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Victoria City Manager Jesús A. Garza recently earned his Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association. Garza was selected as Victoria’s city manager in April 2019, and he began his tenure in May 2019. He has over 10 years of experience in local g…

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PORT LAVACA — Most days after trawling the bays and channels around Port Lavaca and his hometown of Seadrift, Jose Martinez brings in about 200 to 300 pounds of shrimp, which the longtime fisherman said is barely enough to make a living.

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This is a listing of building permits issued by the city of Victoria from Sept. 8-14 for new commercial, commercial remodeling, new residential construction and manufactured homes.

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I struggled for years not knowing what to write; then, a seminar instructor set me free with the words, “Just do you.” After teaching Bible study for a long time, fiction seemed trite and unimportant. But when I need to relax, reading for pleasure has been my go-to since childhood.

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It is time for youth sports from peewee football to youth basketball and soccer to junior cheerleading all the way up to the Friday night lights of high school football.

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Victoria’s version of Willie Nelson knows how to entertain crowds with his music and storytelling.

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Sometimes in life, it can feel like God is not present. The death of a child, the ending of a marriage, and those things that just “don’t make sense” from our perspective can lead us to doubt, confusion, and worst of all, despair. How do we find purpose in these situations? Or make sense of …

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The drive-thru barbecue benefit for Affectionate Arms Adult Day Health Care Center originally scheduled for Sept. 18 was canceled. A calendar listing on Page A2 Friday incorrectly included the event.

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For residents wanting to do more for their community, Christy Youker, Victoria’s environmental and beautification coordinator, has a suggestion: Volunteer with the Citywide Fall Sweep cleanup on Sept. 25.

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A well-trained hunting dog is the workhorse of any hunt and the hunter’s best friend. Capt. Terry Gallagher learned to train dogs as he studied the practice, making notes of what worked and what didn’t. He has built a strong reputation for being a talented trainer. Gallagher’s story and tips…

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During our Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza Sept. 18 and 25 at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson, I will be banding hundreds of hummingbirds while educating the public about them. These are some of my best “fun facts” about hummingbirds.

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The latest plant-sucking pests to show up on many local gardeners’ plants are mealybugs. These warm climate-loving pests are small in size but are often found in large groups sucking sap out of a plant’s foliage.

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Grasses are featured in many gardens in our area. Gulf muhly, Mexican feather grass, fountain grass and zebra grass are common names. A newly named Texas Superstar can now be added to that list — if you are looking for something big and bold.

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State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst will be the featured speaker at the Victoria GOP monthly meeting Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Victoria GOP headquarters, 115 S. Main St. in Victoria. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the event will be free and open to the public.

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School bus engines whirred to life as drivers throughout the Victoria school district’s bus barn prepared for their afternoon routes.

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Cows are on the roof of a downtown Victoria building. Don’t worry, that’s the new Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters. The headquarters brings new life to the longtime building with a modern/industrial design by a Victoria native. The story of the new home for the very popular company is one …

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The Go Western Dance Community will host a dance with live music provided by the Crossroads Troubadours from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Club Westerner, 1005 W. Constitution St. in Victoria.

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After an absence of a year and a half resulting from the pandemic, the Lavaca County Retired School Personnel (LCRSP) met Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall of Hallettsville First United Methodist Church. It was a time of celebration, joy and fellowship. President Gina Pavlu presided and introdu…

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The Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria will host its annual quilt show, “Memories in the Making” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25 at the Holy Family Catholic Church Activity Center, Building D, in Victoria. The admission fee is $8 per person. A large variety of quilts and quilted craft it…

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Tropical Storm Nicholas, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Sargent, left most of Matagorda County without power Tuesday morning.

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