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Updated: August 1, 2021 @ 12:41 pm
"While nothing has been formally voted on by Commissioners Court, Zeller said he expects the court to use about $1.5 million to make up for lost revenue during 2020." -- Such as the $4 million or so lost because of Zeller's court's decision to not perform a forensic audit of their incredibly stupid and/or very likely criminal actions concerning the airport post-Harvey repairs. IMO, except for Burns, those lying, good-ole' boy sleazebags shouldn't be allowed close enough to any of the money to see it, let alone actually touch and spend any of it. Seriously!
Thanx to Jimmie Perez and Glazer’s Beer and Beverage for putting on this event. Good music, and everyone seemed to be really enjoying the whole thing. I had no idea this was scheduled. I was riding my bicycle up Vine St. and heard the music; couldn't resist. I pulled up just as Chase walked by with his camera. Good photos, Chase.
Thanks you Mr. Boyd for doing something.
A wonderful story about a oh so special Doctor who was my parents doctor for over 50 years. What a knowledgeable, caring., compassionate doctor who was always there at any hour to see to his patient's needs. He saw my parents through many health issues with my Mother living to 101 thanks to Dr. Riedel's excellent care with his caring heart. Dr. Riedel is one in a million and a true angel that God place on this earth . Thank you Dr. Riedel for all you have done for our family and the many families that you have been there for through the years. God bless you for being the oh so special Dr. Riedel.
Way to avoid the retaliation by your misogyny. Classy!
Was that a real woman?
Oh Wow, harassment at its finest.
Allen T Coffey
According to the Texas Tribune, only 35.4% of Victoria County is vaccinated. I'm going to trust their figures ahead of what the Advocate has published.
I found no evidence he didn't say it. You know what though, he wrote the Communist Manifesto.....Plenty of quotes we can pull from there. Honestly, take Marx off the quote, I still agree with it.
Biden: "No amendment is absolute."
Libertarian: Alright. I'm not going to pay income tax then.
The Capitol Building Police took an oath and on January 6, 2021 the Capitol Building Police saved our democracy.
I did a deep search on this supposed quote: "The first battlefield is to rewrite history… Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.”-- Karl Marx
I found no evidence that Marx ever said this. How since most of the sources that claimed Marx did say this were libertarian/Randian, I can only conclude that it's a made quote.
After some mass school shootings, the right mocks the “ gun fee zone” signs….The warning signs In Goliad county or similar.
Cazar is hunt-Cesar can mean set. At least get the Spanish right. I'm sure the cartel pays attention lol
Excellent point Alonzo but they won’t read it…We know that 40% of the new Covid cases come from Texas, Missouri, in Florida. What’s the common denominator? Low vaccine rates
I wish we had a report of vaccination related deaths alongside COVID-19 deaths. This might help right-wingers who insist on making vaccination a political point understand what’s killing us.
I miss Boutique's reasonably priced flights to Dallas. It's a long drive.
Why does Boyd think these ridiculous signs are effective? Please share your data.
If anyone is paying attention, the people bringing in the humans and drugs, the ones that the local law enforcement have arrested, are all American citizens. Why are you putting signs in Spanish?
Elorine, we are so sorry for your loss. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and the family. May God comfort and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
It can be that or lack of knowledge on the part of the other individual; both most likely.
I'm not talking about censorship. In the past the Advocate would have merely noted that -- in this case the Convention of the States was not the only option for amending the Constitution -- the information was incorrect or incomplete. That doesn't happen anymore since Cobler got fired.
Leaving out the only option that has ever been used is disinformation.
This is false information there planting way more drugs then what was REALLY there!!!
If you don't agree (insert name to be called). Honestly, I've been called them all, lol.
I don't follow. I've been to meetings, read the proposals...Again, not agreeing does not=lack of knowledge. I support education, I pay a pretty hefty amount of property taxes. Would paying more hurt me? no. Would I give a drunk a drink? no. It boils down to trust. Peace
This is the third bond issue VISD is going to put forward in 4 years, the second for 2021 if the school board decides to put some sort of bond on the November ballot. I’m grateful that this time around the voters are going to presented with multiple options, especially teacher pay increases which everyone claims to agree on. That being said continually insulting voters who don’t agree with you is not a recommended way to create but in and support. It didn’t help in 2017, it didn’t help in May 2021.
This comment is literally the grown-up version of the "you said I'm stupid? well you're stupid!" childhood insults. If people in Victoria refuse to support education and refuse to explain why(by never attending any open forums) then it's perfectly reasonable to assume they don't have all of the information or knowledge.
Or, if one does not agree or adhere to another's point of view, then it is lack of knowledge.
Yes Rick, that's frequently the case. Lack of knowledge is often difficult to detect in oneself and can lead to thinking that what one knows about something is all there is to know.
If you disagree, it's because you lack knowledge. Umm-ok.
I would hope the states would amend and not the federal government. The writer left out the congress part. Not seeing the blatant disinformation.
It's an opinion piece. I guess the advocate can censor opinions.
