The first 5 months as President of AGC of Texas have been incredible. I have attended seven area meetings so far, have met new members, and have had a chance to get to know old members better. I have seen parts of our state I have never visited before. Texas sure can pack a lot of variety under its Lone Star.

Twenty-three students were chosen to receive 2019 AGC Scholarships on the 25th Anniversary of the AGC of Texas Scholarship Program. The future scholars were recognized at the June membership luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Austin. Students receive $10,000 per year/$40,000 for four years.

As the adage goes, “Make hay while the sun shines.” With the strong partnership between TxDOT and its contractors, the infusion of new revenue streams from Props 1 and 7, and the coordinated efforts of the best highway contractors in the world, the sun is certainly shining in Texas.

As we set off in this new year, we face many familiar challenges: turmoil in Washington, D.C., economic uncertainty and a presidential election cycle.

This January, the 86th Texas Legislature convened at the State Capitol. As in all legislative sessions, transportation is an issue for the lawmaking body of the state. Issues regarding tolling, the Texas Emission Reduction Program, the energy sector and...

As the expression goes, "Keep Austin Weird.” In January of every odd-numbered year, Austin, Texas gets a little weirder for 140 days.

AGC OF TEXAS members often refer to the association as a family. In terms of both the organizational structure and the strength of unity, the metaphor is a good one.

Angela Berry Roberson (Ferrovial/Webber) was presented the Contractor Champion Award by the Texas Department of Transportation, in appreciation for her advocacy on behalf of diversity in the highway industry.

2019 has maintained the Chapter’s considerable support among the membership for area meetings and PAC events.

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