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    Guess who wants a fourth term in Austin

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Governor Rick Perry told the Texas Tribune this week he is leaning on running for a fourth term for the 2014 governor race and possibly another shot at D.C. for 2016. However, 39 percent of Texas voters said they would ...

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    Council questions whether 18-year-olds can handle office

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Two weeks ago, Gilbert Servin, an 18-year-old University of Houston-Victoria freshman, approached the city council asking for age restrictions to be lifted for city office elections. According to the city charter, candidates running for city council must be at least ...

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    What's the big deal about Millennials, anyway?

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    For the past two weeks, I’ve been researching and talking to Victorians about Millennials and the generational clash these 20-somethings are caught in. Some optimistically say Millennials have more tools than any other generation to create, experience and impact the ...

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    Commissioners Court Postponed

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Before you start frantically flipping through your newspaper tomorrow morning looking for the scoop on Commissioners Court, let me remind you, today is Presidents Day. The agenda looks fairly routine. I'm hoping for an update on the courthouse security procedures. ...

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    Lunch Plans

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Won't you join me for lunch at The Advocate's Internet Cafe located in the cafeteria. Talk shop, browse the web on our free wifi, have a cup of coffee. See you at noon.

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    We the Millennials

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 2000, have been called just about about every name on the spectrum, from whiners and slackers to optimistic and idealistic. I'm working on a story that explores the behaviors, values and opinions of ...

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    Social and Secure: A look at Social Security

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Last year, nearly 55 million Americans received $727 billion in Social Security benefits. Nearly 47,000 Victorians people in the Victoria region relied on those benefits in 2010, according to information on the Social Security Administration's website. I am working on ...

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    What's in the bag, lady?

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    During Monday's commissioners court meeting, two attorneys spoke out about increased security at Victoria County Courthouse. One said the security changes were "overboard," that he could walk through the San Antonio courthouse easier than he could Victoria's. The other offered ...

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    To burn or not to burn, that is the question.

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    Despite numerous fires throughout the county last week, including a house fire in DeCosta, Victoria County Commissioners are giving residents one week to finish burning brush, grass and trash, before revisiting the topic at next Monday's meeting. County Judge Don ...

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    Speaking of HOT Funds...

    By melissacrowe in Man Bites Dog

    It looks like Victoria City Council will meet 4 p.m. Friday to discuss a new venture that could see some Hotel Occupancy Tax funds. Anthony Pedone wants Victoria to have a film festival -- more specifically, a multi-day, independent film ...

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