SOUTH & WEST TEXAS Covering San Antonio, Pharr, Laredo, Yoakum, San Angelo, Brownwood, and Abilene

Written by  ACGTX


2011 is over and 2012 is here! With that brings new challenges for AGC and our members. Funding is on the front burner for 2012 as we prepare for the State Legislative Session in 2013. We are in the process of working on funding issues and a plan of attack for the 2013 session.

Also, with 2012 come new area chairmen. In the South and West Texas areas our area chairman are as follows: San Antonio, Chad Clark of Clark Construction; Yoakum, Elizabeth Weisman of Hunter Industries; Corpus Christi, Jim Anderson of Haas- Anderson; Pharr, Joe Forshage of Foremost Paving; Laredo, Berry O’Bryan of Anderson Columbia; and for Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, and Brownwood, Terry Bryant of Jones Brothers. When you see these folks, be sure to congratulate them and thank them for agreeing to represent you in these areas.


We also have a new President of AGC of Texas: Roger Albert of Reece Albert, Inc. Look for Roger to be traveling the state and attending your area meetings. Our new President Elect is Joe Forshage of Foremost Paving. By being elected to this position, Joe has agreed to give three years of his time to AGC as President Elect, President, and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Be sure to congratulate and thank Joe for this commitment to the industry and to this association.

With the New Year, we are beginning our 2012 area meetings and have already had meetings in several areas. The attendance has been promising. In January, TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson spoke at our luncheon in San Antonio. Phil gave an outstanding speech on the new TxDOT. He also presented a positive outlook for 2012 and for working with AGC in the coming year.


In other areas, District Engineer John Casey of Corpus Christi gave information to our members on the new Harbor Bridge— looks like 2017 for a letting date. Pharr DE Mario Jorge reviewed his 2012 program and how it relates to the new I-69 corridor between the Valley and Corpus Christi. In addition to several construction projects, this project will help the economic outlook for the area. Other areas of South and West Texas have met with similar good news.

AGC sends out electronic bulletins on a regular basis. Look for these this year as they contain important information so that you know what is going on in our industry. Additionally, as mentioned above, area meetings are beginning as well as committee meetings. Look at the function sheet and see where you can be involved in AGC. If you need assistance, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Get involved in 2012!

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