Holiday closings

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Christmas holiday schedule for governmental offices and other services in the Victoria area includes:

GARBAGE SCHEDULE

Normal garbage and limb collection, and the brush site. The recycling center is closed on Mondays. The week after Christmas, extra garbage will be picked up, but no yard waste will be collected that week. Christmas tree pickup will be Jan. 22, for earlier pickup put in with yard waste. Only live trees will be collected. All lights, stand and decorations must be removed. Landfill is closed Christmas Day.

TEXAS ZOO

The zoo will be closed Saturday.

CITY AND COUNTY OFFICES

All non-emergency city offices and Victoria County offices, Victoria City-County Health Department and Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission are normally closed on Saturdays.

The Victoria Transit hours are as follows Christmas Day, closed; Sunday, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday, closed. City, county and state emergency services will continue to operate.

MUSEUMS

Museum of Coastal Bend will be closed through Jan. 3. Children's Discovery Museum will be closed through Sunday.

Nave Museum will be closed Saturday.

LIBRARIES

The Victoria Public Library will be closed Saturday. The Victoria College/ University of Houston-Victoria Library is closed through Jan. 2.

STATE OFFICES

Department of Public Safety driver's license office, Workforce Solutions-Golden Crescent, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are closed Saturday. University of Texas Medical Branch Women's Services Clinic is closed Saturday and Dec. 27.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

Both post offices are closed Christmas Day.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

All banks will be closed Christmas Day.

SCHOOLS

All public and private schools are closed until Jan. 3, except Nazareth Academy and St. Joseph High will return Jan. 4.

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Customer service: open from 6-10 a.m. on Christmas Day.

Newsroom: To report news call 361-574-1222 any time.

Obituaries: The obituaries department will be closed on Christmas Day.



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