Zecharyah Montano, 5, has his hair cut by his mother's cousin, Christina Perez, at her salon, Christina and Company, on Feb. 11. Perez is one of two "aunts" related to his mother that help his paternal grandmother care for him.
After abuse, blended Victoria family dotes on boy - Victoria Advocate
Htlooklae Paw caresses the face of her daughter, Eh Kiki Wah, as they talk about the transition into American culture. Paw and her extended family immigrated from Thailand, where they lived in refugee camps after fleeing Myanmar.
The Victoria Advocate's 2012 Best of the Best Awards recognize reader favorites from several divisions, including Dining/Food, Repairs/Services, Health/Beauty, The Arts, Professionals, Companies, Locations/Activities, School/Education and Retail. Readers vote online for their favorites from these counties: Victoria, Calhoun, Dewitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio and Wharton counties. Results will be announced in the Best of the Best Guide on Sunday, March 25. All eligible…
The Victoria Advocate explores the power of hope through a series called "A Father's Strength" and through a feature film, "Breadth of Hope," on Fox and two other families struck by the disease. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, usually kills within about two to five years.