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Posts published in “Day: October 3, 2019

Newport MUD plans to fix, update, expand

Superintendent Scott Davis addresses the water board last Friday to ask if they can provide water to land on Foley Rd., a proposed site for a new Crosby ISD campus as part of due diligence prior to buying the land for school construction.

NEWPORT – The water district is attempting to deal with damage done by tropical storm Imelda, hold a public hearing for a tax hike October 17 to handle increases in expenses and propose a bond to repair old lines and facilities and expand capacities for future growth and regulatory requirements. A board hearing was held Friday at 2:00 p.m.

Damage by Tropical Storm Imelda includes a sink hole developing where a large drainage pipe is near the waste water treatment plant. There was more erosion at the Gum Gully trail than during Hurricane Harvey and a main broke at the lift station. Professional services were handling these on Tuesday. This on top of service of each of the hydrants in the neighborhood.

On Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at 16410 Country Club Drive, Community Room (next to Fitness Room), at Stonebridge in Newport is the regular board meeting to concern itself with a tax increase. There is a possibility of a rollback.

An Open House is to be held on Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to educate residents about a proposed bond that has recently been said to be for about $70,000,000 and is to repair much of the infrastructure of the neighborhood.

Saturday mayhem strikes local areas

A Highlands ambulance arrives first to help with a homeless man found by a motorist lying beside US 90 just past FM 2100 at 7:00 p.m. Five other calls went out at the same time.

CROSBY – HIGHLANDS – Last Saturday at about 7:00 p.m. six emergencies cropped up, including two Life Flight rescue calls that went out in Crosby at the same time, and before the evening shift had completed, all four Life Flight helicopters for Harris County had been called to the area.

Other calls were for assorted accidents, including the regular Saturday night feature ATV accident.