Funds Will Go toward Local Community and Civic Centers
Pecos County today announced that it has received a $500,000 donation from Trans-Pecos Pipeline LLC. The Pecos County commissioners voted to allocate $300,000 of the funds toward remodeling the Pecos County Civic Center in Fort Stockton, and $200,000 for an expansion to the Community Center in Coyanosa.
Updates to the Pecos County Civic Center in Fort Stockton will include a renovated kitchen with new restrooms added onto the back of the building, new handicap restrooms built out of the front of the building, and a facelift to the façade. The $300,000 will be supplemented with county funds to complete the new plumbing and renovation. The Civic Center is the largest community facility in the county and is used regularly for meetings, birthdays, weddings and more.
The $200,000 for the Coyanosa Community Center renovation will be used to expand the front of the building in order to enlarge the overall square footage. This will create a larger meeting space for local businesses in the area, and additional new uses for the local community.
“We are so pleased to maximize the use of these funds to benefit multiple communities within our county,” said Joe Shuster, Pecos County Judge. “This donation has provided the means to get these types of community-building projects done with only a fraction of the cost coming from county funds. Many businesses that come into the area look for space to hold safety meetings, trainings, etc. and we are glad to welcome this business.
“Trans-Pecos Pipeline has been a good neighbor throughout the survey and construction of the pipeline,” continued Shuster. “The donation was completely voluntary and is unrelated to the $1.4 million tax revenue our county will receive the pipeline’s first year in service, and the benefits of its ongoing annual tax payments.”
The Trans-Pecos Pipeline originates in Pecos County at the Waha Hub in Coyanosa, just outside of Fort Stockton, where it then traverses 47 miles before entering Brewster County. Six taps were installed along its route for local economic development opportunity, two of which are located in Pecos County. The Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service on March 31, 2017.