NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: State, Federal & International Relations

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Tuesday, January 15, 2002

PLACE: E1.010

CHAIR: Rep. Bob Hunter

The Committee will meet to generally discuss issues regarding the following
five Interim Charges which will each be considered in depth at subsequent

Review the readiness of military installations and communities for possible
base closings and realignment.  Assess opportunities to attract new
military units because of base closings in other states.

Review the state of tourism in rural Texas.  Consider tourism products that
are successful in rural Texas and those that hold promise of greater
success.  Collaborate with local officials and state agencies involved in
promoting tourism to design strategies for communities and entrepreneurs to
increase tourist business.

Consult with and monitor state and federal agencies with duties related to
commercial and personal traffic across the international border with
Mexico.  Make suggestions to improve the efficiency of border crossings
without compromising security or crime detection operations.

Develop options for creating a museum of Texas music and music history.

Review the laws and procedures concerning the Texas Legislative Medal
of Honor to assure that the award will remain an appropriate symbol of
extraordinary merit for Texas veterans.

The Committee will hear invited testimony.  The Committee will also address
any oversight issues that arise during the discussion of the above charges.