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TxDOT Opens Safe Phone Zones for Safer Highway Travel
During the holiday season, you and a whole lot of other people may be will taking to the highways to visit family and friends. Naturally with the increased traffic, comes more risk of distracted driving, and that's why the Texas Department of Transportation has created 'Safe Phone Zones&ap…
Top 9 Speed Traps in Texas
Before I moved here from Southern New Mexico some 20 years ago, I would venture into El Paso from time to time for concerts, restaurants and other attractions. One thing that always surprised me was the number of speeders on Texas highways...
How Safe Are Your Child Safety Seats?
Children are our most precious cargo. If they ride in the car in a child safety seat, it's important to make sure that they're installed properly. That's why the Texas Department of Transportation is offering free inspections at statewide district offices...
Twelve Other Places Named Victoria in the United States
Before I moved to Victoria, I never would have thought of the name as anything other than a woman's first name. Now that I do live here, I find it unusual to think of other places with the same name as our fair city but, did you know there are an even dozen more in the good 'ol USA?
According to Wike…
The Smithsonian Is Hiring Someone to Drink Beer
Yeah, I know. Headlines can be so misleading but rest assured this one is not. The Smithsonian Museum (yeah that one) is looking for someone to travel around sampling and chronicling beer. Sees easy enough right? Well they're not just hiring any guy (or gal) off the street...
The 5 Worst Roads in Victoria
We've all driven on some pretty crappy roads....hell, we live in Victoria. If you are ever stuck for a small business idea try opening up a front end alignment shop....you'd make a killing. But, I digress...here are my picks for top 5 worst roads in Victoria...
More Lane Reductions for Victoria Utility Line Work
If you travel Bridge Street in Victoria, you may face some delays for a few days, as city officials say Bridge Street has been reduced to one lane from Stayton Avenue to Commercial Street to install utility lines. This work which began today, is expected to take 4 days, weather permitting...
More Street Reductions in Victoria this Week
If you travel downtown Victoria on a regular basis, you will likely face some delays this week, as the city installs utility lines in some areas, which will require some lane reductions.
Beginning today (July 5) North Street will be reduced to westbound only traffic from East Street to Depot Street t…

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