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rate annually $1.76 the are indigent for Work on Robstown park to begin -- Almost a year ago" the Nueces County Commissioners Court got word that they had received a $120,000 federal grant to help build a 30-acre park at Robstown. So far not one spade of dirt has been turned in construction of that park. Tomorrow the Nueces County Commissioners Court is expected to approve spending $120,000 of a $436,000 Economic Development Act grant toward that park. The amount will complete the $240,000 package needed to build the facility. The'proposed park will include bike paths, barbecue pits, baseball diamonds, and football and soccer fields.- Although the commissioners court received approval of a $120,000 from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation through the state Parks and Wildlife Department last July, no bids have ever been let for any of the work. The original plan was to have the county put up the matching $120,000 to pay the $240,000 cost of the park. Since then, however, the county has tried to get a matching federal grant. An earlier application to the Economic Development Act. for the money was turned down. The deadline for using the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation grant was early June but the countv obtained a three-month extension. The county must begin work by Sept. 1 or risk losing $120,000. Gerald "Buddy" Scalf, county engineer, said to get work underway by September, bids construction must be let by late July. The original expectations were that county residents would begin using that park by summer. The 30-acre site is located at the northwest edge of Robstown at the corner of County 42 and Bosquez Road. The land was originally the old Robstown Labor Camp. Nick Jimenez

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 13 Jun 1977, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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