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.
We are so thankful for your recognition and support and we plan to continue assisting the City of Castroville in any future developments and growth.
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.”