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December Meeting Reports
Posted on Dec 17th, 2014 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 13, Viewing of 28th annual Boat Parade, FOR Community Center, San Bernard
FOR President Tom & Ange Ronayne and Community Center Chairman Ken & Linda Wright hosted the event at the center. Approximately 100 adults and children attended and consumed fifty-five cups of hot chocolate and coffee along with 120 cookies. It was a fun time on the river!
December Water Quality Test on San Bernard
Posted on Dec 17th, 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 Dec report. Learn more about the Texas Stream Team.
Christmas Boat Parade & Home Decorating Winners
Posted on Dec 15th, 2014 Comments (0)
Thirteen gaily decorated boats lit up the San Bernard River as they traveled down river to the cheers of onlookers during the 28th Annual Christmas Boat Parade, Saturday Dec 13. The night before, eight homes turned on their Christmas lights for judging of the home decorating contest.
The judges have spoken and here are the results...
First place home decorating entry 100' and under Tim Morrison
Houses 100' and under river frontage:
  • First Place Tim Morrison 
  • Second Place Benny & Rachel Sanders
  • Third Place Duane & Gina Favorite
First place home decorating entry 100' and over Mickey & Brenda Goolsby 
Houses 100' and over river frontage: 
  • First Place Mickey & Brenda Goolsby 
  • Second Place Bob & Susan Bailey
  • Third Place Ed  & Karyn Kadera
First place 20' and under winning entry Chet Davidson and crew
Boats 20' and under: 
  • First Place Chet Davidson and crew 
  • Second Place Marilyn Shockley and crew
  • Third Place Steve Holderness and crew
First place 21' - 30' winning entry Kim and Tammy Wegner and crew
Boats 21 - 30’:
  • First Place Kim and Tammy Wegner and crew
  • Second Place Gerald Hartley and crew
  • Third Place Paul Stinnett and crew
Second place  31' and over winning entry Russell York and crew
Boats 31’ and over:  
  • First Place Dido's Paddlewheel
  • Second Place Russell York 

Parade Chairman
Vanessa Taylor and
First Place winner 100' and under house
Tim Morrison
Susan and Bob Bailey
Second Place winner 100 ' house and over

Marilyn Shockley and crew 
Second Place winner Boat 20' and under

Steve Holderness
Third Place winner 20' and under

Chet Davidson and crew
First Place winner Boat 20' and under
Kim and Tammy Wegner
First Place Winner Boat 21’-30'
Gerald Hartley and crew
Second Place winner Boat 21’ - 30'

Russell York
Second Place winner Boat 31' and over

Photos courtesy: Tom Folger
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Adopt-a-Highway Trash Pick Up
Posted on Dec 11th, 2014 Comments (0)
Fred Kanter, left, Mike Pudlo, Susan Bailey and Ken Wright joined Adopt-a-Highway Chairman Brian Jones and spouse Jerri Mills on November 8th in picking up trash along FM 2611 before and after the Churchill bridge. A total twenty bags of tossed-out-the-window trash was collected. It's a thankless task but not here -- THANKS!
Barge Safety Warning
Posted on Dec 6th, 2014 Comments (0)
Another shipment of four loop reactors bound for the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. offloading ramp, located a quarter mile below the FM 522 bridge on the San Bernard, is due to begin on Wed Dec 10th
If you cannot see the pilot house windows (or better yet, the pilot) you cannot be seen by the pilot of the barge and are in jeapordy of being run down! He cannot stop, he cannot turn and he is a lot bigger than you – give way and stay out of his blind area. It might save your life.
Photo of two tow boats pushing a barge loaded with a loop reactor part was taken on Nov. 2 by Tom Folger,
Past Web Articles
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2013 Comments (0)
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