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1. Kathleen O’Leary and Scott Morgan, State Rankings 1999 (Lawrence, Kansas: Morgan Quitno Press, 1999), p. 444; and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Forces of Change, Volume II, Part I (Austin, Texas, Nov. 1993), p. 14.

2. All county-level population statistics are based on the most recently available data from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates and counts.

3. U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Geographic Definitions, Revised November 16, 2000. (http://www.census.gov/geo/www/geo_defn.html). (Internet document.)

4. U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Federal Register, December 27, 2000. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/fedreg/index.html). (Internet document.)

5. U.S. Census Bureau, Metropolitan Areas and Components, 1999, Released July 1999. (http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/99mfips.txt). (Internet document.)

6. U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Federal Register, December 27, 2000. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/fedreg/index.html). (Internet document.)

7. U.S. Census Bureau, Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), by category, Released August 22, 2000. (http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/cbsa/cbsa-category.txt). (Internet document.)

8. All local area population data are from the U.S. Census Bureau, County Population Estimates for July 1, 1999 and Population Change: July 1, 1998 to July 1, 1999, and 1990 Census Population For Places and County Subdivisions Minor Civil Divisions. (http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/mcdplace.html). (Internet document.)

9. Dallas Morning News, “Texas Almanac 2000-2001.”

10. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service, Texas Agricultural Statistics (Austin, Texas, 1998), p 40.

11. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Accounts Data Local Area Personal Income CA25, Full-time and Part-time Employment by Industry. Released June 15, 2000. (http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/regional/reis/ca25/). (Internet document.)

12. USDA Rural Information Center, Federal Funding Sources for Rural Areas based on the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 2000, Rural Information Center Publication Series No. 73, Revised Edition. Released August 2000. (http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/ricpubs/funding/federalfund/ff.html). (Internet document.)

13. U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Federal Register, December 27, 2000. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/fedreg/index.html). (Internet document.)

14. U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Federal Register, December 21, 1998. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/fedreg/index.html). (Internet document.)

15. U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Federal Register, October 20, 1999. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/OMB/fedreg/index.html). (Internet document.)

16. USDA Rural Information Center, Federal Funding Sources for Rural Areas based on the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 2000, Rural Information Center Publication Series No. 73, Revised Edition. Released August 2000. (http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/ricpubs/funding/federalfund/ff.html). (Internet document.)

17. George Weick, National Forests in Texas, National Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

18. Dallas Morning News, “Texas Almanac 2000-2001.”

19. All local area population data are from the U.S. Census Bureau, County Population Estimates for July 1, 1999 and Population Change: July 1, 1998 to July 1, 1999, and 1990 Census Population For Places and County Subdivisions Minor Civil Divisions. (http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/mcdplace.html). (Internet document.)

20. USDA Economic Research Service, The Revised ERS County Typology: An Overview, December 1994 (http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/sdp/view.asp?f=rural/86005/). (Internet document.)

21. George Weick, National Forests in Texas, National Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

22. U.S. Census Bureau, Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), by category, Released August 22, 2000. (http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/cbsa/cbsa-category.txt). (Internet document.)

23. Dallas Morning News, “Texas Almanac 2000-2001.”

24. All county-level income statistics are based on the most recently available data from the Regional Economic Information System of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

25. The Texas State Historical Association, The Handbook of Texas Online, updated February 15, 1999. (http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/). (Internet document.)

26. Areaguides.net (http://newwaverlytx.areaguides.net/); New Waverly, Texas Chamber of E-Commerce (http://newwaverlytexas.homestead.com/); Wood Designs, Inc. (http://www.wddesigns.com/). (Internet documents.)

27. Kelly Stoner, Louisiana Pacific Media Relations, News release “LP Closes High-cost, Non-competitive Mills,” November 1, 2000. (http://www.locorp.com/pressrel/20001101_gen_pr.asp). (Internet document.)

28. USDA Economic Research Service, Rural-Urban Continuum Codes for Metro and Nonmetro Counties, 1993, September 1994. (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/data-sets/rural/89021/README.DOC). (Internet document.) Archer, Bastrop, Caldwell, Chambers, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Upshur and Wilson Counties moved from types 4 through 9 to types 0 through 3.

29. All county-level information is the most recently available from the Dallas Morning News, “Texas Almanac 2000-2001,” the U.S. Census Bureau (population and poverty rates), the Texas Workforce Commission (unemployment rates), and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis (employment and income).

