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…
Alyvia Rangnow, daughter of Erica Seiler Rangnow, of Victoria, was recently accepted in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Some people see faces and objects in clouds. Sylvia Rodriguez, of Seadrift, snapped this picture and captioned it, “Seadrift streets are ready for Valentine’s Day!”
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.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day was Jan. 9, and Stroman Middle School gave a shout-out to Deputy Phillip Barron for all he does for their staff and students.
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.
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.
The Victoria County Sheriff’s office wants to send a big thank you to EnLink Midstream, who presented a donation to the Sheriff’s Fund to support our local Sheriff’s Office.
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…
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.
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.”
Kaylee Trevino, Second Lieutenant of the Cuero High School Trotters dance team, performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with dancers from across the United States. She spent the week in New York sightseeing along with many hours of practice. Special thanks to all who supported her tr…
1st Lt. Michael Petrash II, left, a St. Joseph High School 2011 graduate and Pfc. Logan Fimbel, right, a Victoria East High school 2015 graduate found out they are both assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Ft. Hood and deployed on assignment overseas in support of Operation Inherent Resolve…
Bettye Pribyl recently attended the Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2018 Family History Conference in San Antonio. Pribyl was honored to have placed third in the Non-Professional Division I with her family history book “The Pribyl Family… from Frenstat to America: Descendants of Andres an…
Alicia Fuhrman, MD, recently completed her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Lisa Giffin, who is the director of Homeless Programs, was named Outstanding Advocate of the Year by the Texas Homeless Network, at their annual conference Sept 27.
Daniel Gonzales, senior Victoria County 4-H ambassador, was the recipient of several awards at the recent Victoria County 2018 4-H Awards Banquet.
Chloe Morales is an eighth-grade student at Cade Middle School. She competed in a National pageant August 9-11 in San Antonio as 2018 BRP (Bella Rose Pageantry) Teen Miss Texas.
Siblings Deborah Pedraza and Felix Vasquez Jr. graduated with their Ph.D.s in Systems and Engineering Management on May 18 from Texas Tech University with GPA’s of 4.0. They are the daughter and son of Felix and Janie Vasquez Sr., of Victoria.
Tyler Ames Stocker graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University on May 10 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science and a minor in business. He plans to attend UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston in August. Stocker is a 2014 graduate of St. Joseph High School. He…
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