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Texas Water Development Board Approves $6,345,000 to the Beaver Creek Water Control and Improvement District #1 for Water System Improvements
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13 -- The Texas Water Development Board issued the following news release:

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $6,345,000 in grant funding from the Economically Distressed Areas Program (EDAP) to the Beaver Creek Water Control and Improvement District #1 (Burleson County). The District will use the assistance to finance the construction of the District's first water system.

With the assistance approved today, the District will be able to replace this rural area's private water wells with a community water ... Show Full Article

Texas Water Development Board Approves $13,816,350 to North Alamo Water Supply Corporation for a Wastewater System Project
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13 -- The Texas Water Development Board issued the following news release:

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $13,816,350, consisting of a $4,495,000 loan and $500,000 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and $8,821,350 in grant funding from the Economically Distressed Areas Program, to North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (Hidalgo County). The Corporation will use the assistance to finance a wastewater system project.

In addition to the loan forgiveness and grant funding, ... Show Full Article

State Transportation Economic Development Grant to Improve Werth Road in Alpena County
LANSING, Michigan, Dec. 13 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation issued the following news release:

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is awarding a state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category F grant of $364,800 to the Alpena County Road Commission (ACRC) to make drainage and resurfacing improvements to Werth Road.

Werth Road, located in Alpena Township, is part of an important all-season commercial route providing a connection between M-65 and US-23. The roadway has deteriorated and reached the end of its useful life. To address this issue, the ACRC will ... Show Full Article

Secretary of State Ken Detzner Announces Launch of Florida Rocks! on Florida Music Tours
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 13 -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner issued the following news release:

Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the Florida Department of State today announced the launch of Florida Rocks! on FloridaMusicTours.com. Florida Rocks! highlights the Sunshine State's place in rock and roll history. Florida was an incubator of major rock and roll talent with many prominent and influential rock and roll musicians coming out of Florida including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Lynyrd Skynyrd and Jim Morrison - all members of the Rock and ... Show Full Article

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioners Elect New Chairman, Vice Chairman
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Dec. 13 -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the following news release:

At its December meeting in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) elected Robert A. Spottswood, of Key West, to serve as chairman and Michael W. Sole, of Tequesta, to serve as vice chairman. Spottswood replaces Chairman Bo Rivard, of Panama City.

Background

* Spottswood has served on the Commission since September 2015, most recently as vice chairman. He is the chief executive officer of Spottswood Companies Inc. He currently serves as ... Show Full Article

Federal Government Forcing States to Pay for Pregnant Illegal Immigrants' Healthcare Through CHIP
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, Dec. 13 -- The Oklahoma State Senate issued the following news release:

Legislation was filed Wednesday to eliminate a controversial program that provides free pregnancy-related care for undocumented non-citizens. Sen. Paul Scott filed Senate Bill 40 hoping to stop state funds from providing healthcare to pregnant illegal immigrants under the Soon-to-be-Sooners Program (STBS).

"I filed this bill to bring to light the fact that the federal government is forcing states and hardworking taxpayers to foot the bill for illegal immigrants to have their babies in the U.S. This ... Show Full Article

Arkansas EPSCoR Seeking Scientific Research, Workforce Development Project Ideas
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Dec. 13 -- The Arkansas Economic Development Commission issued the following news:

The Arkansas National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF EPSCoR) Central Office is seeking scientific research, education, and workforce development project ideas through Jan. 9 to support the upcoming NSF EPSCoR proposal to expand data science research and education in the state.

The Central Office is part of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Division of Science and Technology.

Faculty at Arkansas higher education institutions ... Show Full Article