Coronavirus

What's on the menu? A community guide for take-out and delivery

A community service to help you navigate through our areas great restaurants and keep your family fed.

VICTORIA, Texas- On March 18th City of Victoria officials strongly encouraged restaurants in the community to cease indoor dining in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and stick to the social distancing guidelines put forth by the CDC.…

Small businesses encouraged to contact UHV Small Business Development Center

UHVSBDC is encouraging small business affected by COVID-19 to contact them for guidance in navigating loans

VICTORIA, Texas - During March 22nd's Victoria City/County Press Briefing, Director of the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center, Lindsey Young, detailed how small business owners can find help navigating their small business loan applications during the COVID-19 crisis.…

El Campo Memorial Hospital confirms positive COVID-19 case

El Campo Memorial Hospital confirms positive COVID-19 case

EL CAMPO, Texas - El Campo Memorial Hospital confirmed their first positive COVID-19 case in Wharton County, according to a news release. "The patient is a female in her 30s and tested…

Victoria City and County officials address enforcing State mandates for social distancing

Mayor Rawley McCoy and County Judge Ben Zeller address enforcing restrictions against "social gatherings"

VICTORIA - Mayor Rawley McCoy, County Judge Ben Zeller, and Dr. John McNeill addressed concerns about procedures to ensure social distancing in order to mitigate the threat of COVID-19. Judge Ben Zeller and Mayor McCoy's orders state, "That for purposes…

First United Methodist Church releases hotline number to help people

First United Methodist Church says "Be The Church"

First United Methodist Church is suspending in-person worship services. "I have said many times that at First United Methodist Church we don't just go to church, we are the church," said Dr. Wade Powell, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist…

Governor activates National Guard and postpones runoff primary elections in response to COVID-19 threat

Governor Abbott issuing three proclamations affecting the Texas National Guard, runoff elections scheduled for May 26th, and healthcare for incarcerated Texans

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued three proclamations that affect the Texas National Guard, incarcerated Texans in TDCJ facilities, and the runoff primary elections scheduled for May 26th. On March 17th, Governor Abbott activated the Texas National Guard "to be…

Governor takes action to expand nursing workforce

Abbott to help expand nursing workforce

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has waived several regulations to help meet Texas’ growing need for nurses as the state responds to the COVID-19 virus. The Governor’s actions will expand Texas’ active nursing workforce by doing the following: Allowing…

Cavender's supports FFA with T-Shirt sales

Cavender's supporting FFA with T-Shirt sales

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, Cavender's customers can support the Future Farmers of America (FFA) by buying T-shirts. The money will support the Texas FFA Foundation for 2020 scholarships. Customers can choose from three styles. The shirts cost between $15…

Victoria County Clerk's Office makes changes in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Victoria County Clerk's Office makes changes

Victoria, Texas - The Victoria County Clerk's Office is implementing a Continuity of Operations Plan to continue serving residents. The office taking precautionary measures to protect staff and their families. The Victoria County Clerk’s office will limit public access to…

Congressman Cloud: It's Time to Move Past Reliance on China

Op-Ed by District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud

  Through a series of lies, blunders, and cover-ups, the communist government of China has intensified the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tragically, the United States and over 130 other countries are now dealing with the serious health and economic impacts of this…

City facilities to close to the public as of March 21st

City facilities to close due to recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to a press release from the City of Victoria: March 20, 2020                                              City facilities to close to…

V.I.S.D. to begin handing out meals on March 23rd

  VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Independent School District is to begin handing out breakfast and lunch to all students in the district and the surrounding areas. On Friday, March 20th, 2020, Dr. Quintin…

Tax Day extended to July 15th

Extra three months to file taxes

VICTORIA, Texas- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday morning the tax day deadline is now extended to July 15th; that gives you an additional three months to file your taxes. The Coronavirus pandemic…

H-E-B and Favor partner to help seniors shop for their needs

HEB and Favor launch a new delivery service program for senior citizens in response to COVID-19

H-E-B and Favor Delivery have joined together to help seniors shop for their groceries while staying safe and away from crowded stores. Earlier today the H-E-B Newsroom released a statement: "H-E-B encourages Texans Helping Texans to fight coronavirus threat H-E-B…

Frost to close bank lobbies temporarily in response to COVID-19

Frost banks will be temporarily closing lobby services to members in response to CDC recommendations

SAN ANTONIO, March 20, 2020 – Frost Bank, in a move to protect its customers and employees, temporarily will close the lobbies at its financial centers around Texas at the end of the business day on Friday, March 20. Frost’s…

Stylist remains open for regulars amid COVID-19 crisis

Stylist remains open for regulars amid COVID-19 crisis

VICTORIA, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday to close all restaurants, bars, food courts and gyms through April 3rd, effective 11:59 p.m. Friday.…

Fire code regulations suspended for temporary housing

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria is clearing the way to make sure we have plenty of temporary shelter. Victoria Mayor, Rawley McCoy, announced the suspension of certain fire codes to allow for makeshift housing. Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, the…

Gov. Abbott issues Executive Orders to mitigate spread of COVID-19 in Texas

Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Thursday announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance…