DEATH — Chester “Ches” Carthel, 60, died Nov. 8 in Lubbock. Born in Lockney, he served as Director of Public Works for the City of Plainview and later moved to Lubbock to serve as the Chief Water Utility Engineer. He was appointed in 1998 as an original member of the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group (“Region O”) representing municipalities. Ches started his own business, Carthel Engineering Solutions, in 2003. He was one of five candidates for HPWD Precinct One District Director during the Nov. 2, 2010 election. Survivors include his wife, Laquita, four children, four grandchildren, his parents, and a sister. HPWD sends its sincere condolences to the Carthel family on the loss of our longtime water industry colleague.
TALL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS — The Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program (TALL) is seeing applicants for its new cohort, which begins in July 2022. TALL is a two-year leadership development program managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Applications for Class XVIII are due on or before March 15, 2022. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program.
Nov. 30- Dec. 2, 2021: Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Amarillo Civic Center -- Stop by Booth H-1101 in the Heritage Room and visit with HPWD staff.
Dec. 14, 2021 -- HPWD Board of Directors meeting, 1:30 p.m., HPWD Office, 2930 Avenue Q, Lubbock.
Dec. 23 & 24, 2021 -- HPWD Offices closed in observance of Christmas.
Jan. 20, 2022 -- 8th Annual TAWC Water College, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
Jan. 27, 2022 -- Caprock Crop Production Conference, Floyd County Friends Unity Center.
Feb. 16, 2022 -- 6th Annual Panhandle Water Conservation Symposium, Amarillo Civic Center.