Valerie Perez

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Valerie Perez is originally from Dallas. She joined Newscenter25 in August of 2020. Ever since she was young, Valerie always loved reading, writing, storytelling, and photography. While obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Communications from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, she found a calling in broadcast journalism. After graduating, and then continuing onto graduate school, she gained experience in political coverage, local investigative reporting, and social media analytics. Through her reporting, Valerie enjoys getting to know her community, informing the public, and helping keep others safe. Reach out to her at with story ideas. And you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @valerie-pereztv  


5K run honoring stomach cancer awareness month

DeTar Family Medicine COVID-19 research saves lives

A clinical research study implemented in Honduras saved 4,000 lives with a standard and multi-mechanism approach.

Hurricane Harvey destruction inspires floral paintings

Initially inspired from hurricane Harvey damages, Carol Koutnik paints the flowers from her garden symbolizing change.

Samaritan's Purse operation Christmas child campaign

Samaritan's Purse operation Christmas child annual campaign is still possible this year.

Victoria's Salvation Army changes Thanksgiving dinner

Victoria's Salvation Army will still have an annual Thanksgiving drive-thru dinner.

Free COVID resources for those who qualify

A virtual COVID-19 resource fair can help provide financial assistance.

Cuero's way to celebrate America Recycles Day

Cuero's America Recycles Day parade helped educate the public on proper recycling methods.

Food bank benefit includes virtual, in-person participation

Non-Cuero residents allowed to use local recycle center

Victoria's improving southside with a cleanup day

Southside's cleanup day is on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 8:00 in the morning.

Restoration House Ministries hosting a golf tournament

The Restoration House Ministries will have a golf tournament, instead of their annual 5K this year.

Victoria East celebrates Veterans Day

High schoolers at Victoria East celebrated Veterans Day in a socially distanced way this year.

Michael Cloud plans for ways to handle the pandemic

As Michael Cloud has been re-elected for district 27, he addressed his plans to take on the ongoing pandemic.

Victoria College performs an outdoor concert

Duck Safari Race raises funds

Local reaction to Biden's president elect title

Warriors Weekend Field of Honor to celebrate Veterans Day

The Warriors weekend will hold a special ceremony to honor veterans with the Field of Honor.

Trinity Episcopal school performs annual mock trial

Every year, the eighth graders of Trinity Episcopal School perform a mock trial at the Municipal court.

Salvation Army of Victoria adds virtual option to Red Kettle campaign

Donate to the Salvation Army ahead of its Red Kettle campaign at area stores.

Crossroads Countdown: Victoria's Election Participation

Here's a look at current early voting numbers in Victoria and past voting turn-outs.

Jecker Street double homicide suspect released on house arrest

Update to double homicide September 21, 2018

VISD uses grant to guarantee student success

A $125,000 grant will incorporate students into STEM and amplify their math skills.

Suddenlink helps Shields Elementary with $1 million initiative

Suddenlink donated tech devices to Shields Elementary school in VISD.

Rockport spreads public awareness to ban plastic bags

Phil Wildfang attempted to get plastic bags banned in Rockport to reduce plastics in Texas.

Pollution problem continues in Port O'Connor

Matagorda Bay continues to get polluted, despite annual clean up day.

CNN 5 things to know for October 29, 2020

5 things to read before you go today

Presidential Debates: A Historical Overview

Here's a look at debates throughout American History and a snippet of Trump & Biden's final debate.

Affordable Taxi offers free rides to voters

If you still haven't voted, Affordable Taxi can give you a free ride.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Smith at Citizens Medical Center has advice for women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Suspects arrested in front of Autumn Park Apartments

2 suspects stole a vehicle and were arrested

Texas law protects political sign placement

The Texas Election Code protects sign placement at voting centers.

First responders honored at Field of Honor Ceremony

Many first responders were given awards for their service this year.

2nd Annual Rummage Sale

The Billy T. Cattan Recovery Outreach Center is hosting their annual rummage sale.

Top Local Texas Headlines

Local Texas headlines you need to know.

Study: COVID-19 spreading in Nursing Homes

Researchers find out the coronavirus is spreading asymptomatically in Nursing Homes.

Lavaca County Sheriff's Chief Deputy honored

Chief Deputy Daniel "JR" Peters, Jr. named Chief Deputy of the Year

COVID-19 rapid blood testing available

Free COVID-19 testing will be available at the Victoria Community Center on October 21st, 22nd, and 29th.

Massive early voter turnout reported across the U.S.

Final day of early voting is October 30, 2020

Breaking news: Katy apartment complex caught on fire

The City of Victoria hires a new Chief of Police

The Police Department has a new Police Chief, who is expected to start on November 30th.