Sep/Oct 2016

Sep/Oct 2016

In 2015, members furiously worked towards the successful passage of what would become Prop. 7, the last in a series of consecutive constitutional amendment campaigns that would bring stable funding mechanisms to the highway and M/U industries.

Was it premonition? Hopeful thinking? Or supreme confidence? Yes! AGC of America has chosen AGC of Texas as the “Large Chapter of the Year.” The presentation was made at the 2016 National and Chapter Leadership Conference on Sept. 26. 

AGC members enjoyed two hugely successful conferences this summer at gatherings providing ample interaction with Texas legislators (in Santa Barbara) and with industry leaders (in San Antonio).  Each conference also featured plenty of entertainment opportunities for children...

AGC’s Scholarship program continues to shatter records each year – thanks to the generosity of members slapping down generous bids on an assortment of auction items and also to major companies such as Williams Brothers and Hunter Industries that underwrite the sumptuous gala dinner.

From an early point in our lives, we are taught that our actions, and even inactions, have consequences. This lesson is repeatedly reinforced through life experiences, and becomes central to how we approach many important decisions regarding education, employment, marriage and parenting.

In late August, the Texas Transportation Commission approved a $70 billion Unified Transportation Program, or UTP. The UTP is TxDOT’s 10-year transportation planning document. It includes highway projects as well as rail, freight, aviation, public transportation and state and coastal waterway programs.

Three years ago, I joined the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and have since had the frequent pleasure of traveling the state to learn about local water needs and projects. Getting to know Texas communities is important to me as well as to my fellow Board members and our six regional planning teams.

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