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This Jan. 2, 2016 photo shows the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street off Cape Town, South Africa. The oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, as details about the incident remained few.

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Red snapper sit in a scale basket before being processed at Captain Kelly’s Deep Sea Headquarters on July 2, 2015.

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Victoria resident Scott Barton keeps his 13-month-old Cocker Spaniel, Miss Wiggles, hydrated during the Rock the Park Coors Light Summer Street Dance in DeLeon Plaza on Saturday.

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Victoria resident Jose Puente, 48, dances on Main Street during the Rock the Park Coors Light Summer Street Dance in DeLeon Plaza on Saturday.

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Five-year-old Alexandra Buzzell-Licerio dances with her grandma, Joanna Powell, at the Rock the Park Coors Light Summer Street Dance in DeLeon Plaza Saturday evening.

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Fred Whisenhunt, who plays guitar in the Rick Evans Band, a Victoria band, uses a towel to wipe his face between songs while performing on Saturday.

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Band frontman Rick Evans with the Rick Evans band plays to the crowd during the Rock the Park Coors Light Summer Street Dance at DeLeon Plaza on Saturday.

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Victoria resident Martin Endres, 52, dances with the sun at his back Saturday evening at Rock the Park Coors Light Summer Street Dance in DeLeon Plaza in Victoria.

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People enjoyed dancing, food and cold beverages at the Rock the Park Coors Light Summer Street Dance in DeLeon Plaza in downtown Victoria Saturday.

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In this July 16, 2019, photo, officers taking part in training load gun clips with ammunition at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien, Wash. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with record sales of firearms have created a shortage of ammunition in the United States t…

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Protesters march for voting rights at the Texas Capitol in Austin on Saturday. Hundreds of people packed the steps of the Texas Capitol as a protest rally which began Wednesday and ended Saturday with participants marching up to the doors of the Texas Capitol building.

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JUST-US Participatory Defence Executive Director Anna Harris, left, filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against two top law enforcement officials in Victoria County, Victoria County District Attorney Constance Filley Johnson, center, and Victoria County Sheriff Justin Marr, right, are named …

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A summary table of the Great Red Snapper Count’s absolute abundance estimate shows that about 60% of the population was found in uncharacterized bottom.

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Educators and schoolchildren plant one of the trees at the dedication of Ohio’s COVID-19 Pandemic Memorial Grove at Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 30. A memorial grove to COVID-19 victims has been planted and governors and lawmakers elsewhere are pursuing similar perm…

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The Victoria College Foundation recently awarded employee grants for the spring 2021 semester. Among the grants awarded was one for $1,500 to VC’s Gonzales Center. The award will be used to implement VC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning in Gonzales. The Academy of Lifelong Learning will offer c…

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Bay City Hilliard graduate Ronnie Ford was recently inducted into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor. Ford won six medals, including five gold medals, at the PVIL state track & field meet. He also played football and basketball at Hilliard.

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Bay City’s Oliver Spencer competed at the Texas Age Group Swimming Championships in Arlington. Spencer, 14, finished 14th (25.73) in the 50-meter freestyle, 16th (56.29) in the 100 freestyle and 24th (2:08.13) in the 200 freestyle. The meet included 51 USA Swimming teams from Texas.

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We now have the identity of Rev. Harvey Snell that was published in the Advocate on July 11. Our thanks to Lola Girdy, Tim Jones, Betty Lott and Delores Tucker for this information.

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We are hoping someone will recognize the people celebrating the Victoria College 75th anniversary. If you can identify any of the people in this photo, call Marie Adcock at 361-570-4175, write to Adcock at UHV Library, VRHC Room 3118, 3006 N. Ben Wilson St., Victoria TX 77901, or email adcoc…

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Members of the Sho Up N Sho Out track team who will compete at the AAU Junior Olympics meet in Humble beginning Monday include assistant coach Jake Barefield, Zyren Hall, Logan Cooper, Reid Chandler, Zyaryen Hall, Keiyanah Lee, Kiani North, Bradi Fox-Smith, head coach Robert "Boobie" Gadsden…

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Askaskia Hobbs and daughters Keiyanah Lee, left, and Keimryn Lee will attend the AAU Junior Olympics in Humble with the Sho Up N Sho Out track club. Keiyanah will be competing for her sister who is battling Osteosarcoma.

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Victoria firefighters rest on the front lawn of a house fire at 1800 block of Sam Houston Drive on Friday in Victoria.

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Five students attended the annual beginner Youth Quilt Class sponsored by the Shiner Heritage Quilters Monday-Thursday. Seated, from left, are students Hannah Machacek, Maggie Whitmire, Abby Svetlik, Einin Kresta and Kellan Kresta; standing, are guild members Kathy Riske, RaeNell Janik, Jane…

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Stacey Michel, director of training and development, packages doughnuts into individual bags at Shipley Do-Nuts in Victoria.

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Customers wait in front of the counter at Shipley Do-Nuts in Victoria.

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Manager Jessika Beech sorts through doughnuts behind the counter at Shipley Do-Nuts in Victoria. The store set a company record for the number of pastries sold in its first week.

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Field trainer Richard Mason takes a customer’s order at Shipley Do-Nuts in Victoria.

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A selection of doughnuts lie behind the counter at Shipley Do-Nuts in Victoria. The store set a company record for the number of pastries sold in its first week.

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Rudy Gonzales enjoys breakfast with his nephew Andrew Gonzales, 9, right, and his two sons, Braiden Gonzales, 7, far left, and Jaethan Conchola, 7, at Shipley Do-Nuts in Victoria.

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During rehearsal in 2019, Meaghan MacKenzie-Rolfe practices her lines during “The Lost Art of Conversation.” This year’s production will be Aug. 13 and 14 at the Victoria Fine Arts Center.

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The M3BA is hosting a semi-pro basketball league this year. The Victoria team plays teams from around the state. For information, call Clarence Smalls at 361-412-9078 or Gary Moses at 361-550-5466. Pictured are, from left, coach/player Roman Peoples, sponsor Moses, and founder and commission…

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