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We were looking to buy a home (first time buyers) in/around houtson area and have almost narrowed it down to shadow Creek Ranch (SCR) in Pearland. Other day, I was talktng to a person who is currently living in SCR for more than a year and he firmly advised me not to buy in SCR. He feels he made a mistake. Why ? Not because of the builder/neighbor/Commute/Crime/Schools...But because of the proposed Expansion of a LandFill quite adjacent to SCR. The issue is " Blue Ridge Landfill owner BFI is going to expand the facility from its current 530-acre, 58-foot-high capacity to 784 acres, with refuse piled up to 170 feet high. The landfill sits on a total of 1,345 acres at 2200 F.M. Rd. 521 just opposite to West-boundary of SCR " . He also added that he smells garbage sometimes even now (dueto the CURRENT Landfill).

It seems like, after the expansion - it will be like a 17 story building of Garbage and he is concerend about the Sewage , Smell and environment issues. Read more here http://www.fortbendnow.com/news/2266/stavi...expansion-plans

Some people have reported that they would have bought somewhere else, if they had known about it before. . (It appears that the expansion was a secret, until very recently).Another person days, he cancelled his builder contract risking the Option money

Though there are some potests and media coverage happening about this, it appears that it will be a fruitless effort since Fortbend County (where the land fill is) has a written agreement with the Landfill owners that they wont protest any future expansion.

So, I put a hold on my house hunt for the time being. I would like to get some comments from the the current residents living in any (SCR,SilverCreek, silver Lake/etc) Communities next to this landfill.<script language=JavaScript>

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I live in Silverlake. I guess it's all relative but I don't consider myself being next to Blue Ridge, nor or all parts of Shadow Creek.

I'm sure it's making many potential homebuyers think long and hard about whether or not they want to buy in the area, as it should. But I know in my particular neighborhood in Silverlake (and I can only speak for my specific subdivsion/village) people are still buying and homes don't stay on the market long.

And yes, KTRK, KHOU and Fox are all filing a lawsuit to stop the expansion. This is along with the ongoing suit by Shadow Creek, Teal Run and other Fresno residents.

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I agree that SCR has been hurt by landfill expansion. I personally wouldn't have bought there if I had known. If fact I even asked about the landfill before I bought and was told that it would be "done" in the next 5 years. Any reasearch I did back in 2005 didn't indicate that it was under review for expansion until I still reading about it in some articles about the summer of 2006. I think Allied really tried to get this under the radar becuase it's on the county line they used that as a reason for not notifying SCR residents or the City of Pearland of the expansion. I personally have only smelled the landfill on very few occasions, but I imagine when it's a tower I will know its there all the time. I think we have another two years before the expanision can really be approved and I'm hoping now that it has more media attention, particularly by channel 11 and 13, that we will get some more results. I work in downtown and don't really have a problem with the commute (I'm an early bird), and the crime is more about housing supplies, but I have been disappointed with the SCR HOA. They are not involved and do not respond to any requests or questions I have in a timely manner.

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I've been living in SCR since May 2006. I did not know about the landfill before buying nor did any of the builders tell me about it. I would not have bought in SCR had I known.

That said, I do notice a foul odor periodically, usually at night, depending on the winds, I imagine. However, I do NOT think the smell is because of the landfill. It smells much more chemical, probably from one of the chemical plants along 521. It does not smell like sewage or garbage, which I would hope I could identify. My neighbors all agree with me on this.

One family in my neighborhood built a home but backed out of the contract when heard about the landfill. The house was on a lake and would probably have a stunning view of the landfill if it were increased. He moved to the east end of SCR near Kirby. By doing so, from his next-door-neighbor-to-be, he apparently took a $40k hit by moving. OUCH!!

I'm happy to hear the media outlets are opposing it. That could be a big deal. But from what I've heard through the grapevine, it will be approved, sadly. I do fear being able to sell my house in the future because we do not intend to stay there forever and ever, more like 3-6 years.

Home sales in SCR have dropped off a cliff since we moved in last May. However, new home sales throughout the country have been slow for the last year, too. My subdivision has been better lately, with 6 sales in the last 2 months. Not great, but better.

Why hasn't SCR had a flyer in every single door of a SCR residence? They should be getting much more involved than they have. But nope. Oddly silent.

