TPWD Annual Public Hearing in Houston this week

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold its annual public hearing at 2 p.m. Weds., Aug. 20 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

The public is invited to give their input on agency related issues. Each speaker is given three minutes to address the Commission.

The commission will also hold its normal work session at 9 a.m. on Weds. morning, and take official action on scheduled agenda items at its at 9 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 21. All hearings will be held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the W.T. and Louise J. Moran Lecture Hall in the lower level of the museum.

A live audio stream will be available on the TPWD website.

Here is a rundown of topics:

Schedule for August 20-21, 2014

Houston Museum of Natural Science
The W.T. and Louise J. Moran Lecture Hall

Mailing Address:
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030-1799

GPS Address:
5800 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77030


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

9:00 a.m. — Work Session

2:00 p.m. — Annual Public Hearing


Thursday, August 21, 2014

9:00 am — Commission Meeting

Commission Meeting

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
The W.T. and Louise J. Moran Lecture Hall

Mailing Address:
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030-1799

GPS Address:
5800 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77030

Commissioner Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Commission Chair
Carter Smith, Executive Director

  • Approval of Previous Commission Meeting Minutes held May 22, 2014
  • Acknowledgement of Donations
  • Consideration of Contracts
  • Special Recognitions
    • Boating Officer of the Year – National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) – John Thorne
    • Boating Educator of the Year – National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)- Tim Spice
    • Midwest Officer of the Year – Eddie Hood
    • Volunteer Recognition – John Cobb
    • Texas Youth Hunting Program Special Recognition- Jerry Warden
  • Retirement and Service Award Presentations
  1. ACTION – Approval of Agenda
  2. BRIEFING – Houston Museum of Natural Science – Carter Smith (Joel A. Bartsch, President, Houston Museum of Natural Science)
  3. ACTION – FY 2015 Operating and Capital Budget Approval – Mike Jensen
    • Budget and Investment Policy Resolutions
  4. ACTION – Adoption of Late Season Migratory Game Bird Proclamation – Dave Morrison
  5. ACTION – Adoption of Deer Permit Regulations – Rules Required and Authorized by Legislation – Senate Bill 820 (2013)–– Mitch Lockwood
  6. ACTION – Recommended Adoption of Advisory Committee Rule Amendments—Ann Bright
  7. ACTION – Authorization to Issue Driveway Licenses or Easements for Certain Existing Driveways – Ted Hollingsworth
  8. ACTION – Pipeline Easement – Brazoria County – 9 Acres at Justin Hurst Wildlife Management Area –Ted Hollingsworth
  9. ACTION – Acceptance of Land Donation – Nueces County – Approximately 680 Acres added to Mustang Island State Park—Ted Hollingsworth
  10. ACTION – Acceptance of Land Donation – Presidio County – 200 Acres as addition to Chinati Mountains State Natural Area – Ted Hollingsworth
  11. BRIEFING – Houston Livestock Show – Ranching and Wildlife Expo – David Forrester and Nancy Herron
  12. BRIEFING – Salt Bayou Watershed Plan – Mike Rezsutek and Nathan Kuhn
  13. BRIEFING – Update on the Texas-National Archery in the Schools Program and Community Archery Outreach Program– Burnie Kessner
  14. ACTION – Acceptance of Land Donation – Calhoun County – Approximately 17,351 Acres – Ted Hollingsworth

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