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  1. US Rep: Truck passed checkpoint 2 hours before discoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WBT-AM Charlotte

    ... said Jeff Vaden, a former federal prosecutor who helped oversee the prosecution of a 2003 smuggling attempt in Victoria, Texas, in which 19 people died. Many of the more than 50 immigrants who survived that attempt "were able to identify the people ...

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  2. US Rep: Truck passed checkpoint 2 hours before discoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

    ... said Jeff Vaden, a former federal prosecutor who helped oversee the prosecution of a 2003 smuggling attempt in Victoria, Texas, in which 19 people died. Many of the more than 50 immigrants who survived that attempt "were able to identify the people ...

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  3. Changes to facilities included in proposed VISD bond 46 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

    As part of Victoria Independent School District's $141.2 million bond proposal during a partnership meeting Tuesday, a state-of-the-art multi-activity complex would include a new football stadium with an eight-lane competition track, baseball and softball stadiums, a field house, a practice field, a walking trail, an updated ROTC building and resurfaced tennis courts for a cost of $35 million. "It's a wonderful opportunity to show everybody that Victoria has the courage to dream big," said Superintendent Robert Jaklich on Tuesday.

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  4. StromanRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

    Victoria school district's proposed bond goes beyond helping students and invests in the community by attracting potential businesses and industries to the Crossroads, business leaders said Monday. "When prospective employers come to Victoria to think about locating here, they're going to look at the school system - that's one of the first things they look at," said Peter McNally, Victoria Business and Education Coalition program director.

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  5. Blotter 34 minutes ago ARRESTED - VICTORIA - A 52-year-old Karnes...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

    A 52-year-old Karnes City man by officers July 24 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance less than 4 grams, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams and a Class C misdemeanor. - VICTORIA - Thomas Wayne Handy, 43, of Santa Fe, by deputies July 24 on warrants charging him with a violation of probation in a credit card or debit card abuse case, violation of probation in a theft of property less than $100,000 case and two bench warrants.

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  6. Survivors of Texas Truck Where 10 Immigrants Died Seek to Trade Testimony for VisasRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Voice of America

    ... immigrant-smuggling case in U.S. history, when 19 people died after traveling in an 18-wheeler truck through Victoria, Texas, in 2003. Temporary visas for about 40 people aboard that truck helped U.S. prosecutors charge more than a dozen people with ...

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  7. The migrants who died in misery last weekend won't be the lastRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... a 7-year-old boy and a 91-year-old man, were found dead from heat and asphyxiation in the back of a truck in Victoria, Tex. It is to be hoped that state and federal authorities will sweep up the traffickers responsible for this outrage in San ...

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  8. Charged truck driver part of larger human smuggling organization: officialRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    ... said Jeff Vaden, a former federal prosecutor who helped oversee the prosecution of a 2003 smuggling attempt in Victoria, Texas, in which 19 people died. Many of the more than 50 immigrants who survived that attempt "were able to identify the people ...

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  9. Goliad man charged in Dec. 6 fatality 40 minutes ago A Goliad man has ...Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

    A Goliad man has been charged with criminal negligent homicide for a Dec. 6 fatal car crash in Victoria County. Billy Samuel Kirk, 52, of Goliad, was charged with the death of Donald Curtis Riggs, who was a passenger in a truck Kirk was driving.

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  10. Food service inspections 43 minutes ago The Victoria County Public...Read the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

    The Victoria County Public Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects places where food is served in Victoria, DeWitt, Jackson and Calhoun counties. In the inspection reports, each violation in the Priority items 1-20 is 3 demerits; Priority Foundation items 21-33 are 2 demerits; and Core items are 1 demerit.

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  11. African dust in Texas expected to dissipate by mid-weekRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... daily PM2.5 AQI into the "Moderate" range primarily in parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Tyler-Longview, and Victoria areas. Elsewhere in the state, moderate winds and/or lower incoming background levels should help to keep air quality in the ...

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  12. Daughters want answers after father dies in chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Victoria Advocate

    The daughters of a Victoria native who died during a high-speed pursuit with Edna police officers are tracing their father's last moments and demanding answers from authorities. A Jackson County grand jury that met July 11 also declined to charge officers after a presentation by Edna Police Chief Clint Wooldridge, he said.

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  13. VISD proposes $141.2M bond election 19 minutes agoRead the original story

    Monday | The Victoria Advocate

    Victoria Independent School District will ask voters in the fall to approve a $141.2 million bond proposal that will replace four schools, renovate 17 others and establish a multi-activity complex. "The VISD bond planning proposal has an opportunity to not only value what is currently happening in our schools but will allow the opportunities for our students to be successful for many years to come," Superintendent Robert Jaklich said Monday.

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  14. Doggett exploits dead MexicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | American Thinker

    ... are people who survived." In May 2003, 19 people died when they were abandoned in a trailer at a truck stop in Victoria, Texas. The truck driver, Tyrone Mapletoft Williams, was convicted and is serving a sentence of nearly 34 years. Naturally, we ...

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  15. Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to USRead the original story

    Yesterday | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The gruesome discovery of a tractor-trailer full of dozens of dead and suffocating people outside a San Antonio Walmart this week drives home an unsettling truth: Smuggling people inside boxes not meant for animals works. The striking similarities with the discovery of 19 dead bodies in 2003 in a tractor-trailer that stopped in Victoria, Texas, shows that smugglers are relying on a durable business model.

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  16. Immigrants Nearly Killed by Heat Now Face Threat of ICERead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | TheDailyBeast.com

    ... Homan had investigated a similar tragedy 14 years ago. "I personally worked on a tragic tractor-trailer case in Victoria, Texas, in 2003 in which 19 people were killed as a result of the smugglers' total indifference to the safety of those smuggled ...

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  17. Incumbent DA announces re-election bid (w/video) 7 hours from nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Victoria Advocate

    ... construction from Texas A&M University - EXPERIENCE: He has served more than 15 years as district attorney in Victoria County. Before first taking office in 2007, he spent more than a decade as an officer in the U.S. Army Airborne Rangers - ...

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  18. Daughters want answers after father dies in chase 42 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Victoria Advocate

    The daughters of a Victoria native who died during a high-speed pursuit with Edna police officers are tracing their father's last moments and are demanding answers from authorities. A Jackson County grand jury, which met July 11, also declined to charge officers after a presentation by Edna Police Chief Clint Wooldridge, he said.

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  19. Victoria police to serve tables for Special Olympics 19 minutes ago...Read the original story

    Monday | The Victoria Advocate

    Victoria police officers will serve supper for a good cause during the Tip A Cop Night, a Special Olympics Texas fundraiser. Officers will serve tables and collect tip money from patrons, from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Texas Roadhouse.

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  20. Nine People Found Dead in Truck in Walmart Parking LotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | News Max

    ... end in tragedy. In one of the worst cases on record in the U.S., 19 immigrants locked inside a stifling rig died in Victoria, Texas, in 2003. Based on initial interviews with survivors of the San Antonio tragedy, more than 100 people may have been ...

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