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    You can still get Fricke Saturday

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    If you missed country music legend Janie Fricke's performance at the Victoria Community Center Friday night, there is another opportunity to meet her Saturday. Fricke will be at Lack's, 5802 N. Navarro St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1, showing off ...

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    Got stuff?

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    If you have items around the house or garage that you have been meaning to get rid of, consider donating them to Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) for its annual garage sale in mid-September. The three-day event helps the 25-year-old ...

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    Need a helping hand?

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    One would think each and every nonprofit agency, group or organization could use all the help it could get. We thought so, too. Thus when we began the Helping Hands series almost a year ago, we thought it would be ...

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    Bowling for BowWow and Kitty, too

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) is seeking lane sponsors for its Pins for PAWS event on Thursday, July 22. That night from 6 to 10 p.m. bowling at Woodlawn Bowl, 1326 E. Red River St., is $3 per game including ...

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    About the animals

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Pets are Worth Saving (PAWS) is inviting its members and other interested persons to the Victoria County Commissioners Court meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday. The agenda includes a discussion of the animal shelter's hours and disposal policies. After that ...

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    Hot Diggity Dog!

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    So, you think your dachshund is fast? You can prove it -- and win prizes -- on Thursday, June 3 before the Victoria Generals baseball game at Riverside Park. The Generals, in conjunction with the Dorothy O'Connor Pet Adoption Center, ...

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    You can be a hero

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    You can be a hero without leaping over tall buildings in a single bound or putting your life on the line to save others. The annual Heroes Campaign for the American Red Cross is underway and becoming a hero is ...

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    Help stamp out hunger

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Remember to put out non-perishable food items in a bag at your mailbox today. Letter carriers will collect them and get them to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent in Victoria or to local food pantries in the counties ...

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    Dancing and singing for good causes

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    Friday and Saturday night the 65th State Convention of Catholic War Veterans features dances at the CWV Hall, 1007 South Main St.. Friday's dance starts at 8 p.m. and features the Bandalero Band. Cost is $5. Saturday's dance begins at ...

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    Volunteers are backbone of nonprofits

    By SonnyLong in Helping Hands

    When I was assigned to the nonprofit beat a year or so ago, I thought I knew what I'd fine. After all, I was familiar with the larger organizations we all know about -- the Red Cross, American Cancer Society, ...

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