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  1. Texas man gets death sentence for slaying of 5-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 18 | The Victoria Advocate

    A West Texas jury has sentenced a man to death for the 2014 slaying of his then-girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter, who died after her throat was slit. The Tom Green County jury in San Angelo, Texas, deliberated about 10 hours before sentencing 27-year-old Isidro Miguel Delacruz.

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  2. 2 die in crash of small plane in Texas High PlainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | The Victoria Advocate

    A small experimental aircraft has crashed in the West Texas High Plains near the New Mexico border, killing both men aboard. Authorities say the single-engine Challenger II aircraft went down in a cornfield about 9 p.m. Sunday about 8 miles west of Friona, Texas.

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  3. Texas may see tornadoes to the east, more wildfires in westRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | The Victoria Advocate

    The National Weather Service is warning of tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds for eastern portions of Texas as emergency crews in the western part of the state battle wildfires amid forecasts of extreme fire danger. The NWS predicts severe weather beginning Friday afternoon for an area extending from eastern Texas up through the Midwest and into Michigan.

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  4. The Latest: Sessions says goal is lawful immigration systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | The Victoria Advocate

    Children from Anapra, Mexico, climb a section of the new border wall recently built near Santa Teresa, N.M., Monday, April 9, 2018. The head of the U.S. Border Patrol sector that includes part of West Texas and all of New Mexico said Monday he met with leaders of the New Mexico National Guard to begin discussions about what will be required and their capabilities.

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  5. The Latest: Critics gather ahead of Sessions' border addressRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | The Victoria Advocate

    Aaron Hull, chief patrol agent of the U. S. Customs and Border Protection's El Paso Sector, speaks where construction on a new segment of the border wall will be built, near Santa Teresa, N.M., Monday, April 9, 2018. Hull says the troops could help with air support, surveillance and repairs of infrastructure along the border so that Border Patrol agents have more time to enforce immigration law.

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  6. Sessions to address immigration at border sheriffs meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | The Victoria Advocate

    Aaron Hull, chief patrol agent of the U. S. Customs and Border Protection's El Paso Sector, speaks where construction on a new segment of the border wall will be built, near Santa Teresa, N.M., Monday, April 9, 2018. Hull says the troops could help with air support, surveillance and repairs of infrastructure along the border so that Border Patrol agents have more time to enforce immigration law.

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  7. West Texas children get up close look at, feel of trucksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | The Victoria Advocate

    "AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed," explained Jayna Hunter, the church children's director. "It comes from II Timothy 2:15, and it's about training children to serve the Lord."

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  8. Border Patrol: Wall in New Mexico to be 'serious structure'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | The Victoria Advocate

    This Jan. 18, 2018 photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows as existing wire mesh fence and a vehicle barrier near the Santa Teresa, N.M., port of entry. A new wall being constructed along a 20-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico as part of President Donald Trump's fight against drug trafficking and illegal immigration is being advertised as a "very serious structure" made of metal and concrete.

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  9. Work begins on new border wall in southern New MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | The Victoria Advocate

    Work is beginning along a 20-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico to replace existing vehicle barriers with a new bollard wall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials gathered Monday to mark the groundbreaking of the $73 million project at Santa Teresa near New Mexico's state line with Texas.

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  10. The Latest: New border wall detailed as 'serious structure'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 9 | The Victoria Advocate

    A new wall being constructed along a 20-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico is being advertised as a "serious structure" that is part of President Donald Trump's effort to secure the border. The bollard-style wall that will be installed over the next year west of the Santa Teresa port of entry will be at least 18 feet tall with a 5-foot plate at the top to prevent people from climbing over it.

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

    Friday Apr 6 | 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

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

    Thursday Apr 5 | 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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  13. Films to look out forRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | 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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  14. Texas man found guilty in slaying of 5-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 30 | 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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  15. Artist restoring West Texas murals honoring late wrestlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 30 | 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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  16. Texas school booster club to raffle semi-automatic weaponsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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