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Aug. 18, 2009 at 3:18 a.m.


To mark the end of the 16-month Fatal Funnel newspaper series, the Victoria Advocate, Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts and Agama Advertising present: Fatal Funnel Finale.

The FREE night includes:

* Special guest Dr. Tim Hudson, University of Houston-Victoria president. Hudson wrote and produced a song dedicated to the 19 who died. This night marks the song's first public unveiling.

* A short film detailing the newspaper's 16-month immigration and border-issue series.

Roundtable guests:

* Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor, who scoured his land for tragedy survivors in May 2003 and who now battles immigration in South Texas.

* The Rev. Stan DeBoe, a local priest who worked in Colombia during a brutal drug war.

* Macarena Hernandez, an acclaimed former Dallas Morning News reporter and co-producer for PBS's "Frontline."

What you need to know:

* The event is free to the public but only 500 tickets available

* When: Tuesday, Sept. 1

* Where: Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts

* 500 free tickets are available before the event at the Victoria Advocate, Leo J. Welder Center and Agama Advertising.

* Remaining tickets available the night of event.

* For more information, call Advocate Public Service Editor Gabe Semenza at 361-580-6519.

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