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Updated: July 4, 2020 @ 10:54 pm
I just did an entry for Rusty, not knowing that it would appear under my husband's name (Richard Bures). If possible, please change the name to Jeanie Targac. Thank you.
I got to know Rusty in 1976 when I purchased a wall clock on July 20, 1976 and a black French mantle clock on October 16, 1976 from Griffith's Antiques. The clocks are still running and I remember Rusty when I wind them. My Mom, who went to Heaven in 2017 at age 91, would mention Rusty and how kind he was to her while doing his duties as an usher at Our Lady of Victory. So sorry for your loss. Be comforted that Rusty's memory graciously lives on in many people's hearts.
I'm pretty sure that aircraft had only one engine to catch fire. Nice forced landing procedure, with no one hurt. Good piloting. Too bad about a nice antique.
"...it does not mean that God is not listening" -- It isn't possible to inform an all-knowing being of something it doesn't already know about. If God is an all-knowing being, as advertised, what does "listening" have to do with anything?
Abbott finally caved...how many months too late?
Allen -- You're right, it is time, past time in fact. Who would have to initiate that?
There is presently no cure, nor comfortable treatment for the coronavirus. Procedures that help avoid the disease in the first place seem reasonable. Our two doctors in the family, working in Austin, have described ventilator use. It is not pleasant. If wearing a mask, even if you feel a little foolish, or political, helps avoid later treatment, a mask is a no-brainer. We could do better here.
I am saddened by the loss of your mother. I treasure the memories and time that we spent together. Her smile was a beacon of Christian witness to the whole world. I have no doubt that she is part of a heavenly chorus of love.
Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with your family Johnny &Barbara Young
Ah yes, "they", so powerful in Goliad county.
Can you be more specific about bubble rules. Instance can they work outside of house, shop, etc. Karen Cash
Allen T Coffey
Thanks Bruce. I think it's time to get the FBI and the Texas Rangers involved since most of the Court doesn't want to come clean.
First time I met Linda was at her wedding in Victoria. She was marring the brother of my friend 's husband Mac Maldonado and (Sylvia) I thought she had the prettiest
smile. Many years later I met her again at Mac's funeral and she still had that smile. May she rest in peace now in heaven.
Thomas R. Martinez
Brian, let me know what you would like to change, and I can change it for you. You can email me at email@example.com
First they framed Trump, now they frame Brumby, for heaven’s sake, who they gonna frame next?
Glenn, so true. Sad but true
The third line didn't come out as I intended. Can't change it
Dales 30 years as a reserve is less than 2 years full time service. His training hours are including his college degree. Without that addition he has less hours of law enforcement training than Justin. Dale has no experience in any capacity in the jail and that area is almost half the budget. Justin has time as a detention officer. Special assistant is a title no commander has ever heard used by anyone to describe Dale's duties with the sheriff. Now he is posting a picture on Facebook posing with a group of sheriffs that the group told him he could not use in his campaign. Vote for Justin Marr.
Does anyone trust Zeller with money these days?
Glen or Janice Ullman
Mike, I think we need to consider that Biden, knows the ropes, and he will surround himself with actual specialists to help him make the right decisions. It’s going to be a hard row to hoe, considering the Dems are again about to inherit another decimated economy, with a really big IOU hanging over us all, if we get past the virus....Glen
please accept my sympathy for the loss of your mother. I know she will be missed but the memories will always be there for you.
JOYCE AND FMILY
George and I send our deepest sympathy . What a long life you two shared.
I know you and your family will miss him.
Just know you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Margaret and George Frederick
Sandra and Tim I did not even know that Brian was your son. I’m so very sorry for your lose. I have known him for about a year now and he always showed the such respect. I’m still trying to even believe that this happened to him. My mom and I ate always here you may stop by anytime if you need comfort. We will welcome you. My mother also lost a child and maybe she can help you. So very sorry . Agnes Knight and Merlyn Bitterly ANYTIME
Keep Biden away from everything. The less he talks the better. Whoever wins, we all lose
Thank you mr kolle for boldly speaking out, what i suspect many folks feel when rhe opinion broadcasters endlessly run footage of angry lawless protesters. When 'peaceful protwsters' now have rights to trespass onto private property because they are doing so inthe righteous name of blm. And can destroy anything they dont approve of in the righteous name of blm. And private property owner is now expected to cede his legal right to the usurped rights of blm, or be sued by a city council, harassed and taunted.
