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Eagle Ford road issues dominate commissioners’ agenda


Eagle Ford road issues dominate commissioners’ agenda
Dewees resident Amber Lyssy holds a jar containing a sample of a nearly opaque, grayish liquid that she said was dumped on C.R. 205 Jan. 15, as she addresses the Wilson County Commissioners Court during its Jan. 27 meeting


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Wilson County News
February 5, 2014
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The Wilson County Commissioners Court has appointed a five-member board to oversee what might become the county’s first-ever Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone. The action came during the commissioners’ Jan. 27 meeting.

The county initially was planning to suggest the creation of three such zones as part of its application to the Texas Department of Transportation. But according to Wilson County Pct. 2 Commissioner Paul Pfeil, a further examination of the program’s rules has led to the belief that only one zone is needed. The zone will include C.R. 217, from C.R. 207 to C.R. 216, which is a distance of 1-1/2 miles.

Pfeil said additional roads and projects can be added later.

Appointed to the zone’s board were:

•Douglass Knoll, an oil and gas representative employed by Knoll Oil & Gas

•Joseph Couch, with Hunt Oil

•Joe Randall Carter of J.R. Carter Inc. Oil and Gas

•James Pruski

•Keith Johanson.

Also related to roads, Dewees resident Amber Lyssy, joined by her husband and their three children, addressed the commissioners about C.R. 205. On Jan. 15, Lyssy said she witnessed someone from an energy company spraying the road near her family’s ranch with the contents of a tanker truck. She said the nearly opaque, grayish liquid -- of which she collected a sample to show those in attendance -- had heavy fumes and smelled similar to diesel fuel.

“As a mom, with children that eat off of our land, this is really concerning for us,” Lyssy said.

Pfeil said companies are allowed to dump “safe water” from disposal ponds and fracking wells on unpaved county roads during daylight hours. This only can occur if county road hands are present to use a motor grader to mix the solution into the gravel road surface to aid in dust control.

Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney urged the Lyssys to work with Pfeil to resolve the situation and to return to commissioners court if they are unsuccessful.

In other business, the commissioners enacted a 90-day burn ban. See related article, page 1A.

Wilson County Judge Marvin Quinney and commissioners Albert Gamez Jr., Paul Pfeil, Ricky Morales, and Larry Wiley; County Auditor Tom Dupnick, Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr., Assistant County Attorney Katherine Chapman, County Clerk Eva Martinez, County Treasurer Jan Hartl, Emergency Management Coordinator LeAnn Hosek, Wilson County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Jim Burdette, Coordinator Edwin Baker of the Wilson County Health and Public Safety Office, John Holcombe of the Information Technology Department, and Lisa Eberhardt of the Wilson County Auditor’s Office.
 

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Apathyisadisease  
La Vernia  
March 6, 2014 1:56pm
 
Amber, Just thought of something else. Get that sample tested. I will gladly contribute or help find a reputable lab.

 
Apathyisadisease  
La Vernia  
March 6, 2014 1:47pm
 
Amber- please let us know if this is resolved anyone responsible. I am very concerned what I have seen over the last year, and no one is talking about it with any substance in South Texas. Once the water becomes polluted with ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 5, 2014 11:44am
 
NSNW.....Never forget that Stercore Tauri is organic. :-)

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 5, 2014 6:51am
 
NSNW....Organic food sales are a bit over four percent of US food sales. Does that mean that over nine out ten Americans are wrong. Of course, they could also be uneducated and misinformed. I have observed shoppers buying ... More ›

 
Wondering?  
Floresville, Tx  
March 4, 2014 10:35pm
 
Also NotSoNewsWorthy, what's scary about differing view points. Do you feel people are supposed to just blindly follow the current organic trend like a bunch of little drones.

 
Wondering?  
Floresville, Tx  
March 4, 2014 10:23pm
 
NotSoNewsWorthy, apparently you must be frustrated with the facts. So you just start accusing people of being uninformed, uneducated and clueless. How sad you degenerated to such a low level. Perhaps your smug sense of superiority ... More ›

 
NotSoNewsWorthy  
Floresville  
March 4, 2014 9:54pm
 
Taylor, chief..you guys are scary,so completely uninformed,uneducated,and clueless.. Very sad..

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
February 26, 2014 5:47am
 
correction....remove "can" before "don't" in last post...I need to finish first glass of fermented grape juice before I start typing. :-) Kemo Sabe. My Opinion...I can't believe you are passing ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
February 26, 2014 5:37am
 
Taylor, they do it because it gives them a false sense of smug superiority and they can don't realize that following the herd results in unchanging organic views and smells.

 
Taylor  
floresville  
February 25, 2014 10:28pm
 
They just don't get it, they wear clothes made out of synthetics or cotton and use femine hygiene products that are also made out of cotton which is a plant that now produces it's own pesticides and is round up ready. Then ... More ›

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