and Military Installations 
                            Wednesday, February 23, 2000 
                                     10:00 a.m. 
                Greater Kelly Development Authority, San Antonio, TX 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee  
         on VETERAN AFFAIRS was held on Wednesday,  FEBRUARY 23, 2000, in the Greater Kelly Development  
         Authority, San Antonio, TX 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Carlos Truan                    Senator Troy Fraser 
         Senator Steve Ogden                     Senator Eliot Shapleigh 
         Senator Leticia Van de Putte 
         Senator Jeff Wentworth 
         Senator Frank Madla 
         Representative Carlos Uresti 
         Representative Juan Solis 
         Chairman Truan called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following  
         business was transacted:   
         Senator Truan made opening remarks and recognized Senator Leticia Van de Putte from San Antonio, to  
         make welcoming remarks.   
         The Chair called on Chancellor Howard Graves, Chancellor of Texas A & M University System, retired Major  
         General United States Army and former superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point.   
         The Chancellor testified on programs between the university system and the active military installations. 
         The Chairman called on Major General Daniel James, III, Adjutant General of Texas, who gave the committee  
         an update on the Texas National Guards mission to Bosnia and programs available for the families who remain  
         at home. 
         Senator Truan called on the Honorable  Louis R. Rocco, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, and  
         representing veterans, who testified on the needs of an aging Texas  veteran population.  Mr. Rocco is  
         Director of Veterans Against Violence and Drugs. 
         General Paul Roberson, United States Army, Retired, and Executive Director of the Greater Kelly  
         Development Authority, introduced City Councilwoman Debra Guerrero, who introduced Representative Juan  
         Solis,who represents the area surrounding Kelly Air Force Base in the Texas House of Representatives and  
         Representative Carlos Uresti representing the Brooks Air Force Base vicinity.  Councilwoman Guerrero  
         welcomed the Chairman and members of the committee to San Antonio and Military City USA. 
         Mr. Manuel Longoria, acting Director of Economic Development testified on the Brooks City Base Project. 
         Ms. Kathleen Curd, Fort. Sam Houston Base Operations Manager,  represented Major General James B.  
         Peake, commanding general, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, testified on  
         initiatives that have been undertaken to insure the base's vitality as a member of the San Antonio and Bexar  
         County communities. 
         A letter from Congressman Ciro Rodriguez was given to the members of the committee regretting being  
         unable to attend the hearing and to share his thoughts on the military and veteran needs in South Texas and  
         throughout the state. 
         Mr. Rudolph G. DiLuzio, Chairman of Military Affairs, Industry and Technology Council for the San Antonio  
         Greater Chamber of Commerce testified on military installation redevelopment. 
         Chairman Truan called on Jacqueline S. Hardee, P.E., director Remediation Division, Texas Natural Resource  
         Conservation Commission, who testified on the state interaction with bases.  
         There being no further testimony the meeting was recessed until further call of the Chair on a motion by  
         Senator Van de Putte.  There being no objections the meeting was recessed at 12:40 pm. 
         Carlos F. Truan, Chairman 
         Alice G. Breard, Committee Clerk 
                                      Witness list in order of testimony 
         Howard D. Graves, Chancellor 
         Texas A & M University System 
         3001 Tarrow 
         College Station, TX 77845 
         Major General Daniel James 
         Adjutant General of Texas 
         P. O. Box 5218 
         Camp Mabry 
         Austin, TX  78763 
         Mr. Louis R. Rocco, Director 
         Veterans Against Violence and Drugs 
         1114 SW Military Drive, Suite 102 
         San Antonio, TX 
         General Paul Roberson, United States Army, Ret. 
         Executive Director 
         Greater Kelly Development Authority 
         Kelly AFB 
         San Antonio, TX 
         Councilwoman Debra Guerrero 
         City of San Antonio 
         P. O. Box 83966 
         San Antonio, TX.  78283 
         Mr. Manuel Longoria, Jr. 
         Acting Director of Economic Development 
         City of San Antonio 
         100 Military Plaza 
         San Antonio, TX  78283 
         Ms. Kathleen Curd 
         Base Operations Manager 
         Command Group USAG 
         1400 Stanley Road 
         Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 
         Mr. Rudolph G. DiLuzio, Chairman 
         Military Affairs, Industry and Technology Council 
         San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce 
         c/o EG&G, 143 Billy Mitchell Blvd., Suite 6 
         San Antonio, TX  78226 
         Ms. Jacqueline Hardee, Director 
         Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission 
         P. O. Box 13087 
         Austin, TX  78711-3087