Brush Country Groundwater Conservation District

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Physical Address

Brush Country Groundwater Conservation District
732 West Rice Street

Falfurrias, TX

Mailing Address

Brush Country Groundwater Conservation District
732 West Rice Street
Falfurrias, TX 78355

Phone: 361 325 5093

Email:
lpena@brushcountrygcd.com

gcdaa@brushcountrygcd.com
fsaenz@brushcountrygcd.com

 

Luis “Louie” Pena , General Manager

Office Hours
8:00 -12:00 & 1:00 - 5:00
Monday - Friday

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of nine members.  The directors for the District are appointed by the Commissioners Courts of Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, and Brooks Counties.  The Commissioners Court of Brooks County must appoint one director to represent the municipal interests of the City of Falfurrias and two directors to represent the agricultural interests of the territory in Brooks County that is outside the City of Falfurrias and not within the Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District and the portion of Hidalgo County within the District.  The Commissioners Court of Jim Hogg County must appoint one director to represent the interests of Jim Hogg County within the service area of the Jim Hogg County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2 and two directors to represent the agricultural interests of the area of Jim Hogg County outside the service area of the Jim Hogg County Water Control and Improvement District No. 2.  The Commissioners Court of Jim Wells County must appoint two directors to represent the agricultural interests of the area of Jim Wells County outside the City of Alice and not within the Kenedy County Groundwater Conservation District.  The Commissioners Courts of both Brooks and Jim Hogg Counties must jointly appoint one director to represent the industrial and mining interests of Jim Hogg and Brooks Counties.  District directors serve staggered four-year terms that expire on June 1 of each even-numbered year.   

Members of the Brush Country Groundwater Conservation District and staff from left to right, Robert Scott, Robert Fulbright, Mauro Garcia, General Manager Felix Saenz, Legal Counsel Bill Dugat, President David Kelly, General Manager Trainee Luis Pena, Mario Martinez, Vice-President Jesse Howell, Paul Goranson, A.C. Jones IV, Bill Botard, not pictured administrative assistant Maggie Castillo

 The Board of the Brush Country Groundwater Conservation District meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am at 732 West Rice Street,  Falfurrias, TX . The Board operates under the Texas Open Meetings Act.  Meeting agendas are posted on the Texas Secretary of State Website and at the Brooks County clerk’s Office which is located inside the boundaries of the district.  Some meetings are rescheduled to accommodate holiday closings..

 

Rules and Groundwater Management Plan

Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Code mandates that each groundwater district created in the State of Texas must develop a groundwater management plan and rules, to manage groundwater resources, within 3 years from the creation date.  The district’s board of directors developed and adopted its water management plan that was approved by the Texas Water Development Board on April 8, 2013.    In addition, on August 26, 2013, the Brush Country Board of Directors adopted comprehensive rules to manage, protect, and conserve the groundwater resources within its district boundaries.  Both the management plan and district rules became effective on adopted dates and are currently being implemented.  Both documents are available for public viewing by clicking on the Water Mgt. Plan or Rule tabs of this website.  Copies may also be obtained at the District Office located at 732 West Rice Street, Falfurrias, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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