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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Parks ]

Committee: House Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Commission on the Arts, Texas | Heritage tourism | Historical Commission, Texas | Library & Archives Commission, Texas State | Natural disasters | Natural resources conservation | Parks | San Marcos River | State parks | Tourism |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 R245
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [58 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the repair of state parks from damage caused by natural disasters, including flooding and wildfires. Review the status of securing federal relief funds to offset state costs. Study current programs in Texas, as well as programs in other states, to determine how to mitigate and prepare for potential future hazards in the wildland-urban interface.
2. Study and make recommendations regarding the improvement and expansion of the state parks system, pursuant to the passage of HB 158 (84R). Examine options such as conservation easements that can maintain private ownership and working lands while also preserving open space
3. Study and make recommendations regarding decreasing illegal behavior, improving public safety, protecting private property rights, and protecting environmental quality on the San Marcos River.
4. Explore ways to promote and improve tourism, youth education and economic development through heritage, cultural, recreational, historical, and nature programs and preservation practices. Consider the long-term economic impact of state parks and state and local historic sites, the Texas Heritage Trails Program, the Alamo Mission Complex, and rural community revitalization in promoting recreation and heritage tourism.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Environmental Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Environmental Affairs, Texas House of Representatives, 64th Legislature, to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature
Subjects: Air pollution control technology | Battleship Texas | Coal mining | Environmental protection | Industrial air pollution | Mining | Outdoor recreation | Parks | Recycling | Shrimping industry | Solid waste disposal | Uranium mines |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 en89
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [132 pages  File size: 3,791 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the cost of maintaining the Battleship Texas. Consider proposals to increase the money available for the Battleship Texas Commission by eliminating the net revenue ceiling or increasing the allowable bond interest rate. *
2. Study the need for parks and recreation facilities in urban areas. Consider possible cooperative arrangements between the federal government, the state, and local governments. *
3. Review the effects of the Texas Shrimp Conservation Act. *
4. Study the possible consolidation of the State's environmental agencies. *
5. Study the potential of recycling as a method to dispose of municipal and industrial solid waste. Evaluate the economic feasibility of resource recovery programs. Consider the development of a waste exchange system to facilitate the re-use of industrial wastes. *
6. Study the impact of the Texas Surface Mining and Reclamation Act. *
7. Study energy consumption requirements and air pollution control tradeoffs for a cast iron soil pipe foundry. *
Committee: House Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on State Parks
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: The report of the Parks Subcommittee, House Committee on Environmental Affairs, Sixty-fourth Legislature.
Subjects: Environmental education | Environmental protection | Land conservation | Outdoor recreation | Parks | State parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 p229
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 779 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the ways in which existing state agencies can improve their programs of maintaining the environment, both directly and by means of public information and education.
2. Make an extensive study of the need for improving existing parks and establishing new parks in the southern, central, and eastern portions of the state and shall include in its study innovative park programs in other states and nations.
3. Endeavor to ascertain ways in which the Texas Conservation Foundation can increase its acquisition of lands for park purposes and ways in which state agencies can work more closely with county historical survey committees in preserving the heritage of Texas.
4. The Committee shall attempt to locate sites for a wilderness area in the state and for parks and camping areas adjacent to major cities in Texas.
5. The Committee shall study pilot programs to use state parks as open air classrooms and specially trained rangers as guides to teach children ecological courses arranged through the Texas Education agency and to employ school-aged, elderly, disadvantaged, and unemployed persons in park maintenance, building programs, plant and wildlife surveys, bookkeeping, and other park-related duties.
Committee: Senate Parks and Recreation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: This land is still our land: a report on Texas' natural environment; a report to the 63rd legislative session.
Subjects: Outdoor recreation | Parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 p235
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [58 pages  File size: 16,627 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Shall study the problems of locating more land for parks and recreational purposes, the better utilization of existing parks to accommodate more visitors and preserve a healthy environment. *
Committee: Senate Parks and Recreation
Title: Interim Report - This Land is Our Land II
Library Catalog Title: This land is our land, II : a report on Texas' natural environment.
Subjects: Outdoor recreation | Parks |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 p235
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [33 pages  File size: 6,618 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the problems of locating and securing more land which could be set aside for parks recreational purposes the better utilization of existing parks and the development of existing parks to accommodate more visitors.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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