Vicky Camarillo


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Education (and sometimes immigration) reporter for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. East Texas native. Journalism master's graduate from UT-Austin. Past: Texas Observer, Lufkin Daily News.

In coronavirus quarantine at TAMU-CC, friends find solace in cooking

It's a ghost town. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi closed for the rest of the semester, with most classes going virtual during the coronavirus outbreak. By March 31, less than a fifth of the 2,200 students who lived on campus reported they were staying, the university said.

Reporting Texas
Racial Politics and Economic Woes Roil an East Texas City - Reporting Texas

By Vicky Camarillo Reporting Texas Darrell Jones knew right away that something was off about the letter. It was August 2018, and Jones, a City Council member in the East Texas town of Crockett, had just retrieved his mail. The return address belonged to a friend, a local civil rights activist, but his friend's name wasn't on the envelope.

Reporting Texas
'In a Small Town Like This,' Prom Draws East Texas LGBT Students

Kai Martin wasn't much of a dancer. The high school senior had never been to prom or even homecoming. But on a recent night in April, Martin, who is agender and pansexual and prefers gender-neutral pronouns, was looking forward to holding hands with their significant other, Brianna Bryant, without fear.