Clifford and JoNell Carter are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday. They lived in Victoria from 1969-72 when Clifford was with the Soil Conservation Service. They moved away but returned to Victoria in 1996. Clifford does private ranch consulting, still, at the age of 82. JoN…
For 51 years, Pastor and Mrs. A.L. Kight have given their most precious commodity – their time. Time and being the watchmen on the wall, time listening, time loving others as their own, time building His kingdom up, time glorifying the magnificent name of Jesus. Time building altars and givi…
Willord Simmons, a Victoria native, graduated from Harvard University with a Master’s of Education in Higher Education. A virtual ceremony will be May 28.
“We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the Seabees, for more than seven decades.
Seaman Matthew Chavana, of Victoria, heaves in a mooring line from the weatherdeck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) prior to a fueling-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd, part of the annual U.S.-…
On Dec. 19, the Hermann Sons Life DaCosta Lodge hosted its annual Christmas party where the 2019 Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Michael Venglar.
On Dec. 8, Mary San Miguel turned 105 years old. Saturday evening, a fun Mexican fiesta birthday party was held at Twin Pines Nursing and Rehab Center featuring homemade Mexican food and a live mariachi band. The party was attended by her rehab roommate and many nieces and nephews from San A…
Megan Slovacek, winner of the “Thankful” photo contest, received a Grande Jon Hart designer bag with a focus arrow monogram from Pat McDonald, owner of Days Gone Bye!.
At the annual Cuero Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Party and Ladies Night, First Assistant Chief Brian Ladwig was named the 2019 Cuero Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.
Placing first out of more than 80 entrants, John Wenske read his essay to those in attendance, which included area high schoolers, teachers, law enforcement officials, municipal officials, members of the Republican Women of Yoakum and associates and State Sen. Lois Kolhorst.
After Trish Hastings, executive director of Christ’s Kitchen, presented a talk to the congregation of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Victoria, Megan Carson, an 11-year-old, sixth-grade student at Trinity Episcopal School, leapt into action.
The Victoria Police Foundation donated a check in the amount of $1,000 to the Citizen’s Medical Center Bunco Fundraiser, which raises money to assist women who are in need of a mammogram and care packages to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
John De Lane, born Oct. 3, 1919, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at a party and dance in his honor. De Lane is a veteran of WWII, serving with the 2nd Infantry Division. He landed at Omaha Beach for the D-Day invasion, participated in the Battle for the Port of Brest an…
American Legion Post 166 awards deputy Vincent Tristan Jr., of the Victoria County Sheriff’s office, the Law Enforcement Certificate of Commendation as the Deputy of the Year. Commander Will Martin presented him with a $100 cash gift.
Derrick N. Galindo, 2014 Victoria East High School graduate, has been recognized by The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University for Outstanding Academic Achievement for the spring of 2019.
American Legion Post 166 presented awards to first responders Sept. 9. Mark Martyn was awarded Firefighter of the Year and Brandy Marek was awarded EMT of the Year. Each recipient received a gift of $100.
The Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) recently awarded the senior leadership team at Cuero Regional Hospital with their Leadership Culture Award at its 2019 TORCH Fall Conference and Tradeshow Sept. 10-12 in Cedar Creek.
Sept. 10, South Central McDonald’s donated 100 Snoopy-themed Spanish space books to the VISD Education Foundation to distribute to students in the district as a community outreach effort. The books were created by a partnership between NASA and Peanuts Worldwide LLC to spread awareness and i…
Earlier this year, Lineman for Little Ones organized the auction for the 2019 Jack Whitmire Memorial Sporting Clay Shoot. They also volunteered their time to work the event in many areas outside of just the auction.
For the third year in a row, “People Helping People” raised funds for two 502(c)3 organizations. The sponsors for a greater service divided funds collected between the two organizations. $10,000 went to the Cara Ann Hobbs Foundation and $10,000 to Mid-Coast Family Services. Both nonprofit or…
Board members of the Victoria Fine Arts Association donated a $3,500 musical flower exhibit to the Children’s Discovery Museum last year.
Kimberly Fleener, principal of Cuero Junior High School, was selected by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) as the 2019 Middle School Principal of the Year for Region 3.
