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LCRA and City of Hallettsville representatives present a $14,809 grant to the Hallettsville Independent School District to renovate the football field scoreboard. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Rick Arnic, LCRA governmental affairs representative; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; Tommy Psencik, Hallettsville Independent School District athletic director; and Pat Henke, Sacred Heart Catholic School athletic director.

HALLETTSVILLE, Texas – The Hallettsville Independent School District will be able to renovate the football field scoreboard thanks to a $14,809 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and the City of Hallettsville.

The renovations to the Hallettsville Brahma Memorial Stadium scoreboard will add to previous improvements at the stadium, including upgrades to the football field’s turf quality, which provides a safer and more consistent playing surface for the Hallettsville and Sacred Heart football teams.

“I’m really grateful we have organizations like LCRA and others that set aside that money and make it available,” said Hallettsville ISD Superintendent Jo Ann Bludau. “This is one of those things that allow us to enrich our school environments.”

In addition to benefiting the high school football teams, the improved scoreboard also is a point of pride for band members, fans and the community, Bludau said.

The upgraded sign is expected to be ready for the next football season.

The community grant is awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of Hallettsville is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and a partner in the grant program.

Applications for the next round of grants are due Jan. 31, 2017. More information is available at lcra.org/cdpp.

About LCRA
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; ensuring a clean, reliable water supply; and offering access to nature at more than 40 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit lcra.org.

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