State - TX (Texas)



Texans celebrate Arbor Day in ‘The Oldest Town in Texas”

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Nov. 4, 2016 — NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Texans from across the state gathered today in the Oldest Town in Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and how trees can connect the past, present and future.

Eleven miles of ecologically significant Neches River conserved

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

The Conservation Fund and Texas A&M Forest Service announced today the protection of 6,899 acres of working forestland near Palestine, Texas.

Official State Arbor Day Celebration in the ‘Oldest Town in Texas’

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

We encourage all Texas communities to celebrate trees and to learn about the benefits they provide for us every day — like clean air, clear water, improving our health and even saving us money on energy bills.

Grant funding to purchase three fire trucks for TIFMAS approved

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Three Texas fire departments were selected to receive more than $700,000 in grants from Texas A&M Forest Service through the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual System on Oct. 19. 

Texas A&M Forest Service confirms increase of post oak mortality in Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

 Post oak trees across the state are facing higher mortality rates in both urban and rural settings. 

Wildfire training academy to be held in Bastrop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

  October 7, 2016—BASTROP, Texas—Firefighters from across the country will travel to Camp Swift to attend one of the country’s premiere interagency wildfire academies. The 19th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy, fondly known as the Bastrop Academy, will take place Oct.

More than 15 million awarded in grants to fire departments

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Oct. 6, 2016 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas fire departments received more than $15 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program . I

Texans get to celebrate ‘holiday for trees’ on Nov. 4

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

Oct. 4, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texans across the Lone Star State are invited to celebrate Arbor Day Nov. 4. Arbor Day is a holiday for trees – it is the perfect day to plant trees and to celebrate all the ways that trees enrich our lives, communities and landscapes.

Governor Abbott Appoints Five To Texas Commission on the Arts

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:10
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mary Ann Apap Heller and Karen Partee to the Texas Commission on the Arts for terms set to expire on August 31, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Adrian Guerra and reappointed Dale Brock and Kevin Yu to the commission for terms set to expire on August 31, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mary Ann Apap Heller and Karen Partee to the Texas Commission on the Arts for terms set to expire on August 31, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Adrian Guerra and reappointed Dale Brock and Kevin Yu to the commission for terms set to expire on August 31, 2023. The commission fosters the development of a receptive climate for the arts that will culturally enrich and benefit state citizens in their daily lives and attract outstanding artist to become state residents.

Mary Ann Apap Heller of Austin is president of DiamondDisc Records and chief financial officer of Heller Associates and Hell'er Highwater Ranch. Previously, she served as product manager for IBM in Austin and sat on the Austin History Center Board of Directors. She is a member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and the Seton Development Board and vice chair of the Seton League House. Additionally, she serves on The University of Texas College Natural Sciences Board of Visitors, Butler School of Music Directors Council, and various other cultural organizations. She is a Dame of the Order of Malta (Knights of Malta) and is a Master Lady of the Knights of the Vine.

Karen Partee of Marshall is executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Texas Bank and Trust Company. She is past president and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Longview and a member of the Institute of Certified Bankers, Longview Regional Medical Center’s Women’s Advisory Council, and the Longview Ballet Advisory Board. Additionally, she is co-chair of the Marketing Advisory Board for the American Bankers Association. Partee received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas Tech University. Additionally, she received a diploma from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management and the Institute of Children’s Literature and a certification from the American Institute of Bankers.

Adrian Guerra of Roma is the performing arts director for the Roma Independent School District, where he previously served as the choir director for over 20 years. He is a member of the Texas Music Administrators Conference, Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators, and the American Association of School Administrators. Guerra received a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Master of Education in education administration from The University of Texas Pan American and a Doctor of Musical Arts in music education from Boston University.

Dale Brock of Fort Worth is president of Visiting Angels and a member of its Franchise Advisory Council. He is a member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee and a board member of the of the Arts Council of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Brock received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Southern Methodist University.

Kevin Yu of Dallas is the founder and CEO of Coregami. He is a three-time Texas All-State musician and has served as the Concertmaster of The University of Texas (UT) at Austin University Orchestra. Professionally, he has served as the principal violinist of the Masters Sinfonia in San Francisco and the Las Colinas Symphony. He serves on the board of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Yu received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management information systems from UT Austin and a Master of Science in accounting from UT Dallas.

