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Crime Wave Hits Victoria
It's getting serious out there, folks. It's getting to where you can't turn on your TV or open the newspaper without seeing some kind of high-dollar organized crime activity. Here's just one example of what I'm talking about. These items appeared in this morning's Victo…
Victoria Makes Top 10 for Historic Preservation
Victoria certainly has a lot of history, and the pride shows everywhere you go. Just drive around on the historic homes tour, or take a look at some of the downtown businesses. According to the website Livability.com, the city ranks 10th for U.S. cities in historic preservation. The site calls itsel…
You Can Name the New Owls at the Texas Zoo
Did you hear about the new additions to the Texas Zoo? 2 baby owlets are now residing at the zoo in Riverside Park, and officials want your help in naming them. I say we give them some rock n’ roll names, like Lennon & McCartney, Slash and Axl, or Sharon & Ozzy. What…
Jam Fest Flash Mob [VIDEO]
Jam Fest was a rousing success in downtown Victoria over the weekend, with lots of events and attractions, and of course some great music. One event that caught people by surprise was a flash mob that happened in the middle of the events. The mob was made up of local dancers and friends, and it went…
Who Let the Dogs Out?
I'm always reading in the Victoria Advocate about people who lost their dog or cat. I also see signs posted around town with pictures of lost animals, on telephone poles, mailboxes, etc. I think most pet owners are responsible and don't let their animals run wild, but on occasion they do get out. Fo…
Victoria’s Brush with Infamy
The year was 1932 when a seemingly run-of-the-mill apartment complex was the site where a couple of notorious outlaws were reportedly seen making a car swap. The apartment was a 4-plex located at the corner of North Glass Street and West Stayton known as the Tracy Apartment building.
Hey, Newspaper…What Gives?
This is one of the more juvenile AND petty things I'm ever going to write about here. But I feel no shame. So I will proceed.

Can anyone give me a legitimate reason that News Paper publishers don't put staples in their newspapers? If not staples, SOMETHING. give me Something that will …
Is Gary Moses the King of All Media?
Okay.  Got your attention with that headline, didn't I?  Don't lie.  It made you want to go out and shake a Thousand people's hands.  This is not an article knocking one of Victoria's great statesmen.  This is simply voicing my displeasure of the &quo…