30. USDA Economic Research Service, Cropland Use and Urbanization, October 26, 1999. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/whatsnew/issues/landuse/index.htm). (Internet document.)

31. “Farmland Sacrificed to Sprawl.” Austin American Statesman, December 8, 1999.

32. USDA Economic Research Service, U.S. Fact Sheet, February 2000 and U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates of Metropolitan Areas, Metropolitan Areas Inside Central Cities, Metropolitan Areas Outside Central Cities, and Nonmetropolitan Areas by State, October 20, 2000. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/other/usfact/US.HTM) and (http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/ma99-06.txt). (Internet documents.)

33. USDA Economic Research Service, “Favorable Socioeconomic Conditions Persist, But Not in All Areas,” Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 11, No. 2. December 2000. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/rcat/rcat112/). (Internet document.)

34. USDA Economic Research Service, “Nonmetro Population Growth Rate Recedes in a Time of Unprecedented National Prosperity, Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 11, No.2. December 2000. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/rcat/rcat112/). (Internet document.)

35. USDA Economic Research Service, “Rural Areas Attract Young Families and College Graduates,” Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 9, No. 2.

36. USDA Economic Research Service, “Nonmetro Migration Drops in the West and Among College Graduates, Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 11, No. 2. December 2000. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/rcat/rcat112/). (Internet document.)

37. USDA Economic Research Service, “Rural Areas Attract Young Families and College Graduates,” Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 9, No. 2 .

38. USDA Economic Research Service, “Commuting and the Economic Functions of Small Towns and Places,” by Lorna Aldrich, Calvin Beale and Kathleen Kassel, Rural Development Perspectives, vol. 12, no. 3, p. 26.

39. USDA Economic Research Service, “Nonmetro Population Growth Rate Recedes in a Time of Unprecedented National Prosperity, Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 11, No. 2. December 2000. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/rcat/rcat112/). (Internet document.)

40. USDA Economic Research Service, Natural Amenities Drive Rural Population Change, by David A. McGranahan, September 1999.

41. USDA Economic Research Service, “Nonmetro Population Rebound Still Real but Diminishing,” Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 9, No. 2.

42. USDA Economic Research Service, “Nonmetro Population Growth Rate Recedes in a Time of Unprecedented National Prosperity, Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 11, No. 2. December 2000. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/rcat/rcat112/). (Internet document.)

43. USDA Economic Research Service, Changes in the Older Population and Implications for Rural Areas, by Carolyn C. Rogers, December 1999.

44. USDA Economic Research Service, The Revised ERS County Typology: An Overview, December 1994. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/other/typolog/TYP89TX.TXT). (Internet document.)

45. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America: Retirement-Destination Counties. February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710j.htm). (Internet document.)

46. USDA Economic Research Service, Changes in the Older Population and Implications for Rural Areas, by Carolyn C. Rogers, December 1999, p. 9.

47. All county-level employment and income statistics are based on the most recently available data from the Regional Economic Information System of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

48. Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Labor Market Review, October 1998 and October 2000. (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/lmi/lmi.html ). (Internet document.)

49. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America: Rural Employment, February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710c.htm). (Internet document.)

50. USDA Economic Research Service Understanding Rural America: Rural Employment, February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710c.htm). (Internet document.)

51. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America: Farming Counties, February 1997.

52. USDA Economic Research Service, The Revised ERS County Typology: An Overview, December 1994. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/other/typolog/TYP89TX.TXT). (Internet document.)

53. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America: Farming Counties, February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710g.htm). (Internet document.)

54. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America: Manufacturing Counties, February 1997. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aib710/aib710h.htm). (Internet document.)

55. All unemployment statistics in this report are based on the Texas Workforce Commission’s Labor Market Information (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/lmi/lmi.html). (Internet document.)

56. USDA Economic Research Service, “Rural Nonfarm Earnings Increase in 1997 but Lag Urban Earnings Growth,” Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 11, No. 2. December 2000. (http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/rcat/rcat112/). (Internet document.)

57. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America, Persistent Poverty Counties, February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710l.htm). (Internet document.)

58. USDA Economic Research Service, “Rural Per Capita Income Grows Slightly Faster than Urban,” Rural Conditions and Trends, Vol. 9, No. 2.

59. U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program, “Tables for States and Counties by Income Year and Statistic.” (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/saipe/stcty/estimate.html). (Internet document.)

