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Those looking to make phone calls out of the 361 area code will be required to dial the full 10 digit telephone number for all local calls moving forward.

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Thousands of adopted rubber ducks will dive into the Guadalupe River at Pebble Beach in Riverside Park and race toward the finish line at the 2nd Annual Victoria Duck Safari Nov. 6. The event, which will include food trucks, will kick off at noon, and the duck race will begin at 2 p.m.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of DeWitt County, DeWitt County Beef and Forage Committee and Cuero Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture are sponsoring a five hour continuing education event on Nov. 18.

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Light piano music played in the background of Allie Byars’ first grade classroom at Victoria’s Smith STEM Academy. It was intended to help the students get into a focused mindset. The tables the students sat at were covered with craft supplies. Students manipulated pipe cleaners, popsicle st…

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Thousands of costumed candy-seekers braved the heat and descended upon Victoria’s DeLeon Plaza for an afternoon of music, contests, free food and trick-or-treating.

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Three people died as the result of a two vehicle and train wreck Saturday night in Bloomington.

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It’s easy for us to get caught up in the present, project what we would like to see for the future, all while forgetting everything that’s already happened in the past. Sometimes we all need to take a breath and reflect on everything that has gotten us to where we are today. Without these ac…

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Glowing jack-o’-lanterns, children dressed as ghastly goblins and spooky, scream-worthy home decorations all say Halloween.

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Fourteen Crossroads students were awarded scholarships from the South Texas Farm and Ranch Show. The scholarships totaled $19,000.

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The South Texas Farm & Ranch Show continues to be the longest running (started in 1982) nonprofit regional farm and ranch show in South Texas and this year will enjoy its 37th year of success by providing quality, relevant, education for farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, and the general…

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American Regional Health Center announces the arrival of their newest doctor, W. Jacob Cobb, M.D. The doctor joined the clinic Aug. 1 and is now accepting new patients. Cobb received his medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station, and compl…

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The low rumble of thunder rolled across the plains. The ground was slick and muddy, and a steady drizzle of rain fell from the sky. Lightning spiderwebbed across the dark clouds blanketing the sky.

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Adopting a pet from an animal shelter or rescue means that you get to save a life and give an animal a loving home. Because of you, that pet gets a second chance. The number of euthanized animals could be greatly reduced if more people would adopt pets instead of purchasing them.

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As of Friday, the hospitalization rate for COVID-19 patients in Victoria’s trauma service area was 9.16%, according to the state health department. Eleven ICU beds were available in the trauma service area, which encompasses Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca and Victoria counties. Hos…

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Stephen Biles, the integrated pest management extension agent for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will discuss integrated pest management strategies during his presentation at the South Texas Farm and Ranch Show. 

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    Wow, where did this one come from? I suspect from those "Independent thinkers" who still have not acknowledged they lost the election and deny there was an insurrection on January 6th. Let us …

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    Great points Dan, I saw a poll that showed that the people you described would like to secede from the United States.

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    Why does the Advocate not call ad valorous taxes by their common name? Does the Advocate believe this helps or hurts the understanding of readers about the subject of the article?

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