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Keep up the good columns April! I usually have to look thru the blogs like Old Rusty Bucket for funny spirit lifting stories. Not all news needs to be about robberies, stabbings, accidents etc.... it is always nice to see a variety of things including you April! Don't let the haters distract you from what you do, to be honest, they are the ones who are never happy with any article so I would not worry about them. From what I understand, reporting is all about diversity and freedom of speech and you do a good job.
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What I do not understand is how this is breaking news, some little fender bender, although I feel sorry for this person and I hope they find who hit her, there have been 2 serious accidents within the last month that have NOT even been just an article in this paper. Yesterday there was a 3 vehicle wreck just past Academy and a few weeks ago off John Stockbauer off the subdivision across from De Leon there was an SUV that flipped 3 times and into another vehicle. Why are these stories not here??? The advocate selectively prints what they want not stories that really need to be reported. And I also agree with jhnsn, get off your phone!!! STOP texting I see it all the time have even been run off the road by texting drivers. Frustrates me but if it were me I'd be pulled over, ticketed and made the paper, probably breaking news as well.
group6 not only are you correct about him setting his home on fire, his wife and daughter had to be rescued from the home as well. How sad.
I think that is a great idea MzUnderstood!
grammadark you are so correct! To make these tenants pay the back amount is not fair. They paid their water portion of the rent and the landlord accepted money in rent which included the water fee and failed to pay the bill. Why should these tenants have to come up with the money AGAIN!!! Not fair. Allow them to start a new billing under themselves and take action against the landlord seperatly. I understand that the city needs their money but don't you think that if they wanted the tenants to pay the past due amount they would have started asking them prior to the bill getting out of hand! That is alot of money and from what I have read, many can barely afford to stay there let alone come up with another 800.00 per tennant to pay the bill! City of Victoria, please work with these people, I'm more than sure most of them have children in the home as well who need that water.
I hear you the waywardwind, but just the same I have seen people do this before. The last incicent I actually witnessed was at Crain, A boy trying to cross the busy street on a cross walk and all lanes of traffic stopped but one, which did not have a car at first, the child began to cross and stopped at the first car to be sure no one was coming (smart kid) and sure enough an SUV was coming and did not bother to stop or think wow other cars are stopped, maybe I should check it out and slow down or STOP but they did not. Had this kid not looked he would have been hit and at the 35 mph because yes, this driver did not even slow to the school speed limit. I am sorry for yelling, not my intent but it aggrivates me. People need to be more aware and this guy was wrong for not giving it a second thought as to why people were stopped.
NO CITATIONS WERE ISSUED!!!! WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED. GO AHEAD DRIVERS OF VICTORIA, IGNORE THE LAWS IT'S TOTALLY OK, REALLY GO AHEAD. VPD HAS PROVEN THAT STUPID DRIVERS DON'T DESERVE TICKETS. THEY SAVE THOSE NASTY LITTLE PAPERS FOR NAPKINS.
J-Rose, well said. A family member of mine was rear ended a few months back and the person who rear ended her was tending to other matters rather than looking at the road. Totaled my family's car and all the person was sighted for was not having a current certificate of insurance in her car. What this person was doing was not only dangerous but they had small children in the car and the person admits that they were doing other things, I won't go into detail but ill just say that these things are better done at a stop in the parking lot not on the road. We were upset that this person was not given a citation for driving unsafe. NO LESSONS LEARNED!!! But if it had happened the other way around i'm sure my family member would have gotten one!
I am assuming that he was able to give a description since the paper stated they were looking for 2 suspects and I'm confident the VPD will get them. It is so sad that these things happen and right at Christmas time. I wish the family time to heal and hope that they find the strenght to get thru this.
This is the cutest article ever. Thank you Oldrustybucket for the laugh, this totally made my day. Much appreciated :-)