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I don't know anything about the Shadow Creek Ranch neighborhood or the landfill. But some of the issues raised in this thread reminded me of issues discussed in the cover article of the most recent issue of the Houston Press, and a couple of related sidebar articles, about another neighborhood ("Woodwind Lakes subdivision built on oil and gas field turns on neighbor who pointed out the contamination"). That situation is probably very different, but the article discussed residents' concerns about falling property values and the role of the HOA, and so I thought it might be worth mentioning.

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I take 521 down to my airport for flying lessons and drive right by the back wall of SCR. The smell there is often quite strong -- and I agree, it's more of an amonia or chemical smell than a garbage smell. I'd be very upset if I lived in that very nice neighborhood and ever smelled that coming into it.

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Can someone post a link to the lawsuit by Channel13,11,26 on this issue ? I could not find it..

Actually it's not a lawsuit. The first step is to formally contest with TCEQ. The story is in the following link.

http://www.fortbendnow.com/news/2790/tv-st...-public-at-risk

ETA one more story...

http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/pearlan...ws/4714130.html

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I would like to get some comments from the the current residents living in any (SCR,SilverCreek, silver Lake/etc) Communities next to this landfill.<script language=JavaScript>

I have been a SCR resident since 2005. Did not know anything about this landfill until few months ago. I guess I was lucky to buy on the East side far away from the landfill.

Of course it has been on the best interest of the developers and homebuilders to keep this issue as low key as possible; but from what I see now, it might start hurting their sales, especially on the Fort Bend side of the neighborhood which is the closer to 521 and the landfill. I think SCR is getting close to the 3,000 houses already built, so I hope that with the support of the city of Pearland, the TV stations and some of the other affected neighborhoods there is something that we can do.

When I moved to Pearland, I used to work in the Galleria and since then I changed offices to Sugarland. If you have no business in the north part of town other than the occasional International flight from IAH or visit to the Woodlands, SCR is a great conveniently located place. From other threads in this forum, I imagine you have seen the type of commercial developments taking place and hopefully expansions to our road systems that will be necessary in a very few years.

If I were in your position Brain, it would be a hard call..... Most of the remaining good areas and builders are developing the west side of SCR close to the landfill and for sure if the expansion is approved, most likely re-sale could be an issue.

Did you check Southern Trails just south of SCR which also is closer to 288 than to 521? There are also still some East subdivisions of SCR with lots available and don't see them being affected visually or with the smell that might come from the Landfill.

Good luck with any decision you finally make!

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Thanks for everyone sharing their views.

After reading lots of materials on this topic, this is my view

* Since state (TCEQ) has already ruled ins favour of Allied, they are half-done with it [Yes, better begun is half done]

* Also, it is the same TCEQ who will decide on the "request for contested hearing" (RCH), I would not be surprised if that request is denied again

* If RCH is granted, it will be another 2 years or so, for the final decision.

* Missoury city and Fortbend already agreed to receive 'tipping fees' (Legal Bribe ?) for their silence

* Eventhough TV stations are in the battle, I doubt how serious is their battle. They do know everything else in the city but they did not know about this until the last minute ? hmmmmmm..

* Allied is a multi-million business and so are the TV stations. Sadly, but true - money is the guiding force at many places. Allied may offer to cover (partially) expenses to erect 230 ft high MEGADopler towers. Who knows ?

* I read somewhere that, different projects that were about to be started near SCR is on hold. Not sure whether it is correct or not, but of it is - that is not a good sign. They get the confirmed rumours quicker than 'Fire ants'

* HOA and Newland (the actual owners of SCR) prefer to remain silent. They fear that once they voluntarly inform existing residents and Potential new residents, there will be panic and the typical "horror, get out and run". They want as many units to be sold as quickly as possible. Once the units are sold, they dont care whether it is 170 ft tall garbage or 1700 ft tall garbage.

* Its a 40-60 game, favouring Allied

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Thanks for everyone sharing their views.

After reading lots of materials on this topic, this is my view

* Since state (TCEQ) has already ruled ins favour of Allied, they are half-done with it [Yes, better begun is half done]

* Also, it is the same TCEQ who will decide on the "request for contested hearing" (RCH), I would not be surprised if that request is denied again

* If RCH is granted, it will be another 2 years or so, for the final decision.

* Missoury city and Fortbend already agreed to receive 'tipping fees' (Legal Bribe ?) for their silence

* Eventhough TV stations are in the battle, I doubt how serious is their battle. They do know everything else in the city but they did not know about this until the last minute ? hmmmmmm..

* Allied is a multi-million business and so are the TV stations. Sadly, but true - money is the guiding force at many places. Allied may offer to cover (partially) expenses to erect 230 ft high MEGADopler towers. Who knows ?

