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Breaking: Two bodies found inside home on Jecker St
VPD's attempts to contact the individuals inside of the home were unsuccessful and, at 9:15 this evening, a VPD SWAT team entered the home.
Victoria resident Brent Carter announces bid for mayor
Victoria resident and longtime insurance agent Brent Carter announced Friday he will run for mayor in May’s election.Carter, whoannounced his candidacyin a news release Friday morning, is the first person to announce a bid for mayor in the 2019 election.Paul Polasek, the current mayor of Victoria, h
2 dead at North Jecker home
Two people were dead Friday night after gunshots were reported in the 2100 block of North Jecker Street.Victoria police and SWAT members were deployed to the residence about 5:52 p.m., said Lt. Eline Moya, police spokeswoman.About 9:15 p.m., SWAT entered the home and discovered two bodies. Any infor
Immigration officials take custody of 2 men after Goliad bailout
Goliad County sheriff’s deputies detained two men who are suspected of being in the country illegally after a bailout in Goliad on Thursday afternoon.The two men, who claimed to be from Mexico, were then handed over to federal immigration agents, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office.
Victoria public housing residents displaced by nighttime fire
A day after fire displaced residents from a Victoria public housing apartment building, at least two units remained uninhabitable.Nevertheless, on Tuesday the occupants of four units were able to return to their residences, saidBrandy Hilbrich, executive director for theVictoria Housing Authority.Ab
Fire marshal: Boy accidentally caused fire at abandoned Victoria County mobile home
Several fire departments battled an intense fire Tuesday night that consumed the remains of a Harvey-damaged mobile home on a rural property in south Victoria County."It was a big fire," said Victoria County Fire Marshal Richard Castillo.Firefighters from departments in Victoria, Da Costa, Bloomingt
Why Texas is the best place to live in America right now
Frisco, Texas, is the best place to live in America right now, but the rest of the Lone Star State isn’t far behind.
Downtown Victoria is worth the investment
Victoria’s downtown has endless potential, and there are many people who look at the empty buildings and imagine the possibilities that would benefit their business concepts and the city’s economic strength.On a recent weekday, a group of people toured some of the structures downtown available for s
Liberal-minded women more likely to claim they've been sexually harassed
Editor, the Advocate:It has dawned on me that conservative ladies must be either unappealing, unattractive or downright ugly.
Victoria firefighters save Boris the hamster
Luzdayanna, 8, and Samuel Gutierrez watched with wide eyes as smoked flowed from their apartment complex.
Victoria police seek public's help to identify individuals
On Saturday evening, officers responded to multiple robberies across the city, Senior Police Officer David Brogger, department spokesman, said in a news release.
Formosa fined for environmental violations
Formosa Plastics Corp. was recently fined more than $20,000 for not reporting by deadline that it had released contaminants into the air in 2015 and for failing to prevent a similar release the following year.Formosa got $4,025 of its fine deferred for expediting a settlement with the state, and an
Police: "Multiple victims" in Maryland shooting
PERRYMAN, Md. --Authorities are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland, just south of Aberdeen,CBS Baltimore reports.
This Video Of Matthew McConaughey At The Texas Game Is Going Viral
McConaughey graduated from the University of Texas, and he’s known for attending their football games from time to time. Well, the Longhorns gave him something to cheer about last week, as they won 37-14 over USC.
Victoria Ballet Theatre's 'Boundless' a diverse celebration of body, movement
TheVictoria Ballet Theatre‘s first show of the season is sure to make a balletomane or enthusiast out of anyone.The production called “Boundless” is a mixed repertory of classical and contemporary pieces highlighting the talent of the Victoria company.About 45 dancers, ranging from age 10 to adult,
More attention to traffic law enforcement needed
Editor, the Advocate:The Victoria Police Department is one of the best in Texas. Under Chief Craig's leadership, Victorians have seen a significant decrease in major crime and gang violence. However, traffic enforcement seems to have taken a back seat.More attention to traffic law monitoring and enf
$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas
1 of 5 This image provided by the Webb County Sheriff's Office shows Juan David Ortiz, a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who was jailed Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, on a $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women. Ortiz was nabbed early Saturday after a string of violence ag
Victoria juvenile accused of killing teen could get much lighter sentence
A 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting another Victoria teen in August could face a 99-year prison sentence if prosecuted as an adult or as few as 10 years of probation if he stays in juvenile court.Although prosecutors have not yet determined how to proceed, Assistant District Attorney Christian
Madden shooting survivor dies in car crash in Texas
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A Texas man who survived a mass shooting during a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, last month died Sunday in a car crash. Ryen Aleman, 25, of Robstown, Texas, died in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, said Sgt. Nathan Brandley, a spokesman for the Texas Departm
Airport, Texas Mile bring entertainment, business to Crossroads
After months of negotiations, it appears the Texas Mile and the Victoria Regional Airport are close to a new contract for the popular timed speed trial event, The Texas Mile.After the last event in March, Lenny Llerna, the airport’s executive director, sent J&S Matus Inc., owners of the Texas Mile,a