Merle Haggard and his thoughts on ‘Old Farts’

Merle Haggard has seen – and written about – it all. Going on 76, with most of those years spent in the music industry, Haggard has carved out a niche as a social critic, performing everywhere from handmade stages to the White House. Although he’s receiving more awards than writing songs these days, he says he stillContinue reading “Merle Haggard and his thoughts on ‘Old Farts’”

Olive oil producer to plant 300,000 trees in Victoria County

CARRIZO SPRINGS – About 5,000 miles east of Jim Henry’s orchard, Italy grows more than 90 percent of the world’s olives. “We’re just a drop in the bucket,” Henry said, but he’s making a dent by producing Texas-made olive oil. Henry is planning a 383-acre olive orchard with up to 300,000 trees off U.S. HighwayContinue reading “Olive oil producer to plant 300,000 trees in Victoria County”

Ad campaign gets the boot; Victoria officials reconsider growing hotel tax fund

Victoria will consider soon how to spend nearly $3 million generated by its skyrocketing hotel taxes. However, critics fear the money will be as ill-spent as a recent $1 million advertising campaign that ended in March with no measurable success. City officials quietly pulled the plug on the campaign, “Bring Your Boots,” earlier this year.Continue reading “Ad campaign gets the boot; Victoria officials reconsider growing hotel tax fund”