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Victoria ISD has a lot of amazing things happening for students, parents, and staff. So much that it’s hard to keep up with if you’re not in the daily folds of everything that is being developed and executed. Cut to an amazing idea brought forward by Superintendent Quintin Shepherd to create…

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The design and development of intelligent health care for COVID-19 management, interactions between Union soldiers and Southern women during the Civil War, and the development of town law in medieval communities are just three of the areas that University of Houston-Victoria faculty members …

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University of Houston-Victoria International Programs will offer a virtual version of its International Festival this month showcasing countries and cooking demonstrations from different cultures.

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The University of Houston-Victoria is planning a virtual commencement ceremony on May 15 to individually recognize 2020 alumni and students who will graduate this spring.

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The Victoria school district proposed a $156.8 million bond for the May 1 ballot. The proposal looks to rebuild two campuses and address district-wide repairs. In a four-part series, the Advocate will explore the bond proposal and what it means for the community.

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Spring is here and the wildflowers are popping up all over. It’s time to take out your camera and start photographing the beautiful wildflowers that are so plentiful throughout the Crossroads.

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Spring means grass. Hopefully, healthy green grass! The February long freeze set lawns back about two weeks, but many are starting to come out of their dormancy. Usually, we recommend fertilization around April 15 and that will most likely be correct for this year as well.

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I don’t know who is more proud of my son, me or himself. I was there from the beginning, with every roll and tumble and jump, and he is just beginning. However, I felt like this was a huge triumph for me, not to make his accomplishments all about me, but I worked hard to get him to where he …

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Budgeting doesn’t have to be a difficult task. In fact, with some knowledge and strategy, just about anyone can set and reach financial goals, according to a Victoria financial advisor and University of Houston-Victoria alumna.

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Rodney L. Reed was recently selected as one of the TOP 50 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs of Texas for his accomplishments during his 25 years with UPS. Reed was born and raised in Victoria and graduated from Stroman High in 1991. His parents Herbert “Bubba” and Dorothy Reed and his …

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The last of three debates leading up to the May 1 election will be Wednesday. The Victoria Advocate and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the debate between Victoria school board District 2 candidates Estella De Los Santos and Kenneth Wells.

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As human beings, we are a small part of a much bigger ecosystem and universe. We are citizens of the cosmic community as well as the human community. Faith informs us that God is the web, the energy, the space, the light revealed in this vast net of relationships. Everything visible, without…

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When Michael Machalec drove by the Dempsey Benton Cain House in Yoakum in 2001, the columns were crumbling and the home hadn’t been lived in for two decades.

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The Republican Women of Yoakum Area will host a legislative forum on Saturday for the 21 counties that make up Texas Senate District 18, represented by Sen. Lois Kolkhorst.

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Although roseate spoonbills are not an unusual sight in coastal habitats, I still get excited when I see these colorful, somewhat bizarre-looking birds. The spoonbill’s pink coloration looks pretty out of place compared to its surroundings but makes sense considering its diet, which includes…

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