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    Good memories

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    Austin was home about 10 of the 13 years I was away from Victoria. When I returned in May to work for The Victoria Advocate, I became Calhoun County ranging reporter in addition to covering the health beat and a ...

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    Port O’Connor teenager hopes to help children

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    Adriana Carriles, 13, and her mother Tonya Carriles, of Port O’Connor, enjoyed lunch at McDonald’s on Thursday. As a ranging reporter, I was in Port Lavaca for a couple of interviews, so I stopped by the busy restaurant chain to ...

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    Holidays are reminder to be thankful

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    In October, I attended the 19th Annual Balloon Release hosted by Compassionate Friends of Victoria in the Rose Garden at Riverside Park. Area residents gathered to honor their lost loved ones in an intimate ceremony that included prayer, music and ...

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    Will lawmmakers embrace complementary medicine?

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    I composed an article, which publishes Dec. 22, about a local woman who uses integrative medicine to battle peritoneal cancer. In addition to taking nutrition and meditation classes offered by M.D. Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center, she began BodyTalk and Reiki ...

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    Coincidentally...

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    A friend of mine in Austin does not believe in coincidences. That said, I met Agnes Valigura, Port O’Connor’s 91-year-old former postmaster, while covering Poco Bueno in July. We visited during the fishing tournament and a few times afterwards during ...

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    Blue Marlin Mercury

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    Let's back up. The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends that no one consume blue marlin because of high levels of mercury. A reader brought this to my attention when the article published about the blue marlin donated to ...

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    Prayers for Tito's family and friends

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    Tito Myers, 17, brightened the world for those around him. The Victoria boy who survived five surgeries before his fifth birthday passed away in a California hospital from complications after surgery. Unfortunately, I never met him and only talked to ...

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    Prayers for Tito

    By ElenaWatts in Watts Happening?

    Tito continues to amaze and inspire the people he touches. Doctors remain motivated to help even when it seems they don't know why, commented Mike Yokum on Facebook's Tito "Rocky" Ramirez Support Group page: Today is a big day for ...