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Texas Senate releases appointments to committees
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick today announced Senate committee appointments that will examine legislation policy in Texas for the next two years. Here are the 16 lawmakers that are chairing the committees:

- Robert Nichols will chair the Senate Transportation Committee
- Brandon Creighton will chair the Senate Higher Education Committee
- Lois Kolkhorst will chair the Senate Health and Human Services Committee
- Jane Nelson will chair the Senate Finance Committee
- John Whitmire will chair the Senate Criminal Justice Committee
- Larry Taylor will chair the Senate Education Committee
- Paul Bettencourt will chair the Senate Property Tax Committee
- Joan Huffman will chair the Senate State Affairs Committee
- Dawn Buckingham will chair the Senate Nominations Committee
- Eddie Lucio Jr. will chair the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee
- Kelly Hancock will chair the Senate Business and Commerce Committee
- Bryan Hughes will chair the Senate Administration Committee
- Kel Seliger will chair the Senate Agriculture Committee
- Brian Birdwell will chair the Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee
- Donna Campbell will chair the Senate Veterans Affairs and Border Security Committee
- Charles Perry will chair the Senate Water and Rural Affairs Committee
Texas House and Senate pitch funding proposals for public schools
The Texas House on Monday pitched around $9 billion for schools. Roughly $7 billion in state funds would be added to public schools. Budget documents published Monday evening show the House proposes an additional $1.9 billion to slow the escalation of property taxes, decrease the need for the Robin Hood system that requires property-wealthy school districts to subsidize poorer ones. 

Leaders of the Texas Senate on Tuesday proposed $6 billion for schools. This breaks down to giving schools $3.7 billion to provide $5,000 pay raises to each of the state's full-time classroom teachers. The Senate also plans to spend $2.3 billion to reduce the state's reliance on recapture funding. Passing a budget is the only task lawmakers are required to complete during their 140-day legislative session that began last week. 

When will the Texas Legislature begin passing bills? Lawmakers can't pass any bills for the first 60 days. There is an exception to the rule though. Lawmakers can pass bills if they are declared emergency items by the governor. The governor usually declares emergency items during his State of the State, which is scheduled for next month. The House and Senate are currently adjourned until 2 p.m. on Jan. 22. 

- SENATE VERSION: Summary of Legislative Budget Board Recommendations for 2020-2021 Biennium 
- HOUSE VERSION: Summary of Legislative Budget Board Recommendations for 2020-2021 Biennium
Walsh selected as lone finalist for city manager in San Antonio
Erik Walsh
Erik Walsh has been selected the lone finalist for the position of city manager in San Antonio. Currently San Antonio's deputy city manager, Walsh will replace City Manager Sheryl Sculley who is retiring from that position on Feb. 1. Council members are expected to finalize the selection on Jan. 31. 

Walsh joined the city as a budget analyst 24 years ago and has served as deputy city manager since 2006. He currently oversees, the police department, fire department, emergency management and metro health.
Conroe ISD to ask voters to approve $807M bond proposal
Conroe Independent School District board members voted to schedule an $807 million bond election in May to pay for updating and expanding facilities. One of the fastest-growing school districts in the state, Conroe ISD includes not only Conroe, but The Woodlands, Shenandoah, Caney Creek and Oak Ridge North. The district that covers 348 square miles north of Houston. 

Some key projects include: a Conroe High School renovation that would convert the six-building campus into one building for $146 million; an Oak Ridge High School overhaul and addition for $58 million; and three new elementary schools and one new junior high school for a total of $192 million. Other growth and sustainability projects, such as classroom additions and capacity upgrades, are budgeted at about $76 million. Campus improvements and renovations, like adding gyms at a few elementary schools, are listed at about $62.5 million. The school district will also include safety and security projects, transportation needs and funding for land purchases.
Frisco citizen panel urges city to seek approval of $345M in bonds
Members of the Frisco Citizens Bond Committee voted to recommend that council members schedule a $345 million bond election in May to pay for upgrades to roads, public safety, public works and to renovate a library. Following a review of needs, the bond committee urged city officials to divide the ballot into five different proposals. The largest of the propositions is $155 million to improve streets and intersections, create a downtown pedestrian plaza and to purchase and install new traffic light signals. 

Other propositions include $62.5 million to build a new fire station, replace firefighting and safety equipment and remodel the police headquarters in addition to a $62 million proposal to remodel and repurpose a building into the new Frisco Public Library. The bond group also urged approval of $53.5 million to fund Phase I of a sports center, acquire land for hike and bike trails, and for offices and an education center for the parks and recreation system.
Goose Creek CISD eyeing $335M bond election in May
Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District board members are reviewing a recommendation by the district's bond committee to ask voters to approve $335 million in bonds in May to fund a new junior high school, two new elementary schools as well as maintenance projects and upgrades to technology and security. 

Members of the Citizens Bond Planning Committee urged trustees to seek approval of $59 million in bonds to fund a sixth junior high school, $26.7 million to build a new elementary school and $28 million to replace an elementary school. The bond panel also recommended seeking approval of $11.9 million to replace network cabling, $7.2 million to replace interactive whiteboards and $26.5 million for mechanical upgrades. Trustees are expected to vote on Feb. 4 whether to schedule a bond election in May.
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Rockdale approves water rate hike to upgrade water, wastewater systems
Rockdale City Council members approved an increase in water rates to help fund $48 million in upgrades to the city's water and wastewater systems in order to comply with state and federal environmental regulations. The rate increase is one of four proposed rate increases planned for the next six years. 

