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The Roma Chamber of Commerce and the City of Roma announced Jesus O. Guerra Sr. as the 2018 Roma Fest Parade Marshals in recognition of his 64 years of service to the business community of Roma. Mr. Guerra was born in Mercedes, TX in 1931 to Federico and Ofelia Guerra. He was raised in Roma by Alonzo & Clotilde Ramirez and Gilberto & Maria Ramirez. Chucho, as he is known by many, graduated top of his class from Roma High School in 1950. He began his long career at

Gonzalez Mercantile in 1952 as the supervisor for hardware and appliance sales and assumed the role of general manager in 1963. G o n z a l e z Mercantile was a general department store founded by Francisco and Vidala “Lalita” Gonzalez in the 1930’s. The store serviced the entire region by providing groceries, men’s and women’s clothing, rifles, fishing gear, power tools and appliances. It also served as an informal bank, granting loans and offering money exchange to local residents. With Mr. Guerra at the helm, Gonzalez Mercantile grew into a destination for many customers coming from Mexico. Local residents fondly recall visiting the vast store and buying Mr. Guerra stayed on as general manager until the store’s closure in 2000. During his career at Gonzalez Mercantile, Mr. Guerra became very involved in the community.

In 1958, he saw a need for organization among the local businesses of the time and became a founding member of the Roma Chamber of Commerce. He also became active member of the Roma Lions Club in 1960. Between 2000 until his retirement in 2016, Mr. Guerra worked as a Valley Transit Greyhound Agent in what used to be the warehouse space for Gonzalez Mercantile. Even after retirement it is not uncommon to find Mr. Guerra in and around the old Gonzalez Mercantile site chatting with friends and old customers. Mr. Guerra and his wife Delia are celebrating 65 years of marriage this year. They have three children: Jesus O., Jr. (San Juanita Alaniz), Maria Teresa (Guadalupe Villarreal), and Elizabeth (Ruben Treviño), six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The 2018 Roma Fest Parade is set to begin at 5:00pm on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The route will begin at Citizen State Bank and end at the Guadalupe Plaza. Anyone seeking further information on the parade and other activities should call City Hall at (956) 849-1411.

The Roma ISD Police Department recently purchased two bicycles to add to their tools for patrol. “There are many benefits to having police officers on a bicycle, and the most often mentioned are visibility and mobility,” explained Roma ISD Police Chief Benjamin Gonzalez Jr. “Bike patrol is great for public events such as concerts, sporting events or any other Roma ISD event. A bike patrol officer can move quickly through a crowd or parking lot while on a bike and can

find short cuts, etc., where a patrol car would have very diminished mobility in the same situation. An officer on a bike is much smaller, quieter and can go places that are not easily accessible to patrol vehicles.” The Roma ISD Police Department has implemented additions to safety protocols for the 2018-2019 school year and is working on other added security measures to keep our community safe. Roma ISD will provide more updates in the coming weeks.

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Rio Grande City CISD is proud to recognize our Security Officers during National Security Officer Appreciation Week. RGCCISD honors the incredible efforts of our district’s Security Officers to create safer and more secure environments. RGCCISD’s Security Officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who are RGCCISD’s protectors, guardians, and first responders. These individuals work closely with our district’s Police Department and are constantly vigilant in their efforts to keep our schools safe. We appreciate your hard work and commitment to maintain safety in our schools! OPEN MON-SUN 7AM-7PM

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Roma ISD would like to welcome our new Orchestra Program team, Andrew Balandrano and Eliud Garcia! “Roma ISD is 100 percent committed to continuing to build our Orchestra Program and looks forward to the leadership and experience that Mr. Balandrano and Mr. Garcia bring to the program,” expressed Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos Guzman. “We will continue to provide the resources needed to all our performing art programs so that our students will have a wellrounded academic experience at Roma ISD.”

