NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Business & Commerce,
           Subcommittee on Border Affairs

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Wednesday, March 27, 2002

PLACE: El Paso, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

The Senate Subcommittee on Border Affairs will hold a public hearing
beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the University of Texas at El Paso campus.
The hearing will be held at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center,
which is located at 321 Wiggins Road on the university's campus.

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.