CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR ANNOUNCES $150,000 TO JIM HOGG COUNTY FOR YOUTH RECREATIONAL NEEDS AND A CENTER
Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar announced $150,000 for Jim Hogg County to use as start-up money for recreational programs and a recreational facility. Additional funds are also available for county officials through grant opportunities from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“Recreational programs with a facility where children can be safe after school and on weekends is critical for any community,” says Congressman Cuellar. “I applaud the efforts of Jim Hogg County officials for having the vision to get this project off the ground. I will continue working towards securing future funding to see the Youth Center built and ready for kids.”
Meanwhile, County Judge Guadalupe Canales says the start-up money is essential for their community.
“We are very grateful to Congressman Cuellar for getting us this much needed funding,” says Judge Canales. “We know how important it is to have a place our kids can go to for activities. Keeping them off our streets is our number one priority.”
Ongoing discussions have taken place between Congressman Cuellar and Jim Hogg County officials on the need to build a youth center for the kids of Jim Hogg County. Officials say one of their options would be to build a Boys and Girls Club that would provide a variety of after-school activities for kids.
Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the House Homeland Security, Small