Coronavirus

How you can avoid COVID-19 scams

VPD wants to remind you that criminals are still out there and try to scam you

VICTORIA, Texas - During times like these, scammers  begin to pop-up and try to take advantage of people who are trying to help. The Victoria police department gives five ways that you can protect yourself and your family from these…

One new case of COVID-19 for Victoria County

There are now 38 active cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas - As of 5:00 this evening, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Victoria county. That brings the numbers to: 38- Active cases 54- Recovered cases 44- Outbreak cases from Post Acute Medical North 1- Death 93-…

Disney brings back bedtime hotline

Popular Disney characters will leave you a message, but only for a limited time

VICTORIA, Texas - If you are having a tough time getting your little ones to go sleep during this pandemic, Disney is here to help. All you have to do is call  1-877-7-MICKEY and you can hear a message from…

Two local businesses are helping feed youth and families in need

Local restaurants come together to provide meals for communities across the state

VICTORIA, Texas - Fossati's Delicatessen and Rosebud Records, Grill and Theater are both helping the community to provide meals for at-risk youth and families in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott created this program in response to COVID-19. "Thank you to the…

The farmers market now has a call ahead option

The Victoria farmers market is thriving despite social distancing

VICTORIA, Texas - It's a tough time for many workers and small businesses right now. The Victoria farmers market is considered a local food market and an essential business as well. Victoria…

Calhoun County Judge: One person per household to grocery store

Judge Richard Meyer updates the current numbers of COVID-19 and reminds people to beware of their actions

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas - As of April, 17th 2020, there are 21 confirmed positive cases, 10 active, 10 recovered and one death of COVID-19. There were no new cases of COVID-19 in Calhoun County. Calhoun County Judge Richard Meyer wants…

Healthcare Hero: Rachel Hernandez

Healthcare Hero: Rachel Hernandez

VICTORIA, Texas - Before COVID-19 was named a worldwide pandemic, Victoria resident Rachel Hernandez was planning on getting married to her fiancé this month in April. Adjustments have been difficult but…

Cornyn Hosts Coronavirus Calls with Texas Hispanic Chambers Leadership

Shares Federal Assistance Available for Texas Workers, Small Businesses During Coronavirus Outbreak

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator John Cornyn recently joined members of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce throughout Texas, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce leadership, the Texas Association of Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Latino Conservatives on a series of…

Sen. Cruz Backs Governor Abbott’s Request for Relief for Refinery Workers

Five Governors have sent letters to the EPA to ask for relief

HOUSTON, Texas - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz  today issued the following statement in support of granting American refineries relief during these three unprecedented crises: the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent economic and energy crises,…

Court Orders Release of Individual From Immigration Detention Due to COVID-19 Concerns

This is the first decision in Texas granting someone's release because of the danger posed by COVID-19.

HOUSTON, Texas - A United States District Court today granted the ACLU of Texas’ request to release a person who is highly vulnerable to serious illness and death from novel coronavirus, held at the Montgomery Processing Center in Conroe, Texas.…

Fall registration for VC opens Monday

Registration is for traditional classes that lead to a degree, certificate or university transfer

VICTORIA, Texas - Registration for Victoria College’s traditional classes – those that lead to a degree, certificate or university transfer – will begin Monday, April 20 for the interim, summer and fall semesters. Classes offered during the interim session May…

People are recovering from COVID-19 but we must remain vigilant

Today's briefing focused on testing, privacy rights and to remain vigilant

VICTORIA , Texas - At the press briefing Friday afternoon, it was stated that there are no new cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day, but there are 89 total confirmed cases and 34 active cases in Victoria county.…

Texas leads the country in wind power additions

Wind is now America's largest renewable energy provider

VICTORIA, Texas - Wind power is emerging as America’s top choice for new power, with Texas leading the country in wind power additions, installing a record amount of 3,938 MW in 2019 alone. Operating wind power capacity in the U.S.…

Governor Abbott establishes Strike Force to open Texas

Select services are set to open, while schools are to close for the remainder of the academic year

VICTORIA, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he issued three new Executive Orders to begin the process of reopening the state of Texas while revising hospital capacity and certain social distancing guidelines. Within the orders,…

Calhoun County reports death of COVID-19 patient

PORT LAVACA, Texas -- Calhoun County Texas Emergency Management and Memorial Medical Center have received a report that a confirmed COVID-19 patient in Calhoun County has passed away. The Calhoun County resident was hospitalized at an acute care hospital outside…

Governor Abbott launches small business webinar series

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott's Office of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) yesterday launched the Governor's Small Business Webinar Series to provide Texas small business owners and entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, and actionable information on COVID-19 recovery resources. The first…

Learn Karate from Victoria’s 'Mr. Miyagi'

Local Karate school offers free online classes during lockdown

VICTORIA, Texas- For the past thirty-six years, the American Karate Institute has opened its doors to all who wanted to learn karate. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the institute suspended face to face instruction in the…