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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Archery added to Winter Games of Texas as registration opens

Four archers in a large indoor area line up and take aim

PHOTO #1: Archery will be played at STX Archery & Outdoors during the 2023 TAAF Winter Games of Texas. Photo contributed by STX Archery & Outdoors.

PHOTO #2: Adaptive basketball will be played at the Victoria East High School gym during the 2023 TA...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Christmas on the Square returns in partnership with artisan market

A 30-foot lit Christmas tree at a crowded DeLeon Plaza at night

PHOTO #1: The H-E-B Christmas Tree is lit up during Christmas on the Square in 2021.

PHOTO #2: Children will be able to enjoy winter-themed inflatables, foam snow and other activities during Christmas on the Square on Dec. 2 in downtown Victoria.

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Victoria’s police chief to begin new role in Carrollton

Roberto Arredondo Jr. in police uniform

Roberto Arredondo Jr., Victoria’s police chief, will be leaving the City of Victoria to begin a new job as police chief for the City of Carrollton.   

Arredondo joined the City of Victoria Police Department Nov. 30, 2020, and hi...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Maintenance technician earns wastewater treatment certification

Caleb Wehmeyer

Wastewater treatment plant maintenance technician Caleb Wehmeyer recently earned his wastewater treatment Class C license from the TCEQ. The Class C license is an occupational license certifying that an individual has the necessary training and experience...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

City of Victoria Public Notification for Wastewater Discharge

The City of Victoria’s water supply was not affected when increased rainfall caused stormwater to overflow from the City’s wastewater collection system Nov. 26 because the wastewater collection system is not connected to the water dist...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Victoria Public Library’s gingerbread house workshop returns

A young boy wearing glasses builds a graham cracker gingerbread house with a candy happy face

PHOTO #1: Children will be able to decorate gingerbread houses made of graham crackers and milk cartons at the Victoria Public Library’s gingerbread house workshop Dec. 10 at the Victoria Community Center annex.

PHOTO #2: The Victoria Police Depa...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful, Habitat for Humanity partner to beautify homes

Man with sunglasses painting a house blue with a long paint roller

PHOTO #1: Tommy Darwin, a volunteer with Keep Victoria Beautiful, paints a home in Silver City on Nov. 12 as part of the new Brush Up program in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

Giving residents a beautiful place to call home is a goal of both Keep V...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

City planning manager earns floodplain manager certification

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City of Victoria Planning Manager Celeste Menchaca recently earned her Certified Floodplain Manager designation from the Texas Floodplain Management Association. The CFM designation is a nationally recognized certification of professional compete...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful hosts first volunteer appreciation event

Group photo with balloon backdrop with KVB logos on some balloons

PHOTO 1: Keep Victoria Beautiful staff and board of directors pose Nov. 17 at the Victoria Community Center following KVB’s first volunteer appreciation event.

PHOTO 2: The Victoria East Baseball team was recognized Nov. 17 as a recipient of Keep...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Riverside Park to close during youth hunt

A stack of signs reading "Restricted area, hunting in progress, authorized personnel only."

PHOTO #1: Cautionary signs will be placed around the perimeter of Riverside Park during a youth hunt Nov. 21-22.

PHOTO #2: This map shows the area of Riverside Park that will be closed during a youth hunt Nov. 21-22. Barricades, warning signs and red cauti...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

City Council to consider dog park construction contract

A dog sits in a grassy fenced area

The City Council will consider whether to approve a construction contract for the new dog park in Riverside Park at its Nov. 15 meeting.

If the contract with By Grace Floors & Construction is approved, construction will begin within a month. The projec...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

First responders to play charity basketball game

US Postal Service versus Victoria's first responders. Sunday, Dec. 4. Faith Family Gym. Tickets $

The Victoria Fire Department and the Victoria Police Department have partnered with National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 1221 (U.S. Postal Service) to play a charity basketball game benefiting the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and Victoria To...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

City Communications takes home top statewide honor, other awards

Two people holding three glass trophies

PHOTO #1: City of Victoria Communications & Public Affairs team members, from left, Director Ashley Strevel and Videographer George Partida pose for a photo with awards the department won at the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Adv...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Victoria Police Department to host Blue Santa toy drive at Target

Blue Santa waves in front of Target. In the background are a parked squad car and a VPD canopy.

