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San Jacinto News-Times - Local News
Stories Added -  August 2009
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Juvenile curfew is topic of Shepherd public hearing
San Jacinto News- Times - August 2009

SHEPHERD – A public hearing is scheduled Monday, Aug. 10, to address a proposed ordinance to establish a juvenile curfew in the City of Shepherd. A reading of the ordinance was approved by city council members before announcing the public hearing. The ordinance will require minors between the ages of 10 and 17 to be home before 10 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends. The proposed ordinance will offer exceptions for minors returning from work, school and/ or church activities that run past 10 p.m. The public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. in the San Jacinto County Pct. 2 Courtroom, 1000 N. Byrd Avenue, Shepherd. All residents of the city are invited to attend and will be given the opportunity to be heard. In other business, council members are still talking about an emergency exit route for residents of the Dixon Subdivision. According to City Secretary Donna Pitrucha, residents of the subdivision have one road leading into it with a train track going through it. If it is blocked by another train derailment, they are trapped, she said. Council members voted to table a motion for applying for a federal grant that would pay the salaries of two police officers for three years and then require the city to pay the salaries for a fourth year. Council members favored exploring federal grants as a way to pay for moving utility lines prior to the Texas Department of Transportation’s construction along Hwy. 59. The projected cost of moving the city’s utilities is $900,000.



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