Hello again, Advocate readers. It's time for another editorial board meeting this Wednesday and we'd like to hear what you think is worthy of an opinion piece from the Advocate. We will be talking about current events from the previous week. There is a list below of some of the topics we plan to discuss.
Mother’s Day this Sunday
After-school program fills community need: The quesadilla cooking was part of the Manhattan Art Program’s latest adventure, which seeks to introduce kids of all ages to art and culture.
Sexual assault center faces financial crisis, possible closure: The largest sexual assault crisis center in the Crossroads may be forced to close. Because of a clerical error in submitting its funding applications, Hope of South Texas has lost its Crime Victims Compensation grant funding through the Texas Attorney General's Office, said executive director Julie Flessner.
Keating, others buy Victoria Toyota dealership: Blackwood Toyota will soon be under new ownership. A deal is in the works for a group of businesspeople, including Ben Keating and Don Whitaker, to purchase the Victoria dealership.
Large number of wrecks in area
Vietnam vets invited to welcome home ceremony at Fort Hood: Vietnam War veterans will receive a special welcome home during Phantom Warriors Week at Fort Hood later this month. The ceremony is about the Army embracing Vietnam veterans and caring for them because they never received the welcome home they deserved, according to a news release from Fort Hood.
In addition to our normal meeting, we will have a debate immediately after with Sheriff T. Michael O'Connor and Scott Hornstein, who are running for the Republican nomination for Victoria County Sheriff in the May 29 primary. We will be taking questions from readers in the chat box during the debate, or you can post your questions here ahead of time. We look forward to seeing you there.
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