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Low risk exposure locations identified in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County now has a total of 9 cases of COVID-19.  The Victoria County Public Health Department is identifying any close contacts of the patients while sick, so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms and quickly…

Governor Abbott announces Medicaid waiver approval

Waiver will grant Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) has approved the Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver submitted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on March 25, 2020. This approval grants Texas flexibility in…

Texas Roadhouse offering ready-to-grill steaks

Restaurant chain to offer cuts of steak to help with grocery shortages

VICTORIA, Texas -- In addition to the Curbside-To-Go service currently provided at every Texas Roadhouse location, hungry customers can now take advantage of a new option being offered by the…

United Way setting up COVID- 19 relief fund

VICTORIA, Texas- The coronavirus pandemic is increasing uncertainty among communities worldwide.  With numerous questions, and little answers about the coronavirus pandemic, United Way is setting up a relief…

69 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region

Here's a list by the each County

VICTORIA, Texas-- Currently we have 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region. Let's break it down by each county to see which areas are being affected the most. As of Wednesday, April 1st these are the confirmed number of…

Interactive Map of COVID-19 Cases

Designed by the Texas Dept. of State Health Services

  The Texas Department of State Health Services developed an interactive online map of Covid-19 cases. It's updated every day. We actually tried it out for some of our counties including…

6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified in Calhoun County

VICTORIA, Texas- A press release shared Monday by the Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management states the following: "Memorial Medical Center in conjunction with Calhoun County and Calhoun County Texas Emergency management is reporting the sixth positive test result for…

City extends its closure of facilities to the public

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria is extending the closure of its facilities to the public through April 30 to align with the latest recommendations to extend social distancing procedures through the end of the month. All scheduled events at…

Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in Victoria County

Total number of cases: 9

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department has identified 3 additional positive cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, bringing the total case number to nine. A female in her 50’s, at home in isolation. A male in his 30’s, at…

Texas Roadhouse to sell steaks due to grocery store shortages

Grocery shortage prompts Texas Roadhouse to sell ready-to-grill steaks from the meat room to your home

VICTORIA, Texas- Due to grocery store shortages, Texas Roadhouse locations across the state are selling ready-to-grill steaks directly to the public. “The decision to sell steaks was based on demand from guests. Restaurants are a vital part of our nation’s…

Matagorda County has a total of 17 confirmed COVID-19 cases

The Matagorda County Emergency Operations Center will hold a Facebook live event at 1 pm Monday, March 30th, 2020. We continue to work with every testing site to keep the public informed concerning the number of positive and negative cases.…

Governor Abbott Announces Expanded Health Care Capacities In Texas

Issues Executive Orders To Expand Quarantines And Protect Public Safety

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the State Capitol where he provided new information on the state’s health care capacity and issued additional Executive Orders. The Governor announced that hospital beds available for COVID-19 patients…

5 confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in Calhoun County

Memorial Medical Center in conjunction with Calhoun County and Calhoun County, Texas Emergency Management is reporting the fourth and fifth positive test results for COVID-19 in the area. The patients are residents of Calhoun County, and have been instructed to…

Two new confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in Victoria County

​​The Victoria County Public Health Department identified today two additional confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus in Victoria County, now bringing the total case count to six. Two Victoria County male residents, one in his 30’s…

Texas to Receive $237M Federal Grant for COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) will receive a $236,756,360.44 federal grant to aid its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today. The funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal…

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…

V.I.S.D. begins remote classes Monday

  VICTORIA, Texas--In the year 2020 with technology being the most sufficient in years, the use of it becomes a vital tool in days like these. Since schools have been shut down…

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…