Roma ISD’s Orchestra Program is available to students starting in the 6th grade at Ramiro Barrera Middle School and Roma Middle School. Students can continue in the Roma ISD Orchestra Program through the 12th grade at Roma High School.

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Dr. Mario Ramirez Elementary School achieved above a 98.7% in attendance

Congratulations to Dr. Mario Ramirez Elementary for achieving above a 98.7% in attendance rate for the third week of school. To celebrate this achievement our Diamondbacks received a special treat during recess. Dr. Mario Ramirez Elementary administration and staff would like to thank our dedicated and committed parents. Outstanding job Diamondback Family!

La Union Elementary School Recognizes Mr. Alfredo Oviedo

Mr. Alfredo Oviedo, La Union Elementary security officer, was recognized during National Security Officer Appreciation Week for his outstanding job in keeping our campus safe. Mr. Oviedo is an understanding individual. Always pleasant, always polite and always there if you need him. Thank you, Mr. Oviedo, for your exceptional service.

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4th Annual Starr County Employee/ Dependent Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 4th Annual Starr County Employee/Dependent Scholarship fund on behalf of

Starr County Judge Eloy Pena presented the checks to the Vera and Starr County recipients. Commissioners’ Court. Judge All of the recipients who Vera and Commissioner Roy have submitted their college documentation have received their scholarship monies and are on their way to securing a higher education. Pictured with Judge Vera and Commissioner Pena are: Rafael Cautino, III (his parents Mr. and Mrs. Cautino), Nelda J. Saenz (her mother Doralisa Saenz), Zayline De La O, Yaileen I. Flores, Natalie Gonzalez (her father Saul Gonzalez), Fernanda Y. Ramirez, Alexa Yamileth Sanchez and Katherine Vera, not pictured are: Eliud E. Hernandez Jr, Victor Canales III, Margil Guerra Jr. and Angela Hinojosa.

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3RD - I.C.C. 6:00 P.M. PRO POPULO - MASS SAID FOR THE PEOPLE THURSDAY OCTOBER 4TH - I.C.C. 6:30 A.M. PRO POPULO - MASS SAID FOR THE PEOPLE FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH - I.C.C. 8:20 A.M. ICS STUDENTS & STAFF 6:00 P.M. PRO POPULO - MASS SAID FOR THE PEOPLE SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH - I.C.C. 5:00 P.M. †RENE R. RAMIREZ (19TH AN.) by Ramirez Family

†DANA RAMIREZ (4TH AN.) by Ramirez Family †ROBERTO A. RAMIREZ by Ramirez Family †ANTONIA ALVARADO (20TH AN.) by Family †ARTURO O. TREVIÑO, SR. (AN.) by Silvestre & Alma Gloria Gonzalez SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH - I.C.C. 7:00 A.M. †LINDA FUENTES (2ND AN.) by Her Husband & Children SUNDAY SACRED HEART/LOS GARCIA 9:00 A.M. PRO POPULO - MASS SAID FOR THE PEOPLE SUNDAY OCTOBER 7TH - I.C.C. 11:00 A.M. †JOEL F. SALINAS by Family

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Roma ISD Holds Successful Convocation for All District Employees

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†NORMAN CAMUNGOL by Jose & Nona Calderon †RAYMUNDO CARLOS VERA, SR. by Family †JUSTIN VANDERVORT by Zena Vandervort †NINFA S. GUERRA by Family †ELIZA HAWKINS by Family †H.P. GUERRA, III by Wife Josie Guerra 1:00 P.M. †TRINIDAD & JULIAN CARRERA (AN.) by Flerida Guerra & Family †ALFREDO GARCIA by Wife Zoila Garcia & Family †MICHAEL WAGNER by Wife & Daughter †MARIO GUTIERREZ by Sisters Maricela & Belinda 5:00 P.M. †OLIVIA R. TREVIÑO by Silvestre & Alma Gloria Gonzalez

