State allots money to county roads


Texas has decided to provide grant money for counties to repair or replace roads damaged by trucks involved in shale oil discovery and production.
DeWitt County falls into that category so now the work begins on how to apply for those grants.
At Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting, attorney Charles Kimbrough of Austin made a presentation to assist the county in that application process.
He and County Judge Daryl Fowler explained that shale play counties will need to establish county energy reinvestment tax zones (CERTZ). Those zones can be one or more county precincts that have damaged roads.
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
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