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5 min ago | The Victoria Advocate

Schedule of Labor Day holiday closings

Automated garbage, curbside recycling, brush and yard waste will be collected as normal Labor Day.

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2 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

Man arrested on suspicion of threatening judge, assistant DA

Reed harassed, annoyed, alarmed and tormented Judge Robert C. Cheshire and Assistant District Attorney Johna Stallings on Aug. 26 by repeatedly calling them and leaving voicemails.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Victoria Housing Authority employee accused of theft

Dolores A. Garza, 59, of Inez, stole the money from June 2004 to December 2013, according to an indictment filed last week.

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Related Topix: Inez, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Victoria Advocate

Introducing a change to your Advocate

We at the Advocate are pleased to announce we will have a newly redesigned site that 's going to launch September 2. "The biggest reason for the change is because almost two-thirds of our online readers are viewing us via mobile or tablet," editor-in-chief Chris Cobler said.

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Related Topix: Goliad County, TX, Goliad, TX

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

6 hurt in Dallas house blast, Victoria house explosion investigation continues

The results of several reports about the home in the Oak Colony Estates are still pending, said Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Explosion, Victoria, TX

The Victoria Advocate

Three arrested with 70 pounds of marijuana

Victoria County Sheriff's Office deputies recovered 70 pounds of marijuana in a Monday morning traffic stop off of U.S. Highway 59. The drugs were found in a hidden compartment in the vehicle.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Falfurrias, TX

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Barge traffic sees growth at Port of Victoria

Set dates for budget hearings: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15; 1 p.m. Sept. 18; 10 a.m. Sept.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Eagle Ford, TX

The Victoria Advocate

Gonzales woman indicted for putting her name on boyfriend's winning lottery ticket

A Victoria grand jury returned an indictment last week on the 43-year-old Gonzales woman charging her with fraudulently claiming a lottery prize between $200 and $10,000.

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Related Topix: Gonzales, TX, Victoria, TX, Gonzales County, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Countywide

Goliad County sales tax revenue down from 2013

Goliad County received $44,497.19 in sales tax revenue in August. The amount is a 32.3 percent increase from the 33,637.53 taken in during the same period in 2013.

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Related Topix: Dewitt County, TX

The Victoria Advocate

Victoria man's death ruled suicide

If you have considered suicide or know someone who has, call the Gulf Bend Center's 24-hour suicide prevention hotline at 1-877-723-3422.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX, Suicide

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Countywide

Postcards take you on a trip through time

Tim Delaney photo Pam Wheat Stranahan, left, and Kam Wagert, of the Aransas County Historical Society, are dressed in early 1900s fashion to deliver a presentation on 19th and 20th century postcards.

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Related Topix: Aransas County, TX, Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Texas, Fulton, TX, Gonzales County, TX

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Class donates fans to centers

The Grace Presbyterian Church breakfast club Sunday school class donated 10 fans to the Victoria County Senior Citizens centers for the 2014 Beat the Heat Fan Drive.

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The Victoria Advocate

Money donated for fan drive

The Sistas Sat-Day Mornin' Sistas in Action Organization donated $600 to the Victoria County Senior Citizens centers to purchase 40 fans for the Beat the Heat 2014 Fan Drive.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

911 phone system has temporary outage

A temporary shortage in the 911 phone system caused several agencies within the Corpus Christi region to be unable to take calls, including Victoria.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX, Goliad County, TX

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Doctor: Pepper incompetent to stand trial for beating

The 53-year-old used to manage a golf club. Now, when he tries to do errands around the house, he's exhausted within an hour.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Victoria Advocate

Animal Control, rescue group develop play yard for animals up for adoption

With the help of an online fundraising website, Cole is giving animals housed at Victoria County Animal Control a chance to enjoy the dog days of summer.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Grass fire burns half acre of land at Port of Victoria

The fire started when embers from a welding site at the dock hit the grass, Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray said, noting dryness in the area.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Dacosta, TX

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Judge hears issues in case of men charged with illegally practicing medicine

Victoria County District Attorney Stephen Tyler asked on Monday to amend the indictments of two men charged with illegally practicing medicine in the region.

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The Victoria Advocate

Education Celebrations: With 1 week until school starts, be sure you're ready

One week from Monday, we start the 2014-15 school year. The teachers are back to school already, and soon, the students will be joining them.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Victoria City Corner: Civilian Fire Academy planned

If you have ever wondered how your fire department operates, what it's like to be a firefighter or paramedic or maybe just want to be more involved with your city, this class is for you.

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Related Topix: Fire

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