Growth continued in Victoria and the surrounding region as new industries arrived. 

As we conclude our special anniversary series, we celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Victoria Advocate's inaugural issue on May 8, 1846. Back then it was called the Texian Advocate. For more on the Advocate's colorful history, see the special section "175 Years of History" in today's Advocate.

Every day, Victoria Advocate employees are working to bring you the latest happenings in the Crossroads. Before the newspaper can arrive in your mailbox or on your doorstep, there's a lot of work to be done. This video, which was made in conjunction with a special section celebrating the Advocate's 175th anniversary, shows every step of the process, beginning with local journalists seeking out the news and ending with delivery people bringing you your paper. 

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

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