State chips in extra money for emergency management
Victoria County's share of state money for running the emergency management office was bumped up about $15,000 from the year before.
Richard McBrayer, the deputy emergency management coordinator, said the increase was based on several factors, including the county's advance planning status.
Other factors include such things as population, location and the threat of such disasters as hurricanes.
The state contribution is a fraction of the $240,000 a year it takes to run the office. But County Judge Don Pozzi said after the commissioners court voted to accept the $56,464, at least it's an increase.
The city and county split the remainder of the cost each year for emergency management.