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Big rig wash likely for Tilden
by Matt Naber
Apr 25, 2013 | 1159 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TILDEN – Eighteen-wheelers and other large trucks in need of a washing could soon be making pit stops in Tilden for a new shine.

McMullen County commissioners met with representatives from Red Dog Express out of Corsicana to discuss the preliminary plans for a dual 18-wheeler truck wash for the intersection of River and Frio streets.

The preliminary plan is for a facility capable of washing two 18-wheelers at a time. According to Judge James Teal, the plan could mean having to move or tear down houses on the site.

“It would be big if they decided to do it,” Teal said.

But, he said there are some concerns to address before a decision can be made.

“The concern that I have is any waste that comes off when washing these 18-wheelers, what they are going to do with it environmentally,” Teal said. “We haven’t got the engineering information on it yet to know if I support it or not.”

Part of Teal’s concerns also stem from the proposed site’s location being on a flood plain. Teal said the county is responsible for flood plains so the McMullen County commissioners need to be careful with what they allow to be built in flood plains.

In other McMullen County court news, the commissioners approved a $1,000 donation to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund.

The next meeting for the McMullen County commissioners is set for Tuesday, April 30, at 9 a.m. in the McMullen County Courthouse.
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