BEND SIERRA CLUB
COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB P.O. BOX 3512 CORPUS CHRISTI,TX 78404
General Meetings are held the Third Tuesday of
each month, 11:30pm at the Art Center of Corpus Christi,
100 N. Shoreline Drive.
Date: March 16, 1999
Place: Art Community Center, 100 Shoreline
Time: 12:15p.m. Business Meeting; Lunch 11:15a.m.
Program: Wintering MONARCH BUTTERFLIES in Mexico Anganguea, Morelia, Patzcuaro
COMMENTS FROM THE CHAIR
You will notice in another area of this website that we are again asking for member input on their interests. Please print out the form, fill it out and mail it to the box number (3512, 78404). We cannot address your concerns if we do not know what they are. And, of course, we need your participation as well.
You will also note the upcoming GARAGE SALE, scheduled for March 20. Again we neeg to have you help. If nothing else, clean out your odds and ends and bring for sale. If you can help set-up or help sell, more the better. The main reason for our twice a year sales is that we must provide for ALL our expenses. We get no help from national. Our main expense is the newsletter ($100 per month) and so we really need to know if you care at all.
With apologies to the out of Nueces County members, the election on the various bond proposals here in Nueces County is of such importance that we will devote a substantial amount of this newsletter to discussion. Those of you who live out of this local district might like to send us your concerns in your area for inclusion in future newsletters. We do not know of them unless someone tells us.
A N O T H E R S P R I N G, A N O T H E R Y
A R D S A L E
COUNTY BOND ELECTION June 12,
Channel is too expensive to dredge, to keep open and in our view, the money is needed for
"bread and butter" projects.
PACKERY CHANNEL AND THE NUECES COUNTY BOND ELECTION
Packery Channel has been an issue since Padre Isles was first started way back in 1968. At that time, a large public hearing was held on the canals and what would happen there, but Packery Channel came in for discussion as well. Then in the 1970's the developer wanted to close off Packery Channel and actually put concrete rebutments across the channel to anchor an extension of the seawall. This was too much, even for the state, and so a lawsuit was brought which nixed that proposal. Then in the 1980's the proposal surfaced to dredge the channel to the Lake Padre Marina and 8300 people signed a petition against this. So everything was quiet for a time until the 1990's. It seems that every ten years, the desire to open the channel for economic purposes come around. We are OPPOSED to dredging Packery Channel for many reasons, not the least being that tax money should be used for needed benefits to the public andnot FLUFF.
Packery Channel is
too expensive to dredge, to keep open and in our view, the money is needed for "bread
and butter" projects.
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