Commissioner’s court meeting resumes after winter storm

Now that the roads are safer to drive on with warmer temperatures, the Commissioner's court meeting for last week resumes on Monday, Feb. 22nd.

VICTORIA, Texas – Now that the Texas winter storm has calmed down and our temperatures are resuming a bit more normally, the Commissioner’s Court meeting scheduled for last week will continue onto Monday, February 22nd.

Ben Zeller, County Judge, reassures Victorians that planned actions will still occur, similarly to our other local leaders.

“Well the sunshine today has never been more beautiful. This week has been challenging to say the least, something that I hope we never have to endure again. After an incident like this, on the county’s side our priorities are to recover as quickly as possible. That is resume county services, county functions. And also to connect people with the resources that they may need,” he said.

Two of the main topics we presented before have already proceeded, such as the Luminaire software that will make it easier to sign up for a vaccine appointment online and the plans to resume the annual Live-Stock show. Despite going through a pandemic, the show will still go on with the adoption of social distancing protocols.

Zeller also explains the additional announcements we will hear at this meeting, such as FEMA opportunities from Ric McBrayer on how to tackle on the added issues gained from the winter storm like home damages.

Along with more from David Gonzales about the schedule for the next COVID vaccine hub.

“In Monday’s Commissioner’s Court, I’ve asked our Emergency Management Coordinator to give the court and the public an update about the individual assistance made available through FEMA. Even in weeks like this, the work of the county has to go on. We’re going to be hearing from our Health Department Director about the anticipated schedule for the COVID vaccine hub this week,” Zeller explained.

Finally, we’ll learn more about the resolution number 2021-0018 that is trying to silence county officials.

“Another item we’ll have on our Commissioner’s Court agenda this week is a resolution of opposition to the legislation filed in Austin this year to try and silence local officials, but the reality is that what we do is join our non-profit county associations to share costs and speak with one voice. This bill that they’re proposing would end our ability to do that,” Ben Zeller reaffirmed.

Additionally, the city is expecting to receive another vaccine shipment and will go over details during the meeting.

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