Oyster Creek Dredging and Desilting Operations by Gulf Coast Water Authority – Update

GCWA continues to dredge the creek and anticipates completing this portion of the project in early February. Placement of some of the spoils piles created ponding in some areas along the trail; including water standing on the trail. GCWA will address this issue by cutting some drainage channels to drain the water until the final grading occurs at a later date.

GCWA began preliminary grading the week before Christmas. All of the spoils piles will be graded once the material is dry enough to work with; a preliminary and final grade will occur.

For inquiries related to this project please contact Gulf Coast Water Authority during office hours, Monday through Thursday, 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM, by phone at (281) 331- 3137 or David Hudson at (281) 932-1047.

Crime Prevention Tips

The holiday season saw its share of criminal activity, and some of that activity occurred in Long Meadow Farms. A number of motor vehicle thefts occurred in early December involving vehicles that were left unlocked with valuables inside. The December holiday season historically sees an increase in criminal activities, but motor vehicle theft is one of the most common criminal activities that takes place year round.

As a homeowner there are a number of things you can do to help avoid being the victim of this type of activity:

  • Always remove your keys, roll up windows, and lock your car. Never leave your keys in the car while you are away, even if your car is parked in your garage.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car, even if they are out of sight. If you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle lock it in the trunk. If a criminal sees items of value in a vehicle then they are more likely to break into that vehicle.
  • The most common items stolen from vehicles are:
    • GPS Devices
    • DVD Players
    • Handguns
    • Money
    • Briefcases
    • Laptop Computers
    • Purses
    • Smartphones
    • Tools
  • If possible, park your car in your garage, next best alternative is your driveway. Try to avoid street parking, cars parked on the street are broken into more frequently then cars parked in a driveway.
  • Always activate your car alarm if you have one.
  • Report any suspicious activity immediately to the Sheriff’s or Constable’s Office.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office also offers a number of great tips for improving security measures of a residence, as well as a check list of items to be considered before leaving for vacation. Click on the following link to view this information:
http://www.fortbendcountytx.gov/index.aspx?page=755

To report suspicious activity or non-emergency criminal activities you may call:

Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 4 – (281) 242-4014

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office – (281) 342-6116