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Schedule of Christmas holiday closings

By Victoria Advocate
Dec. 23, 2011 at 6:23 a.m.


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

GARBAGE SCHEDULE

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.

TEXAS ZOO

The zoo will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

CITY AND COUNTY OFFICES

All non-emergency city offices will be closed 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 through Monday. City, county and state emergency services will continue to operate.

MUSEUMS

Museum of the Coastal Bend will be closed for winter break through Jan 2. Children's Discovery Museum will be closed through Monday. Nave/McNamara will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

LIBRARIES

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

STATE OFFICES

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 through Monday.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

The post offices will only have express mail Monday.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Bank of America, First Victoria National Bank, Wells Fargo, Trust 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.

SCHOOLS

All public and private schools will be closed through Jan. 2, except St. Joseph High School, which resumes classes Jan. 2.

College and University

Victoria College offices will be closed through Jan. 2. University of Houston-Victoria offices will be closed through Jan. 1.

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Customer service can be reached by phone from 6 to 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.

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