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T. Boone Pickens, of Mesa Water Inc. speaks during a Special meeting of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors at the Plainview Country Club Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Plainview, Texas. The meeting brought together member cities and board members for the signing of contracts that cemented the sale of Mesa Water Inc. water rights to the authority. (AP Photo/The Amarillo Globe News, Stephen Spillman) MANDATORY CREDIT ORG XMIT: TXAMA104