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

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

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office releases names of victims in triple fatal shooting off FM 236

A fourth victim survived the shooting

Mission Valley shooting left three people dead

Identities of three victims not available pending autopsies

Stroman Middle School at Liberty Academy was on lock down for a short time Thursday

Administrators were able to give the 'all-clear' at the campus soon after the concerns

Victoria County jury sentences man to 99 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter

Jury considered two previous felony convictions while sentencing Adam Clayton Tucker

Suspect arrested in Bay City on charges of child pornography

Suspect charged with indecency with a child

Victoria firefighter arrested on charges of theft out of Montgomery County

Spencer Allen Craig faces several charges of theft

VPD: Woman leads police on a chase with two children in the vehicle

Woman faces two counts of endagering a child

Victoria man arrested charged with sex crimes involving children

Jose Manuel Rodriguez Jr., 24, accused of sexually assaulting a child

Haunted Zoo at The Texas Zoo postponed due to flooding at Riverside Park

The Texas Zoo provides update on flooding near the park

Guadalupe River expected to reach major flood stage

People with property along the Guadalupe River should take proper precautions now

SLIDESHOW: Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Live Benefit

Donate and bid now

Man charged in fatal arson case off Northside Road

Victim of murder found inside burning mobile home

The Deleón Club of Victoria celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Three Victorians honored as Hispanic Heritage Recipients

Victoria County Jail inmate accused of attacking several detention officers

Inmate charged with two counts of assault on a public servant

The Victoria I.S.D. has canceled its Battle of the Boot Twitter competition due to racially charged social media posts

Any students identified as responsible for the inappropriate posts could face punishment