Commissioners look toward truck route, 4-H, honor flights

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Ready to study the possibility of an alternate truck route around Fredericksburg, Gillespie County Commissioners on Monday appointed two of their own to serve on a newly-formed task force.

Commissioners Curtis Cameron and Donnie Schuch were unanimously chosen as the county’s liaisons on the committee looking into whether or not an alternate route is a viable option for improving pedestrian safety and relieving downtown traffic congestion.

County officials are also expected to appoint a citizen representative to serve on the task force and will consider adopting a resolution in support of the route at its next meeting, scheduled at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 22, at the courthouse.

In other business Monday, commissioners heard an update on the state of the Gillespie County 4-H program from some of its members, as well as Texas AgriLife Extension Agent Micah Walker.

He informed the county specifically about the livestock show component of 4-H and said that total earnings for the year were slightly down at $173,862.61, but that the amount of scholarships received was right on par with previous figures at $45,000.

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