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For the first time, all Roma ISD employees had the opportunity to attend the district’s Convocation Presentation. “We wanted to ensure everyone had the chance to hear updates about the district and get pumped up by our awesome presenter, ‘Happy’,” said Roma ISD School Board President Raul P. Moreno Jr. “It is important to our school

board leadership to treat each employee with the same respect and provide opportunities for all employees to grow and learn. We are proud to make this happen for the first time this year.” Also, each employee was treated to a lunch from Rio Cafe courtesy event sponsor Lone Star National Bank. “We sincerely thank Lone Star National Bank for providing this lunch annually, and especially taking on the extra lunches this year,” expressed Moreno. “I also want to thank our door prize sponsors who were extremely generous. We hope to make these door prizes an annual tradition because every

single employee works very hard and we want them to have a chance at something fun and special like winning a great door prize.” More than 100 door prizes were handed out at each session. “Ultimately I hope everyone had a great experience at Convocation and is ready to make this another terrific year for Roma ISD,” Moreno said.


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Approximately a 10 Million Dollar Deficit = And still hiring many personnel (Example - Public Relations Office). District received a letter grade of C = Campus budgets being cut where in some cases teachers don’t have paper for students test & assignments and tutorials being limited for our students. Received Millions to repair schools from construction lawsuits = We have air conditioners that don’t work, and roofs that leak and buildings that need repair. Continuing contracts for new teachers to stop political retaliation = GONE! Aging Bus Fleet & White Fleet (Cars & SUV) = One major purchase of vehicle in four years. Raises for RGCCISD personnel = Once in the last four years. (Most of the raise went to cover Insurance increases) Never fixed the Multi-Purpose Center the nerve center of our school = WHY? We keep losing students to the Idea School System = WE

DO NOTHING!

We do not let our schools hire their own staff (Assistant Principals and Teachers) in their own schools = WHY? Our Principals and Teachers have no say so as to who gets employed. Fired all of our para professional Coaching Staff = They are some of the best coaches we ever had in our district. Eliminated all the Kindergarten, Elementary & Middle School Promotions. = WHY? A beautiful ceremony enjoyed by family and friends Their solution to these problems is to build not one but three (3) Artificial Turf (Football Fields), Energy Efficient (Light Bulbs and Devices) and a Swimming Pool in front of Fort Ringgold and Hwy 83 that defames our historical Fort Ringgold to the tune of approximately 10 Million Dollars.

ACADEMICS IS THE WAY WE WIN THE GAME OF LIFE.

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TOGETHER, “WE”, STUDENTS, RGCCISD EMPLOYEES AND CITIZENS CAN ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS.

That is why the old (Bacho), the current (Eddie) and the new (Noe) got together to create a better tomorrow for our community. Learn from the past, Live for Today and HOPE for Tomorrow.

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Girl Scout Brownie Troop #1056 Visited Casa De Esperanza

Girl Scout Brownie Troop #1056 of Rio Grande City completed their Philanthropist Badge by making donations to Casa De Esperanza. The girls met with Casa De Esperanza founder, Alberto Escobedo, to learn how this charity organization helps those in need with meals and food pantry items. The Brownies donated paper goods, including paper towels, toilet tissue, plates, napkins, and utensils. Casa De Esperanza is located at 804 Ringgold St. RGC, TX. Donations of non-perishable food items, paper goods, monetary donations, and volunteer help are all appreciated.

Roma ISD at AMC Movie Theater - Come

Brownie Troop # 1056, pictured with Alberto Escobedo, (L to R): Camila Garcia, Gloria Canales, Katarina Mendoza, Isabella Ozuna, Yuliette Falcon, Cecilia Hinojosa, Arora Cantu, Gabriella Margo, and Alejandra Ozuna.

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STARR COUNTY TOWN CRIER, OCTOBER 3, 2018, PAGE 7

OUR TEAM — ALWAYS ONWARD — STANDS FOR OUR

STUDENTS, PARENTS, COMMUNITIES AND STAFF.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE OPPORTUNITIES NECESSARY TO CONTINUE ONWARD! WE BELIEVE OUR DISTRICT IS SECOND TO NONE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH TOWARD FULFILLING OUR FULL POTENTIAL!

