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McClure Appointed to Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors

May 18, 2021 – For Immediate Release

CLEBURNE – In a public meeting on May 17, 2021, Barney McClure of Cleburne took his oath of office as a director on the Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District Board of Directors. McClure was appointed by the Johnson County Commissioners Court in a meeting on May 10, 2021.

A Cleburne native, McClure built a distinguished career serving the youth of Texas as a vocational agriculture teacher for 37 years. Following his retirement from education, McClure led a successful tenure from 2011 to 2019 as the executive director of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas, which was established in 1940 to promote and advance agriculture education and provide legislative representation to safeguard agriculture education programs in Texas. McClure was appointed to serve out an unexpired term representing Johnson County on the Prairielands GCD Board of Directors through August 31, 2023.

The Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District’s Board of Directors consist of eight members, two from each county, who are appointed by the county commissioners’ courts to serve unpaid, four-year terms. The District is committed to manage and protect the groundwater resources within Ellis, Hill, Johnson and Somervell Counties and to work with others to ensure a sustainable, adequate, high quality, and cost-effective supply of water, now and in the future. Find out more about the District and ways to conserve water by visiting