James Muñoz

News Director/Anchor

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James Muñoz has worked in seven Texas television newsrooms since 1998 including KVII Amarillo, KIII Corpus Christi, KTRE Lufkin, KSAN San Angelo, KENS San Antonio, and KWES Midland.
He currently serves as Executive News Director and news anchor on Newscenter25 at 5 p.m.

Muñoz is a graduate of Texas Tech University and author of a memoir, “Some Monument to Last.” The book documents his interview with Walter Cronkite in 2000. That evening, Muñoz met his great-uncle Preston Doughty. Preston was able to provide a copy of “Our Doughty Familes”, which traces the Doughty family history to 1755.
Muñoz has strong ties to Texas. His third great-grandfather, James Murray Doughty, was a co-founder of the City of Rockport, the first superintendent of the King Ranch and Sheriff of Refugio County. Another ancestor, John Moses, came to Texas in 1847 and wrote a series of columns for the San Antonio Express-News from 1887 to 1890 under the pseudonym Sesom.
Muñoz has covered several major news stories including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the mass church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.


Man killed in house fire Wednesday identified as Billy Lee Dunno

Four dogs also died in the house fire

Local leaders sound off about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade

Official statement from the Victoria County Democratic Party and District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud

VPD: Intoxicated man crashes and takes excavator for a ride

Suspect faces several charges in early morning crash and excavator ride

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Affordable housing plan set for Port Lavaca

Man killed in rollover crash identified as Broderick Lavar Mathis

A passenger in the truck survived the crash

CVS closes pharmacy in Port Lavaca

Prescriptions were transferred to a nearby Walgreens

The Texas Water Safari is underway

The 260 mile race to Seadrift kicked off Saturday at 9 a.m.

Victoria Christian Assistance Ministries needs your help

Summer clothing donations desperately needed at VCAM

Victoria Crime Stoppers releases images in aggravated robbery

Two men wanted in convenience store robbery

Gov. Abbott honors U.S. Service Members on Memorial Day

Boy Scouts at cabin re-dedication ceremony in Longview meet Gov. Abbott

Closing Thoughts: A word from Supt. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

An open letter to communities in Amboy, Skokie, Morton Grove, Marion, and Victoria

May 27 is National Poppy Day

The American Legion Auxiliary encourages communities to wear a red poppy

Four people arrested in drug bust in Victoria County

Authorities searched location in 800 block of South Cameron St.

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

County wants to keep library

Jason Ohrt winning Victoria County Commissioner Pct. 2 in early vote

Ohrt winning with 58% of the vote

Antique shop in Yoakum destroyed by fire

The Cookie Jar antique shop caught fire Saturday night

Man stabbed Friday night near Queen City Park

Suspect arrested in stabbing

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

CCISD names new principals

Former Victoria County District Attorney Dexter Eaves has died

Eaves died Saturday, May 14, 2022

42-year-old man hit by truck in 3000 block of Houston Hwy

Man had minor injuries

About 40 people gather for mass to remember 19 killed May 14, 2003

19th anniversary of deadliest human smuggling case in U.S. history

A word from Supt. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing Thoughts: Breakdown on the road

City of Victoria implements stage one water restrictions

Under stage 1, residents are asked to practice voluntary water conservation measures

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Calhoun Now: Former mayor, police chief dies

Search warrant details living conditions of toddler twins removed from apartment

Twin toddler released from San Antonio hospital

United plane from Victoria runs off the runway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston

No one hurt; 16 people on board

Victoria Police Department investigating shooting Sunday night

One man hurt in shooting

UPDATE: One-year-old toddler twin remains in San Antonio hospital

Mother charged in incident in jail; warning graphic photo

Voters in the Bloomington ISD pass $1.1 million bond issue

Bond proposal to renovate and build school facilities passes

Victoria Police investigating crash at Lone Tree Rd. and Lova Dr.

Crash investigation east of N. Ben Wilson St. and south of U.S. 59 Business

Woman arrested on charges of child endangerment

Kimberly Marroquin Salas, 34, held on charges of child abuse

Victoria Police investigating shooting in 2300 block of E. Mistletoe

Shooting investigation

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave for April 27

Russell Cain celebrates 50 years as realtor

Top headlines in The Cuero Record for April 27

Early voting is underway in DeWitt County

Victoria County grand jury finds U.S. Marshal’s actions justified in the officer-involved shooting of JD Javier Lane

The Grand Jury concluded the Deputy U.S. Marshal's actions were justified under the law and no further action should be taken by the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney's Office

Stranded dolphin dies at Quintana Beach in Brazoria County

Most in crowd near beached dolphin did not know what to do

23-year-old Port Lavaca man charged with murder

19-year-old victim identified as Coewin Boerm

One man dead in shooting in Calhoun County

Texas Rangers helping in investigation