covid 19

New case of COVID-19 in DeWitt County

There are now seven cases of COVID-19 in DeWitt County

DEWITT COUNTY, Texas - The total number of known cases of COVID-19, is now seven. The case is attributed to community spread. It is believed that the person visited two Yoakum Businesses: Do-It center at 408 West Grand and Morrow's…

Calhoun County now has 11 positive cases of COVID-19

The total number of cases in the crossroads area continues to rise

CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas - Memorial Medical Center in conjunction with Calhoun County and Calhoun County Texas Emergency Management is reporting the tenth and eleventh positive test results for COVID-19 in the area. Both individuals are currently in isolation and are…

Jackson County Hospital District Is Asking for Seamstress' to Help Make Masks

If you or someone you know can sew and wants to help our front-line heros, Jackson County Hospital District wants your help

JACKSON COUNTY, Texas - Do you have sewing skills? Well Jackson County Hospital District needs your help. Due to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment, they are looking for volunteers to donate cotton masks. These masks will be used…

Heroes work at Driscoll Children's Hospital

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Driscoll Children’s Hospital Epic team, which oversees health information technology, collected money from their department to set up this special sign in front of the hospital to recognize their Driscoll colleagues. “We all really appreciate the…

City Council to conduct meetings through videoconference

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Victoria City Council’s April 7 meeting will be conducted through videoconference to align with social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 situation. Victoria residents will be able to attend the meeting using Zoom, a videoconferencing application available…

VC announces closure of all locations due to COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas -- In response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order implementing statewide protocols regarding essential services and activities, Victoria College announced that it will close all its locations for the remainder of the semester to students and the general…

UHV to close campus through April 30th

VICTORIA, Texas -- In response to orders from state and local government officials, the University of Houston-Victoria will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday through April 30, except for essential personnel. All employees able to work remotely have been instructed to…

Relevant phone numbers during COVID-19 pandemic

Helpful phone numbers

VICTORIA, Texas -- We've had multiple businesses contact us to let us know they're still providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a list of numbers you may need to know: Christ's Kitchen -- (361) 578-4233 Salvation Army of…

Salvation Army of Victoria implements new measures to combat virus

Salvation Army has raised nearly $65k

VICTORIA, Texas -- The Salvation Army of Victoria announced new measures to help combat the growing impact of COVID-19 in the Crossroads. Commanding Officer Kenny Jones announced Victoria would begin feeding the community through a to-go service, increase community assistance…

Social Security benefits to be paid on time

EL PASO, Texas -- Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, reminds the public that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments will continue to be paid on time during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The agency also reminds everyone to…

Frost to donate $2 million to charities across Texas

Funds will be spread across regions where Frost operates, helping pandemic relief efforts

SAN ANTONIO, Texas —Frost will donate a total of $2 million to Texas nonprofits helping to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Frost officials announced today. The donations will be made in the regions where Frost has operations and…

United Way and Golden Crescent COAD offer relief

COVID-19 Relief Fund Created to Help Our Region

VICTORIA, TX, March 31. On March 24th, the Victoria County United Way created the COVID-19 Relief Fund, with the Golden Crescent COAD (Community Organizations Assisting in Disasters), to help those in our communities financially burdened in the wake of the…

Texas Roadhouse offering ready-to-grill steaks

Restaurant chain to offer cuts of steak to help with grocery shortages

VICTORIA, Texas -- In addition to the Curbside-To-Go service currently provided at every Texas Roadhouse location, hungry customers can now take advantage of a new option being offered by the…

Travel form for Governor's mandated 14-day self-quarantine for some incoming travelers

Instruction are now online for travelers coming into Texas from New York Tri-State area and New Orleans

AUSTIN, Texas – In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, DPS has added the required travel form and terms of self-quarantine to our website for individuals traveling to Texas ­— with Texas being their final destination — through an airport…

State waives renewal requirements for Medicaid and SNAP

HHSC makes changes during COVID-19 Pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Health and Human Services announced today SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can maintain continuity of coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “During this difficult time, we’re…

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…

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…

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.…

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 activates National Guard and postpones runoff primary elections in response to COVID-19 threat

Governor Abbott issuing three proclamations affecting the Texas National Guard, runoff elections scheduled for May 26th, and healthcare for incarcerated Texans

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott issued three proclamations that affect the Texas National Guard, incarcerated Texans in TDCJ facilities, and the runoff primary elections scheduled for May 26th. On March 17th, Governor Abbott activated the Texas National Guard "to be…