Press Release

CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR ANNOUNCES $150,000 TO JIM HOGG COUNTY FOR YOUTH RECREATIONAL NEEDS AND A CENTER

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Washington, February 11, 2008 | Mindy Casso ((956)725-0639) | comments

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.
 
For information on federal funding, contact Congressman Cuellar’s Office at 202-225-1640. To learn more about Congressman Cuellar, log on to www.cuellar.house.gov

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Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the House Homeland Security, Small
 Business, and Agriculture Committees in the 110th Congress; accessibility to constituents, education, health care, economic development and national security are his priorities. Congressman Cuellar is also a Senior Whip.

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