State Rep. J.M. Lozano called from Austin about 2 p.m. Wednesday to report that he had personally contacted and requested cooperation from Gov. Rick Perry’s office concerning Beeville’s water situation.
He said that standby ambulatory buses that are stationed in San Antonio could be sent here if necessary.
Also, if needed, the state could bring in water by tanker truck.
Rep. Lozano’s appearance here as guest speaker for the Beeville Rotary Club’s noon luncheon Wednesday (about Prop. 6’s passage and its effects on the Beeville water situation) ironically was canceled because of the water shortage.
He said if the water shortage continues much longer, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is prepared to help with Beeville’s emergency operations.
Also, Lozano is working with city officials to put together a grant proposal for the Texas Water Development Board, requesting some of the state’s rainy day funds appropriated for municipal water projects thanks to Prop. 6’s approval by Texas voters in November’s general election.