Public Meeting in Crockett to Review Draft Trinity River Flood Plan
The Region 3 Trinity Regional Flood Planning Group (Trinity RFPG) has submitted its Draft Regional Flood Plan to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and is accepting public comments on the draft plan from now through Monday, October 10, 2022. The draft plan can be found at this weblink: https://trinityrfpg.org/planning-documents/
Public input is welcome and encouraged on this draft plan. A public meeting for the Trinity River Mid-Basin area will be held Tuesday, August 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Houston County Electric Cooperative, 1701 Loop 304 in Crockett. During this meeting the Trinity RFPG will provide an overview of the draft plan, showcase flood mitigation recommendations for local areas, and answer questions.
In 2019, the State of Texas established a new flood planning process to be conducted by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Under the TWDB’s direction, 15 Regional Flood Planning Groups (RFPGs) were created across Texas and tasked with developing Regional Flood Plans for their respective areas. Those regional plans will become part of Texas’ first-ever State Flood Plan in September 2024.
These regional plans are important because they contain recommended flood mitigation actions to reduce flood-related loss of life, property and livelihoods throughout each region. The plans are also relevant and important for local communities because ultimately the recommended projects will have better access to future State funding, providing money to help fix local flooding issues.
More information on the planning process can be found by clicking the link below.
Rep. Trent Ashby responds after being named recipient of the Ralph W. Steen East Texan of the Year Award during the DETCOG Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on June 23rd at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin.
Rep. Trent Ashby Named East Texan of the Year
State Representative Trent Ashby was named East Texan of the Year for 2022 at the annual meeting of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) held June 23rd at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center in Lufkin. The award was presented by Senator Robert Nichols who was also a recipient of the honor in 2014.
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Ja’Niyah Johnson, a recent graduate of Jasper High School, is one of two students who received the DETCOG Employee Memorial Scholarship for 2022. She is pictured receiving the scholarship from DETCOG President-Elect Allison Harbison while Senator Robert Nichols looks on. Ja'Niyah is the daughter of Tanya Adams who works in the DETCOG Housing Program. Another scholarship was presented to Tyler Smith of Kirbyville who was unable to attend. Tyler is the grandson of Carolyn Stephenson who works in the DETCOG Regional Services division. Regional Services Director Bob Bashaw announced the scholarship winners. These scholarships are funded entirely by contributions of DETCOG employees and given in memory of employees who passed away while working for the agency.
Sabine County Judge Daryl Melton received the 2022 President's Award for outstanding DETCOG committee work. Judge Melton chairs both the DETCOG Disaster Recovery Committee and the Hurricane Harvey Subcommittee. He also serves on the Executive and Finance Committees. He was recognized during the 2022 DETCOG Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon held June 23rd.
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The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25th at noon at the Trinity County Annex, located at 223 West First Street in Groveton, Texas.
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