Good luck with that, Thomas. We'll probably be reading an article soon about how George's head exploded at the computer as he tried to compose a comment without name-calling or personal insults.
Maybe I am wrong but it seems most job openings in Victoria athletics a majority of the time we just promote from within. The kids deserve the best chance for success and we should be looking for the best candidates available I am sure he is a great guy though. 🙄
Of course not he's a Democrat
Kudos Mr. Martinez
George, Gov. Abbott always said that local government can add to his orders. So blame it on McCoy, also he said if the people don't comply with the orders. After I think it was 2 weeks, he'll make it mandatory to wear masks,etc.. If he does that,then you'll be complaining about it also.
That’s true Dan, that’s gonna be A lot of mud slinging going on because this administration can’t run on the economy.
I am a big “Raging Cajun” fan. His quick wit and depth of knowledge I don’t see matched anywhere in the GOP. There were a few but have left the
Regarding the effect of COVID-19 will have an impact on the 2020 election. Add the high unemployment, racial tension and what ever the geo-political situation is will add to the heat in the WH kitchen. Our NATO allies are on pins and needles.
I'm responding for a friend. California recorded its highest daily Covid-19 count for the third time in just over a week on Monday with 8,000 infections (Texas had 4,300) while also surpassing 6,000 deaths (Texas has 2,424 as of today). Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that hospitalizations have increased 43 percent over a two-week period, as well as a 37 percent increase of patients admitted to intensive care units during the same time period. Does California need to elect someone else for governor as well?
Spineless is a bit much for a man in a wheelchair
George. Avoid name-calling please (Keep it clean rule posted below). We believe you can make your point in a lot of ways without resorting to name calling. Consider this a warning. Thanks, Thomas
Spineless. Gutless. Yellow-bellied coward. That’s Greg Abbott for you. He’s so afraid of upsetting his low-information voter-Trumpist base that he lacks the courage to issue orders that will slow the spread of the Corona virus. By catering to the toxic-hyper-individualists in our midst, Abbott trades the collateral damage of Texans suffering Covid-19 for the votes of his cult worshippers. If he isn’t going to issue stay-at-home orders, the least he can do is either issue a mask-wearing mandate or permit local authorities to do so. Texans need to remember that Abbott traded their lives for votes in the next governor’s race. Thoughtful and decent Texans will know that electing someone else will serve Texas better than this corporatist.
Mary Helen Pena
My sincere condolences to all of Linda’s family. She was a lovely lady . Attended High School with Linda along with being life long family friends . I’ll always remember Aunt Bea having a big graduation party for Linda, cousin Julius, and me. We had lots of fun. Fun having slumber parties too! Love you Linda, Rest In Pease my old friend 🙏🏻
Why are there a limited number of the Covid Rapid Test? If it is because of the higher cost, the state would definitely reap the benefit to get a quick resolve to find out how bad is it actually.
These numbers could mandate a REQUIRED FACE MASK ORDER.
There are still secrets to this we are not being told.
Could this create a huge panic?
We are the UNITED States. What is going on?
"Q: Can the coronavirus survive on money?"
A: Given enough of it we all can.[beam]
Otherwise healthy people have also died from the flu.
Hopefully, at least some of the COVID-19 deniers and maskophobes will take this poor woman's experience seriously. Hopefully.
