Dec. 23, 2010 at 6:23 a.m.
Christmas holiday schedule for governmental offices and other services in the Victoria area includes:
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.
The zoo will be closed Friday and Saturday.
CITY AND COUNTY OFFICES
All non-emergency city offices and Victoria County offices will be closed Friday. The Victoria City-County Health Department will be closed Friday. Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission will be closed Friday and Dec. 27.
Transit hours are as follows Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Christmas Day, closed; Sunday, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday, closed. City, county and state emergency services will continue to operate.
Museum of Coastal Bend will be closed through Jan. 3. Children's Discovery Museum will be closed Friday-Sunday.
Nave Museum will be closed Friday and Saturday.
The Victoria Public Library will be closed Friday and Saturday. The Victoria College/ University of Houston-Victoria Library will be closed through Jan. 2.
Department of Public Safety driver's license office, Workforce Solutions-Golden Crescent, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be closed Christmas Eve. University of Texas Medical Branch Women's Services Clinic will be closed Friday and Saturday and Dec. 27.
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
The main downtown branch will close at noon Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day. The Sam Houston branch will be closed Christmas Day.
All banks will be closed Christmas Day.
On Christmas Eve, the banks will close as follows: 1st Victoria at noon; Capitol One at 3 p.m.; Prosperity at 1 p.m.; Trust Texas Bank at 2 p.m.; American Bank at 2 p.m.; Bank of America at 2 p.m. and will be closed Sunday; 1st Convenience Bank at 5 p.m.; Wells Fargo at 2 p.m. and then on Dec. 26; IBC Bank main branch at 3 p.m. and the H-E-B Plus and Rio Grande branch will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
New First Bank at noon Christmas Eve and closed Christmas
All public and private schools are closed until Jan. 3, except Nazareth Academy and St. Joseph High will return Jan. 4.
Customer service: open from 6 a.m. to noon on Christmas Eve and from 6-10 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Newsroom: To report news, call 361-574-1222.
Obituaries: The obituaries department will be closed on Christmas Day. Obituaries published on Christmas Day, must be received by 1 p.m. Friday. Obituaries published on Sunday must be received by 4 p.m. Friday.