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LCRA awards $25,000 grant for electronic public message marquee in Lexington

New sign will help inform residents about emergencies, community events

May 15, 2023

Representatives from LCRA present a $25,000 grant to the City of Lexington to buy an LED electronic marquee for displaying public messages. The grant is part of LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program. Pictured, from left to right, are: David Mason, mayor pro tem; Tina Biehle, city secretary; Margaret D. “Meg” Voelter, LCRA Board member; Allen Retzlaff, mayor; and Kate Ramzinski, LCRA Regional Affairs representative.
LEXINGTON, Texas – The City of Lexington will buy and install a new LED digital marquee downtown thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority. The Community Development Partnership Program grant, along with $7,092 in matching funds from the City of Lexington, will pay for buying and installing the marquee at a well-traveled location to share local messages with community residents. “Having the marquee will give us another way to communicate important and timely information to residents, especially those who don’t use social media,” said City Secretary Tina Biehle. “Sometimes we have special-called city council meetings that people might not hear about until after the meeting has ended, so the marquee will give us a chance to tell people about important events without making them search online or sign into a website to look for the information.” City officials also can display details about regularly scheduled upcoming council meetings or more urgent events such as burn bans and boil-water notices. “We will be able to provide more support to the community by communicating quality and trustworthy information that people can read on the marquee and then share with others, which also will help build community relationships as an added benefit,” Biehle said. “There are so many things we will be able to do – even from letting people know to mark their calendars for countywide cleanup collections to reminding residents of early voting dates and locations.” The community grant is one of 34 grants awarded recently through LCRA’s Community Development Partnership Program, which helps volunteer fire departments, local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects in LCRA’s wholesale electric, water and transmission service areas. The program is part of LCRA’s effort to give back to the communities it serves. The City of Lexington is one of LCRA’s wholesale electric customers and is a partner in the grant program. Applications for the next round of grants will be accepted in July. More information is available at

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The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering outdoor adventures at more than 40 parks along the Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to fulfilling our mission to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 and receives no state appropriations. For more information, visit

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