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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About Us

About BMA

The Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (the “BMA” or the “District”) is a conservation and reclamation district of the State of Texas existing pursuant to the Texas Constitution, article XVI, section 59, and organized as a water control and improvement district with the powers and duties expressed in the laws currently codified in the Texas Special District and Local Laws Code, chapter 9007, the Texas Water Code, chapters 49, 50, and 51, and other applicable general laws of the State of Texas.

As authorized by section 51.040 of the Texas Water Code, the BMA board of directors voted on October 1, 1979 to convert BMA from a water improvement district under Texas Constitution, article III, section 52, to a water control and improvement district under Texas Constitution, article XVI, section 59, and to rename the district to its current name.

The BMA is governed by a seven member board of directors elected by the registered voters residing within the BMA’s boundaries. A director serves a term of four years with no limitation on the number of terms that may be served. Elections are ordered every two years on the first Saturday in May of years ending with an even date, a uniform date of election. Two directors are elected “at large” by the persons eligible to vote in BMA elections. Each of the remaining five directors is elected to represent a specific precinct within the BMA boundaries. One of the two “at large” directors is subject to election at each election.

Our Directors

George Weimer

Elected November, 2020 | Expires May, 2024
President – Prct 4
Board member since May 2016

A simple man at heart, George graduated from Marshall Leon Valley in 1991. He has been a resident of Devine, TX since 2002.

From a young age, George was familiar with raising cattle and farming lands. Basically been doing’ it all his life…

Bob Roberts Jr.

Elected November, 2020 | Expires May, 2024
Vice President – Prct 2
Board member since May 2016

Graduated from Devine High School and then from Texas State University. He grew up working at a local feed store, grain elevater, as well as, cattle operation and trucking business.

He has 31 years experience in the BMA counties. Since 1973, he has become very familar with irrigation of pasture & hay fields, mostly due to many years from handling a shovel. BMA is a huge asset to our area, and I want to preserve this asset for many future generations. Water for people, livestock, crops is the key to life and must be conserved.

Christopher Friesenhahn

Appointed September, 2020 | Expires May, 2022
Secretary / Treasurer – Prct 1  |  Board member since September, 2020

Chris Graduated from Southwest high school in 1994 and has lived in the BMA district for 25 years. Having grown up on a dry land farm as a kid he has realized how important water is to be more efficient and productive in all aspects of agriculture. Chris is currently running a cow/calf operation as well as custom hay producer within the district. 

Dustin Navarro

Elected May, 2018 | Expires May, 2022
Director – Prct 5
Board member since March 2018

Dustin Navarro, resides in Devine, TX with two kids, Reese and Bowen. A 2002 graduate of Devine High School, Dustin has since achieved a Master Electricians License from The State of Texas and works as a Supervisor of Operations for Williams Co. in the Eagle Ford Shale. His family enjoys hunting, fishing and raising a variety of farm animals including crossbred cattle.

Morris Salzman

Elected May, 2018 | Expires May, 2022
Director – Prct At-Large
Board member since March 2015

Currently resides in Pearson, Texas, Famer, BMA W.C.I.D.#1 Board of Director for At Large since March 2015. Director Salzman has been involved in many projects as in Chacon Lake renovation, conservation and piping district in his tenure.

Gordon Hitzfelder

Elected November, 2020 – Expires May, 2024
Director – Prct At-Large  |  Board member since May 2016

Gordon Hitzfelder married to his college sweetheart Anastasia Skolaut Hitzfelder they have four children. Medina Valley and Texas A&M College Station graduate.

Since graduation has been employed primarily in the oil and gas industry.  Currently is the owner and operator of Republic Roustabouts and Hitzfelder Oilfield Services.   Raises white Brahman and a herd of crossbred commercial.

Garrett Wilson

Elected November, 2020 – Expires May, 2024
Director – Prct 3  |  Board member since November, 2020

Garrett was raised in Medina County where his family has farmed and ranched for many generations. Garrett currently owns and operates a ranch located between Castroville and La Coste.  After graduating from Hondo High School, Texas A&M University and then Texas Tech School of Law, he returned to Medina County where he currently resides with his wife, Abby, and their two children.