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Posts published in “Day: December 7, 2017

Buckshot Jamboree still kickin’ with country music

BUCK AND SHIRLEY SLOAN and the Buckshot Jamboree continue to play country classics every Saturday night at 7 pm at their theater at 7414 Hartman, off Old Beaumont Highway near South Lake Houston Parkway. New players Charles Kirk and Roger Mann have joined regulars Dusty Stewart and Jerry Orvis to entertain the crowds. Don’t miss this fun and thoroughly entertaining evening of old fashioned music.

North Shore Mustangs advance to State 6A Quarterfinals

The North Shore Mustangs football team defeated the Lamar High School Texans this past Friday and has advanced to the State 6A Quarterfinals!

They will take on the Katy Tigers on Saturday, December 9 at NRG Stadium. Game time is 2 p.m. Pre-sale tickets, which are $6 for students and $11 for adults, are available at the GPISD Athletic Office through Friday, December 8 at 6 p.m. All tickets at the gate will be $15. Parking at NRG will be $12. Go Mustangs!

Jacinto City hosts annual Christmas Parade

L – R Councilmen Mario Gonzales, Gregg Robinson, and Allen Lee, Mayor Ana Diaz, State Representatives Armando Walle, and Ana Hernandez, Senator Sylvia Garcia, Helen Green, Congressman Gene Green, Pasadena Councilman Sammy Casados, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and Constable Chris Diaz. Foreground: Police Chief Joe Ayala.

Santa’s Helpers, dressed in Christmas colors with decorated wrapped presents.

See more photos of Christmas Parade, page 8.

EPA updates community on Waste Pits dioxin sampling, cap repairs

WORK BARGE has been in the San Jacinto River for several weeks, operating day and night to repair the textile membrane and rock cover over the cap, and replace material that eroded in the channel during the flood from Hurricane Harvey.

HIGHLANDS – The EPA (U. S. Environmental Protection Agency) held a much promised Community Involvement Meeting last Monday night at the Highlands Community Center. Over 100 persons from both sides of the San Jacinto River, and as far away as Galveston, attended to hear the latest news about EPA’s decision to require the toxic material in the river to be completely removed. They were also given an opportunity at the end of the presentation to ask questions of the EPA staff present.

A slide presentation was made by John Meyer, EPA chief of the Superfund Remedial Branch. Also present were other EPA staff, including the director of Region 6 Superfund sites, Carl Edlund. Others in the room represented TCEQ, Texas public health, Harris County Health department, solid waste department, and County Attorney Rock Owen.

Topics covered by Meyer included the ROD (Record of Decision), selected remedy, future activities, river channel stabilization work, and timetables.

EPA’s John Meyer, Chief, Superfund Remedial Branch, made a presentation to a full house last Monday night at the Highlands Community Center.

The major points made by Meyer were that the ROD had changed in response to the almost 7000 public comments; the criteria for toxin removal had been reduced from 200 ppt (parts per trillion) to 30 ppt, representing a much safer final environment; the design of the “dry” excavation will now include cofferdams to prevent any releases; therefore cost had increased from $97 million to $115 million, and construction time had increased from 19 months to 27 months; damage to the site from flooding after Hurricane Harvey had been evaluated, with 1000 survey points, and sampling of debris for toxins.