WHARTON — When John Medrano was a student at Stephen F. Austin Elementary School in Wharton in the early 1950s, his music teacher took note of his singing voice and encouraged him to perform “(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window” at a school assembly.
Tropical Storm Nicholas, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Sargent, left most of Matagorda County without power Tuesday morning.
EL CAMPO — Seven months after the last movie played at El Campo’s Showplace 3, ending the family-owned theater’s 37-year run, the Couey family stood in the dusty former lobby. A lone microphone still dangled from the ticket window, but the concessions stand, which served up popcorn to thousa…
The Wharton County Soil & Water Conservation District No. 342 in conjunction with the 2021 Texas Conservation Awards sponsored a poster and essay contest on soil and water conservation.
From fertilizer comes almost all the food we eat — vegetables, meats and most of what is on a dinner plate. But in recent months, the price for fertilizer has “skyrocketed,” said one retailer.
The second round of COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer have been announced in Wharton County, according to a news release from the Wharton County Office of Emergency Management.
A semi-trailer just missed striking a Wharton County deputy who was responding to a one-vehicle crash near El Campo Tuesday morning.
Due to the winter storm warning forecasted for Tuesday night, we have decided to print an early edition for Wednesday, Feb. 17th. We just received word that as of now, U.S. 77 and I-37 going into Corpus Christi, where we print the Victoria Advocate, has been reopened to traffic. Unless this …
Due to extreme weather conditions throughout the state of Texas causing dangerous roadways due to ice, the Victoria Advocate will only publish a digital edition on Tuesday, Feb. 16. There will not be a printed newspaper.
Solar energy will join drilling, cattle and crops on the historic Pierce Ranch in Wharton County at a time when other solar projects are on the rise.
Due to high hospitalization levels, bars in Matagorda and Wharton counties are required to close and businesses that were operating at 75% capacity must reduce capacity to 50%.
DeWitt, Lavaca and Wharton counties enacted burn bans on Monday as dry conditions persist in the Victoria region. All Crossroads counties except Goliad and Jackson currently have burn bans in place, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
Phil Stephenson, Republican, will square off against Joey Cardenas III, Democrat, and Michael L. Miller, Libertarian, for the Texas House of Representatives District 85 seat in the November election.
Three new COVID-19 deaths were confirmed in the Crossroads Monday as the state passed the grim milestone of 10,000 Texans who have died from COVID-19.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced on Thursday that it is allowing visits to nursing homes and long-term care facilities on a limited basis.
Two more Victoria County residents with COVID-19 have died, including a man in his 30s, the youngest victim to date in the county.
The number of COVID-19 patients admitted to local healthcare facilities in Victoria and the surrounding counties reached the highest levels of the pandemic Friday.
Markers spaced 6 feet apart have graced the floor of Weaver’s Austin Street Market, a family-owned grocery store in Port Lavaca, since March. When case numbers were low in Calhoun County, some customers asked when they’d be removing the markers.
Victoria County saw its highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day Wednesday with 14 new cases of the disease reported.
Eleven new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Victoria County on Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 197. This is the second-highest daily total to date.
Preliminary data released by the federal government provides a painful new look into the devastating effects of COVID-19 on nursing homes.
After a two-month battle with COVID-19, a Yoakum grandmother who also was the first pandemic patient to be hospitalized in Victoria County received a devastating setback.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic led Bobbie Long to spend more time at home, she has kept busy working on puzzles, crocheting, reading, cooking and doing housework.
Local nursing homes are waiting for more information about the state’s plan to provide testing for all residents and staff in Texas nursing homes.
It’s unclear whether Victoria and surrounding counties will have a traditional “peak” in their respective coronavirus curves.
Residents in five local counties were able to get free COVID-19 tests this week through the Texas National Guard, which started operating drive-thru collection sites Tuesday.
- Victoria firefighter arrested on felony fraud, theft charges
- Downtown Master Plan lays out a renewed vision for Victoria's downtown
- Hundreds attend Run Against Cancer race through downtown Victoria (w/ video)
- Bible verse - Romans Rom.9:1-3; quote by Thomas Moore
- 2021 scholarship winners
- Victoria man dies in hospital one day after Jackson County crash
- No injuries reported in fire that destroyed Bay City funeral home
- Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.6:6-8; quote by Viktor E. Frankl
- Mistakes hinder Calhoun in district loss to Miller
- Victoria County takes Grand at the State Fair