Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Brazos River Authority:

An Inventory of Brazos River Authority Minutes and Press Releases at the Texas State Archives, 1956-1957, 1993-2007



Overview

Creator: Brazos River Authority.
Title: Brazos River Authority minutes and press releases
Dates: 1956-1957, 1993-2007
Abstract: The Brazos River Authority develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs for the longest river in the state of Texas. Records of the authority, 1956-1957, 1993-2007, are largely minutes of the board of directors and committees (1993-2007) that document the work accomplished at their meetings, and a small amount of press releases (1956-1957).
Quantity: 10.5 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Brazos River Authority was created in 1929 as the first river authority in Texas, overseeing the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District (House Bill 197, 41st Texas Legislature, 2nd Called Session). The Brazos River is the longest river in the state, beginning in Stonewall County and flowing mostly southeast where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico, south of the city of Freeport. The Brazos River basin provides 6.75 billion gallons of water each year for cities, agriculture, industry and mining. Recreational boating, swimming and fishing take place on the river, on its three lakes formed by dams, and on nineteen major reservoirs.

The authority develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs. Although the Brazos River Authority is an agency of the State of Texas, it does not levy or collect taxes. Except for occasional governmental grants to help pay the costs of specific projects, the agency is entirely self-supporting. The authority maintains and operates its reservoirs and treatment systems using revenues from the customers it serves. Its board of directors consists of 21 members serving six-year staggered terms, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The governor designates one director as presiding officer. In 2012 the authority had approximately 250 employees.

(Sources include: the Brazos River Authority web site, accessed February 2012.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Brazos River Authority develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs for the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District. Records of the authority, 1956-1957, 1993-2007, are largely minutes of the board of directors and committees (1993-2007) that document the work accomplished at their meetings, and a small amount of press releases (1956-1957). Committee minutes span only 1997-2007.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Organization of the Records

The records are organized by State Archives staff into two series:
Minutes, 1993-2007, 10.5 cubic ft.
Press releases, 1956-1957, fractional

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District.
Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources--Brazos River (Tex.)
Water resources development--Brazos River (Tex.)
Places:
Brazos River Watershed (Tex.)
Brazos River (Tex.)
Document Types:
Agendas--Water resources development--Brazos River (Tex.)--1993-2007.
Minutes--Water resources development--Brazos River (Tex.)--1993-2007.
Press releases--Water resources development--Brazos River (Tex.)--1956-1957.
Functions:
Conservation of natural resources.
Water resources development.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Library holdings of project reports, 1938-1999, 33 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, State Parks Division records, 1905-1990, bulk 1927-1986, 30.68 cubic ft.
Texas Planning Board records, 1914-1939, undated, bulk 1934-1939, 19.43 cubic ft., 3 scrapbooks, 366 maps, 48 photographs
Texas Water Development Board, Office of Project Finance and Construction Assistance records, 1962-2006, bulk 1988-2002, 26 cubic ft., 3 microfilm reels
Texas Water Quality Board, Records, 1969-1977, undated, 3.47 cubic ft.
Texas Dept. of Water Resources, Reclamation Engineer historical files, about 1908-1960, 89 cubic ft., 13 volumes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Brazos River Authority minutes and press releases. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1998/214, 1999/045, 2000/119, 2001/117, 2002/174, 2005/030, 2006/123, 2006/149, 2006/214, 2007/102, 2008/097

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Brazos River Authority on July 8, 1998; October 30, 1998; February 25, 2000; April 2, 2001; August 12, 2002; September 22, 2004; January 23, 2006; February 1, 2006; February 27, 2007; and February 15, 2008; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on January 26, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, November 2002, January 2006, May 2007

TARO inventory initially created, and new accession added by Tony Black, March 2010

New accession added and editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, February 2012


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes, 1993-2007,
10.5 cubic ft.

