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Victoria City Council appears ready to approve an ordinance aimed at the homeless that would, if approved, make it an offense for anyone to camp in primarily residential areas or designated historic districts.

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will speak in Goliad next week at the annual meeting of the general assembly for the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission.

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Some people have traditions during vacations, like visit a brand new restaurant or a theme park. My personal traditions have changed throughout the years; when I was a child, we would go and take a family road trip to visit cousins and uncles who lived in the northern regions of New Mexico. …

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With the start of the new school year, it is time to review how to pack safe and nutritious school lunches. Please share this information with your children so they learn the importance of food safety and healthy choices.

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As a staff member at the University of Houston-Victoria at Katy for more than 18 years, Rosemary McCusker feels a sense of duty to serve on the university’s Staff Council, build relationships and promote collaboration.

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Victoria’s Delaware Hotel began its life in 1908 when John E. and Helen Krapf Hall leased a building at 301 N. Main owned by the Victoria YMCA. The first floor, or street level, was remodeled to accommodate a lobby and large dining room. The second floor was divided into five guest rooms and…

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Editor’s Note: Gushers and Dusters is compiled from reports filed by oil and gas operators with the Texas Railroad Commission in Austin. The Advocate does not independently verify the information reported.

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BLOOMINGTON – Grace Lumpkins, an 86-year-old Bloomington resident, was taking a shower in her West 3rd Street home Friday night when the lights started flickering.

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Lone Tree Road will be closed to through traffic from John Stockbauer Drive to Anthony Road for repairs for two days starting Monday, according to a news release from the city.

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John Johnston, the city of Victoria’s development engineer, will soon work as Victoria County’s first engineer/project manager.

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A benefit for Shannon Borowicz, who was diagnosed with peritoneal, uterine and ovarian cancers, is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church.

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Have you ever met anyone in church or in any Christian circle, really, who claims to have the gift of speaking in tongues?

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Of the two Muslim holidays where an eid, or celebration, is observed in the Islamic calendar year, Eid al-Adha promotes both service and sacrifice.

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This has been a challenging year for me personally as I have lost a number of family members who have transitioned to glory – a brother, a nephew and three close cousins. I thank God for individuals who rendered words of encouragement. Encouragement is a need we all have. That is why we shou…

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One of the biggest wake-up calls of my life came at 15 years old. I was out playing whiffle ball with my cousins, when I learned devastating news: My dad had had a heart attack at only 47 years old.

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Ann No. 369 recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving and reception. The Mass was celebrated by The Most Rev. Bishop Brendan Cahill, of Victoria, who is also the CDA National Chaplain.

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Mention the word spider and many people freak out. I don’t know what it is about these little creatures, but I do know that many people hate them. The majority of spiders are actually very beneficial, especially to gardeners because they eat many bad bugs we battle in our gardens. Spiders ar…

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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 for a year.

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Amelia Rubio has been a bus driver for Victoria School District since April 1976. She’s seen children grow up and have their own children across her decades of driving her rural route along U.S. 77 South making its way back up to U.S. 59 via small back roads that snake through the countryside.

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Calhoun ISD had 19 more instructional days than it did the year Hurricane Harvey struck and students, particularly those at the Harrison/Jefferson/Madison Complex took advantage of them, earning all the distinctions available, Superintendent Larry Nichols said.

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At least three Texas school districts – including the state’s largest – will likely be forced to shut down their chronically underperforming schools or submit to state takeover, based on annual state ratings released Thursday morning.