Second Annual Alsatian Poppy Festival Poster Contest

Enter Castroville's Second Annual Alsatian Poppy Festival Poster Contest

The Second Annual Alsatian Poppy Festival Poster Contest is sponsored in part by Red Oak Engineering. Two winners will be picked to receive a First Place award of $500; one in the student category, another in the adult category. From the two winners, one will be chosen to be the official Poppy Poster for 2018. Click the image to visit the website for more information.

Businesses, individuals honored at 2018 chamber banquet

 Below is an excerpt from the Thursday, January 25, 2018 publication - Written by Diane Cosgrove, Anvil Herald News Editor

Below is an excerpt from the Thursday, January 25, 2018 publication - Written by Diane Cosgrove, Anvil Herald News Editor

Moving along to the next recipients, Schuchart said, “Brothers Aaron and Garret Neumann, engineers and graduates of Medina Valley ISD and Texas A&M University School of Engineering, have come home to Castroville and created their own civil engineering business. They believe in Castroville and its potential to allow them to grow a successful business and at the same time be back ‘home’ with all that Castroville and the area have to offer. The brothers are great promoters of their company and their skills.”
The emcee remarked that he has known the Neumanns all their lives, even babysitting Aaron when Garret was born. He added that they are famil-iar faces at Medina County Commissioners Court meet-ings and do a great job of representing their clients and helping the county grow in a positive manner.
“It is my honor to present the 2017 New Business of the Year Award to Red Oak Engineering,” he said, inviting the pair to accept their plaque, presented by Haby.

New Subdivision North of Castroville in early development stages

 Article from Castroville News Bulletin written by Jenna Carpenter - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Article from Castroville News Bulletin written by Jenna Carpenter - Thursday, January 11, 2018

     Medina County begins preliminary approvals for a new neighborhood.

     On Thursday, the Medina County Commissioner’s Court unanimously approved preliminary plans for Paraiso Subdivision, which will be located off of Farm to Market Road 471 North. The 18-acre track of land just north of Castroville will boast a gated neighborhood with half a million dollar houses, said Aaron Neumann, of Red Oak Engineering.

     Neumann presented plans to the commissioners’ court Thursday. “We are putting in a  sub-street with public water, and will be on individual septics,” Neumann said. “All utilities are on board, and we’re going to start putting construction plans together this month.”

     During the meeting, Neumann discussed plans for landscape lots, which will be used to  beautify the neighborhood.

     “They cannot be developed into single family homes. They are strictly for subdivision entering and exiting landscaping,” he said. “They really were just odd pieces of property, and there was no use for them other than making it a nice entrance.”

     Paraiso Subdivision will also have enough underground water for fire hydrants, said Commissioner Larry Sittre, who represents Precinct 2.

     And Commissioner Larry Beck, representative of Precinct 4, asked if the planned cul-de-sac would have enough room for a school bus. Sittre said there would be enough space.

Neumann said the developer of Paraiso Subdivision does not plan on bonding the project. “He’s going to be building roads and homes,” Neumann said. “If that changes, we’ll do a bond.”

 

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