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Posts published in “Day: September 6, 2018

EPA expands Superfund interviews to two days in Highlands, with wrap-up session

Congressman Brian Babin examines the Geofabric materials to be used in the ongoing repairs of the cap over the toxic waste pits in the San Jacinto River. Babin visited the site in July, with EPA Region 6 Remedial Chief John Meyer.

Residents of Channelview, Cloverleaf, Lynchburg all invited

HIGHLANDS – Janetta Coats of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has announced that she will be in Highlands on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 1pm to 5pm, and Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 1pm to 7pm, conducting one-on-one interviews with residents that have been affected by the waste pits, or have an opinion for the official CIP record. Interviews will take place at the Highlands Community Center, and last about one hour each. Everyone is welcome to participate, by calling Coats at 1-800-533- 3508 to schedule an interview. A Round Table Discussion will take place from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday. Coats issued the following statement on the CIP interview process:

We appreciate your willingness to participate in the interview process to update the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Community Involvement Plan (CIP). The community interviews are conducted to gather information for the CIP. The interviews are a way to meet with community members and learn about their site-related needs, concerns, and expectations, as well as how the community gets information and prefers to received information from EPA.

The CIP is a required activity under the National Contingency Plan (NCP) to ensure the public appropriate opportunities for involvement is a wide variety to ensure public involvement. We will interview a broad range of people in order to gain the greatest variety of perspectives about the site, including PRPs, if needed.

Jacinto City holds the Night Market Saturday

LIFE IS TOO SHORT NOT TO EAT A CUPCAKE, says the sign at the Cupcake Booth. Plenty to eat and drink at the Night Market.

Life in Jacinto City is good, and gets better all the time. Now the city has a new “Night Market” every second Saturday of the month, on the plaza of the TownCenter.

The Market has about 40 vendors that set up their booths, from 6pm to 10pm. Included are fresh food, pastries and cupcakes, food specialties, handmade crafts, information exhibits, and even a wine tasting truck. And check out the live music, take a few minutes to enjoy the sounds.

The urban event is the brainchild of Fire Chief Rebecca Mier, who with the support of City Council has been staging the Market for a number of months. At first it was a daytime event, but now it regularly meets at night to serve the community. To reserve a free booth, call 832-554- 6905.

COLORFUL DECORATIONS for your home were handmade and a variety of Designs.