Feral Hogs

Consistently near the end of the summer, there is a migration of feral hogs that periodically finds itself in the confines of LID 19. We have received a few notices from residents regarding the hogs and what can be done about them. It is important to note that it is the LID’s primary responsibility to protect the levees. In some parts of our LID and throughout the county, LID’s have erected hog fencing to prevent the animals from gaining access to levees where they can cause damage and threaten the integrity of a levee. As a side benefit, the barriers have been successful in limiting their access to homes.

The hog fencing can help, but it is an open system. Hogs, if desired, can travel to the LID 19 interior simply through roads. This means that there is no foolproof barrier method. To help prevent their interest in your property; we suggest the following…

  1. Treat your lawn for grub worms, a favorite source of food for the hogs.
  2. Do not leave any food outside. This is for human or pet foods.
  3. Ensure that your trash is well secured and not accessible.

It is also advisable that you write to your state and federal representatives. The feral hog problem is not contained just in our area, and a regional effort is needed. They need to hear from you to know it is an issue of note.

2020 Tax Rate

As part of the September LID 19 Board of Directors Meeting, the board voted to lower the LID tax rate from 68 cents down to 56 cents per $100 of assessed value for the 2020 tax year. This change will be a total tax rate reduction of approximately 18% for residents.

The District is primarily responsible for overseeing storm drainage and maintaining the levee system that protects homes from rising water. The District is also working to implement major capital improvements that increase resilience against flooding. The lowered tax rate will still allow the District to continue to provide these improvements and services while also paying down the District’s debt.

District residents are encouraged to stay tuned to www.fblid19.com for news in the District and follow the District Facebook page for updates.

Tropical Storm Beta

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall early Sunday morning and will be providing rains over the next five days. There is some concern over the slow-moving nature of the storm. At current projections, we expect 4-6″ falling during that time.

The Brazos River is still below action stage (14ft), allowing the district to maintain gravity flow. Maintaining gravity flow means that the rain will flow from the district and out of the district to the river without the need to pump water. At this point, we believe that status will last during the water event.

As with all high rain potential events, there may be street ponding or flooding when the storm drains back up. When the rain lessens, the storm sewers will catch up, and any water in the streets will recede. Never drive into high waters.


At current projections, the district resources will be able to absorb this rain event fully. We will update this information if the forecast changes.