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Barbara Breazeale

Barbara Breazeale is married to Bill Pozzi, the mom to four and grandmother to six. She is the Advancement Director for Victoria House of Palms, P.O. Box 4886, Victoria Texas 77903. barbarabreazeale@gmail.com.







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Earlier this week I went to Commissioner’s Court in Victoria. Presiding over this court is Judge Ben Zeller. The four commissioners are Clint Ives, Gary Burns, Kevin Janak and Danny Garcia. Read more

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I know that I have written about a dear young man named Cole Ohrt from Mission Valley. Four years ago, he was driving his family’s ATV and it rolled and he was left paralyzed from the neck down. Read more

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When I first came to Victoria, I heard about a monthly Hispanic newspaper called Revista. I did not read it because I don’t speak or read Spanish. Then one day I was curious and picked one up and was pleasantly surprised to find half of the paper was English, the articles were well written a… Read more

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Not long ago, I heard a sermon and the minister explained that when you are faced with tragedies, hard times, or obstacles in life we often turn in different directions but we should always “start with what you know”. We know through the Bible that there is nothing that God cannot fix and th… Read more

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For three years, little Raymond Johnson battled cancer with an amazing megawatt smile and inspired all of us to pray. Late Thursday night, he died of the horrible cancer that he fought for three years since the tender age of two. Read more

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Pastor Mark Collins has long portrayed a list of great characters in South Texas. Today he was George Washington and wowed us again at the Son Valley Ranch. I always learn so much from Pastor Collins, such as the fact that George Washington prayed for one hour each morning and one hour at ni… Read more

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Recently there was a front page article in the Advocate about Stroman School closing because of poor air quality. For the safety of the kids, they are going to Liberty which is in the same area, has plenty of room and a pool! Read more

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I really hesitated even writing this but here goes. “The Vaccine” is very controversial. I have dear friends who will not take it and have fear over what it contains and will do to them now and in the future. I can really understand that because the real basis is political. We do not trust o… Read more

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It gripes me to see the bleeding hearts moan and groan over minimum wage. They cry and weep that we need a working wage to support all people. Biden goes on and on over $15.00 an hour minimum wage. Read more

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It seems that most of the time, we see people write columns who criticize and tear down, but rarely praise. At the beginning of March, I had the pleasure of volunteering to help at our Victoria Community Center, the site of Covid 19 vaccine shots. Volunteers showed up at 7 a.m. and were give… Read more

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The subject of Abortion is a volatile one. I get it that women want control of their bodies and I get it that life is sacred and not ours to take. Read more

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I never wanted to live in Texas but I married someone who loves Texas and always has. His family settled in Victoria in 1892. Also, he was stationed in San Diego in the Navy. I was born and raised in Southern California and loved it. Read more

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Today I am ticked off because I cleaned out my pantry which was a terrible mess thanks to my over- the- top husband who’s a bit of a prepper. Read more

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I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Robert Hewitt Jr. when I was Advancement Director for a local school. He was a regular donor and I valued his input. Read more

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This virus has given us opportunities that we never could imagine and, like ripples in a pond, our actions spread far beyond our immediate reach. Read more

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God has a morbid sense of humor. How else can you explain children? We all start out believing that we will have the next Einstein, President or Supreme Court Justice. By the time they reach high school, we are grateful they are not in rehab. Read more

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Often during these crazy days, I think I have seen it all. I stopped by HEB for some groceries and was stunned by the empty shelves. No hamburger, no potatoes, very few fresh veggies left and the list goes on. Read more

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