Schedule of Christmas holiday closings
Dec. 21, 2011 at 6:21 a.m.
Christmas holiday schedule for governmental offices and other services in the Victoria area includes:
Residential trash collection will be picked up as normal on Thursday and Friday. For the week after Christmas, extra garbage will be picked up, but no yard waste will be collected that week. Residents are asked to put extra holiday trash in plastic bags, boxes or old trash cans at least 5 feet away from the automated cart by 7 a.m. Yard waste collection will resume Jan. 2.
The Huvar Recycling Center will be closed Saturday, and the Victoria County Landfill will close at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Garden-Ville Compost Facility will close at noon Saturday.
Live Christmas trees will be picked up as yard waste beginning Jan. 2. Only live trees are collected, and the stand and all lights and decorations must be removed.
The zoo will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
CITY AND COUNTY OFFICES
All non-emergency city offices will be closed Friday and Monday for the Christmas holidays. Victoria Transit will be closed Sunday and Monday. The Victoria City-County Health Department, the Victoria County offices, and Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission will be closed Friday through Monday. City, county and state emergency services will continue to operate.
Museum of the Coastal Bend will be closed for winter break through Jan 2. Children's Discovery Museum will be closed Friday through Monday. Nave/McNamara will be closed Saturday and Sunday.
The Victoria Public Library will be closed Friday through Sunday. The Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library will be closed Friday through Jan. 2.
Department of Public Safety driver's license office, Texas Department of Human Services, and Workforce Solutions-Golden Crescent will all be closed Monday. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be closed Saturday through Monday. University of Texas Medical Branch Women's Services Clinic will be closed Friday through Monday.
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
The post offices will only have express mail Monday.
Bank of America, First Victoria National Bank, Wells Fargo, Texas Bank and American Bank will be closed Monday. IBC Bank will close at 3 p.m. Saturday and resume operation Tuesday. 1st Convenience Bank will be closed Sunday. Prosperity Bank will close the lobby Saturday, but will have the motor bank available.
All public and private schools will be closed through Jan. 2, except St. Joseph High School, which resumes classes Jan. 2.
Victoria College offices will be closed through Jan. 2. University of Houston-Victoria offices will be closed through Jan. 1.
Customer service can be reached by phone from 6-10 a.m.
All other departments, except the newsroom, will be closed Saturday and Sunday. To report news any time, call 361-574-1222.
Obituary deadline for Sunday and Monday is 3 p.m. Saturday.