RIO GRANDE VALLEY AGC MEMBERS have come up with a good way to raise money for their PAC: Come to South Padre Island and let’s go fishing. Bring the family. The 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Classic fishing tournament (Aug. 10-11) netted the Pharr Area PAC more than $28,000. Participation increased with 22 boats this year compared to the 14 boats that attended the first event. “It’s perfect. We have the island and most of these guys don’t have to come too far to participate,” AGC Pharr Area Chair Ben Salinas (Valley Infrastructure) said. “This is a good way to support the industry.”
LEGENDARY TOM JOHNSON STEPPED ASIDE AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF AGC of Texas on Wednesday, September 6, after helping lead the association and the state’s highway construction industry for more than a half century. In his typical self-effacing manner, Tom thanked AGC members during brief remarks to the Chapter Board of Directors. “I have enjoyed every day working for you and I will enjoy every day as I work a little less for you but still as meaningful. It’s been a great run, and thank you,” he said, receiving standing applause.