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Huebner Creek Project Good News For 100 Homes Currently In Flood Plain

A major flood control project kicks off on the city’s Northwest Side this week.

Work is set to begin on the $15 million Huebner Creek – Segment 2 Flood Control Project that will ultimately take nearly 100 homes out of the flood plain.

Bexar County Flood Control Program Director Bobby Mengden said the City of San Antonio contributed $1 million for a 1.25 mile hike-and-bike trail along the creek.

"It’s going to extend the hiking trails that are already in Leon Creek Greenway trails, and hopefully, with Segment 3 being completed in Leon Valley, will connect the Crystal Hills Park in San Antonio with the Raymond Rimkus Park in Leon Valley," Mengden said. "That will all be connected with hike and bike trails."

Segment 2 of the Huebner Creek project involves a little more than three miles of the creek between Bandera Road running southwest to Loop 410 near Ingram Park Mall. The project is part of the greater county-wide 10-year, $500 million capital improvement program that crosses boundaries among San Antonio and all the smaller municipalities within Bexar County. 

Eileen Pace is a veteran radio and print journalist with a long history of investigative and feature reporting in San Antonio and Houston, earning more than 50 awards for investigative reporting, documentaries, long-form series, features, sports stories, outstanding anchoring and best use of sound.