Birdwell, Keffer to contact BRA seeking relief on water-pump fees

State Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and state Rep. Jim Keffer (R-Eastland) will be sending a letter on Monday (Jan. 6) to the Brazos River Authority (BRA) to try to coordinate relief for lakefront property owners in Hood County who are being billed annual water-pump fees, but yet cannot pump water due to the low lake levels. Ben Stratmann, Birdwell’s chief of staff, stated in an email to the Hood County News on Friday afternoon that “a large number of constituents” have contacted the lawmakers’ offices about the issue over the past 24 hours.