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.


COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Bloomington Thursday, June 10, 2021

Beating COVID-19

Six boaters rescued offshore in Port O'Connor

Coast Guard rescued boaters after their boat capsized

Parts of Victoria's Riverside Park closed

City of Victoria Parks and Rec staff monitoring river forecast

COVID-19 vaccine available by appointment on Tuesdays

The Road to Recovery

The Victoria I.S.D. is hosting an in-person job fair

Job fair set for June 10, 2021

Fifty-three people get their second Pfizer shot at KAVU-TV today

The Road to Recovery for 143 people started in the KAVU-TV parking lot May 13, 2021

A California teen pushed a bear off her backyard wall to protect family's dogs

Dog rescued by owner

Victoria Parks & Recreation Fourth of July fireworks show returns

Food vendors encouraged to apply

Victoria Fire Department working blaze near Hwy 77 and Nursery

Fire in 2200 Fordtran Rd.

Fire reported Thursday morning at Formosa Plastics

No injuries reported in fire at Formosa Plastics

Tornado on May 18, 2021 in Sublime

Tornado on May 18 moved northwest and damaged a home

"Storm Prep 2021" airs Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. on KAVU-TV

Be prepared for Hurricane Season 2021

Five candidates vying for Victoria City Council District 3 seat

Special election is set for July 3, 2021

New details released in complaint and search warrants in murder investigation

Suspect charged with murder left town on his birthday to Colorado

Updated: Briggs Blvd. closed from Mallette Dr. to Zac Lentz Pkwy

Rising water at Spring Creek leads to road closure

Arrest made in connection to Amanda Johnson murder

Matagorda County District Attorney confirms a man was arrested related to the case

Victoria I.S.D. announces plans for Thursday, May 20, 2021

Victoria I.S.D. delayed two hours Thursday

Gov. Abbott signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law

So-called "heartbeat ban" signed into law

Governor Abbott issues executive order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

Beating COVID-19

Possible flash flooding this week #TurnAroundDontDrown

Weather Alert

Victoria County grand jury indicts woman in theft case

Woman faces theft and misapplication of fiduciary property indictments

"1992 Murder in Refugio County" a 25 News Now Extra airs Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10 p.m.

Twenty-eight years later this murder remains unsolved

Suspect arrested in double stabbing at a business on Houston Hwy

Two victims expected to be okay following stabbing incident

COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Lavaca County

Beating COVID-19

Woman indicted on charges of child abuse

50-year-old accused of injury to a child

Race for Victoria City Council District 3 heats up

Attorney Duane Crocker is running in District 3

Judge dismisses NRA's bankruptcy petition, allowing New York AG lawsuit to move forward

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case

Fayette County narcotics K-9 unit seizes 11 Kilos of cocaine valued at $1.1 million

Man from Mission, Texas charged in drug bust

Man accused of damaging little league field turns himself into authorities in Port Lavaca

24-year-old man charged with criminal mischief

Thursday, May 13 is Vaccine Day in Victoria

Two shots to get the COVID-19 vaccine

"Tourist trap in the Crossroads" airs Thursday, May 13 at 10 p.m. on 25 News Now

Join us May 13 for a 25 News Now Extra with Cristian Delgado

Governor Abbott, TDEM, and TMD launch state vaccine call center to connect organizations, businesses with mobile vaccine teams

Beating COVID-19

Two arrested following chase from Cuero to Yoakum

Two charged with evading detention

Splash pads in Victoria open seven days a week

Beat the heat

Victoria I.S.D. Supt. Quintin Shepherd thanks voters for showing up to the polls

Bond issue failed Saturday with 56% of voters against it

Driver causes $2000 damage to Calhoun County Little League Complex field

Port Lavaca Police are looking for the suspect truck

Joint General Election attracts 14.58% of registered voters in Victoria County

7,185 ballots cast in City/School Election

25 News Now viewers share photos of this weekend's rain

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Wayne Callis keeps his city council seat in Edna

Callis wills 59 votes

Elizabeth Gonzales named Miss Cuero 2021

Miss Cuero 2021 is Elizabeth Gonzalez