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County Courthouse, courtesy Victoria Preservation, inc.
County Courthouse, courtesy Victoria Preservation, inc.
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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 itself  "a comprehensive online resource on more than 500 of America's Best Places to live, visit, work, play and explore." Programs like the city's Main Street Program, along with museums and it's 113 registered historic properties were cited as factors for the ranking. See the complete top 10 below.

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Photo Courtesy Texas Zoo
Photo Courtesy Texas Zoo
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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 do you think? Check out the story from the Victoria Advocate.

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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 off like something out of a movie.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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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. Fortunately, the few times my dog got out, he always returned after cruising the neighborhood, and marking every post and tree in sight.  Speaking of dogs getting lost, check out this hilarious bit from comedian Steven Wright.

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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.

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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 hold the damned thing together when the wind is blowing.

Is that too much to ask?

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This Judge (played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman) Would Agree that SOMEBODY owes me some damn money
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Lottery Mistake : Somebody’s Gotta Pay!!!

I'm not a big lawsuit guy. But in this case, if it were the Victoria Advocate, I'd be suing the crap out of them. Good thing the victoria Advocate never makes mistakes.

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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

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