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.


Top headlines in The Cuero Record

After two seasons with the Gobblers Jack Alvarez, the Cuero AD and head coach, is moving on

Woman from Bloomington killed in crash Saturday night

Three other people hurt in fatal crash

Lt. Governor candidate Trayce Bradford is in Victoria today

Bradford is a Victoria native

Calhoun County Fire Department responds to large grass fire Thursday

Seven departments with 50 fire fighters helped battle the grass fire

The Cuero Record: Young person raises money for Pet Adoptions of Cuero

Top headlines in The Cuero Record this week

Woman sentenced for her role in 2019 murder of Melvin Fabian

Cisneros helped hide the murder weapon and a pair of shoes belonging to the shooter

Port Lavaca man killed in one vehicle crash Saturday morning

Victim identified as Antonio Alcala, 26

Republican Women of Yoakum to host candidate forum Feb. 18

Candidates from Lavaca, DeWitt and Gonzales Counties expected to attend

Manager at Port Lavaca H-E-B set to retire after almost 40 years of service

Top headlines in the Port Lavaca Wave

Celebrating the art of Black History with a contest

Theme: Influential African American Leaders

Top headlines in The Cuero Record this week

Two local contested races on the DeWitt County ballot

83-year-old woman hit by Jeep SUV recovering in San Antonio hospital

Pedestrian was not at a crosswalk

Large mail theft reported in Victoria and surrounding areas

It's possible three people were involved

Father of two children killed in mobile home fire charged

Goode is at the Lavaca County Jail on a $100,000 bond

Top headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Top stories in The Port Lavaca Wave for February 2, 2022

Carolina Astrain moderates debates at UHV Wednesday

Astrain will moderate four debates in four Victoria County races

Top headlines in The Cuero Record

Remembering Larry Wolf who served as band director in Cuero for three decades

Victoria I.S.D. bus rear ended by vehicle

Students and the bus driver were not hurt

25 News Now viewer shares photo of bald eagle

Bald eagles were considered endangered species

Victims in Hallettsville mobile home fire identified

Father survived fire and was transfered to a Houston hospital

SWAT member forced to shoot suspect in standoff in Lavaca County

Deceased suspect identified as Francisco Junior Lopez, 36, of Cuero

Infant and toddler killed in mobile home fire in Hallettsville

Cause of double fatal fire under investigation

Headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Girl Scout cookie sales underway

Victoria Police investigating death of 73-year-old man

VPD: Patrick Cullen's death is suspicious in nature

The Crossroads High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas task force confiscates cocaine and other drugs

Two people arrested in two traffic stops connected to houses searched by authorities

41-year-old woman sentenced for exploiting elderly man for money

Joanie Martinez Cosper will serve

DPS: Wrong way driver killed in head on collision

Two children, a teen and one adult woman sent to hospital in head on collision

More than 1900 patients have gone through the Victoria Regional Infusion Center since September

Road to Recovery

Lavaca County Crime Stoppers looking for tips in an attempted armed robbery

Mraz Lumber south of Shiner victim of attempted armed robbery

The Shiner I.S.D. closes all campuses Friday, January 14 due to COVID-19

Students will return to class Tuesday, January 18

Headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Top stories in The Port Lavaca Wave for January 12, 2022

The Refugio I.S.D. has cancelled all classes until January 18, 2022

The Refugio I.S.D. has seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases among staff and students

Headlines in The Cuero Record

Top stories in The Cuero Record for January 12, 2022

Vaccine Day at The Victoria Television Group set for Jan. 27

The Texas National Guard will conduct COVID-19 testing and administer Moderna and Pfizer vaccines

UPDATE: Suspect in fatal Marshal-involved shooting identified as J.D. Lane

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, several law enforcement departments responded to a shooting on Lawndale street

The Texas Zoo announces the loss of a senior ocelot

Obidiah the ocelot joined The Texas Zoo in 2013

Victoria Police working emergency scene near Sam Houston Dr. and N. Ben Jordan St.

Police in area of 2000 block of Lawndale Avenue since around 3 p.m.

Headlines in The Port Lavaca Wave

Top stories in The Port Lavaca Wave for January 5, 2022

20-year-old woman killed in single vehicle crash Sunday morning

Katie Jil Reyes passed away in car crash