Victoria County added another 76 new cases of COVID-19 to its total Wednesday, officials said.
Seven Crossroads residents with COVID-19 have died in recent days as the respiratory disease continues to spread throughout the region. Also, the number of hospitalized patients continues to climb.
For Victoria taxi companies, face coverings are key to not only the health of their employees and customers but also their businesses.
The coronavirus is so widespread in Victoria that just being in a crowd of people without a mask is enough to consider yourself exposed to the virus, the county’s top health official said Tuesday.
Victoria County Health Department officials said 49 new cases of COVID-19 developed during the weekend, 35 of which were reported Sunday.
Victoria County saw its highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day Wednesday with 14 new cases of the disease reported.
The number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 is still increasing in Victoria County but not nearly as fast as it was about a month ago.
As more businesses open their doors to customers and restrictions are relaxed, Victoria residents have repeatedly asked their top health official variations of the same question: What’s going to happen next?
As the state continues to slowly reopen in phases, COVID-19 testing continues. But for some local counties, the turnaround for results is lagging.
As businesses reopened and drive-by celebrations were held in the region on Saturday, a spokesman for Formosa Plastics Corp. confirmed that a total of 15 employees and contract workers at its Point Comfort plant have tested positive for COVID-19.
Residents in five local counties were able to get free COVID-19 tests this week through the Texas National Guard, which started operating drive-thru collection sites Tuesday.
Matagorda County, with three new cases, issued a stay-at-home order Thursday as the Crossroads’ COVID-19 positive cases grew to 89.
Matagorda County officials reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon, bringing the the total number of cases there to 17.
Update: Authorities later said this case is a Wharton County resident. An updated version of the story may be found by clicking here.
A mariner is in stable condition at Citizens Medical Center after the U.S. Coast Guard rescued him from a fishing vessel about two miles offshore in Matagorda Bay near Port O’Connor.
BAY CITY – Wire traps sit submerged beneath the still surface of ponds on Herff Cornelius’ Matagorda County property. Workers yank them off stakes holding them in place, hoping to find bright red crawfish waiting inside.
The Palacios Area Historical Association will present “Black Art – Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Feb. 4 at City by the Sea Museum.
Residents among the marshes, oyster reefs, islands and beaches of Matagorda Bay live in what is considered to be an idealized estuary, along with copious charismatic species.
The Coast Guard rescued two stranded fisherman via helicopter Thursday morning after they became stranded in East Matagorda Bay while fishing, the agency said in a news release.
At first, physicians thought the Vibrio infection that would claim Jerry Sebek’s life was sunburn or heat exhaustion.
A 10-year-old girl was found dead Monday morning about a half-mile downstream from Bay City’s Riverside Park.
The National Audubon Society is proposing between $10 million and $40 million be used to create barrier islands in Matagorda Bay and another $820,000 be used to increase the size of Chester Island.
The Matagorda Bay Foundation has hired its first executive director, an important step toward growing its environmental stewardship, advocacy, education and community support.
A Palacios man was arrested Nov. 8 after the Matagorda County Narcotics Task Force executed a search and arrest warrant and found an assortment of guns, explosive devices and drugs.
Underneath the stadium lights of Minute Maid Park and in front of thousands of Astros fan, Kaylise Irizarry took a deep breath and sang the national anthem on Saturday for Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
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