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City seeks feedback on plans for using federal funds

VICTORIA, Texas- The City of Victoria Development Services is seeking feedback from Victoria residents on three plans that will direct how thousands of dollars in federal funding are spent. The City receives funding through the federal Community Development Block Grant…

Fourteen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Refugio County

Fourteen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Refugio County

REFUGIO, Texas - Fourteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Sunday by emergency management officials in Refugio County. Refugio County has 113 active cases and 96 recovered patients.

Seadrift resident still missing after two years

Seadrift resident still missing after two years

SEADRIFT, Texas - It's been more than two years since Seadrift resident Suzie Escobedo went missing. She disappeared August 1, 2018 and her family continues to search for any leads or tips that may help find her. If you have…

Victoria ISD to begin instruction remotely despite revised state legal guidance

Victoria ISD to begin instruction remotely despite revised state legal guidance

VICTORIA, Texas - New legal guidance by Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton will not affect the Victoria ISD's plans to begin with remote learning on August 18th before returning to face-to-face instruction after Labor Day, as initially planned. “Education…

September 11th Tower Climb to be held in Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas- The 911 Tower Climb is usually in San Antonio but due to COVID-19 the San Antonio one team climb committee has made other plans. The committee has decided to host the event in several areas to give everyone…

One new death, 65 new COVID cases in Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas - 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 100’s, had been hospitalized in Victoria. To respect and honor the family, no further…

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near South Padre Island

A body was found which ended the search Thursday

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard ended its search Thursday after a body matching the description of the missing swimmer was located two miles north of Beach Access 6 near South Padre Island, Texas. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus…

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

FROM A NEWS RELEASE FREEPORT, Texas - Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the tanker vessel Tosna Star of a 36-year-old man who was experiencing shortness of breath. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon…

Seventy-five new cases, 2 new COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County

Seventy-five new cases, 2 new COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County

FROM A NEWS RELEASE 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 70’s and a male Victoria County resident in his 70’s…

UHV staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Two other staff members have tested positive for COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas- A third staff member in University of Houston-Victoria Facilities has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in quarantine. “We are taking these cases very seriously because our faculty, staff and students are our greatest assets,” UHV President Bob…

Walk-up COVID-19 testing site in Yoakum open until 4pm Thursday

No doctor's note necessary, free of charge

LAVACA COUNTY, Texas- As of Wednesday, July 29th, there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lavaca County. One case in Moulton and one case in Hallettsville. There are 64 total verified active cases in Lavaca County. [caption id="attachment_486157" align="alignleft"…

NASA sends rover named Perseverance to Mars

Perseverance will gather rock and soil samples for future return to Earth

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Perseverance is NASA’s latest Red Planet rover, designed to search for astrobiological evidence of ancient microbial life on Mars. Following a seven-month journey, it will…

DeWitt county reports 70 new cases of COVID-19, 5 deaths

CUERO, Texas - County health officials are reporting 70 additional (confirmed) cases of the novel coronavirus and 60 additional recoveries since yesterday. A majority of these new cases were tested at the government-sponsored testing center in Yorktown earlier in July.…

Back-to-school plans for area school districts vary

Victoria ISD students can go from digital to face-to-face at end of each grading period

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria ISD start date for the 2020-2021 school year is Tuesday,  August 18th, that's to start with remote learning the first three weeks.  This…

City Hall hosts exhibit from Museum of the Coastal Bend

The exhibit will remain on display for at least one year

VICTORIA, Texas- The Museum of the Coastal Bend on Wednesday installed a new exhibit at City Hall, “Can You Dig It? Archaeology in the Coastal Bend,” to teach visitors about the methods used by the Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics…