City of Tomball receives grant for drainage improvements on Lizzie Lane, Persimmon Street


The Texas General Land Office awarded the city of Tomball with an almost $1.6 million Community Development Block Grant to address flooding issues on Lizzie Lane and Persimmon Street—in addition to the $411,012 the city already approved in response to the flooding problems—totaling almost $2 million in improvement funds. City Council members approved the contract between the city and the GLO at an April 15 council meeting.

Drainage infrastructure improvements will occur along the drainage channel south of the Lizzie Lane and South Persimmon Street intersection on the west side of South Persimmon Street, as well as the east side of South Persimmon Street to Medical Complex Drive, according to city information.

Improvements include the addition of a storm sewer pipe as well as the addition of ditches to carry water to drainage channels created as part of the future Medical Complex Drive extension to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported, and construction will tentatively begin this spring.

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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