Demand for homeless shelter rises as temperatures fall

The Victoria Advocate Originally published January 4, 2014 at 9:57 p.m. Wayne Snyder, 54, became homeless for the first time in October. After driving to Victoria from Florida, Snyder became part of the Salvation Army's stepping stone program. Snyder said being homeless has been a learning experience, but he doesn't regret going through it. He … Continue reading Demand for homeless shelter rises as temperatures fall

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Youth feel safe using Snapchat despite security breach (w/video)

The Victoria Advocate Originally published January 11, 2014 at 10:15 p.m. Naomi Parker likes to take funny pictures and have brief text conversations with her friends about the images. An 18-year-old freshman at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Victoria native, Parker is one of 100 million Snapchat users who have made the social media company … Continue reading Youth feel safe using Snapchat despite security breach (w/video)

The Gingerbread Man: District’s only male cafeteria manager wins contest

The Victoria Advocate Originally published December 22, 2013 at 10:15 p.m If first impressions really count, then Greg Knapp made a lasting and tasty one. Knapp, who is in his first year working with F.W. Gross Magnet Elementary School and also is the only male cafeteria manager in the school district, won first place in … Continue reading The Gingerbread Man: District’s only male cafeteria manager wins contest