PHOTO: The Victoria Police Department’s Blue Santa collects toys for Region 3 Early Childhood Intervention and Toys for Tots in 2021 at Target.      

The Victoria Police Department is hosting its third annual Target toy...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Quality Inn & Suites earns City beautification award

Group photo with KVB sign in front of a pool clubhouse with short palm trees and landscaping.

Keep Victoria Beautiful staff and Quality Inn & Suites management and family pose for a photo Nov. 2 at Quality Inn & Suites, 5401 Houston Highway. Quality Inn & Suites received KVB’s business beautification award for the month of No...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

City partners with Bad News Chairs to expand adaptive sports opportunities

Two men in a parking lot, one in a wheelchair one standing, with a wagon of hula hoops and footballs

PHOTO #1: From left, Bad News Chairs founder Danny Camacho and Parks & Recreation coordinator Alex Aguero pose for a photo with the footballs and hula hoops that were used for an adaptive Punt Pass Kick competition Oct. 22 outside the Challenged Athle...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

City’s Main Street Program offers downtown building improvements grant

An empty building with brick walls, plywood surrounding door frame and bare ceiling

PHOTO #1: The interior of 213 S. Main St. is being remodeled in preparation for reopening as 5D Tavern.

PHOTO #2: The interior of 117 S. Main St., which was once a general store, is being converted into an apartment building.

Qualified occupants of downtown...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

“Yule Love Shopping Victoria!” promotion returns in mobile format

2 women in a boutique. In the corner, a logo with Santa reads Yule Heart Shopping Victoria

The City’s Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a mobile version of the “Yule Love Shopping Victoria!” promotion, which aims to familiarize shoppers with local businesses in Victoria. 

“The great thing about this promotion is that no purc...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

City Parks & Recreation, Texas Wildlife Association to host youth hunt

A doe in an open grassy area in Riverside Park

PHOTO #1: A doe roams Riverside Park. The deer population in Riverside Park has been steadily increasing for years, which puts the deer at high risk for diseases, decreases the amount of food available for wildlife and poses an increased traffic hazard.

The...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Victoria Fire Department launches new in-house Fire Academy

Fire Academy

The Victoria Fire Department is now hiring civilian cadets to earn their firefighter and EMT certifications while being employed full-time with the City of Victoria. 

The civilian cadets will attend the Victoria Fire Department’s in-hous...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

City seeks volunteers for TAAF Winter Games

A pickleball player goes for a shot in a pickleball court set up in an indoor basketball court.

PHOTO #1: Pickleball will be played at the Victoria ISD District Event Center during the 2023 TAAF Winter Games.

PHOTO #2: Disc golf will be played at Riverside Park during the 2023 TAAF Winter Games.

PHOTO #3: A swimming competition will be held at the Vic...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Communications hosts Citizens Academy alumni luncheon

A woman standing near the front of some rectangle tables holds a microphone and smiles.

PHOTO #1: Communications & Public Affairs Director Ashley Strevel calls on a resident during the Citizens Academy alumni luncheon Oct. 21 at the O’Connor-Proctor building.

PHOTO #2: Former Citizens Academy participants eat lunch and listen to a present...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

City, Realtex host ribbon-cutting at Enchanted Gardens

People about to cut a big red ribbon at an apartment clubhouse

Officials with the City of Victoria and Realtex Development Corporation, along with other officials, prepare for a ribbon-cutting as part of a public ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Enchanted Gardens Apartments at 4601 N. Ben Jordan St. The ap...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

City Council to consider design contract for public safety headquarters

Map showing new public safety headquarters on empty land on Main Street

PHOTO: An undeveloped tract at Main Street and Airline Road was chosen as the site of the new public safety headquarters based on its central location, citywide growth projections and compatibility of nearby development.

The City Council will consider whet...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

City, Realtex Development Corporation invite residents to Enchanted Gardens

Sign in front of an apartment says Enchanted Gardens 4601

From Realtex Development Corporation

PHOTO #1: Enchanted Gardens, 4601 N. Ben Jordan St., is a new apartment complex priced for working individuals and families.

The City of Victoria’s Victoria Housing Finance Corporation, in partnership with Real...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Victoria Fire Department honors winners of poster contest

Five kids stand at a table with trophies. The table has a tablecloth that says Fire Marshal's Off

PHOTO #1: The Victoria Fire Department recently hosted a countywide fire prevention poster contest at local schools in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. The contest was sponsored in part by Victoria Fire & Safety, Citgo Petroleum Corporatio...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

City seeks volunteers for tourism advisory board

A brochure rack sitting on a cabinet countertop is filled with brochures and magazines.

