Spring 2021 Newsletter


Water safety isn't seasonal

A lot of exciting things occur in May - it's the unofficial kickoff of summer, the Memorial Day holiday, and National Water Safety Awareness Month. While water safety is crucial year-round, the promise of summer comes with more time spent near and in the water. Read more here for tips to keep you safe.

Saving two lives

The Brazos River Authority and Carter BloodCare are teaming up in Granbury, giving away free kid's life jackets and providing you an opportunity to save two lives with a blood donation. Mark your calendar, sign up, and read more here.

Advancing a reservoir career

Jackie Scott's career at BRA's Lake Limestone started as a clerk typist. Now, more than 30 years later, as the assistant reservoir manager, she's handling everything from septic system inspections to the reservoir's maintenance team. Read more about her successful journey here.

Possible easing La Niña and late spring rains could dampen drought

After February's destructive winter storm, Texas' trend of above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation continues. However, a weakening La Niña could bring much-needed rain to a drought-stricken state. Read more here.

BRA Management hosts first public virtual meeting

The inaugural Brown Bag on the Brazos public meeting series is the first of its kind for the BRA - created to share insights on recent BRA projects and answers some of the public's questions. Read more here and keep an eye out for the next event.

May Board of Directors Bimonthly Meeting

The Brazos River Authority Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Monday, May 24, 2021. Read more here.


In case you missed it: Articles from Brazos.org

  • The Keys Are Inside: The BRA Lake Granbury Reservoir Manager reflects on those who helped her become who she is today, the path that brought her to the Lone Star State and Hood County, and rediscovering the piano.
  • On The Record: Susan Trammell reflects on her journey with the BRA and how she ended up in her current position as Records Management Officer.
  • Putting the Human Back in HR: Monica Wheelis reflects on her own female role model and how she aims to make HR more personal.
  • A Twist of Fate: Lauralee Vallon, BRA General Counsel, recalls how one decision in college helped direct her life and introduced her to the exciting world of law.

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