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AGC Meets with Senator Nichols

Apr 23 2014

Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, (left) reviews important transportation funding highlights during a meeting this week (April 22) in his Senate district office with Thomas Johnson, executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors of Texas. Sen. Nichols, author of SJR 1/Prop 1, will play a key role in the campaign to help inform and educate Texans about Prop 1 in the November election.  Sen. Nichols chairs the Senate Transportation Committee. The former Jacksonville mayor also is a former member of the TxDOT commission and is considered the Legislature's foremost authority on transportation-related issues.  Texas has fallen seriously behind in funding for new highway construction and road maintenance. With voter approval, Prop 1 would create a dedicated funding source of at least $1.4 billion a year without raising taxes or fees. The proposal would take a big step in  addressing the state's transportation needs.

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Bryan Meeting Recap

Apr 23 2014

Tom Johnson, executive president of AGC of Texas, briefed highway contractors Wednesday in Bryan about the importance of Prop 1 in the November general election. Texas is running out of money to build new highways. Prop 1 would generate an additional $1.4 billion for highway construction and maintenance every year without raising taxes or increasing our debt.  Tom also provided information regarding  the impact on the Bryan highway district: Nearly $264 million worth of highway construction and road maintenance projects are under contract in the Bryan district. That translates into nearly 1,600 direct job and another 11,000 indirect jobs. If Texas voters fail to approve Prop 1, Tom told the contractors the Bryan district will lose about $34 million a year in highway dollars.

 

Catherine Hejl,P.E. reviewed major highway construction projects during a meeting Wednesday with Bryan-area general contractors and subcontractors. Catherine is Bryan District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation. The Associated General Contractors of Texas sponsored the meeting. The District Engineer reviewed a list of highway projects with a total estimated letting value of $126.8 million through August 2015. The Bryan district also has contracts for $14.6 million worth of routine maintenance projects.

 

State Rep. Kyle Kacal, R-College Station, (center) delivered  a House memorial resolution honoring the founder of A.L. Helmcamp general contractors - Allen "Hub" Helmcamp - during a meeting with Bryan area members of the Associated General Contractors of Texas. Accepting the resolution were Hub Helmcamp's children, Rick Helmcamp, president of the company, and his sister, Tracy Schieffer, vice president of A.L. Helmcamp Inc. Tracy also chairs AGC's Highway Division.

  

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Annual AGC Parking Lot Fish Fry- Monday, May 5

Apr 23 2014

The AGC of Texas Fish Fry has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, in the front parking lot of the Chapter Office located at 300 Barton Springs Road in Austin.  Please let Darlene Edge know whether or not you plan to attend by emailing dedge@agctx.org (or by replying to this email) or faxing THIS FORM to (512) 478-7936.  All members are encouraged to attend.  

PARKING INFORMATION: Members attending the Fish Fry should go to the new Hyatt Hotel Garage, located east of the AGC Building and park on the 3rd level or higher.  AGC staff will give parking validation coupons to those that park at the Hyatt.

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2014 AGC of Texas Management Conference

Mar 31 2014

Past President Joe Forshage has chosen Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon as the venue for the 2014 AGC of Texas Management Conference.  President Dean Word and his wife Barbara invite you and your family to Sunriver Resort, June 22-26.  The conference information and full registration packet is available by CLICKING HERE. If you have any questions or need assistance please call Debbie Koehler at 512/478-4691 or e-mail Debbie at dkoehler@agctx.org.  We hope you join us this summer!

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