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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful earns Gold Star Affiliate status

Two preteens in matching T-shirts arrange flowers in a planter; a woman in a KVB shirt supervises

PHOTO #1: Students with Crossroads Business and Education Connection’s YOUth LEADership Conference place flowers in a hanging planter at Keep Victoria Beautiful’s headquarters on July 15, 2021. Keep Victoria Beautiful hosted the seventh-grade students for...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful awards teams with most trash, most unusual find

People in work vests stand near a pickup loaded with bags of trash.

Keep Victoria Beautiful volunteers took part in a record-setting cleanup Earth Day weekend—and they found some interesting things along the way.

City of Victoria Community Appearance Manager Christy Youker announced awards for the cleanup at the M...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful launches beautification grant program

A decorative planter with a metal butterfly and a painted window nearby

PHOTO: Santa Rita Market received the Keep Victoria Beautiful Business Beautification Award for May. KVB officials plan to help even more property owners beautify their spaces with a new grant program.

Keep Victoria Beautiful is partnering with private don...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful sees record-setting turnout for Earth Day cleanup

Group of kids wearing safety vests. One holds a Don't Mess with Texas bag.

Young community members pose for a photo April 23 before the citywide Earth Day weekend cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful. During the event, 230 volunteers picked up 139 bags of trash (along with other bulky items) at eight sites along public high...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful earns $7,300 grant for multiple programs

Large group of people in work vests outside

PHOTO #1: About 160 volunteers attended the Silver City neighborhood cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful on March 5. Community members collected 67 tons of brush and bulky trash and 215 tires at 41 residences during the cleanup.

PHOTO #2: Keep Victor...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Keep Victoria Beautiful hosts cleanup, outreach in Silver City

Group photo of more than 100 people wearing safety vests in a park.

Community members pose for a group photo March 5 before the Silver City neighborhood cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful. About 160 volunteers helped residents move brush and bulky trash to their curbs during the cleanup. The City of Victoria Enviro...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: February 1, 2022

TxDOT to start work on Loop 463 beautification project

Flowerbed with low decorative brick wall and trees in the background

PHOTO #1: A concept rendering shows the proposed design for new landscaping on Loop 463 near Navarro Street.

If you happen to be driving in the area of Navarro and the Loop next week, you’ll likely see TxDOT contractor crews scoping out the site of a bloss...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Frost Bank earns City beautification award

Group of people, some in business attire, pose with KVB sign near Frost Bank sign and landscaping.

PHOTO #1: Keep Victoria Beautiful staff and Frost Bank executives and employees pose for a photo Aug. 3 at Frost Bank, 7602 N. Navarro St., with KVB’s Business Beautification Award traveling sign. Frost Bank received the Business Beautification Award for ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Keep Victoria Beautiful to host citywide Fall Sweep

People in yellow safety vests in a parking lot gather trash grabbers and other supplies

PHOTO #1: Residents gather cleaning supplies July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park at the start of a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.

PHOTO #2: Residents pick up trash July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park during a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.

P...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Vela Farms earns City beautification award

Five people pose with a sign that reads "Keep Victoria Beautiful Beautification Award."

Vela Farms, 221 S. Main St., received the Keep Victoria Beautiful Business Beautification Award for the month of July. The award is given monthly to recognize businesses that help to beautify the Victoria community through property upkeep, landscaping and...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 25, 2021

City partners with TxDOT for future beautification on Loop

Flowerbed with low decorative brick wall and trees in the background

PHOTO #1: A concept rendering shows the proposed design for new landscaping on Loop 463 near Navarro Street.

PHOTO #2: An upcoming TxDOT beautification project on Loop 463 will extend from 0.02 miles west of U.S. Highway 77 (Navarro Street) to 0.7 miles ea...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Keep Victoria Beautiful seeks volunteers for beautification event

KVB_Final Logo

Keep Victoria Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help with the organization’s first community-led beautification event since its revival and integration with the City earlier this year.

“We’d like to host these types of events on a regular basis going forw...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Environmental Services reschedules Monday pickups

A Solid Waste truck collects residential recycling in Victoria.

PHOTO: A Solid Waste truck collects residential recycling in Victoria.

Residents who are normally scheduled for trash, recycling and yard waste collection Monday will have an adjusted schedule this week only. 

  • Trash will be collected on Wednesday, ...
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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 31, 2020

City of Victoria initiates beautification at water plant

Clean, pale-colored water tanks

PHOTO #1: The water tanks at Water Pumping Plant No. 3, located at Airline Road and Ben Jordan Street, recently were pressure-washed.

PHOTO #2: The water tanks at Water Pumping Plant No. 3, located at Airline Road and Ben Jordan Street, recently were dark-...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Starting Sept. 1, trash loads must be secured with tarps

Tarp or Ticket, Tarp your load or receive a fine

PHOTO: City of Victoria Environmental and Beautification coordinator Tiffany Koenig and Victoria County Precinct 1 Constable Gary Smejkal appear in a promotional image for the “Tarp or Ticket” campaign, which encourages residents to properly secure garbag...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Community Appearance Division unveils new Welcome to Victoria sign

Councilman, mayor and Environmental Services director in front of "Welcome to Victoria" sign

PHOTO #1: From left, Councilman Rafael De La Garza III, City of Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy and Environmental Services Director Darryl Lesak stand in front of the newly renovated “Welcome to Victoria” sign on Bloomington Highway.

PHOTO #2: The City of Vict...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City selects Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair, officers

Shannon Longoria at Keep Victoria Beautiful house

PHOTO: Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair Shannon Longoria stands May 22 outside the headquarters of the City’s Keep Victoria Beautiful program at the historic Hiller House, 3003 N. Vine St.

The City of Victoria Environmental Services revived its Keep Vic...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity provides breakfast to Solid Waste staff

Solid Waste group photo

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity provided breakfast to City of Victoria Solid Waste staff May 14 as a way of saying thank you for their hard work. Solid Waste staff has been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including during the “Stay Home – S...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services