Coronavirus

42 students and 4 staff members from O'Connor Elementary asked to quarantine

Following exposure from one COVID-positive staff member

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Independent School District announced Tuesday afternoon that a student who attends Victoria East High School and a student who attends Hopkins Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. The district also reports that a staff member…

Two students test positive for COVID-19 in Calhoun County ISD

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas- Calhoun County Independent School District reports Monday that a student at JR Elementary and a student at Calhoun High School have tested positive for COVID-19. The JR Elementary student was present on campus Monday, September 14th. The…

18 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Victoria County

39 newly recovered individuals

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Office of Emergency Management reports 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. As of 5:15 pm Monday, there are: 18 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria…

DeWitt County OEM reports 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

No new deaths reported

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- The DeWitt County Office of Emergency Management reports Monday that there are 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. Eleven additional individuals have recovered, and no new deaths are reported. The death toll stands at forty-one. Three patients…

Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Seventeen COVID-19 patients are in Victoria hospitals

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Public Health Department, reporting 3 new cases Saturday. Seventeen COVID-19 patients are in Victoria hospitals. Health officials reporting 14 new recoveries. There have been over 37-hundred recovered cases in Victoria county. The county now…

DeWitt County OEM reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, and three additional deaths

Nineteen additional individuals have recovered

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- DeWitt County health officials report that there are ten additional (confirmed) cases of the novel coronavirus. Nineteen additional individuals have recovered. Three additional death is confirmed, but it is unknown if the individual had pre-existing health conditions.…

Student at Crain Elementary tests positive for COVID-19

This is the second student to test positive in the district in 24 hours

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Independent School District announced Friday afternoon that a student who attends Crain Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was present on campus on September 10th, according to the release. To protect the identity…

13 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

12 newly recovered individuals reported

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Office of Emergency Management reports 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county and 12 newly recovered individuals. As of 5:30 pm Thursday, there are:…

Student tests positive for COVID-19 at Stroman Middle School

24 hours after Stroman announces staff member who tested positive for Coronavirus

VICTORIA, Texas- A student at Stroman Middle School has received a confirmed positive COVID-19 test, Victoria Independent School District announced Thursday afternoon. This announcement comes just 24…

University of Houston-Victoria seeking volunteers for virtual kidney disease program

The CDC says kidney disease is the ninth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

VICTORIA, Texas- The University of Texas- Victoria faculty are seeking participants to volunteer for a free virtual kidney disease program, the university announced in a press release. The Victoria Alliance Against Chronic Kidney Disease program will focus on combating chronic…

Pandemic Fatigue to occur in the U.S.

Recent data shows more American adults view pandemic as a health crisis

A weekly tracking poll shows pandemic fatigue is likely to occur in the nation. More Americans are viewing the pandemic as a health crisis, instead of an economic one. Right now 52 percent…

Lavaca County OEM reports 14 active cases of COVID-19

Nine deaths reported in Lavaca County

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- Lavaca Count OEM reports 14 active cases of COVID-19 as of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday. Nine deaths are reported in the county, along with 680 recoveries from the virus.…

Senate Health Committee discusses COVID-19 vaccine plans

An update on COVID-19 vaccine and it's connection to other immunizations will be discussed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Health Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday morning, to discuss how vaccines help prevent infectious disease outbreaks. They will also receive a current update on the status of…

AAA: hanging face masks on rearview mirrors can be dangerous

Impaired visibility was the cause of 3,447 crashes in Texas in 2019

Under the current mandate signed by Governor Abbott requiring Texans to wear facial coverings in public, many people have wisely decided to keep their masks in their car for easy access on the go. Some hang their face mask from…

Mind school zones, buses as students return to schools in VISD

Students who opted for in person class return to campus

VICTORIA, Texas- Students in Victoria ISD return to class in person beginning Tuesday, September 8th. School zone speed limits are in effect, please be mindful of school zones and school buses in your area. After starting the 2020-2021 academic school…