The name is J.R. Ortega, and I have an insatiable passion for journalism and life itself.
I received my bachelors in journalism from The University of Texas-Pan American with a concentration in print and minor in English. At UTPA, I served as the editor in chief of The Pan American student newspaper. I also held an internship with Festiva at The Monitor and have held various freelance jobs.
I searched high and low through various newspapers across Texas and landed on the Victoria Advocate. I value the paper's dedication and journalistic ethic and hope I am able to provide Victoria and its surrounding community with a great dose of news.
Beyond the quality of the paper, I have taken an affinity to the city and its historical beauty and landscaping.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family, as most people do. On my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, creative fiction/non-fiction writing, paranormal activity, practicing piano and just living life and going on adventures that normally stay in the depths of my mind.