JEFF DAVIS COUNTY RECIEVES $300,000 GIFT FROM TRANS-PECOS PIPELINE, LLC
JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, Texas, June 12, 2017 – Jeff Davis County received a $300,000 gift from Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LCC for their neighborly support during construction and for the use of multiple county roads. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline traverses close to the eastern border of Jeff Davis County where it travels underground through Brewster County. Notification of the gift was made this week to Jeff Davis County Judge Jeannette Duer.
“On behalf of Jeff Davis County, we appreciate and feel blessed to receive such a generous gift from the Trans-Pecos Pipeline,” Duer said. “We will be very mindful in its use and look for ways it will best benefit all of our citizens and visitors.”
During pipeline construction last year, Duer met with the Trans-Pecos Pipeline executives and county officials from Brewster and Presidio counties to discuss safety and emergency response readiness.
“Because we have such an outstanding group of volunteers and first responders here, we knew that should there be an emergency in the area, we would be called in,” Duer said. “As chance would have it, while the Trans-Pecos Pipeline executives were here at that meeting, we had an unrelated emergency nearby. They saw for themselves how our volunteer firefighters and emergency services personnel swung into action. They were impressed and appreciated our efforts.”
Just how the county will use the gift is not known, but at least some of the gift will be set aside for a badly-needed second ambulance to replace an aging one that has seen many hours of extra duty assisting neighboring communities in Presidio and Brewster counties. These decisions will be voted upon by the County Commissioner’s Court.
Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC is a joint venture owned in part by an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.