Governor Abbot Appoints two to Transportation Commission

Feb 16 2015

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On Friday, February 6, Governor Greg Abbott announced his choices to fill two seats on the five-member Transportation Commission, recently vacated by Chairman Ted Houghton of El Paso and Commissioner Fred Underwood of Lubbock. Odessa lawyer Tyron Lewis and San Antonio banker J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. intend to fill those appointments, pending Senate approval.

Lewis, a former state representative who served the Odessa area from 2008 until his retirement this year, Prior to that, Lewis served as district court judge from 1985 to 2006.  Prior to that, he practiced law, primarily focusing on civil litigation.

Lewis is openly critical of funding mechanisms that are not direct, user-based funding streams and has written a guest editorial to that effect.

J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., is chairman and chief executive officer of Argyle Investment Co., LLC, a private investment firm, and serves as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Southwest Bancshares Inc., president and CEO of Texas Hill Country Bancshares Inc. and chairman of the Board of The Bank of San Antonio.  He is a former senior adviser to former Governor Rick Perry and former chairman of TexasOne, a board charged with economic development for the state of Texas.

Members of the Texas Transportation Commission serve six-year, staggered terms.  Governor Abbot has not yet indicated which member would chair of the commission.  

Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Jan 15 2015

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The AGC of Texas Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for its 2015 chapter scholarship program. The scholarships will be awarded to Texas residents who are employees or dependents of employees of AGC of Texas members who are in good standing with the chapter. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate education only at a college, university, or vocational institute. The terms of the scholarship will be $5,000 per semester for a maximum of four years/eight semesters or upon completion of an undergraduate degree or vocational educational degree.  Selection criteria is based on academic performance, financial need, and anticipated field of study. A strong emphasis is placed on students who intend to pursue construction and building related degree programs. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale during  the first year of the scholarship term. A 2.5 grade point average will be required during the subsequent years of the scholarship term.  All members are encouraged to distribute the scholarship application to their employees for consideration by eligible applicants. Applications will be due on Friday, March 20, 2015.  Only COMPLETE applications will be considered.  Applications were mailed to the membership last week.  Click HERE for the cover letter and application in pdf form.  If there are any questions, please contact Danielle at the chapter office in Austin at 512.478.4691.  Applications should be returned to the address below:


AGC of Texas, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2185, Austin, TX 78768



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