When Hurricane Harvey left members of the Crossroads community devastated, Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church’s Disaster Response Office opened in Victoria at First United Methodist Church.
For families concerned about a loved one who is more at risk for suffering severe illness from COVID-19, such as someone living in a nursing home, up-to-date data about the disease should be easily accessible.
On a recent morning at Target in Victoria, individual customers and families filed into the store, all of whom were wearing masks. They were greeted by the smiling eyes of a masked employee who disinfected shopping cart handles and counted customers to ensure the store did not go over 50% capacity.
At a time when businesses and organizations are slowing down because of the pandemic, artists are finding more time to practice their craft. The Nave Museum is helping the Crossroads’ young artists leverage their down time with free online art classes and supplies.
Every day, it seems, the COVID-19 pandemic forces organizations and governmental bodies to make tough decisions in the fight against the virus.
Though hotels saw occupancy rates drop at the beginning of the pandemic, they never closed down and in fact have ramped up efforts to keep their guests and staff safe.
If you’ve driven by the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center parking lot on a recent Saturday, you undoubtedly witnessed a bustling scene. The Victoria Farmers’ Market has seen an increase in business since the pandemic hit because of the perceived safety of the outdoor setting and the sho…
The Victoria Public Library has offered a glimpse of stability and joy amid the uncertainty and challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. … It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forwa…
As the city of Victoria grew to the north during the past several decades, residents on the southside watched community assets, like grocery stores and laundromats, close in their seemingly forgotten neighborhood.
As the world faces a collective crisis many of us have never seen in our lifetime, an additional threat of a natural disaster might not be in the forefront of our minds. It should be.
Texas is one of only three states in the U.S. that has refused to reveal which nursing homes have had COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic started.
For more than two weeks, protests of all sizes have formed across the nation seeking justice for the death of George Floyd and countless others who have died at the hands of the police.
Think picnic blankets, ice coolers and low lawn chairs spread out across a grassy hillside. Now imagine the stars that shine as the sun sets. When the hot days in Victoria cool to thick, sultry evenings in late July, Theatre Victoria will take the stage outdoors in Ethel Lee Tracy Park to pr…
What started with the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police turned into mayhem and madness as protests morphed last week into riots and looting in cities across the country.
Though the 2020 census has been overlooked because of the urgency of the pandemic, everyone should take the time to respond because we all count now more than ever.
Dozens of community members have shared their stories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic with the Advocate during the last few months.
- Infection control was already a problem in local nursing homes. Then a pandemic hit.
- Interest in guns remains during pandemic; demand outpaces supply
- At Goliad Market Days, local vendors sell furniture, jellies, knives and more
- Five COVID-19 cases reported in Victoria County jail
- In Good Company: UHV announces new employees
- Coronavirus at the Coastal Bend
- Bible verse - Acts 24:12-13; quote by Albert Einstein
- No. 8 Hallettsville poised for another playoff run
- Marriage licenses July 24-30
- 37 vie for titles in the Miss Golden Crescent Scholarship Pageant