Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Sabine River Authority of Texas:

An Inventory of Sabine River Authority of Texas Records at the Texas State Archives, 1958-1968



Overview

Creator: Sabine River Authority of Texas.
Title: Sabine River Authority of Texas records
Dates: 1958-1968
Abstract: The Sabine River Authority of Texas is a conservation and reclamation district, created in 1949 by the 51st Texas Legislature (House Bill 467, Regular Session), with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary system for useful purposes. Records include meeting proceedings, 1958, 1960; a Sabine River Navigation District brief, 1965; and legislative testimony, 1968.
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Sabine River Authority of Texas was created in 1949 by the 51st Texas Legislature (House Bill 467, Regular Session) as a conservation and reclamation district with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary system for useful purposes. The boundaries established by statute comprise all of the area lying within the watershed of the Sabine River and its tributary streams within the state of Texas. The watershed area in Texas includes all or parts of twenty-one counties. Texas has jurisdiction to the midstream boundary for the stateline reach of the Sabine River.

The Sabine River Authority of Texas is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, who serve six-year terms, with three members being appointed by the Governor every two years. Directors are required to reside within a county situated wholly or partially within the watershed of the Sabine River and are vested with the management and control of the affairs of the Authority.

(Source: Sabine River Authority of Texas website, http://www.sra.dst.tx.us/aboutsra/history.asp accessed June 9, 2006.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Sabine River Authority of Texas is a conservation and reclamation district, created in 1949 by the 51st Texas Legislature (House Bill 467, Regular Session), with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary system for useful purposes. Records include meeting proceedings, 1958, 1960; a Sabine River Navigation District brief, 1965; and legislative testimony, 1968.

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.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

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:
Sabine River Navigation District
Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources--Sabine River.
Water resources development--Sabine River.
Places:
Sabine River Watershed (Tex. and La.)
Texas--Boundaries--Sabine River
Louisiana--Boundaries--Sabine River
Document Types:
Proceedings--Water resources development--Texas--Sabine River--1958, 1960.
Briefs--Water resources development--Texas--Sabine River--1965.
Testimonies--Conservation of natural resources--Texas--Sabine River--1968.
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 Planning Board records, 1914-1939, undated, bulk 1934-1939, 19.43 cubic ft., 3 scrapbooks, 366 maps, 48 photographs
Texas Dept. of Water Resources, Reclamation Engineer historical files, about 1908-1960, 89 cubic ft., 13 volumes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Sabine River Authority of Texas records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2005/172

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 August 9, 2005.

Processing Information

Rebecca Romanchuk, June 2006


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Sabine River Authority of Texas records, 1958-1968,
0.1 cubic ft.

Box
2005 Accession Box (2005/172) Meeting proceedings, Sabine River Navigation District brief, and legislative testimony, 1958-1968