TO THAT END, WE PLEDGE TO:

• Invest in our students through ac�vi�es (UIL, Fine Arts, Work-Study, scholarships and summer leadership workshops) so that they are college-ready or career ready by the �me they graduate from high school. • Provide the necessary facili�es and programs so that our students will have the proper founda�on as they graduate from our high schools. Among these are fine-arts programs (folklorico, conjunto, orchestra, etc.); STEM/ STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathema�cs) that will thrust our students into the forefront of what awaits for them a�er high school.

higher educa�onal degrees and provide them with the proper incen�ves and financial assistance to accomplish these ini�a�ves. • Strengthen our Parental Involvement program so that parents serve as our partners in the educa�on of our students. We pledge to empower them through workshops, howto sessions, Make-&-Take mee�ngs, programs on topics that will help them help their kids at home, etc. • Ini�ate work-study coopera�ves with our business community to provide our students with hands-on experiences that will help them prepare for their future.

• Work coopera�vely with UTRGV and STC • Use our resources to the best of our abili�es to help our teachers and teacher-aides earn and protect taxpayer dollars Team Always Onward—Albert Escobedo, Judy Solis and Benito Saenz—invite you to join us in our quest for excellence through these initiatives. We are business people, educators and community servers who have a record of working with our communities and our schools. We ask you to help us achieve these goals by trusting us with your vote on November 6, 2018.

POL. ADV’T PAID FOR BY ALBERTO ESCOBEDO, JUDY SOLIS, BENITO SAENZ


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Fast and professional care for illness, injuries and non-life-threatening emergencies, Pediatrics and Adults, No appointment necessary. General Medicine • Cold & Flu • Ear Infections • Eye Infections • Lacerations Sore Throat • Sinus Infection • Burns • Sprains • Allergies • Physicals • & More

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Fajita• Short Ribs • Pork Chops • Riblets T-Bone •Finger Ribs • Agujas • Costilla de Pecho • Ribeye Steak • Sirloin • Cubed Meat (carne para guisar) • 7 Steak Ground Beef • Chuck Steak Milanesa • Split Chicken • Leg Quarters • Chicken Fajita • Chicken Breast Chicken Wings Whole Chicken • Hueso de Anillo • Costilla de Borrego Mollejas Menudo (cubed) • Liver

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RGC: 4370 E. Hwy 83 Ste. B - 956-309-3549 Roma: 834 E. Grant St. Ste. C - 956-570-0701 Arroyo:5065 Hwy. 83 ste. A - 956-570-0702 Escobares: 4522 East Hwy 83 Ste A. 956-429-5625 2688

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New meeting, party and gathering space for Starr County. Isolated with plenty of parking.

For more information, please contact: Estela Hernandez @ 279-3175 or Patricio Hernandez @ 735-9914 1960 W. U.S. Highway 83 (old Grande Garbage truck yard). Approximately 1/4 mile on the right before getting to Hospital Road if traveling towards Roma.


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Barn owls have a very distinctive appearance Some birds are just called “little brown jobbies” or “peeps” because you can’t easily tell one from another. Not so with barn owls. Their appearance is distinctive and captivating. You can have no doubt what you’re seeing. Of course it’s the face which is most distinctive. White, outlined with a brown heart, rather flat and with two plaintive looking dark eyes the face is captivating and memorable. Also distinctive are the speckles which dot the breast and

REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDS Falcon Rural Water Supply Corpora�on is reques�ng compe��ve sealed Bids on the following contract funded by Communi�es Unlimited Incorporated: 1. Water System Improvements. Falcon Rural WSC will receive compe��ve sealed BIDS from qualified proposers un�l 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Falcon Rural WSC main office located at 2679 North Highway 83, Roma Texas 78584. Only a bona fide sealed BID(s) will be considered at bid opening �me. ALL BIDS received a�er the s�pulated �me for bid opening will be returned to the bidder unopened. Falcon Rural WSC reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any formali�es in the bidding or to accept the bid to the best and most advantageous to the Corpora�on. Bids may be held by the Corpora�on for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and inves�ga�ng the bidder’s qualifica�ons prior to the contract award. The request for compe��ve sealed bids including construc�on documents, project scope, BID schedule and other informa�on that contractors may need in order to respond to the request may be obtained from: Fulcrum Consul�ng Services 207 E. Magnolia Ave. La Feria Texas 78559 PH: 956-797-3411 FAX: 956-797-3400 All prospec�ve bidders reques�ng plans and specifica�ons must pay a non-refundable amount of $100.00 dollars for each set of plans and specifica�ons for each contract. Checks should be made payable to Fulcrum Consul�ng Services.

pepper the head and the back. The wing feathers are light grayish-brown. It should be noted that, unlike many owls, barn owls have no ear tufts or “horns” as they’re often called. Medium sized owls, they measure a little over a foot long and have a wingspan of nearly three feet. B a r n owls are one of the most widely distributed of the land birds, being found on all continents except Antarctica. They’re found throughout the U. S. except for a few areas along our northern border. The name “barn owl” comes from the fact that they frequently nest in abandoned barns. Almost any abandoned farm building will do. Being cavity nesters, tree hollows and rock crevices are

also used. However, they don’t build nests, the eggs, 4 to 5 in number and chalky white, are just laid on the bare floor of the nest site. The female lays an egg every day or two and incubates the eggs while the male provides the food for both mother and nestlings which hatch in about a month. Because of the timing of egg laying the young my differ in age by a week or two.

The young are balls of fluff except for the typical heart shaped face which develops very early. Sadly, only about one in three young survive long enough to breed. In captivity barn owls have been known to live 20+ years. In the wild the average is only 4 or 5 years. They’re beneficial since a barn owl diet consists almost entirely of small mammals such as voles, shrews, mice and rats. When food

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

October 13, 2018

Property to sa�sfy Landlord’s lien. Sale is on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Super Starr Storage, 215 North F.M. 3167, Rio Grande City Texas. Property will be sold to the highest bidder for cash only. Cleanup and removal deposit may be required. Seller reserves right to not accept any bid and to withdraw property from sale. Property unknown un�l day of the sale. Property includes contents of spaces of the following tenants: Armandina Bazan, Arturo Rivera Jr., Janet Rodriguez, Jose R. Islas, and Lorie Falcon.

is scarce, t h e y may also consume a few lizards, frogs and insects. Most food is consumed whole, bones, fur and all. Indigestible parts are later coughed-up in the form of owl pellets. Biologists tease apart and examine a pellet’s contents to determine the owl’s diet. Barn owls are nocturnal and fly low over open fields, marshes and meadows listening for prey. Yes, listening! They have acute hearing and have slightly asymmetrically located ears to make more precise the location of a sound’s source. Like most owls, they fly silently. The leading edge of flight feathers is serrated and the trailing edge has a hairlike fringe. Most owls hoot. Instead, barn owls utter a screech. It’s a sort of long, drawn-out “shreee,” a raspy sound. Mating for life, they’re nonmigratory, and declining in numbers. Predators such as opossums, raccoons, hawks and other owls, great horned owls for example, account for some losses but, as one might expect, loss of habitat is the major cause for decline. They’re already classified as endangered in 7 Midwestern states. One helpful thing people can do is erect barn owl nesting boxes. Plans for building one and suggestions for locations are readily available on the Internet. I hope we can conserve this beneficial and beautiful bird.


