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Tyler County Officials meet with Governor, share concerns
Tyler County Booster - March 2009
During a recent trip for the “Southeast Texas Days in Austin” the Tyler County contingent met with Governor Rick Perry. They discussed specific issues affecting not only Tyler County and its three incorporated cities but the ripple effect across our twelve county area. Jimmie Cooley, former Woodville mayor, and current Tyler County Chamber of Commerce President presented the governor an afghan from the Chamber along with a scouting figurine sent from Paul Pendleton. County Judge Jacques Blanchette and contingent shared the concerns Tyler County citizens will face if the state continues to retain the 20 percent for the Hurricane Ike federal appropriations to planning and administration. Blanchette also noted the remaining two million due the county from Hurricane Rita’s Project worksheets. Perry took notes of the issues presented by the group during their 45 minute visit. The group thanked the governor for his past interests in Tyler County and his assistance in opening the food, water, and ice supply lines during Hurricane Ike. Those meeting with the Governor included Jack Walston, Commissioner, Pct. 4, Martin Nash, Commissioner, Pct. 1, Woodville Mayor Ben Bythewood, Woodville Councilman Byron Stowe, Heritage Village Director Ofeira Gazzaway, along with Cooley and Blanchette.