Mark Ward Sr., an associate professor of communication at the University of Houston-Victoria, presented his research on religious communication and media at the National Communication Association annual convention Nov. 14 -17 in Baltimore, Md. He delivered multiple research papers and spoke …
Families gathered Saturday for Christmas in Goliad, a two-day event that was created as a fundraiser for the Goliad County Historical Commission in 1983. The event included vendor booths, food and entertainment.
This is a listing of building permits issued by the city of Victoria from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 for new commercial, commercial remodeling, new residential construction and manufactured homes.
University of Houston-Victoria fall graduates and their guests will have the opportunity to hear words of encouragement from a United States senator during this year’s fall commencement ceremony.
The holiday shopping season is underway, and Officer John Turner’s crime prevention unit with the Victoria Police Department is urging the public to be mindful of their surroundings and practice common sense to keep their possessions safe, according to a news release from the city.
Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner. I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. That is such a special time when we give thanks for all our blessings and then follow that up by celebrating our ultimate gift, Jesus, this month. Then the next month, we reflect on all that …
If you haven’t visited the new playground at Ethel Lee Tracy Park yet, then you will be in for a real treat! We have seen it in the beginning, middle and toward the end of building, and it has been a source of daydreaming and fantasy for my family as we played on the other side. The finished…
Students who want to prepare for the certified public accountant exam and pursue careers in accounting now will be able to earn a Master of Accountancy degree through the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration.
Every year after Thanksgiving, Brooke and Cody Williams pack their young sons, Ethan and Aaron, into the family car and drive to the blue-and-white-striped tent in the Lack’s Furniture parking lot to pick up their Christmas tree.
Nothing quite says “Merry Christmas” in Texas like a prime rib served as the main dish of your Christmas meal. When it comes time to prepare your prime rib this holiday season, be sure to reference Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Path to the Plate’s tips and tricks to ensure that …
When Yary Keo first learned that her application to study abroad in the U.S. for a semester had been accepted, the Cambodian student was so excited she couldn’t sleep.
It is late Monday afternoon, Christmas Eve 1945. We are standing on the southeast corner of Main and Forrest streets, in front of Crown Grocery, planning to begin a one-block walk from Forrest to Constitution Street.
Less than 36 hours after Emmy Saenz’s vertebrae was shattered, physicians quietly told the 20-year-old’s family that they expected her to be paralyzed from the neck down.
A Victoria municipal judge Friday morning ordered two dogs be euthanized after she determined they had severely mauled a woman more than a week earlier.
The day after the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was attacked, President Franklin Roosevelt addressed the moment as “a date which will live in infamy.”
A fire burned a Victoria home Friday afternoon causing significant damage to the structure and forcing a couple who lived there to relocate.
Bright eyes, smiling faces and laughter filled the Dr. Robert Jacklich Convention Center Friday as the Victoria school district held its annual Winter Wonderland for students with disabilities.
A Calhoun County jury has convicted and sentenced a Port Lavaca man to 25 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Richard Janecka, owner of Sign Crafters, 406 W. Water St., and installation technicians Charles Graham and Willard Graham install the Victoria Advocate's new sign at One O'Connor Plaza. Each letter is 4 feet tall, and the entire sign spans 80 feet. The sign was installed at the top of the so…
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.
My wife, Tamara, was in labor for 20 hours with our first child, Michael. I remember vividly it being such a hard and painful labor. But guess what? Even after that difficult labor, she wanted three more. I’ve never birthed a child, but I tend to think that birthing God’s promises is similar.
The fate of two dogs that attacked a woman on Nov. 23 will be decided in a hearing at the Victoria City Municipal Court at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
City of Victoria utility customers now can monitor their water usage online throughout the month and receive alerts when usage is outside of an expected range.
When Victoria’s assistant city manager started his first job with the city at age 23, he thought he’d work as a planner for a few years and then move on.
Pastoral Care Volunteers of Citizens Medical Center and DeTar hospitals met at the Citizen Healthplex on Nov. 19. Volunteer Manager at Citizens Glenda Gibbs introduced the volunteers and speakers. There was a total of 17 attendees.
Join the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B for the annual Food Rally on Monday. Teams arrive at 10:15 p.m., and the rally begins at 10:30 p.m. All food donations benefit the food pantry. Team registration is $20 per team, with three members to a team. You must be 18 or older to parti…
This week, I want to cover a subject I believe I’ve written about at least once, and maybe even a few times. Because of all the reports and questions I keep getting from people about this problem, I feel it’s necessary to go over it once again.
Have you ever had the experience of visiting a garden and seeing the beautiful tulips, crocuses, paper whites, and other spring blossoms and wishing you had them in your flowerbeds? Oops, you should have started wishing about four to six months earlier. Now is the time to plant those spring-…
Why do birds flock together? For centuries, humans have wondered how and why birds move in coordinated groups across huge distances. We know now that there are many advantages to flocking and various species get various benefits depending on how they flock.
The Bronte Club of Victoria meeting was called to order by President Emily Koenig at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Victoria Women’s Club House. Koenig led the collect and the pledge to the American and Texas flags. Secretary Anna Lou Nix called role and read the minutes. Treasurer LaJuana Roth gave …
AUSTIN – Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, who serves as chair of the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services, held a hearing at the state capitol Tuesday to address questions and concerns about the rise in electric e-cigarette use and recreational vaping, especially among minors, according to a …
As a lifelong resident of Victoria, Kenneth Wells said he has continuously looked for ways to make an impact and invest back into the community.
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