Commissioner’s Court Clear New Subdivision, Discuss Controlled Burns

The Hockley County Commissioner’s Court had a brief meeting this morning to go over a few items on their agenda. Most notably, the Hockley County Sheriff’s Office was present to accept the $6K donation that had been tabled at the last meeting. This was notable because we got a short list of supplies these funds would go towards. New lights for vehicles, LED lit vests for night time visibility, as well as devices known as “Guardian Angels”. These Guardian Angels are worn on the deputy’s vest and have infrared lights, allowing them to be seen from helicopters.

Also at this meeting the Commissioners went over the fire runs from the fire dept. of Levelland. Controlled burns continue to be an issue on these reports and the commissioners, as well as the Levelland Fire Dept. ask you to call ahead and alert your first responders that you will be performing a controlled burn, otherwise any and all reports that are made in reference to that fire are subject to a fire dept. response, which potentially could be wasting resources and time better spent on real emergencies.

Finally another addition to the County was brought before the court. This addition, named the Falls at Wilson Creek, holds 7 lots in Precinct 1 on the East Side of Quail Road. Despite questions of how so many sub divisions have been brought before them lately, and questions on the availability of water and other resources, the Commissioner’s did pass this addition.

That concluded business for the Hockley County Commissioner’s Court for this meeting. The Commissioner’s meet Mondays at 9am in the Courthouse weekly, and these meetings are open to the public.

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