Month: July 2020

CAPCOG aids counties in developing and updating solid waste siting ordinances

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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program has helped several counties draft, review and update solid waste siting ordinances to prepare them for the possibility of facilities expanding or locating within their jurisdictions as the industry’s demand increases. A well-crafted siting ordinance

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TCEQ announces new round of emission reduction funds

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced about $4.6 million in grants for projects to implement new technologies that reduce emissions of stationary sources, with at least $1 million available for renewable energy electricity storage projects. The TCEQ will

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Annual family caregiver conference moves online

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The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) and AGE of Central Texas moved their annual family caregiver conference, Striking a Balance, online to safely bring caregivers together in their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference

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CAPCOG teaches telecommunicators during pandemic

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The CAPCOG Emergency Communications Division continues to deliver training to emergency telecommunicators amid the COVID-19 pandemic through live and prerecorded online courses, so they can enhance and hone their skills, learn new proficiencies, and complete state mandated training requirements in

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TCEQ opens TERP Rebate Grant Program

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will accept grant applications for its Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Rebate Grant Program starting on July 21, 2020. The program has up to $10 million that will be distributed on a first-come, first services

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CAPCOG, TNRIS coordinate 2021 Aerial Imagery project

Downtown La Grange

CAPCOG is seeking local jurisdictions to participate in the Texas Natural Resources Information System’s (TNRIS) Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap), so they can update their aerial imagery, or orthoimagery, for a fraction of the cost and enhance their planning capabilities. Local

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CAPCOG, TDA fund gas pump, card skimmer surveillance

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CAPCOG and the Texas Department of Agriculture have partnered to fund $75,000 of specialized surveillance patrols targeting credit- and debit-card skimmer crimes at gas stations throughout the region. CAPCOG will accept applications from local policing agencies until July 17. According

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