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Posted on: December 20, 2023

New sign welcomes visitors to Victoria on Highway 77

Large group of people stand in front of a welcome sign and cut a red ribbon

PHOTO #1: From left, Joseph Vargas, Chrisshawnda Perry, Korey Parks and Wendy Richardson, City of Victoria Community Appearance Division; Environmental Services Assistant Director Christy Youker; Jonas Titas, Keep Victoria Beautiful board member; City Manager Jesús A. Garza; Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Joel Novosad; Beth Koonce, Keep Victoria Beautiful vice chair; Mayor Jeff Bauknight; property owner Tim Rampey; Victoria County Commissioner Jason Ohrt; Environmental Services Director Darryl Lesak; Meredith Byrd, Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair; Assistant City Manager Mike Etienne; Streets Superintendent Jonathon Lopez; Community Appearance Supervisor Jackie Yates; and Operations and Maintenance Manager Gregory Rodriguez participate in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Dec. 20 in front of the new Welcome to Victoria sign at Highway 77 and Tate Road. The landscaping around the sign includes native and adaptive plants, and the City will soon add irrigation and solar lighting at the sign.

A limestone welcome sign with a large flowerbed in front with many small plantsPHOTO #2: The new Welcome to Victoria sign at Highway 77 and Tate Road is the fourth Welcome to Victoria sign that the Community Appearance Division has added or refurbished since 2020, along with the signs on Bloomington Highway, Highway 87 from Cuero and Highway 77 from Goliad.

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