60. USDA Economic Research Service, The Revised ERS County Typology: An Overview, December 1994. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/other/typolog/TYP89TX.TXT). (Internet document.)

61. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America, Persistent Poverty Counties, February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710l.htm). (Internet document.)

62. USDA Economic Research Service, The Revised ERS County Typology: An Overview, December 1994. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/other/typolog/TYP89TX.TXT). (Internet document.)

63. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America, Persistent Poverty Counties, February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710l.htm). (Internet document.)

64. USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), Rural-Urban Continuum Codes for Metro and Nonmetro Counties, 1993, Staff Report No. 9425, September 1994.

65. USDA Economic Research Service, Understanding Rural America: Rural Well-Being, February 1997. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/htmldoc/aib710/aib710e.htm). (Internet document.)

66. US. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/mer/prices.html). (Internet document.)

67. USDA Economic Research Service, “Managing Risk in Farming: Concepts, Research, and Analysis,” Agricultural Outlook, March 1999, pp. 20–55.

68. Baxter Black, “On The Edge of Common Sense: Two Man Jobs,” Texas Farmer Stockman, (March 2000), p. LP.

69. Statement of the Honorable Dan Glickman, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture “Before the Committee on Agriculture United States House of Representatives,” September 15, 1999, p.1. (http://www.agriculturelaw.com/guestscomm/sept15/glickman.htm). (Internet document.)

70. All farm number, size and business form statistics in this report are based on the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, 1997 Census of Agriculture.

71. USDA, 1997 Census of Agriculture (Washington, DC, March 1999), p. 24.

72. “How Would Proposed Changes in Federal Estate Taxes Affect Farmers?” USDA Economic Research Service. Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 724-08 (June 1997).

73. Fax from Pat Wolff, Senior Director, American Farm Bureau Federation, to Troy Glasson, Research Specialist, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, October 5, 1999.

74. USDA Economic Research Service, “How Would Proposed Changes in Federal Estate Taxes Affect Farmers?” Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 724-08 (June 1997).

75. Comptroller of Public Accounts. “Your Estate Under Texas Law,” June 1998. (http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxpubs/tx96-127.html). (Internet document)

76. Electronic interview with Debra Stojanik, Tax Specialist, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, February 28, 2001.

77. USDA Economic Research Service. “Farm Families to Benefit from New Tax Law.” Agricultural Outlook, October 1997.

78. Fax from Pat Wolff, Senior Senior Director, American Farm Bureau Federation, to Troy Glasson, Research Specialist, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, October 5, 1999.

79. Electronic document from Gary Preuss, Economist, to Troy Glasson, Research Specialist, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, June 29, 2000.

80. USDA Economic Research Service, The Revised ERS County Typology: An Overview, December 1994. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/other/typolog/TYP89TX.TXT). (Internet document.)

81. All county-level employment, income statistics and government payments are based on the most recently available data from the Regional Economic Information System (REIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

82. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Estimated Value of Agricultural Production and Related Items, 1996–99, 2000 Projected, State and Extension Districts (College Station, Texas, March 2000), pp. 4, 5 & 90.

83. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service. Texas Agricultural Statistics (Austin, Texas, 1999), p. 9.

84. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service. Texas Agricultural Statistics (Austin, Texas, 1999), pp. 7679.

85. USDA Economic Research Service, “1998 Sector Financial Indicators, Cash Receipts Ranking Data, Leading Commodities by State.” (http://www.econ.ag.gov/briefing/farmincome/firkdmu.htm). (Internet document.)

86. The University of Texas, Bureau of Business Research, The Cotton Industry of Texas (Austin, Texas, June 28, 1940), p. 1.

87. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service. 1997 Texas Agricultural Statistics, p. 85 & “Texas Upland Cotton District Estimates, 1999 and 2000.” (http://www.io.com/~tass/distest.htm#cotton). (Internet document.)

88. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service. 1998 Texas Agricultural Statistics, pp. 9 & 40.

89. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service. Electronic Report: Livestock Value Per Head and Total Value, January 1, 1999-00,” April 1, 1999. (http://www.io.com/~tass/tlstval.htm). (Internet document.)