PHOTO: A display stand at the Explore Victoria office holds brochures and magazines with information about things to do in Victoria and the surrounding areas. 

The City of Victoria is seeking four volunteers to serve on the tourism advisory board,...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Action agenda update shows progress on 2035 Comprehensive Plan goals

A stone-lined flowerbed with baby trees behind it and more baby and mature trees in background

PHOTO #1: The City of Victoria partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation on the recently completed Green Ribbon Program beautification project on Loop 463.

PHOTO #2: The City of Victoria broke ground on the Riverside Park duck pond restoration ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

City of Victoria highlights VPL Jams performance in video feature

Man with a black cowboy hat plays a guitar. He also wears a harmonica holder to play harmonica.

PHOTO: Local singer-songwriter Jacob Kyle gives a performance at the Victoria Public Library as part of the VPL Jams music series.

The City of Victoria Communications & Public Affairs recently produced a video feature of a performance by local singer-s...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Application period opens for 2023 Citizens Academy

People are seated at a round table with a tablecloth. A standing woman holds mic for seated woman.

PHOTO #1: Communications Director Ashley Strevel holds the microphone for Citizens Academy participant Amanda Boyd to ask a question during the 2022 Citizens Academy.

PHOTO #2: City Manager Jesús A. Garza teaches participants about the City&...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

City remains in Stage III of drought contingency plan

A dry riverbed with patches of green water and plants growing

PHOTO: The Guadalupe River is in a state of low flow due to a long period of low rainfall upstream.

The City of Victoria is reminding residents to conserve water while Victoria is in Stage III of its drought contingency plan.

At the Oct. 3 City Council Meet...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

City of Victoria, Flow Paddle Co host Riverside Row

Group photo of seven people outdoors on a concrete pavilion in a park

PHOTO: The City of Victoria and Flow Paddle Co hosted the Riverside Row on Sept. 24 in Riverside Park. Shown from left are third-place winner Daniel Lozado; first-place winner Joe Luna; Ashley Magee, Flow Paddle Co; Sports Tourism Manager Michelle Myers; ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Victoria Fire Department swears in new employees

Three people in firefighter dress shirts and ties raise their hands during a swearing in ceremony

PHOTO: From left, Paramedic Crew Leader Ben Swanner, Firefighter/EMT Braeden Schmidt and Firefighter/EMT Derrick Montes are sworn into the Victoria Fire Department on Sept. 16 by administrative assistant Debbie Breeden during a ceremony at the Victoria Co...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Hummer to get donation of body armor

VPD K9 Hummer

Press release from Vested Interest in K9s

PHOTO: K9 Lark

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Hummer will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 H...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful hosts citywide Fall Sweep

SCOPE team group

PHOTO: Volunteers with the SCOPE Respiratory Therapy group showcase their work picking up waste during the 2022 Fall Sweep.

Nearly 400 student groups, local businesses, congregations and others took part Saturday in cleaning up their community as part of K...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Parks & Recreation to replace play structure at Ted B. Reed Park

Play structure including different areas, monkey bars, swings and wheelchair access

PHOTO: This conceptual rendering provided by Fun Abounds shows the new play structure that will be installed at Ted B. Reed Park.

The City is preparing to replace the play structure at Ted B. Reed Park with a more modern structure that will be easier to ma...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

City of Victoria hires new assistant city attorney

Adam West

Adam West was recently hired as the assistant city attorney for the City of Victoria. In this role, he will serve as a primary legal representative for City departments, board and commissions under the direction of the city attorney. Prior to his current ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

Victoria Fire Department encourages residents to “plan your escape”

Fire prevention themed posters made by children

PHOTO: The Victoria Fire Department hosts a poster contest each year in honor of Fire Prevention Week.

The Victoria Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week&n...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

City’s compost facility repurposes tree limbs, yard waste

Man in a blue dress shirt and jeans stands next to a huge pile of compost

PHOTO #1: Environmental Services Director Darryl Lesak stands next to a finished pile of compost at the City’s compost facility. The facility sells compost in bulk or by the bag.

If you’re a gardener, the tree limbs and yard waste you l...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Victoria Public Library provides voter registration assistance

Red, white and blue voting badges

Residents who still haven’t registered to vote can do so at a convenient location they might not expect: the Victoria Public Library.

