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

Governor Abbott waives certain licensing regulations for pharmacists

Expiration dates for licenses extended for Texas pharmacists

Travel form for Governor’s mandated 14-day self-quarantine for some incoming travelers

Instruction are now online for travelers coming into Texas from New York Tri-State area and New Orleans

State waives renewal requirements for Medicaid and SNAP

HHSC makes changes during COVID-19 Pandemic

Cuero Health Clinics to provide telephone appointments

Patients can speak with a doctor remotely

First United Methodist Church releases hotline number to help people

First United Methodist Church says "Be The Church"

Governor takes action to expand nursing workforce

Abbott to help expand nursing workforce

Lavaca County Commissioners’ Court to stream meeting live on Facebook

Lavaca County Commissioners' Court making changes due to COVID-19 pandemic

Cavender’s supports FFA with T-Shirt sales

Cavender's supporting FFA with T-Shirt sales

Victoria County Clerk’s Office makes changes in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Victoria County Clerk's Office makes changes

Congressman Cloud: It’s Time to Move Past Reliance on China

Op-Ed by District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud

Governor Abbott Postpones Runoff Primary Election

Runoff Primary Election postponed in response to COVID-19

DeTar Healthcare System CEO Gary Malaer steps down

DeTar CEO steps down from his role

Coronavirus: Your Local HQ

We're here for you: Newscenter25 Your local headquarters for information about the Crossroads

Victoria Fire Department responds to small fire at Crossroads Apartments

Firefighters respond to small fire in apartment bedroom

Two men killed in head-on collision in Jackson County

Head-on collision claims the life of two men

City of Victoria staff members participate in Adopt-a-Highway clean-up

Keep Victoria Beautiful

Victoria Crime Stoppers is requesting information regarding a hit and run

Victoria Crime Stoppers is requesting information regarding a hit and run

Remembering Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas has passed away at 103

Bridge Street to close between Constitution and Forrest streets

Bridge Street to close between Constitution and Forrest streets

Congressman Cloud responds to Senate vote

Congressman Cloud releases statement on acquittal of President Trump

Victoria Police arrest man wanted in bank robbery out of Portland

Bank robbery suspect found in Victoria

Downtown bookstore brings readers together with clubs, events

Texian Books opened in March to keep Victoria reading, instill a love for literature.

Christmas ornament crafts with Calhoun County librarian

Ozzy Mora and James Muñoz learn how to make a DIY ornament thanks to a Calhoun County librarian and her assistant.

Homemade jellies, baked goods brings family together

Kylie and Landa Koppenol talk about their jellies and baked goods as part of our Small Town Christmas special.