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Vietnamese Refugee joins the United States Navy that saved his life

Victoria medical doctor gets commissioned into the navy

VICTORIA, Texas - Doctor Peter Nguyen is currently a practicing medical doctor here in Victoria but the journey to getting here wasn't easy. Dr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and at the age of nine fled the country with…

Possible flash flooding this week #TurnAroundDontDrown

Weather Alert

VICTORIA, Texas- With heavy rain and possible flash flooding in the forecast throughout this week and into the weekend, the Victoria OEM created some graphics to highlight the importance of #TurnAroundDontDrown. Don't underestimate the power of water. Six inches of…

Federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits will end soon

Vast amounts of job openings and fraudulent claims amongst reasons for ending

AUSTIN, Texas -- Governor Greg Abbott today informed the U.S. Department of Labor that Texas will opt out of further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective June 26, 2021. This includes the $300 weekly unemployment supplement from…

COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Lavaca County

Beating COVID-19

LAVACA County- The Department of State Health Services Public Health Region 8, COVID-19 2nd Dose Vaccine Clinic(s) is set for Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The DSHS Communications Team is reaching out to patients to schedule and confirm appointment times for…

District 3 Council member race now has four candidates

The council member race for Victoria's District three, now has four candidates competing.

VICTORIA, Texas - The race for district's three's council member position has an unexpired term, ending in may 2024. The deadline for anyone living in the district to…

The City of Port Lavaca holds a Rock Festival at the Bayfront Peninsula Park

The festival began after a photo of a boy throwing rocks at the bay front went viral on social media

Victoria, Texas - The City of Port Lavaca held a rock festival today after a photo of a boy throwing rocks in the water at the Bayfront Penisula went viral and decide to embrace the rock-throwing activity. The city wanted…

Authorities confirm Amanda Johnson was the victim of a gunshot wound

The mother of two was found in a burned out SUV on April 18

VICTORIA, Texas- Authorities have determined Amanda Johnson had a gunshot wound. The official cause of death is still pending. On Sunday, April 18, the Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office found a burned-out 2018 Ford Explorer…

Paxton sues Biden Administration to reinstate billions promised for Texas healthcare

The Biden Administration unlawfully rescinded Texas's Medicaid waiver extension

AUSTIN, Texas -- On April 16, the Biden Administration unlawfully repealed Texas’s 1115 Medicaid waiver extension, which would have ensured stable funding for providers of healthcare for children, people with disabilities, and the elderly. To secure the assistance that numerous…

The Victoria Fire Department has updated its emergency transport policy

The new policy is to emphasize on-scene care and reduce the need for lights and sirens

VICTORIA, Texas - Recently, the Victoria Fire Department updated its emergency transport protocols to emphasize on-scene care and reduce the need for lights and sirens during transport. The on-scene crew will evaluate patient's conditions to determine whether having lights and…

The Easter Island Heads of Victoria Texas

What's the mystery that has shrouded these stone heads for decades?

VICTORIA, Texas - The Easter Island Heads of Victoria Texas. Stone heads that weigh more than a ton and are over 15 feet tall continue to be shroud in mystery.…

How organizers plan to make the Olympics happen

Japan has expanded it's COVID-19 state of emergency

Originally Published: 14 MAY 21 04:33 ET Updated: 14 MAY 21 10:15 ET By George Ramsay, CNN (CNN) -- Despite protests from the public, skepticism from stakeholders and an ongoing state of emergency in Tokyo and other prefectures, organizers maintain…

Irish health system targeted in 'serious' ransomware attack

Ireland’s health service took precaution by shutting down its IT system

LONDON (AP) -- Ireland’s health service says it has shut down its IT systems after being targeted in a ransomware attack by what it called “international criminals.” The Health Service Executive said Friday the move was a precaution and appointments…

An update on Calhoun County's fight against COVID-19

Vaccine Day

CALHOUN, Texas - Looking back to February 2020, when the the first COVID-19 case was confirmed at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the pandemic started impacting all Texans. Soon, wearing a mask in public became mandatory for…

Vaccinated Americans, go wild!

Let's normalize loosing the mask and loosing the distance between one another

Originally Published: 13 MAY 21 18:23 ET Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN (CNN) -- This feels like the Covid version of VJ day. The US government, previously criticized for its slow-moving updates to mask and social distance guidance, went…

The Victoria County Public Health Department plans to partner with the Texas Department of State Health Services to offer mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Businesses interested can call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-966-5640 to register for a moblie clinic

VICTORIA, Texas -The Victoria County Public Health Department is partnering with the Texas Department of State Health Services to offer mobile vaccination clinics to businesses that are interested. Businesses that have more than 20+ employees that are interested in receiving…