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Council approves May veterans parade
by Gary Kent
Feb 22, 2013 | 1141 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — Vietnam era veterans got permission last week to hold a “Parade that Never Was” on May 11.

City council members listened to retired U.S. Navy veteran Armando Musquez make the request during their Tuesday night session, and Councilman David Carabajal made a motion to approve it.

The other council members voted unanimously to approve the request.

Musquez said organizers were making an effort to contact all Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans to participate also in the procession down North Washington Street.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

In other business, the council voted to:

— Purchase a New Holland tractor and backhoe at a cost of $80,204.93 and five extended-cab, Ford pickups at a price of $18,717 each.

— Authorized the city to replace a pump at the wastewater treatment plant at Chase Field at a cost of $5,716.

— Approve the second payment of $79,918 to Brookefield Holdings for infrastructure work done on an extended water line to the U.S. Highway 181 Bypass.

— Allow the city staff to seek Federal Aviation Rehabilitation Grant funds for improvements to the Beeville Municipal Airport.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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