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VPD Auto Crimes TaskForce to cease vehicle inspections until further notice

Will resume after COVID-19 spike subsides

VICTORIA, Texas- A statement from the Victoria Police Department announces that due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Victoria, the Victoria Police Department Auto Crimes Task Force will not be conducting vehicle inspections (VTR-68A) after July 7, 2020.…

City responds to Governor Abbott’s orders, terminates local order

City events and some park amenities are now closed

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria has terminated its local order to wear facial coverings, canceled several events expected to gather more than 10 people, and closed some park amenities in response to the orders issued Thursday by Texas Governor…

206 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

44 newly recovered individuals

VICTORIA, Texas- As of 5 p.m. Thursday, there are 206 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County, and 44 newly recovered individuals according to the Victoria County Department…

DeWitt County reports 26 new cases of COVID-19

A total of 96 cases

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- County health officials are reporting 26 new cases of coronavirus. All of the infections are attributable to community spread, including places of work, or household contagion. Eleven live in the Cuero zip code. Eight live in the…

Governor Abbott establishes Statewide face covering requirement

Gov. Abbott also issues proclamation to limit gatherings

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott Thursday issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions. The Governor also…

Two more employees and four students at VC test positive for COVID-19

All seven infected individuals are in self-isolation

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria College confirms in a statement released July 2st, that additional employees and four students have tested positive for COVID-19. Three Victoria Police Department employees and one Victoria Fire Department employee are recovering at home after testing positive…

Mayor amends order, exempts specific groups from wearing facial coverings

Exceptions for facial coverings made for certain groups

VICTORIA, Texas- City of Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy signed an executive order Wednesday, July 1, outlining exceptions to his June 25 order on facial coverings. The new order states that the following people are exempt from the requirement to wear…

WATCH LIVE: Newscenter 25 interviews Gov. Abbott

You can also tune in to Ch. 25 on ABC

VICTORIA, Texas- Newscetner 25's Don Brubaker will interview Gov. Greg Abbott about updates regarding the State's response to COVID-19. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions to our email or on social media. We will ask as many as…

Ketchup, mustard and spice packets are selling like hotcakes

Another pandemic best-seller? Ketchup packets. And salt packets. And even single-serve pizza seasoning.

(CNN) -- The pandemic has boosted demand for several products. Sales of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and canned goods all grew dramatically in the early days of the crisis. Another pandemic best-seller? Ketchup packets. And salt packets. And even single-serve pizza seasoning. When restaurants shut…

Newscenter 25 to interview Gov. Abbott live at 6 p.m.

You can also watch live on our website

VICTORIA, Texas- The live press conference that was originally scheduled for Tuesday at 5pm has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m. Newscenter 25's Don Brubaker will interview Governor Greg Abbott in a private interview Wednesday at 6 p.m. Newscenter…

115 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Victoria Tuesday

794 total cases county-wide

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria Office of Emergency Management reports that as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, there are 115 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County, and 12 newly recovered individuals. Victoria currently has a total of 794 confirmed cases…

Royal Cleaners donating mask proceeds to food bank

Business is selling masks for $10 each

VICTORIA, Texas -- A local dry cleaner is doubling down on their efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Royal Cleaners, located on Mockingbird and Stockbauer, is offering face masks with different designs and team logos for $10 each. The…

Alamo Fireworks has seen a spike in sales during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Fireworks and sparklers are prohibited within city limits

Clarification: Newscenter25 wants to clarify fireworks are not allowed within Victoria city limits. Victoria county is not under a burn ban, but fireworks and sparklers are prohibited within city limits. VICTORIA, Texas-- The 4th of July is one of the…