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STC students practice on Virtual Machine technology used by leading software developers Crystal Martinez believes her future is set in technology. Now at STC, Martinez says she is pursuing a career as a telecommunications field technician. Virtual Machine (VM) technology, she says, enables her to work concurrently with operating systems like Windows 10 and Linux in order to troubleshoot problems. “While in high school I went into telecommunications,” Martinez said. “These classes really do help because the future is all about technology.” The Computer and Advanced Technologies Program at South Texas College offers a wide range of courses that focus on more than one operating system, and this is where VM technology is ideal. “Corporations use VM to test updates and software slated for upgrades or implementation for that corporation,” said Gustavo Garza, instructor with the Computer and Advanced

Technologies Program at STC. “In our school use, we use it to have simultaneous operating systems running that allows students to create an environment where they learn about the applications of a particular system that they are working with. In return this aids in giving them the knowledge to troubleshoot that environment.” Available for decades on very large computers called mainframes, VM applications have been available on ordinary computers since 2005 when computer chip manufacturers Intel and AMD provided additional hardware assistance to their microprocessors in support of virtualization. Prior to widely available VM applications, if a software developer wanted to develop a program for different operating systems such as Windows, Linux, or Macintosh, the developer needed different machines to test the application. Using VM

technology, a software developer only needs one physical machine and multiple virtual machines can be used to test the application. STC makes use of freely available VM software applications. Among the most popular are VMware Workstation, Oracle VirtualBox, and Windows Virtual PC. All versions of Linux are free, and Microsoft offers trial versions of their operating systems that students find useful throughout the semester. “We have multiple classes where we use this,” Garza said. “For example in some classes they will use a Linux operating system that they would need to identify file systems, which are the pathways communicating from one file to another. They need to learn both the Windows and Linux Operating systems. Both operating systems have a GUI or desktop environment which makes it easy to navigate, the users can simply

click and drag around on icons and folders in the desktop. “In our classes we show students the interworks of how the operating system is actually accomplishing the opening, moving, deleting and adding files that happen behind the scenes,” Garza said. “In this particular class, student use virtual machines the whole semester, and they get to perform functions like programing and command line functions which enhances their understanding of how operating systems work.” Currently focusing on receiving her certificate and then associate degree in telecommunications, Crystal Martinez says she plans to work as a field technician. STC, she said, enabled her to work with cutting-edge technology that prepares her for her future career. Students who are interested in learning more on virtual machines contact Bruce Griffiths at 956-8726106 or griffib@southtexas college.

edu. Students who would like information on pursuing a degree in the Computer and Advanced Technologies Program contact

Meliton Hinojosa at 956-872-6128, or meliton@southtexascollege.edu or visit the program on the web at http://bt.southtexascollege.edu/cat.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTAMENTO DE AGRICULTURA

Rural Development

Rural Development

City of La Grulla: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment

Ciudad de La Grulla: Aviso de Disponibilidad de una Evaluación Ambiental

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA

AGENCIA: Servicio de Utilidades Rurales, USDA

ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment

ACCIÓN: Aviso de Disponibilidad de una Evaluación Ambiental

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by City of La Grulla, Starr County, Texas. The proposal is for construction of water system improvements at its water treatment facility. City of La Grulla has submitted an application to RUS for funding of the proposal.

RESUMEN: Se da aviso de que el Servicio de Utilidades Rurales (RUS), según lo exige la Ley Nacional de Política Ambiental, está emitiendo una evaluación ambiental (EA) en relación con posibles impactos relacionados con un proyecto propuesto por la Ciudad de La Grulla, Condado de Starr, Texas. La propuesta es para la construcción de mejoras al sistema de agua en su planta de tratamiento de agua. La ciudad de La Grulla presentó una solicitud a RUS para financiar la propuesta.

City of La Grulla intends to seek financial assistance from RUS for water system improvements. The proposed project is described below. The project locations include the corner of East Second Street and Division Street for the new treatment plant and at the location of the existing water treatment plant. If implemented, the proposed project will convert floodplains. In accordance with Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management and USDA Departmental Regulation 9500-3, Land Use Policy, the purpose of this notice is to inform the public of this proposed conversion or effect and request comments concerning the proposal, alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts, and methods that could be used to minimize these impacts.

