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TEXAS COASTAL AND MARINE COUNCIL. The Texas Coastal and Marine Council was established in 1971 as the Texas Council on Marine­Related Affairs, an advisory body to assist in the comprehensive assessment, coordination, and planning of marine­related affairs at all levels. The council was originally composed of twelve members, four each appointed by the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the House of Representatives. Each was required to appoint one member to represent the state, one the education profession, one commerce and industry, and one the general public. In 1978 the name was changed and the number of members increased to sixteen. Members served six year overlapping terms. Affairs of the council were administered by an executive director appointed by the council. The council was up for sunset review in 1985 and was abolished at that time.


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"TEXAS COASTAL AND MARINE COUNCIL," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.