* I read somewhere that, different projects that were about to be started near SCR is on hold. Not sure whether it is correct or not, but of it is - that is not a good sign. They get the confirmed rumours quicker than 'Fire ants'

* HOA and Newland (the actual owners of SCR) prefer to remain silent. They fear that once they voluntarly inform existing residents and Potential new residents, there will be panic and the typical "horror, get out and run". They want as many units to be sold as quickly as possible. Once the units are sold, they dont care whether it is 170 ft tall garbage or 1700 ft tall garbage.

* Its a 40-60 game, favouring Allied

You'll be OK if you move to SCR. From my gut (which is based on "business common sense") the common good tends to work out in situations like this. There will be enough pressure from "grass roots" organizations/people that Allied will make consessions. Also, there are too many resources tied up in this area of town to let it be dissolved by a landfill. Allied is not that powerful. But if you must wait then that is a viable option too.

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Thanks for everyone sharing their views.

After reading lots of materials on this topic, this is my view

* Since state (TCEQ) has already ruled ins favour of Allied, they are half-done with it [Yes, better begun is half done]

* Also, it is the same TCEQ who will decide on the "request for contested hearing" (RCH), I would not be surprised if that request is denied again

* If RCH is granted, it will be another 2 years or so, for the final decision.

* Missoury city and Fortbend already agreed to receive 'tipping fees' (Legal Bribe ?) for their silence

* Eventhough TV stations are in the battle, I doubt how serious is their battle. They do know everything else in the city but they did not know about this until the last minute ? hmmmmmm..

* Allied is a multi-million business and so are the TV stations. Sadly, but true - money is the guiding force at many places. Allied may offer to cover (partially) expenses to erect 230 ft high MEGADopler towers. Who knows ?

* I read somewhere that, different projects that were about to be started near SCR is on hold. Not sure whether it is correct or not, but of it is - that is not a good sign. They get the confirmed rumours quicker than 'Fire ants'

* HOA and Newland (the actual owners of SCR) prefer to remain silent. They fear that once they voluntarly inform existing residents and Potential new residents, there will be panic and the typical "horror, get out and run". They want as many units to be sold as quickly as possible. Once the units are sold, they dont care whether it is 170 ft tall garbage or 1700 ft tall garbage.

* Its a 40-60 game, favouring Allied

I sat in on one of the council meetings regarding this subject and the expansion was not approved to the best of my limited memory. The TCEQ, County officials, etc, can approve any permit they would like, but it is the City that has the final word in what happens withing its boarders (to some extent). A good example of this is that the county does not limit my desire to have an open fire on my property in the county, nor does the TCEQ if I want to doze my trees and burn them. The City, on the other hand, has ordinances that make it illegal for me to do that without a permit - which they will not approve.

Funny thing about these landfills are that they have been around for a long time and were originally put in a good location considering the proximity to the city and populated areas. Now they are smack dab in the middle of things because nobody imagined the type of growth we would have. Brio on Dixie Farm and Beamer is another example of that.

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I sat in on one of the council meetings regarding this subject and the expansion was not approved to the best of my limited memory. The TCEQ, County officials, etc, can approve any permit they would like, but it is the City that has the final word in what happens withing its boarders (to some extent). A good example of this is that the county does not limit my desire to have an open fire on my property in the county, nor does the TCEQ if I want to doze my trees and burn them. The City, on the other hand, has ordinances that make it illegal for me to do that without a permit - which they will not approve.

Funny thing about these landfills are that they have been around for a long time and were originally put in a good location considering the proximity to the city and populated areas. Now they are smack dab in the middle of things because nobody imagined the type of growth we would have. Brio on Dixie Farm and Beamer is another example of that.

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It appears that the actual 'City' of this landfill is 'Fresno' . ( MAP ) I know Pearland is opposing the expansion but did not read much about Fresno anywhere.

So George, it appears that you are optimistic that the expansion will not happen eventually. Did I get that right ?

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It appears that the actual 'City' of this landfill is 'Fresno' . ( MAP ) I know Pearland is opposing the expansion but did not read much about Fresno anywhere.

So George, it appears that you are optimistic that the expansion will not happen eventually. Did I get that right ?

I would say yes but we never know what goes on behind closed doors.

