Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Saturday, January 27, 2007
For Current Residents of the City of Lockhart ONLY
Make your home safe – Bring us your toxic chemicals no longer needed

When? Saturday, January 27, 2007
Time? 9:00 a.m. to Noon (Rain or Shine, event will be held.)

Where? Lockhart City Hall
West parking lot off Market Street at Guadalupe St.

What we will take? Cleaning products: drain cleaners, concentrates, degreasers, oven cleaners, solvents, polishers, pool chemicals, household batteries, etc…

Paint Products: Latex & oil-based paints, spray paints, thinners, strippers, preservatives, brush cleaners, etc…
Gardening Products: Pesticides, sprays/dusts, weed killers, rat poisons, insecticides, etc…
Automotive Products: Batteries, brake fluids, transmissions fluids, etc…
Automotive oils, filters and antifreeze are accepted at the Recycling Center on Brazos at Walnut Street

We will NOT take: Wastes generated by businesses & commercial farming, tires, chemical containers larger than 5 gallons, medical wastes & sharps, empty containers, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, gun powder, metal, wire and PCB’s.

Disposal cost to you? None

Did you know it is against the law to put items like these in your regular household garbage? Many can also cause serious injury to employees who pickup your garbage. Whenever possible avoid purchasing such items because of the disposal liabilities and costs. If you must purchase, buy in quantities for immediate use. Please explore alternative products that are environmentally friendly/safer.

Must be a Lockhart City Resident
Bring Utility Bill or other proof of residence
Sponsors: City of Lockhart, Capital Area Council of Governments, TCEQ
Questions? Call Public at 398-6452.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Austin to rename bridge in honor of Ann Richards

A downtown bridge famous for political marches, parades and a bat colony will soon bear the name of the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards.
The Austin City Council today plans to name the Congress Avenue Bridge after Richards, the quick-witted former governor who died in September of esophageal cancer. Richards led a march up Congress Avenue from the bridge to the Capitol on the day she became governor.

''Ann always worked to bridge the divides that separated people, and I think it is very fitting that we honor her memory by naming the bridge where she began her inaugural parade in 1991,'' Mayor Will Wynn said, calling Richards ''my friend, an adviser and an inspiration.''
Richards, a Democrat, served two terms on the Travis County commissioners court beginning in 1976 before winning election to state treasurer. Eight years later, in 1990, she was elected as the state's second woman governor.
Her re-election effort in 1994 was thwarted by Republican George W. Bush.
The bridge will join the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a public all-girls academy in South Austin, as a tribute to her service.