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September Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Oct 1st, 2014 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. Read Sep report. Texas Stream Team displays all water quality data through their map-based data viewer that is available to all Texans.
 
 
Phillips 66 Manager to Speak at Saturday Breakfast
Posted on Sep 25th, 2014 Comments (0)
Six notices of application for brine, oil and gas disposal well permits were published in THE FACTS newspaper on June 27, 2014 by Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC. Believing these to be associated with proposed new storage caverns at the Clemens terminal on the east bank of the San Bernard River, concerned residents requested a meeting with Phillips Pipeline. On July 8th, a panel of six Phillips 66 project design team members presented details about the new disposal wells and the new storage caverns. Discussion of location led those in attendance to assume the disposal wells and caverns would all be on or adjacent to the existing Clemens property.
 
Now that construction has started, it is evident that the injection wells are actually to be drilled west of CR 506 approximately 4 miles north of the Clemens Terminal on the west side of the river.
 
Jonathan Hynson, Project Integration Manager, Phillips 66 Midstream, will attend the FOR Breakfast on the Bernard to speak and clear up any misconceptions. Midstream is the part of the Company that is over the new expansion of the Freeport Terminal, new pipelines / roadways, and injection wells, etc. 
  • Injection Wells on CR 506
  • Breakfast on the Bernard
  • Sat Oct 4th, 2014
  • 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Dido’s Restaurant
 
Anyone interested should attend!
 
 
Boat Scuttled on River
Posted on Sep 22nd, 2014 Comments (0)
Left to rot in the river is what looks to be an abandoned 1973 Chris Craft named the “Gin C” with Texas registration numbers TX 4024 YZ.  Photo Courtesy: Marie Breakiron
 
This is a 1973 Chris Craft in better days.
Just when you think the river is free from trash, someone unloads a derelict boat on the water that obviously has seen better days. Still on the bow is the rope that was used to tow the then floating boat a short distance downriver from the FM 521 boat ramp, where upon the culprit(s) scuttled it. The engine had been removed.
 
Watch for an orange placard to be placed on the boat by the Texas General Land Office showing they are investigating ownership of the boat. Owners must show a bill of sale of their boat otherwise they are ultimately responsible for removal of the vessel.
 
 
River Cleanup Photo in Brazoria County News
Posted on Sep 19th, 2014 Comments (0)
Article and photo appeared on Thu Sep 18, 2004 
 
FOR CLEANS UP SAN BERNARD
 
"A boat loaded with trash, pulled from the river, maneuvers to the dock located next to the Churchill Bridge collection station during the annual Friends of the River San Bernard Cleanup on Saturday, Sep 13. It was a successful event declared by chairman of the cleanup, Russell York, who reported that a group of ten boats, two jet skis, and three collection stations of volunteers filled a commercial-sized dumpster with river trash.

The boat, manned by Tommy and Peggy Davidson at the helm, along with Gene Sullivan and Claudia and Melvin Pechacek, collected trash downriver from the bridge to River’s End at the Intracoastal Waterway."  
Photo Courtesy: Marilyn Shockley
 
 
Escape to the Tropics Fundraiser
Posted on Sep 12th, 2014 Comments (0)
Surf’s up on the San Bernard River when the Friends of the River (FOR) San Bernard “Escape to the Tropics” island-style party is held on Saturday, October 4, from 6:00 - 11:00 pm.  The island fever fundraiser will be held under a huge party tent at the FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B, located on the east bank of the river, a mile south of the FM 521 bridge, three miles west of Brazoria.
 
Upon arrival, you will hear the sound of steel drums, have a welcoming lei placed around your neck and a serving of special island punch placed in your hand. Enjoy a meal of roasted pig and other tropical dishes, followed by a live auction. Music by Vinyl Revival and dancing on an outdoor dance floor close out the night. Cost is $20 a ticket. Order tickets by phone from Marilyn at 979-482-0368 or they can be purchased at the door if not sold out beforehand.
 
Featured live auction items are two popular FOR San Bernard progressive dinners. A group of six travel by water taxi on the river to four different locations where they enjoy appetizers at the first house, salad at the second, entree at the next, and dessert at the last house. Enjoy libations along the way. Another great auction item is a pair of round trip Southwest Airline tickets with no blackout days or restrictions, valid for one year.
 
FOR San Bernard is grateful for the generous support and participation of its friends. FOR will pursue its mission of stewardship for the San Bernard River watershed by continuing to offer programs such as river and road cleanups, River Ranger 5th grade watershed education, environmental education presentations, scholarships, advocating for opening the river mouth, and conservation easement.
 
 
 
Announcing 2014 Fundraiser Sponsors
Posted on Sep 4th, 2014 Comments (0)
 
We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors for the October 4th "Escape to the Tropics" fundraiser. While we are still accepting sponsorships, we would like to thank the following companies for their support.
 
Our current, very generous sponsors:                     See our  Sponsor page
 
$1,000 Sponsor
 
Brazoria Telephone / Coastal Link
Chevron Phillips Chemical Sweeny Complex
Lone Star Bank
Muchowich Offshore Oil Services, Inc.
Phillips 66
$500 Sponsor
 
Freeport LNG
Gary & Denice Foose
Huntsman
South Coast Construction, Svc, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
$300 Sponsor
 
BASF Corporation
Brazos Fasteners Inc.
Brazos Motorsports
Commercial Metals
Docks, Decks & Bulkheads, LLC
Freddie Brown’s Auto Sales
Lackey Electric & Refrigeration
Lake Hardware & Lumber
TCB Realty - Vicki Head
Timothy & Jane Carolus
 
 
 
 
 
 
$100 Sponsor
 
Bartlett Motor Company, Inc.
Century 21 - Marilyn Shockley
Clyde Cone Company, Inc.
Commissioner Pct. 1 Dude Payne
Commissioner Pct. 2 Matt Sebesta
Commissioner Pct. 3 Stacy L. Adams
David Linder for County Commissioner Pct. 4
Debby & Kyle
Dick & Barbara Robie
​Duane and Gina Favorite
Judge Jack Brown
Louie's Barber Shop
Luycx Plumbing
Sonic Drive-In
State Representative Dennis Bonnen
 
 
Be a Volunteer Helper at the FOR Fundraiser
Posted on Aug 28th, 2014 Comments (0)
Volunteer and support FOR San Bernard. Keep it the best little river in Texas!
 
If you VOLUNTEER to help at the FOR fundraiser “Escape to the Tropics” on Sat Oct 4th, you won’t be asked to do group hula lessons or blow in a conch shell or even join in a pineapple toss. Instead you will be asked (pick one) to help  set up the area, decorate, take tickets, help with the auction, oversee the food (it’s catered, no cooking), or whatever it takes to get it done. Some of this will happen the day before on Friday, Oct 3rd.
 
If you are brave enough to volunteer without a job description and join in the fun, yes, it can be fun, then select “Webmaster” on the drop down list on the Contact Us page. Tell us you are volunteering and FOR will send emails and details.
Go to the Fundraiser page for 2014 Sponsors and auction items
 
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (0)
 
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