For the twenty plus years we knew Alton at the store he shared with Pat he always had a smile, a good word, perhaps even an appreciated joke to embellish a purchase. Alton somehow knew exactly what you needed to fix any broken thing. And he knew just where to find it in a store of barely imaginable complexity. All purchases involved observations of weather, the Town, Tomorrow, and the one thing you'd forgotten to get. He was the friendly face for the town square. We missed Alton when he retired, and more so now. Good wishes for his family. Bob and Lois Weiss
Speaking of Placido Benavides Drive, what's the plan for traffic control at the Walmart entrance/exit road? The city should start with a 3-way stop-sign arrangement and consider a traffic light later if needed.
I will admit, I didn't vote for Loffgren but I am pleased to see him prioritizing what citizens actually want. His observation about policing vs roads was spot on.
The virus thrives on fear. Turn off the TV and media talking heads, which only wants to sell eyeballs. I'm not going to argue - its useless. To beat the virus ,eat healthy food, keep your immune system strong and live fearlessly, love your family, get plenty of sleep, avoid junk food. Out of all those many new cases, I wonder how many are actually showing symptoms, sick or in the hospital? How accurate are the tests? I've read the tests are about 37% accurate with many false negatives, as well as false positives. How can anyone seriously believe these numbers and what do they really mean?
I hope that you rest in peace with the Lord
God bless you and your family 😇
"Drivers should expect possible traffic delays and are urged to use caution when driving through the work zone." -- Put away the phone, and use blinkers for turns and lane changes; before the move, not just during or after.
Well said, Lee. What’s the next step?
No, Fain. A virus is what's making people sick, not fear, and until there's a medical solution such as a vaccine all we can do is take common sense precautions, however efficient they may or may not be.
You are wrong. Texas is not a Confederate state. There are no Confederate states anymore. They stopped being Confederates the moment General Lee surrendered. Civil War over. The South lost. Done. Finished. Kaput. Nada. Over. Gone.
I fear those that still supporting human trafficking (slavery) considers John Wilkes Booth the last great Southern Hero and Patriot. A early version of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Folks, people behind these comments are the reason we’ll have millions infected and hundreds of thousands deaths from CV-19.
This situation is no different from the previous. We never did need lockdown, masks or distancing. And do not now need it. Check on the countries that followed this kind of protecol - their numbers were the same - or less - as the ones who did. All the masks and distancing do is create fear. Fear is what makes is sick.
Fain, care to elaborate on what makes our CV-19 crisis different?
Brian -- Or put it in a museum.
Sorry for the misspelling of remember.She was a very sweet girl in high school.I remember her well.
I remember Eva well Very sweet ; always kind to whom she met. Fast walker in the halls of Calhoun High school. May God comfort the family.
I rennet Eva in Calhoun High school; very sweet, fast walker in the Hall.Always kind to everyone; she will be missed.My sincerest condolences time the family.
How many of those positive cases were people who were actually showing symptoms or sick? How accurate are the tests? Why are we trying to copy the big cities like Austin, Houston and San Antonio? WE have an entirely different situation.
Just demolish the whole school and be done with it.
Not sure, but I would like for it to be possible. Sorry politicians to treat their taxpayers this way.
Toxic individualism. Cute. If people would wear a mask, and respect others we wouldn’t need the government to tell us what to do. Unfortunately, we are like children and need to be told what to do. Good luck enforcing this. Don’t worry, we’ll be like the people’s republic of California soon.
I hope people have been saving. This will get ugly quick.
My sentiments exactly Glen.....Born and raised in this city 75 years ago, the monument never bothered me until the historians from UVH informed me of the words used during the dedication. Not something I want on the public square.
Moving in the right direction. This morning I entered my local gym wearing a mask. As I entered I was greeted by employees who were wearing mask. Then things went downhill. I was the only customer wearing a mask. Approximately 40 people were exercising.
Another great article. The monument never concerned many people until the history was revisited, and know it is clear to me that these monuments certainly are not worth the civil discourse they have caused. Sell it to the highest bidder....Glen
Stay in your place, boy.
Best decision for this situation.
I say the worst of politicians, have flipped parties for votes based on public opinion at the time. Does not mean they have to live up to their oaths. Take Trump for instance.
