Video: Houston Looking to Improve Tanglefoot Trailhead
HOUSTON, Miss. (WCBI) – Residents in Houston hosted a Community Blitz this afternoon to get input on sprucing up the Tanglefoot Trail.
Residents, city leaders and resource experts gathered at the Houston Civic Center to brainstorm ideas for improving the trailhead of the Tranglefoot Trail.
“So we’ve got a number of stations set up here, where we can talk with residents and they can give us their great ideas about what should happen at the Tanglefoot Trail,” says John Poras, of the MSU Carl Small Town Center.
The MSU Carl Small Town Center sponsored the meeting and will also direct community workshops.
“They’ve had the experience of doing this in other cities. We just need their help in leading us and guiding us in the right direction that’ll benefit Houston and the Trail,” says Tony Uhiren, Alderman for Houston’s Ward 1.
The 43.6 mile long Tanglefoot Trail runs north from Houston in Chickasaw County through Pontotoc and finishes in New Albany in Union County. Residents say they’re looking forward to making the trail a main attraction in the area.
“I think it is a fabulous opportunity for Houston to grow. We look forward to all the visitors coming in, bringing business and hospitality,” says Houston resident Gail Baird.
Currently, the Houston trailhead is a gravel parking lot. City leaders are also looking into building a pavillion there and a visitor’s center at the end of the trail.
Last year, Houston was selected for a National Endowment for the Arts award to fund the idea-sharing workshops.