It looks like the revenue earned from the Texas City Dike access fee before the 2014 fiscal year ends will leave a little more than half a million dollars. Now, maybe the city can add more amenities, No. 1 being decent bathrooms and not just upkeep the seven or eight that are out there now.
OK, we understand why there is no running water and electricity, but the city does have the means to build sturdy, portable toilet enclosures. At least the enclosures will protect them to some degree and give someone a little privacy.
There are about 100 purple trash cans and few dilapidated port-a-cans along the dike — four in the middle of the beach area, two by the boat ramp and two at the end. I see no reason why there couldn’t be more bathrooms on the beach area — four at the beginning of the beach, four at the middle of the beach and four at the end of the beach area — and every quarter mile down the 5-mile dike road and Skyline Drive.
Addressing this major necessity will surely make the dike more easy to use and pleasurable for city residents and our visitors.