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.


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

Warming center and homeless shelter prepare to open this weekend

Cold snap expected Sunday morning

Victoria Police: No refusal this holiday weekend

Drivers arrested on DWI will submit to blood draw

Vehicle in fatal hit and run found in Rosenberg

Austin Reese was killed on Dec. 20, 2021

Watch holiday yule log with music

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from 25 News Now

Victoria police release images of suspect vehicle in death of Danielle Urias

Authorities looking to solve fatal hit and run on Dairy Road

Sugar Land police looking for suspect vehicle in fatal hit and run

Austin Reese identified as victim by family members

Man arrested in hit and run off Houston Hwy

Victim remains in critical condition

AMBER ALERT: Lina Sardar Khil last seen in San Antonio

Lina is 3-years-old and may be in grave danger

Woman killed in hit and run near Dairy Road and Huvar

Victoria police investigating fatal hit and run

41-year-old woman found guilty of exploiting elderly man for money

Joanie Martinez Cosper guilty of misapplication of fiduciary property

Veterans of Foreign Wars in Victoria make large toy donation delivery to 25 News Now

More than $2000 in toys donated to Toys for Tots

Two teens charged in hate crime in Woodsboro

A juvenile girl is also implicated in the crime

Three suspects in custody in the death of Jacob Escobedo

Authorities are still searching for fourth suspect Julian Murillo

Victoria County Democratic Party: “What specific content beyond the letters LGBTQ is so threatening to the public?”

Victoria Public Library will keep 21 LGBTQ related books available to the public

The Victoria County Democrats holiday party planned for Friday

The Victoria County Democrats will introduce District 27 nominee Anthony Tristan

Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback announces primary run for U.S. Congress District 27

Louderback visiting Edna, Victoria and Corpus Christi

Three people arrested in missing persons case involving 16-year-old boy

Benjamin Loera was last seen October 26, 2021

Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller formally files for re-election

Judge Zeller seeking another term

SLIDESHOW: Christmas nativities on display this weekend only in Port Lavaca

Rare display of close to 500 nativity scenes at The Red Barn off SH-35 in Calhoun County

Citizens Medical Center had to divert an ambulance Monday

Water leak led to some equipment failure

Victoria Crime Stoppers searching for Jay Christopher Ficklen

Jay Christopher Ficklen wanted on parole violation on a drug charge

Residents rescue Blue Santa program at the Port Lavaca Police Department

Donations needed to bring Christmas gifts to children in Port Lavaca

Victoria Fire Department working blaze near E. Colorado St. and N. Jecker St.

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, shortly after 1:00 p.m. VFD responded to a house fire, no one was harmed or sent to the hospital for injuries.

An aircraft accident on the runway at Laughlin AFB left one pilot dead

Two other pilots are hurt

AMBER ALERT: Missing 13-year-old girl from San Antonio

Law enforcement authorities believe Bella Martinez is in immediate danger

Victoria Crime Stoppers seeking information on Xavier Rene Huerta

All tips are anonymous