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In The News

GIS data helps clear debris from Hays County rivers

Finding and clearing debris left by the Memorial Day and October floods from the Blanco, Little Blanco and San Marcos rivers that stretch throughout Hays County is a massive undertaking still underway. Efforts to locate debris alone could have taken months as the three riverbeds span about 58 miles throughout the county, but a visual survey of the riverbanks lasted only three days after the county deployed GIS techniques.

TDA hosts workshop, webinar for small and microenterprise fund

The Texas Department of Agriculture will conduct a workshop and a webinar for communities interested in applying for grant funds to support small businesses and microenterprises in their jurisdictions.

Local seniors need advocates

Passionate advocates can volunteer to help seniors in their local community by becoming a certified volunteer ombudsman with the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area. Ombudsmen provide older persons who reside in nursing and assisted living facilities a voice about their quality of life and the care they receive when they can no longer do it for themselves or are too afraid to do so.

CAPCOG approves Text-to-9-1-1 with October deadline

CAPCOG’s Capital Area Emergency Communications District board approved the deployment of Text-to-9-1-1 for the 10-county region in its meeting this week; the action triggers notice to the wireless carriers who then have six months to provide the service.

CAPCOG prioritizes homeland security grants

The CAPCOG Executive Committee approved the prioritized list of all 56 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) applications from throughout the region at its March meeting, but the funding being allocated to the 10-county area will only fund the first 13 projects. While $7 million of projects were submitted, the expected allocation at the time of the meeting was $1.77 million.

Telecommunicators nationally recognized

CAPCOG, as the lead agency for regional emergency communications working through the Capital Area Emergency Communications District, urges all local governments to recognize the 700 9-1-1 telecommunicators for their unwavering service to the 10-county region. In March, CAPCOG’s Executive Committee proclaimed April 10-16 National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week to honor local telecommunicators throughout the 10-county region.

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Upcoming Events

May
2

Meeting: Aging Advisory Council

Hear about issues affecting older adults in the 10-county capital area during this quarterly meeting, which also will include committee updates and staff reports.

May
3

2016 TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair & Conference

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold its 2016 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference. The Trade Fair is the TCEQ’s largest event hosting about 4,000 people. More than 100 educational sessions on topics from waste management to air quality to wastewater permitting will be offered. More than 350 exhibits will showcase the latest environmental information and products.

May
3

TDA Small and Microenterprise Fund Workshop and Webinar

The Texas Department of Agriculture will conduct a workshop and a webinar for communities interested in applying for grant funds to support small businesses and microenterprises in their jurisdictions.

May
5

Meeting: Homeland Security Task Force

The Capital Area Council of Governments Homeland Security Task Force, which meets the first Thursday of every month, will meet to discuss regional Homeland Security initiatives.

May
6

Board Meeting: Capital Area Economic Development District

The Capital Area Economic Development District, a nonprofit corporation funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, establishes regional economic development priorities in the capital area. Members are drawn from local governments, economic and workforce development organizations, educational institutions, labor interests and the private sector.

May
11

CAPCOG Executive Committee meeting

The Executive Committee is the governing body for CAPCOG and meets the second Wednesday of each month to conduct agency business.

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