85R26230 RMA-D
  By: Larson H.R. No. 1872
         WHEREAS, The year 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the
  creation of the Texas Water Development Board; and
         WHEREAS, In response to a devastating drought that struck
  Texas in the mid-1950s, state voters approved a constitutional
  amendment that established the board in 1957; the landmark
  legislation allowed the issuance and sale of bonds to help
  subsidize the development of surface-water supply projects, and
  TWDB was tasked with administering the fund; and
         WHEREAS, Over the decades, the board has granted
  approximately $23 billion in financial assistance to Texas
  communities and overseen the development of nine state water plans;
  today, it also collects and disseminates surface and underground
  water data, including project water availability, environmental
  impact, and water uses for both agricultural and municipal areas,
  and it provides technical services and sponsors educational
  programs on conservation; and
         WHEREAS, Since its inception, TWDB has been instrumental not
  only in facilitating the responsible development, management, and
  conservation of our state's natural resources but also in
  maintaining public health and economic growth in the Lone Star
  State, and this milestone year provides a fitting opportunity to
  recognize the agency's exceptional work; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Texas
  Water Development Board and extend to all those associated with the
  agency sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the board as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.