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those landfills were there way before shadow creek was thought of.....there are more landfills right on the other side of the beltway so technically the area is surrounded by landfills

Right. But the new issue is that BFI is planning to do a massive expansion to the landfill, which after completion will be a 17 stories high heap of trash :unsure:

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well...development has killed alot of isolated areas that could hold a landfill in Pearland......you can't go towards Missouri City because that area is developed already and South on 521 is Fresno and a bunch of smaller ares with people living on acreage...only other place is prison country....

I grew up 5 miles from Shadow Creek and the southern area of my old area is bordered by oil fields...they aren't going anywhere either so what are the options for BFI?

developers probably knew that going in but didn't think the area would've grown so fast...I commuted to Angleton in 2001 and Shadow Creek was nothing but a field and 518 and 288 and beginning to grow...a few years later look at what has happened...

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http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/kho...ar.fb2abb8.html

Landfill could blind TV weather radars

07:09 PM CDT on Thursday, April 26, 2007

By Jason Whitely / 11 News

FRESNO - Truck by truck the Blue Ridge Landfill grows everyday. Its owner, Allied Waste, wants to expand it even more.

But three TV stations, including KHOU-TV, now oppose the controversial plan.

Allied Waste asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for permission to more than triple the height it can pile trash, from 53 feet right now to 170 feet.

Trash piled that high is what worries TV stations.

"If you put a 200 foot landfill in front of a radar you're going to have problems with coverage and being able to let the radar do its job picking up storms and tracking systems within the Gulf especially, the Galveston area would be affected and all of the whole Houston area would be affected," said KHOU-TV Director of Technology Frank Peterman.

The trash could end up 100 feet higher than the weather radars. Engineers at KHOU‑TV say that will prevent "HD Doppler" from seeing storms and hurricanes to the southeast.

"We're surprised this is the first time the issue has come up," said Gary McCuistion, Allied Waste spokesman.

Allied Waste said neither KHOU-TV nor KTRK-TV and KRIV-TV, also fighting the proposal, ever attended the public hearings on the expansion.

"It's my understanding they weren't notified," said Richard Morrison, environmental attorney representing the Coalition Against Blue Ridge Landfill Expansion. "That's how the process works. If you're a landowner you're supposed to be notified so you have an opportunity to go to the public hearing."

By law, Allied Waste says it only has to notify landowners within 500 feet.

Most of the weather radars are two or three miles away.

So TV stations are taking legal action now, hoping to convince the state to keep Blue Ridge from getting any bigger and potentially blinding the region from approaching storms.

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It appears that builders are in a hurry to close out before the news get spread. I saw an ad that Perry is offering 10K bonus and Steel appliances upgrade for all potential buyers in Eden Cove in SCR. That would ring a bell when you notice that Eden Cove is a subdisvision in SCR kissing almeda/Landill

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It appears that builders are in a hurry to close out before the news get spread. I saw an ad that Perry is offering 10K bonus and Steel appliances upgrade for all potential buyers in Eden Cove in SCR. That would ring a bell when you notice that Eden Cove is a subdisvision in SCR kissing almeda/Landill

10K? Let me know when they're offering 40k bonuses. Then you know they're trying to sell. On average priced houses, 200k-250k, a 10k bonus is TYPICAL. I got a 10k bonus 16 months ago in SCR. All the builders tweak their "deals" over time in order to make it look attractive and different. I've seen upgrades at 1/3 price (of course, that is with no bonus money so it's ALL out of pocket). I've seen free plasma TVs, free sprinklers, free granite upgrade. But typically, that comes out of the bonus money. My plan went up $7000 in base sales price over the course of one year. Once you factor that in and consider they're offering essentially the same options and discounts, and it's all really equal. However, perhaps they should ramp up the discounts since home sales have been slow throughout Houston and the rest of the country for the past year.

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BW, whats the feeling like at SCR over the looming landfill expansion? mass exodus, determination to fight, regret?

I put option money down on a house to be finished in august;i think ill go ahead and purchase the house but I cannot tsay that i'm not concerned;

I think there is some anger out there about people not knowing before putting down money. I have seen about 5 homes in my subdivision this year back out. Now, those may not have anything to do with the landfill. I know one person who backed out because of it and moved to the east end of SCR. The others could simply be because they couldn't sell their previous abode, a decent possibility unless they're coming from Florida or California. Two of my neighbors are from CA and I know for a fact they made some good money on cashing out at the peak there.

There is no cohesion from SCR residents to fight the landfill that I know of personally. And at this point, I'm not sure it would do any good. Would 1000 signatures stop it? 5000? 10000? 50000? I don't know. The weather forecasting issue COULD stop it but I still don't think it will.

