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Ham Radio Gaining New Respect
With smart phones, computers, and even landline telephones relying more and more on the Internet, what happens in a disaster that damages cell towers and other infrastructure?
Amateur radio operators spring into action. A method of communication--once thought to be dying off due to the increasing spe…
Top 15 Small Cities In Texas
Texans are known for being proud. We're proud of our state's history, its people and its current position as one of the leading economic powerhouses in the entire USA. We have six cities listed in the top 20 cities in the United States by population. But we also have some of the coolest, most charmi…
8 Common Mistakes People Make When Cooking Steak
Being a man (and one who lives in Texas at that), this is difficult for me to admit. But, here goes: when it comes to cooking steaks--whether I'm grilling outdoors or broiling in the oven--I just never seem to get it right. My wife Sweetie likes hers pretty rare, while I prefer medium-rare. Well, af…
Kyle Park, ‘Long Distance Relationship’ Video
Kyle Park is returning to Schroeder Hall this Saturday, May 17th. I'll have ticket info for the show at the end of this blog post. Kyle's new single, "Long Distance Relationship," is a beautifully-written song; but the accompanying video is sure to touch your hear, and ma…
Community Crime Prevention Education Classes
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
That statement also holds true when preventing crime. It is far easier to prevent crime than it is to recover from it.
In that spirit, the Victoria Police Department Crime Prevention Unit will soon be providing you an “ounce of prevention&CloseCur…
Music for Mass Consumption
As part of the Crossroads Community Band's 2014 Spring Concert Series, this concert will feature both the Victoria Civic Choir, under the direction of Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, and the Crossroads Community Band. The Show will be performed at the VISD Fine Arts Center (1002 Sam Houston Drive), on T…
Animal Clinic And Pet Adoption
Experience the love and joy of adopting a dog, cat, puppy or kitten into your home. Saturday, May 10, 2014, Adopt-A-Pet of Victoria will be offering an Animal Clinic and Pet Adoption event at 8215 Houston Hwy. starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a veterinarian on hand to administer vaccinations and…
Otter Training at the Texas Zoo
Playful, intelligent creatures makes otter training fun for Texas Zoo personnel and the otters. Come by and see some amazing feats of agility these cool critters do as well as learn why training is important. Tuesdays & Fridays, 12:00 p.m.
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Map: Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster
From tornadoes to wildfires, floods to hurricanes, Texas has its share of natural disasters. But, have you ever wondered where in the Lower 48 states one is least likely to encounter such calamities? Well, of course, a study was done to figure out the answer to that question. Check out this map, and…
Warrior’s Weekend and Field of Honor
A couple of powerful tribute events are coming to the Crossroads area in May. Warrior's Weekend and the Warrior's Weekend Field of Honor will pay tribute to those who have served our country in uniform, and those who have given the ultimate sacrifice of their lives in defense of this natio…
Annual Spring Fling Chili Cook-Off
Do you like it HOT?! Your chili, that is! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 31st and don't miss the annual Spring Fling Chili Cook-Off at the Colet Inn Bar & Grill (3023 Camp Colet Rd. in Victoria). Sponsored by VASA Pod (Victoria And Surrounding Areas Chili Organization), the event …
Mid Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference
The 2014 Mid-Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Victoria Community Center at 2905 East North Street in Victoria, Texas. Doors open and registration for the conference begins at 8:00 am. The conference Welcome starts at 8:45 am. The General Wrap-Up Ses…

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