NORTH CHANNEL – The first issue of the North Channel Star, dated Dec. 4, 2013 headlined the groundbreaking of a major redevelopment project, the rebuilding of Freeport Street and related storm drainage, sidewalks and curbs. The actual date of the groundbreaking was Nov. 6, 2013.
Now 22 months later, the project is complete, and many of the community leaders that were present before joined Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman on Thursday morning, Aug. 27 to cut the ribbon to ceremonially open the street to the public.
The street project was funded by federal money after Hurricane Ike damaged the area, and was administered by the Texas General Land Office and HUD, according to Morman. (more…)