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2017 Christmas Boat Parade
Posted on Dec 13th, 2017 Comments (0)
The colorful annual lighted Christmas Boat Parade with this year's theme "Harvey the Grinch Couldn't Stop Christmas" spread cheer up and down the San Bernard on Sat, Dec 9th. Fifteen boats were in the parade. Photos were taken by Tom Folger and high resolution photos are available on his website www.folgerstudios.com. In the top boat line, lead boats were the Yellowstone Paddlewheeler and FOR President Mike Goodson's boat followed by Best-of-Show entry Cindy Overholser’s “Angel With Trumpet”. Winners are listed in article below. A huge thanks to all who participated and made this holiday parade a great success!
And the Winners Are…
Posted on Dec 11th, 2017 Comments (0)
Photos Tom Folger, folgerstudios.com
Two views of the Christmas Boat Parade Best-of-Show entry is Cindy Overholser’s “Angel With Trumpet”.
2017 Christmas Boat Parade Winners                
$500 Best of Show -  Cindy Overholser
25’ and over:
First place 25’ and over - Daniel Hardage
No second or third place entries
24’ and under:
First place - Randall Forest
Second place - John Swanson
Third place - Jeremy Vogel
Thanks to the Boat Parade judges 
Deborah Payne, Mollie Linder
and Bill OrtonCommissioners
David Linder and Dude Payne were alternates.
Grinch to Announce Winners
Posted on Dec 11th, 2017 Comments (0)
Despite being ill-tempered and hating the Christmas Season, the Grinch is working through his anti-holiday feelings and will soon deliver names and photos of the 31st annual FOR Christmas Boat Parade Winners. Stay tuned!
Christmas Boat Parade Chairmen
 Cathy MacDonald           Kevin Henry
Food, catered by Dido's Restaurant, at Sunday's Boat Parade Awards Party made even the Grinch smile.
December Meeting Report
Posted on Dec 9th, 2017 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.
  • Dec 7, H-GAC Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin Water Quality Project Stakeholder Meeting, Wharton
FOR Environmental Committee members Valroy Maudlin and Tim Logan attended the H-GAC Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin Water Quality Project Stakeholder Meeting, held in Wharton on December 7.  This Project (Basin 13) is a multi-year process to improve water quality, specifically reducing bacteria levels, in Caney Creek Tidal, Linnville Bayou, and Caney Creek Above Tidal.  Also attending were representatives from area municipal wastewater treatment facilities, TCEQ, and H-GAC.
  • Dec 7, Annual Christmas Boat Parade Captain's Meeting, Dido's Restaurant
Twenty-one boats are entered in the Sat, Dec 9th boat parade. During the meeting, boat numbers were handed out and parade information discussed. Don't miss – it's gonna rock the river! Hosted by Friends of the River San Bernard.
  • Dec 2, Breakfast on the Bernard, Dido's Restaurant
Thirty-one people enjoyed the regular first-Saturday-of-the-month Breakfast on the Bernard hosted by Friends of the River San Bernard.
Hurricane Flood Waters Entering Gulf Along Coast
Posted on Dec 4th, 2017 Comments (0)
At the Sat Dec 2 “Breakfast on the Bernard”, Shane Pirtle, Port Freeport Commissioner, shared a couple of images showing the wide-spread inundation of Hurricane Harvey floodwaters from Port Freeport to the San Bernard. The satellite photo “Historic Rainfall – San Bernard R., Brazos River & Freeport Harbor” shows the brown flood waters entering the Gulf at Port Freeport, the Brazos River and Cedar Lake Cut but not the San Bernard. Sometime later, around September 3rd, the mouth gave way to the pressure of the floodwaters and has remained open since but is rapidly closing again. See photo of mouth taken on Dec 1st below.
Shane also shared West Gulf River Forecast Center’s graphic of “Unofficial Storm Total Rainfall - 7 Day Point Rainfall Amounts in Inches" (first graphic on website).
Update: Mouth of the River
Posted on Dec 1st, 2017 Comments (0)
The photo, taken offshore over the Gulf of Mexico looking north, provides compelling evidence that the rapid buildup of sand at the river's mouth will soon be choking the flow of the San Bernard River to the Gulf.
Photo A.G.Bert Smith, taken Friday, Dec 1, 2017 >>
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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