The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 16, 1959 · Page 8
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Pages OBSERVATIONS THE BRAZ03PORT PACTS Village Drainage Plan Near Completion r,^.- • . '!£fiy H. BAStiOM SIMPSON : Plans and arrangements for drainage of Richwood Village #)fe Hearing completion. • Thursday, of last week Presi- •dehj Lee A. Cobb of Brazoria Cbiinty Drainage District No.2i Jack Norris, county commissioner! Franklin Perry, at- torney for the district; an'JJohn J» Davidson went to Houston where they conferred >,Hlh off!' cials of the State Higliway Department in regard to Use of a part of the 200-foot right-of- way of higliway 288 for a ditch to carry off water from thenew town. The ditch, to be about 30 feet wide and over a mile 1 ^ong, would be along the west edge of the right-of-way and lead to Bastrop Bayou;-, A mttntoer of laterals would lead from Richwood to the main ditch. They learned from George Munson, highway engineer, the highway department would require a post to be placed about every six feet along the edge of theditchonthesWenexttothe road, with a cable to be run through the posts as a Safety measure in keeping cars from getting into the ditch. The edge of the ditch would be 30 feet ELECTRIC SPECIALIST rrom th* edge of tb*< road slab, ^>b said ^"^'ftlJifcils- ^strict furnish culverts and back'ffll where -roads would Cross the ditch and be responsible for maintenance of the ditch. All these things, Cobb said, the drainage district is willing to do, according to Its custom heretofore. Thecros*- ings over the culverts are to be topped with shell. Also, near Big Slough, Cobb reported,, the highway depart" ment, indicated it would be Willing to install a drainage tunnel under the roadway; with drain-' age going to Big Ash Lake and also to Oystefr Creek. < • ' Officials! of the drainage district expect to hear from the highway •£ department ', sooti, giving more definite arid further information Concerning' final approval of plans discussed in •Houston. CLEARING TIMBER Clearing of timber for a drain* age ditch from the north-east corner of £. M. Brown's B3 acrestogothroiiBhhisplaceand that of W. H. Dent to Lake Barbara was started this week. The drainage ditch, to be 1153 feet long, will carry water to the lake, and from there it will overflow into another ditch leading to Oyster Creek. Drainage will also be given from the Riley addition' of 63 acres and the nearby Davidson property. Lee Cobb, drainage district chairman, said that, after some delay and negotiations, Dent and the district agreed on $1320 as payment to Dent for 'spillway and ditch through his place, while Brown agreed to donate Brasospoft and Brazoria County, Texas Wed., Sept. 16, 1959 easement needed through his place, . the Galloway ditch, from highway SJ38 and North Main St. and , going to LakeBarbara, has been completed. , . . The overflow level of the lake has beenlowered281nch6Sfrom what it used to be. .This was done by means of the new ditch from the lake to Oyster Creek, where a lock was installed to prevent high water in the creek froth backing up into the. lake and thereby flooding the area. . FLAG LAKE: „ /^ The drainage ditch from Lake Jackson to Flag Lake was com- pitted recently. Atpresentltls atfyit 30 feet wide at the top and 14, feet at the bottom. When enlarged next year, it is tobeS4 fee* wide attopandMatbottbm, Cobs explained. ', , ,' The drainage district has ah 80-toot right-of-way there, and the rtioney for ditch enlargement to full specifications-will come from next year's budget. . The.ttst for the job, just finished by Contractor Kindle, was nearly .$5000, and that was considerably lower than other bids for tltf work, Cobb pointed out. . 3193.000 BUDGET" The budget for the drainage district 'for 1960 is $193,000. That's a little higher tlian it was this year, ' ' ' ' the dlstricts's tafc rate was first; set'kt 20 cents tier'$100 valuation for next year, but it was learnefl from Tax Collector H. A. Thomas that the cost of collecting fye taxes would be about $9ono next year instead of about $8000, and with some possible other extras, the Commissioners Court, on recommendation of the draiiiagecom- missioners, upped the rate a little, making it 21 cents. That is only four cents higher than the rate some 10 years ago according to Cobb. : And. that is considered good fa view of the fact that thedistrict is now double the size it was (ConiiiUMd To P«g« 14), DOUBLE ACE GIFT STAMPS ON TUESDAY M SHADDOCK'S LQCATID IM THE HiAUT OF UK JACKSOHJ SPECIMS FOt THUHSDAY .FIIDAT AND SATUIDAY - PiiMMBBBIMiliBMp PATIO FROZEN WWMERS KRAFT l& SALAD BOWL SALAD DRESSIN SOUTHERN SON FftZtH I j£ S GREEN GIMITPEK^ISf lLACKHANWI REDDGLECIOUS CELLO in IO NIFTY NOTEBOOK- BABVBEEF SALE! MOUND STEAKii. IR&T CHOI RIB <ROCKMAN'S SECOND GREAT WEEK SALE ENDS SATURDAY NIGHT! HURRY! NOVELTY GINGHAMS FAMOUS BRANDS VALUES TO 98o YD. 45" WIDE FALL SUITINGS DACRON i BLENDS VALUES .TO 11.18 ID. 88 "YARD PARADE OF BUYS MEN'S KHAKI I SUITS • ' ' •' >V. f 8}£ Oz. PANTS 29 to 42 O 79 Zipper fly 2 6 OK. Matching SHIRT 14 1 Lengtha S.M.L. 5.00 SUIT PITTED CRIB ^SHEETS WHITE DDK PASTELS: • REO. n.u '-" i''0 *EACH | ^ FAMOUS BRAND MEN'S UNDERSHIRTS SIZES 34 TO 46 " 78«' 69 B ^ E LORD DAYTON SHORTS BOXES OR ELASTIC SD3L SIZES: AftO 3 FOR KEYED TO SAVINGS! LADIES' LOAFERS BUck Sued* or Leather 8U*» 4 to BARGAINS THAT SCORE! FIRST QUAMTY NYLON HOSE NEW FALt SHADES COMPARE AT 79o A 1.00 FIRST QUALITY OHIX AND CURITY DIAPERS 20 x 40 REO. 53.75 DOZEN 88 DOZEN NATIONALLY KNOWN TYPE 180 PERCALE SHEETS BY UTICA AND OARZA 72 x 80 TWIN FITTED 81 x 108 DOUBLE BED FITTED 42 X 38V4 PILLOW CASES each 1 each KEYED TO SAVINGS! FHtST QUALITY BED PltlOWS NON ALLERGIC FOAM RUBBER 100% DACRON 33 6.50 LACH PAIR 5% WOOL DOUBLE BLANKET 70x90 Sheet Blanket STITCHED ENDS VALUE &.E. Elect. Blanket $22.95 MEN'S DRESS SHOES PORTO FED 4 PORTAGE (Antleton & Lake Jackion) FREEMAN (West Columbia) NETTLETON (Lake Jarkwn) Blxei: 6 to 12, ABCD & EEE Width Values to 15.95 13.88 Values to 22,95 18.88 28.88 , Wart Columbia I loice Jackson CMWTY

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