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Posts published in “Day: August 13, 2013

Damage to freeway bridge causes Aldine-Westfield closure to traffic – One westboound lane also closed on Beltway 8

Aldine Westfield (southbound) at North Sam Houston Parkway (Beltway 8) has been closed to thru traffic after a big rig carrying giant spools smashed into the overpass last Thursday, August 8, 2013. The spools smashed right into the sign that warns drivers of the height limit. North Beltway 8 is down by a lane. Because of the closure of Aldine Westfield, drivers will have to fimd alternative routes. Coming from JFK Blvd., one would have to drive all the way to W. Hardy Rd. to make a U-turn and drive back to make a right into Aldine Westfield.

According to TxDOT, it will cost about a quarter million dollars to repair the overpass, and it’s planning to recover expenses so it won’t affect taxpayers’ pockets. The overall time for completion is between 2-3 months, TxDOT said. The Houston Police Department needs to first finish the investigation on the crash before starting any repairs.

East Aldine “goes to the dogs”with training class

NORTHEAST – East Aldine’s “Paws in the Park” training classes, for dogs and their owners, got a break with good weather between rain showers, and held their first official class last Saturday morning in Crowley Park.

About 6 dog owners participated, along with another half dozen interested folks that didn’t have a dog with them, but might be able to use the information and tips that were discussed and demonstrated.

EAMD coordinator Natali Lacasa was pleased with the turnout, and said another class would be held September 14th and invited more to come with their dog.

Professional training was provided by Harris County Veterinary Services, and the private company Urban Tails. The session broke down into a game with information, and a basic obedience training exercise class.