Jon Wilcox


Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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The Crossroads Strings orchestra took rehearsals outside to stay safe from COVID-19 after months of hiatus. Members were eager to play together again.

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Thanks for asking about this. This caption should have read a third vehicle may have been involved in the crash with the two motorcycles.


Thank you! Our latest story on this has corrected this information.


jwilcox commented on First day of school: Sleepy Head

Hahaha i feel like it never gets easier :)


Thank you Mr Wilson for pointing this out.

I try to avoid descriptions of race when they are very broad like that. My position is that race is very complex, and it's oversimplifying to describe someone's appearance or voice as Hispanic. What does that me…


Do plants only use scents to attract pollinators? Why do pine trees smell like they do?


Great question! sheriff's officials tell me that Garza will in fact spend an entire year in the county jail because a safety requirement to segregate him from other inmates means he won't be able to accrue any time for good behavior.


No one has reported the dog actually biting them, but many people in the neighborhood think the dog is nevertheless dangerous.


jwilcox commented on Ganado teens hurt in wreck

Good question! We like to report that a crash is still under investigation because that means that citations or charges could still be handed down. A lot of times, the Texas Department of Public Safety takes days or weeks to fully figure out what happened to cause it. This is different than …



Except then he added “Yeah, and when I’m all grown up like you then I can drink Diet Coke and wine.”

Positive role modeling. Nailed it.


Thank you for speaking up about Brussels sprouts. These under-enjoyed vegetables are delicious and deserve to be eaten by more people! My personal favorite is olive oil and light salt on a sheet pan in the oven. Mmmmmm

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