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It sounds as if you're a regular scanner listener. If you or anyone else ever hears any police traffic that warrants further investigation, please call 361-580-NEWS. We appreciate you being our eyes and ears. And you're right that scanner traffic is unreliable. We're happy to investigate more for the full report.
Chris - kudos on the front page coverage of local fires.....and the report of the rape in Yoakum was news to me. And I LIVE in Yoakum. The Victoria Advocate was the first place I heard about it. Good job!
To me the Victoria advocate is geting better at reporting the local news lately. To me the best way to track local news is to get it as its going on. By that you have to use the public airways and monitor the local news. By that if you listen to local air waves it is legal to listen to a local scanner. It can be a great hobbie. Know where the crime rate is most often at by listening. You will know a lot that goes on all over the place. But it is against the law to go track things down that you hear over the air wave. The public air wave can be very interesting at times, you actualy learn alot by listening to one in your local area, listen to fires, ems calls, and other interesting things that goes around the area. Once again its a great hobbie. Often the news misses inportant news but you will never miss it on the public air waves.
Good one. My older sister is a teacher. I'll bet a lot gets said in the teachers' lounge.
Does the teachers' lounge count as a news source?
We need to get your aunt on Twitter. :) Living in Houston, you would have to use a variety of creative means. Certainly, Houston TV is not going to report on a grass fire in Victoria.
It is fun seeing you on Twitter and interacting with our readers this way. Thanks.
It was great to know what was going on with the fires and exactly where they were happening. I appreciate all of the efforts of the Victoria Advocate and their staff to make sure Victoria (and surrounding area) people are well informed. I love the feeling that broadcast may not be the primary source of news anymore, and through our phones and the internet we can be much more connected. I followed the events on my Blackberry on Twitter. Alex Miranda