Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 01.19.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Feb 15,2008
T. Boone Pickens to run for water board
by UPI

AMARILLO, Texas - Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens Jr., long known for his contributions to Republican candidates, plans to run for a place on a water district board.

If he wins, Pickens would represent Roberts County on the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District board, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.

"During the past decade, I have worked diligently to make dramatic improvements in the area through a variety of conservation and wildlife initiatives, and by helping increase property values throughout the county by ensuring landowners have the right to market their stranded and surplus groundwater," Pickens said in a filing with the district.

C.E. Williams said that he does not expect Pickens, who would be one of nine directors, to change the way the board operates if he is elected. Williams said that the board usually reaches consensus on most issues.

In recent years, Pickens' company, Mesa Water, has acquired water rights for 200,000 acres in Roberts County. Pickens, who made a fortune with Mesa Petroleum, has been a major contributor to President George Bush and helped fund the Swift Boat campaign against U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., during the 2004 presidential race.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

689 times read

Related news
Kerry: Pickens 'backtracks' on SBVFT dare by UPI posted on Nov 21,2007

County Selects New Director Of 9-1-1 Service District by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Aug 18,2006

Two Redmond school board positions available by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Feb 09,2007

Redmond School Board Elects New Officers by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Jul 03,2006

Horse tragedy for boy, 3, with cancer by UPI posted on Oct 25,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.44Rating: 4.44Rating: 4.44Rating: 4.44Rating: 4.44 (total 18 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?