Governor appoints local to Sabine River Authority Board Of Directors

Published 12:20 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Orange will have representation on the important Sabine River Authority Board Of Directors following an announcement from Governor Greg Abbott.

The governor appoint Bill Bruce to help oversee the Authority, which works to conserve, store, control, preserve, utilize and distribute the storm and flood waters and the waters of the Sabine River and its tributaries.

Abbott also reappointed Thomas Beall and Cliff Todd to the Board of Directors for terms set to expire July 6, 2029.

Bruce of Orange is the general manager for the Moore Odom Wildlife Foundation and the FR Ranches of Texas and Louisiana. H

e is on the board of directors of Duphill, Inc. and Bridge City State Bank and is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Cutting Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association.

Beall of Milam is the president of Beall’s Furniture, Inc. and the owner of Cimarron Equipment. Additionally, he is owner of Red Hill Ranch Cattle and the former owner and manager of several Ashley Furniture Home Stores.

Todd of Long Branch manages the assets of his farm and ranch operations in Panola County and is executive vice president for Topcat Oilfield Services. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the UT Health Hospital of Carthage Governing Board.