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COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB November 2008 Meeting Minutes

The Coastal Bend Sierra Club (CBSC) met on Tuesday, November 4, from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at the Central Library, 805 Comanche St. Chairperson Pat Suter welcomed members and mentioned that minutes of the October meeting had been posted on the CBSC website. Pat then asked for the treasurer’s report from Teresa Carrillo, who reported that the checking account balance was $1411 and that three CD’s are invested at the Navy Army Credit Union.

Teresa and Pat reminded the group that the garage sale will be held on November 15 at 1002 Chamberlain St. Priced items should be brought to that address during the afternoon of the 14th. They stated that the goal is to add $400 to the treasury. Volunteers are needed for Friday afternoon and again on Saturday morning.

In other announcements, Pat Suter stated that the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) awards dinner will be held at the Texas State Aquarium at 6:00 pm on November 6. Banquet tickets are $50 each and can be obtained on site prior to the dinner. Our CBSC treasurer, Teresa Carrillo, will receive the Citizen Volunteer award from CBBF this year. On November 10, CBBF’s monthly meeting program will be on the topic of carbon dioxide creation and collection.

Political chair Hal Suter reminded members to watch for the next issue of the Lone Star Sierran, which will contain the ballot for voting on members of the Lone Star Executive Committee. Coastal Bend Sierran Teresa Carrillo is running for one of the four open positions in a field of six candidates. Teresa’s election would give South Texas an additional voice in setting Lone Star’s environmental priorities.

Mina Williams and Venice Scheurich briefed members on recent developments in the area of uranium exploration and mining. They emphasized that the Alliance of Texans for Uranium Research and Action (ALTURA) was officially launched in Austin on October 8. They encouraged members to keep up with uranium news by clicking on ALTURA’s impressive new website: http://www.uraniuminfo.org
or by typing "ALTURA uranium" into Google.

Hal and Pat Suter reported on their participation in local efforts to study the proposed Las Brisas Energy Center, which would use petroleum coke and could possibly double the total pollution emissions now released by the local area’s industrial district. The company has applied for an air pollution permit from the TCEQ. Concerned local and area citizens have formed the Clean Economy Coalition to answer questions about the Las Brisas proposal. Hal represents our group in the coalition.

Member Linda May has been asked by Pat Suter to look into the possibility of CBSC’s participation in a wetland’s project near Palacios. Linda agreed and will report on this at our next meeting.

Submitted by Venice Scheurich

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COASTAL BEND GROUP

                       EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Pat Suter 852-7938 Chairman
phsuter@stx.rr.com    
Mina Williams 882-1179 V.Chairman
Teresa Carrillo 361-672-4703 Treasurer
Venice Scheurich  241-4289 Secretary
Hal Suter 852-7938 Lone Star Chapter   Represent.
COMMITTEE CHAIRS    
Recycling 993-3737 Kenn Jobe
Venice Scheurich  &
Mina Williams
241-4289

882-1179


Uranium Mining
Bill Alling 289-9090 Air Quality
Kathy Griffith 578-5291 Membership/Publicity/Audubon
Club Liason
Hal Suter and Mina
Williams
852-7938 Political
Hal Suter 852-7938 Walks
Hal Suter
Teresa Carrillo
852-7938 Representataive to Lone Star Chapter
Joyce Jarmon   Refinery Emissions &
Community Advisory Council/Long Term Health Care
Edie Cosgrove   Refinery Emissions
Cheryl McGrath   Webmaster

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    CORPUS CHRISTI MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL

    Mayor Henry Garrett                                           District 1 Bill Kelly
    Business: 826-3100                                               Business: 888-6600
    Mobile: 850-3113                                                  Mobile: 815-7314
    email: Lindale@cctexas.com                               email: BILL@BILLKELLYONLINE.COM

    District 2 John Marez
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    email: JOHNMAREZDISTRICT2@YAHOO.COM

    District 3 Pricilla Leal                                         District 4 Mike McCutchon
    Home: 853-1748                                                  Business: 883-6211
    Mobile:537-1746                                                 Mobile: 853-4745
    email: pricillalealatdistrict3@yahoo.com           email: MMCUTCH@STX.RR.COM

District 5 Larry Elizondo                                    At Large: Nelda Martinez
Home: 844-5259                                                  Business: 779-7938
Mobile: 991-2680                                                Mobile (city) 826-3105
email: LRElizondoSr@Hotmail.com                   email: nelda@neldamartinez.com

At Large: Melody Cooper
Business: 887-8014
Mobile: 74-4170
email: JOE@MELODYCOOPERLAW.COM

At Large: Mike Hummell
Business: 883-3563
Home: 906-0782
email: mhummell@HDHLawFirm.com

       
         
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Hon. Solomon Ortiz                         State Rep. ____
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Washington, D.C. 20515-4315       Austin, TX 78768-2910
                                                                Solomon Ortiz, Jr.
                                                                Abel Herrero
                                                                Juan Garcia


Hon. Kay Bailey Hutchison            Sen. John Cornyn
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 Washington, D.C. 20510                Washington, D.C. 20510

        Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa    Commissioner Jerry Patterson
        P.O. Box 12068                            GLO 1700 Congress Ave.
        Austin, TX 78711-2068                 Austin, Texas 78701

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         Austin, TX 78711        

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