Victoria Advocate Editorial Board

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The Victoria Advocate Editorial Board represents the institutional voice of the newspaper's family owners and upper management. This is distinct and separate from the views of journalists in the newsroom.

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AdvocateEditorialBoard commented on Victoria needs to act to break Suddenlink monopoly

Yes, we did speak with VEC. Yes, there are a variety of ways Victoria could promote competition for high-speed internet services. This editorial supports one that appears the most promising, but the overarching view is the city needs competition in this vital area. The members of the Advo…

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Mr. Gomez, guest columns all carry disclaimers identifying them as such. We appreciate the contributions of all our readers and seek only to be sure others understand the difference between personal opinion and the institutional voice of the newspaper. This distinction seems more importan…

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The new information presented in this story is the number of additional businesses that also received contracts with the county without any bidding or public discussion. The county commissioners have not yet announced they are resuming normal bidding practices, as required by state law, o…

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AdvocateEditorialBoard commented on Anti-abortion advocates line Navarro for annual rally

Thank you for your feedback. We do try hard to be neutral in our reporting on such issues. That is why the second graph of the story goes on to say "that's too close and too many ..." That is why we present people on both sides of the issue. We appreciate your feedback and will take the c…

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Thank you. We encourage you to contact your county commissioners and to submit a letter to the editor on the subject. This may be emailed to letters@vicad.com. You also could contact state. Rep. Geanie Morrison and/or state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst.


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This is what our "real" reporters and other journalists regularly accomplish. Thanks for reading.

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We are told some commissioners and the airport manager raised concerns internally before now. This came to public light because of the discussion at a public airport commission meeting.


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AdvocateEditorialBoard commented on Michael Cloud's friend playing golf

We have not published Mr. Schwarz's blog. This is similar to someone posting on Facebook. The person doing so is solely responsible for his comments there. Our ethics board did discuss Tuesday whether this violates our guidelines against posting inflammatory comment. Please stay tuned for…

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AdvocateEditorialBoard commented on Michael Cloud's friend playing golf

Our ethics board is meeting at noon Tuesday. We have added this issue to the agenda for conversation. We'll report back afterward. If you want to add your thoughts to why the newspaper should pull or remove this blog post, please let us know.


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AdvocateEditorialBoard commented on Michael Cloud's friend playing golf

This is a reader blog. Like reader comments, these thoughts and views are entirely the responsibility of the individual posting. They do not represent the views of the Victoria Advocate Editorial Board. We welcome a robust discussion of the issues, regardless of whether we agree or not. T…

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