LCRA representatives present a $1,945 grant to the Cherokee Independent School District for football field improvements. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: Steve Dyer, LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs representative; Sheila Slagel, LCRA business operations supervisor; Eldon Franco, Cherokee ISD superintendent; Jennifer Bordner, principal; Lori A. Berger, LCRA Board member; Amanda Wood, Central Texas Telephone Cooperative marketing manager; and Byron Theodosis, San Saba County judge.
The Cherokee Independent School District soon will make improvements to its lone football field, thanks to a $1,945 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority.
The football field is unlevel, creating tripping hazards for anyone walking or running on it. The grant will allow district officials to level the field so it can be more safely enjoyed by students and the greater community alike.
“Our town does not have a park or central gathering place, so the football field serves as a hub for the community,” said Cherokee ISD Superintendent Eldon Franco. “The grant will go a long way in allowing us to better foster community fellowship. And, for this, we are grateful to LCRA.”
The community grant is one of a number of grants recently awarded through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. The program provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities, counties, volunteer fire departments, regional development councils and other nonprofit organizations in LCRA’s wholesale electric and water service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves.
Applications for the next round of grants are due Jan. 31. More information is available at
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; ensuring a clean, reliable water supply; and offering access to nature at more than 40 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit
Source: LCRA Business News