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121 Texas Burn Bans - 2/7/2018 10:48:52 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 11:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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123 Texas Burn Bans - 2/7/2018 08:18:55

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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124 Texas Burn Bans - 2/6/2018 12:46:05 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MCLENNAN, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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123 Texas Burn Bans - 2/6/2018 11:46:00 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, RUSK, SAN SABA, SCHLEICHER, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Greg Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Seven To Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:07
Governor Greg Abbott names chair and appoints seven to the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board.

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brad Drake and Wally Kraft to the Sulphur River Basin Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2019. Additionally, the Governor appointed Bret McCoy and Katie Stedman for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021 and appointed Kelly Mitchell, Gary Cheatwood, and Chris Spencer for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. In addition, the Governor named Spencer presiding officer of the board. The board has the responsibility to construct, maintain, and operate inside the state and in the watershed of the Sulphur River and its tributaries inside or outside the boundaries of the authority any works considered essential to the operation of the authority and for its administration in controlling, storing, preserving, and distributing the water of the Sulphur River and its tributary streams, including the storm water and floodwater.

Brad Drake of Paris is CEO of Lamar Companies LLC. He is a former board member of the North Lamar Education Foundation. Drake received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University.

Wally Kraft of Paris is a veterinarian and the owner of Animal Health Center. He is the Texas delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association and former president of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. In addition, he is a board member of the Boys and Girls Club and Farm Bureau. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. Kraft received a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of veterinary medicine from Kansas State University.

Bret McCoy of Omaha is a financial advisor who works in the financial services business. He is a board member of the Morris County Farm Bureau and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Parish Council. McCoy received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture development from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in agriculture from Texas A&M University - Commerce.

Katie Stedman of Mount Pleasant is president and CEO of the Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was the director of operations at Prepared 4 Life. She is a member of the Lions Club of Mount Pleasant and the Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant. Stedman received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin.

Kelly Mitchell of Texarkana is the president and chief operating officer of TEXAR Federal Credit Union. He is secretary and board member of Riverbend Water Resources and an ex-officio member of the Region D Water Planning Group. He is a member of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and Wilber Smith Rotary Club and president of the Wright Patman Chapter of Credit Unions. In addition, he previously served as the chair of Harvest Texarkana and Texas A&M Texarkana Alumni Association. Mitchell received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University at Texarkana.

Gary Cheatwood of Bogata is an equipment operator for Pat Donelson. He is president of the Cuthand Volunteer Fire Department and an archeological steward for the Texas Historical Society. Previously, he served as a member of the Region D Water Planning Group. He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard. Cheatwood received a Bachelor of Science in agricultural education from East Texas State University in Commerce.

Chris Spencer of Hughes Springs is president and chief operating officer of Crump Foods, Inc. He is the current secretary of the Linden Economic Development Corporation and past president of the Hughes Springs Chamber of Commerce. Spencer attended The University of Texas at Tyler majoring in Management and minoring in economics.

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three To The San Jacinto River Authority Board Of Directors

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:09
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Charles “Ed” Boulware and Mark Micheletti to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on October 16, 2023. The Governor additionally appointed Kaaren Cambio for a term to expire on October 16, 2019. Charles “Ed” Boulware of Montgomery is retired

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Charles “Ed” Boulware and Mark Micheletti to the San Jacinto River Authority Board of Directors for terms set to expire on October 16, 2023. The Governor additionally appointed Kaaren Cambio for a term to expire on October 16, 2019.

Charles “Ed” Boulware of Montgomery is retired after 38 years at Shell Oil Company. He is the past president of the April Sound Men’s Club. Boulware received a Bachelor of Science in computing science from Texas A&M University.

Mark Micheletti of Kingwood is the executive director for Berkeley Eye Center. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s and the Houston Society of CPA’s. He currently serves as chairman of the Lake Houston Economic Development Council and past chairman and current member of the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce. Micheletti received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Kaaren Cambio of Kingwood has recently retired as president of Caymus Resources. She is a former member of Women’s Business Enterprise National Investment Recovery Association, Pipeline Contractors Association, and the Houston Pipeliners Association. She is the past president and current member of the Kings Trails Chapter of the National Charity League and a member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Scholarship & Tours Committees. Additionally, she serves as a Deacon of First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood and volunteers with the USO at the Bush Intercontinental Airport. Cambio received a Bachelor of Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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APD seeking assistance in identifying failure to stop and render aid suspect

Austin (TX) Police - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 11:03

Case #:     18-341556
                      
Date:         Saturday, February 3, 2018

Time:        Approximately 9:40 p.m.

Location:  3900 block of S FM 973 SB.

On Saturday, February 3, 2018 at approximately 9:40 p.m., an Austin Police Officer was struck while working a crash investigation in the 3900 block of S FM 973 SB. The driver stopped briefly before fleeing the scene. The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle involved, which was reportedly carrying three passengers, is described as:
• 4-door
• Black or dark-colored
• Possibly either a 2000-2003 Honda Accord or a 2000-2003 Nissan Altima
• Cracked windshield

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the APD Leaving the Scene Unit at (512) 974-5789 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS or text "Tip 103" + your message to CRIMES. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.       

 

121 Texas Burn Bans - 2/5/2018 9:26:04 AM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, SAN SABA, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Joins CITGO To Announce Hurricane Relief Donation To Habitat For Humanity

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Sat, 02/03/2018 - 13:11
Governor Greg Abbott today visited a Habitat for Humanity build site in Rockport, TX where he joined officials from CITGO to announce a new donation to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Governor Greg Abbott today visited a Habitat for Humanity build site in Rockport, TX where he joined officials from CITGO to announce a new donation to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The donation from CITGO to the Aransas County Habitat for Humanity will provide essential funding for the building of 22 homes in the Rockport area.
 
"Rebuilding our communities after the storm requires all of us working together, and that’s exactly what Texans have done," said Governor Abbott. "The public sector, private businesses like CITGO, charities like Habitat for Humanity and individual citizens have all come together to help those impacted by Harvey. While there is still more work ahead of us, I continue to be inspired by the remarkable display of Texans coming together to lend a helping hand when it is needed most."
  
Following the announcement, the Governor joined volunteers, including several from the CITGO Innovation Academy at Foy H. Moody High School, to help remove debris from the build site.
 
In addition to today's donation, CITGO is also engaging in Harvey recovery efforts with community programs in Corpus Christi, Lake Charles and Houston.
 

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121 Texas Burn Bans - 2/2/2018 4:45:28 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 17:30
ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BASTROP, BAYLOR, BELL, BRAZOS, BREWSTER, BROOKS, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNET, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, CLAY, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, CONCHO, COOKE, CORYELL, CRANE, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DALLAM, DEAF SMITH, DENTON, DIMMIT, DONLEY, DUVAL, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ERATH, FANNIN, FLOYD, FREESTONE, FRIO, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HAMILTON, HARTLEY, HAYS, HEMPHILL, HOOD, HOWARD, HUDSPETH, HUTCHINSON, JACK, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JOHNSON, KENDALL, KERR, KINNEY, KLEBERG, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LEE, LEON, LIPSCOMB, LLANO, LYNN, MARION, MARTIN, MASON, MCCULLOCH, MENARD, MILAM, MILLS, MONTAGUE, MOORE, MOTLEY, NOLAN, OCHILTREE, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PANOLA, PARKER, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, REAGAN, RED RIVER, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, SAN SABA, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SUTTON, SWISHER, TARRANT, TAYLOR, TERRELL, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, TRAVIS, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, WARD, WHEELER, WILBARGER, WILLACY, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA
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Governor Abbott Appoints Parrish And Garza To Texas Municipal Retirement System Board Of Trustees

State - TX - Governor's Proclamations - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:50
Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jimmy “Jim” Parrish and appointed Jesus A. Garza to the Texas Municipal Retirement System Board of Trustees for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023.

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jimmy “Jim” Parrish and appointed Jesus A. Garza to the Texas Municipal Retirement System Board of Trustees for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The Board oversees the Texas Municipal Retirement System, which is responsible for providing a secure retirement benefit plan for more than 800 cities.

Jimmy “Jim” Parrish is the Deputy City Manager for the City of Plano. He is the past president of the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association and the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association. In addition, he is a member of the Texas City Managers Association, Leadership Plano, and Leadership North Texas.  His certifications include Society for Human Resource Management SHRM-SCP, Certified Public Manager CPM, Certified Labor Relations Professional CLRP, and ICMA-CP. Parrish received a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from West Texas A&M University.

Jesus A. Garza is the City Manager of the City of Kingsville. He is a member of the Texas City Management Association, Local Government Hispanic Network and the International City Management Association. He is a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville and a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Garza received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Master of Public Administration in urban management from St. Mary’s University, and received a Graduate Certificate in urban and regional planning from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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