This is to the Editorial Board of the Victoria Advocate:
Why is there no editorial correction to the outright falsehood expressed in this letter claiming that only a Convention of the States can amend the Constitution? Article V (see my previous comment) lists a convention as one of the ways the document can be legally amended, not the only way. In our volitile political atmosphere, one cannot let these kinds of factual errors deliberate or not go uncorrected.
Do your job as journalists or why am I subscribing to your paper?
I have sat and wondered after “reading” my money which God were they talking about?
After an illustrious career Mr. Bryant now goes to a much deserved early retirement, and not a moment too soon.
My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Snell.
sending our condolences and a big hug for mrs.snell from navarrow cleaners we all enjoyed seeing mr.snell he always put a smile on our faces when he came by he will truly be missed❤️
Look out Michael Cloud! He's coming for you. Or perhaps he'll pass on Rep. and go for Senator.
Thank you for trying to put it in perspective Barbara. Well done.
Name one “snooty fool”.
This is newsworthy for sure.
“God will not put on us more than we can bear.” - Really? And if whatever it is kills us wouldn't that be a tad more than we can bear? This whole article is just the usual excuses for why our world is in a condition that no loving, caring father would ever inflict on their children. IMO.
Evelyn was a kind and good hearted lady that I met while joining the VFW Auxiliary here in Victoria. I visited with her at many meetings and got to know her. She was always willing to help with Veterans from any era and she and my late husband got along well. Her ability to sew and cook was amazing. She was always ready to pitch in to help. I will always remember her and our phone calls, which were many when I was Chaplain and she gave me great advice often. May she rest in the arms of the angels in Heaven forever. I will miss her greatly.
Thank you very much for the accurate information. There is a reason ministers in the nineteenth century consistently complained about our godless Constitution. Christianity and the Christian God were deliberately left out.
Congratulations! Thank you for your commitment to the Victoria community.
Good luck. Victoria has too many snooty fools who look down their nose at the "poor schools" and the people who attend them as deserving nothing more.
Mary Ann Wenske
Interesting, Mr. Collie points out the "selected quotes" on our nation's Christian founding, then he goes on to have his own'" selected quotes'" himself. This is quite similar to how one can cherry pick quotes from the Bible. The key is to look at how the quotes side up with the nation's actions- laws, enactments, etc. Look at our money- it says "In God We Trust," Congress began every day with a prayer from Ben Franklin's time, and we still have a chaplain today leading a prayer when Congress is in session, and Christmas is a FEDERAL holiday. Our country has is origins in Christianity, no doubt. It was a rather narrow Christianity at times, and it our operations have evolved, in part because of that Christian base. God bless America!
I had to look up Jimmy Dore and when I found out I found out he was a standup comic I had to laugh…Tucker Carlson is a entertainer not a journalist. Tuckers the same person who called the joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley a “ pig.”
This from NPR ….A letter from Tucker’s lawyer “Just read U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil's opinion, leaning heavily on the arguments of Fox's lawyers: The "'general tenor' of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not 'stating actual facts' about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in 'exaggeration' and 'non-literal commentary.' "
You to search to find that pic which was not the majority. One person was murdered that day. An unarmed non threatening female veteran. She stuck her head in a broken window and boom.. murdered. The other deaths have been explained and of no one else’s doing. Sad the lies. And the so called “bombs” have been so far have not been found not to have come from any Trump supporters. A Riot that not ordered by Trump… https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/trump-riot-death-medical-exainer/2021/04/07/53806608-97cf-11eb-a6d0-13d207aadb78_story.html
Maybe one of these days you need to think outside your box and watch things like Tucker Carlson Today and his interview with Left Wing Jimmy Dore. And lots of independent journalists. Of course I don’t think you will but most of us “Right Wingers” do look at independent people to expand our knowledge.
Douglas Josef Halepaska
Very well written. I wish that I had written it myself.
Dr. Roger C. Schustereit
May God offer you and yours comfort at this time.
Dr. Roger C. Schustereit
Will that give the people of Victoria and option over the sorry service Suddenlink gives?
Glen or Janice Ullman
Amen to that, Thanks Rick…Glen
Oh no Mr.Perez you will dearly be missed at Navarro Cleaners never gave us any trouble just joy and laughter we send our condolences and prayers for your family ❤️
Mr. Zavesky was the nicest, kindest professor I ever had. I made sure I took every class he taught. May he Rest In Peace. - Rhonda Hahn
At least the shooter had a sense of humor to pop someone in the butt
Either that or he was a bad shot.
I second Glenn’s point.
Yes, with the stipulation that they be worn and turned on full time.
Prayers to the Bucek family
Exactly Glen….. at the breakfast club, Lee asked me the question all Trump supporters ask “ Name one good thing that Biden has done but It wasn’t until five minutes later when he paused enough and allowed me to answer. They always go to the “whataboutism”…..It’s as if they have 30 seconds to get out their talking points before they expire… Same old same old , democrats are Marxist, socialist and communist,abortion and Nowadays they sprinkle in the evils of CRT…..I would be receptive to their comments add difference of opinion.
