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MCMULLEN COUNTY, TEXAS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Article V, Section 18 of the

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MCMULLEN COUNTY, TEXAS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to Article V, Section 18 of the Texas Constitution, Senate Bill 1747 enacted in 2013 by the Texas Legislature, Chapters 222 and 256 of the Texas Transportation Code, and other authority, McMullen County, Texas (“County”), by and through its Commissioners Court (“Commissioners Court”), has elected to pursue, initiate, and complete a certain project (“Project”) to obtain grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation to alleviate degradation caused to public roads, bridges, and culverts by the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas, including the acquisition of grant funds for the planning, design, construction, reconstruction, and maintenance/repair of the aforesaid transportation infrastructure. One of the requirements for the Project is the County’s creation of one or more County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones (or “Zone”) pursuant to the aforesaid authority.

A public hearing regarding the Project will be conducted by the Commissioners Court of McMullen County, Texas on December 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the courtroom of the McMullen County Courthouse located at 501 River Street, Tilden, Texas 78072. The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss and obtain comment on and regarding the creation, requirements, and administration of one or more County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones to be located in McMullen County, Texas pursuant to the Project, including but not limited to the benefits to the County and to property located in any such Zone. At this public hearing, any interested person may speak for or against the designation of any such Zone, its boundaries, the joint administration of any such Zone, if any, or the use of a tax increment paid into the required tax increment account for any such Zone. Please make plans to attend and participate in this public hearing to be conducted by the Comissioners Court.

James E. Teal, County Judge

McMullen County, Texas

Date: December 9, 2013

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