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    Start the new year right

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    The new year will get off to a rousing start with two excellent fundraisers the first full weekend of 2012. On Saturday, Jan. 7, the Junior League of Victoria will hold its 52nd annual Charity Ball. So put on your ...

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    The Power Of People

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    At my age, I'm seldom amazed any more. I am more of a been there, done that kind of guy. But when I learned that Hospice of South Texas had won a new Toyota through a contest on Facebook, I ...

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    'Tis the season

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    The lights are up, the bells are ringing, a chill is in the air. It's the holiday season and opportunities abound to help those less fortunate in our area. From Toys for Tots to H-E-B's Feast of Sharing, chances to ...

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    Good eats for a good cause

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Best known for the restaurants that bear his name, chef Johnny Carino will be in Victoria Wednesday at the Junior League of Victoria 5th annual Gourmet Soiree. “Holiday Cooking Italian Style” is the appropriate theme for the luncheon and cooking ...

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    It's OK To Think Pink

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    As someone who lost his oldest sister to breast cancer when she was only 41, I really don't need to be reminded about the horrors of the disease. That said, I also will not criticize the legitimate "pink" campaigns that ...

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    Eat Well, Help Others

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    I have your menu planned for the weekend. You'll eat well and at the same time help others. On Saturday, barbecue will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 801 E. Airline Road. It's ...

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    Two Years of Helping Hands

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Saturday's Helping Hands feature will mark the beginning of the third year we have spotlighted our area nonprofit organizations on the front page of the Crossroads section in our print product. The first Helping Hands appeared on July 25, 2009 ...

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    Victoria can take lead in HeartChase program

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Victoria has the chance to take the lead in educating the residents in the Crossroads about heart health. The American Heart Association has selected 15 cities in Texas, including Victoria, to conduct a pilot program called HeartChase. According to AHA ...

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    Celebrating Survival

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    On Sunday, there will be a gathering in downtown Victoria to honor those who have survived their battle with cancer and to also remember and recognize those who have lost that fight. The Guardians of The Ribbon - South Texas ...

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    Thanks Volunteers!

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    This week (April 10-16) was National Volunteer Week, time to take a moment to acknowledge and thank those who give of themselves to help our area organizations complete their missions. Countless dollars are saved, staff work hours redirected and other ...

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