Good one Mike. Bogglers is my new favorite name for the RW radio boys. They had Emmett spinning around in circles, from one subject to the next, asking questions and changing subjects before he could finish his answer. They are good bogglers…lol. As far as them pushing you to call in, have you thought to invite them to pen comments to your blogs with some of their perception of the facts? I also heard Pozzi mention he penned an opinion piece to Revista, so he can still write?…Thanks…Glen
If I’m talking to a stranger, I would ask a couple of questions before proceeding. #1 Do you believe Trump will be reinstalled on August 13th? #2 do you believe the election was stolen?…….lol
Well done Mike. When I try to wrap my mind around the steadfast Trump supporters I have hit a brick wall. And there in is the cold truth. It is liking trying to have an intelligent discussion with a brick wall. Maybe some walls made of other material there might be ……..
BLM, babies lives matter too.
What is much more sad is your response to anyone with a different political view is to call them a racist. That is just yet more scary tactics to terrify all the nice leftists into approving evermore socialist policies that will ultimately destroy our country. I see you have fully bought into that. At some point you need to have an independent objective thought about political parties in this country. Just because there is only two to choose from doesn't mean you have to blindly follow one.
My condolences and prayers go out to this mans family, friends and loved ones. May God give you all the strength to get through this.. Many prayers to the sheriff who tried to save this man yet was unsuccessful.
“The first battlefield is to rewrite history… Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily persuaded.”-- Karl Marx
Sorry, excuse my big fat fingers. If we can’t communicate with each over our differences, and work them out, we can, at least, expect our representatives to show us how. The controversy over our local statue has died down, but still stands immutable. I crawled all over that statue as a kid, while waiting for the movies to start at the local segregated theaters, along with some my black and brown friends. It is an ambiguous statue to be fair about it. The individual is not named, and the plaque’s quote “At civilizations height immutable they stand” could be interpreted differently by some?…Glen
Bravo Mark, great points. If we can’t
Well done Barbara.
Thank you Dan…Normally I would agree did that mob didn’t represent the GOP but the party legislators don’t want an investigation and now Trump and those at CPAC are trying to make Ashli Babbitt a martyr.
Considering the Victoria County Democrats have not had regular meetings in over a year, this question can’t really be answered !
Thank you for a rational, reasonable, well written piece. As I follow the trail of disgust left by these Trump supporters my fear of the unholy actions become a quite rage. How do these people stand and pledge allegiance to our flag? One of the most obvious points in every word they spew is truth is still toxic when they are exposed to a bright light.
Incidentally, Mr. Dockery, who is Abbott and the GQP trying scare if not his base of nice Whyte (White) people with all this fear mongering about people (POC) coming over the border?
Mr. Dockery, you need to get over your outrage. If you don't know, one can make up just about any definition for a word and put it on Urban Dictionary. It's not the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language. White is indeed a color. Whyte is a negative attitude toward POC, as well as an obsolete spelling of the white. Here's "Whyte," used in a sentence: "Whyte people love the Confederate Flag."
Allen,I respectfully disagree.This is from the Washington post “This is an insurrection — not a coup
What occurred is better described as an insurrection, since it was a violent uprising by citizens against the government. Those bearing arms were civilians, members of the public. This is different from a coup, where a branch of the government uses state forces to attempt to seize power — and this distinction matters.”
I noticed governor Abbott did not call a special session to address the mass shootings in Texas or the freeze that took the life of 150+ Texans and did $155 billion worth of damage…Election hot button issues was all he was interested in.
Yes,Rick,your copy and paste is from the Urban Dictionary but it has another meaning…”The name Whyte is a nickname type of surname for a pale or fair haired person. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word "hwit," meaning "white."
https://www.houseofnames.com › w...
Whyte-A racist term used to define people of European decent. Often used as alternate term for other racial slurs to bypass alerting social platform moderating.
Rah! Rah! Bish! Boom! Bah! I could speculate, Mr. Coleman, whence this gusher of cheerleaderish propaganda springs, but frankly who actually cares? All that matters is that it is entirely GQP propaganda. Yet more scary stories to terrify all the nice Whyte people into approving evermore draconian and authoritarian border and voting control measures by the Republican controlled state government led by Greg Abbott. The truth is that many nice Whyte people have already bought in and are trying -- like you -- to recruit more.
I am sorry for your loss Melissa
I would add, Mike, that January 6, was not merely an attack, or insurrection, it was a full-blown attempted coup. The MAGA Mob wanted overturn the legitimately elected president of the United States. That's a coup. And because the GOP Representatives and Senators were complicit with this coup, they will never be on board with an investigation. Ever.
Our governor is fear-mongering the border crisis. It's not a war zone and I don't require defense from impoverished seekers of a better life.
Rudy you were an amazing brother in Christ! I will truly miss you! We did some great things for the Lord together and I will always treasure these memories. Love you Brother!!!
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