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HALLETTSVILLE – Like others on Saturday, Savannah Neece arrived with one thing in mind, a certain Czech sweet pastry. As organizers began setting a table for a kolache eating contest, however, the 10-year-old set her sights on the gold.

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles.

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The Yoakum Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors recognized outgoing board member Anita “Annie” R. Rodriguez at its Sept. 20 meeting for more than a quarter-century of service to the economic development needs of the Yoakum community, according to a news release.

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Refugio’s National Night Out has been canceled, according to an announcement made by the Refugio Police Department.

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PORT O’CONNOR — Whitney Curry and her husband, Bryan, pulled up to the docks with a twisted 10-foot metal boat railing wedged along the side of their boat. Affixed to the railing was a charred beer keg that had been converted into a pit smoker.

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PORT LAVACA — Most days after trawling the bays and channels around Port Lavaca and his hometown of Seadrift, Jose Martinez brings in about 200 to 300 pounds of shrimp, which the longtime fisherman said is barely enough to make a living.

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Tropical Storm Nicholas, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Sargent, left most of Matagorda County without power Tuesday morning.

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Kianna Stevens, graduate of Hallettsville High School, received a scholarship from the Hallettsville/Stevens-Mayo Alumni Association during a meeting on Aug. 14 at the Garden Center Club. Stevens was the head drum major in the Brahma Band and a former student council representative. She was …

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Dennis Davis, a graduate of Hallettsville High School, recently received the Entrepreneur Award from Hallettsville/Stevens-Mayo High School Alumni Association at the Garden Club in Hallettsville. Davis travels and participates in major rodeos throughout the country.

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As coastal counties prepared Monday for Tropical Storm Nicholas, inland counties were waiting to see how they will be affected.

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Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles. This column is in loving memory of Jo Lange, Wheat’s sister, who passed away Sept. 6, 2021.

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