Judge convicts Lilly Grove Water District

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County district judge has convicted Lilly Grove Water District on charges of reckless emission.

According to a past report, an employee of the district released the contents of a chlorine gas tank on the grounds of the site on County Road 811, in January.

The District pled no-contest to the indictment and Judge Campbell Cox convicted them. As part of the plea agreement, the District was ordered to make a $5,000 contribution to a local organization devoted to the beautification of Nacogdoches County, District Attorney Nicole LoStracco said.

LoStracco said they dropped charges against supervisors Bill Laboyteaux and Donna Harris but are actively pursuing charges against Dan Barrett, the employee who LoStracco said dumped the chlorine gas.