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Posts published in “Day: September 16, 2021

Train-truck crash in Huffman kills driver

AERIAL VIEW of the accident scene shows remains of the truck, upper left, under the train. The cab of the semi truck was severed, and came to rest in the wooded area at the lower left. (Photo courtesy KHOU)

HUFFMAN, Texas — One person was killed in a collision involving a Union Pacific freight train and an 18-wheeler in the Huffman area early Wednesday, September 8 according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Deputies responded to 12299 FM 1960 Road at FM 2100 before 8 a.m. where the crash was reported.

After the collision, the big rig reportedly burst into flames.

“The driver of the 18- wheeler/flat-bed trailer has been confirmed dead on scene,” Sheriff Gonzalez later tweeted. “No chemicals were being transported, however diesel fuel spilled onto the tracks after the collision. The fire has been extinguished.”

Abbott signs Briscoe Cain legislation

Local State Representative Briscoe Cain, right, authored Censorship bill with Senator Bryan Hughes, left. At center, Governor Abbott displays signed bill.

Law Protects Texans From Wrongful Social Media Censorship

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 20 into law, which protects Texans from wrongful censorship on social media platforms. The Governor was joined for the bill signing by Senators Bryan Hughes and Representative Briscoe Cain, the bill’s authors, as well as Senators Charles Perry, Dawn Buckingham, and Angela Paxton. The Governor named social media censorship legislation as an agenda item for the second special legislative session in August.

EPA says remedial work can commence on Waste Pits southern empoundment

The Southern Impoundment area will start logistical work this year, and actual remediation construction will take place in 2022, according to the Environmental Protection Agency

Waste Pits take a major step forward in Superfund process

By Jackie Medcalf

On September 2nd, the EPA finalized the Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) for the clean-up of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site’s southern impoundment.

This is a major step towards physically addressing the contamination south of Interstate 10.

The order allows the clean-up to move into the Remedial Action phase of the superfund process, which begins with creating work plans, procuring materials, and securing contractors. These steps are anticipated to take place over the next year, setting the groundwork for construction to start in the fall of 2022.

Chambers County to offer economic assistance for food, rent, and more

Chambers County Indigent Healthcare is now accepting applications from Chambers County residents who wish to participate in the Brazos Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP).

This is a first come, first served program that provides assistance for food, utility, rent and mortgage payments. It is open to residents whose income level does not exceed 125 percent of poverty level. Specific household size to monthly income ratios are provided in the attachments.

Applications are accepted by appointment only. Please call Chambers County Indigent Healthcare at 409-267- 2770 to schedule your visit.

Beginning September 7, Chambers County Indigent Healthcare will begin accepting applications from Chambers County Residents who wish to participate in the Brazos Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP).

BVCAP is a first come, first served program that provides assistance for food, utility, rent and mortgage payments.