LCRA, Cap Rock donate $$ to help build multipurpose center at Brookesmith ISD

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and Cap Rock Electric McCulloch Division are helping the Brookesmith Independent School District build a multipurpose recreational center to be used by students and citizens for health and fitness activities. The $25,000 grant will help construct the 3,077-square foot building designed with a weight/exercise room and shower, dressing and restroom facilities. The school district has designated $225,000 in local funds for the project, which will serve the recreational, health and fitness needs of the community. The new center will be used for high school athletics and physical education classes for kindergarten students through seniors. During the summer months, it will provide activities for children. Also, adults and senior citizens will use the facility for health and fitness classes and related activities. Currently, Brookesmith has no other recreational facility. The grant is one of 22, totaling $493,000, awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. 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 electric and water service area. LCRA is a conservation and reclamation district that generates electricity, manages the water of the Texas Colorado River, operates parks and assists communities in economic development. LCRA operates on revenues from the sale of electricity and water and other services. It cannot levy taxes and receives no tax money. Cap Rock Electric McCulloch Division, which provides local electric service, is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers.

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