Important Upcoming Events
Watershore Advisory Committee-Landry Proposal for the bayfront-March 7, 5:30pm
If you cannot attend the meeting, please call the Mayor's office at City Hall and leave a record of your wishes.
The action by the City will be determined in part from what the Committee does on Thursday.
Rolling Thunder Down Home Democracy Festival-Saturday, March 23-Travis County Expo Center
contact Pat Suter for carpool information Event sponsored by Lone Star Sierra and our sister Group in Austin,
this is a 12-city trek to Austin.
Cross Timbers Group Garage Sale-March 23 at the Suter home. Some of us cannot go to Austin,
but start saving your stuff. A newsletter will come out this week with more information.
See The Observer for details on the Corps
Presentation on Packery Channel
March 12, 2002 Primary Election News
Watch for a statement from Lone Star Chapter on the candidates
running to replace Carlos Truan. Lone Star is endorsing
Chey Hinojosa. There is controversery over his opponent,
Barbara Canales Black's interest in BNP Oil's lease to drill
On South Padre Island.
See The Observer on-line for more.
OUR NEXT SIERRA CLUB MEETING IS MARCH 19, 2002
Time: 11:15 for Lunch; 12:15 Meeting
Place: Art Community Center, 100 Shoreline
SIERRA CLUB FEBRUARY 2002 MINUTES
Pat reported that the Treasury stands at $6,236, and that
the Annual Garage Sale at the
Suter home (1002 Chamberlain) will be Saturday March 23. (Please bring articles for sale
on Friday, March 22.) Earth Day activities will be at Hazel Bazemore Park. More on this next month.
The Corpus Christi City Council will consider on March 19
two proposals for developing the Bayfront,
and will take public comments. On March 26 they may make a decision. Members were enjoined to
speak out at the March 19 Council meeting. (Pat has written about the projects in the
Feb. 15 Observer. Plans can be seen on www.observercc.com
Pat made a detailed report on a presentation made by an
official of the U.S Corps of Engineers on the
status of the Packery Channel project. Summary: The design is 95 percent completed. The original
$30 Million projected cost has not been changed (Ed. Note despite adding more dredging than in
the original plan). Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in March, 2002, with Final EIS in
May If the schedule holds (unlikely), work on the rock jetties would be done in 2003, the dredging
in 04 and early 05. Websites for more information: Packery.com, observer.cc.com, Coastal Bend Sierra Club.
Frank Hankins, Secretary
WATCH THE COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB ON CABLE
CHANNEL 10 on
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT 8:30PM. Galaxie Video does an excellent job of
producing the show.
Important Articles and News
KEMPS RIDLEY TURTLE UPDATE by Mina Williams &Venice Scheurich
he Corpus Christi Experiment VX Nerve Agent Disposal by Bill Alling
Should This City Be the Waste Dump
for Chemical Weapons Residue??
Bill Alling's Letter to The Caller-Times
GLOBAL WARMING - WHAT MUST BE DONE by Pat Suter - see Feb. 2001 News
Environmentalists are Worried -by Pat Suter
CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI DOUBLE STANDARD READY TO UNFOLD by Pat Suter - see November News
EMAIL SENATOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON TO EXPRESS YOUR UNFAVORABLE OPINION
ON HER BILL TO DO BEACH RESTORATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT BY DREDGING PACKERY CHANNEL