Hendricks Street repairs coming

Richard Nelson-editor@dibollfreepress.com

In about a month, Hendricks Street will get another face lift – almost to the end of the Diboll city limits.
Diboll City Council on Monday awarded bids on for the repairs to Angelina Excavating Inc. of Lufkin.
The street repair project was made possible through two grants – one of $224,766 through the Hurricane Ike/Dolly grant from the Texas General Land Office; and, another of $197,408 through the Texas Community Development Program from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The repairs will begin where last summer’s repairs left off and continue south to about 500 feet before the city limits, according to City Manager Dennis McDuffie.
Diboll received the grants, McDuffie said, because the road can be used as a frontage road during an evacuation situation.
In other business, council:
* Rejected all bids for the city’s audit services and will re-let bids due to a procedural snafu;
* Awarded MSB Government Services for municipal-court collections; and
* Approved the purchase of two patrol cars with funds from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant.