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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…

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The Victoria Police Department is preparing for a new police chief to be sworn into office next week.

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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.

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Victoria residents called for jury duty for Victoria County District Court scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday need not appear.

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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…

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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…

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Victoria residents called for jury duty for Victoria County district court scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday  need not appear.

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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.

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A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with PTSD. Which was the root of everything that is mentally and emotionally wrong with me. Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorders, anything and everything you see! I’ve been in and out of therapy, it’s helped a little, but you want to know what helps me bel…

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As Jesse was walking down the street, completely lost in thought, she plopped down on the curb and dropped her head into her hands. Jesse sat there, feeling empty and lonely.

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The Frank and Margaret Krejci family reunion, scheduled for Aug. 2, has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Kresta Family reunion, scheduled for July 26 at the Moravia Hall, has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next reunion is planned for July 24, 2021.

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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…

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The Victoria Chamber of Commerce is hosting a hurricane town hall from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Northside Baptist School is hosting “Eagle Camp,” a summer program for ages 3-11. The camp is from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. now through Aug. 7 at 4001 N. Laurent St.

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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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