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Water rights help keep Lufkin afloat

Water rights help keep Lufkin afloat
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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 11:17am

Like pine trees, water has become one of Lufkin’s primary natural resources, Mayor Jack Gorden said Friday in his state of the city comments at a luncheon at Crown Colony Country Club, hosted by the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce.

“Historically, our No. 1 natural resource has been pine trees, but today, we, of all the people in Texas, can add water to that. The city of Lufkin actually has the rights to a bunch of water,” Gorden said. “Everyone in Texas was rationing water this past summer — except Lufkin. It’s my hope that we’ll be able to use that asset to further lower property taxes and attract good jobs.”

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