The "common good" doesn't matter. Money does.

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I lived in Florida in the late 90's. Being a student at the time I used to drive around and would drive by a big Landfill west of Ft. Lauderdale. I always wondered how bad the smell was for some of the local residents since it was a booming area with a lot of development around. At that time they were covering it with grass and it was always nice to see a hill in the middle of Florida!

Look how things have turned around there....... Don't know if the Blue Ridge Landfill could be develop in to something like this down the road, but for sure it would be nice to have a hill view from SCR!

Landfill Park

Vista View Park

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It is also funny (or not) how most of the cheaper homes are being built closer to the landfill. The larger ones (homes and lots) are built away from the landfill. Just look:

SCR%20Site%20Plan%20Large.jpg

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It is also funny (or not) how most of the cheaper homes are being built closer to the landfill. The larger ones (homes and lots) are built away from the landfill.

Meritage has a subdivision named 'Pelican Shores' and Perry's 'Eden Cove' are VERY close to landfill but not in the cheap category. There may be more, but these are two I am aware of. I think (most of) the cheaper homes are between Kingsley and Biscayne Bay

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Meritage has a subdivision named 'Pelican Shores' and Perry's 'Eden Cove' are VERY close to landfill but not in the cheap category. There may be more, but these are two I am aware of. I think (most of) the cheaper homes are between Kingsley and Biscayne Bay

If I am not wrong, there is also one of the new coming subdivisions with Gated entrance on that side of SCR, very close to 521.

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If I am not wrong, there is also one of the new coming subdivisions with Gated entrance on that side of SCR, very close to 521.

I think I have seen gates over there but I'm not sure which subdivision it is. Maybe I'll take a drive over that way tonight.

They built more lakes on the east side of SCR. More lakes = more cash.

I do know that the Arbor Lakes section has homes around 300k. I think average SCR is about 215-225.

There was a huge landfill about 8 miles from where I grew up in Wisconsin. They turned it into a ski hill. :)

Olympica Ski Resort

Only 35 feet taller than the proposed Blue Ridge expansion!

Also, I think Shadow Creek Parkway is supposed to get widened this summer.

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They built more lakes on the east side of SCR. More lakes = more cash.

The SCR project manager told me there are more lakes on the east side of SCR because the land is lower and that side needs more help with retention ponds. Supposedly the middle area around Kingsley is the highest ground. A good rain storm will tell, but so far I haven't seen any problems with flooding.

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I could be mistaken but I think the Wildcat Golf Club on Almeda is a former landfill. http://www.wildcatgolfclub.com/golf-course...to-gallery.html

You're right, it is. That's what gives the course it's "elevation changes" and "best views of downtown and Med. Ctr."

There's two courses there, Highlands and Lakes. Highlands is on the north side of the property and is definitely built on the higher part of the landfill.

They're both good courses, but a little too expensive for me to play there all the time.

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I remember when the area was pastureland.....water would accumulate....don't know now but as of 5 years ago...518 (the area by SCR) wasn't the best street to be on after a hard rain..it was a bumpy ride and water was everywhere

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responding to posts here and there in this thread:

- My model base price has gone up $50k since I signed the start papers in May '04. Of course, I know I couldn't get that much for it. I'd be lucky to get what I paid in IMO. Those models might be on bigger lots or a prime neighborhood, too.

- The lower priced houses ($150k - $220k) are in Pinecrest, Heatherwood, and Half Moon Bay on the SE corner. They tend to get bigger the more north and west you go. I'm sure there are similar neighborhoods on the West or around the northern side by McHard. There are a LOT of $350k+ neighborhoods in the interior

- I've heard that housing starts in SCR have really slown down.

- Drainage has been pretty good inside of SCR. There are some issues here and there, but the stock ponds are doing their job. They got to the brim onetime last fall though. I was a little afraid we were going to see some spill out into the neighborhoods.

- Drainage in my yard is pretty so-so, but that's because the ground is all clay. It becomes surface water nearly instantly.

- Drainage on 518 has been terrible, but they are in the process of widening the roads and installing drain pipes.

- Remember, this use to be a RICE paddy.

