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Eight new confirmed, cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department reported eight new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday. As of 7 p.m. Saturday in Victoria County there are: 536 active cases 64 new recoveries 6,064 total recoveries 118 deaths 6,746 total cases…

Rosenberg resident dies in fatal wreck north of Refugio

REFUGIO, Texas - A fatal wreck temporarily closed down the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 77, located 9 miles north of Refugio. The wreck happened around 1:13 p.m. Saturday. Domingo Orozco Olivares, 45, of Rosenberg, was pronounced dead at the…

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying…

Robstown COVID-19 mega-vaccination continues Saturday

2,500 more vaccines will be administered on a first come basis Saturday, city officials announced

The limit for the vaccine drive on Friday in Robstown was reached shortly after 6 a.m., two hours before the clinic opened.

Victoria County residents no longer have to monitor water usage

Public Works Director explains how the city monitors drought conditions

VICTORIA, Texas - A few months ago Victoria County residents were asked to limit their water usage due to drought conditions. Victoria County is no longer under a drought contingency and no longer has to monitor water usage. “The river…

Cuero teen missing since start of the new year

CUERO, Texas - A Cuero teen has been missing now for weeks. Raziel Zion Gamez was last seen on January 4, 2021. His mother Crystal Gamez and other family members are looking for him and asking for your help. The…

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: A question our community asks of itself

The following is an article provided by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. Many years ago, when I started as a School Superintendent, I thought a bond proposal was something a superintendent presented to the Board. The Superintendent is…

'MLK/FBI' probes 'the darkest part' of the bureau's history

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 18, 2021

Originally Published: 15 JAN 21 12:47 ET Review by Brian Lowry, CNN (CNN) -- The government-sanctioned harassment of Martin Luther King Jr. provides the chilling spine of "MLK/FBI," a documentary timed to the annual holiday for the civil rights icon.…

CNN 5 Things to Know for Friday January 15, 2021

5 Things You Must Read Today

Friday 01.15.21 When can we expect the next steps in President Trump's impeachment? It's not clear, but it will probably be a long, complex process. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On With…

72 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 18.73 % Thursday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 72 new cases of COIVD-19 Thursday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. As of Thursday evening, there are: 72 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County 642 currently active…

Biden proposes $1.9 trillion vaccination and economic rescue legislative package

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday evening outlined a $1.9 trillion emergency legislative package to fund a nationwide vaccination effort and provide direct economic relief to Americans.

President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday evening outlined a $1.9 trillion emergency legislative package to fund a nationwide vaccination effort and provide direct economic relief to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic, telling Americans that "the health of our nation is at stake." "There…

Texas sets milestone as national leader in COVID-19 vaccinations

Texas first State to administer 1mMillion COVID-19 vaccines

AUSTIN – Texas has administered more than one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, making Texas the national leader in vaccinations. Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced this Thursday. This milestone comes exactly…

Well-known Victoria chef dies of COVID-19

The chef worked at almost every restaurant in Victoria, known for helping places get their start before moving on to another kitchen. 

VICTORIA, Texas - Chef Charlie Lara died at the age of 56 last week after suffering from COVID-19.  The chef worked at almost every restaurant in Victoria, known for…

Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller charged for alleged role in Capitol riots

Klete Keller, who won five Olympic swimming medals, including two relay golds, was charged Wednesday for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot last week, according to court documents.

Keller was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and obstructing law enforcement engaged in official duties incident to civil disorder, according to documents…

Seven COVID-19- related deaths and 50 new cases reported in Victoria County

Local hospital occupancy rate sits at 19.13% Wednesday

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports 50 new cases of COIVD-19 Wednesday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. The Public Health Department is also reporting seven COVID-19-related deaths in Victoria County. Please note that six of…