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Environment

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will partner with the Victoria Soil and Water Conservation District to host the 2014 annual Local Working Group meeting public meeting Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Man arrested after fighting with officers

Willie Arriazola was outside the CVS convenience store in the 2700 block of North Navarro Street when Victoria police officers tried to arrest him on a warrant, Sgt.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Inmates have right to newspapers

Most people held in a county jail are awaiting trial and are presumed innocent. County jails are not state prisons.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Victoria Advocate

Rural residents drill deeper, spend thousands for drinking water

The Victoria County Groundwater District wants to expand its water level monitoring network.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Thu Aug 28, 2014

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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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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