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Posts published in February 2021

Work progresses on Lynchburg Ferry re-opening

Ferry awaits pathways and ramps
Locals are hopeful of an early completion of the Lynchburg Ferry before April. However anytime tonnage meets the sea substantial engineering must be carried out. This $6 Million project is a three way partnership between Harris County Pct. 2, HCTRA, and TXDOT.

Tentative opening set for April

LYNCHBURG – Locals are excited over the Ferry opening soon as traffic now begins to get heavy at 3:00 p.m.

The Lynchburg Ferry closed Tues., Feb. 25 2020 for necessary improvements to preserve the longevity of its operations. During the closure, crews are reconstructing the approaches and transfer ramps for the Lynchburg Ferry Boats.

According to informed sources, a second contractor is completing construction because the first encountered problems. During this closure, crews are reconstructing the approaches and transfer ramps that go onto and off of the Lynchburg Ferry boats. The $6 million project is a joint venture between Harris County Precinct 2, HCTRA (Harris County Toll Road Authority) and the Texas Department of Transportation.

At least another month of construction is going to be necessary due to demands of engineering to construction fulfillment, according to sources. Officially, the expected completion date is in April. Once complete, the Lynchburg Ferry will resume standard, toll-free operations.

Brady goes for 7th Lombardi, Mahomes second in what could be a very real ‘Super’ Bowl!

By Mike Keeney

I guess that Tom Brady guy still has something left in the tank.

After spending 20 years in New England and leading the Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick to six Super Bowl titles, Brady moved south to sunny Tampa, FL and proved he’s not washed up at 43 years of age.

In Kansas City, Chief fans have once again put their faith in 25-year-old Patrick Mahomes, who led their beloved team to the Lombardi Trophy last year and is making a return trip this year to go after a second straight title.

Sheriff solves serial robberies with arrests

A series of robberies from Orange to Harris County have lead to a series of arrests by the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies.

What began late January 6 with Chambers County Sheriff’s Office responding to a robbery call at DJ’s Grocery near Interstate 10 would amount to a series of robberies over a wide region in January.

Victims at the grocery store described multiple actors wearing masks, entering the business, brandishing a firearm and demanding money. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the business and the actors fled the area in a vehicle that was parked nearby.

January 19 at the 8100 block of SH-146 a similar armed robbery drew deputies to investigate. Shortly after this report, a second report of an armed robbery was reported again at DJ’s Grocery. After reviewing security video footage, it became apparent to Chambers County Detectives that the same individuals were most likely responsible for all three robberies.

Detectives determined that these individuals have been responsible for numerous other armed robberies from Baytown to Orange at various gas stations over the last month. Through joint efforts from multiple law enforcement agencies along the IH-10 corridor in Southeast Texas, the robbery suspects have now been identified.