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

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

Live with Governor Abbott tonight at 6:20 p.m. on stations with The Victoria Television Group

Governor Abbott urges Texans to monitor flood threats as Tropical Storm Beta approaches Texas coast

City of Seadrift issues voluntary evacuation ahead of Tropical Storm Beta

City of Seadrift suggests people evacuate and remove recreational vehicles immediately

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

Thoughts on fatigue

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

The Stockdale Paradox and the “Art of Resilience” meets a pandemic

Superintendent Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. on the start of in-person instruction

Closing Thoughts: A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

Superintendent Shepherd with a district update

Closing Thoughts: A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Inmate death at the Jackson County Jail under investigation

Texas Rangers and Texas Commission on Jail standards reviewing reported suicide in Jackson County Jail

Judge halts Keith Dwayne Nelson execution planned for Friday

The U.S. Government maintains pentobarbital is not subject to Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Rosie O'Donnell has 'compassion' for Ellen DeGeneres

On TV you cannot fake your essence

Body believed to be that of a missing Fort Hood soldier has been found

Fort Hood said in a statement at the time that foul play is suspected in his death

Laura becomes a major hurricane before landfall, with Louisiana and Texas threatened with flooding even well inland

The Gulf Coast is monitoring Hurricane Laura

Republicans nominate Trump to take on Biden in the fall

The Republican Party has formally nominated President Donald Trump for another term

Governor Abbott requests Federal Emergency Declaration ahead of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura

Gov. Abbott issues State Disaster Declaration for 23 counties including Victoria

What to expect from the five most interesting speeches at the RNC

Catch the Republican National Convention at CrossroadsToday.com

Governor Abbott to hold briefing to provide update on state response to Hurricane Marco

Marco becomes a hurricane as the Gulf Coast braces for 2 cyclones this week

Gulf Coast on alert as simultaneous tropical storms threaten

Two tropical storms are advancing across the Caribbean, posing potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast

Updated: Colorado City Police issue Amber Alert for Klay Guzman

Matthew Guzman wanted in child abduction

Preparing for Laura and Marco: How to create a pet evacuation kit

Taking care of your pet during a storm

Victoria County Public Health Department reports nine new COVID-19 cases

Fifty-six newly recovered patients in Victoria County

Update: Coast Guard suspends search for missing dredge crew members

Coast Guard searches for two missing crew members in Corpus Christi

Quintin Shepherd on the first week back to school

Superintendent Quintin Shepherd: Closing Thoughts

Gulf Coast on alert as two tropical systems could threaten at the same time

Stay with Newscenter25s Chief Meteorologist Brian Alonzo

Pipeline explosion in the port and refinery district of Corpus Christi

Six people in the hospital in Corpus Christi following a pipeline explosion

People in Edna plan to gather at the courthouse to remember Cannon Hinnant on August 29

The father of a 5-year-old boy killed in North Carolina says the suspect was a neighbor for eight years

Remembering 3-year-old Zaylen Gonzalez with photos

Zaylen Gonzalez was hit and killed on August 18, 2020 in Port Lavaca

Seventh Texas execution postponed due to concerns over COVID-19

An attorney for John Henry Ramirez says judge withdrew death warrant Friday

Vaccines are safe. But huge numbers of people around the world say they wouldn't take a Covid jab

COVID-19 vaccine

Nurses in a San Antonio hospital organize a patient's wedding to help lift his spirits

Hospital wedding in Texas

Victoria County reports one new COVID-19 related death

The latest COVID-19 numbers in Victoria, County

Six questions about slavery reparations, answered

New urgency to debate about compensating descendants of American slaves

How to make sure your 2020 mail-in vote is counted

November's Presidential election just 80 days away

New CDC guidance says COVID-19 rates in children 'steadily increasing'

Children make up 7% of all COVID-19 cases in America