Victoria County, TX


Victoria, Refugio county sheriffs team up to pursue human smugglers

VICTORIA, Texas – Seven undocumented people were detained following a vehicle chase on U.S. Highway 77 heading toward Victoria Monday afternoon. The Victoria County Sheriff’s Office said they were notified by the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office of a vehicle chase. It was later determined that up to three vehicles were...
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UPDATE: Second suspect identified from bailout arrests on Highway 77

VICTORIA, Texas – A second suspect has been identified following a pursuit of a bailout that occurred on Monday, June 15. Authorities said 27-year-old Jose Enrique Hernandez-Lopez, from Port Lavaca, was the driver of the second pickup that was stopped at Refugio Highway and SW Moody. Hernandez-Lopez is currently booked...
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Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas- The Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) reports three new cases of COIVD-19 Wednesday evening. View the VCPHD dashboard here. 3 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County. 65 currently active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County. 203 total deaths. 9,238 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in...

Victoria could be losing millions of federal dollars

Some lawmakers are trying to stop 144 U.S. cities from losing their designations as “metropolitan areas” as the federal government updates its standards, doubling the minimum number of residents required in a city’s urban core to 100,000 people. Victoria is one of those cities that could be demoted to micropolitan....

Victoria County early voting begins

VICTORIA, Texas—Early voting has begin for the July 3 Victoria city elections. The elections are for Victoria Mayor and City Council District 3. Here are the early voting numbers for Wednesday. Special Election City of Victoria – July 3, 2021. Early Voting – June 16 – June 29. Daily Activity...
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24 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Crossroads

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Victoria County Public Health Department reported 24 new COVID-19 cases and one death from the disease Wednesday in the Crossroads. The death was reported in Victoria County, according to state data. On Tuesday, 23 COVID-19 patients occupied 3.89% of 591...
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Almost 600 people have voted so far in special election

Early voting will continue through June 29 in the special election for Victoria mayor and city council District 3. Voting at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, 205 N Navarro St., will be from 8 a.m.- 5p.m. weekdays through June 25 and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28-29. A photo...

UPDATE: One man identified from bailout arrest

VICTORIA, Texas – One man who was arrested was identified by Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, June 15, 2021. 28-year-old Gabriel Hernandez-Lopez from Nicolas Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is being charged with Smuggling of Persons. Hernandez-Lopez remains in Victoria County Jail and his bond is set at $40,000. On Monday, June...
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Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller runs for re-election

VICTORIA, Texas – On Tuesday, June 15, Zeller announces he’s running for re-election. On Thursday, June 24, his supporters are hosting a re-election kickoff event and celebrating his thirty-eighth birthday at the same time. Since 2014, Zeller’s initiatives have revolved around public safety and serving the people of Victoria. Especially...
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Statewide pros teach Victoria County farmers about pests, economics

DACOSTA — Area farmers spent $123,920,000 in 2020 to control a handful of pests. During crop tour in southern Victoria County Tuesday morning, a group of local farmers learned more about how to keep that cost down. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Victoria County office hosted the crop tour that took participants to two crop fields.
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2 arrested on human smuggling charges, 11 detained after chase

A citizen’s tip led to the detention of at least 11 migrants authorities think were in the country illegally Monday afternoon, Raul “Pinky” Gonzales, sheriff for Refugio County, said Tuesday. Two men were booked into the Victoria County Jail as a result of a pursuit, which crossed into Victoria County,...
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Q: How can my business host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic?

Q: How can my business host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic?. A: The Victoria County Public Health Department has partnered with the Department of State Health Services — Health Services Region 8 to offer mobile COVID-19 clinics to businesses interested in hosting a vaccine event on site. Any business in Victoria...
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Know before you dine out -- read this week's restaurant inspection reports

The Victoria County Public Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects places where food is served in Victoria, DeWitt, Jackson and Calhoun counties. In the inspection reports, each violation in the Priority items 1-20 is 3 demerits; Priority Foundation items 21-33 are 2 demerits; and Core items are 1 demerit. Zero is a perfect score, while 100 demerits is the worst possible score.
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24 new COVID-19 cases in Victoria County Monday

VICTORIA, Texas—The Victoria County Public Health Department said there are 24 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Monday. The state reports 220 people in Victoria County have died from this disease. The Victoria six-county region now has a COVID-19 hospitalization rate of 3.96%. One year ago, the Victoria region hospitalization rate...
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25 new COVID-19 cases reported in Crossroads

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services and the Victoria County Public Health Department reported 25 new COVID-19 cases Monday in the Crossroads. No new deaths were reported. On Sunday, 23 COVID-19 patients occupied 3.96% of 606 staffed hospital beds in Victoria’s trauma service area, which includes Victoria, Calhoun,...