The City gets lots of questions and comments about its recycling program. We’ll share some of these here and try to answer them.
LyondellBasell’s Victoria plant recently received the Elite Silver Award from the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers for exhibiting excellent safety performance and program innovation, according to a news release from the company.
The Storm Prediction Center indicates there is a marginal to slight risk of severe thunderstorms across portions of South Texas early Monday morning, with the greatest threat across the Crossroads and northern coastal plains.
Liz Williams found refuge on Victoria’s south side as a 10-year-old, when she and her mom moved to Victoria.
An aroma of 32 briskets and 25 chickens seeped out the back of Mumphord’s Place Restaurant Saturday afternoon and diffused down adjacent streets.
Every year the Victoria Advocate honors the top two graduates in the high school graduating classes in the Crossroads. Below is a brief insight into their accomplishments and their plans for the future.
Cuero residents celebrated Juneteenth on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. This is the first time a free health care screening has been offered at the event. Services included blood pressure and sugar checks along with resources and information on strokes, fall prevention and childbirth.
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.
Faculty members from the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development are leading the charge in expanding a new free online database of lesson plans and accompanying videos through a contract with the Texas Education Agency.
With the temperatures already in the upper nineties, the sweltering summer is beginning. It is important to think about your pet’s ability to tolerate the scorching heat.
Four University of Houston-Victoria School of Education, Health Professions and Human Development faculty and staff recently received recognition from their peers for their outstanding teaching, scholarship, service and work.
Editor’s Note: Announcements of births in Victoria County are published as a free public service based on information from local hospitals. For more information, call 361-580-6524. Those outside Victoria County, or more detailed or specially worded, are available for a fee through the classi…
GOLIAD – A gunman opened fire Thursday on a parked car in Goliad with two adults and an infant inside, leaving the child’s father dead and wounding his mother, according to authorities.
The Ezzell school district will have to wait over the weekend to find out whether a cell tower under construction near its school building will continue to be built.
The first assistant district attorney for Calhoun County, Shannon Slayer, was the lead prosecutor in the capital murder trial of Andrew Ray Flores and Anthony Reyes Serena. He was misidentified in a story on Page A1 Friday. The subheadline on the story was also misleading. District Attorney …
DaCosta Hall Raisers will host a Country and Western Dance from 2 to 6 p.m. June 23 at the DaCosta Sons of Hermann Hall, 15736 Farm To Market Road 1686 in DaCosta.
Gulf Bend Center will host its first fundraiser of the year, “Dinner and Dessert Auction,” 6-10 p.m. June 28 at the Hallett Oak Gallery in Hallettsville. The event will include a catered buffet dinner, beer and wine. A selection of locally prepared desserts will be available for auction to r…
The other day, my wife and I were shopping when right in front of me, this store clerk asked for all of her information! Her number, email address, etc. I thought, “Man, if I was 25 years old, I’d hit you right now!” Soon, I noticed that my age was showing and the guy was just doing his job!
Editor’s note: On Dec. 28, 2018, Elaine crossed over to that Eternal Shore and her family, friends and readers are missing her. The Advocate is reprinting Elaine’s articles for a year.
Meteorologists expect a sunny weekend in Victoria with a small chance of showers on both Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
PORT LAVACA – Two men were found guilty Thursday evening of murdering a man who was found dead from a single gunshot wound in his apartment in October 2017.
CUERO – With a green bandana tied around her neck, Yoakum resident Brynlee Langhoff expertly tied a yellow paracord and showed fellow camper Jerzi Henson how to create a lasso Tuesday morning on the lawn of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum.
Six Victoria residents were arrested Thursday morning after a team of law enforcement agencies served a search and arrest warrant at a home in the 90 block of Huron Street.
The local board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program is preparing to submit a proposal for federal funds made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program National Board. $39,48…
Have you ever wondered where the vegetables we eat came from? Well, I did – and decided to find out. To start with, I made a list of different vegetables. Then I started researching ones that were of interest to me.
Many times when people look at their landscapes, all they see is an area full of green plants. They might be called by different names, but to many, they are just plants. They don’t realize that not all plants are the same.
Dr. Jennifer Wimbish, a 1970 graduate of Calhoun High School and a former member of the Sunlight Girl’s Club in Port Lavaca, has authored her first book, “Leadership Wisdom For All Generations.”
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Jennifer Horton, with help from Siri Sanketh, Lily Bonser, Ashton Reed, Brandon Weeks, Daniel Faulk, Lauren Faulk, Gage McMillan, Hayden Dietrich, Ainsley McGee, Nikolai Leatherwood and Ellie Madsen.
Community Action Committee of Victoria administers a Housing and Urban Development program sponsored by the city of Victoria to assist low-income customers with their monthly city of Victoria water, sewer and garbage bills. Walk-ins at Community Action Committee, 4007 Halsey St., are welcome…
An official said a Jackson County deputy was not involved in the shooting of an Inez boy who was struck with a BB from an air-powered rifle last week at the deputy’s home in La Salle.
HALLETTSVILLE – The staff, parents and supporters of the Ezzell school district left a Lavaca County District Court hearing Wednesday with no answer from a judge about whether a cell tower will continue construction next to their school.
POINT COMFORT – Newer Calhoun Port Authority board members admonished its staff after they had to change the scope of a contract not once, but twice.
Victoria should be intentional in its efforts to become a destination for people to live and to work, Victoria’s new city manager said during an address Wednesday.