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  • Business as usual though... "A search committee chaired by Dr. William A. Staples, president of UH-Clear Lake, has identified five finalists for the position of president of the University of Houston-Victoria."

    Read more http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/...

    April 1, 2011 at 5:52 p.m.
  • Too bad the leadership at UH or UHV are not free to comment openly on the subject of banishment from Victoria. A Professional and dignified response to a direct attack of their stewardship by Victorian Elite.

    UH deserves better than the so-called leaders of Victoria. Nuke 'em, Willie.

    April 1, 2011 at 4:55 p.m.
  • “When UHV added freshman and sophomore classes, there wasn't any outcry from VC.”

    Maybe that’s because the tuition at The Victoria College (VC) is less than half of what it is at The University of Houston, Victoria (UHV). VC is the better bargain. And, the quality of education is better too. I took classes at both UHV and VC this semester – the classes are much more involved at VC than they are at UHV. And, registration was a breeze at both schools - all online.

    The only real reason that I can see to choose UHV over VC is the difficulty factor. You can finish your degree quicker and get better grades if you get your freshman and sophomore classes at UHV. The tests are dumbed down so that anyone, studying or not, can do well with just a cursory effort – that’s not the case at VC. At VC, to do well requires a student to actually read the material and pay attention to lectures. And that’s not so at UHV. So, a student can take a larger load of classes than they can at VC.

    But, this was not always the case at UHV. When they were just junior/senior campus, the classes were much more difficult - there’ s really no genuine comparison between the quality of education between the old UHV and the new, four-year one. Something happened to that quality when they started aggressively recruiting students. Where there used to be an older student population, now classes are filled with younger people – many of whom couldn’t seem to care less about learning anything. It makes me wonder where they are finding these new students and who is paying the tuition bills.

    April 1, 2011 at 2:39 p.m.
  • I would like to state that my two daughters and my wife all attended Victoria College and all were encouraged to continue their education at UHV, which they did. Not sure what JackDeuce is talking about. Sounds like someone with a personal issue against Victoria College. In fact, this is the first time I have ever heard anyone make such a claim.

    April 1, 2011 at 11:20 a.m.
  • Well it's now spread from Victoria to the Capital. A handfull of people steered by elected officials to change something that isn't broke. The result of childish actions "I'll take my ball and go home, if I can't have my way".
    To me it seems as though the classiest organization in the bunch, is Victoria College. UHV came to Victoria to supply upper classman courses to the community allowing students to finish a four year degree. They share a common piece of property which works well. When UHV added freshman and sophomore classes, there wasn't any outcry from VC. Then the local officials wanted to move the UHV system to the airport area taking away the convenience of students crossing over between the two schools on one campus. When the UH system didn't want any part of moving less than 400 attending students to a new campus, the local powers fueled a fire to find a university that they thought would rubber stamp anything they want.
    Based on what is going on in Austin, it’s possible for the legislature to deny the A&M move and also cut UHV in cost cutting measures. It would be very easy and cost effective for everything to be moved to Cinco Ranch/Sugarland, leaving Victoria as an outpost campus for classes at best.

    Be careful what you wish for.

    April 1, 2011 at 8:47 a.m.
  • Note to the Victoria City/County leaders...........

    As my father use to say... Be careful of the toes you step on today, tomorrow they might be attached to the butt you have kiss.

    April 1, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
  • This explains the change in location of the Crossroads Progressive Women. They were going to meet at Jaguar Hall to hear Mike Sizemore talk about legislative updates on this and I suppose other things. They are now meeting elsewhere. A decent thing to do.

    As to the Chamber luncheon--"We need to use your big room so we can tell folks how we are plotting your demise." Talk about falling out of the tacky tree and hitting every branch on the way down...

    April 1, 2011 at 7:39 a.m.
  • 100K 100K 100K 100K 100K 100K 100K

    i hope patillo will itemize the already spent and future spending of monies that came from the City of Victoria's 100K

    March 31, 2011 at 11:31 p.m.
  • " We can only do our best to ensure that we are, in fact, acting as scrupulously as possible in a situation in which our identity is at issue.""....which is more than can be said for the cities leaders. Mr. Smith's decisions & comments were well thought, neutral in tone & extremely professional as opposed to the Mayors knee jerk, emotional rant about going "nuclear". This headline actually made me laugh out loud.

    March 31, 2011 at 10:34 p.m.