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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…

Lavaca County OEM reports 6 new cases of COVID-19

18 verified active cases in the county

LACAVA COUNTY, Texas- Lavaca County Emergency Management is reporting 6 new DSHS Region 8 CONFIRMED cases of COVID-19. Sorted by zipcode and not necessarily in city limits, there…

Welder Center offering free Summer Family Movie Series

A total of five showings scheduled for the month of July

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria College’s Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts is offering five family-friendly movies in its free Summer Family Movie Series beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 16. The other showings are scheduled for Saturday, July…

Sheriff candidate clarifies duties description in campaign mailer

Marr clarifies duties description in campaign mailer

VICTORIA, Texas - Dale Fowler and Justin Marr are in the runoff race for sheriff in Victoria County.  A viewer recently sent in a screenshot of a mailer from Marr's campaign, seeking clarity on the role of platoon commander, saying…

TxDOT provides update on the Navarro median project

VICTORIA, Texas- A press release from Teas Department of Transportation provides an update on the Navarro media project. The Contractor has been working on Rio Grande installing sidewalks and curb ramps at the northern corners of Hospital Dr. and Palm…

City provides update on Navarro median project

VICTORIA, Texas — Navarro Median Project Update: Rio Grande St.: Contractor has been working on Rio Grande installing sidewalks and curb ramps at the northern corners of Hospital Dr. and Palm Dr.. Contractor will begin working on sidewalks and driveways…

Seventy-six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

Seventy-six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

FROM A NEWS RELEASE VICTORIA, Texas - As of 6:30 pm today, there are 76 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County, and 87 newly recovered individuals. Victoria currently has a total of 1,465 confirmed cases of COVID-19. With…

Victoria County reports 76 new COVID-19 cases, 87 recoveries

County currently reporting 701 active cases

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) reported 76 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 87 new recoveries. Wednesday's updated case totals bring the county total to 1,465 since the beginning of the pandemic, with…

Texas Game Warden rescues young girl on raft in Lavaca Bay

LAVACA BAY, Texas- On Tuesday July 7, 2020, Texas Game Warden Ben Bailey was patrolling for water-safety enforcement on Lavaca Bay in Calhoun County. During this patrol, Game Warden Bailey responded to a call from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office…

Texas AG Ken Paxton praises Supreme Court regarding ruling on contraceptive mandate

AG Paxton Applauds SCOTUS for Protecting Religious Liberty of Faith-Based Organizations

AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton today commended the United States Supreme Court for upholding religious liberties for faith-based organizations and their employees by defending the constitutional rights of both Our Lady of Guadalupe, a private Catholic school, and the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic…

City council expresses importance of 2020 Census

The census deadline has been extended to October 31st, 2020.

VICTORIA, Texas - During the city council meeting, members reiterated how important it is for the public to participate in the 2020 census. Right now, the self respond rate in Victoria is at 50.7% which is .2% above the state…

First responders enjoy free lunch at KB's BBQ

Over 160 meals were provided to honor first responders

VICTORIA, Texas - KB’s BBQ showed their appreciation for first responders in the surrounding area by treating them to a free lunch. Located a few miles outside of Victoria, KB’s BBQ treated the first responders of Victoria and the surrounding areas…

VISD: Children to social distance on school buses

School buses plan to limit the amount of students on the bus to help with social distancing.

VICTORIA, Texas - A new transportation plan is coming this fall for the Victoria Independent School District. VISD is planning on having children social distance on school buses. Communications director Shawna Currie, said  VISD sent out surveys to families that…

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…