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  • saltgrass 

    Victorians are funny people...You cannot blame Ms. Garrett for being who she is...The City council and Mayor knew her credentials before they chose to promote her to the position of city manager. YET, the City council and Mayor continue making these decisions and the Victorians keep electing them to office.
    "decades of old administration methods" = Good old boys Syndrome?
    I'm sure Mr. Ure also knew this (authoritarian leadership style) before taking this job...my question is, did he just take this position as a stepping stone or as Ms. Garrett puts it "I respect Bruce's decision and wish him well in his future endeavors."
    I think "almost eight months" later qualifies him to use this position in his resume.

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  • saltgrass 

    YE of little faith...how dare you question the wisdom of the council... I strongly believe their conclusion Boot Fest was a huge success due to the facts:
    Council basks in success of Boot fest...
    Friday saw 4,000 participants, and on Saturday, the total soared to 9,000. Total crowd estimate for the two days was 20,000 to 23,000...
    Festival was success through year-plus planning...
    A revamped Convention and Visitors Bureau was asking $750,000 in hotel-motel tax to let people know about Victoria and to draw tourists to the city. The request included $423,900 for general advertising alone...(The campaign kicked off with the $73,340 yearlong ad contract with Texas Monthly, Bise said, adding that other magazines, such as Texas Highways and others, will also join the mix)
    All in all over 1.5 million (that we know of) was given to the Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote Victoria...
    $1.4MM spent promoting Victoria as Boot Central
    AND: " ... We want the program to have a fresh start under the city and their management team," according to release. "We believe that this will allow the city to take existing plans and further enhance them for maximum benefit. We wish Ms. Bise the best of luck in her future endeavors.
    AND... then the Council dismisses...without a trace...Ms Bise so they can " basks in success of Boot fest"
    Victoria tourism bureau planners and supporters say they won't know for a year or two whether its ad campaign is a success. (The Council has done this in less than a week)
    So, please dismiss the notion the Boot Fest was not a "huge" success and accept the fact it was.
    Do you think the Council would try and hoodwink us loyal taxpayers to thinking otherwise....

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  • saltgrass 

    If you look at it as a non bias person, this is quite a good defense... "The dog did it"..."I can't remember S--t!, I blacked out"...
    Maybe the guy was trying to frame me and stabbed himself.

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  • saltgrass 

    Friday saw 4,000 participants, and on Saturday, the total soared to 9,000. Total crowd estimate for the two days was 20,000 to 23,000...
    Could someone please explain to me where the other 7000 to 10,000 came from...Friday, 4,000 + Saturday, 9,000 = 13,000. surely, I'm missing something.

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  • saltgrass 

    Looking at the problems of water shortages in Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus...It should be our everyday concern to conserve water...
    Not only drives through Country Club and Woodway by a city inspector could save untold gallons of water but some of the business establishments could also help.

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  • saltgrass 

    Bridgette Bise, executive director of the Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the lack of hotel rooms is a real problem in Victoria.
    "We're probably about 500 rooms short in Victoria,".
    Councilman David Hagan said the company he works for, brings people into town every week, and finding rooms is a "struggle."
    If this determation is already known...why do we need $30,000 for a hotel convention center feasibility study? To tell us what we already know...
    Agree with familyman1122...call the hotel industry to find out who wants to build in Victoria. There is plenty of room on Loop 463. Build them and they will come!

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  • saltgrass 

    Their raising the prices on their services are always nice and clear...
    During the day not so bad, it's during the afternoon and night most affected.

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  • saltgrass 

    @Riverboat, pilot...
    Ricky64 probably received some of his information from Texas A&M in Kingsville where they have classes regarding "Curanderos and Yerberos".
    A curandero (or curandera for a female) is a traditional folk healer or shaman in Hispanic America, who is dedicated to curing physical or spiritual illnesses. The Role of a curandero or curandera can also incorporate the roles of psychiatrist along with that of doctor and healer.
    I have know many people who use this remedy as a healing source for pain, mostly arthritis.

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  • saltgrass 

    Please help...If the driver, was driving north on Laurent Street and attempting to turn (rt) onto Crestwood Drive, did the SUV make an almost 90 degree turn around coming back south on Laurent?
    If her foot became stuck on the gas pedal would she not have kept going straight down Crestwood had she not turned her steering wheel to the right going into Dairy Treet?

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  • saltgrass 

    Due to the method of transportation, hidden among "frozen" produce in a tractor trailer, I believe the distributors were practicing the same policy Coors has for freshness...

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