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Texas Navy Films on Yellowstone Paddlewheeler
Posted on Oct 27th, 2016 Comments (0)
Photo from Craig Loper Facebook post
Actors recreate a scene on the Yellowstone Paddlewheeler depicting the Texas Navy handling captured Mexican supplies for the documentary film “History of the Texas Navy”.
Residential Electronics Recycling Event
Posted on Oct 26th, 2016 Comments (0)
Residential Electronics Recycling Event
  • Sat Nov 12, 2016
  • 8:00 am - Noon
  • Brazoria County Fairgrounds
  • 901 South Dowing Street, Angleton, Tx
Item accepted:  Computers, CPU’s. televisions, computer monitors, computer peripherals, PDA’s, laptops, cell phones, keyboards, printers, microwave ovens
Items NOT accepted:  Smoke alarms/detectors, fire alarms/detectors, thermometers, dehumidifiers, large appliances, refrigerators, etc., non-decontaminated medical equipment, anything with sludge or liquids
No cost to Brazoria County residents!
October Meeting Reports
Posted on Oct 25th, 2016 Comments (0)
These reports are a way to let the public know what FOR’s been up to. It’s also a way that someone can determine if there is any way they’d like to get involved in things. Please contact FOR if you are interested. (Select Volunteer on the "Contact Us" drop down list.)
  • Oct 1, Breakfast on the Bernard, Dido's Restaurant
Twenty some friends of the river attended the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month FOR hosted Breakfast on the Bernard where anyone who is a friend of the river is invited. After breakfast and coffee, it was time to finish prepping the FOR Community Center for the Escape to the Tropics: Blue Hawaii fundraiser that started later in the day.
  • Oct 25, Phillips 66 Citizen Advisory Panel (CAP) Meeting, Old Ocean
The meeting was attended by over thirty Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPCHEM) and Phillips 66 (P66) leaders and area CAP members. Representing FOR at the meeting were FOR Directors Tom Ronayne, Valroy Maudlin and VP Fred Kanter who gave an update on past FOR activities and thanked P66 and CPCHEM for all their support. 
A presentation was given on the progress of the new poly plant construction with insight into the new flare system. The refinery will have a shutdown in January which will increase traffic in the area. The plant is on schedule with startup operations beginning sometime near March or April 2017 resulting in a decrease in contractors in the area starting now and will continue until the project is online. An annual production capacity of 2.2 billion pounds of high-density polyethylene is planned.  
Where in the world is the FOR flag?
Posted on Oct 24th, 2016 Comments (0)
Four San Bernardites, currently cruising the South Pacific, had to keep an eye out for falling coconuts while hanging the FOR flag in this far away destination. It's located south of the equator approximately 6,744 miles from the United States. It is composed of 300 different islands of which only 100 are inhabited. In February of this year, this place was hit by the strongest recorded cyclone in the country’s history. It's a wonder there are any coconuts left hanging at all.
Where in the world is the FOR flag, and no, this is not the east bank of the San Bernard…answer next week. Click on  "Comments" just below the title if you think you know. Sorry, no prize!
October Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Oct 21st, 2016 Comments (0)
Valroy Mauldin, FOR Director and citizen scientist monitor takes water samples each month midway between the FM 521 bridge and the FM 2611 bridge for the Texas Stream Team program. The test reports the pH level, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and other indicators of water quality in the San Bernard.
Monitors in the tidal water (bodies of water that are subject to the ebb and flow of ordinary tides below the salt water dam) of the river are now asked to report both conductivity (measured with an electronic meter in micro siemens per centimeter or milli siemens per centimeter)  and salinity measured with a hydrometer and temperature using a table and reported as parts per thousand (ppt)
October Field Observation Note: pH higher than usual
Get Involved - FOR Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Scheduled
Posted on Oct 19th, 2016 Comments (0)
9:45 am
Churchill Bridge
Parking Lot
Breakfast on the Bernard
8:30 - 9:30 am
Dido’s Restaurant
Two FOR events back-to-back on SAT NOV 5th
Immediately following the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month Breakfast on the Bernard, the second FOR Adopt-a-Highway trash pickup of the year is scheduled along FM 2611. The goal is to clean a one mile stretch of road located either side of the Churchill Bridge. This prevents trash thrown along the roadside from being washed into the river. Everyone is invited to participate!
Volunteers should meet at the Churchill Bridge boat ramp parking area at 9:45 am and wear a hat, gloves, sunscreen and mosquitoes repellent. Strong shoes or boots are a good idea. TXDOT and FOR supplies bottled water, safety vests and trash bags.
Be sure and fuel up first with breakfast at the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month FOR Breakfast on the Bernard at Dido’s Restaurant (located not far from the bridge). Breakfast is served from 8:30 - 9:30 am. Cost is $8 and kids under ten eat free. The coffee’s hot and so’s the conversation!
Call Co-chairs Mike Pudlo, 832.876.5522 or Tom Ronayne 979.345.2111 for information or just show up and help pick up. Help keep the San Bernard looking beautiful!
Amazing Moon Over the River
Posted on Oct 18th, 2016 Comments (0)
Here's a little Ray Charles, feel free to change to the word Miami to San Bernard.
This past October weekend, a full moon rose over the San Bernard called a hunter's moon. The October moon rises slightly earlier than in other months  giving more light during a 24-hr day, making it handy for hunters.  
Keep your camera ready since supermoons will rise on Nov 14 and Dec 14. The November moon, according to NASA, will be "not only the closest full moon of 2016 (222,365 miles from Earth) but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century." And it won't be this close to Earth again until 34 years later. 
FOR Announces its 2016 Officers
Posted on Oct 17th, 2016 Comments (0)
Mike Goodson
Vice President 
Fred Kanter
Treas/Asst Secretary
Marie Breakiron
Secretary/Asst Treas
Bob Bailey
Friends of the River San Bernard announces the election of officers to the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors. The new officers, whose terms begin immediately, are charged with providing guidance and overall leadership of FOR San Bernard. All officers to the Board are elected by the Board of Directors at the October meeting and will serve a one year term ending in mid-October 2017. See the complete Friends of the River SB Board of Directors.
Thank You 2016 Sponsors
Posted on Oct 2nd, 2016 Comments (0)
Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard,
would like to thank the Escape to the Tropics
Blue Hawaii Sponsors for their contribution 
and support of our organization's programs
that benefit one of the greatest little rivers
in Texas.
Phillips 66  Sweeny Complex
The Dow Chemical Company
Btel Communications
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Freeport LNG
Olin Corporation
SouthStar Bank
BASF Corporation
Blessey Marine Services, Inc.
Brazos Fasteners, Inc.
Kirk & Cathy Wardlaw
Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr.
Congressman Randy Weber
Lackey Electric & Refrigeration, LLC
Lake Hardware & Lumber
MSR Houston Karting
Timothy & Jane Carolus
Vicki Melass, Allstate Agency
A River Friend
Barlett Motor Company
Clyde Cone Realtors
David Linder, County Commissioner Pct. 4
Debby & Kyle
Dick & Barbara Robie
Dude Payne, County Commissioner Pct. 1
First National Bank of Lake Jackson
Freddie Brown
Goolsby Properties
James Brawner, Candidate Pct. 4 Constable
Judge Matt Sebesta
Marilyn Shockley - Century 21
Stacy Adams, County Commissioner Pct. 3
Stacy Stanley
Sheriff Charles Wagner
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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