Growth continued in Victoria in the 1980s by going up and out.

As we continue along with our special anniversary series, we're digging into archives and pulling out our history books to reflect back on the decades. This series is leading up to the Advocate's 175th birthday, which will be in May, commemorating the inaugural May 8, 1846 edition of the Victoria Texan Advocate.

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Morgan Theophil covers local government for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6511, mtheophil@vicad.com or on Twitter

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Geoff Sloan reports on business and breaking news in the Crossroads region. He received his Bachelor's in international relations with minors in journalism and French from Texas State University. Reach him at gsloan@vicad.com or @GeoffroSloan on Twitter.

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