Well we have moved from Thanksgiving into the Christmas holiday. If your house is like mine, the kitchen is the place to be as that is where all the wonderful food and snacks are being made. Now for some of the things that are going on around the county...
Weather Conditions around the County...With recent rains, the chance of wildfires has diminished greatly in our area. That being said, please still engage in safe practices when burning outdoors. On a different weather note we are starting to see some cold temperatures move into the area. I encourage everyone to keep an eye on your elderly neighbors and make sure they are not in need of any kind. If you do suspect that your neighbor is in need please call my office or the Trinity County Sheriff's office and they can do a welfare check on that person.
Grant Opportunities in Trinity County...I am happy to announce that Trinity County will be making an application with the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of up to $275,000. These grants are used to improve infrastructure within the county such as, road improvements, rural water company additions and improvements and other projects dealing with infrastructure. I will keep you informed as this project moves forward.
Playground at the County Park...The plans are being made and money being sought to build a playground at the county park. This has long been needed to give youngsters someplace to go in the area to play safely and enjoy the great outdoors. An account has been set up at First State Bank Groveton to put together funds toward this effort. If you wish to donate, go by and specify your donation to the playground equipment account. In addition, I welcome any ideas some of you might have to make this playground a showplace that the folks of Trinity County can enjoy for a long time.
In closing I leave you with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Also, I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas, this day a Savior is born.
Until next time, God Bless!
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