NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Business & Commerce,
           Subcommittee on Border Affairs

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Wednesday, August 14, 2002

PLACE: San Antonio, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

The Senate Subcommittee on Border Affairs will hold a public hearing in
San Antonio on August 14, 2002.  The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m.
and will be held at the University of Texas Health Science Center
Medical School, Room 409L, which is located at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive.

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.