Special to the Bulletin

AUSTIN ó Gov. Rick Perry has appointed four Coleman County residents to be members to the Central Colorado River Authority, which controls, stores, preserves and distributes water from the Central Colorado River and its tributaries for domestic, municipal flood control, irrigation, power and other useful purposes.

David ďLanceĒ McWhorter of Coleman is a loan officer at First Coleman National Bank. He is past president of the Coleman Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club. McWhorter received a bachelorís degree from Texas Tech University and a masterís degree in counseling from Hardin-Simmons University.

McWhorter replaces Jack B. Horne of Coleman for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2009.

Patrick S. Justiss of Coleman is a banker at Coleman County State Bank. He received a bachelorís degree and a masterís degree in business administration from Tarleton State University.

Justiss replaces John S. Hensley of Santa Anna for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Kimberly E. Horne of Valera is a real estate broker with Centex Land Co. She is a member of the Coleman County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Coleman Business People Association and Circle C Cattlewomen. She is also a volunteer with the Coleman Fine Arts League, Keep Coleman Beautiful and Coleman Public Library. Horne attended Angelo State University.

Horne replaces Alice B. Hemphill of Coleman for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Roger Nelson of Santa Anna is executive director of the Coleman Economic Development Corporation. He is a member of the Coleman Youth Association Board of Directors and a volunteer with Matthew 25 Ministries. Nelson received a bachelorís degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a masterís degree in public administration from the University of Kansas.

Nelson replaces Ronald Owens of Coleman for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2013.