|(a) The Board shall conduct one or more public hearings
for any purpose set forth in §2.54(a) of this subchapter (relating
to Requests for Board Hearings). If the property is located in more
than one city or town, the hearing(s) on any single tract of land
may be combined. At least one hearing shall be conducted in the county
where the property is located. Any Board hearing shall be open to
the public in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government
Code, Chapter 551, §551.045, and the Board shall conduct all
hearings in accordance with this subchapter.
(b) Hearings of the Board are not contested case proceedings
under the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter
2001, and shall not be subject to appeal under that chapter.