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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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The Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church of Victoria awarded two $500 Scout scholarships to two Eagle Scouts at the La Salle District Scouting Banquet on Jan. 18 in Victoria.

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Bethany Hobbs came in this week for her two Grandes donated by Days Gone Bye! in a partnership with the Victoria Advocate supporting the Crossroads photo contests running in the newspaper and online for special occasions.

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Aiden Salgado, 4, Head Start student, was busy, busy, busy this year delivering Christmas cheer to the Victoria Fire Department. He gave a tin full of starbursts with a tag saying, “You are a star!” Aiden is the son of Adam Salgado and Luz Hernandez, of Victoria.

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Aiden Salgado, 4, son of Luz Hernandez and Adam Salgado, of Victoria, enjoys giving and sharing this Christmas. This is his photo with his postman, Pablo Aviles.

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4-year-old Aiden Salgado, son of Adam Salgado and Luz Hernandez, has learned the meaning of giving this year. Officer Houser dropped by to pick up the Christmas gift for the police department to enjoy during their hard duties at work. The tin was filled with starbursts candy and the gift tag…

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Kyle Bryant Wendel, with Boy Scout Troop 157 in Corpus Christi, received his Eagle Scout Award on Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Pius X Youth Center. For his Eagle Scout project, Kyle raised $4,100 for building storage cabinets at the Ronald McDonald House.

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Emma Willemin, of Inez, representing the Victoria Soil and Water Conservation District, was chosen as this year’s State Winner of the Texas Conservation Awards Program poster contest on Oct. 30. The subject for the 2018 Poster Contest was “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.”

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