The Brazos River Authority develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs for the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District. Minutes of the authority's board of directors and committees, 1993-2007, document the work accomplished at their meetings. Committee minutes span only 1997-2007.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by State Archives staff into two groups: board meetings first, and then committees in alphabetical order; within each group records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes, Brazos River Authority minutes and press releases. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/214, 1999/045, 2000/119, 2001/117, 2002/174, 2005/030, 2006/123, 2006/214, 2007/102, 2008/097
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Brazos River Authority on July 8, 1998; October 30, 1998; February 25, 2000; April 2, 2001; August 12, 2002; September 22, 2004; January 23, 2006; February 1, 2006; February 27, 2007; and February 15, 2008.
Processing Information
Processed by Tony Black, November 2002, January 2006, May 2007
TARO inventory initially created, and new accession added by Tony Black, March 2010
Editing of description by Rebecca Romanchuk, February 2012
Board of Directors minutes, 1993-2007
Box
1998/214-1 July 1993 thru July 1995
Box
1998/214-2 January 1994 thru January 1996
Box
1998/214-3 February 1996 thru May 1997
Box
1998/214-5 October 27 thru December 1997
Box
1998/214-4 July 14, 1997
July 28, 1997
August 19, 1997
Joint meeting with Board of Directors, Lower Colorado River Authority, August 19, 1997
October 27, 1997
Officers and Committee Chairs, Board of Directors, December 11, 1997
Box
1999/045-1 January 1998
February 1998
April 1998
June 1998
July 6, 1998
July 27, 1998
September 1998
October 1998
December 1998
Box
1999/045-2 January 1999
February 2, 1999
February 21-22, 1999
April 1999
May 1999
Box
2000/119-1 July 1999
August 1999
August 1999 (Joint meeting with Board of Directors, Lower Colorado River Authority)
October 1999
Officers and Committee Chairs, Board of Directors, November 1999
January 2000
Officers and Chairmen of the Four Standing Committees, February 2000
February 2000
April 2000
Box
2000/117-1 June 2000
July 2000
August 2000
September 2000
October 16, 2000
October 30, 2000
December 2000
January 8, 2001
January 22, 2001
January 29, 2001
March 2001
[3 meetings]
Box
2002/174-1 February 11-13, 2001
Joint meeting with Board of Directors, Lower Colorado River Authority, February 12, 2001
March 26, 2001
[2 folders]
May 2001
July 2001
August 2001
September 2001
Box
2002/174-2 October 8, 2001
October 14, 2001
October 15, 2001
November 2001
Box
2005/030-1 June 24, 2002
July 29, 2002
September 22, 2002
October 28, 2002
December 1, 2002
December 2, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 April 11, 2003
May 5, 2003
June 23, 2003
July 20, 2003
August 24, 2003
October 10, 2003
October 27, 2003
November 17, 2003
January 26, 2004
Orientation, March 4, 2004
March 5, 2004
April 26, 2004
Budget workshop, July 13, 2004
July 26, 2004
October 12, 2004
October 25, 2004
December 2, 2004
December 3, 2004
Box
2006/214 Workshop, February 24, 2005
April 25, 2005
New directors orientation, June 3, 2005
Special meeting, July 11, 2005
Budget workshop, July 11, 2005
July 25, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 October 31, 2005
January 30, 2006
April 24, 2006
Budget workshop, July 17, 2006
July 31, 2006
Special meeting, October 16, 2006
November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
March 19, 2007
[2 meetings]
March 26, 2007
[2 meetings]
April 16, 2007
April 27, 2007
May 16, 2007
July 16, 2007
Budget Workshop, July 16, 2007
July 17, 2007
July 30, 2007
October 29, 2007
Box
2001/117-2 Committee minutes, 1997-2007
Ad Hoc Finance Committee minutes, 2000-2001
July 2000
Box
2002/174-2 July 2001
Box
2005/030-1 Ad Hoc Management Information System Oversight Committee minutes, 2002
February 24, 2002
June 23, 2002
Box
1998/214-4 Administration and Audit Committee minutes, 1997-2007
July 14, 1997
October 6, 1997
Box
1999/045-2 January 1998
April 1998
October 1998
January 1999
April 1999
Box
2000/119-2 July 1999
October 1999
January 10, 2000
January 11, 2000
April 2000
Box
2001/117-2 July 2000
October 2000
January 2001
Box
2002/174-2 March 2001
May 2001
September 2001
Box
2005/030-1 April 27, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 April 8, 2004
July 13, 2004
October 12, 2004
October 25, 2004
Box
2006/214 April 11, 2005
Joint meeting with Asset Management Committee, Banking and Finance Committee, and Legal, Regulation State and Federal Compliance Committee, April 11, 2005
October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 January 17, 2006
April 10, 2006
July 17, 2006
October 16, 2006
November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
Joint meeting with Retirement Committee, April 16, 2007
April 16, 2007
Joint meeting with Retirement Committee, July 16, 2007
Box
2002/174-2 Administration, Audit, Banking and Finance Committee minutes, 2001-2003
November 2001
Box
2005/030-1 January 28, 2002
June 24, 2002
July 15, 2002
July 29, 2002
October 28, 2002
December 2, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 June 23, 2003
Box
2002/174-2 Asset Management Committee minutes, 2001-2007
November 2001
Box
2005/030-1 June 24, 2002
July 29, 2002
October 28, 2002
December 2, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 June 23, 2003
April 19, 2004
July 12, 2004
October 12, 2004
Box
2006/214 April 11, 2005
October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 January 17, 2006
April 10, 2006
July 17, 2006
October 16, 2006
November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
April 16, 2007
Box
2005/030-2 Banking and Finance Committee minutes, 2004-2007