90. Texas Forest Service, “Texas Harvest Trends 1999,” p. 1.

91. U.S. Department of Commerce. “Lumber Production and Mill Stocks, 1998,” p. 3.

92. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas (District 9) Estimated Value of Agricultural Production and Related Items, 1996–99, 2000 Projected, State and Extension Districts (College Station, Texas, March 2000), pp. 38.

93. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Estimated Value of Agricultural Production and Related Items, 1995–98, 1999 Projected, State and Extension Districts (College Station, Texas, March 1999), pp. 8–9.

94. Texas Association of Nurserymen, Inc., The Economic Impact of the Nursery Industry In Texas (June 1997), p. 3.

95. Data comes from numerous years of Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Estimated Value of Agricultural Production and Related Item reports. Comptroller of Public Accounts manipulated data taken from these series to come up with these statistics.

96. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas Estimated Value of Agricultural Production and Related Items, 1996–99, 2000 Projected, State and Extension Districts (College Station, Texas, March 2000).

97. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service, 1998 Texas Agricultural Statistics (Austin, Texas), p. 26.

98. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Standard Industrial Classification Manual (Austin, Texas, July 1989), p. III-1.

99. All county level employment statistics are based on the most recently available data from the Regional Economic Information System (REIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

100. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Standard Industrial Classification Manual (Austin, Texas, July 1989), p. III-1.

101. AgricultureLaw.com. (http://www.agriculturelaw.com/links/dictionary.htm#P). (Internet document.)

102. USDA Economic Research Service. “Indicators of Farm Productivity,” Agricultural Outlook (May 1999), p. 58.

103. Telephone interview, Troy Glasson, Research Specialist, Comptroller of Public Accounts with Larry Rosenblume, Analyst, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Productivity Research, April 14, 2000.

104. “High Fuel Prices Hit Farmers Hard,” Waco Tribune Herald (March 12, 2000), p. 10D.

105. Texas Farm Bureau, Natural Gas Prices Choke Nitrogen Fertilizer Production, February 8, 2001. (http://www.txfb.org/topstory.newsbriefs.topstory.htm). (Internet document.)

106. USDA Economic Research Service. “Ag Productivity Continues Healthy Growth,” Agricultural Outlook (May 1998), pp. 30-33.

107. Texas Agricultural Statistics Service. 1999 Texas Agricultural Statistics, pp. 2829.

108. USDA Agriculture Fact Book 98, “U.S. Agriculture—Linking Consumers and Producers,” Chapter B. (http://www.usda.gov/news/pubs/fbook98/ch1b.htm). (Internet document.)

109. USDA Agriculture Fact Book 98, “U.S. Agriculture—Linking Consumers and Producers,” Chapter D. (http://www.usda.gov/news/pubs/fbook98/ch1d.htm). (Internet document.)

110. U.S. Department of Commerce, 1996 Annual Survey of Manufacturers, Geographic Area Statistics, pp. 3-8 through 3-12, & 114.

111. USDA Economic Research Service. Rural Conditions and Trends, Volume 8, Number 3 (Washington, D.C., February 1998), pp. 4–5, & 14. February 1998.

112. USDA Economic Research Service. “Net Value Added – Farm Sector Performance Briefing Room,” (http://www.ers.usda.gov/briefing/farmincome/def%5Fva.htm). (Internet document.)

113. USDA. “AMS at USDA – Farmer’s Markets Listed By State.” (http://www.ams.usda.gov/famersmarkets/map.htm). (Internet document.)

114. Luttrell, David. Texas Department of Agriculture. Presentation at Rural Economic Development Opportunities and Financing Meeting , Eldorado, Texas, November 21, 2000.

115. Texas Department of Agriculture, “Associate Go Texan Membership.” (http://www.agr.state.tx.us/gotexan/associate.html). (Internet document.)

116. Texas Department of Agriculture, “TAME (Texas Agricultural Marketing Exchange).” (http://www.agr.state.tx.us/Tame/tamehome.htm). (Internet document.)

117. Roeder, Brad. Texas Department of Agriculture. Presentation at Rural Economic Development Opportunities and Financing Meeting , Eldorado, Texas, November 21, 2000.

118. Texas Department of Agriculture, “Economic Development and Finance.” (http://www.agr.state.tx.us/ecco/index.html). (Internet document.)

119. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, “Drought Worse Than 96; Cotton Crop’s One of Worst Ever” (http:agnews.tamu.edu/stories/AGEC/Aug1998a.htm). (Internet document.)

