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Natural gas smells concern citizens; no threat of danger

January 6, 2010 by Lori Cope

Cause for the natural gas smells in Hudson Oaks and Willow Park Wednesday morning were from “a little bit” of the safe chemical mercaptin being leaked into a gas line during a routine maintenance procedure at a Texas Gas Services plant in Hudson Oaks, according a company spokesperson.

Lori Morena with Texas Gas Services said maintenance on an odorant tank was being performed when a bit of the chemical got into the line. Mercaptin is placed into natural gas so it can be detected in case of a leak.

“It’s perfectly safe, and there’s no danger,” she said Wednesday afternoon. “The smell should subside within a few hours.”

Concerns about natural gas smells in Hudson Oaks and Willow Park were abundant Wednesday morning.
A homeowner in the Oakview Estates in Hudson Oaks reported the natural gas smells were inside homes and businesses “from R&K Café to Oakview Estates” and were causing some people to have headaches.

In Willow Park, a public works employee said they were also working to track the smell.

“There’s no danger when it’s outdoors, only when it’s contained in a house or office,” the public works employee said.

The fire and police departments were also working with the gas company to alleviate worries. Several calls into the departments kept emergency and public works were recorded.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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