NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Business & Commerce,
           Subcommittee on Border Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Friday, June 21, 2002

PLACE: Brownsville, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

The Senate Subcommittee on Border Affairs will hold a public hearing in
Brownsville on June 21, 2002.  The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. and
will be held at the Brownsville ISD Administration Building, which is
located at 1900 Price Road.

To consider the following:

Identify unique challenges facing the Texas-Mexico border region and
determine strategic economic development initiatives to assist the
region in overcoming the identified challenges.

Recommend initiatives to improve trade and tourism that create a sound
foundation for economic development and determine the amount of funding
necessary to implement the initiatives.

Determine whether such investments will leverage other significant
funds or if funding is unlikely from other sources.

Make recommendations to facilitate commerce and lessen congestion at
ports-of-entry at the Texas-Mexico border.


Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may
need auxiliary aids or services, such as interpreters for persons who
are deaf or hearing impaired, are requested to contact Laura Garcia at
(512) 463-0385 at least two (2) weeks prior to the meeting so that
appropriate arrangements can be made.