La ciudad de La Grulla tiene la intención de buscar asistencia financiera de RUS para las mejoras del sistema de agua. El proyecto propuesto se describe a continuación. Las ubicaciones del proyecto incluyen la esquina de East Second Street y Division Street para la nueva planta de tratamiento y en la ubicación de la planta de tratamiento de agua existente. Si se implementa, el proyecto propuesto convertirá las llanuras de inundación. De acuerdo con la Orden Ejecutiva 11988, Administración de Inundaciones y la Norma Departamental 9500-3 del Departamento de Agricultura, Política de Uso de la Tierra, el propósito de este aviso es informar al público de esta conversión o efecto propuesto y solicitar comentarios sobre la propuesta, sitios alternativos o acciones que evitar estos impactos y los métodos que podrían usarse para minimizar estos impactos.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain copies of the EA, or for further information, contact: Terry Czerwien, State Environmental Coordinator, 101 South Main Street, Temple, Texas 76501, at 254-742-9789 or terry.czerwien@tx.usda.gov. The EA is also available for public review at Edinburg Area Office, 2514 South Veterans Blvd., Suite 4, Edinburg, Texas 78539. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: City of La Grulla proposes to rehabilitate and upsizing the water intake structure, add 14,200 linear feet of transmission line, add 14,800 feet of intake water line, and construct a 4.0 MGD pour-in-place water treatment facility. The existing water treatment facility will be decommissioned as a treatment plant and used as a transfer station. Fulcrum Consulting Services, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for RUS that describes the project, assesses the proposed project’s environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects.

PARA OBTENER MÁS INFORMACIÓN: Para obtener copias de la EA, o para obtener más información, comuníquese con: Terry Czerwien, Coordinador Ambiental Estatal, 101 South Main Street, Temple, Texas 76501, al 254-742-9789 o terry. czerwien@tx.usda.gov. El EA también está disponible para revisión pública en la Oficina de Área de Edinburg, 2514 South Veterans Blvd., Suite 4, Edinburg, Texas 78539. INFORMACIÓN COMPLEMENTARIA: La ciudad de La Grulla propone rehabilitar y ampliar la estructura de toma de agua, agregar 14,200 pies lineales de línea de transmisión, agregar 14,800 pies de línea de agua de admisión y construir una instalación de tratamiento de agua de vertido de 4,0 MGD. La instalación de tratamiento de agua existente se cerrará como una planta de tratamiento y se utilizará como estación de transferencia.

RUS has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessment and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project.

Fulcrum Consulting Services, un consultor ambiental, preparó una evaluación ambiental para RUS que describe el proyecto, evalúa los impactos ambientales del proyecto propuesto y resume, según corresponda, cualquier medida de mitigación utilizada para minimizar los efectos ambientales.

Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. RUS will accept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for 14 days from the date of publication of this notice.

RUS ha llevado a cabo una evaluación independiente de la evaluación ambiental y cree que evalúa con precisión los impactos del proyecto propuesto. No se esperan impactos significativos como resultado de la construcción del proyecto.

Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of environmental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970, Environmental Policies and Procedures. A general location map of the proposal is shown below.

Las preguntas y comentarios deben enviarse a RUS a la dirección indicada. RUS aceptará preguntas y comentarios sobre la evaluación ambiental durante 14 días a partir de la fecha de publicación de este aviso. Cualquier acción final de RUS relacionada con el proyecto propuesto estará sujeta al cumplimiento de todas las leyes y reglamentaciones ambientales federales pertinentes y al cumplimiento de los procedimientos de revisión ambiental según lo prescrito en 7 CFR Parte 1970, Políticas y procedimientos ambientales. A continuación se muestra un mapa de ubicación general de la propuesta.

Date: October 3, 2018

Fecha de publicación: 3 de octubre de 2018


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