Crossroads Crossword Challenge celebrates Victoria’s history with great prizes

Joel Novosad from Explore Victoria Texas discusses the Crossroads Crossword Challenge. Complete this crossword puzzle about the history of Victoria and drop it off at the Explore Victoria Texas Visitor Center by May 31, and you could win one of several valuable prizes.

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National Weather Service needs weather observer volunteers in Victoria

John Metz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, and Rick McBrayer from the Victoria Office of Emergency Management, discuss how important volunteers are in recording local amounts of rainfall, hail and occasionally snow. You too, can be a weather observer volunteer!

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How to survive in an active shooter scenario

Victoria Crime Prevention Officer John Turner discusses how to survive if you find yourself in an active shooter scenario or other “worst case” situation.

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Airport Director “Lenny” Llerenal discusses the status of the Victoria Regional Airport – PART 2

PART 2 – We continue our interview with Airport Executive Director Lenny Llerena who discusses the status of the Victoria Regional Airport and its recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

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Airport Director “Lenny” Llerena discusses the status of the Victoria Regional Airport, PART 1

PART 1 – An interview with Airport Executive Director “Lenny” Llerena who discusses the status of the Victoria Regional Airport and its recovery from Hurricane Harvey. (Part 2 of this interview will be posted on March 12, 2018.)

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New program allows payment plans and community service for paying off outstanding tickets and 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 warrants.

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Riverside Stadium is ready for baseball season, helped by a successful Volunteer Day

Riverside Stadium will be ready for the 2018 baseball season thanks in part to a very successful Volunteer Day. Jaymie Heibel from the Parks Department tells the story.

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Civilian Police Academy Class 39 Begins in February

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a police officer? Ever want to find out more about Victoria’s Police Department? Crime Prevention Officer John Turner discusses the Civilian Police Academy, a 12-week course full of hands-on fun and demonstrations, that will show you what it is like to be a police officer.

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Riverside Golf Course Set to Reopen in January

Rolando Hernandez, Head Golf Professional at Riverside Golf Course, discusses the work underway to get the golf course reopened to the public in January of 2018.

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Victoria History Trail and the Impact of Hurricane Harvey

Joel Novosad from explorevictoriatexas.com discusses the Victoria History Trail and the recent impact of Hurricane Harvey on the local travel economy.

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Victoria’s History Trail debuts this summer

Joel Novosad with Explore Victoria Texas discusses the Victoria History Trail which debuts this summer.

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MPO/TXDOT project will add street lights and medians to Navarro Street

Diane Dohm discusses the MPO / TXDOT project that will add medians and new street lights to Navarro Street from Airline north to Loop 463.

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Input wanted on two sidewalk/pedestrian crossing projects for Victoria

Diane Dohm, Senior Transportation Planner, discusses two sidewalk/pedestrian crossing projects on Navarro St and the Houston Highway, and she wants public input on two surveys about these projects.

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Texas Mile speeds to Victoria with fast cars this weekend

Expect fast cars, food trucks, vendors and even a short historic homes tour bus at the Texas Mile this weekend, March 24, 25 & 26.  The first Texas Mile to be held in Victoria will be at the Victoria Regional Airport this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Hot Rods Will Takeover Downtown Victoria on March 11

Joel Novosad with ExploreVictoria discusses another great motoring event in downtown Victoria, the Hot Rod Takeover at the Crossroads. Hundreds of cars will be on display and the event is free to the public.

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Texas Mile Speeds to Victoria March 24, 25 & 26

Shannon Matus, co-owner of the Texas Mile, discusses the history of the most recognized 1-Mile, Top Speed Racing event in the United States, and why it moved to Victoria.

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New CVB Director Joel Novosad discusses the cultural arts and holiday events

New Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Joel Novosad discusses some of Victoria’s cultural and performing arts groups and some events scheduled for the Holiday Season.

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City recruits nationwide restaurants and stores to Victoria

Jared Mayfield explains how and why the City recruits nationwide restaurant and shopping companies to Victoria and the successes the City has had.

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Latest update on Bootfest 2016

Free music, free kids attractions, free entertainment. Yes, it’s time for Bootfest 2016, Victoria’s largest free festival held in beautiful downtown Victoria. CVB marketing manager Joel Novosad tells us about the new features for Bootfest 2016!

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TIP 411 uses cell phones for anonymous crime tips to the Victoria Police

A new cell phone app – TIP 411 – allows cell phone users to anonymously report crime tips to the Victoria Police department. Detective Tanya Brown tells us how to use it.

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