Coronavirus

Easter church services go online

Easter Sunday services online

VICTORIA, Texas - Easter Sunday looked different for everyone this year. Even though people couldn't attend church many churches held services online. From sermons to worship people got to dress…

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

This brings Victoria County total of COVID-19 cases to 81

VICTORIA, Texas-- As of 5pm this afternoon, there were 4 new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County bringing our total case count to 81. **Please note we noticed an error in our breakdown of transmission type on Friday and Saturday,…

Texas coronavirus death toll passes 270

DALLAS (AP) - The death toll from COVID-19 passed 270 in Texas Sunday as the state reported nearly 1,000 mores positive tests for the disease. Texas officials say about 13,500 state residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 271 have…

Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation extending his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. Originally issued on March 13th, the Disaster Declaration provides the state a number of resources to effectively serve…

A Calhoun County resident hospitalized due to COVID-19

This is the 15th confirmed case in Calhoun County

PORT LAVACA, Texas---On April 11th, Memorial Medical Center, in conjunction with Calhoun County and Calhoun County Texas Emergency Management, is reporting the 15th positive test result for COVID-19 in a Calhoun County resident. The patient is currently hospitalized. The Texas…

Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wharton County

WHARTON, Texas -- On, April 11, 2020, Wharton County Office of Emergency Management has received two(2) reports of new positive cases of COVID-19 today. Both cases are females in their 40’s to 50’s in or near El Campo. One case…

Graduation for VISD is still on as planned

VISD is asking for ideas of how to celebrate the seniors graduating this year

VICTORIA, Texas - Graduation is a time for celebration where families and students are closing one chapter of their life before beginning a new one. For this years graduating students, things might…

One new positive case of COVID-19 in Victoria County

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Victoria County continues to rise

VICTORIA, Texas - In the last 24 hours there has been one new positive case of COVID-19. 44 cases are related to the outbreak at Post Acute Medical and nine of those are not Victoria County Residents. The source of…

No new cases of COVID-19 in Matagorda County

8 negative test results from the Palacios Community Medial Center

MATAGORDA, Texas -  MCHD officials are reporting no new positive or new recovered COVID-19 cases. Today’s report from the Palacios Community Medical Center continues to show 8 negatives, 1 pending. The current number of positive cases in Matagorda County is…

Governor Abbott eases regulations on physicians-in-training to increase health care capacity in hospitals

Waivers will increase the amount of medically trained individuals able to help assist, if a surge of patients occurs

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain regulations related to restrictions on physicians-in-training (PIT) permit holders in order to increase health care capacity through the state's response to COVID-19. With these waivers, Texas hospitals and facilities associated with…

Unemployment claims continue to rise as COVID-19 puts people out of work

Millions in the United States are claiming unemployment

VICTORIA, Texas - Unemployment claims remained high last week at 6.6 million, the Labor Department reported, as massive job losses continued to pile up due to the coronavirus pandemic. The claims, for the week ending April 4, flooded in as…

New York will not reopen without massive testing first

New York now has more COVID-19 cases than any other country

New York - New York State has about 170,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, a number that only counts infected people who have been tested. Governor Andrew Cuomo said testing would have to be increased dramatically to put New York back in…

Governor Abbott prepares state resources as severe weather approaches

The governor is preparing for another threat not named COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today placed numerous resources on standby across the state in anticipation of severe weather expected to impact much of Texas this weekend. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has rostered Texas A&M Forest…

Proper Sanitation Procedures for Cloth Masks

VICTORIA, Texas - Since the CDC came out with the recommendation that everyone wears at least a cloth facial covering in places like the grocery store to protect against the coronavirus, there have…

Waitr adds alcohol delivery in Texas

Victoria, TX – Waitr, a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery, has announced that the company can now deliver alcohol to its customers in Texas. The new service allows anyone 21 years or older to add beer and wine…

Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference where he provided an update on the state's response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed numbers related to COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and fatalities in Texas counties highly impacted by the…

How to mail and ship without leaving the safety of your home

Order stamps and supplies, print postage, arrange pick-up

VICTORIA, Texas -- You don’t have to go to the Post Office to use many postal products and services. In fact, most simple tasks can be done from the convenience and safety of your home with or without a computer…

H-E-B helping feed the frontlines

Supermarket providing more than 75,000 meals to healthcare workers at hospitals across Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Continuing the charge of Texans helping Texans, H-E-B will deliver 75,000 fresh chef-inspired meals to hospitals across Texas to feed our healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Each week for the next five…