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  1. West Texas oil, gas growth means more electricity neededRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    In West Texas, an oil and gas drilling rush has overwhelmed local roadways, housing supplies and a limited pipeline network. Now, the shale boom is straining the region's electric grid, which was designed to handle a fraction of the power needed by the oil and gas producers that dominate the West Texas economy. 2 comments

  2. not Real News: No restitution order against ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    An online story falsely claims that the U.S. Supreme Court denied former President Barack Obama's appeal of an alleged $400 million restitution order. The Associated Press previously debunked a similar false story that claimed Obama has been ordered to pay the "restitution" to the United States for money supposedly lost in a transaction with "hard-liners" in Iran.

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  3. Films to look out forRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    The Victoria TX Independent Film Festival will be screening over 80 films from Thursday through Sunday. You can go to the VTXIFF website for full synopsis and showtimes.

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  4. Texas man found guilty in slaying of 5-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A West Texas man has been found guilty in the 2014 slaying of his then-girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter, who died after her throat was slit. The San Angelo Standard-Times reports a jury found 27-year-old Isidro Miguel Delacruz guilty of capital murder Thursday in the death of Naiya Villegas.

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  5. Artist restoring West Texas murals honoring late wrestlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Eleven years ago, Eric Dubitsky was one of four artists selected to paint murals with a theme of "El Paso Through My Eyes" on Lincoln Park columns. The El Paso Times reports Dubitsky, a big fan of wrestling, chose to honor El Paso's own Eddie Guerrero as his subject.

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  6. Texas school booster club to raffle semi-automatic weaponsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A West Texas high school booster club plans a fund-raising raffle that will include as prizes two semi-automatic weapons similar to one used in a recent school shooting. Kevin Woelfel is president of the booster club for the Cooper High School band in Lubbock.

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  7. Rig Count for week ending March 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    The rig count includes the number of active drilling rigs in Victoria, Goliad, Gonzales, Calhoun, Jackson, Bee, Refugio, DeWitt, Lavaca, Wharton, Karnes and Matagorda counties. Price per barrel figures are provided from New York by the Associated Press and reflect the cash F.O.B. price of West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark grade of U.S. crude oil.

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  8. not Real News: No court order for Obama to pay $400 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    An online story falsely claims a federal appeals court ordered former President Barack Obama to pay $400 million in "restitution" to the United States for money supposedly lost in a transaction with "hard-liners" in Iran. The Daily World Update article cites a nonexistent West Texas Federal Appeals Court for the 33rd District; there is no federal appeals court in Texas.

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  9. not Real News: a look at what didn't happen this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Recovery operations continue Saturday morning, March 17, 2018, at the site of the Florida International University-Sweetwater University bridge in the Miami area that collapsed during construction earlier in the week. FILE - In this Thursday, March 15, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel respond after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in Miami.

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  10. Abilene officer serving warrant fatally shoots suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A West Texas officer has fatally shot a suspect who police say pulled a gun while being served with a warrant related to indecency with a child. Abilene police Sgt.

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  11. Man charged in slaying of West Texas woman, body in dumpsterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A driver detained following a traffic stop has been charged in the slaying of a West Texas woman whose body was found in a trash bin. Tom Green County jail records show 30-year-old Andres Ramirez was being held Thursday on a murder charge in the shooting death of 24-year-old Camille Garcia of San Angelo.

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  12. Complaint: Texas school official stole more than 130 iPadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A criminal complaint alleges that the chief technology officer for a West Texas school district stole more than 130 digital tablets from the district that he later tried to sell. The complaint filed by the El Paso County sheriff's office accuses 37-year-old Philip Andrew Acosta of using his position with the Clint Independent School District to steal the iPads.

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  13. Police in West Texas town shoot, kill stabbings suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Littlefield police say an officer shot and killed the suspect Wednesday after he refused commands to drop the knife and allegedly tried to attack officers. Police in Littlefield, a town of about 6,000 located 30 miles northwest of Lubbock, didn't immediately release the suspect's name or a possible motive for the stabbings.

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  14. ACLU sues Trump administration to stop family separationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Friday accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. The lawsuit follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who the group said was taken from her mother "screaming and crying" and placed in a Chicago facility.

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  15. Why is Ted Cruz - given name Rafael - picking on nicknames?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Sen. Ted Cruz smiled Wednesday when an interviewer noted the contradiction between Cruz deriding his election opponent for going by a nickname and Cruz himself using a nickname. Shortly after the polls closed Tuesday in Texas' first-in-the-nation primary, Cruz tweeted a 60-second country jingle targeting his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso.

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  16. Immigration agents arrest 23 across New Mexico, West TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Federal agents arrested 23 people on suspicion of being in the country illegally as they served notices of employment audits to over 100 businesses in New Mexico and west Texas, immigration officials said Monday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made the arrests over the past week, according to an email from agency regional spokeswoman Nina Pruneda.

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  17. 4 teens charged with defacing West Texas public art muralsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Police say three men and a woman have been charged with defacing religious murals in a West Texas public art display known as Paintbrush Alley. San Angelo police on Monday announced the arrest of three 18-year-old suspects, plus a 19-year-old man, on criminal mischief charges after several murals were found defaced last month.

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  18. Mountain lion rarely seen in North Texas killed on highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    State wildlife officials are hoping a necropsy will help them figure out how a large mountain lion wound up in a North Texas county where it was struck and killed by a car. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say it's the first mountain lion spotted in Palo Pinto County in at least 15 years.

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  19. US awards $73M contract for border wall work in New MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    The U.S. government has awarded a Montana-based company a contract worth more than $73 million to design and build replacement fencing along 20 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico, officials confirmed Wednesday. Existing vehicle barriers west of the Santa Teresa port of entry will be replaced with taller bollard-style barriers under the contract awarded in January to Barnard Construction Co.

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  20. Texas is home to three species of bluebirds 6 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Did you know we have three species of bluebirds in Texas? In the eastern half of the state, we have breeding eastern bluebirds, and in the western part of the state, we have breeding western bluebirds. They are very pretty birds with blue heads, backs, wings and tails and rufous on their breasts, but western bluebirds also have a little bit of rufous color on their upper back, which is how you can distinguish the two.

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