Joint Interim Committee on Water Resources 
                           Development and Management 
                             Wednesday, May 13, 1998 
                                     1:30 pm 
                             Lamar University-Orange 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Joint Interim Committee on  
         Water  Resources Development and Management  was held on  
         Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Lamar University-Orange Student  
         Center, in Orange, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Chairman J.E. "Buster" Brown            Senator Ken Armbrister 
         Chairman Ron Lewis                      Senator Eddie Lucio 
         Representative Robby Cook               Senator Carlos Truan 
         Representative Robert Puente            Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         Representative Gary Walker              Representative David  
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm.  The  
         following business was transacted.   
         Representative Walker moved that the Minutes from the previous  
         hearing be adopted.  There being no objection, it was so  
         The following testified before the committee: 
         Essie L. Bellfield, Mayor, City of Orange 
         Sam Collins, Sabine River Authority of Texas 
         Ron Sigler, Orange County Drainage District 
         John Johnson, Office of Jefferson County Judge Carl Griffith 
         Tommy Knowles, TWDB 
         Richard P. Le Blanc, Jr., Drainage District #6 
         Henry R. "Sonny" Stevenson, Jr., representing himself 
         Patty Neild, representing herself 
         Cal Ebner, South Newton Water Supply Corporation 
         John L. Henning, representing himself 
         Jerry Mambreth, TX Parks and Wildlife Dept. 
         At 4:30 pm, on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned until May 21, 1998, in Laredo,  
         Senator J.E. "Buster"Brown, Co-Chair               
                                                           e Ron Lewis,  
         Carol K. McGarah, Clerk