opportunity to explore the arts

Victoria Symphony Orchestra brings Neil Diamond tribute band to VISD Fine Arts Center

Concert to showcase hits made famous by Neil Diamond

Community Crossroads Week of Jan 18th

Community Crossroads: Candidates for State House Representative, County Commissioner, Precinct 3

Hygienic items, quarters needed for Blessing Bags being made for the homeless

Drop off donations between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, January 20 at our Saviour's Lutheran Church

Victoria Quidditch team seeks new members

Alejo Enriquez, a professor at Victoria College and founder of the Victoria Spartans - shares more about the sport

Aero Crafters celebrates its two-year anniversary with vendors, live music

Gastropub marks two years at its Crestwood location

Victoria man gifts 10-year-old a new bike after young boy’s bicycle was stolen

If you know anything about the bicycle thief, contact the Victoria Police Department

Victoria Farmers’ Market offers a variety of winter produce

The Victoria Farmer's Market is open each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Patti Dodson Health Clinic

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent extends reach with mobile food pantries

The food bank's mobile food pantry distributes to several counties in the Crossroads

Tax season begins Monday, January 27th

The time to start gathering all your income-related documents is near

Glen Templeton to bring a night of country music to the Crossroads

Glen Templeton to bring a night of music in support of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.

Community Crossroads Week of Jan 11th

Community Crossroads: Candidates for Victoria County Sheriff

Two Victoria women deliver over 200 discarded Christmas trees to help preserve the Texas Coast

Jewel Buchanan and Anabel Mondolfi, Victoria residents, collected over 200 discarded Christmas trees as part of an effort to preserve the Texas Coast.

Victoria ISD invites students from other districts, private schools to attend a high school open house

The district seeks to highlight new programs available on its high school campuses. 

Rodeo Art finalists have artwork on display at the VISD Fine Arts Center through February

Students share their process, artwork entered into the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art competition

VISD to introduce a new elementary after-school program for the 2020-2021 school year

Right at School is a program that will be replacing the YMCA after-school program that has been in VISD for 28 years

City council approves transfer of HOT funds to Bootfest

South Texas Tails helps local pet owners who are in need of fences

The goal is to reduce the number of chained dogs.

Organization seeks volunteers, foster families for cats in need

Victoria Trap Neuter Return found homes for over 150 cats in 2019

A Christmas Engagement: Newly engaged couple looks forward to saving with destination wedding plans

Macy Salazar and Ryan Ybarbo got engaged on Christmas Day. Salazar talks about how they plan on saving by going with a destination wedding

Meet Darlene Isabella, a 2020 New Year’s Day Baby

Darlene Isabella was born at 8:56 a.m. at DeTar Hospital North on New Year’s Day. 

New law provides protections for physicians looking to blow the whistle on health care organizations

House Bill 1532 - provides protections for medical doctors seeking to blow the whistle on harmful or abusive administrative policies put in place by hospital leadership.

Stray bullet survivor cautions against using firearms to ring in the New Year

Joe Pina, a 7-year-old Victoria resident, talks about surviving after being hit by a stray bullet during the Fourth of July.

Fulton Mansion re-opens after post-hurricane renovations

The Fulton Mansion State Historic Site will begin hosting Moonlight on the Mansion every first Thursday

Community Crossroads: The Road So Far

Artist Jesse Lott shares his experiences working on "The Road So Far," a collaborative exhibit made with fellow artist Travis Whitfield.

Last call for real Christmas trees this holiday season