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FIND YOUR TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

https://house.texas.gov/resources/frequently-asked-questions/#who_rep

FIND YOUR TEXAS STATE SENATOR:

https://wrm.capitol.texas.gov/home

ALL TEXAS SENATORS – CLICK ON FOR BIOS AND CONTACT INFO:

https://senate.texas.gov/members.php

 
  Notice:  
  The 2022 Leadership Development Workshop has been rescheduled.  

2022 Leadership Development Workshop 
New date:  April 26-27, 2022

Frank W Mayborn Civic and Convention Center
3303 North 3rd St, Temple, TX 76501

Registration opens January 20, 2022 and closes March 30, 2022     

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

A detailed schedule will be released in the coming months

    • Tuesday, April 26th

      • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Director & Employee Training

      • 1:00 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m.           District Employee Breakout Session                                                                                                               (Employees will attend the training above until                                                                                               employee breakout session)

      • 6:00 p.m.                                Dinner & Social

    • Wednesday, April 27th

      • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.           District Director Training

      • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.           District Employee Breakout Session

  • Hotel Room Block:

    • Dates: April 25-27, 2022

    • Holiday Inn Express
      2609 South 39th Street
      Temple, Texas

    • Rate: $96

    • To make a reservation:

    • Call 254-773-5500 and ask for TSSWCB Workshop block

or

 

For more information, contact Molly Christensen:  mchristensen@tsswcb.texas.gov

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Important Notes for Districts Regarding Previous Hotel and Workshop Registration:

  • Reservations made at the Holiday Inn Express in Temple under the workshop block will be cancelled with no penalty.

  • The Association will return checks to anyone that has registered for the meeting. Those will be mailed as soon as possible but please do not hesitate to contact the Association with any questions regarding your  registration. ATSWCD phone:  254-778-8741.

  • We will send out information on the rescheduled event as soon as it is available.

If you have further questions, please contact Molly Christensen, mchristensen@tsswcb.texas.gov or by phone at 254-228-7881.
 

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The ATSWCD and TSSWCB 2022 Leadership Development Workshop has been postponed.
 
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GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO FUND REPAIR AND REHABILITATION OF

FLOOD CONTROL STRUCTURES ACROSS TEXAS

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TEMPLE – Projects to repair and rehabilitate flood control structures across Texas will now be funded thanks to a $150 million appropriations bill legislators passed this session. The Governor signed the bill into law on June 6, 2019. These structures serve as a critical protection for our state’s infrastructure, private property, and lives. The State appropriated the funds to the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) to administer through grants to the local sponsors of Flood Control Dams, including Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs). “The primary purpose of these Flood Control Dams is to protect lives and property by reducing the velocity of floodwaters, thereby reducing flows to a safer rate,” said Barry Mahler, TSSWCB Chairman. The Texas Legislature also addressed statewide flooding issues with the passage of Senate Bill 8, authored by Senator Charles Perry, which creates the first State Flood Plan for Texas. Partnering with the Texas Water Development Board, TSSWCB will incorporate earthen dams as part of the bigger picture for flood mitigation strategies, establishing a ten-year plan to have all high-hazard dams meeting high-hazard safety standards.

 

. . . Tamara Daniel, ATSWCD Executive Director

Monday Minutes, 6/17/2019

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Conservation District Day

at the Texas State Capitol

March 21, 2019

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ATSWCD Directors JC Mathiews (left) and Volney Hough (far right), presented Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock Drew Springer (center), with an award recognizing and thanking him for his support of Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Texas.

March 25, 2019 -- Last week more than 75 Conservation District Directors from across Texas gathered in Austin to discuss key legislative issues with the Texas Legislature.  Chairman Drew Springer addressed the group at breakfast before the group headed to the Capitol.  Specifically, district officials asked members of the Texas legislature to support bills that restore funding for the Water Enhancement Program, and Water Quality Plan Grant, and funding for the Watershed program to address the backlog of maintenance and repairs. District Directors serve as a resource to policy makers year-round on agriculture, water, natural resources and property rights, just to name a few.

Thank you to all directors who took time from their busy schedules to make the trip to Austin.

. . . Tamara Daniel,

ATSWCD Executive Director

Monday Minutes, 3/25/19 

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TSSRM Youth Range Workshop
Watch for 2022 Info and Registration    
June 2022 - TTU Center at Junction, TX

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For more information about

TSSRM's

Youth Range Workshop,

eligibility requirements and application:

https://tinyurl.com/2020yrw

Or contact Jenny Pluhar at 806-679-8729

Scholarships may be available through your local SWCD

 
NOTICE:  The Educator Workshop has been postponed until Summer 2022

SWCD Educator Workshop
Held Annually at TTU/Junction, TX
Watch for 2022 Dates and Application Info
Scholarships may be available through your local SWCD