Health

4th case of COVID-19 confirmed in Victoria County

The Victoria County Public Health Department has identified the 4th positive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19. A Victoria County male in his 30's in isolation in his home, is being monitored by Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) staff. VCPHD…

Congressman Cloud's statement on the CARES Act

District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud statement on the CARES Act

District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud released the following statement regarding H.R. 748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Our country is facing an unprecedented epidemic that threatens our public health and our economic security. While I have…

Governor Abbott waives certain licensing regulations for pharmacists

Expiration dates for licenses extended for Texas pharmacists

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has waived certain licensing renewal regulations for Texas pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician trainees. With these waivers, the Governor is temporarily extending expiration dates for licenses and temporarily suspending continuing education requirements for…

Travel form for Governor's mandated 14-day self-quarantine for some incoming travelers

Instruction are now online for travelers coming into Texas from New York Tri-State area and New Orleans

AUSTIN, Texas – In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, DPS has added the required travel form and terms of self-quarantine to our website for individuals traveling to Texas ­— with Texas being their final destination — through an airport…

State waives renewal requirements for Medicaid and SNAP

HHSC makes changes during COVID-19 Pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Health and Human Services announced today SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can maintain continuity of coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “During this difficult time, we’re…

Restaurant owners continue serving customers, community

Restaurant owners continue serving customers, community

VICTORIA, Texas - Local restaurant owners Binh Pham and Erica Briggs are working harder than ever to keep their doors open and make sure they pay their employees during…

City works to accommodate residents’ financial needs

VICTORIA, Texas-The City of Victoria has amended its policies to lessen financial pressure on residents during the COVID-19 situation. “We realize that many residents are facing financial difficulties as a result of this pandemic, and we want to relieve some…

VC postpones Commencement, cancels public events through April

VICTORIA, Texas- In response to recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health officials, Victoria College has postponed its Commencement Ceremonies and canceled several events scheduled for March and April. Beginning Monday, March 30, Victoria…

Corpus Christi Mayor issues stay-at-home order

CORPUS CHRISTI- Friday morning Corpus Christi Mayor, Joe McComb signed a Stay-at-Home order which will be in effect for seven days. City council will consider extending the Order on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This order mirrors the Order Nueces County…

Seadrift Mayor issues stay-at-home order through April 12th

10 pm curfew for everyone in Seadrift

SEADRIFT, Texas- Seadrift Mayor, Elmer DeForest has issued a stay-at-home order that go into effect Friday, March 27th at 10 p.m. and will continue through Sunday, April 12th. On March 13th DeForest declared a state of emergency and disaster in…

DeWitt County reports third case of COVID-19

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- DeWitt County is reporting its third case of COVID-19 in a county resident. This case is confirmed to be a person-to-person transmission of the virus. The person is a resident of Yoakum and a member of the…

VC’s allied health programs donate needed supplies to local hospitals

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria College’s allied health programs have donated personal protective equipment supplies to DeTar Healthcare System and Citizens Medical Center to augment their supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The American Association of Community Colleges issued a call to action…

UHV employee came into contact with COVID-19 positive person

Employee and others instructed to self-isolate for 14 days

VICTORIA, Texas- The President of University of Houston-Victoria, Bob Glenn, sent an email to faculty, staff and students informing them that a UHV employee reported that he has been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. While the employee…

Health authority discourages out-of-town travel

Health authority discourages out-of-town travel

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria has three positive cases of COVID-19, which means the county remains under mild community transmission status and Phase II of our response to this COVID-19 crisis.…

H-E-B partners with Favor to help seniors

Favor Senior Support program

VICTORIA, Texas- H-E-B has announced their partnership with Favor Delivery, to launch a cost-effective solution that provides seniors access to a personal shopper. Seniors can pick up the phone and call in their orders to get essential items delivered to…

Changes on operation of County Clerk's Office due to COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas- The following is a public notice sent to Newscenter 25/ Crossroads Today from the Victoria County Clerk's Office: "Based upon the ongoing and growing concerns regarding Coronavirus – COVID-19, the Victoria County Clerk’s Office is implementing a Continuity…

UHV postpones spring commencement

VICTORIA, Texas- In response to concerns about COVID-19, the University of Houston-Victoria is postponing its May 16 spring commencement ceremonies. “Commencement is too important to be canceled, but we do need to postpone our ceremonies to ensure that our students…

Confirmed COVID-19 case exposure locations identified in Victoria County

Confirmed COVID-19 case exposure locations identified in Victoria County

VICTORIA, TX - ​​Victoria County is reporting the first 3 cases of COVID-19. These individuals are experiencing mild symptoms and are isolating at home at this time.  The Victoria County Public Health Department is identifying any close contacts of the…

Skype calls are allowed at Twin Pines Nursing Home

Using technology to keep families connected

VICTORIA, Texas-- The goal for Twin Pines Nursing Home is to keep its clients safe. When the outbreak of COVID-19 occurred they started using Skype for visitation.…