LCRA awards $5,660 grant to the Heart of Texas Museum

The Lower Colorado River Authority has awarded a $5,660 grant to the Heart of Texas Historical Museum to help repair the original doors and windows. The museum, located one block west of the square in Brady, is housed in the old McCulloch County Jail; a Texas historic site built in 1909. The building was abandoned in 1974 and was given to the museum to preserve the heritage of McCulloch County. Last year, the museum registered 860 visitors from 137 Texas cities, 27 other states and three foreign countries. The museum has never had any major work done to its exterior. To help maintain the building’s structure, the wood around the windows and the doors will be refurbished and repainted. The grant is one of 33 totaling $498,839 that were awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, now in its fifth year. The program provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s 58-county electric and water service area. For more information about the grant program, or to request an application, contact Lori Vitek at 1-800-776-5272, Ext. 8008. The LCRA is a conservation and reclamation district that generates electricity, manages the waters of the Texas Colorado River, operates parks, and assists communities in economic development. The LCRA operates on revenues from the sale of electricity and water and other services it provides . It cannot levy taxes and receives no tax money.

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