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Cheryl More Johnson
· August 28, 2017
Thumbs up to our city leaders and personnel for all their hard work get us up and running again and doing a great job keeping us informed on what's going on!
Dina Rogers
· August 31, 2017
Kudos to the City of Victoria for keeping us up-to-date and informed about what's going on in our city! I'm proud of our city, first responders, volunteers and citizens who are working hard for our we...ll-being during this difficult time. See More
Luanne Simpson
· September 4, 2017
The only thing I was upset about was we couldn't find a radio station to tell us what was really going on in Victoria i.e. ice, food, and anything important that we should know. The 3 or 4 stations w...ere constantly playing music (which I normally love) but if you weren't listening when they announced things about Victoria then you just missed it. Otherwise the city was really on top of everything during and after. So GRATEFUL to ALL the people that came in to help get things going again. I was getting gas at Sam's and saw ALL those trucks coming down Navarro and I just started to cry. I guess just for the humanity of it all. SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THOSE HARD WORKING PEOPLE. See More
Konnie Prince
· September 28, 2017
The updates since the hurricane have been great.
I was unable to find which recycle route I'm on. When I entered my address, it said " not found". Not likely as I live near downtown.
DeHate Jeffery
· August 31, 2017
I called information in victoria to inquire about shelters for the unfortunate people who lost everything, my son being one of these. And to my amazement the two shelters that were there were closed ...and they had no idea where all these people were finding shelter. They were staying with a friend at a motel but the manager kicked them out . some compassion and g See More
Sarah Sides-Arrington
· August 30, 2017
Y'all have been keeping us well informed on all related to getting past hurricane Harvey's wrath. Great job and thank you so much!
Patricia Zamarripa Montelongo
· August 30, 2017
Thank you COV for keeping us up to date in this trying time. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Joe Bly
· August 29, 2017
A great place to get updates about Victoria for those of us who evacuated from Harvey. The effort is appreciated - Thank you.
Jeannine Atzenhoffer
· September 3, 2017
Appreciate the tremendous efforts by so many! Please let the donation people know that lg, paper yard waste bags & bug repellant is almost nonexistent here!
Katherine Walston Palmer
· August 27, 2017
When will water be restored to Bridle Ridge in victoria Texas. It has been 3.5 days without water services.
Charli Donoghue
· August 31, 2017
People are helping us and doing their best to keep us informed
Cari Jo Shea
· August 27, 2017
Thank you for keeping us all informed! Keep up the great work
Janie Hernandez
· August 30, 2017
So glad the city is letting us take our trash before it accumulates. Thank u City of Victoria
Kelli Sharp Cotton
· August 28, 2017
Thank you for all of the Harvey updates. Great job keeping everyone informed!
Christy Billings Pinuelas
· August 28, 2017
Great job keeping us informed!!! I really appreciate the hard work.
Julie Hale
· September 1, 2017
Things are really improving pretty fast. Great job.
Tina Kay Wleczyk
· September 12, 2017
Great job City of Victoria, especially after Hurricane Harvey.
Joe Uttro
· January 6, 2015
Great Job for the decision of the police chief to get rid of the Cancer in your mist. Thanks for your courage, swiftness and transparency. Your actions puts trust in the community and allows the fen o...fficers of your department and the entire city of Victoria to work with its citizens as a partner. I comment you for your action. Other police departments can and should learn from your department. Great Job See More
Aaron Zulu
· December 17, 2014
If I roll my eyes at a customer, I could easily lose my job... why is it different for police? Ahhh... because you investigate yourselves. Why? Because you have the money and the unions... why? Be...cause only those seeking the power you've created for yourselves seek the type of protection that allows you to behave criminally. There is no honor in this. Ethics mean nothing to a department unwilling to terminate a rodent when it's clearly merited. Hope your investigation produces some billable overtime for your detectives. And bless the officer for courageously engaging violently with a passive-resistant senior citizen. The officer could've scratched his kew shades, now that's sacrifice for ya... at least the rap he was bumpin was there to remind us of what professionalism sounds like. Crooks. -AZ, Lansing, MI See More
Zenaida De La Cruz
· July 23, 2017
Next year I'm moving to Victoria, Texas I can't wait to move from New York state
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News Conference About Hurricane Harvey: Tropical Storm Harvey has intensified quickly and could be a Category 3 Hurricane when it makes landfall on the middle Texas coast. The current storm track shows landfall between Corpus Christi and Port O’Connor with winds up to 115 mph. This is a life threatening hurricane. Tropical storm winds will hit the middle Texas coast Friday morning at 8am with hurricane before winds beginning at 8pm Friday evening. If the current track holds, the Victoria area will be on the windy and rainy side of the tropical storm. Tropical storm winds and rain between 15-20 inches over a 48-hour period are forecast, with rains up to 30 inches in isolated areas. Victoria City and County emergency operation crews are preparing equipment and barricades for heavy rains and flash flooding. Residents in low lying areas should make preparations for possible flash flooding. Local (1) Evacuation – A voluntary evacuation is in effect with departure to be completed before midnight tonight. (2) At noon today, an Emergency Hot Line will open to answer questions about Harvey. The phone number is 361-580-5796. (3) Both City and County offices will close at 2pm so employees can prepare for this major hurricane. (4) Sandbags – The Emergency Operation Center has no sandbags, residents should contact local hardware stores for sandbags. (5) Road Closures – There are no road closures at this time. Road closure information is available at drivetexas.org (6) No trash or recycling will be picked up on Friday, the landfill and compost site will be closed on Friday and Saturday. (7) School closures – we have directed callers to the VA “weather cancellations” article on-line for a list of closures - https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/…/23/weather-cancellations/ Next update will be at 7:00PM.
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Read about all the fun things happening at the Victoria Public Library in the February-March 2018 Library Newsletter. See all the events planned for SPRING BREAK!

