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  1. Correction: Corpus Christi man places third in photo contest's landscape categoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | The Victoria Advocate

    Fred Trimeyer, of Corpus Christi, placed third with his photo titled "Tree Line" in the landscape category of the Victoria Photography Club's annual contest. Carolyn Morehead, of Yorktown, received honorable mention for her photo titled "Hen Egg at Sunset."

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  2. Shooting for the stars brings home top honors in photo contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | The Victoria Advocate

    A special trip to a West Texas ranch to photograph the Milky Way has paid off for Yorktown photographer Carolyn Morehead. Her photo titled "Milkyway at Camp 5" won best of show in the Victoria Photography Club's annual photo contest and exhibit.

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  3. At least 27 rescued after flash flood hits West Texas parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 12 | The Victoria Advocate

    At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio. The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office says on its social media that the 27 were rescued from high water Sunday at Chalk Bluff Park, about 15 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas.

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  4. Lawmakers: Migrant teen tent city to stay open another monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | The Victoria Advocate

    Texas lawmakers say they have been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open another month. State Reps.

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  5. West Texas commissioner pleads guilty in bribery schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 4 | The Victoria Advocate

    Authorities say Presidio County Precinct 3 Commissioner Lorenzo Padilla Hernandez took bribes to favor a document management system contractor. During a court hearing Friday in Midland, Hernandez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and deprivation of honest services.

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  6. Xcel dedicates transmission line linking New Mexico, TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | The Victoria Advocate

    Xcel Energy has finished the first segment of a $400 million transmission project that will deliver power from a hub in West Texas to southeastern New Mexico's booming oil and gas region. The company says the rapid growth of energy development in New Mexico happened in an area with few major transmission lines.

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  7. Mexican journalist seeking asylum released from US detentionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | The Victoria Advocate

    In this Jan. 30, 2009, file photo, Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez Soto smiles as he listens to attorney Carlos Spector speak during a news conference in El Paso, Texas. Gutierrez, detained in a remote West Texas immigration facility while asking the U.S. government for asylum, was released from detention Thursday night, July 26, 2018.

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  8. 'We don't Tip Terrorist' message a hoax, restaurant now saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | The Victoria Advocate

    A waiter at a Texas steakhouse who said a customer wrote a racist message on a receipt now says he made up the story. Last week, Saltgrass Steak House in the West Texas city of Odessa said it banned a customer who reportedly wrote "We don't Tip Terrorist" on a receipt left for server Khalil Cavil.

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  9. Fire passes through Texas plant, fails to ignite explosivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | The Victoria Advocate

    A tiny West Texas community was evacuated when a grass fire threatened an explosives plant. The Texas A&M Forest Service says the fire burned through the plant without damaging the explosives.

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  10. Texas community evacuated when fire neared explosives plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | The Victoria Advocate

    A tiny West Texas community was evacuated when a grass fire threatened an explosives plant. The Texas A&M Forest Service says the fire burned through the plant without damaging the explosives.

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  11. West Texas house fire leaves 2 dead, cause of blaze soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 20 | The Victoria Advocate

    The Abilene Fire Department responded to a structure fire shortly before 2 a.m. Friday. A city statement says fire crews arrived to find smoke coming from the residence.

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  12. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than everRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | The Victoria Advocate

    In this image from video made available by Blue Origin, the company's New Shepard capsule lands during a test in West Texas on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Once its booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to 74 miles as part of a safety system intended to save lives once customers _ including space tourists _ climb aboard for suborbital hops.

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  13. West Texas woman charged with capital murder for baby deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A 19-year-old West Texas woman has been jailed and held on $250,000 bond on a capital murder charge for the death of her 3-month-old daughter. Deputies were summoned to an Odessa hospital on April 16 after the unresponsive baby was brought for treatment.

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  14. VC president knows firsthand about benefits of community collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Victoria College President Dr. David Hinds figured he would seek a career in the oilfields of West Texas straight out of high school. But the bust of the 1980s necessitated an alternate plan.

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  15. Charges dropped against Texas woman in deaths of parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Charges have been dismissed against a woman in the 2016 shooting deaths of her parents after her brother pleaded guilty to the West Texas killings. Grace McDonald was released Friday after prosecutors cited insufficient evidence.

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  16. Remains found in Texas are those of 2 missing Puerto RicansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A West Texas sheriff says remains found early this year in a rural pit are those of two young Puerto Ricans missing since 2015. Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said Friday that DNA tests determined the remains were those of 20-year-old John Iglesia-Alvarez and 19-year-old Ashley Cruz-Rodriguez, who both were shot.

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  17. Texan gets 70 years for strangling girlfriend with shoelaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A West Texas man convicted of using a shoelace to strangle his girlfriend has been sentenced to 70 years in prison. Justin Bennett of Abilene was convicted Thursday of murder in the January 2017 death of Meagan Dearman.

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  18. Mom says Texas officer choked boy before aiming gun at kidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    Court documents obtained Monday reveal inconsistencies between a police account and a viral video that shows a West Texas officer pointing a gun at a group of children before arresting a teenager recording the confrontation. The video, which has been viewed millions of times online, shows an El Paso officer briefly pointing his weapon at a group of boys.

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  19. Texas officer pulling gun on kids prompts reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A West Texas police officer's actions are being reviewed after he was captured on video pointing his gun at a group of children during an arrest. The El Paso Times reports the unidentified officer has been placed on desk duty while officials investigate whether he violated police department policies.

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  20. Lawmaker: Tent shelter for migrant teens open indefinitelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2018 | The Victoria Advocate

    A state senator says he's been told the temporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open indefinitely. Texas Democratic Sen. Jose Rodriguez told the El Paso Times that he toured the Tornillo facility Friday morning.

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