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Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Victoria County

Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas - Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Saturday by Victoria County Public Health Department officials. As of 5:15 pm today, there are: 13 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 62 newly recovered individuals 1,191 currently active…

Edna Cowboys football prepare for season

The Edna football team and new head coach Jimmie Mitchell prepare for their season

EDNA,Texas--The Edna football team got an early practice in on Saturday morning. First year football head coach, Jimmie Mitchell says some key players who started last year are returning for another season. However the team doesn't have a lot of…

Governor Abbott extends state disaster declaration for COVID-19

Read the Governor's disaster declaration below

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

Thirty new cases, two COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County

Thirty new cases, two COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas - Thirty new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Friday by Victoria County Public Health Department officials. Victoria County officials also confirmed two COVID-19-related deaths, a woman in her 90s and another woman in her 60s. Both women were hospitalized…

Schroeder Hall to reopen in early September

Schroeder Hall to reopen in early September

SCHROEDER, Texas - Schroeder Hall, along with other bar venues, were forced to close their doors due to state orders from the governor after a resurgence of COVID-19…

Two siblings from Edna ISD test positive for COVID-19

Two siblings from Edna ISD test positive for COVID-19

EDNA, Texas - Edna Independent School District Superintendent Robert O'Connor said two students, who are related, have tested positive for COVID-19. O'Connor said the siblings were only on campus Friday, July 31 and both wore masks. Their symptoms have subsided…

36 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

45 newly recovered individuals

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting a COVID-19-related death in Victoria County. The patient, a male Victoria County resident in his 60’s, had been hospitalized in Victoria. To respect and honor the family, no further…

Lacava County clarifies error in COVID-19 case numbers

31 active cases as of Aug 6th

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- The Office of Emergency Management in Lavaca County released the following statement Thursday regarding a mix-up in their COVID-19 case numbers: Yesterday and Today, LCEM & DSHS Public Health Region 8, have been in contact discussing…

Semi full of rice flips over on railroad tracks

Semi full of rice flips over on railroad tracks

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas -  A semi carrying rice flipped over on the railroad tracks at county road 291 at US 90A Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Wharton County Constable John Szymanski said all three railroad crossings in East Bernard were blocked…

New sewer line will open more than 140 acres for development

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria City Council on Tuesday approved funding for a new sewer line that will allow for the development of Springwood Medical Plaza Phase II and will open about 140 additional acres for future development. “We have an opportunity…

VC museum opening ‘Coronavirus at the Coastal Bend’ exhibit on Aug. 14

An exhibition that tells the story of how the Coronavirus impacted the Crossroads

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria College’s Museum of the Coastal Bend has created an exhibit that will tell the stories of the Crossroads region’s adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. “Coronavirus at the Coastal Bend” is scheduled to open on Aug. 14…

64 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

40 newly recovered individuals

VICTORIA, Texas- As of 6:45 pm Tuesday, there are: 64 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 40 newly recovered individuals 1,273 currently active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 3,397 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria…