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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 16:35

Wow, What A Great Year.

I was told by several people a year ago that this year would fly by, and they were right. I am now wondering if I will have withdrawal symptoms come January—NOT. It has been a great experience for me personally, and I want to say thank you to all those folks who had faith in me being the quasi-voice of AGC of Texas. I have done the best I could, and I do not believe I pulled any of my uh-oh stunts in front of anyone that did not already know me. I am of course not including the summer board attire or the tattooed arms that came out early in the year.

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:07

Time to Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is

The Chapter’s Social Season has come to a close, and we have another successful pair of conferences, as well as a flagship Gala under our belt, which earned over $500,000 for the Scholarship Program.

Monday, 27 February 2012 11:21

AGC paying its dues in 2012

The Chapter Board of Directors’ Meeting in January was as fast paced and intense as I've ever seen it, and I plan to exploit this momentum to its fullest potential. If you did not make it to ...

AGC of Texas’ Management Conference is almost here, and Shirley and I want to invite you and your family to join us. While there is a healthy program of industry issues, particularly focused on...

This June, Shirley and I, along with two hundred of our closest friends, flew to sunny Santa Fe for a few days of relaxation peppered with up-tothe- minute information on transportation funding from those who know it best...

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:28

2012 is a High Jump, Not Limbo

In March, AGC of Texas became the proud recipient of AGC of America’s 2011 Large Chapter of the Year Award. This is a big deal! I wish to congratulate Bob Lanham, AGC staff, and indeed, every single one of our AGC of Texas members for this achievement.

At the April Commission meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission voted to allocate the approximately $2 billion in savings announced by TxDOT in February of this year: $1.6 billion to communities across the state using existing funding formulas and $400 million in projects selected by...

Friday, 20 July 2012 12:39

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

In 2013, we have an estimated annual letting of seven billion dollars. This is the highest letting our industry has ever seen from TxDOT, and we are happy to have it. But one good year will not undo the damage our industry has suffered from years of underfunding. Our challenge next year is to bring that fight to the legislature, and we had better come prepared. Make no mistake...

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