By KAROLYN GEPHART
Manvel is welcoming two new employees.
The new City of Manvel Network Administrator is Garrett Lincecum.
Lincecum worked at NASA for close to four years as an Enterprise Systems Administrator. He also worked at Columbia-Brazoria ISD for three years.
He studied at Brazosport College and Western Governors University (WGU Texas).
The city’s new Deputy Court Clerk Monica Suarez.
Suarez is from Angleton and has lived in Austin for 17 years. She moved back to the county to Manvel with her husband and two children.
She also worked at the Pearland Municipal Court.
Also new in the city is a new 2018 Ford F-250 4×4 Crew Cab truck.
The new truck will be assigned to the Fire Marshal Michael Dumas and the Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Office. It can carry equipment for fire investigations and any emergency management mission. It can also pull the city command trailer and any emergency scene equipment.
Dumas is a fire marshal, a master firefighter, a master arson investigator, a licensed paramedic and a licensed police officer.
In city news, Manvel has issued 293 home permits this year for a total of $82.5 million in property values. More than half, $50 million, of this amount was issued inside the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
To assist Manvel residents with information now that Hurricane Season has arrived, the City of Manvel Facebook page has city alerts, information, and news about the weather.
NOAA’s forecasters predict a 70-percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms, with winds of 39 mph or higher. Between five and nine of those storms could become hurricanes, with winds that are 74 mph or higher. One to four major hurricanes could be Cat 3 or higher.
These major hurricanes could have winds at 111 mph or higher. This compares to what NOAA calls “an average hurricane season,” which produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.