coronavirus

Restaurant owners continue serving customers, community

Restaurant owners continue serving customers, community

VICTORIA, Texas - Local restaurant owners Binh Pham and Erica Briggs are working harder than ever to keep their doors open and make sure they pay their employees during…

Governor Abbott announces new processes for child care

Governor aims to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott waived certain Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) regulations to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers. These waivers will allow TWC the flexibility to respond to child care needs, and are part of…

Victoria Public Library Offering Drive-Thru Services

Call ahead and let the staff know what you're looking for!

  The Victoria Public Library wants to keep you entertained during this pandemic, and although most indoor facilities are closing up shop... they still want your business, but through a drive-thru! They…

Confirmed COVID-19 case exposure locations identified in Victoria County

Confirmed COVID-19 case exposure locations identified in Victoria County

VICTORIA, TX - ​​Victoria County is reporting the first 3 cases of COVID-19. These individuals are experiencing mild symptoms and are isolating at home at this time.  The Victoria County Public Health Department is identifying any close contacts of the…

Governor Abbott authorizes restaurants to sell bulk to the public

Restaurants will be allowed to sell products from supply chain distributors directly

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to issue guidance allowing restaurants to sell bulk retail products from restaurant supply chain distributors directly to consumers provided that such foods are in their…

Gov. Greg Abbott Assures State Medical Supplies

Gov. Greg Abbott Assures State Medical Supplies

Governor Greg Abbott  held a press conference Tuesday on COVID-19 in Texas at the Texas Department of Public Safety Warehouse Facility. The Governor was…

Small businesses encouraged to contact UHV Small Business Development Center

UHVSBDC is encouraging small business affected by COVID-19 to contact them for guidance in navigating loans

VICTORIA, Texas - During March 22nd's Victoria City/County Press Briefing, Director of the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center, Lindsey Young, detailed how small business owners can find help navigating their small business loan applications during the COVID-19 crisis.…

El Campo Memorial Hospital confirms positive COVID-19 case

El Campo Memorial Hospital confirms positive COVID-19 case

EL CAMPO, Texas - El Campo Memorial Hospital confirmed their first positive COVID-19 case in Wharton County, according to a news release. "The patient is a female in her 30s and tested…

Victoria City and County officials address enforcing State mandates for social distancing

Mayor Rawley McCoy and County Judge Ben Zeller address enforcing restrictions against "social gatherings"

VICTORIA - Mayor Rawley McCoy, County Judge Ben Zeller, and Dr. John McNeill addressed concerns about procedures to ensure social distancing in order to mitigate the threat of COVID-19. Judge Ben Zeller and Mayor McCoy's orders state, "That for purposes…

Governor takes action to expand nursing workforce

Abbott to help expand nursing workforce

AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott has waived several regulations to help meet Texas’ growing need for nurses as the state responds to the COVID-19 virus. The Governor’s actions will expand Texas’ active nursing workforce by doing the following: Allowing…

Lavaca County Commissioners' Court to stream meeting live on Facebook

Lavaca County Commissioners' Court making changes due to COVID-19 pandemic

Lavaca County Commissioners' Court will limit seating in the courtroom due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lavaca county will live stream the meeting on its Facebook page, so residents are encouraged to watch the meeting from home. "Regarding public meetings, there…

City facilities to close to the public as of March 21st

City facilities to close due to recommendation from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to a press release from the City of Victoria: March 20, 2020                                              City facilities to close to…

H-E-B and Favor partner to help seniors shop for their needs

HEB and Favor launch a new delivery service program for senior citizens in response to COVID-19

H-E-B and Favor Delivery have joined together to help seniors shop for their groceries while staying safe and away from crowded stores. Earlier today the H-E-B Newsroom released a statement: "H-E-B encourages Texans Helping Texans to fight coronavirus threat H-E-B…

Frost to close bank lobbies temporarily in response to COVID-19

Frost banks will be temporarily closing lobby services to members in response to CDC recommendations

SAN ANTONIO, March 20, 2020 – Frost Bank, in a move to protect its customers and employees, temporarily will close the lobbies at its financial centers around Texas at the end of the business day on Friday, March 20. Frost’s…

Community Crossroads: COVID-19, Coronavirus Prevention

Community Crossroads: COVID-19, Coronavirus Prevention

VICTORIA, Texas - In this week's episode of Community Crossroads we'll hear from Dr. John McNeill, with the Victoria County Public Health Authority. We'll also hear from Governor Greg Abbott…

Cuero Regional Hospital revises weekend screening hours

This is all in an effort to protect patients from the spread of COVID-19

CUERO, Texas- In an effort to protect hospital patients, Cuero Regional Hospital will continue to funnel all hospital visitors, as well as patients, through a single entrance with mandatory screening. The screening station for Cuero Regional Hospital is located at…

Cinemark Theaters Close All U.S. Locations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Cinemark is the latest entertainment venue to temporarily close all U.S. theatres

Cinemark Movie Theaters have decided to temporarily close all U.S. theaters amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. In an official email from the company, the closures will begin today, March 18, and will re-open whenever they believe it is safe to do…