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After Hurricane Harvey, obstacles to rebuilding are often hidden from those who aren't facing them: “The mentality is ‘I’m OK, so everybody else must be OK,’” said Kim Pickens, a case manger helping people recover. Hidden in Plain Sight will explore inequality – and how Harvey exposed the ga…

Reporter Jon Wilcox continues to cover the arson of the Victoria Islamic Center, reporting from the scene of the burning mosque to the courtroom — and everything in between.

A special series by the Victoria Advocate documenting Tony Geryk from when he learned his transplanted heart was failing at 21, through his bucket list journeys and as the family prepares for the end of his life.

A series of stories that examines Hurricane Harvey and its effects on residents and the community.

Ongoing coverage of Hurricane Harvey and its after effects in the Crossroads.

21 Victoria families don’t know who killed their loved one.

Without treatment, the mentally ill become tangled in the criminal justice system. Almost half of the estimated 500 people booked in Crossroads jails every month are mentally ill. 

Read along with this harrowing four-part story of a local woman's internment in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines during World War II.

Follow along with the journey of Burmese immigrants and refugees as they attempt to settle in to their new home along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Follow along in this three-part series as the Advocate examines Texas Gulf Coast shrimpers as their way of life is threatened.

10 years ago Sharon Burdette's sister died in a fire. She believed it was murder. Few would listen. This is her story.

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I've always known I've worked for a special newspaper. As a journalist and someone who's familiar with other newsrooms I knew my experience at the Advocate would be apart from previous experiences.

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A six-month Victoria Advocate investigation reveals a program started to promote economic development has instead been riddled with poor record-keeping, questionable loan practices, missing documents and virtually no accountability.

A look at the murder of Wendy Adams, the sentence of life in prison for her convicted killer and the case that shook Cuero to its core.

The Crossroads Top 10 Most Powerful, a project aimed at learning more about the region's most influential people, was a 10-part series that ran in 2009. This series pulled back the curtains and let you inside to meet the people who, for better or worse, made decisions that affected us all.

Unraveling autism's mystery proves to be a never-ending jigsaw puzzle for the families coping with the disorder.

Once-quiet towns have become hives of activity as oil companies lease land and oil field workers swarm into the area. The cause of the activity? The Eagle Ford Shale play, as those in the business call it. In a comprehensive, seven-part series, the Advocate examines "The Play" and how drilli…