Sen. Hutchison Applauds Agreement on Caddo Land and Water Rights Transfers
April 20, 2012
WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) issued the following
statement on the news that an agreement had been reached on Caddo land and water
rights transfers: "During the last six months, I’ve worked very hard to bring together
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army on finalizing a land and water rights
transfer to the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Today, I’m pleased to announce
that the groups have reached a responsible long-term agreement, which will enhance
one of the natural treasures of our state and our nation.
Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor and Commissioner Jeff Thompson, as well as Representative
Louis Gohmert, provided great assistance in securing this important outcome for Caddo
Lake." Please click here to read entire statement.
Government Approach Being Modernized
“Heritage areas not only preserve our vibrant
culture and rich history, they spur economic growth in communities across the country,”
said Rep. Charlie Dent. “Throughout my home state of Pennsylvania, these public-private-partnerships
are recognized as significant contributors to local and regional economic development.
Modernizing the heritage area system and enhancing its efficiency will help ensure
the long-term viability of these important economic drivers.”
Click here to see recent congressional policy memo.
Historic Church Named Most Endangered
The Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jefferson is one of nine sites that Preservation
Texas, Inc. has named to its ninth annual list of Texas’ Most Endangered Historic