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Park and Rec Will Try to Fix Lake Ray Hubbard Boat Ramp So No One Else Takes Car for a Swim


No doubt you've heard by now: Rockwall County deputy Keven Rowan had to pull two women from Lake Ray Hubbard early Saturday morning after they took their Honda Civic for a swim. And if you haven't heard, well, see for yourself; his dash-cam captured his heroics for all to see. It's also prompted Dallas City Hall to respond -- because, you see, Ngoc Do and Nhi Hoang Tran wound up in the lake after getting lost 'round Elgin B. Robertson Park, 257 acres the city owns around Ray Hubbard -- and 257 acres the city tried to sell back in November 2010, till voters ixnayed the proposal .

City officials would later insist they did a poor job of informing voters why they were trying to sell the land and have vowed to bring that proposal back to the council sooner than later. Till then, though, they have to make some quick fixes to keep this from happening again. Below is the memo the city just dispatched by way of An Official Statement concerning the incident:

The Park and Recreation Department is evaluating the existing conditions at the boat ramp at Elgin B. Robertson Park and developing a plan to enhance visibility. Such actions to enhance visibility may include several options such as 1) replacement of existing signage; 2) addition of new reflective signage; 3) installation of pavement markings; 4) installation of road humps or rumble buttons; and 5) installation of barricades as where necessary. The enhancements that are determined to be most appropriate will be implemented as soon as possible.

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