The library, like all public libraries in Texas, is a voter registration agency. Residents can visit the front d...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Victoria Fire Department receives donation of educational materials

Four people in Victoria Fire Department polos hold packages containing flyers and crafts for kids

PHOTO: The Victoria Fire Department received a donation of educational materials from the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission. Shown with some of the donated materials, from left, are Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Daron Lewis and Fire Inspector/In...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Victoria Public Library advisory board updates collection development policy

People seated at rectangle tables arranged in a square. Other people sit in rows of folding chairs.

PHOTO #1: The Victoria Public Library Board conducts a meeting Sept. 13 in the library’s Bronte Room.

The Victoria Public Library advisory board on Sept. 13 adopted an updated collection development policy that affirms the Victoria Public Library...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Explore Victoria Texas earns statewide awards for promoting Victoria

Two people holding certificates in front of an Around Houston backdrop

PHOTO: Explore Victoria Texas earned two Texas Destination Excellence Awards in the Website Design & Effectiveness and Video, Story & Podcast categories during the Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus annual conference Aug. 29-Sep...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

1st resident receives new home under federal program

Group photo in front of a newly built house. Yellow with white trim.

PHOTO: Employees and leadership with the City of Victoria, Grantworks and RM Quality Construction pose for a photo Sept. 9 with a Victoria resident who received a new home through the federally funded HOME Investment Partnerships Program after her home wa...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Victoria Police Department officer earns drug recognition certification

Four uniformed police officers. Man second from right hands a small object to man second from left

PHOTO #1: Victoria Police Deputy Chief Chuck Young, left, and Chief Robert Arredondo and Deputy Chief Mark Jameson, right, present Officer Trenton Ballard with a commendation bar Aug. 30 recognizing his completion of the Texas Drug Recognition Expert Prog...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark to get donation of body armor

Police officer and K9 dog

Press release from Vested Interest in K9s

PHOTO #1: Victoria Police Department Senior Police Officer Joseph Smith and his K9 partner, Lark

PHOTO #2: K9 Lark

Victoria Police Department’s K9 Lark will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

City breaks ground on duck pond

A conceptual rendering of the new Riverside Park duck pond. What was once two ponds is now one.

PHOTO #1: This conceptual rendering shows the new design for the Riverside Park duck pond.

PHOTO #2: The City of Victoria hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Riverside Park duck pond construction Sept. 12. Shown from left are City Manager Jes&ua...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Registration will open soon for Christmas Parade of Lights

Children in elf hats on a lighted parade float with a snowman, reindeer and a gingerbread house

PHOTO #1: Children wave to parade attendees during the Christmas Parade of Lights in 2021.

PHOTO #2: Santa Claus greets parade attendees during the Christmas Parade of Lights in 2021.

Although winter weather is still far away, residents should mark their ca...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Victoria Fire Department announces new fire marshal

Fire Marshal Daron Lewis and Fire Chief Fox

PHOTO #1: Fire Marshal Daron Lewis, left, poses for a photo with Fire Chief Fox during a meet-and-greet Sept. 1.

PHOTO #2: Fire Marshal Daron Lewis

Fire Marshal Daron Lewis was recently selected to serve as the City of Victoria Fire Department’s next Fire M...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful, Master Naturalists restore butterfly garden

Butterfly garden featuring plants, stone and brick landscaping and small signs

PHOTO #1: Keep Victoria Beautiful partnered with the Texas Master Naturalist - Mid-Coast Chapter to restore the butterfly garden at The Texas Zoo.

PHOTO #2: From left, Master Naturalists Debbi Roskey and Marilyn Stewart clear overgrowth in the butterfly ga...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful receives grant for river cleanup

Plastic bottles, soda cans and other trash on the Guadalupe River bank underneath a wooden pier

PHOTO: Discarded trash is strewn along the Guadalupe River on Aug. 21. Photo contributed by Ashley Magee.

Keep Victoria Beautiful’s upcoming Fall Sweep will cover both land and water with help from a grant program aimed at keeping waterways clean...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

City enters Stage III of drought contingency plan

A hose-end sprinkler on a bright green lawn.

Residents must take additional steps to conserve water as the City enters Stage III of its drought contingency plan.

