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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  


ERCOT requests Texans to conserve energy

Starting on Sunday, June 13, ERCOT requested for all Texans to conserve energy usage until Saturday, June 19.

Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller runs for re-election

As the county judge since 2014, Zeller is running to keep helping tax payers, veterans, and the community.

Victoria County Commissioners and Sheriff Justin Marr discuss 1940 jail building improvements

Commissioners discuss roof and electrical wiring needed fixtures at the 1940 county jail.

Three new COVID-19 cases in Victoria County Wednesday

63 active COVID-19 cases in Victoria County

Double homicide on Jecker street leaves Michelle Johnson's family overwhelmed

Family of Michelle Johnson, 31, felt overwhelmed, enraged, and betrayed after seeing crime scene photos.

Crossroads car show rounds up a lively crowd with over 50 on display

Nearly 50 cars were entered in the first area car show at the Victoria mall parking lot.

Jecker Street double homicide reaches a guilty verdict

On Friday, June 11, Jesus Martinez Jr. received a guilty verdict for a crime committed in 2018.

SAFETY: What to do if encountering an active shooter

Here are some safety tips from the Department of Homeland Security, if ever near an active shooter.

Victoria I.S.D. board discusses budget and $156 million dollar bond

Chief Financial Officer presented details on ESSER funds

Two Victoria I.S.D. schools to get safer sidewalks

After receiving complaints about street quality, city leaders and the V.I.S.D. are working together to implement a sidewalk project.

Three sheriffs give safety tips to residents living in rural areas at Yoakum town hall

On Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. there was a town hall held at the New Life Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Residents continue voicing concerns over Zinc Resources

On Monday, June 7, many residents continued to voice their concerns about the new Zinc Resources facility.

Brentwood neighborhood under another water boil notice

Brentwood neighborhood experiencing issues with their water

Special Election: Chad Hall is the final district three candidate

Victoria's special election includes a vacancy for district three's council race, which now has five candidates.

Liberty Academy graduation ceremony leaves parents really proud

The graduation ceremony at Memorial stadium for Liberty Academy's students was worth the wait.

High school graduation ceremonies coming up this weekend

High schools in the Crossroads plan to have their graduation ceremonies starting this week and weekend.

Recent rain causes sunken graves at Cuero's Hillside cemetery

Since it's been raining more these past couple of days, Cuero's Parks & Recreation department has been spending more time maintaining their local cemetery.

Family reminisces missing grandson, nine years later

Tuesday, May 25, marks the 38 anniversary of National Children's Missing Day.

Victoria county wins award from Texas Comptroller's Office

On Monday, May 24, Victoria county received the Transparency Star award from the Texas Comptroller's Office.

Victoria County Commissioners and Sheriff's Office discuss need to get new radios

On Monday, May 24, Commissioners discussed the need for new radios for the Victoria County Sheriff's Department.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and his legal team address national security concerns from Inez residents

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton addresses national security issues in border states at the Inez town hall border crisis meeting.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton attending Inez town hall meeting

On Monday, May 24, there's a town hall meeting at the Inez Community Center.

More on Duane Crocker and Lee Andrew Cantu, running for District 3 council member seat

The four candidates running for District three, council member seat are Joe Geistman, Aaron Franco, Duane Crocker, and Lee Andrew Cantu.

Victoria crime stoppers offering $10,000 reward for a 1992 unsolved murder case

Almost three decades later, multiple law enforcement officers are continuing to investigate a 1992 murder case.

Due to weather conditions, the city of Victoria makes landfill delivery changes

On Thursday, May 20, the city's landfill will not accept pickup trucks that are hauling trailers.

Victoria County Commissioners addressing stray dog issue in Victoria

On Monday, May 17, a concerned citizen voiced concerns over stray dogs in Bloomington

District 3 Council member race now has four candidates

The council member race for Victoria's District three, now has four candidates competing.

An update on Calhoun County's fight against COVID-19

Vaccine Day

State Health Services partners with Walmart, enlightening Texans with vaccine hesitancy

The Walmart on Navarro held a vaccine clinic with the DSHS to help enlighten Texans still experiencing vaccine hesitancy.

Victoria city council members review potential park upgrades

During a council meeting with Parks & Recreation, members discussed possible upgrades for three local parks.

More Crescent Valley residents raise concerns over Zinc Resources facility

A Zinc facility wants to build their next factory in Crescent Valley, causing Victoria County residents to raise air quality concerns.

Customer's package delivery video goes viral

A local customer warns neighbors about his delivery getting thrown onto his property, making his social media posts get a lot of interaction.

1892 Courthouse available for public tours again

The 1892 Courthouse in downtown Victoria is available for public tours.

Man accused of robbing game room in Port Lavaca

On Tuesday, May 4, an employee was assaulted as a man tried to rob them.

Mayor candidates: Crook, Bauknight, and Alvarez

Emett Alvarez runs for City Mayor

Emett Alvarez, a previous council member, is the third candidate running for Mayor.

Dog bite incident ends with order to euthanize animal

Dog ordered euthanized after third bite incident.

Jeff Bauknight has filed to run for Mayor of Victoria

Winning candidate Bauknight for Council member District 3 submits application for Mayor.

Incumbent Victoria City Council member Jeff Bauknight keeps his seat in District 3

Jeff Bauknight and Aaron Franco will work together to improve District 3

Local residents share their concern about a new Zinc facility

Three local residents shared zinc pollution concerns at the Commissioner's court meeting this week.