120. Texas Water Development Board, “The Drought in Perspective 1996 – 1998,” pp. 1–2. (http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/rio/hydro/Drought in Perspective.htm). (Internet document.)

121. Texas Agricultural Extension Service. News Release, “Drought Worse Than 96; Cotton Crop’s One of Worst Ever.” (http://www.agnews.tamu.edu/stories/AGEC/Aug1998a.htm). (Internet document.)

122. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. “Quarterly Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions,” Fourth quarter 1998. (http://www.dallas.fed.org/htm/pubs/agsurvey/04_98.html). (Internet document.)

123. Texas Agricultural Extension Service, “Texas’ Reservoirs Still in Need of Storage Reserves,” November 7, 2000. (http://agnews.tamu.edu/stories/DRGHT/). (Internet document.)

124. Drought Preparedness Council, Statewide Drought Situation Report (Austin, Texas, January 4, 2001), pp. 27.

125. Texas Water Development Board, “SB 1 Water Planning.” (http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/assistance/rwpg/main-docs/what-is-rwp.htm). (Internet document.)

126. Texas Water Development Board, “Senate Bill 1 Implementation by Tommy Knowles, PhD.” (http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/assistance/rwpg/twdb-docs/tk-speech-980806.htm). (Internet document.)

127. Texas Water Development Board, Water For Texas, Summary of Regional Water Plans (Austin, Texas, February 1, 2001), pp. 1–7.

128. Dallas Morning News, “Growth spurt may jeopardize border’s water,” November 13, 2000. (http://www.dallasnews.com/texas_southwest/212247_bordercities_1.html). (Internet document.)

129. Region F Water Planning Group, Adopted Regional Water Plan: Executive Summary. By Freese and Nichols, et al. January 5, 2001.

130. Texas Water Development Board, Water For Texas: Summary of Regional Water Plans (Austin, Texas, February 1, 2001), p. ii.

131. Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas Water Resources Volume17 Number 3: The Role of Conservation. (http://twri.tamu.edu/twripubs/WtrResrc/v17n3/text-5.html). (Internet document.)

132. Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas Water Resources Volume 24 Number 3: Agricultural Irrigation. (http://twri.tamu.edu/twri/pubs/WtrResrc/v24n3/text-1.html). (Internet document.)

133. Region F Water Planning Group, Adopted Regional Water Plan: Executive Summary. By Freese and Nichols, et al. January 5, 2001.

134. Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, State Brush Control Plan (Temple, Texas, 1999), p. 1.

135. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Challenging the Status Quo, Chapter 4, Remove Brush to Conserve Water. (http://www.cpa.state.tx.us/tpr/tpr5/4gg/gg05.html). (Internet document.)

136. Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, North Concho Brush Management Fact Sheet (San Angelo, Texas).

137. Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, “Brush Control Program on North Concho River Watershed Holds Potential for Increasing Flow Into Ailing O.C. Fisher,” San Angelo, Texas, May 2000. (Press Release.)

138. Upper Colorado River Authority, North Concho River Watershed Brush Control Project, Interim Monitoring Report (January 2001).

139. Texas Water Development Board, The Drought in Perspective 1996–1998. (http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/DATA/DROUGHT/DroughtinPerspective.htm). (Internet document.)

140. Texas Water Development Board, Water For Texas: Summary of Regional Water Plans (Austin, Texas, February 1, 2001), pp. 110.

141. Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, State Brush Control Program (Temple, Texas, 1999), p. 1.

142. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, “Quarterly Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions,” Third quarter 1998. (http://www.dallasfed.org/htm/pubs/agsurvey/03_98.html). (Internet document.)

143. Texas Water Code, Chap. 36, §113.

144. Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas Water Resources Volume 194 Number 4: From Development to Reallocation. (http://twri.tamu.edu/twripubs/WtrResrc/v19n4/text-1.html). (Internet document.)

145. Stratecon, Inc., “1999 Annual Transaction Review,” Water Strategist, February 2000, pp. 7–11. (Newsletter.)

146. PR News. Today’s News, “Texas Farm Bureau President Pushes for Increased Agricultural Trade,” June 25, 1999. (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT+104&STORY). (Internet document.)

147. “So Long Mr. Stallman” (March/April 2000), p. 14.

148. “Implementation of the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture.” (http://lanic.utexas.edu/~sela/eng_docs/spdredi22-981.htm). (Internet document.)

