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Comptroller releases broadband plan

State Comptroller Glenn Hegar last week released his agency’s plan to support the expansion of broadband internet access to areas with limited or no access. Hegar and his agency’s Broadband Development Office received feedback through a series of town halls, virtual discussions and more than 16,000 responses to a survey.

Never too early to prepare for drought

Since we live in Texas we are always confronted with the possibility of a hot and dry summer. The rainfall we experienced during the winter and spring months was certainly a blessing. Unfortunately, as we approach the summer months, drought has reared its ugly head again. There are many things that we can do to lessen the impact of drought in our area. The most important thing we can all do is pray for rain. Until those prayers are answered, the best option we have is to practice conservation. Currently our District, which encompasses the counties of Freestone, Leon and Madison, is showing to be in “Moderate Drought” according to the Palmer Drought Severity Index. Additionally, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows most of Freestone County in Moderate Drought while Leon and Madison counties are near normal based on the June 2, 2022 reporting data.

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