The Polka Lovers Klub of America (Po.L.K. of A.) Texas Chapter I recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Sidney Mathews, of Cinco Ranch High School, in Katy. Sidney is the daughter of Joseph (Joel) and Kelly Mathews, of Katy, and was sponsored by her grandparents, Melvin and Joyce Janak, of Moulton.
Kampgrounds of America, a collection family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds, is pleased to announce the Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Campground has earned the 2019 KOA President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award.
Valara Seiler Rhodes, of Portland, formerly of Victoria, and Michael D. Murtaugh, of Corpus Christi, eloped to Las Vegas and were married by “Elvis” at the Graceland Wedding Chapel on June 13. Valara is a probation officer in San Patricio County. Mike, a former Marine, is an aircraft mechani…
Goliad High School alumnus Eddie Garcia earned a master’s degree in legislative affairs from The George Washington University, in Washington, DC., and a promotion to the rank of Major in the United States Army during the past month.
The Victoria Apartment Association was proud to present a check for $10,000 to the Victoria County Commissioners. This donation was given to the Victoria County Fire Marshal’s Office to help purchase a Fire Extinguisher Simulator System. Toni Stithem, Victoria Apartment Association executive…
Chloe Morales, 14, was crowned 2019 Bella Rose Pageantry Ambassador at the Miss Texas pageant this past weekend in San Antonio. She is the daughter of George and Stephanie Morales, of Victoria.
Saturday, June 1, the Victoria County Historical Commission conducted Cemetery Preservation Workshop Part II, facilitated by gravestone restoration expert Lowell Herzog, of Brenham. The workshop was well attended and was a huge success.
Ensign Buster Dodge, a 2013 Refugio High School graduate is participating in a rigorous training process that transforms officers into U.S. naval aviators. He is a student pilot with the “Stingrays” of Training Squadron (VT) 35, based in Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The squadron flies t…
The Moulton High School Current Issues team placed 3rd at the State UIL Meet, with John Wenske placing 3rd as an individual. Wenske is an avid, daily reader of the Victoria Advocate, which definitely prepared him for the contest. Team members also are helped by the Victoria Advocate.
Since Cinco de Mayo is near, Donna Trevino shared a photo of the "Ultimate Tamale Champ of the Crossroads 2019" by Ventura's Tamales. Jonathan Serna, music teacher at Vickers Elementary, ate 30 tamales! Congratulations, Jonathan!
Crossroads Cruisers Car Club hosted a car show last weekend at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center in Victoria. There were more than 130 vehicles, numerous local vendors and sponsors. This was a huge event that brought out more than 1,000 people. Bringing life back to Victoria!
It is necessary to shine some more light on Key’Arra (Keke) Davenport who was crowned the 45th Miss Hallettsville on April 14 becoming only the third African-American to win the crown. It is a huge accomplishment.
Fourteen-year-old Chloe Morales, 2018 Teen Miss Bella Rose Pageantry USA, daughter of George and Stephanie Moralesn of Victoria, is head of the fundraiser committee for the STARS Clinic Spring Gala.
These photos are from my trip to Paris, France, in July 2009. I was selected to travel with the Sound of America Band my dad went on when he was my age. I was 17. Paris has always been on my bucket list and being able to not only tour Notre Dame but to climb the famous spiral staircase up to…
Bethany Hobbs and her girls took part in the Third annual Crawfish Fest Supporting Warrior’s Weekend on April 13, held at The Barn in Mission Valley. Bethany said, “We love supporting our warriors in any way possible. This year will be our sixth year taking Wounded Warriors out to fish in Po…
Fred T. Jalufka, of Victoria, a World War II Army Veteran, was recently honored with a family luncheon to celebrate his 100th birthday. He was born March 23, 1919, and was married to Adela Jalufka for 50 years prior to her death in 1997. Fred’s children are Agnes Moeller, Della Johnson, Lero…
Weesatche 4 Warriors (W4W) recently donated $1,000 to DeWitt County Cares-Supporting Our Military to help them send care packages to our nation’s deployed heroes. DCC has already sent care packages to military troops in Africa and Afghanistan. Another shipment is planned for Syria in late Ma…
Feb. 20, 45 Calhoun High School students, four teachers, Principal Nicole Amason, Superintendent Larry Nichols and Russell Cain toured the Texas State Capitol and Bob Bullock museum. This trip was sponsored by the Calhoun County Republican Party as a cultural and historical education trip. T…
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