149. USDA Economic Research Service, “Agriculture in the Uruguay Round.” (http://www.econ.ag.gov/briefing/wto/issues/uraa.htm). (Internet document.)

150. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, “USDA Fact Sheet: USDA FAS Permanent Normal Trade Relations With China—What’s At Stake For Texas?” (http://www.chinapntr.gov/Agfactsjump.htm). (Internet document.)

151. USDA Foreign Agriculture Service, “The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)” (http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/policy/nafta/nafta.html). (Internet document.)

152. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, “U.S. – China WTO Accession Agreement.” (http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/china/accession.html). (Internet document.)

153. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA Fact Sheet: USDA FAS Permanent Normal Trade Relations With China—What’s At Stake For Texas?, pp. 1–2.

154. The White House, China Trade Relations Working Group, “Summary of U.S. – China Bilateral WTO Agreement,” February 2, 2000. (http://www.chinaptnr.gov/bilatsumm.htm). (Internet document.)

155. USDA, 1995 Farm Bill: Guidance of the Administration (Washington, DC, October, 1995), p. 1. (http://www.chinaptnr.gov/bilatsumm.htm). (Internet document.)

156. “Farm Aid,” Fiscal Notes (June 1996), p. 6.

157. USDA Economic Research Service, “Net Value Added and Farm Cash Receipts Database.” (http://www.econ.ga.gov/briefing/farmincome/finfidmu.htm). (Internet document.)

158. USDA Farm Service Agency, Producer Payments Reporting System, “Payments & Refunds To Producers By Category – State Report (TX) For Calendar Year (1999) 2000.” (Computer printouts.)

159. USDA Farm Service Agency, Producer Payments Reporting System, “Payments & Refunds To Producers By Category – State & U.S. Report(s)(TX) For Calendar Year 2000.” (Computer printouts.)

160. “Farm Aid,” Fiscal Notes (June 1996), p. 6.

161. USDA Farm Service Agency, Producer Payments Reporting System, “Payments & Refunds To Producers By Category – State Report (TX) For Calendar Year 1999.” (Computer printout.)

162. USDA Farm Service Agency, Fact Sheet, Production Flexibility Contracts, Marketing Loss Assistance Payments, and Marketing Assistance Loans (Washington, DC, February 1999), p. 3.

163. USDA Farm Service Agency, Producer Payments Reporting System, “Payments & Refunds To Producers By Category – State Report (TX) For Calendar Year (1999) 2000.” (Computer printouts.)

164. USDA Farm Service Agency, Fact Sheet, Conservation Reserve Program (Washington, DC, February, 1997), p. 1.

165. USDA Farm Service Agency, “Conservation Reserve Program Reports For State and County.” (http://www.fsa.usda.gov/crpstorpt/12approved/r1sumsn/tx.htm). (Internet document.)

166. USDA Farm Service Agency, Fact Sheet, Conservation Reserve Program (Washington, DC, February 1997), p. 1.

167. USDA Farm Service Agency, “Producer Payments Reporting System, Payments & Refunds To Producers By Category – State Report (TX) For Calendar Year 1999.” June 30, 2000. (Computer printout.)

168. Farm Service Agency, “Conservation Reserve Program – Monthly Contract Report, Summary For Active Contracts For Signup 10. (http://www.fsa.usda.gov/crpstorpt/12approved/r1sumsn/tx.htm). (Internet document.)

169. USDA Farm Service Agency, Fact Sheet, Crop Loss Disaster Assistance Program (Washington, DC, March 1999).

170. USDA Farm Service Agency, “Producer Payments Reporting System, Payments and Refunds to Producers by Category for Calendar Year 1999,” June 30, 2000. (Computer printout.)

171. USDA Farm Service Agency, Fact Sheets, Disaster Assistance for Farmers (Washington, DC, March 1998), and Livestock Assistance Program (Washington, DC, December 1998).

172. USDA Farm Service Agency, “Fact Sheet: Crop Disaster Program,” December 1999.

173. USDA Farm Service Agency, Producer Payments Reporting System, “Payments & Refunds To Producers By Category – State Report (TX) For Calendar Year (1999) 2000.” (Computer printouts.)

174. Texas Farm Bureau, “Top Story: Farm aid package passes House, Senate,” May 2000. (http://www.txfb.org/topstory.newsbriefs/topstory.htm). (Internet document.)