In spite of recent rainfall, Victoria and nearby communities are still experiencing below-average rainfall for this time of year. The Guada...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Victoria Town Center lands Boot Barn, Burlington Coat Factory

Side by side images of boots and coats

The developer of Victoria Town Center, the new shopping center adjacent to Home Depot, has announced its first two tenants.

Boot Barn will open at Victoria Town Center by the end of the year, and Burlington Coat Factory will open early next year.

“We have t...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Developer announces new apartment complex for seniors

A multi-story apartment complex with small balconies

PHOTO #1: This illustration provided by FishPond Development LLC shows a future FishPond apartment complex in Alice, Texas. FishPond is planning to build a similar three-story complex in Victoria.

PHOTO #2: This map shows the future location of FishPond at...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

City Council proposes lower property tax rate

Man in cherry picker installs an overhead LED street light.

PHOTO #1: A Chain Electric Company crew member installs an LED street light on Navarro Street on July 6 as part of Phase One of the City’s citywide lighting project. Phase Two is part of the proposed budget for fiscal year 2023.

PHOTO #2: The pro...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

City Council to consider duck pond construction contract

Pond with faux stone wall around the edges to prevent erosion

PHOTO #1: This concept photo from a 2020 presentation to City Council shows what the duck pond might look like with a new wall around the edge to prevent erosion.

PHOTO #2: This preliminary design for the Riverside Park duck pond was approved by the City C...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Library receives funding to design outdoor space improvements

Library window painted with flowers

PHOTO #1: The Victoria Public Library collaborated with Free Art Victoria to host a window-painting event for teens on April 21. The library is exploring the possibility of remodeling its outdoor space.

PHOTO #2: This conceptual rendering...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Council OKs purchase of land for public safety headquarters

Map showing new public safety headquarters on empty land on Main Street

PHOTO #1: An undeveloped tract at Main Street and Airline Road was chosen as the site of a new public safety headquarters based on its central location, space needs, citywide growth projections and compatibility of nearby development.

PHOTO #2: This map, t...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Citywide lighting project brightens Victoria’s southside

An LED street light shines brightly at night by a sidewalk.

PHOTO: The City installed LED lights at Queen City Park and Pine Street Park last year.

More than 100 bright new LED lights are shining on Victoria’s southside, and there will be many more where those came from.

The City on June 20 began the first phase of ...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Riverside Golf Course lands American Junior Golf Association tournament

A young golf player hits a golf ball toward a hole while an adult watches

PHOTO: A young golfer watches his shot at Riverside Golf Course in 2017.

The City of Victoria has secured a three-year contract to host an American Junior Golf Association invitational tournament, the Victoria Texas Preview, at Riverside Golf Course.

The fi...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2022

City of Victoria, UHV break ground on Ben Wilson improvement project

Group photo in front of UHV building with people in foreground digging shovels into dirt.

PHOTO #1: The University of Houston-Victoria hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Ben Wilson Corridor Improvement Project on June 3. Shown from left are City Manager Jesús A. Garza, City Councilmember Josephine Soliz, Councilman Rafael DeLaGarza, UH...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

AT&T to bring its high-speed fiber internet service to Victoria

Illustration of globe marked WWW and surrounded by internet icons

AT&T has begun the process of installing a state-of-the-art fiber optic network that will provide Victoria residents with another option for ultrafast and reliable high-speed internet.

“One of the goals of the Victoria Broadband Commission ha...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Victoria Fire Department’s Station One temporarily relocates

Victoria Fire Department Station One at Navarro and Goodwin

The Victoria Fire Department has temporarily moved out of Victoria Fire Station One, 606 E. Goodwin Ave., for renovations.

The renovations are expected to be complete in nine to 12 months.

Response crews have been relocated within the district to City of Vi...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2022

New infill housing program seeks to turn abandoned lots into home sites

A single-family home on a grassy property

Faced with high housing costs and run-down vacant lots, the City of Victoria is proposing to kill two birds with one stone: Why not fill the lots with houses?

The City is partnering with the Victoria Housing Finance Corporation to create an infill housing ...

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News Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Council approves first phase of citywide lighting project

An LED light shines brightly at night. Faint amber-colored HPS lights are seen in the distance.

PHOTO #1: The City installed LED lights at Queen City Park and Pine Street Park last year.

The City Council at its March 1 meeting approved the first phase of a project that will replace all 4,052 of Victoria’s amber-colored high-pressure sodium (HPS) ligh...

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