The upcoming 2019 Bach Festival – a conversation with Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez.

The 2019 Victoria Bach Festival, one of Victoria’s iconic events, begins June 1. The festival celebrates its 44th year with a week of concerts all around Victoria featuring performances at breakfast, lunch and in the evening. Many of the concerts are free. In a conversation with artistic director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, he discusses the benefits of having the festival named for J.S. Bach, talks about some of the featured concerts and explains why the final concert will feature his favorite symphony, Beethoven’s Seventh!

Bach Festival director Nina DiLeo also talks about the free concerts and the Grammy award winning concert by Los Aztex that will be held at DeLeon Plaza.

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Fire Marshal offers advice for business owners wanting to expand or remodel their business. Fire Marshal will host a round table discussion on these types of projects on May 9, 2019.

Victoria Fire Marshal Tom Legler discusses how the fire safety codes apply to new construction projects, remodeling an existing business or expanding a business. The Fire Marshal’s Office urges business owners to contact his office before they begin major construction projects to avoid costly mistakes.

The Fire Marshal invites any businesses considering expansion or remodeling to attend the Fire Marshal Round Table Discussion on Thursday, May 9 at 9am at the Victoria Community Center Annex. For questions about the discussion, email the Fire Marshal Office at