April 25, 2004
July 12, 2004
October 25, 2004
Box
2006/214 April 11, 2005
October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 January 17, 2006
July 17, 2006
October 16, 2006
November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
[April 16 meeting cancelled]
Box
2000/119-2 Building Committee minutes, 1999
June 1999
July 1999
October 1999
November 1999
Box
2000/119-3 Community Relations Committee minutes, 2000
January 2000
April 2000
Box
2005/030-1 Executive Compensation and Evaluation Committee minutes, 2002-2007
June 23, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 February 10, 2003
July 14, 2004
Box
2006/214 July 11, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 April 24, 2006
July 16, 2007
Box
2005/030-2 Groundwater Committee minutes, 2004-2006
November 11, 2004
Box
2006/214 April 11, 2005
October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 January 17, 2006
April 10, 2006
July 17, 2006
Box
1998/214-4 Lake Management Committee minutes, 1997-2001
July 10, 1997
October 20, 1997
Box
1999/045-2 January 1998
April 1998
July 1998
September 1998
January 1999
April 1999
Box
2000/119-3 July 1999
October 1999
November 1999
January 2000
Box
2001/117-2 April 2000
May 2004
July 2000
September 2000
October 2000
Box
2002/174-2 January 2001
March 2001
Box
2002/174-2 Legal, Regulation and Compliance Committee minutes, 2001-2002
November 2001
Box
2005/030-1 July 29, 2002
October 28, 2002
December 2, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 Legal, Regulation State and Federal Committee minutes, 2004-2005
July 12, 2004
Box
2006/214 October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 Legal, Regulation, State and Federal Compliance Committee minutes, 2006-2007
January 17, 2006
April 10, 2006
July 17, 2006
October 16, 2006
November 13, 2006
April 16, 2007
Box
2005/030-2 Possum Kingdom Committee minutes, 2002-2007
April 25, 2004
July 14, 2004
October 12, 2004
Joint meeting with Asset Management Committee, October 12, 2004
Box
2006/214 April 11, 2005
August 8, 2005
[3 meetings, 3 folders]
November 14, 2005
Box
2007/102-1 January 17, 2006
Joint meeting with Asset Management Committee, April 10-11, 2006
July 10, 2006
Joint meeting with Asset Management Committee, October 16, 2006
Joint meeting with Asset Management Committee, November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
Box
2007/102-2 Public Affairs Committee minutes, 2006-2007
January 17, 2006
April 10, 2006
November 13, 2006
April 16, 2007
Box
2005/030-1 Retirement Committee minutes, 2002-2007
July 29, 2002
October 28, 2002
December 2, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 June 22, 2003
January 26, 2004
April 26, 2004
July 26, 2004
October 25, 2004
Box
2006/214 April 25, 2005
July 25, 2005
October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-2 October 31, 2005
January 30, 2006
April 24, 2006
July 31, 2006
November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
April 16, 2007
July 30, 2007
October 29, 2007
Box
2005/030-2 Security Committee minutes, 2004-2007
April 22, 2004
July 12, 2004
October 12, 2004
Box
2006/214 January 12, 2005
Notices of open meeting, March 28 and September 13, 2005
October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-2 January 17, 2006
March 16, 2006
April 10, 2006
July 17, 2006
October 16, 2006
November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
April 16, 2007
Box
2002/174-2 State-Federal Government Relations Committee minutes, 2001-2003
November 2001
Box
2005/030-2 June 24, 2002
July 29, 2002
October 28, 2002
December 2, 2002
June 23, 2003
Box
2000/119-3 Water Conference Committee minutes, 2000
January 2000
Box
1998/214-5 Water Quality Committee minutes, 1997-2001
October 20, 1997
Box
1999/045-3 January 1998
April 1998
July 1998
January 1999
April 1999
Box
2000/119-3 July 1999
October 1999
Box
2000/119-4 January 2000
April 2000
Box
2001/117-2 July 2000
October 2000
January 2001
Box
2002/174-2 March 2001
July 2001
September 2001
Box
2002/174-2 Water Quality, Environment and Security Committee minutes, 2001-2003
November 2001
June 24, 2002
Box
2005/030-2 July 29, 2002
October 28, 2002
December 2, 2002
June 23, 2003
Water Quality and Environment Committee minutes, 2004-2007
April 25, 2004
July 12, 2004
October 25, 2004
Box
2006/214 October 17, 2005
Box
2007/102-2 January 17, 2006
October 16, 2006
November 13, 2006
January 29, 2007
April 16, 2007
Box
1998/214-4 Water Utilization Committee minutes, 1997-2001
July 14, 1997
October 6, 1997
Box
1999/045-3 January 1998
April 1998
Box
1999/045-4 October 1998
January 1999
April 1999
Box
2000/119-4 July 1999
October 1999
January 2000
April 2000
Box
2001/117-2 July 2000
October 2000
January 2001
Box
2002/174-2 March 2001
May 2001
July 2001
September 2001
Box
1999/045-4 Water Utilization Committee/Administration and Audit Committee minutes, 1998
July 1998



 

Press releases, 1956-1957,
fractional

The Brazos River Authority develops and distributes water supplies, provides water and wastewater treatment, monitors water quality, and pursues water conservation through public education programs for the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District. Press releases of the authority, 1956-1957, inform the public of its management of water contract shortages for industry and publicize its proposed Six-Dam Program (to have been constructed between Whitney and Possum Kingdom Dams) to generate hydroelectric power.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases, Brazos River Authority minutes and press releases. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2006/149
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on January 26, 2006.
Processing Information
Processed by Rebecca Romanchuk, February 2012
Box
2007/102-2 Press releases, 1956-1957