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DeWitt County Sheriff's Office keeping jail clean with robots

Sheriff Carl Bowen and Captain Jerry Garza are satisfied with their investment to keep jail cells germ free

CUERO, Texas - The DeWitt County Sheriff's Office spent $180,000 on new disinfecting xenex robots using inmate commissary funds. Sheriff Carl Bowen said since Aug. 2020 inmates…

Parent concerned for child's safety while at school

One parent wants V.I.S.D. to offer more options to students who fear getting COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas - Many students and their parents are eager to return to in-person learning, but as COVID cases still wreak havoc on communities across the country, it has some parents…

Victoria Pain & Rehabilitation Center offers space for COVID-19 testing

UMMC hospital of Houston is conducting the testing at no cost to patients

VICTORIA, Texas - The delta variant continues to surge across the U.S. According to the CDC, a PCR test for COVID-19 is one of the most accurate and reliable testing for COVID-19. The PCR results are most accurate because they…

Cuero ISD assigns COVID-19 responding team to district campuses

As covid-19 cases keeps rising in Texas, Cuero ISD explains how they are handling this health challenge to keep everyone in the district safe.

CUERO, Texas - The highly infectious delta variant has caused an increase in covid-19 cases all over the U.S. On Wednesday, August 18, Texas still ranks second as…

School districts prepare for upcoming year with in-person learning

Some school districts only offer in-person learning, while others still have remote learning as an option

GOLIAD, Texas - This year school teachers are still preparing for in-person learning in their classrooms, despite how the Delta variant has caused an uptick in COVID-19…

School districts take COVID-19 precautions for upcoming school year

Local school districts are allowing parents to make most decisions when deciding whether their children should attend school in-person or virtually.

VICTORIA, Texas - This year school year has some students trying to catch up. In the Calhoun ISD in Port Lavaca, administrators are allowing students to repeat…

Local doctor suggests more people get fully vaccinated this summer

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Victoria County. A local doctor expressed his concern for those who are unvaccinated.

VICTORIA, Texas - One local doctor wants more people vaccinated in order to stay protected from COVID-19 this summer. Dr. Sidney Ontai  a family physician with…

West Nile Virus and the risk it poses to pets

There is no evidence to support that cats and dogs can fall ill to the West Nile Virus

VICTORIA, Texas - With the continued rain and humidity, you can expect to still see mosquitoes around. Last week we reported that the West Nile Virus had been detected in…

Celebratory gunfire leads to gas leak at home in Houston

A fourth of July celebration in a Houston neighborhood could have ended in an explosion

Originally Published: 05 JUL 21 15:48 ET HOUSTON, Texas - A Fourth of July celebration in a Houston neighborhood could have ended in an explosion after police say a person shot a gas line, causing it to rupture.  HFD responded…

Three new COVID-19 cases in Victoria County Wednesday

63 active COVID-19 cases in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Public Health Department said there are three new COVID-19 cases recorded on Wednesday. 63 active cases. 8,930 recovered. 9,174 total cases. The Victoria six-county region now has a COVID-19 hospitalization rate of 4.2 %.…

Vietnam veteran receives a surprise parade for his birthday

Ray Warren Windham has survived for more than six weeks in hospice care and his family celebrated his birthday with a parade.

VICTORIA, Texas - Another event that happened on Sunday, April 11, was a parade honoring a local Vietnam veteran. Ray Warren Windham was in the army for…

Tips on conserving energy during polar plunge

Here are some tips on how to conserve power, energy, and water during the winter storm.

VICTORIA, Texas - We are all experiencing the winter storm, also known as polar plunge, on a national level. As power outages go on, here are some tips to help you conserve energy, and help prevent a second outage when…

Vaccine clinics getting a software upgrade, easing registration

Soon it will become easier and faster to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, allowing volunteers to complete other mandatory tasks.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Monday, Feb. 8, County Commissioners plan to finalize budget allocations to receive an upgraded registration software, making it easier for people to get the…

David Gonzales aims to improve vaccine clinic each time

Thursday's vaccine clinic was a success and organizers plan to keep it that way.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Thursday morning, Feb. 3 many residents waited in line to get the vaccine. As the online registration process was easier this time, senior…

Online vaccine clinic registration succeeds

Registering for the vaccine mass clinic online was a success this time around.

VICTORIA, Texas - Starting Thursday, at 8:00 in the morning, the Victoria Public Health Department will hold their second vaccine clinic. They are distributing the first round of covid-19 doses to the public at the Victoria Community Health Center. As…

Christ's Kitchen closes due to high COVID cases

Christ’s Kitchen closes temporarily to protect the health of volunteers. 

VICTORIA, Texas - 2 volunteers for Christ's Kitchen tested positive for COVID-19. The soup kitchen was already following all CDC guidelines before the virus outbreak. One volunteer received…

Victoria College hosts virtual student recital amongst pandemic

Despite many events getting cancelled due to the pandemic, Victoria College still hosted their student recital.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Monday, Dec. 7, at 4:00 PM Victoria College held a virtual Student Musical Recital. Usually this recital happens to celebrate the end of the year. It was free and open to the public, where they provided…

Weekend holiday events taking safety measures

This weekend's Christmas tree lighting and Saturday's parade have social distance options for attendees.

VICTORIA, Texas - If you want to feel the holiday spirit this weekend, there are many events that might spark your interest. On Friday, Dec. 4, the HEB Christmas tree lighting ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. This year, the ceremony…

Golden Crescent CASA's auction available through live stream

Golden Crescent CASA will live stream their auction this year.

VICTORIA, Texas - Meanwhile, an increase in COVID-19 cases has influenced Golden Crescent CASA to have their auction via live stream. Currently, the virtual auction is scheduled for…