Austin, TX (STL.News) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Wally Kraft and appointed Robert “Reeves” Hayter to the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The board has the responsibility to construct, maintain, and operate inside the state and in the watershed of the Sulphur River and its tributaries inside or outside the boundaries of the authority any works considered essential to the operation of the authority and for its administration in controlling, storing, preserving, and distributing the water of the Sulphur River and its tributary streams, including the storm water and floodwater.
Wally Kraft of Paris is the owner and veterinarian at Animal Health Center. He is the Texas delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association and former president of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. Additionally, he is a board member of the Boys and Girls Club and Farm Bureau. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. Kraft received a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University.
Robert “Reeves” Hayter of Paris is retired after 40 years as President of Hayter Engineering, Inc. He is a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of American Waterworks Association. Additionally, he is an adult education tutor with Lamar County Literacy Council and a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary Club of Paris United. Hayter received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Duke University.