• I agree that the fire truck at the airport shouldn't need replacing, but if it is in need of work to keep it operational that should be done. If this requires the rented truck then get it in here. I worked for Continental Express before the truck was purchased. A plane from Laredo to Houston lost an engine, declared an emergency and diverted to Victoria. We were chocking the wheels when the city fire truck arrived from the station on Lone Tree. Fortunately, the plane landed without incident, but a firefighting truck is necessary AT the airport regardless of how often it is used in a real emergency.

    May 11, 2010 at 5:25 p.m.
  • Speaking from someone, with a lot of weight on his shoulders, back, etc..

    I think it is time we reassess health requirements and measures to keep these guys healthy. Just because no one is using the walking/biking trail, doesn’t mean “someone” shouldn’t be. The same thing applies the other way, just because a donut can be eaten, doesn’t mean it should.

    I’m not trying to be funny, I’m seriously worried about this guy and others in positions of similar responsibility. That was my reason, for supporting a bike and walking trail; heart attacks are free but long life requires a bit of work.

    Seriously, take it from someone who everyday is a constant battle to stay healthy, cops, firefighters, city workers, etc..; get healthy. Not comfortably healthy, legitimately healthy.

    If you can’t go outside for an hour and play basketball, baseball, ride a bike, walk, or any real activity with your kids, without sweating profusely; then your not healthy enough.

    No more games or jokes, it’s your life.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:32 p.m.
  • Dear Tax Payers,

    We like our new lazy boy chairs and new kitchens and new excessive rooms and new game boy and new parking lots for our new $50,000 pickup trucks.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:17 p.m.
  • "lol"

    May 11, 2010 at 1:34 p.m.
  • Dear Taxpayers,

    We need new fire trucks to go to HEB or Sam's to get our groceries. We also need new decals and paint jobs on our new trucks at a cost of about $10,000 per truck.

    Do not ask us to take our new Chevy Suburbans to to the store because we are heroes!

    We have Fire stations to build!!!!

    Your Firefighter heroes

    May 11, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.
  • How many people realize that this truck is hardly ever used? Yes, there are routine test runs and such, but actually using it? When compared to any other fire truck in the county, I would bet it has less hours all around. It is not in the shape of a typical 12 year old truck, more like 1-2 years at most. With routine maintenance and inspection, it should last a VERY long time with the "no action" it gets now. WAKE UP VICTORIA! This is your money he is trying to spend on a new truck! Fix the roads instead so OUR personal vehicles will last longer and save us all some money!

    Check out what I am saying for yourself, I only know this from first hand experience with this truck...

    May 11, 2010 at 9:26 a.m.