Postcards from South Padre Island

Written by  Joe Forshage, Foremost Paving, President-Elect


Late July was a busy time for the Forshage Clan. Not only was I privileged to serve as emcee for the 2012 Administrative Conference, but also my family celebrated the birthday of my daughter, and her engagement party, as well.

There was a lot of driving back and forth, but ultimately I and my family managed to have a great time on all accounts, both at home and what we South Texans refer to simply as “The Beach.”


To be sure, Jennifer Newton put together a stellar program, with new faces and new updates on the industry.

For those of you who have not attended, this is an easy way to mix vacation with timely industry topics. Representatives from DPS, FHWA, TCEQ, TxDOT, The Comptroller’s Office, AGC of America, and the Texas House of Representatives joined AGC members to discuss regulatory issues. The program was very well selected, and we saw several new faces there this year as we open a new chapter of partnering with the Texas DPS.


To the members and their families who attended, Shawn and I thank you for choosing to spend part of your summer on the beach with us. We hope to see you again next year.

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