First of all, congratulations on selecting one of the nicest places to live in all of Texas! You are not only a member of the DeCordova Bend Estates Owners Association, but also a citizen of the City of DeCordova. We have been a “gated” residential community for over 46 years and a city since the year 2000. Our city was the first city incorporated in Texas in the new millennium and we celebrate our 12th anniversary this year!
Since that date, most will agree this was a very prudent and positive course of action. The City of Granbury has steadily annexed land in the southeast portion of Hood County until one of their city limits signs now stands in Acton, approximately 1/2 mile from the north gate of DCBE. Were it not for our city, we might be paying “city taxes” to Granbury.
Since the city was founded, your city council has worked not only to perpetuate the beautiful heritage of DCBE, but also to take advantage of every benefit of being a city in this great state. Your city government has been responsible at least in part, for the following:
• Acquiring state tax and franchise monies that ordinarily would end up in state or county treasuries.
• Giving substantial financial and political support to our local
• Volunteer Fire Department for services and to build the new DC / Acton Fire Station.
• Purchasing security vehicles, an LSV security vehicle, a speed monitor, and security cameras to facilitate security within DeCordova.
• Coordinated the erection of the directional sign on Highway 377 with Hood County Development District 1, United Cooperative Services, and Pecan Plantation Owners Association to help visitors find the Acton / DeCordova / Pecan Plantation area easily.
• Purchasing 5 defibrillators for the use of the citizens of our city.
• Funding and erecting two new LED matrix display marquee signs located at the DCBE entry gates.
• Approved moneys. Work with Owners Association and TXDOT to install traffic light at the front gate entry.
To help you be more informed about your city government, this information is provided by your city council. The council meets monthly, on the 3rd Tuesday in the Tejas Room at the DCBE Clubhouse. We begin with a workshop at 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and we want you to feel welcome to attend. For any other information, please contact your city secretary.
Pat Revill, Mayor