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3 Minutes of Texas History from The History Channel
How long have you lived in the Lone Star state? How much Texas history do you know? I've lived here 22 years and needless to say, I don't know much about our great state. Check out this short video from The History Channel "Bet You Didn't know...
Popeye The Sailor Man First Debuted Right Here in Victoria
In January of 1929, an artist named Elzie Crisler Segar developed a comic strip called "Thimble Theater" which featured a character named Popeye.  Popeye was a one-eyed, 34-year-old (born in a typhoon in Santa Monica, California), semi-deformed-looking sailor with a severe spe…
Historic Battleship Texas was on the Verge of Sinking
The Battleship Texas floating monument was almost not floating anymore according to officials.  Park authorities shut down the monument "until further notice" after crews came in Monday morning and noticed a 15 degree tilt to the main hull of the ship...
South Texas Company Let’s You Drive Tanks and Blow Stuff Up
If you've always wanted to take your frustrations out by firing one of those huge guns on a tank.....well....you're in luck. They'll even let you drive it too!
DriveTanks.com has set up shop on an 18,000 acre ranch in Uvalde, TX (about 2 hours west of San Antonio) and allows you all th…
Jurassic Quest Returning to Victoria
Last year was a resounding success and this year looks to be even bigger as Jurassic Quest returns to Victoria January 20-22 at the Victoria Community Center.
Jurassic Quest is the largest dinosaur event in North America and brings along with it over 80 animatronic, life-sized dinosaurs and takes you…
Victoria Founder Historical Marker Dedication Set for Saturday
Martin de Leon is known as the founder of the city of Victoria and Victoria County, and he'll be honored tomorrow (Saturday June 4) with the dedication of a historical marker in Port Lavaca.
The marker, which will be unveiled aat the Bauer Exhibit Building at Six mile Park, will be unveiled at 1…

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