Author: mason canales

CAPCOG adds cameras for environmental law enforcement

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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program has purchased and is distributing 70 cellular video cameras to Regional Environmental Task Force agencies and other jurisdictions to help prevent and increase enforcement of environmental crimes such as illegal dumping. CAPCOG has provided law

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Burnet County’s Barho receives CAPCOG volunteer honor

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Burnet County Emergency Management Coordinator, Jim Barho, the first and long-serving chair of the agency’s Long-Term Interoperability Committee under the Homeland Security Task Force (HSTF), received the Phill Parmer Volunteer Service Award during the CAPCOG’s annual General Assembly meeting in

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CAPCOG Homeland Security participates in national program’s development

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The CAPCOG Homeland Security Division has been participating with FEMA and the Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, which provides research and development for the federal agency, to develop technology that will help emergency response agencies increase their ability to

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CAPCOG presents TDEM’s Kidd with regionalism award

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CAPCOG recognized W. Nim Kidd, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) chief, with the Jack Griesenbeck Leadership in Regionalism Award for his commitment to disaster prevention, protection mitigation, response and recovery at a regional level. “When the bell rings,

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U.S. Census Bureau partners with CAPCOG for census talk

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CAPCOG is inviting local governments representatives including planners and GIS staff to participate in an  online, January 18 meeting with U.S. Census Bureau representatives to discuss the 2020 Census results and several programs provided by the federal agency that can

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Regional Air Quality Plan updates address particulate matter

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CAPCOG’s Clean Air Coalition (CAC) updated the region’s air quality plan in November to address particulate matter (PM) air pollution for the first time, adding measures designed to reduce long-term and short-term exposure to pollution from tiny but dangerous particles.

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Regional Law Enforcement Academy ramps up training early in training cycle

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More training is being scheduled at locations around the region to ensure officers can access training they need and local agencies are staying adequately staffed, according to CAPCOG’s new RLEA Director David Bertling. “Offering training closer to home can save

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CAPCOG schedules four criminal justice grant workshops

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CAPCOG’s Criminal Justice Program has scheduled four grant writing workshops to take place around the region: Dec. 17, 2021 at 607 North Vandeveer Street in Burnet, Jan. 7, 2022 at 106 Royson Street in Smithville, Jan. 11, 2022 at 402

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Solid waste grant workshops provide insight into funding

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The CAPCOG Solid Waste Program kicked off its two-year grant cycle by scheduling three grant workshops to assist local governments, school districts and other government districts in applying for the program’s funding. The first workshop will be on Dec. 14,

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Mandatory workshops set for state homeland security grants

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Three State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant workshops are scheduled to take place online from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on December 13, 16, and 22; it is mandatory that applicants attend one of the workshops which will discuss the application

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