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South Texas Uranium News - Update 4/5/11

                            Coastal Bend Sierra Club's Comments on TCEQ's Draft Rules for Uranium Mining in Texas


                           Ridley Turtle update - 4/13/11

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COASTAL BEND SIERRA CLUB May 2011 Meeting Minutes

The Coastal Bend Sierra Club (CBSC) met on Tuesday, May 17 from 11:30 am until 1:15 pm at the Central Library, 805 Comanche Street. After reminding members that CBSC meeting minutes are posted on the club’s website, Chairperson Pat Suter asked Treasurer Teresa Carrillo for her report. Teresa reported that the three certificates of deposit have been renewed recently at rates of 1.98% to 2.23% and will mature between mid-February and late-April 2012. She also reported that the checking account has a current balance of $1,103.29.

In announcements, Pat reminded members that the City Visitor’s Bureau plans to have a press conference and brief ceremony at 2:30 pm on Thursday, May 19 at the Hans and Pat Suter Park to publicize some park projects and improvements which have been completed recently. She also reminded members that the "Membership Appreciation Bash" will be held the evening of May 19th at 5:30 at the home of Jeanne Adams, 215 Louisiana. Teresa Carrillo, Lois Huff, Shelley Fox, and Pat are working on final arrangements and they request that Teresa be notified by members of items they plan to bring for the silent auction. (Teresa’s phone number is 361-672-4703.)

Pat also stated that Flavia DeLaFuente of the Lone Star Sierra Chapter has been in touch with her about hosting two membership parties this summer. Flavia reports that funds will be available from the national group and that she just needs help from CBSC in finding an appropriate party location.

In other announcements, Lone Star Sierra Chairperson Hal Suter stated that the Lone Star Executive Committee (ExCom) will meet at Port Aransas on July 16 and that he hopes that CBSC members will participate by submitting items for the agenda and also by attending the meeting. He noted that hydraulic fracturing would probably be discussed because of intensive production activity in the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale formations. Hal also reported that soon after the legislative session ends Lone Star Sierra will once again become active in meeting with groups in the Apollo Alliance—especially the CWA-- in bringing green job opportunities to Texas. In addition, Hal briefed members on the status of several bills with environmental implications currently being considered by the Legislature.

Mina Williams and Venice Scheurich reported that 93 Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nests have been documented on the Texas coast as of May 16, and that more than 60% of them have occurred on Padre Island National Seashore.

Joyce Jarmon reported that the Community’s Long Term Health Committee meetings are now in summer recess, but are expected to resume next September.

Edith Cosgrove stated that she would like CBSC to have at least one night time meeting when CBSC starts meeting again next fall. This would reveal if changing the planning session meeting time from noon to evening would encourage more members to participate in club activities.

Submitted by Venice Scheurich, May 17, 2011

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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
Shelley Fox
Lois Huff
Teresa Carillo
  Activities
Venice Scheurich  &
Mina Williams
241-4289

882-1179


Uranium Mining
Bill Alling 289-9090 Air Quality
    Membership
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

  Cheryl McGrath      Webmaster
 
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    • City of Corpus Christi

      Mayor Joe Adame                             District 1 Kevin Kieschnick email:  joea@cctexas.com                 email:kkieschnick.cc@stx.rr.com                         


      Brent Chesney at Large                     Nelda Martinez at Large
      brentjchesney@aol.com                       nelda@neldamartinez.com

      Mark Scott at Large
      mscott@sanjacintotitle.com
      Work: (361) 985-2004
      Home: (361) 814-9220
      Business Address: 5026 Holly Road, 78411
                                

             District 2  John Marez                               District 3 Pricilla Leal   
           
    johnmarezdistrict2@yahoo.com                  pricillalealatdistrict3@yahoo.com  


             District 4 Chris Alder
             email:
    cadler106@gmail.com
                                                      
            District 5 Larry Elizondo                                   
            email: LRElizondoSr@Hotmail.com                  



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    Austin, TX 78768-2910

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    Corpus Christi, Texas 78427


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