Soiled bunker gear was once worn back to fire stations with little concern, but departments across the country, including Victoria departments, are drastically changing how gear is cleaned and handled in efforts to prevent cancer.
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.
EMS Capt. Mark Martyn, of the Victoria Fire Department, said he did not even try claiming workers’ compensation when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2014.
A Sam’s Club employee was arrested Saturday evening after a caller threatened to shoot employees and customers at the North Navarro Street store.
Congressman Michael Cloud will host a discussion on border security and human trafficking at the University of Houston-Victoria’s Kay and Ron Walker Auditorium.
The Buchholz family live, work and care for each other on their 100-year-old Victoria farm. The Buchholz Farm is home to eight people who live in four houses on 52 acres.
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. …
Prior to breeding a female dog there are some things to keep in mind. She should be well conditioned and at optimal weight prior to breeding. Obesity can lead to infertility, dystocia (inability to give birth) and poor lactation (milk production). She should be up to date on vaccines, as wel…
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.
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.
When a University of Houston-Victoria dean was considering the changes happening to the publishing industry in America, he noticed a striking similarity to the resurgence happening in another creative industry: vinyl records.
Victoria College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will hold its Fall 2019 Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Conference and Education Center at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Road in Victoria.
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…
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.
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.
When refugees and immigrants are vetted and approved and finally reach faith-based centers in Texas border towns, many of their shoes are flopping around their feet.
Once a month, Dr. Sandra Nweke spends her day giving free health care to people who might otherwise stay sick.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
Theatre Victoria presents its annual fundraiser, Dueling Pianos from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Aug. 24 at the Club Westerner, 1005 Constitution St.
The Victoria school district has received an overall C rating this year from the Texas Education Agency, according to online reports.
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.
Flames engulfed a mobile home Thursday afternoon on Patricia Lane off Farm-to-Market Road 236, drawing a heavy response from local fire departments.
All DeWitt County districts received overall ratings of Bs or Ds from the Texas Education Agency. An overall rating of D is considered the minimum performance target.
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.
People interested in learning the Czech language have several options available to them through a course at Blinn College Schulenburg Campus.
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.