An eye sore is being cleared away from Cow Bayou. A boat that has been sunk in the bayou near the Bridge City boat ramp was being removed Tuesday according to County Judge John Gothia. “The General Land Office is finally here in Bridge City with a contractor to pull a couple of sunken boats that have been in Cow Bayou and plaquing Cow Bayou now for several years especially the one that is right there on the highway at the boat ramp that should be removed today.” Gothia reported.
The boat that could be seen from State Highway 87 was the most visible sunken boat. The state is looking to remove more sunken vessels in southeast Texas from various waterways including two or three more in Orange County.
The Commissioners Court held a called meeting Tuesday morning. The agenda was short with paying the monthly bills, approving a couple of line item transfers, and authorizing purchasing agent Tim Funchess to advertise for Grant Administrative Services for two grants.
The Commissioners approved the purchase of a 2022 Kenworth T270 water truck for the Road and Bridge Department. The total cost for the vehicle is $98,551 under a Buy Board Contract.
-Dan Perrine, KOGT-