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July 28, 2008                                                                    O.C. Garza: 485-3110                                                                                                    

City TV Channel Airing on Channel 15

 (VICTORIA, TEXAS)  The City of Victoria began airing its municipal television channel - Vtv15- today on Suddenlink Cable channel 15.


Although Vtv15 has been available for several months on Suddenlink channel 64 during the testing phase, the station is now on the air at its permanent channel, Channel 15.


Vtv15 programming airs local government programs including City Council meetings, local art and performing groups, history and interviews with prominent Victorians. Vtv15 also broadcasts the award winning Texas Parks & Wildlife Television. A list and description of the current programming is listed below. A program guide is available on the City web site: www.victoriatx.org. To receive a program guide by mail, call 485-3109.


The channel is not available via satellite or by antenna; it is only available on the Suddenlink cable system. The TV Guide channel which had been on channel 15, moved to channel 64.


Our featured programs include:


• THE VICTORIA CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS - The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 pm. Other meetings can be called if the need arises. Council meetings are broadcast in their entirety beginning Thursday after the Tuesday night meeting.


• THE VICTORIA REPORT - This program airs the latest news on Victoria's City government, services, events and programs to help our citizens.


• WHAT'S NEW AT YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY - See the newest books, current authors and the latest technologies available for you at the Victoria Public Library.


• EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR VICTORIA - This show will feature stories about how residents can be better prepared to handle natural and man made emergencies in Victoria. Our current show features an interview with Jeb Lacey, the new Emergency Management Coordinator for Victoria.


• VICTORIA'S NEW AUTOMATED GARBAGE SYSTEM - Jerry James and Joni Brown answer all your questions about the City's new automated garbage collection system.


• A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT FOR VICTORIA? - Watch this historic speech by Patrick Moore, PH.D., founder of Greenpeace. This speech was recorded in Victoria on May 8 at the Welder Center for the Performing Arts. This famous environmentalist has a lot to say about nuclear power.


• THE UNCLE ELIHU SHOW - Back in the 1950s, Victoria resident Bob Martin hosted a live TV show for kids in Waco, Texas. Watch this fascinating documentary about this program from the beginning era of television.


• THE RIVER OF INNOCENCE - This award winning documentary film is by San Marcos filmmaker Ron Coley. This film is about the San Marcos River and is a great first step in understanding Victoria's water supply.


• PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS - We relive recent concerts from around Victoria and find out what is on exhibit at local museums.


• ECHOES FROM VICTORIA'S PAST - Learn the fascinating history of Victoria as told by local historians and watch interviews of Victoria residents.


• VETERANS TALK ABOUT WORLD WAR II - We re-live the war time experiences of the "Greatest Generation". This program is done in cooperation with Dr. Peter Riesz and our local veterans' groups. 


• TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE TV – This award winning series covers the great Texas outdoors, including many segments about parks and outdoor opportunities in our region.


Vtv15 is operated by the Public Information Office of the City of Victoria. For questions or more information, contact the Public Information Office at 485-3110 or by email to pio@victoriatx.org.