Joint Interim Committe on Water Resources 
                           Development and Management 
                             Thursday, May 21, 1998 
                                     1:30 pm 
                           Laredo City Council Chamber 
         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  
         Thursday, May 21, 1998, at the Laredo City Council Chamber, in  
         Laredo, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Chairman J.E. "Buster" Brown            Senator Ken Armbrister 
         Chairman Ron Lewis                      Representative David  
         Senator Eddie Lucio                     Representative Robby  
         Senator Carlos Truan                     
         Senator Jeff Wentworth                   
         Representative Robert Puente 
         Representative Gary Walker 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm.  The  
         following business was transacted.   
         Senator Brown moved that the Minutes from the previous hearing  
         be adopted.  There being no objection, it was so ordered. 
         The following testified before the committee: 
         Mercury Martinez Jr., Webb County Judge 
         Patricia Cruz, representing herself 
         Jerry Robinson, City of Laredo/ Webb Co. Health Dept. 
         Reynaul Godines, M.D., representing himself 
         Jerry Castro, Nye Elementary 
         Roberto Ramos, International Boundary and Water Commission 
         Fernando Roman, City of Laredo 
         Louis H. Bruni, City of Laredo 
         Joe A. Guerra, City of Laredo 
         Homero Cabello Jr., TDHCA 
         Hector Farias, VIDA 
         Andres Ramos Jr., representing himself 
         Roque Vela, Webb Co. Commissioner 
         Samuel Keith Selman, City of Laredo 
         James M. Earhart, Rio Grande International Study Center 
         Kate N. McVey, representing herself 
         Bob McVey, representing himself 
         Tom Vaughan, Rio Grande International Study Center 
         Judith Escamilla, TAMU Drought Relief Information Center 
         At 5:40 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without  
         objection, the meeting was adjourned until June 15, 1998, in  
         Dallas, Texas. 
         Senator J.E. "Buster" Brown, Co-Chair                  Rep.  
         Ron Lewis, Co-Chair 
         Carol McGarah, Clerk