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Commissioners put off burn ban
by Tim Delaney
May 20, 2014 | 83 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Refugio County Judge Rene Mascorro, left, presents a posthumous certificate of achievement to Billy Williams’ widow, Dorey, on Tuesday morning, May 13. Billy Williams had worked for the county 35 years.
Tim Delaney photo Refugio County Judge Rene Mascorro, left, presents a posthumous certificate of achievement to Billy Williams’ widow, Dorey, on Tuesday morning, May 13. Billy Williams had worked for the county 35 years.
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REFUGIO – With substantial amounts of rainfall in Refugio County, commissioners opted to take no action on a burn ban Tuesday morning, May 13.

However, Chief Deputy Sheldon Wiginton said the possibility of a burn ban should be revisited in the weeks to come because the rain the area received could dry up quickly.

In other business, commissioners began in earnest on a Texas Department of Transportation Infrastructure Fund grant that will upgrade or rebuild county roads.

Commissioner Gary Bourland had only one road identified, so he was allotted $80,000 for it.

The other three commissioners will get $576,924 each to repair as many roads as they can within that amount.

Commissioners also approved work on a new grant for a colonia construction fund (water improvements), choosing GrantWorks Inc. as its grant administrator and LNV as its engineering firm.

County Judge Rene Mascorro also presented a Certificate of Achievement to Dorey Williams, the wife of the late Billy Williams.

Mascorro praised Williams for his service to the county.

“He was the foreman of Precinct 1 and served as a mentor. He was an honest, hardworking man,” Mascorro said.

He added that Williams set a high standard and that he hoped other county employees would do the same.

Looking at Dorey Williams, Mascorro said, “We are grateful of you for allowing him to give to us.”

Commissioners also approved of placing a link on the county’s website to the Refugio County Community Development Foundation website.

And they also approved posting county guidelines on various matters, such as pipeline crossings or times the landfill is open on the website.

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