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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa: District 20
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Press Release
March 24, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Saenz
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The City of McAllen Awarded $500,000 to Develop Tres Lagos Park

AUSTIN — Today, the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission approved a $500,000 grant to the City of McAllen for the Tres Lagos Park. This funding is available through the TPW Local Grants Program, Non-Urban Outdoor Grant Projects. Funding for these grants comes from the state sales tax on sporting goods.

The $500,000 grant will create the first park in the Tres Lagos Public Improvement District. The proposed development includes lighted trails with exercise equipment, practice baseball/soccer fields, playgrounds, grills, lighted basketball and tennis courts, fishing dock/kayak launch, landscaping, pet stations and much more.

As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Hinojosa was instrumental in the legislature's decision to appropriate $90 million to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for critical park repairs and new projects for city and county parks across Texas.

"I thank the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for the $500,000 in funding to construct the first park facilities in Tres Lagos for our families in McAllen. This project will help our community by generating jobs, providing sites for neighborhood events, and contributing to a healthy lifestyle for our local residents using park facilities," stated Senator Hinojosa.

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling also commented, "Our growth in McAllen is significant and we are excited with the Tres Lagos community that is being developed. This funding from TPW is very appreciated and is critical to building our first Tres Legos Park for our residents to enjoy."

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development; Criminal Justice; Agriculture, Water & Rural Affairs as well as the Sunset Advisory Commission.