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Just a little note about your area, actually a good part of what is now SCR was actually planted in soy beans, not rice. I spent a lot of time dove hunting out there and there were'nt any flooded rice fields, just rows and rows of soy beans. When I was a kid and the 288 right of way was cleared and the bridges over the creeks and bayous were built, we would drive out the ROW from Almeda Genoa and stop along the way and dove hunt on weekends. I also had a friend who knew the guy that farmed the area just north of 518 and west of 288 (basically a lot of SCR) and he let us hunt out there all the time. We did that up until the mid 90's when development was thinking about starting and the City of Pearland was looking to expand that direction. Right across 518 at CR 90 which is/ was the main entrance to Silverlake there was a sign hanging on the gate that advertised day leases for dove hunting right there. Not long ago when I drove by I saw that the posts for the gate were still there but it looked funny because all the land behind them was cleared and they were starting to build something there. Where 518 interscected with Cullen was known as Dead Mans curve because long ago that was where 518 ended and you could only turn north on Cullen resulting in a 90 degree turn in the road, hence Dead Mans curve. Wow, how things have changed over the years.

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Just a little note about your area, actually a good part of what is now SCR was actually planted in soy beans, not rice. I spent a lot of time dove hunting out there and there were'nt any flooded rice fields, just rows and rows of soy beans. When I was a kid and the 288 right of way was cleared and the bridges over the creeks and bayous were built, we would drive out the ROW from Almeda Genoa and stop along the way and dove hunt on weekends. I also had a friend who knew the guy that farmed the area just north of 518 and west of 288 (basically a lot of SCR) and he let us hunt out there all the time. We did that up until the mid 90's when development was thinking about starting and the City of Pearland was looking to expand that direction. Right across 518 at CR 90 which is/ was the main entrance to Silverlake there was a sign hanging on the gate that advertised day leases for dove hunting right there. Not long ago when I drove by I saw that the posts for the gate were still there but it looked funny because all the land behind them was cleared and they were starting to build something there. Where 518 interscected with Cullen was known as Dead Mans curve because long ago that was where 518 ended and you could only turn north on Cullen resulting in a 90 degree turn in the road, hence Dead Mans curve. Wow, how things have changed over the years.

That brings back alot of fond memories. I can remember when 518 was just being cut through and 288 was not even open yet. We used to race our cars fromon 288 from HWY 6 to the new 518 interchange. Up until 1998, we used to hunt rabbit and dove on my site at the cr59/288 location. We used to also hunt the rice feilds in friendswood on fm528 that are now sa jaquin, boca raton, etc.

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Anyone know if the smell reaches to Southern Trails? It's close to SCR @ Kirby...about 2 miles from the landfill

I was serious about the west end of SCR until I heard about this news. A friend in Trinity Shores says there's usually a weird chemical smell outside.

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Anyone know if the smell reaches to Southern Trails? It's close to SCR @ Kirby...about 2 miles from the landfill

I was serious about the west end of SCR until I heard about this news. A friend in Trinity Shores says there's usually a weird chemical smell outside.

I current live in Southern Trails, and I haven't been able to smell anything similar to a "trash odor". But regardless, this expansion really ought to be stopped.

This link was already posted in the thread, but here it is again:

CABRLE: Coalition Against Blue Ridge Landfill Expansion

http://tinyurl.com/27eh9y

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Anyone know if the smell reaches to Southern Trails? It's close to SCR @ Kirby...about 2 miles from the landfill

I was serious about the west end of SCR until I heard about this news. A friend in Trinity Shores says there's usually a weird chemical smell outside.

I live on the southeast side of SCR and also run and bike a lot as far as Kingsley and I have never felt any foul odor.

Related to a previous post, I went to the west side of SCR the other day and saw that a Subdivision called Holly Landing seems like it will be Gated. This should be the closest subdivision to the landfill!

I was surprised that on a weekend morning, also some of the manufacting facilities along 521 were sending a good amount of smoke in to the air.

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they were there first....SCR knew what was around there when they built..I grew up down 2234 near the FB Parkway and they never bothered to build close to the oil wells..however, our new neighbors to the south in Fresno are amongst the oil wells and antenna farm..

after watching the one fall in the 80s. I thought that would be as fas as they would go...

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Those antennas look so bad in the day.

No way. I use them as a quick guide for the altitude of the ceiling flying out of Houston Southwest Airport. I need at least 1500' to fly in the pattern under visual flight rules. Those towers are 2000' tall, so if I can see the tops, I'm good to fly.

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When TCEQ granted green signal to BFI in March, Attorney Richard Morrison has mentioned that he is going to file a "Request for Contested Hearing" (RCH) to TCEQ. My understanding is that its the same TCEQ who decides on this request. Does anyone know anything about it ? Its accepted/rejected/pending

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