175. U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, “Conference Report Summary: The Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000,” May 2000 (http://agriculture.house.gov/2559conf.htm). (Internet document.)

176. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Tax Exemptions and Tax Incidence (Austin, Texas, January 1999 and January 2001), pp. 329 and 433.

177. Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Property Tax Manual For The Appraisal of Agricultural Land (Austin, Texas, April 1990), p. 1.

178. All county-level crude oil and natural gas production data is the most recently available data from the Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division. (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/divisions/og/information-data/stats/ogistat.html). (Internet document.)

179. All county-level employment and income statistics are based on the most recently available data from Regional Economic Information System (REIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis.

180. USDA Economic Research Service, The Revised ERS County Typology: An Overview, December 1994. (http://www.econ.ag.gov/epubs/other/typolog/TYP89TX.TXT). (Internet document.)

181. Comptroller Briefing Update, May 16, 1998 and American Petroleum Institute, API Basic Petroleum Data Book, Volume XIX, Number 1, Table VII.1, January 1999.

182. Comptroller Briefing Update, May 16, 1998 and Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Table 11.4. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/energy.overview/aer98/txt/aer1104.txt). (Internet document.)

183. Texas Railroad Commission, Oil Production and Well Counts (1935-1998). (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/divisions/og/information-data/stats/ogisopwc.html). (Internet document.)

184. Comptroller Briefing Update, May 16, 1998, and Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Database. (http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/mer). (Internet document.)

185. Comptroller Briefing Update, May 16, 1998 and Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Database. (http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/mer). (Internet document.)

186. American Petroleum Institute, API Basic Petroleum Data Book, Volume XIX, Number 1, Table III.9, January 1999.

187. Comptroller Briefing Update, May 16, 1998 and Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/historic.html). (Internet document.)

188. Comptroller of Public Accounts briefing paper, May 17, 1988.

189. Baker Hughes. (http://www.bakerhughes.com/). (Internet document.)

190. Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division. (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/divisions/og/information-data/wkly-qtry-monthly-reports/prod-drill/ogdcstat.html). (Internet document.)

191. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Petroleum Supply Monthly. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/pet_frame.html). (Internet document.)

192. Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division. (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/divisions/og/information-data/stats/ogistat.html). (Internet document.)

193. Texas Workforce Commission. (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/lmi/publications/tlmr/tlmrhome.html). (Internet document.)

194. Larry Jones and Mark Dermit, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Labor Market Review, “Tough Times for Texas Oil,” February 1999. (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/lmi/publications/tlmr/tlmrhome.html). (Internet document.)

195. Larry Jones and Mark Dermit, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Labor Market Review, “Tough Times for Texas Oil,” February 1999. (http://www.twc.state.tx.us/lmi/publications/tlmr/tlmrhome.html). (Internet document.)

196. Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division. (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/divisions/og/information-data/wkly-qtry-monthly-reports/prod-drill/ogdcstat.html). (Internet document.)

197. American Petroleum Institute, API Basic Petroleum Data Book, Volume XIX, Number 1, Table IV.4, January 1999.

198. Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division. (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/divisions/og/information-data/stats/ogismcon.html). (Internet document.)

199. Railroad Commission of Texas, Oil and Gas Division. (http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/divisions/og/information-data/stats/ogowlct.html). (Internet document.)

200. “Stripper wells reopening, but owners far from flush” Houston Chronicle, March 10, 2000.

201. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Annual. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/natural_gas/nat_frame.html). (Internet document.)

202. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Annual. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/natural_gas/nat_frame.html). (Internet document.)

203. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Annual. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/natural_gas/nat_frame.html). (Internet document.)

204. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Annual. (http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/natural_gas/info_glance/importexport.html). (Internet document.)

205. Texas Rural Development Council, Rural Resource Teams. (http://www.trdc.org/teams.html). (Internet document.)

206. Texas Rural Development Council, Community Development Success Stories. (http://www.trdc.org/success.html). (Internet document.)

207. Texas Department of Agriculture. A Bright Future for Rural Communities: A Guide to Economic Development, November 1999, pp. 4 & 13.

208. Tax Foundation, “State Finance: Individual Income Tax Rates and Corporate Income Tax Rates.” (http://www.taxfoundation.org/statefinance.html). (Internet document.)

209. Tax Foundation, “State Tax Collections Per Capita and Per $1,000 of Personal Income With Corresponding Ranks.” (http://www.taxfoundation.org/staterankings.html). (Internet document.)

210. Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, “Economic Development Corporation Report-Fiscal Years 1998-99.” (http://www.window.state.tx.us/lga/edcr99/edcr9899_04.html). (Internet document.)

211. Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Local Government Division, “Economic Development Sales Tax Section 4A Cities and Section 4B Cities,” December 2000. (Computer printout.)

212. Comptroller of Public Accounts, “Economic Development Sales Tax Publication #96-302” (June 1999) and List of Economic Development Sales Tax Section 4A and 4B Cities. (Computer printout.)

213. USDA Economic Research Service, Rural Economic Development-What Makes Rural Communities Grow?, Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 737 (Washington, DC, September 1994).

214. City of Snyder. (http://www.snydertex.com/cityofsnyder/toc.htm). (Internet document.)

215. Development Corporation of Snyder, Inc. (http://www.snydertex.com/dcos). (Internet document.)

216. Lorber Industries of Texas, Inc. (http://www.snydertex.com/dcos/lorber.htm). (Internet document.)

217. “Leaders refine jobs outside the oil patch,” Abilene Reporter News, October 12, 1999.

218. Texas Department of Criminal Justice. (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/directory/unit-profiles/dir-units-daniel.htm). (Internet document.)

219. Testimony of Gregory L. Rohde, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, February 3, 2000.

220. “Cyber-minded Americans Erasing Digital Divide,” The Houston Chronicle, February 27, 2000.

221. Sutton, Jeffrey. County Judge of Crockett County. Presentation at Rural Economic Development Opportunities and Financing Meeting, Eldorado, Texas, November 21, 2000.

222. Federal Communications Commission, “Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability: Second Report” (Washington, DC, August 2000), p. 10.

223. Federal Communications Commission, “Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability: Second Report” (Washington, DC, August 2000), pp. 10-19.

224. Federal Communications Commission, “Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability: Second Report” (Washington, DC, August 2000), p. 22.

225. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 40.

226. Federal Communications Commission, “Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability: Second Report” (Washington, DC, August 2000), p. 23.

227. Federal Communications Commission, “Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability: Second Report” (Washington, DC, August 2000), p. 25.

228. Federal Communications Commission, “Deployment of Advanced Telecommunications Capability: Second Report” (Washington, DC, August 2000), p. 28.

229. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 24. NOTE: counties were coded as “rural” if they had no MSA.

230. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), Appendix L, p. 155.

231. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 89.

232. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 176, Appendix N.

233. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), Dec 5 staff version, pp. 17-19.

234. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 20.

235. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 19.

236. Comptroller of Public Accounts, Fiscal Notes, “Out of the Loop,” January 2000.

237. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 15.

238. Texas Public Utilities Commission, “Report to the 77th Legislature on Advanced Services in Rural and High Cost Areas, Chapter 3: Advanced Services Technologies Overview: Development and Convergence” (Austin, Texas, January 2001), p. 15.

239. All county level data on agricultural production and related activity cash receipts is from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Texas Estimated Value of Agricultural Production and Related Items, 1996–99, 2000 Projected, State and Extension Districts, March 2000.

240. U.S. Census Bureau, 1990 Census Summary Tape File 3 (STF3) database for State and Place. (http://venus.census.gov/cdrom/lookup/953574676). (Internet document.)

241. City of Yoakum. (http://www.ci.yoakum.tx.us/welcome.html). (Internet document.)

242. Double D Ranchwear. (http://www.ddranchwear.com) and City of Yoakum (http://www.ci.yoakum.tx.us/welcome.html). (Internet documents.)

243. First Monday Trade Days. (http://www.firstmondaycanton.com). (Internet document.)

244. Round Top Register. (http://www.roundtop.com). (Internet document.)

245. City of Luling. (http://www.bcsnet.net/lulingcc/thump.html). (Internet document.)

246. City of Archer City. (http://www.archercity.org). (Internet document.)

247. Panda Energy International, Inc. (http://www.pandaenergy.com/pressre/archer.html). (Internet document.)

248. Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce. (http://www.rockport-fulton.org). (Internet document.)

249. Texas Board of Criminal Justice, Statistical Summary (FY 99) February 2000. (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/publications/executive/99statsumupdate.pdf). (Internet document.)

250. The Kiplinger Agriculture Letter. Volume 71, No. 7, pp. 1–2, April 7, 2000.