Patriot Park was quiet in the sweltering heat on Labor Day.

Here or there across the 148-acre park, folks stood at the edge of the lakes, casting their fishing lines in hopes of catching a catfish, bluegill or some other water creature. Others let their dogs run briefly into the lake’s murky waters too cool off. A few brought coolers full of ice and drinks and settled in under the shade, though few breezes came to cool them.

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Cat DeLaura is the local government reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She was born in Texas, but grew up in Virginia. She came back to Texas to get her masters in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Glenn Wilson

"“We’ve got plenty of time. We’ve got three years to commit it, and then I think five years to actually spend it,” said Zeller." -- A good place to start, Mr. Zeller, would be to reimburse the taxpayers for your colossal, inept and possibly criminal mess-up with the post-Harvey airport repair project.

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