From muddy ruts to pavement: Zac Lentz influenced the laying of better roads around Victoria

Zac Lentz hobnobbed with former Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy, among others. He wielded power in Texas politics for nearly a hal...

October 4, 2022
3:52 PM

Zac Lentz hobnobbed with former Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy, among others. He wielded power in Texas politics for nearly a half a century, but his heart was squarely with Victoria, his daughter said Monday.He used his massive influence to ensure the development of safer roads and highways as Victoria grew — making it appropriate that Loop 463, encircling Victoria and connecting the highways surrounding the city, be named in his honor: Zac Lentz Parkway. It was so named in 1985 and is a familiar Victoria place name.

Tamara Diaz