Driving down Navarro Street, it's easy to see why a recent study put Victoria County at almost 80 percent obese.
On every block, there is a fast food restaurant, sometimes two or three. Chain restaurants with high fat fare dot the landscape with almost as much frequency. Grocery stores have aisles upon aisles filled with highly processed, pre-made and pre-packaged meals.
Welcome to South Texas, the land of the fried and home of the barbecued.
But just like it is across the rest of the country, there is a movement afoot in the area where people are battling increasing waistlines and decreasing health, not through fad diets, but instead through a complete lifestyle change.