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6 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

Pepper arrested on suspicion of assaulting man outside store

A 52-year-old Victoria man is fighting for his life after being attacked Thursday morning near a convenience store.

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7 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

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Editor's note: Announcements of births in Victoria County are published as a free public service based on information from local hospitals.

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11 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

Gardeners' Dirt: Seven sites to see on upcoming Victoria Garden Tour

The immaculate gardens of Jim and Ginger Fagan surround their historic home inside garden gates in Old Victoria and include an arbor with water feature, cupola and more than 2,500 boxwood and azalea plants that bloom in red and white and line brick walkways.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Blotter: Sheriff's deputies searching for two who bailed out

Victoria County Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over a 2004 Ford F-250 southbound on U.S. Highway 59 early Tuesday morning when a plate check showed the vehicle was stolen, said Lt.

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The Victoria Advocate

Victoria man faces federal charge of sexual exploitation of children

Paul Tijerina, 29, is suspected of enticing or persuading a child between ages of 3 to 5 to engage in sexual conduct with him in photos and in a video that he saved and possibly transmitted on his Samsung Galaxy SIII cellphone from Dec. 13 to Jan. 3. A Victoria police detective analyzed the cellphone and found that Tijerina had installed an ... (more)

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Veterans Affairs seek support from Victoria County

County Judge Don Pozzi, a Vietnam veteran, would not promise financial support, but said he would personally support the VA in finding drivers.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Victoria, TX, Medicine, Nutrition

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Juveniles on probation learn they can make a difference

Youths participating in Global Youth Service Day in Victoria will continue their service through April 19 by partnering with Keep Victoria Beautiful.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

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A Victoria man was ultimately sentenced to a year in the county jail, the maximum punishment, earlier this month after a jury convicted him of driving while intoxicated a second time.

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

The Victoria Advocate

Gardeners' Dirt: If you plant it, they will come, and what a show it will be

Inside the main gate of Victoria Educational Gardens and to the right are the Butterfly Garden and Secret Garden, where the butterfly house is located.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Victoria, TX, Entomology

The Victoria Advocate

Rio Grande City man caught with 274 pounds of marijuana in car

A 22-year-old Rio Grande City man was arrested in Victoria after deputies found almost 300 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car.

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Related Topix: Rio Grande City, TX, Victoria, TX

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Corrections and Clarifications

The Advocate wants to correct promptly any error in fact or clarify any misleading information we publish.

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The Victoria Advocate

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Editor's note: Announcements of births in Victoria County are published as a free public service based on information from local hospitals.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Officials remind Texans to drive smart

Texas Department of Transportation officials kicked off its Be Smart, Drive Smart campaign in Victoria on Tuesday.

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The Victoria Advocate

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Debt can be good when planned properly

Debt is a word most people prefer to avoid. Unfortunately, in today's society, debt is often a necessary part of doing business.

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The Victoria Advocate

Sheriff's deputies detain 1 in narcotics search warrant

One man has been detained after a home in the 1400 block of North DeLeon Street was raided late Monday night.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Capital murder cases cost Victoria County

Approved memorandum of understanding between the sheriff's office in Victoria and Matagorda counties for use of Victoria County's patrol ... Approved memorandum of understanding between the sheriff's office in Victoria and Matagorda counties for use of Victoria County's patrol boat The county has spent $194,617 on indigent representation for the ... (more)

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Work zone safety focus of statewide campaign

With 84 percent of 2013 work zone fatalities being motorists rather than workers, the Texas Department of Transportation kicks off its Be Safe.

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The Victoria Advocate

Smaller and Important Elections

The deadline for registering to vote in the May 10th General Election is Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Farmers Market meeting to cover organic gardening

The Victoria County Farmers' Market Association will host its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Victoria 4-H Activity Center, 259 Bachelor Drive.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Victoria, TX

The Victoria Advocate

Driver arrested in 3-county high-speed chase

Dalton Gene Kellis, 38, was arrested just before 6 a.m. on suspicion of evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and driving with an invalid license with previous convictions.

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Related Topix: Hallettsville, TX, Lavaca County, TX, Dewitt County, TX

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