The commissioner also awarded the oil, gas, and mineral lease on the 698 acres of county owned school land in Tom Green County to Patrick Fairchild, who has previously held the lease.
Also at the meeting, the commissioners accepted a $1000. donation from an anonymous donor for the repair of the gazebo next to the courthouse. Commissioner Joy Fuchs explains that the county would like to split the cost of the repairs between the county and public donations.
The gazebo was originally built in 1976 for the Bicentennial, and is used for numerous speeches, and events. Built of wood, it is in need of extensive repairs in order to keep it safe for future events.