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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Twelve years before Pleasure Island was opened in 1927, Victoria opened something called the “Natatorium.” The year was 1915.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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The Knights of Columbus Council No. 1329 will host its monthly chicken barbecue beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the KC Hall at the corner of Airline Road and Ben Wilson Street.

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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.”

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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…

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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.

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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.

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Juneteenth celebrations conjure up visions of barbecue, watermelon, Big Red soda, warm summer days, freshly cut grass, picnic tables, family and friends.