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Join the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B for the annual Food Rally on Monday. Teams arrive at 10:15 p.m., and the rally begins at 10:30 p.m. All food donations benefit the food pantry. Team registration is $20 per team, with three members to a team. You must be 18 or older to parti…

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The Bronte Club of Victoria meeting was called to order by President Emily Koenig at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Victoria Women’s Club House. Koenig led the collect and the pledge to the American and Texas flags. Secretary Anna Lou Nix called role and read the minutes. Treasurer LaJuana Roth gave …

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Shop, graze and sip at four boutiques 4-6 p.m. Thursday in downtown Victoria. Participating shops are Charlene's, Days Gone Bye!, Peaches and Tortilla Mercantile and Puddleback.

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A Holiday Pop Up Market will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at 115 E. Main St. in Cuero, just across the street from Vintage on Main.

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Torchbearer Omicron chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met in the home of Frances Smith. Betty Mercer and Delores Kaspar were hostesses.

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Due to a recent law change, veterans may be eligible for VA benefits if they served in the Navy or Coast Guard in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 and were exposed to herbicides.

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The Community Action Committee of Victoria administers a Department of Housing and Urban Development program to assist low-income customers with their monthly city of Victoria water, sewer and garbage bills.

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The Nave Museum presents The Exquisite Rainbow Corpse Redux, an exhibit featuring works from more than 80 women artists who are members of the Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association. This association, which was formed in 2010, was founded to help promote, educate and advance women artists in …

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Students of VMTA teachers, Marguerite DeBolt, Betty Jordan, Don Ladner, Marcia Henry, Karen Perkins, Ann Johannsen and Betsy Gifford performed in recitals Nov. 16 at the Victoria College Fine Art Building. These recitals are free and open to the public.

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There will be a benefit for Emmy Saenz from 11 am. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Victoria Community Center Annex, 2905 E. North St.

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The John Brewer Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century met Nov. 1 at The Club at Colony Creek. Guest speaker Paul Janda presented on The Lost Colony of Roanoke, An Enduring Mystery. He told about the Roanoke Colony on an island in present-day North Carolina, settled in 1584 by Eng…

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This month, sites in the Victoria area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 19-25.

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President Maurice Williams called the Oct. 17 meeting of the Morning Study Club to order, and La Nelle Billings led the collect, pledges to the flags and the singing of our Texas State Song, “Texas, Our Texas.”

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Celebrate the end of the Skywalker Saga with Victoria Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19. Test your knowledge against other super fans with Star Wars Trivia, make your own Star Wars ornament, and win cool prizes. Cosplay is encouraged. The event is free and appropriate for ages 18 and o…

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Jackson County, the Field Crops committee and the Beef Committee are sponsoring a five-hour CEU event on Dec. 5 at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the first program begins at 9 a.m. Progra…

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The Cuero High School class of 1969 will have its 50th reunion from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Cuero Country Club, 1305 E. South Railroad St. Music will be provided by DE Gary Prukop. The cost is $30 per person and include a meal.

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Complete 360 is having a customer appreciation event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16 at 7905 N. Navarro St., Suite 215. There will be a free meet and greet and Blessing “Boogie Man” Awodilbu and Maddy “Maddawg” Borberg will be there. Local vendors will be on site and more.

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Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art will hold the opening of a new exhibition by Houston artist Jesse Lott and Louisiana artist Travis Whitfield from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7. "The Road So Far" is at once recollective and visionary, featuring tightly focused selections of each artist’s work that e…

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Frances Smith was named the 2019-20 Sweetheart of the Torchbearer Omicron chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Sue Lynn Hatcher, the 2018-19 sweetheart presented her with her tiara at the chapter’s October luncheon in the home Marcy Turk. Joann Locher and Turk hosted.

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The Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 East Red River St., is having its Holiday Artisan Market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Shop and visit demonstrating artisans and enjoy holiday cheer with 20 regional artisans and makers. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshment…

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“I thought this was going to be the golden years,” he said, and we chuckled together as we discussed his constant back pain and other health problems. “Maybe you still have some golden moments, especially outside with your chickens or cows.” As I asked him how he was managing everything (aft…

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The 40th Matejek family reunion was held Oct. 27 at the Yorktown Fire Department meeting room. Prior to the noon meal, family members visited and viewed pictures from past reunions.

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 John Wayne Schulz and Sally Carlson will join the Crossroads Country Opry Band for an evening of live music, food and fun Tuesday at VFW Hall, 2001 Lova Drive. A meal  will be served at 5:30 p.m.; tickets are $7. The menu includes sausage, corn, coleslaw, bread and cake. The show starts at …

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An emergency warming center at the Pine Street Community Center will be open overnight Monday and Tuesday, according to a news release from Mid-Coast Family Services.

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Victoria Ballet Theatre invites you to don a mask of your own and join the revelry that will be “An Evening With The Nutcracker: A Holiday Masquerade” from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Victoria Country Club. There will be musicians and a ballet performance by VBT dancers. Doors will open a…

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Trinity Episcopal School is having its Fall Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the school, 1504 N. Moody St. Turkey dinner plates are $10 each and include sliced smoked turkey breast, dressing, mac and cheese, praline-topped sweet potato casserole, green beans and a roll. The dinners…

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Mission Valley Holiday Fest will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Mission Valley Elementary School, 12063 Farm-to-Market Road 236.

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Barbarian Barber presents the first annual Victoria Barber Awards from 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.

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