New radio repeater approved; citizen asks for action on road repairs


Montague County Commissioners on Monday approved upgrades to the current radio repeater system that serves county firefighters.

The court also heard from a group of citizens who live on Starr Mann Road asking when repairs will be made to their half-mile stretch of road.

Randall Preuninger, president of the Montague County Firefighters Association, presented the commissioners with a quote for new repeater. Last year the court allocated $50,000 to go toward the repeater upgrades, but it appears the quote is much less than expected.

Self Radio provided a quote of $48,219 for the system. The new repeater will add a fourth one within the county and will replace all the current units.

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Terry Fender, a resident in precinct one on Star Mann Road, spoke to the commissioners Monday asking for action on repairing the road he and three other families live on.

Terry Fender, a resident in precinct one on Star Mann Road, spoke to the court in public comments asking for action on repairs to the half-mile section of the road where they live. Precinct One Commissioner Herman Conway was absent from Monday’s meeting. He said despite state money being available for repairs nothing has been done. Read the full story in the mid-week News.

Pictured: Miles Dabovich, district administrator for Texas AgriLife Extension Service, spoke to the Montague County Commissioner’s Court Monday providing the service’s annual update. Agents Elsie Lacey and Justin Hansard look on. (Photo by Barbara Green)