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!
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.
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.
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:...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.