We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated
  • 0

The temperatures for the past couple of weeks have been oppressive. I have been tempted to see if it has been hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. I decided against it because I’d probably just make a mess, and it would be a waste of a good egg.

  • Updated
  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 19-23. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

top story
  • 0

I have written about going to Texas Antiques Week in Round Top and Warrenton several times. In the past, I have only found myself in that “neck of the woods” during show times, but a few of weeks ago, lured by the promise of treasures at the Junk Gypsy barn sale, I loaded up with my gal pal …

  • 0

If you hate going to the dentist because you are terrified, this column is written specifically for you.

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 12-16. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

top story
  • 1

My love of cooking began as a teenager. To this day, I remember clearly flipping through the four channels that were broadcast in Houston at that time looking for something that was broadcast in color. We had just gotten a color TV. My dad had won it in a raffle.

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for Aug. 5-9. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

top story
  • 0

A few weeks ago my girlfriend Amanda and I spent a great girls’ weekend in Gruene. I just love Amanda; we met years ago when we both served on the board of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and on the Economic Development Committee. When we met, Amanda was a recent colle…

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for July 29-Aug. 2. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

  • 0

With President Trump issuing a sweeping set of proposals aimed at improving medical care for the tens of millions of Americans who have kidney disease, it leaves people wondering, how? How can we get more people on home dialysis or how do we get more people transplants?

  • 1

When it comes to chronic health diseases, some are associated with genetics or family history and others with lifestyle choices. Type 2 diabetes usually is associated with the behavioral choices that we make in our lives.

  • 0

In just over a month, Aug. 24 to be exact, tens of thousands fo Americans will be celebrating National Waffle Day. This day commemorates the day in 1889 that Cornelius Swartwout of Troy, N.Y., patented the first stovetop waffle iron. His invention was made of cast iron and had a hinged top w…

  • 0

Food waste is a growing concern globally, especially in the United States. The Food and Agriculture Organization defines food waste as “discarding … of food that is safe and nutritious for human consumption along the entire food supply chain, from primary production to end household consumer…

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for July 22-26. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for July 15-19. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

  • 0

The way you choose and prepare your fruits and vegetables can play a major role in maximizing their nutrient content. Some foods, for example, lose nutrients by cooking, whereas others may contain nutrients that are more easily absorbed after being cooked.

top story
  • 0

No other holiday cries out more for a great steak than July 4. Fireworks, watermelon, homemade ice cream and a thick steak cooked to perfection. The steak should be seared on the outside, and for Louise and me, the steak should be cooked medium-rare with no line of gray between the sear and …

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for July 8-12. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

  • 0

Backyard barbecues are a staple of many Americans summer plans. With the Fourth of July coming quickly, there will be cookouts galore. While fun often follows this fellowship, it is important to adhere to some basic food safety to prevent foodborne illnesses. Here are some tips to make your …

  • 0

I have visited the Pearl Brewery complex in San Antonio several times and have loved sharing some of my shopping and dining experiences with you in the past. It is one of my favorite places in San Antonio to visit. A few weeks ago, I took my Pearl experience to the next level by staying at t…

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for July 1-5. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

top story
  • 0

I love being a dad. I have three grown sons. Each was born roughly five years apart, and as might be expected, they are very different from one another. Two live in the Sacramento area, and my youngest son lives in Houston. For all of their differences, they do share a number of things in co…

  • 0

Spring is wrapping up, and we are knocking on the door of summer. What is a better way to spend your Saturday morning than heading out to your local farmers market? Farmers markets are truly gems that are often hidden in some towns and cities. They usually take place once or twice a week, de…

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for June 24-28. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

  • 0

Social media is a common source for information to spread quickly. The recent buzz has been the topic of antinutrients, with most of the posts claiming they should be avoided. So let’s talk about antinutrients: What are they and what do they do?

top story
  • 0

Back in November, I was sitting in the chair of my sweet friend and hairdresser, Kendall, lamenting my endless list of Christmas to-do’s. We got on the subject of gifts, and I told her I was stumped about what present to give my mother. She is so precious that I knew she would love whatever …

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for June 17-21. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

top story
  • 0

If the ever-increasing heat didn’t make it noticeable enough that spring was giving way to summer, the appearance of roadside stands selling Fredericksburg peaches should be all the validation you need. From late May through early August, these Texas treasures are available. Many people beli…

  • 0

School is out. What does this mean? “Mom, I’m hungry.” As if school lunches and after-school snacks aren’t difficult enough, summer meals and snacks are challenging, too. I get questions all the time about what to feed kids, and the biggest complaint is people don’t want to be in the kitchen…

  • 0

Oxygen is the No. 1 drug the body needs to live. It can be strongly assumed that people who snore and stop breathing at night have apnea and are slowly killing themselves in a fascinating sequence of events described in this column. While sleep science is still in its infancy, there are thin…

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for June 10-14. Milk and bread are served with each meal.

  • 0

When Nicholas Sparks wrote, “Every great love starts with a great story,” I am pretty sure he was not talking about me and my dog, SH, but his quote describes our love story perfectly.

  • 0

Parents and children alike have been counting down the days until summer break, and now that it’s finally here, it’s important to make the most of the time when kids are away from school.

  • 0

Kidney disease is a health issue that negatively affects the lives of many Texans. In the U.S., it is one of the leading causes of death among Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • 0

The following is the menu for the Victoria Senior Activity Center and for the Community Action Committee for June 3-7. Milk and bread are served with each meal.