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1 hr ago | The Victoria Advocate

Officers receive training in cyber crimes

4 percent of 10-to-17 year olds online received an aggressive sexual solicitation where a solicitor asked to meet them somewhere, called them on the telephone or sent them offline mail, money or gifts.

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16 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

204 pounds of marijuana recovered

Fifty-three bundles of marijuana, weighing 183 pounds, were located in the fuel tank of a white Ford F-350 during a traffic stop Tuesday on U.S. Highway 59. A second traffic stop uncovered 21 more pounds of marijuana, totaling 204 pounds found.

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20 hrs ago | The Victoria Advocate

Victoria groups host fan drives

KAVU Channel 25 will begin collecting fans and monetary donations to purchase fans on Monday until the end of August alongside the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Crossroads sorghum harvesting off to good start; yields are high with no damage

Broomcorn is a variety of sorghum introduced to the U.S. by Ben Franklin for - you guessed it - making brooms.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

The Victoria Advocate

Victoria County Volunteer Fire Department receives new tanker truck

A $218,000 cost share grant from Texas A&M Forest Service helped purchase a new tanker truck at the Victoria County Volunteer Fire Department.

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The Victoria Advocate

Victoria County United Way Announces 2014 Campaign Kickoff & Day Of Caring

On Aug. 28, the Victoria County United Way kicks off its 2014 community campaign with its fourth annual Day of Caring.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Logjams ongoing problem in Victoria County

Approved $182,582 payment to Texas Department of Transportation in connection with a $1.825 million water construction project at Victoria Regional Airport.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Victoria, TX, Blanco, TX

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

City Corner: Victoria transportation survey available online

I recently saw a report about a survey that the Metropolitan Planning Organization is conducting on the subject of transportation.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX

The Victoria Advocate

Con: City, county agreements save money, reduce cost

Victoria County Commissioner Gary Burns said he has never considered moving to an emergency services district, but the idea has been discussed.

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Related Topix: Fire, Victoria, TX

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Ministry receives donation

As part of its 80th anniversary celebration, H-E-B recently contributed $5,000 to Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry to support the local nonprofit in providing food and services to those in need in Victoria County.

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The Victoria Advocate

Searching for election people

It may seem like a long time to election day in November but now is the time we could use help in finding responsible voters who are willing to serve as election officials for Victoria County.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Inez man acquitted of sexual assault of a child

Chantz Montana Alford was charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl he met on a social media site on Oct. 21, 2012.

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Related Topix: Inez, TX, El Campo, TX, Palacios, TX, Victoria, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Dance hall buff featured at book signing Saturday

The book, released June 9 through Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, is the first in a series on the state's historic dance halls.

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Related Topix: Texas, Goliad, TX, Twin Sisters, TX, Schulenburg, TX

The Victoria Advocate

Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry hosting raffle to raise funds for food, services

Victoria Christian Assistance Ministry is hosting a raffle to raise funds to provide food and other support services for those in need in Victoria County.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Victoria family worries about restarting after home damaged in car wreck

The American Red Cross has reached out to de la Cruz, providing a temporary three-day stay in a hotel, but the family can't help but wonder what will happen day four.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX

The Victoria Advocate

Cessna plane crash lands in Victoria

Officials knew at about 12:55 p.m. that the pilot was struggling to put down the landing gear at the nose of his Cessna 210, said Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Victoria, TX

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Pickup truck hits home; driver detained

The crash was reported about 10:35 p.m. at a home at 709 E. Warren Ave. in central Victoria.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Thank you to community for supporting efforts

On May 28, we had an incident out in the county that resulted in the death of a young mother and injured her infant daughter.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Victoria, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Prostitution case presented to Victoria grand jury

Several months after two cases were dismissed in federal court, the man who ran a Victoria spa that officials say was a ruse for a prostitution ring may face criminal charges again.

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Related Topix: Victoria, TX, Prison, Houston, TX

Courthouse News Service

Prison Transport Service Accused of Abuse

A private "prisoner transport service" kept a woman shackled and handcuffed in its van and denied her water during a sweltering two-day trip across Texas, the woman claims in court.

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Related Topix: Prison, Tarrant County, TX, McAllen, TX

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