Hurd, Cuellar Announce $26 Million for Mission Reach Project in Bexar County
WASHINGTON, DC — Today U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (TX-23) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced an additional $26 million in federal reimbursements for the Mission Reach Project in San Antonio and the greater Bexar County area.
“Mission Reach has already produced tremendous cultural and economic gains, not just for the Southside – but for all of San Antonio – and this reimbursement will only help further advance revitalizing these areas,” said Congressman Hurd. “I am proud to have worked with local leaders and my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee like Congressman Cuellar to secure reimbursements year after year. Mission Reach has funded critical Army Corps work to protect life and property and that will continue. It’s important to me that the communities across TX-23 know that I will fight on their behalf and continue to deliver as they work to make our city a better place.”
“Mission Reach is a tremendous natural and recreational resource for the City of San Antonio. However, for far too long our local government has had to bear the financial burden of paying for this project,” said Congressman Cuellar. “For this reason, I worked hard to secure this reimbursement funding for the Mission Reach Project so the City of San Antonio and Bexar County can reinvest these funds into other important projects to benefit our citizens. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I remain committed to continuing to reimburse our local government for their investment in this restoration project.
Cuellar continued, “I would like to thank Congressman Hurd and the rest of the San Antonio delegation as well as Senator Cornyn for their help in securing these funds. I would also like to recognize the San Antonio River Authority for their tireless work on this important project.”
The Mission Reach Project is a United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) project to prevent San Antonio River flooding and restore natural plant and animal habitats. The project has generated economic, environmental and community activity in an area that had previously been underutilized. Up to the present time, the project has received $35.2 million in federal reimbursements.