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The Victoria Fire Department recently held a promotional ceremony to promote FF/EMT Cody "Big Rig" Langridge to the rank of Engineer. Please help us in congratulating Engineer Langridge on his new promotion.

Congrats Cody!

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Let's give a warm welcome to our newest VPD Officers!! This morning, Officers R. Israwi, C. Yogi, and M. Morgan were sworn in to protect and serve our community. Pictured below are Chief JJ Craig, Officer R. Israwi, Officer C. Yogi, Officer M. Morgan, and Assistant Chief J. Ray.

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EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE ON ROSE STREET

Earlier this morning at about 5:20 am, the Victoria Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 2600 block of Rose St. Within minutes emergency responders were on scene and found two homes on fire. Both fires were extinguished quickly but the exterior siding to both houses suffered extensive damage. The fire did enter the attic of one of the houses but was extinguished quickly.
There were no injuries to civilians or fi...rst responders. Nine emergency vehicles responded with 20 personnel, including 4 fire engines, three ambulances, a Battalion Chief and an Operations Chief. The cause of the fire is under investigation but it appears to have started on the exterior and spread to both houses. Any more information about this incident will be provided by the Victoria Fire Marshal Office.
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ATTENTION: The Victoria County Disaster Recovery Center located at the Hilton Garden Inn will permanently close at 6 pm Friday, Feb. 23. Individuals who seeking disaster recovery assistance resulting from Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floodscan receive help in the following ways after the DRC closes:

- Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-462-7585
- Visit wwwdisasterassistance.com
- Download the FEMA app for Apple and Android mobile devices at fema.gov/mobile-app

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The Victoria County Long Term Recovery Group continues to help individuals with unmet needs who have been affected by the hurricane. Please call 361-578-2701 for more details about how this group is assisting the community.

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A new warrant resolution program allows payment plans and community service for paying off outstanding tickets and warrants. In our latest City of Victoria podcast, Tiffany Totah explains Open Court Docket Day which allows those with outstanding warrants to meet with the judge to work out a payment plan or to do some community service work to pay off those warrants.

Do you have a open warrant for unpaid traffic tickets or other Class C misdemeanors? Tiffany Totah explains a new program – Open Court Docket Day – which allows those with outstanding warrants to meet with the judge to work out a payment plan or to do some community service work to pay off those...
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Happy Valentine's Day! The City of Victoria urges drivers to keep yourself and others safe - Don't Text and Drive. One in five crashes involves driver distraction. Drivers who use cell phones in their vehicles have a higher risk of collision than drivers who don't, whether holding the phone or using a hands-free device.

In 2017, the Texas Legislature passed a statewide ban on using a wireless communications device for electronic messaging while operating a motor vehicle. Texting, reading or writing email, is prohibited while driving in Texas.

Have a safe day!

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Come join the Victoria Parks and Recreation Department, Hartman Distributing, and KIXS 2018 for a Mardi Gras themed night full of street dancing fun with music from the Zydeco Dots at Deleon Plaza on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13! Music from 7pm-10pm with FREE admission! Food vendors will be on site, along with a non-profit organization who will be selling alcohol and water. No ice chests please!

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Love to tinker, build and create? Now, our hands-on technology programs all happen on one special evening, one night each month—Maker Monday—from 4:30 until 6 PM. The next Maker Monday is Monday, Feb. 12. Choose between different “maker” activities such as:

- Build and then program a Lego WeDo or Mindstorm EV3 robot;
- Dive into coding and computer science games from Code.org;
- Watch our 3D printer in action and bring your own designs to life;...
- Design and take home a unique recycled craft project;
- Play and create with Legos.

All ages welcome to attend. A great family event. There will be something to interest everyone in the family. No need to register for this FREE event.

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Officer David Brogger with the Victoria Police Department wants to know… who loves the Victoria Police Department? Reply if you want a FREE sticker to show your support of VPD!
Stickers are available at the VPD Substation at the Victoria Mall as well as at VPD downtown. Swing by and pick one (or two) up!! Get them on your car soon because you never know what is coming up! Feel free to share!

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Municipal Court recently began conducting an “Open Court Day” held every fourth Monday of the month at 1 pm. Individuals with an active warrant and pending arrest can go to an Open Court Day and avoid being arrested for outstanding warrants. Citizens will not be arrested or detained during Open Court Day. No appointment is needed, but defendants must check in by 1 pm on the following dates to secure a place on the docket:

• February 26, 2018
• March 1, 2018
...• March 26, 2018
• April 23, 2018
• May 21, 2018

On Open Court Days, citizens may come in and speak to the judge about any changes in their situation or any arising issues regarding citations or citation agreements. The judge will re-consider any warrant(s) and revisit each financial situation. Citizens may be approved for a second chance opportunity to dispose of fines and fees. For more information, call 485-3050.

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The reconstruction of Red River, from Laurent to Ben Jordan, is getting closer to nearing completion. The next phase of the project is the placement of hot-mix on February 9 & 10. Two-way traffic on Red River will begin by the end of February. Striping, adjusting manholes and gate valves to final grade, and clean-up are the last steps of the project. The Red River project is expected to be complete by the Spring of 2018, weather depending.

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The City of Victoria’s Solid Waste office staff has moved from its location at 1701 SW Ben Jordan to the 700 Main Center Building (702 N. Main Street). They are now located at the Environmental Services Office in Suite 124. To reach the Solid Waste Office, please call 361-485-3220.

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We have a main water line break at Nueces and Depot streets that is draining toward Navarro and Rio Grande streets. PD has barricaded the turn lane from Rio Grande north onto Navarro Street because of standing water. Expect traffic delays in that area, and avoid that intersection if possible.

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