James Munoz

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.

Articles

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Honda and Yamaha Motorcycle Wars

Is it safe to travel for the holidays this year?

Should you travel for the holidays this year?

Matthew McConaughey on whether he plans to run for Texas governor

Alright, alright, alright

Five tips for hosting a virtual holiday party

Make that virtual holiday party a big production

'Big Sky' takes a deadly detour into the dark side of the heartland

Watch 'Big Sky' tonight on KAVU-TV ABC at 9 p.m.

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Rapid Testing in Victoria

Fatal motorcycle crash on US 77 near Old Goliad Road

Victoria man killed in motorcycle crash with deer

The election has been decided. But America is still waiting -- like it has all year

Joe Biden elected 46th President

Harris bursts through another barrier, becoming the first woman, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect

Kamala Harris became America's first woman, first black and first South Asian vice-president-elect

Joe Biden to become the 46th president of the United States, CNN projects

Joseph R. Biden Jr. elected 46th President

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the V.I.S.D.

Closing Thoughts: Fighting COVID-19

MJ Hegar releases statement on results in Texas U.S. Senate Election

MJ Hegar releases statement

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Halloween safety

Funeral planned for murder victim AquCraigis Watson

Services planned for 32-year-old man killed Tuesday night

Remains of Mitchell Dale Stehling found at Mesa Verde National Park

Stehling went missing on June 9, 2013

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing thoughts: Playing to win with student learning

Victoria Police seeking leads in fatal hit and run pedestrian crash

Man killed in hit and run crash

Lavaca County Sheriff's Chief Deputy honored

Chief Deputy Daniel "JR" Peters, Jr. named Chief Deputy of the Year

Two Houston police officers in hospital after shooting in southeast Houston

Governor Abbott statement on death of Houston Police Sergeant

One new COVID-19 death reported in Victoria County

A woman in her 70s has died due to COVID-19 in Victoria County

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Continuous Improvement

Five things to know on this Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Five news stories you should read

Five things to know for October 12: Coronavirus, Supreme Court, election 2020, protests, Nigeria

Today is Indigenous Peoples' Day

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

The school district as a complex system

Water sample request kits not authorized by City of Victoria

Water sample request may be a scam

City of Victoria names Robert Arredondo as new police chief 

New police chief named in VPD

Fugitive Friday

Victoria Crimestoppers looking for information on Sean Dvorak

Companies are making some changes for employees health insurance amid the pandemic

Coronavirus has changed some of the benefits companies provide

Victoria Duck Safari: Adopt a duck, make a difference

Pebble Beach at Riverside Park is the place to be Saturday, November 7, 2020

Family and friends remember Port Lavaca man killed in crash Tuesday morning

Henry Hayes of Port Lavaca died in a single vehicle crash Tuesday

One in three parents won't get flu shots for their child during Covid-19, study finds

One-third of American parents have no plans to get their children vaccinated for the flu this year

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Routines

Tropical Storm Beta makes landfall on Texas coast

The biggest unknown from Beta was how much rainfall it could produce.

Faith Academy cancels in-person classes on Tuesday

No classes for Faith Academy Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

Governor Abbott issues Disaster Declaration in response to Tropical Storm Beta

State of Texas prepares for Tropical Storm Beta

City of Victoria closes facilities, cancels trash pickup for Sept. 21 ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

City of Victoria will close its facilities for a 24-hour period and cancel all garbage and recycling services

The Austwell-Tivoli cancels classes Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

School cancelled in the Austwell-Tivoli I.S.D. Monday, September 21, 2020

Tropical Storm Beta puts more than 10 million people under tropical storm warnings

Gov. Abbott will address the Crossroads area tonight at 6:20 on KAVU-TV

Amber Alert for Armaidre Antwan Marquie Argumon

Amber Alert for one-month-old baby boy