History can be used to assign blame or to improve the future....Glen
Lol ..BLM/Violent ANTIFA....Sounds scary but more of an answer to a conspiracy theory.
Exceptionally well thought out and written, Lee.
From the Victoria Advocate editorial today. "A second shutdown could be catastrophic. We need to avoid it at all costs."
My response: Not at the cost of peoples' health and lives. What we need is for Abbott and other elected officials to show backbone and ignore Texas' toxic individualism. They need to mandate face coverings on an individual basis and not burden the business community to do the work they don't have the courage to do.
Well I guess Gonzales is a little different. When it was reported that a possible BLM/Violent ANTIFA were coming to Gonzales to make a stand against their statue, many of us from down in this area and others from SA and all went there to protect it from damage. DPS and a few Guard people showed up to keep things under control. Fortunately the violence did not show up, it was just the Juneteenth celebration was going on. The many people of Gonzales thanked us for showing up to protect their Confederate statue, we shook so many hands, whatever we needed. And the Juneteenth celebrators were very friendly, claimed they wanted no harm to the statue, we all applauded and prayed together and all slowly started to go on our way. Just the way it should be going in Victoria.
Focus....That was not a literal statement. The south is the base for today’s conservative Republicans who back then were Democrats.Not talking about 26 individuals, talking about an entire party.
"A second shutdown could be catastrophic. We need to avoid it at all costs." Not at the cost of peoples' health and lives. What we need is for Abbott and other elected officials to show backbone and ignore Texas' toxic individualism. They need to mandate face coverings on an individual basis and not burden the business community to do the work they don't have the backbone to do.
Sure how about the History Channel.... https://www.history.com/.amp/news/how-the-party-of-lincoln-won-over-the-once-democratic-south
Oh and let me clarify some more... Only one switched parties – Strom Thurman AFTER the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act were passed.
You have got to change the channel Mike. Learn factual history. Of the 26 known Dixiecrats (5 governors and 21 senators) only three ever became Republicans: Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Mills E. Godwind, Jr. The segregationists in the Senate, on the other hand, would return to their party and fight against the Civil Rights acts of 1957, 1960 and 1964.
Cecil was a dear man. He helped me do much with our family history research. I am so very sorry for your loss. He was great man.
I regret I will be unable to attend the funeral. May he Rest In Peace. Love
Donald and Joyce (Buch) Strauss
Excellent. Worthwhile reading
Exactly but you forgot one thing. They were white southern Conservative Democrats. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they left the party and became today’s Republicans.I bet my last dollar that it’s today’s Republicans who are trying to keep the statues of the racist generals of the Civil War from being removed.
Well written editorial, I agree 100%
Thank you, Gavin
Ms. Hernandez is self made and has earned a shot to lead. Mr. Hagan has had his opportunity.
I cannot imagine the citizens of Victoria voluntarily wearing mask. I went to two public places this morning and I saw no one wearing a mask. I was wearing a mask and definitely felt like an outsider. In my opinion it will require a mandate from our leaders to see this happen in masses.
I like the case count graph. But the legend needs a change. Blue should be Total rather than Recovered.
We were so sorry to here about Rafael. He was a wonderful person. We will keep you in our prayers. Lee and Vicky Kalisek
Mary Ann Wenske
Thanks for covering the retirement and career of Police Chief Ronnie Leck. I read his police report every week in the Shiner Gazette, and it is informative and lighthearted. I hope he has a great retirement, and I am sure the surrounding community will miss him.
It has never been about history Mr. Ellis,it has always been about mythology
That's true Allen....I went to ur represenative's site looking for a little words of wisdom ( didn't expect to find any) but all I saw was a maskless representative of the United States Congrees greeting his constituents not caring about practicing social distancing.
As my younger brother, Commander William J. Coffey, USCG, retired, said to me, "This is the biggest failure of Federal leadership in my lifetime."
Well spoken truth, sir.
Wear a mask in public if they can not distance properly. It is not taking your rights away just a request and reminder to protect the elderly with several underlying conditions. It is respect!
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