The City will host a public ribbon-cutting ceremony 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, to celebrate the renovation of the Riverside Park duck pond.

The free event will feature guest speakers from the City as well as the Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, which helped to fund the improvements. The ribbon-cutting will be livestreamed on Facebook at City of Victoria, Texas – Government.

Immediately following the ceremony, the City’s Parks & Recreation department will host a free kids’ fishing event. Adult supervision is required, and a fishing license will be required for adults age 17 and over. Refreshments will be provided.

The City is planning to install a plaque at the duck pond honoring the late Nylece Putnam, who designed the original duck pond. The plaque will be added to the entryway sign at a later date.


The duck pond is one of many milestone projects that the City of Victoria is celebrating during its bicentennial year. In the coming months, the City will also host ceremonial events for the following projects:

  • Spring – Public Safety Headquarters, groundbreaking
  • Spring – Riverside Bark dog park, ribbon-cutting
  • April 13 – De Leon Plaza Expansion Project, ribbon-cutting

To learn more about the City’s bicentennial plans, visit

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Texas Woman Accurately Explains TX Speed Limits in Viral Video

Many of us have at least thought one of these things to ourselves while driving in Texas.   I mean for many Texans, the speed limit is a mere suggestion. I mean, how many times have you been going 80 on the Freeway in Houston and someone passes you like you are standing still? The toll roads with a speed limit of 85? I feel if you are not going 100 MPH, you are not driving fast enough. SEE THE VIDEO BELOW.

However, it's the final comment about not speeding through small towns that really hit home. I mean, my dad used to tell me, 'you NEVER speed through Kendelton." Anyone else? I also do not dare speed through Cuero and Refugio, I have gotten multiple speeding tickets in those towns.


While we are talking about traffic in Texas, let's take a look for a comedic look at one social media post about Houston's traffic. Whether it is the neverending construction, the endless traffic jams, or extreme speeders. Houston traffic makes many people nervous.  One social media post circulating made a comedic list about how to drive in Houston, which is so relatable. You can see the full post below. The original post was published by Anthony Jay Ray.


  • RUSH HOUR: The morning rush hour is from 5:00 am to noon. The evening rush hour is from noon to 7:00 pm. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday morning.WHAT SPEED LIMIT?  The minimum acceptable speed on I-45 is 80 mph. On 99 and 59, your speed is expected to at least match the highway number. Anything less is considered 'Wussy'.


  • HOUSTON HAS ITS OWN TRAFFIC RULES:. Houston has its own version of traffic rules. For example, Ferraris and Lamborghinis owned by sports stars go first at a four-way stop. Cars/trucks with the loudest muffler go second. The trucks with the biggest tires go third. The HOV lanes are really designed just for the slow Louisianans passing through who are used to hogging the left lane everywhere.NEVER HONK: Never honk at anyone. Ever. Seriously. It's another offense that can get you shot.


  • NEVERENDING CONSTRUCTION:  Road construction is permanent and continuous. Detour barrels are moved around for your entertainment pleasure during the middle of the night to make the next day's driving a bit more exciting.ALWAYS BE ALERT: Watch carefully for road hazards such as drunks, ladders, possums, skunks, dogs, barrels, cones, furniture, cats, mattresses, shredded tires, squirrels, rabbits, and crows.MOST IMPORTANT:  If you get LOST, Look for I-45 ... Then you are somewhere in Houston.
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