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In order of appearance, civil engineer Jill Trevino, 32; mortgage banker Zach Smith, 30; child care facility owner Destiny Hood, 25; accounting clerk and community programs coordinator Gloria Rodriguez, 30; and CPA and financial planner Kyle Noack, 30, discuss how to attract and retain young…

Find your competitive advantage. We all have strengths and weaknesses. You want to play off your strengths. Too many times business owners try to fix their weaknesses, but they should be working on their strengths. It’s the strengths that will move them forward and gives them a competitive a…

This is a listing of building permits issued by the city of Victoria from Sept. 13 to 19 for new commercial, commercial remodeling, new residential construction and manufactured homes.

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Every few months, it seems we hear about another major hack of consumer information. In the wake of these massive data breaches, like the Equifax breach in 2017, which exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, a new federal law will soon allow you to get credit protection wi…

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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Armyworm outbreaks are difficult to predict, but infestations seem to occur in portions of the state every year, especially after early fall rains. Common species of armyworms present in Texas include the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. I have had some initial reports of armyworm activ…

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The Department of Public Safety Officers Association plans to host a blood drive Thursday afternoon outside of its office in Victoria to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

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Numerous articles and interviews are recounting the implosion of Lehman Brothers 10 years ago. Once that domino fell, we quickly realized how closely positioned world dominoes were. During the next six months, the stock market fell another 46 percent.