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Victoria County reports two new deaths related to COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 cases in Victoria Coutny

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting two COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County. The patients, a female Victoria County resident in her 60’s and a male Victoria County resident in his 70’s were both hospitalized in…

Amber Alert in Zavala County

Amber Alert in Zavala County for five children

CRYSTAL CITY, Texas - The Zavala County Sheriff's Office has issued an Amber Alert for five children they believed to be in grave danger. 10-year-old Justine Kaylee Lopez; 9-year-old Joylne Kaylynn Lopez; 7-year-old Ruben Lopez Jr.; 4-year-old Jordan Lopez…

Quintin Shepherd: Two big things for you to know

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

The following is an article provided by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. There are two important things happening next week to which I want to make you aware. The first is the remote start of school and the…

One person at UHV tests positive for COVID-19

UHV has in-person and online classes this fall

VICTORIA, Texas - The University of Houston-Victoria notified the public about a person who tested positive for COVID-19. The person in quarantine since August 1, 2020. UHV says no significant contact with others took place on campus and the individual…

Experience NASA at the Yoakum Heritage Museum

Yoakum Heritage Museum presents Hubble: The Art of Space

YOAKUM, Texas - The Yoakum Heritage Museum is giving you a chance to witness an extraordinary collection of past space artifacts, memorabilia from local Texas Engineers and current art from the Hubble Telescope. "Always Looking Up" opened on July…

Governor Abbott requests USDA disaster designation for Rio Grande Valley

Gov. Abbott gets federal assistance to Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN, Texas - Governor Greg Abbott has sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting a disaster designation for eight counties in the Rio Grande Valley directly impacted by Hurricane Hanna. A USDA disaster designation would…

More than 300 books delivered to Vickers Elementary School

The Magic of Storytelling makes its way to Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas - Today The Victoria Television Group distributed 325 books to Vickers Elementary School. It's part of the Magic of Storytelling campaign. The goal is to put books into the hands of students all over the country. It's a…

Three new COVID-19 deaths documented in Victoria County

Victoria County has 941 active cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting three COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County. The patients, a female Victoria County resident in her 60’s, a male Victoria County resident in his 80’s and a male Victoria County…

Read the full statement by the US, Israel and UAE on normalizing Israel-UAE relations

President Trump announces historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Originally Published: 13 AUG 20 14:12 ET By Seán Federico-O'Murchú (CNN) -- Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to normalize relations, US President Donald Trump announced Thursday. According to a lengthy joint statement between the US, UAE and…

Census takers visiting nonresponding households in Victoria

You have until the end of September to fill out Census 2020

VICTORIA, Texas – Census takers in Victoria are working to follow up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The current self-response rate in Victoria is 58.0%. The Census Bureau will visit the remaining addresses to…

Cornyn: All persons should be counted in Census 2020

Deadline to fill out Census 2020 is end of September

Austin, Texas – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced this week in Harlingen he believes all persons should be counted in the U.S. Census: “I believe that every person ought to be counted, and the fact that, as Judge Treviño…

Victoria Public Library shares live performances by local artists

Victoria Public Library's VPL Jams series hosted via Facebook Live

VICTORIA, Texas - If you enjoy live music don't miss the Victoria Public Library’s VPL Jams series on Facebook Live. Singer Jerry James performed virtually on July 31, 2020. Victoria Public Library Director Dayna Williams-Capone said this program helps adults…

Trump resorts to fearmongering in rambling media appearances

A review of recent press conferences by President Trump

Originally Published: 13 AUG 20 11:00 ET By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- Facing an unabating pandemic, abysmal poll numbers and an economic slump, President Donald Trump has made a series of media appearances this week where he appeared deflated…

Man wanted for murder in Amarillo found in Victoria

Murder suspect found in Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Police SWAT team found a murder suspect today around 11 p.m. in the 400 block of Knowlan Ave. Jeremiah Reyna, 36, is accused of fatally shooting 30-year-old Samuel Acosta on July 26, 2020 in Amarillo.…

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence scheduled to face off at October debate

Are you registered to vote in the November election?

Originally Published: 12 AUG 20 12:25 ET By Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) -- Kamala Harris being named Joe Biden's vice presidential pick sets a match-up between the California senator and Vice President Mike Pence on the debate stage in October.…