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Lavaca County OEM reports 5 new cases of COVID-19

28 active cases reported county-wide

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- Lavaca County Emergency Management is reporting 5 new DSHS Region 8 CONFIRMED cases of Covid-19. Sorted by zip code and not necessarily in city limits, there are 2…

The Habitat for Humanity Restore helps give back to the community

Habitat for Humanity Restore needs more donations and help from locals, especially during this pandemic

VICTORIA,Texas--For about 20 years, our local Habitat for Humanity Restore has helped build 114 homes in Victoria County and restored 200 Hurricane Harvey homes…

State Fair of Texas cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

State fair cancelled

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The director of the board for the State Fair of Texas says the 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. Board chair Gina Norris said Tuesday that health and safety were the top prioirty.…

Governor Abbott, HHS launch COVID-19 surge testing site in Edinburg

More COVID-19 testing in Edinburg

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide free COVID-19 testing in Edinburg, Texas as part of the federal government's surge testing efforts in hot spots throughout the…

Victoria County reports 95 new cases, 80 recoveries

County currently reports 739 active cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas -- On Monday, Victoria County Office of Emergency Management personnel reported 95 new, active cases of COVID-19 in the county, and 80 new recoveries. The updated figures brings the county's total number of cases to 1,336, with 739…

DeWitt County reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths

40 current active cases

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas- County health officials are reporting 14 new cases of coronavirus. All of the infections are attributable to community spread, including places of work, or household contagion. Four live in the Cuero zip code. Five live in the…

DeWitt County reports 14 new cases of COVID-19

A total of 110 cases have been reported in DeWitt County

VICTORIA, Texas -- County health officials are reporting 14 new cases of coronavirus. All of the infections are attributable to community spread, including places of work, or household contagion. Four live in the Cuero zip code. Five live in the…

Refugio County OEM announces COVID-19 testing dates

Mobile testing will be free to public

REFUGIO, Texas -- The Refugio County Office of Emergency Management has announced two mobile COVID-19 testing opportunities for area residents in the coming week. Refugio County OEM officials announced a free mobile testing site on Sunday, July 12th at the…

VPD seeking information on potential suspect

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria Police Department is seeking information that could identify the person in this photo. If you recognize them, send that information to Detective Collins at scollins@victoriatx.gov. More information can be found on the official VPD Facebook…

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…

Redbird Books continues to thrive

Even though there is a pandemic, readers stilll continue to enjoy their favorite books

VICTORIA,Texas--Redbird Books, the local bookstore in Victoria for 13 years, is seeing people who still continue and enjoy reading. Especially now that there isn't much to do during the pandemic,…

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…

Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen identified, says lawyer

Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen identified, says lawyer

DALLAS (AP) - A family lawyer says Army investigators have identified the body of a soldier who vanished more than two months ago from a base in Texas. Attorney Natalie Khawam says remains found Tuesday buried near Fort Hood belong…

Victoria woman in her 80s dies after being hospitalized due to COVID-19

Victoria woman in her 80s dies after being hospitalized due to COVID-19

FROM A NEWS RELEASE - 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,…

H-E-B launches care package campaign for U.S. military

H-E-B launches care package campaign for U.S. active duty armed forces

VICTORIA,Texas--H-E-B  is celebrating the entire month of July by honoring the service men and women and their families, who are doing so much to support our country.…

VPD Auto Crimes Task Force will not be conducting vehicle inspections after July 7th

Due to the recent spike of COVID-19 cases the Auto Crimes Task Force will not be conducting vehicle inspections

VICTORIA, Texas- 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. These inspections will resume once the spike has subsided;…

Stay safe from mosquitos this summer

Mosquitos can spread disease here are some tips to stay safe

VICTORIA, Texas - With summer here, the Victoria County wants people to be aware of the dangers that mosquitos can cause to not only you, but your pets as well. Mosquitos can spread West Nile Virus, malaria, yellow fever and…