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.


Victoria County early voting Tuesday

293 early in-person voters Tuesday

Early voting begins in Victoria County

284 voters voted early Monday

20 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria County Monday

185 active cases in Victoria County

Texas files lawsuit in Victoria against Biden Administration

Lawsuit is over the Biden Administration's minimum wage mandate for federal contractors

Victoria County Jail COVID-19 cases fall

Jail visitation suspension started January 18

Victoria Infusion Center gets new shipment of medications

Center had been out of medications for a week

Man faces several charges after Ganado burglary arrest

El Campo faces six charges

Ice on 10 Lavaca County roads and bridges

Lavaca County OEM report

Victoria County one-month COVID-19 new case record set

Tops previous record set in July 2020

Vaccine Day at KAVU-TV final numbers

160 vaccines administered at KAVU-TV

Salvation Army Of Victoria warming shelter ready for Thursday

Warming shelter opens when temperatures drop below 39 degrees

Food Bank Of The Golden Crescent 2021 distribution numbers

Numbers down from 2020

More than 1900 patients have gone through the Victoria Regional Infusion Center since September

Road to Recovery

2021 In Review: Salvation Army Of Victoria

A busy 2021 for the Salvation Army of Victoria

2021 In Review: Bluebonnet Youth Ranch

Big changes for the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch in 2021

Food bank’s distribution numbers slightly lower in November

Food Bank of the Golden Crescent distributed over 670,000 pounds of food last month

Victoria Regional Airport to receive funds through new infrastructure law

Airport's executive director sees increase in passenger numbers

Salvation Army of Victoria prepares for food distribution event

The organization loaded up 800 Christmas food boxes for Friday's event

Home fire caused by cigarette ashtray, officials say

Family safely escaped with no major injuries but loses home

Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback announces primary run for U.S. Congress District 27

Louderback visiting Edna, Victoria and Corpus Christi

Victoria County still taking in Nueces County jail inmates

Inmate transfer started early October

Victoria’s Chamber of Commerce Transportation conference hosts keynote speaker, Texas A&M’s Chancellor John Sharp

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, there were two guest speakers at the local Chamber of Commerce Transportation conference held at UHV.

VISD COVID-19 updates and area COVID-19 vaccine tracker

Slight decrease in VISD COVID-19 active cases

Victoria County sees drastic decrease in Covid-19 cases over the last few months

David Gonzales, Victoria Public Health Department director, provides an update on cases and vaccine

Salvation Army of Victoria canned goods drive

A competition among VISD schools

Former VISD state sports champion to autograph her new book

Alexis Ware and the Victoria High girls won the state basketball title in 1986

Victoria Fire Department working blaze near E. Colorado St. and N. Jecker St.

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, shortly after 1:00 p.m. VFD responded to a house fire, no one was harmed or sent to the hospital for injuries.

Salvation Army of Victoria gives out 500 food boxes

Salvation Army has another food distribution next month

Salvation Army Of Victoria food distribution Friday

500 food boxes to be distributed

Food Bank Of The Golden Crescent food distributions rise

Large increase in October over November

Area places that have the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for youth 5-11 years old

List comes from Texas Department Of State Health Services

New COVID-19 cases go down in Victoria County, VISD

Cases went down in Victoria County by over 1,000 in a month

17 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria County

33 active cases in Victoria County

Victoria County Public Health Department COVID-19 booster shots

VCPHD administering Moderna booster shots

Military Hero For October

Our Military Hero for October is Albert Totah Sr.

Area river flood warnings

River flood warnings for Victoria and Calhoun Counties

Victoria County early voting numbers for Tuesday

Second day of early voting in Victoria County