Latest Victoria Advocate Stories

2008-07-14 06:00:00

By David Tewes, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jul. 14--The cause of prolonged, damaging floods on the Guadalupe River has sparked heated debates for years.

2008-07-10 06:00:00

By Tara Bozick, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jul. 10--For a fast-moving water system, the Edwards Aquifer provides plenty of water when the rain falls. But in times of drought, the health of humans and endangered species hangs in the balance.

2008-06-30 18:02:40

By BJ Lewis, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jun. 30--Classic rock of the future is what Rod Black calls the sound that he and fellow members of Jet Black Stare will bring to the Riverside Convention Center. Also playing the Thursday show will be Endeverafter with Shinedown headlining the show.

2008-06-30 06:02:23

By Tara Bozick, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jun. 30--GREEN LAKE --A floating green mass threatened to block the passage of the delta landowner's boat down river. "Here's another blockage," Gene Colville said, pointing at the 120 feet of growth spreading across the Guadalupe River from both banks.

2008-06-20 06:00:28

By Christina Burke, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jun. 20--GOLIAD --A Rockport man is wanted in connection with a copper theft ring operating in Goliad County. Alton Todd Lockaby, 21, listed as the county sheriff's department's most wanted man, is on the run, Sheriff Robert De La Garza said.

2008-06-18 06:00:10

By Victoria Advocate, Texas Jun. 18--The Victoria Bach Festival returns June 15-20 and tickets are now on sale for performances throughout the week.

2008-06-14 18:00:00

By Allison Miles, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jun. 14--More than half of area residents surveyed favor a proposed nuclear energy plant coming to Victoria County, according to a Nuclear Energy for Texans poll.

2008-03-11 06:00:25

By Victoria Advocate, Texas Mar. 11--A 38-year-old Brazoria County man is dead in what police are calling an accidental drowning Saturday in Port O'Connor. Michael Robert Chaney and two friends were visiting at Sunday Beach on the day of the incident. Plans were to fish that night, B.B.

2007-09-06 06:10:00

One way to reduce the amount of plastic in our landfills might be to reuse plastic bottles, but that option carries its own health concerns. Some are concerned a reused bottle may leach chemicals into the water.

2007-01-28 21:00:27

By Barry Halvorson, Victoria Advocate, Texas Jan. 28--EAST BERNARD -- After years of dealing with twin daughters with cancer and associated financial problems, Monica Kubena is still bowled over at living a life most people would call normal.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.