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Texas side OKs contract to repair storm drain

Texas side OKs contract to repair storm drain

September 25th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

The Texarkana, Texas, City Council voted Monday night to authorize an $86,350 contract with Tatum Excavating Co. for repairs to a leaky storm drain pipe.

The leaky pipe at the lake on Skyline Boulevard must be repaired immediately, according to city staff.

Otherwise, the system could fail and the entire lake would drain, which would "wash out our infrastructure (street and drainage system) and could damage private property downstream as well."

The council met for its regular meeting Monday at City Hall, 220 Texas Blvd.

The council voted unanimously to authorize the contract with the excavating company.

Mayor Bob Bruggeman said he has seen dirt work being done in the area and appreciated the quick actions being taken to make the repairs.

The council also conducted a hearing and a unanimous vote on extending the Perot Theatre management agreement.

Perot Theatre Management Co., a part of Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, manages the theater, which the city owns. The city is seeking to extend its arrangement with the company for three years.

The city allocates up to $305,000 of hotel occupancy taxes to TRAHC to operate the Perot. That sum includes a management fee of more than $271,000.

A second public hearing and unanimous vote was held to remove parades from the city's special events ordinance.

City staff recommend simplifying permitting by exempting parades from the normal special event application, which is a lengthy process.

Bruggeman also spoke about the memorial tribute and procession that the trucking industry trade group will hold this weekend for late actor Burt Reynolds at the Texarkana, Texas, Convention Center.

Reynolds was best known for his role as the Bandit in the "Smokey and the Bandit" movie trilogy. In the movie, his character was offered $80,000 to haul 44 cases of Coors beer from Texarkana back to Atlanta, Ga., in 28 hours. Reynolds died Sept. 6.

Bruggeman also reminded the council and audience that National Night Out is Oct. 2.

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