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82 new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

1,754 confirmed cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting a COVID-19-related death in Victoria County. The patient, a female Victoria County resident in her 80’s, had been hospitalized in Victoria. To respect and honor the family, no further…

County reports 75 new COVID-19 cases, 55 recoveries

Victoria County currently has 778 active coronavirus cases

VICTORIA, Texas -- On Friday, Victoria County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) personnel reported 75 new cases of COVID-19, and 55 newly recovered individuals. With the updated case numbers, the county currently is reporting 778 active cases of the virus,…

Governor Abbott extends statewide COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

Disaster Declaration extended

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 Texans…

Victoria County OEM reports 10th COVID-19 related death

County now reports 761 active cases

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reported 137 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and one new death. The county also reported 75 newly recovered individuals. Wednesday's updated case totals bring the county total to…

Victoria OEM reports 66 new COVID-19 cases, 80 recoveries

County currently has 722 active cases

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria County Office of Emergency Management reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 80 new recoveries. Tuesday's cases bring the county total to 1,399 since the beginning of the pandemic, with 722 of those…

Victoria ISD warns of scam targeting local business owners

VICTORIA, Texas -- Victoria ISD is warning about a company targeting local businesses under false pretenses. The company, Sports Promotion Network, claims to solicit advertising on behalf of VISD athletic groups for promotional items that will be given out at…

BREAKING: Halepaska's Bakery to become Sweet Fountainz Bakery

Local family bought the old Halepaska's Bakery

VICTORIA, Texas- A Victoria family by the name of Fuentez have bought the former Halepaska's Bakery which closed permanently in May of this year. Tina Hinojosa-Funetez posted Tuesday on Facebook, "Well I hope you guys are ready Sweet Fountainz Bakery…

31 new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Another spike of positive cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas -- As of 5 pm June 27th, there are 31 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County, and 9 newly recovered individuals. Victoria currently has a total of 536 confirmed cases of COVID-19. *Regional Case Counts are…

Governor Abbott limits certain business to fight COVID-19

Governor Abbott takes executive action to contain spread of COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott Friday issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing positive for COVID-19…

Victoria County reports 54 new coronavirus cases, 4 recoveries

County up to 238 active cases

VICTORIA, Texas -- On Thursday, the Victoria Office of Emergency Management reported 54 new active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County, with four new recoveries. Those figures increase the county's active total to 238, with 468 total cases reported since…

City of Victoria mandates facial coverings inside city facilities

City requires businesses to require face masks when social distancing is impossible

VICTORIA, Texas - City of Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy signed an order June 25 requiring all businesses to implement health and safety policies, including the use of facial coverings in situations where social distancing is not possible, and requiring all…

Murder suspect Alexis Jarvis arrested in Colorado

Alexis Jarvis is accused in the death of Brian Doelle

VICTORIA, Texas - Investigators with the Victoria Sheriff's Office and the Special Operations Group, along with help from the United States Marshals Service, have arrested the woman accused in the death of 38-year-old Brian Doelle of Inez. Authorities tracked Alexis…

Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 response

Gov. Abbott urges Texans to follow guidelines

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today provided an update on Texas' continued response to COVID-19. The Governor discussed several steps the state is taking to mitigate the spread of the virus in recent weeks—including increasing enforcement of health and…

Update on COVID-19 cases in Victoria County

Four new cases of COVID-19 documented in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas - As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 there were four new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County. Victoria County has 27 active cases and 151 patients who have recovered from COVID-19.

Victoria County reporting an 8th death due to COVID-19

Victoria County has now documented eight deaths due to COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas- As of 5 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2020 there were six new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County. One was reported on Saturday and five on Monday. Victoria county reporting another death due to COVID-19. This latest death…

Stolen firearms found by Victoria County Sheriff's Office

Weapons recovered in firearm theft

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Sheriff's Office recovered some weapons reported stolen on Friday, June 5, 2020. Deputies were able to return the weapons to the rightful owner. Victoria County Sheriff's Office wrote this on their Facebook page: "This was…

Governor Abbott announces Phase III to open Texas

Phase III to open Texas released

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able…

Governor Abbott updates response to protest violence

Governor Abbott calls for unity and peaceful protests

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Dallas where he provided an update on Texas' response to protest violence across the state. In his remarks, the Governor called for swift justice in the case of…

Governor Abbott declares state of disaster following violent protests

Authorizes federal agents to act as Texas Peace Officers

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott today declared a State of Disaster for all Texas counties in the midst of violent protests that endanger public safety and threaten property loss and damage. Under this declaration, the Governor has the ability…

Houston Police Chief reports 137 arrests from protests

HOUSTON, Texas - Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo reports 137  arrests in downtown area yesterday and overnight. Eight officers were injured and 16 patrol vehicles were damaged. There are no reports of injuries to protesters, the vast majority of whom…

One new case of COVID-19 documented in Victoria County

One new case of COVID-19 in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas- As of 5 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 there was one new case of COVID-19 and one new recovery in Victoria County. Source: Victoria Emergency Management For a look at numbers statewide click here.  

Two fugitives on the loose in Refugio

Two fugitives on the loose in Refugio

REFUGIO, Texas - The Refugio Police Department says two fugitives are on the loose in Refugio. Officials are asking the public to please stay inside if you live or work in the area of Refugio County Memorial Hospital. This is…