News you can use post-Harvey

Sept. 9, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.
Updated Sept. 11, 2017 at 8:52 p.m.

Mary Ann Guerrero, 45, talks about the struggles she has had since the hurricane. She worries about the family she is living with and is concerned about how they will financial support themselves. ...

Mary Ann Guerrero, 45, talks about the struggles she has had since the hurricane. She worries about the family she is living with and is concerned about how they will financial support themselves. ...   Ana Ramirez/aramirez@vicad.com for The Victoria Advocate

If you see something missing from the list, contact Robbi Patterson in the newsroom at 361-574-1222.

EVENTS

• Victoria Public Library Story Time has been relocated to St. Francis Episcopal Church, 3002 Miori Lane for Sept. 12-14. Tuesday times are 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday times are 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

• Goliad Brewing Company: Beer Garden, 252 Metting Road, Goliad scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Sept. 8. Live music with Dusty Jones.

• The Summer of Cinema Movie Night featuring "The Secret Life of Pets" scheduled on Sept. 9 is canceled.

• Holy Cross Catholic Church Festival, Yorktown Community Hall, 60 Community Hall Road, Yorktown, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10.

• Never Lose Hope Walk, Cuero Park Pavilion, 201 Leonard Roy Harmon Drive, Cuero, 4:30 p.m., registration; 5 p.m. opening ceremonies; 5:30 p.m., walk; 7 p.m., balloon release. Registration is free; donations will be accepted

CANCELED/POSTPONED

    • The Symphony League style sow and luncheon scheduled for Sept. 13, has been postponed until Oct. 18 because of Hurricane Harvey.

    • Brown Bag Lunch Series has rescheduled its sessions to Sept. 29, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17.

    • Adopt-A-Beach at Magnolia Beach scheduled for Sept. 23, has been canceled. Additionally, the new restrooms at the beach are not operational after the septic system was flooded with sand. It is unknown at this time when the facilities will re-open.

    • Classic '60s Cocktail Party, scheduled for Sept. 7, has been postponed.

    • Open Rodeo Refugio, scheduled for Sept. 9 has been canceled.

    • Adopt-A-Pet benefit scheduled Sept. 9 has been postponed.

    • VPD Community Safety Fair National Night Out Kickoff Party scheduled for Sept. 9 has been canceled.

    • St. Joseph Catholic Church's 144th Annual Picnic, scheduled for Sept. 10 at the Inez Community Center in Inez has been postponed.

    • The Victoria Public Library Book Sale, scheduled for Sept. 11-16 has been canceled

    • The Victoria Czech Festival, scheduled for Sept. 24, is canceled because of storm damage to the Victoria Community Center.

    • The Victoria Community Theatre's "Boeing Boeing" performance has been rescheduled from Sept 14-17 to Jan. 18-21.

    • Victoria Symphony's first performance of its master series called "The Undisputed Masters" that was scheduled for Sept. 16 has been postponed until March 24.

    • The start date for the adult sports fall leagues is postponed. Check the Victoria Parks & Recreation Facebook page for information and updates regarding fall leagues and registrations.

    EDUCATION HOTLINE

    • A telephone hotline by the Texas Education Agency for parents in the Victoria area to receive updates regarding public education announcements following Hurricane Harvey. Parents in the Victoria area can call 512-463-9603 between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily for up-to-date information on public education options and enrollment information for their student.

    NOW OPEN

    Ventura's Tamales is opening at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Come enjoy Chicken Taco Tuesday.

    OFFICE CLOSURES/RELOCATION

    • The driver's license office in Victoria is closed until further notice. The office sustained flood damage and electrical issues during Hurricane Harvey. If you need to get your driver's license renewed or need to take a driving test,visit one of the driver's license office locations in the surrounding area: Port Lavaca, 01 W. Austin St., Port Lavaca; 208 E. Live Oak St., Cuero or 412 Texana, Hallettsville.

    • Texas A&M Agrilife Extension-Victoria County office has been temporarily moved to the Victoria County 4-H Activity Center, 259 Bachelor Drive (Victoria Regional Airport). The office's phone number is the same, 361-575-4581.

    • Dr. Frederick Lykes' medical office, 303 E. Airline Road, will be closed indefinitely because of damages caused by Hurricane Harvey. Patients can still send their bill payments to the office address.

    • Wharton Field Office has been closed. The regular phone number is still functioning, 979-532-0077, Ext. 3.

    • Yoga Chicks, is temporarily relocated at at 2505 Bon Aire St. Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. Wednesdays; Yoga Basics, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays

    • The Victoria Library is closed for repairs, visit victoriatx.org/departments/library for updates.

    • Book drops are open at Main Street on the side of the library, Victoria Health Department on Airline Drive side and at the Victoria Mall on Navarro Street at Sears

    • Reserve books for pick up when the library opens, by calling 361-485-3302

    • Ebooks is available with OverDrive. Call 361-485-3302 for help setting up your account, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m weekdays.

    VC/UHV Library

    • The VC/UHV Library invites the community to utilize its resources while the Victoria Public Library is closed as it recovers from Hurricane Harvey. Stop by the VC/UHV Library, 2602 N. Ben Jordan St., to charge mobile devices, use computers, check email and for internet access. The VC/UHV Library is also offering copying services free of charge to residents. The library is open from 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; from 7:45 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday; and from 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday For more information, call 570-4166.

    PARKS/COMMUNITY CENTER CLOSED

    • All 16 parks in the city of Victoria are closed until further notice. Although Riverside Park remains closed following Hurricane Harvey, the Victoria Parks & Recreation Office is open and can be reached by calling 361-485-3200 or email parks@victoriatx.org.

    VICTORIA COMMUNITY CENTER

    • All Community Center reservations for the month of September have been canceled. Reservations will be rescheduled or refunded.

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    • For FEMA local job opportunities, go to workintexas.com, which is the Texas Workforce Commission web site for jobs. First register for jobs on the site, then search for FEMA when doing a job search. FEMA benefits from hiring people who know the territory well. These are temporary jobs but often last several months even longer

    COMMUNITY CONNECTION

    • The Victoria Advocate, for a limited time, is offering 14 days free online only Classifieds to post your situation and to help you recover. You may post lost or found items such as pets or valuables, offered or wanted items such as phones, computers and devices, housing, etc. Visit Crossroadsfinder.com/recovery to place your ad.

    COMMUNITY OUTREACH

    • A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is in Victoria at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, 2805 N. Navarro St. The center is open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. FEMA is recommending people apply online at DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.

    • FEMA Disaster Recovery Center open at Calhoun County Library, 200 W. Mahan St., Port Lavaca. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

    • FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center now open at 911 Navigation Circle, Rockport. Available 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, as needed.

    • FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m daily, at Edna High School Football Stadium, 1303 West Gayle St. in Edna.

    MOSQUITO SPRAYING

    • Spraying for mosquitoes continues daily about 8 p.m. across the city. Spraying is done in the evening and early morning hours. If you are outside when the fogging truck approaches, go inside until the truck passes and the fog subsides. Residents can help with mosquito control by emptying storm debris and other things such as old tires, bird baths, potted plants and clogged rain gutters that may be holding water that creates a prime breeding place for the pests.


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