The steady sound of rain hitting popup canopies and smell of chili filled the air Saturday afternoon at the 39th annual VASA Pod Thanksgiving Weekend Chili Cook-Off.
Christmas decorations are popping up everywhere as people get ready for Christmas. For the Advocate’s next reader contributed photo contest we want to see your decorations. They can be photos of the outside or inside of your home or maybe a single ornament that has a special meaning. The opt…
Authorities think the death of a pedestrian who was killed by a vehicle on a Victoria County highway Thanksgiving night was an accident, a highway patrol spokesman said.
VANDERBILT — Residents of the rural Jackson County community of Vanderbilt held their inaugural neighborhood watch meeting Monday night, discussing many topics including possible incorporation.
The laughter of kids drawing on the sidewalk with chalk and the mellow tones from one piece of a jazz trio fill the air mixed with the steady lull of shoppers chatting with local artists filled the air in downtown Victoria Saturday morning.
Annabella Lafferty, 4 months old, daughter of Kevin and Bethany Lafferty, of Dallas, won first place in a costume contest at a Dallas area Fall Festival held Oct. 31. Annabella has a great-grandmother, Joyce Butler, uncle and aunt Jason and April Butler, as well as numerous other aunts and u…
Americans have endured economic crises before but none quite like this. To capture the depths of the suffering, The New York Times teamed up with the Victoria Advocate and 10 other local news organizations across the country to document the lives of a dozen Americans who found themselves out…
The Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Edna will host its 35th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, in the Jackson County Services Building parking lot.
LWML Mid Coast Zone held its Fall Rally at Zion Lutheran Church of Mission Valley in Victoria on Sept. 26 with eight other churches from the zone.
On Oct. 11, Zion Lutheran Church of Mission Valley in Victoria celebrated Pastor Appreciation Month with a congregational group picture “Thank You, Pastor” yard art on the church’s lawn. The church’s pastor is the Rev. Jonathan Meyer.
CUERO — Halloween is in a league of its own for the Hobbs family, and nothing is going to stop them from celebrating this year.
Victoria County United Way, in partnership with Be Well Victoria and the Center For Peace Victoria, will kick off the first of its quarterly CommUNITY Book Clubs at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Our Lady of the Gulf Coast Catholic Church Altar Society will have its annual turkey, dressing and trimmings dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the St. Jude Hall, 300 W. Austin St. in Port Lavaca.
Due to the ongoing restrictions for gatherings due to COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all of family members, the 64th Annual Kaiser-Thiele Family Reunion was canceled.
Volunteers with the St. Nicholas Ministry will be doing referral forms at the Lavaca Area Ministry Body building on U.S. 90 in Hallettsville on Tuesday mornings, beginning Oct. 6, according to a St. Nicholas Ministry news release.
With trunk doors ajar and tailgates down, residents came to a food distribution hosted by a mix of community members early Monday morning.
Rockport’s Camp Aranzazu is hosting a live-streamed concert in September to raise money for camping and learning retreats for children and adults with chronic illnesses and special needs.
Yoakum Community Hospital was named one of the best places to work in the health care industry, the hospital said Wednesday.
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The Brother pin, with the likeness of Gary Moses, was recently revealed at a fundraiser. The pin was created by artist Josh Vega of Free Art Victoria, according to a news release.
As COVID cases are rapidly increasing across the communities, Victoria Electric Coop and Infinium Broadband have made the decision to temporarily close their customer service lobby effective Wednesday.
The Texas Wild Band will provide live music at the DaCosta Hall Raisers dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Hermann Sons Hall in DaCosta, 15736 Farm-to-Market Road 1686.
The annual Victoria Photography Club’s photo contest has been canceled due to the continuing uncertainties about the coronavirus, said Ingrid Kabela, a contest committee member for the club.
The Victoria Senior Citizen’s Center on Murray Street AARP Tax-Aide site will not reopen for the remainder of this tax season. The health and safety of our volunteers, staff and taxpayers is our top priority, and the decision not to reopen was made based on health date trends for U.S. states…
Parks and Recreation will host the City of Victoria’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Victoria Community Center in a new drive-in format, allowing residents to park their cars to watch the patriotic show while keeping their distance from other attendees.
Eric Callaway is on Sam Houston State University’s spring president’s honor roll and the dean’s list. Callaway is pursuing a degree in engineering technology with a focus on electronics and computer engineering technology.
The first ever Rockport Fulton Pirate Fest will kick off Father’s Day weekend in conjunction with the monthly Rockport Fulton Market Days on the Aransas County Navigation District Fairgrounds, 100 Seabreeze, Rockport. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-21.
The Coastal Bend Archaeological Logistics Team, who man the Public Archaeology Lab at the Museum of the Coastal Bend, will be featured in an international online archaeology festival.
Kimberlite Homes’ custom home at 499 Dayspring Lake Trail in Capstone Estates in Victoria was named best of show in the 2020 Crossroads Builders Association Parade of Homes.
Phylis Canion, of Cuero, will speak to Republican Women of Yoakum Area on June 11. She will be sharing her knowledge about nutrition and making healthy choices.
Last week marked a new round of City facilities reopening to the public after closing in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some facilities have implemented new regulations or amended services to align with public health guidelines.
The City of Victoria is seeking to fill two full terms and two unexpired terms on the Planning Commission, a volunteer organization that oversees the platting and subdivision of land in Victoria’s jurisdiction.
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