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Broken window debris from the kitchen remains in the backyard of a Brazos Street home after a police raid Aug. 9.

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Clothing and other items are left on the floor after the kitchen window was broken and a shelf was knocked over by SWAT members during a raid at the Brazos Street home of 81-year-old Ernest Sanchez on Aug. 9.

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Blake Sanchez’s bedroom window remained broken Aug. 10, the morning after the Victoria Police Department raided the home of 81-year-old Ernest Sanchez on Brazos Street.

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A window is blocked in the bedroom of 81-year-old Ernest Sanchez after the Victoria Police Department raided his home late Aug. 9 on Brazos Street. Cathy Espindola, Sanchez's daughter, said her father, who is disabled and has Type 2 diabetes, was sleeping in bed when glass fell on him and sm…

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Blake Sanchez's bedroom window was broken Aug. 9 after the Victoria Police Department raided the home on Brazos Street.

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Cathy Espindola lifts up a part of the living room floor, revealing where SWAT members searched her father’s home. The Victoria Police Department raided the Brazos Street home late Aug. 9.

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The windmill has been lodged in the oak tree on Christopher Lawrence's  property since 1919 when winds from a hurricane blew it there.

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The Buchholz family visits while watching their cattle eat on their 100-year-old family farm.

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Dirty boots sit next to a family picture at Penny and Carl Buchholz’s house on their 100-year-old family farm.

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Liliana Buchholz trims soap for her mother-in-law’s business, The Soap Lady. The scraps from trimming are saved, formed into balls and sold for $1 for children to buy at markets.

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Penny Buchholz ties raffia around her handmade soap wrapped in vintage chenille for her business, The Soap Lady.

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Family members, from left, Penny Buchholz, Abigail Nickel, Cameron Buchholz and Liliana Buchholz prepare for their family dinner.

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Penny Buchholz feeds her pig, Jethro Bodine, with her niece, Abigail Nickel, 12, during a family get-together at her house on their 100-year-old family farm. Jethro Bodine was originally a house pet, but grew too big and too smart and was eventually moved outside.

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Cameron Buchholz holds his family’s dog, Doreen, while riding in the back of his father’s truck on his 100-year-old family farm. Cameron’s father, Carl Buchholz, found Doreen abandoned on the side of the road while driving home.

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Penny Buchholz, left, makes soap with her daughter-in-law, Liliana Buchholz, for the business she has owned since 2005, The Soap Lady.

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Abigail Nickel, right, and Cameron Buchholz, left, laugh at Liliana Buchholz trying to twist her wrist with a penny on her arm after dinner. Liliana is the only person in the family who can’t twist her wrist without the penny falling.

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Family members, fromleft, Abigail Nickel, Carl Buchholz, Penny Buchholz, Liliana Buchholz and Cameron Buchholz laugh at old family pictures Cameron found on his phone.

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Liliana Buchholz washes dishes after making soap for her mother-in-law’s business, The Soap Lady. Penny Buchholz and her family work from a small shop in her yard that was built by her husband.

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Family, from left, Liliana Buchholz, Cameron Buchholz, Abigail Nickel, 12, Penny Buchholz, and Carl Buchholz sit around the bed of Carl’s truck after feeding their cattle at their 100-year-old family farm.

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El Campo graduate Natalia Terrell announced her commitment to Western Texas College earlier this month.

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Victoria Fire Department engineer Raul Liendo climbs down a ladder after fixing an American flag in Edna in June 2017. The flag became tangled after a strong gust of wind. Family, friends and colleagues attend a funeral in Edna honoring longtime Victoria firefighter Charles Zajicek, 56, who …

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Firefighter Brandon Carpenter puts his bunker gear into the washing machine at Victoria Fire Department Station 2 after battling a shed fire. The gear extractor holds two sets of gear at a time and runs on about a 30-minute cycle.

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Firefighter Brandon Carpenter, left, and Lt. Andrew Gross put their bunker gear into the gear extractor after battling a shed fire.

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Firefighter Brandon Carpenter writes the serial number from his bunker gear in a log book before washing it. All gear must be logged before washing to keep track and abide by regulations.

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A pair of bunker pants hang on a dryer specifically designed to dry bunker gear. The drying process takes about two hours.

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Victoria Fire Department Lt. Andrew Gross separates the two pieces of his bunker pants, the liner and shell, to be washed. The liner is turned inside out as part of the cleaning process.

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After being on the scene of a shed fire, Victoria Fire Department paramedics remove their bunker gear and place it in a designated compartment on the medic unit so it is away from the cab.

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The Victoria West Warriors recently held their Meet the Warriors pep rally. Among those taking part were, left to right, guest speaker Gary Moses, players Jody Ybarra and Chase Patek, head coach Courtney Boyce, player Sammy Brito, and booster club president Juanita Diaz.

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The Victoria East Titans held their Unleash the Titans event recently. Among those taking part were, left to right, emcee Gary Moses, players Christian Macias and Ethan Farias, head coach Roland Gonzalez, player Ethan White, and booster club president Michael Zappe.

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Emily Llanes, student trainer and athlete at St. Joseph, was one of four athletes chosen in the southwest coverage area to attend the University of Texas sports medicine camp in June, courtesy of Houston Methodist. The students go through three days of lectures and hands on activities to inc…

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Victoria Fire Department bunker gear hangs on the side of an engine while responding to a call.

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Firefighter Brandon Carpenter separates the two pieces of his bunker pants, the liner and shell, to be washed.

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A bunker jacket hangs on a dryer specifically designed to dry bunker gear. The drying process takes about two hours.

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Emily Llanes, student trainer and athlete at St. Joseph, was one of four athletes chosen in the southwest coverage area to attend the University of Texas sports medicine camp in June, courtesy of Houston Methodist. The students go through three days of lectures and hands on activities to inc…

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Shiner’s Donyai Taylor warms up by throwing the football during Thursdays's practice in Shiner.

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Shiner head coach Daniel Boedeker oversees practice during Thursday’s practice.

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Shiner’s Donyai Taylor runs downfield during Thursday's practice in Shiner.

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Shiner’s Devin Lenhert takes a breather during Thursday's practice in Shiner.

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Shiner defensive back Devin Lenhert guards his opponent from catching a pass during Thursday’s practice in Shiner.

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Shiner practices to take on opponents during Thursday's practice in Shiner.

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Shiner head coach and a thletic director Daniel Boedeker keeps a watchful eye on his offense during Thursday’s practice in Shiner.