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.
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.
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.
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.
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…