Internet Posting Requirements for Political Subdivisions

Mailing Address of Political Subdivision: 2107 Hwy 132, Natalia, Texas 78059
Telephone Number: 830-665-2132
Email Address:

Elected Officers of Political Subdivision


Date of Next Officer Election: May 2, 2020
Location of Next Officer Election: 2107 Highway 132 Natalia, Texas 78059

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

Precinct Director must be a landowner in District and precinct. At Large Director must be a landowner in District

Deadline to File Candidate Application: February 14, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

Notice and Record of Meeting of Political Subdivision’s Governing Body (If Applicable to Political Subdivision): Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month.

General Instructions

Please see the following general instructions regarding the completion of the internet posting requirements for political subdivisions:

Political Subdivision’s Contact Information: List the political subdivision’s contact information, including a mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Elected Officer of the Political Subdivision: List the names of each elected or appointed public elective officer within the political subdivision and the year the officer’s term expires. For counties, this includes providing information regarding county and precinct officers. Counties are not required to list the names of statewide or district elective officers.

Date and Location of the Next Election for Officers of the Political Subdivision: The political subdivision should provide the address of the main administrative office (i.e. the location a person would expect to file candidate applications). Although political subdivisions must include information regarding the date of the next general election for officers, the best practice would include posting the date of a special election for an officer as soon as possible after such special election is ordered. Political subdivisions may also provide a link to the Notice of Election once same has been issued for an election.

Requirements and Deadline for Filing for Candidacy: Please note, the requirements and deadline for filing for candidacy of each elected office of the political subdivision must be continuously posted for at least one year before the election day for the office. The online posting need not refer to the Ethics Commission filing requirements for candidates.

Regarding the candidacy deadline, the best practice would be to include the candidate filing deadline for general elections, the candidate filing deadline for any special elections which have been ordered to fill a vacancy, and the write-in candidate deadline.

In regards to the requirements for filing for candidacy, at a minimum, the political subdivision must provide a statement of candidate requirements including form, content, and procedure. This includes, for example: (a) the type of candidate application form needed, along with a link to the candidate application, and (b) information regarding whether there is a candidate filing fee and how much, or whether there is a petition in lieu of a filing fee available, as well as a link to such petition.

The political subdivision must additionally post the qualifications for an office which are specific to your entity. This includes, for example, how long the candidate must be a resident of the state and/or the territory elected from, whether the candidate needs to be a registered voter, and other pertinent candidate eligibility requirements relevant to the political subdivision.

The political subdivision may also provide a link to Section 141.001 of the Election Code, if applicable (which details eligibility requirements for public office), and/or also provide a link to other sections of relevant codes or a city’s charter, which may also provide specific candidate eligibility requirements for the entity.

Requirements for Posting Notice of Meetings and Record of Meetings of Political Subdivision’s Governing Body: Our office recommends consulting with your political subdivision’s local counsel regarding this particular posting requirement.

The requirements for posting notice of meetings and record of meetings of the political subdivision’s governing body does not apply to

(1)a county with a population of less than 10,000;

(2)a municipality with a population of less than 5,000 located in a county with a population of less than 25,000; or

(3)a school district with a population of less than 5,000 in the district's boundaries and located in a county with a population of less than 25,000.

Please see the following guides available on the Secretary of State’s website that your political subdivision may find helpful in providing and posting candidate information:

Terms, Qualifications, and Vacancies VR for Candidates (HB 484) FAQ
Candidacy for Local Political Subdivisions
2020 Candidate’s Guide – Running for Federal, State, District or County Offices
Running for Local Offices

Questions About Our Election

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December Landowner Letter

December Landowner Letter

December 18, 2015

Dear Landowner,

The BMA Board of Directors amended the BMA water delivery policy at the December 14, 2015 regularly scheduled board meeting. The BMA Board reviewed the BMA water policy changes that were recommended by a water delivery policy committee that consisted of Landowners, Directors and BMA Managers.

Listed below are the changes to the BMA water delivery policy that were approved by board action on December 14, 2015:

(I) Methods;

The District will make available a determined amount of non-municipal water for purchase by District Landowners in a calendar year, on or before January 1 of new irrigation season.

The determined amount of non-municipal water for purchase by District Landowners will be presold on a first come first serve basis.

In January of each year, any District Landowner may elect to purchase up to 0.70 of an acre foot of water, per acre, on a given tract said District Landowner owns subject to section III that pertains to conditions for delivery.

In February of each year, should there be remaining water unsold of the determined amount, any District Landowner that purchased water in January may purchase an additional amount adjusted in proportionally to the amount the District Landowner purchased in January.

A District Landowner may transfer all or part of water purchased for the tract to any other tract owned by the District Landowner or leased from a District Landowner subject to a notarized arms length property lease agreement requirement.

The presale of non-municipal water will be paid at the prevailing rate of the District.

All monies prepaid for non-municipal water is non-refundable.

All water applications must be completed by December 1st of each calendar year.

Lessees must provide a notarized lease for District Landowner tracts and are subject to existing policy requirements.

(III) Conditions for Delivery;

Priority water is removed from BMA water Delivery Policy.

Water will be released on or after February 1st of each calendar year after a cumulative 500 acre feet of water applications have been received by the District. If at any time the canal system has been shut down during the irrigation year, a cumulative 500 acre feet in water applications is required to restart the system. If canal system has been shut down at anytime during the period of February 1 through December 1, in any calendar year and not sufficient water orders to meet the 500 acre feet in water applications, triggering the restart of system, any water orders placed in during this occurrence will NOT be entitled to a refund.

Premium water will be sold for tracts over three (3) acres that have high need crop water utilization and shall be at 50% over the prevailing District rate and delivered first. Crops that are considered by the District to be high need water utilization crops are: Leafy Greens, Chards, Spinach, Cabbage, Lettuce, Turnips, Collard greens, Mustard greens, Kale, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Beets, Okra, Tomatoes, Squash, Peppers, Carrots, Onions, Eggplant and Melons. Corn is not part of this group.

The Board approved determined amount of non municipal water to be sold for 2016 is 23,000 acre feet. The water rate for 2016 is $36.00 per acre foot with a two acre foot minimum of $72.00 and a reactivation fee of $36.00.

Please contact the BMA office 830-665-2132 with any questions regarding the Water Delivery Policy changes.

We are very blessed to have water in Medina Lake available for 2016 and must make every effort to conserve water to protect our water resource.

BMA Board of Directors