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.

Articles

Public visitation planned to honor Mayor Rawley McCoy

Remembering Rawley McCoy

Stroman Middle School student wins Regional Spelling Bee

Aaron Ehsan is following in a family tradition

Rawley McCoy & Associates releases statement on passing of Mayor McCoy

Remembering Rawley McCoy

Seven people displaced following house fire in the 600 block of Perth

Red Cross helping family displaced by fire

Gov. Abbott and DPS Launch “Operation Lone Star”

The goal of the operation is to address the crisis at the Southern Border

Gov. Abbott orders U.S. flag and Texas flag to fly at half-staff in honor of Mayor McCoy

Victoria County Judge Zeller made the request this morning

Local law enforcement leaders honor Mayor Rawley McCoy

Remembering Mayor Rawley McCoy

District 18 State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst releases statement on passing of Mayor McCoy

Remembering Mayor Rawley McCoy

Victoria County Commissioner Pct. 1 Danny Garcia releases statement on passing of Mayor McCoy

Remembering Mayor Rawley McCoy

District 2 city councilwoman Josephine Soliz releases statement on passing of Mayor McCoy

Remembering Mayor Rawley McCoy

Victoria City Manager Jesús Garza releases statement on passing of Mayor McCoy

Remembering Mayor Rawley McCoy

Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller issues statement on the passing of Mayor Rawley McCoy

Remembering Mayor Rawley McCoy

Man arrested accused of arson at the Lone Star Inn & Suites

Motel room left with extensive smoke and heat damage

Victoria Fire Department responds to fire at Lone Star Inn & Suites

No one hurt in fire Friday morning

City of Victoria will continue requiring face coverings in municipal buildings after mandate ends

Beating Covid-19

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Scholastic Recognition

UPDATE: Missing diver from Rockport found

Body of Jordan Jay Fisher found not far from Vandenberg

Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions: 'Neanderthal thinking'

Beating Covid-19

Woman from Rockport, Texas went missing while diving off Key West

Search continues for missing Vandenberg diver

Updated: Amber Alert cancelled for 10-year-old girl from Carrollton

Child was in immediate danger

Many Texas businesses praise Governor Abbott's executive order that opens Texas 100% March 10

Gov. Abbott lifts mask mandate

City of Victoria Parks & Recreation installs new plaques at Memorial Rose Garden

The Memorial Rose Garden gazebo can be reserved for weddings

Update: Woman suspect shot in stomach area following burglary attempt

Three teens and woman accused in burglary that resulted in shooting

2.5 magnitude earthquake detected south of Nixon at 2:58 p.m. Tuesday

A seismologist reviewed a 2.5 magnitude earthquake near Nixon

Gov. Abbott said businesses can reopen 100% next Wednesday

Gov. Abbott said personal responsibility must continue

Victoria police detain four suspects following shooting

Suspects arrested in shooting

City of Victoria offers financial relief to residents affected by the Polar Plunge

Residents get help following winter freeze

CONSUMER PROTECTION ALERT: Excessive Energy Bills

Attorney General wants Texans to be aware of energy price hikes

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

Closing Thoughts: Our Holdsworth Interview

Victoria Police looking for up to five men involved in shooting

Update on shooting in 2000 block of N. Louis St.

Governor Abbott announces "Save Our Seniors" initiative to vaccinate homebound seniors in Texas

Beating Covid-19

Cleanup at Dry Creek continues

Hazardous spill in Dry Creek under investigation

Gov. Abbott to deliver statewide address on the state's response to winter blast

Gov. Abbott live on Newscenter25 at six

Expect traffic delays near hazardous material spill on Old Goliad Road

Clean up continues

City of Victoria seeks input on conceptual renderings for three parks

Series of brief surveys available for residents

City of Victoria delivers bottled water and helps with food bank distribution

Great photos

Students and teachers at Stroman Middle School can return to campus Wednesday

Update on campuses in the Victoria I.S.D.

Governor Abbott statement on resignation of ERCOT leadership

Five board members of ERCOT resign

Crime Stoppers looking to solve shooting incident

All tips are anonymous