Don Brubaker

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Don Brubaker has been sports director at Newscenter 25 since August, 1984. This Houston native came to Victoria after four and a half years working in the sports department at KPRC-TV in Houston. Before graduating from the University of Houston Don also worked in the sports departments of the Houston Post and KPRC radio. While at KAVU, Don has won state awards for his sportscasting from the Texas Girls Coaches Association and by the Associated Press.

In 2010, Don received the sports award from the African-American Chamber Of Commerce of Victoria. In 2011, Don received state Sportswriter of the Year honors from TAPPS. In that same year Don and “Friday Football Fever” were featured in “Texas High School Football: More Than The Game”, a special exhibit at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. In 2012, Don received the golf media excellence award from the Southern Texas PGA. Don and his wife, Cecilia, have two grandsons, Nick and Luke.


Here is a look at average gas prices in the State and nationally

Victoria County currently has the lowest average gas price in the Crossroads region

UPDATE: Train derailment cleanup process begins

The process will last approximately two days, weather permitting

Salvation Army of Victoria opens cooling station

Two to three people have visited so far

Victoria College’s expansion master plan

Plan includes new student success center

Average gas price hits a new record high at $4.60

Prices are on the rise throughout the Crossroads region

City of Yoakum is now a Purple Heart City

Purple Heart City is the nation's oldest military medal

El Campo law enforcement, school district work on active shooter response

El Campo I.S.D. superintendent reached out to ECPD

Gas prices continue to rise across Texas, including the Crossroads region

Here is a look at the average gas prices across throughout Texas

Victoria County COVID-19 case numbers for May

Up by over 100 cases since April

Memorial Day service at DeLeon Plaza

Victoria County Veterans Council hosts Memorial Day program

Early voting in Victoria Friday

3143 total early votes in Victoria County

Goliad ISD teacher picked for special T.E.A. task force

Task force formed to address teacher vacancies

Early voting in Victoria Wednesday

333 in person voters Wednesday

Early voting in Victoria Tuesday

388 in person voters Tuesday

Bluebonnet Youth Ranch golf tournament returning

Tourney moved up to May 22

Salvation Army of Victoria cooling station opens

Cooling station opens when temperatures reach certain levels

Eighteen-wheeler catches fire

Traffic alert on Highway 59 south to Goliad

Early voting in Victoria Monday

2636 early votes so far

Port Lavaca man charged with murder seeks bond reduction

Blake Downs' bond is set at $850,000

Early voting numbers in Victoria Tuesday

175 in person voters Tuesday

Early voting numbers in Victoria for Monday

636 early votes cast after the first day

Victoria County receive Grade B for ozone pollution

Eight other Texas counties received a Grade A

Victoria Covid-19 Regional Infusion Center to close

As of Tuesday, the center has treated over 3,100 Covid-19 patients

Trooper Bill Davidson remembered in Jackson County

Trooper Davidson lost his life in the line of duty April 14,1992

Food Bank Of The Golden Crescent monitoring food price rises

Food Bank has distributed a fraction less than last year

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office makes arrest

K-9 Bane sniffed out the drugs in the vehicle

Victoria County rescinds its burn ban

Ban was put into effect March 29

Victoria Municipal Court to host first “outreach docket” at Salvation Army

Dockets will be at Salvation Army shelter April 4

Victoria County Jail still receiving Nueces County Jail inmates

Transfer of 12-13 inmates per day

Salvation Army of Victoria faces more community needs

Salvation Army men's shelter at 100% capacity all month

Christ’s Kitchen celebrates 37th anniversary in Victoria

Serving food to over 700 people daily

Christ’s Kitchen to reopen its dining room

Dining room reopens April 18

Victoria County final Primary Election numbers

Over 100 ballots rejected

Huge drop in COVID-19 new cases in Victoria County

Drop of 2,148 cases from January to February

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Victoria County Monday

COVID-19 Victoria County deaths hit 400

Victoria Infusion Center cuts back hours

Infusion Center will now be closed on weekends

One new COVID-19 case in Victoria Friday

62 active cases in Victoria County

Early voting in Victoria County Thursday

517 in person voters Thursday

Early voting in Victoria County Wednesday

440 in-person voters Wednesday

Nine new COVID-19 cases in Victoria County Wednesday

77 active COVID-19 cases in Victoria County