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Get (Water) Well Educated
Posted on Jul 6th, 2015 Comments (0)
The FOR Environmental Committee is hosting the fifth of six educational programs "Get (Water) Well Educated". Learn how to improve the water quality of your household water well plus protect and maintain a safe water supply. Public invited. FREE!
  • Drew Gholson, Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Well Owner Network
  • Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water Resource Specialist
  • Win a door prize of a free sampling of your well water 
  • Question & Answer session follows
  • Sat Jul 18, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B 
And the Winners Are...
Posted on Jul 5th, 2015 Comments (0)
Drum roll please...the top four winners in the July 4th Boat Parade are:
  Most Original - Chet Davidson and crew
Most Patriotic - Jill Divens and crew
  Best Overall - Russell and Wana York​
Best Sound - Yellowstone Paddlewheeler                                   Photos: April Mendoza
>>View the other 18 boats in the parade<<  (click on the images to enlarge)
June Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Jul 3rd, 2015 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. "Measurements, Comments and Field Observations" for June: River level has been high, close or over the bulkhead for almost a month but is now normal. Water is still turbid and fresh (cond, 0.29 ms).  Delayed sampling for 2 weeks. Did see Mullet jumping today. >View June's report   >View past year's reports
  • Note about bacteria levels occuring on the San Bernard River:
Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) monitoring site at East Bernard on US Hwy 90 reports the worst bacteria level on the river is located here. This area is largely a rural agricultural area in the watershed with runoff from farm animals. It is approximately 50 miles upriver from Hanson County Riverside Park on Hwy 35. The tidal water from the Gulf flows to the salt water dam just beyond the park where it mixs with the fresh water and becomes brackish. Please note that bacteria does not survive well in salt water and this is where most of the water recreational activities take place closer to the Gulf.
Ninth Annual Sargent Tournament of Heroes
Posted on Jul 1st, 2015 Comments (0)

The community of Sargent welcomed over 100 wounded veterans and family members this past weekend as part of their annual Patriots & Heroes Outdoors event. During the four day event, the Matagorda County Cavalry escorted the wounded warriors from Bay City to Sargent, local residents provided lodging in their homes, the vets were treated to a day of fishing, and the community provided several meals for the group. 
Friends of the River San Bernard volunteers assisted with meal prep and serving, auction donations, Patriots & Heroes Outdoors logo item sales, as well as providing a fishing boat and captain. FOR Members, Ange and Tom Ronayne, Susan Bailey, Vicki and Don Wardlaw, Vicki and Wayne Head and Ken and Linda Wright represented FOR. Their participation at the event was greatly appreciated.
Petrochemical Project Equipment Barged Upriver
Posted on Jun 30th, 2015 Comments (0)
Thursday, July 2
For many river residents, today was probably the first time ever they got to see the bottom end and then the top end of a huge fractionation tower. This is another piece of equipment heading for a final resting place at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. polyethylene facility in Old Ocean.
The M/V Hayden Evan pushes the barge delivering the refinery equipment up the Bernard.
Monday, June 29
The two towboats, M/V Miss Geri and M/V Hayden Evan, that delivered large equipment to the Pierce Landing offloading ramp, (quarter mile below the FM 522 bridge) were seen returning outbound to Port Freeport to get the next load.                       
On Monday, after flooding for a week, the river was finally low enough for the first of four shipments of equipment used in building the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. polyethylene facility in Old Ocean, to be transported up river by barge. The next three shipments will follow 3 - 4 days apart. A head’s up has been given concerning the July 4th boat parade on Saturday.
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (1)
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