These rate hikes will support a new water treatment plant and replace 26 miles of corroded cast iron pipes and five miles of asbestos concrete pipes to prevent further problems with red and dirty water delivered to the 5,700 residents of the city in central Texas. The rest of the funding will come from state grants and loans requested through the Texas Water Development Board.
Frisco ISD to seek bids on a variety of expansions and upgrades to school facilities
Using a combination of funds from bonds approved in 2014 and 2018, trustees for the Frisco Independent School District agreed to seek bids soon on a variety of capital improvement projects at district facilities. Projects being funded with proceeds from 2014 bond funds include expanding athletic offices, adding new turf at baseball and softball fields at three schools and resurfacing playgrounds. 

Board members plan to use proceeds from bonds passed in 2014 and November 2018 to renovate an elementary school, paint 12 facilities, replace heating and air pipes at five facilities, install new carpet at seven facilities and replace roofs at five facilities. In November, Frisco ISD voters approved a $691 million bond and a new tax rate. Board members plan to spend $260.5 million on new facilities, $130 million on preventive maintenance, $71.5 million on technology, $43 million for a fine arts auditorium and $21 million on a Career and Technical Education Center annex.
Strategic Partnerships salutes Texas' Lone Stars
Paul Pape, County Judge, Bastrop County
Paul Pape

Career Highlights and Education: I have a business degree from West Texas A&M in Canyon (then West Texas State). I've been a real estate salesman, broker and appraiser, then worked for the LCRA for 10 years, first in the real estate department and later in the Water Utility Development. My wife and I have an RV Park in Bastrop, Texas and have expanded it over the 36 years we've owned it. I was elected County Judge in November 2012, to fill an unexpired term and have been re-elected for two full terms. In addition to the governance and leadership of Bastrop County, I also handle all of the probate cases in County Court. I enjoy serving on the regional juvenile probation board, where I am presiding officer, and the Capital Area Council of Government, where I am a vice chair.  

What I like best about my public service is: The opportunity to help people and solve problems. I also enjoy the challenge of working with all our elected and appointed officials for the benefit of our citizens. In a little over six years in office, I've reduced the ad valorem tax rate by over 5 cents, making our rate more competitive to surrounding counties. I really like it when someone says they appreciate the way we are leading Bastrop County into the future.

The best advice I've received for my current role is: There is no "I" in teamwork. County government works best when all the elected and appointed officials (over 20) work together. Even a County Judge, perhaps the highest local office, must create trust and consensus to get things done.

Advice you would give a new hire in your office: Do your job to the best of your ability and training, and enjoy the journey.

If I was able to leave work early, I could probably be found: Working on our cattle ranch here in Bastrop County. The hours we spend there making memories with our 3 kids and 5 grandkids are the best of times.

People would be surprised to know that: Sing and play guitar a little. I am the MC for the local Farm Street Opry, where area musicians and guest singers entertain monthly. It's one of my favorite gigs.

One thing I wish more people knew about Bastrop County: This is a great place to live, work and raise a family. The rural ambience promotes a relaxed lifestyle, a strong work ethic, and an appreciation for our unique natural beauty. Things grow well in our rich soils. Bastrop is the most historic little town in Texas, Elgin is home to some of the best barbecue in the world, and Smithville is, I believe, the busiest town for its size in the whole state of Texas. Come visit, and enjoy our Rural Nature.
TWDB approves $14.6M for water/wastewater projects
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently approved financial assistance totaling around $14.8 million for water and wastewater system projects. The city of Bonham will receive more than $14.6 million from the TWDB, consisting of a $4,810,000 loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and a $9,830,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The city plans to use the funds to replace and upsize several collection lines and replace approximately 66,000 linear feet of water lines. 

The TWDB will also provide financial assistance in the amount of $154,000 in loan forgiveness from the DWSRF to the Commodore Cove Improvement District. The funding will allow the district to finance a ceramic ultra-filtration unit.
Lubbock County may ask voters to approve $180M in bonds
Lubbock County Commissioners are considering scheduling a bond election in May to pay for about $180 million to improve streets and roads. The proposed road projects are part of a long-term transportation plan created in 2018 by the director of public works for the county, Jennifer Davidson. Input was provided by the Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), area cities, school districts and the Texas Department of Transportation. 

The study identified 133 street and road projects totaling an estimated $675 million and labeled 15 as urgent. The proposed projects include $35 million to widen Woodrow Road and improvements for Farm to Market (FM) Road 1294 and County Road (CR)1540 in Shallowater, CR 3240 and Walnut Street in Idalou, CR 6400 in west and east Lubbock, Alcove Avenue and 66th Street in Wolfforth and CR 7300 and CR 3600 near Ransom Canyon. Commissions have until Feb. 15 to decide whether to schedule the proposed $180 million bond vote in May.
Marion ISD looking at $21M bond election in May
Trustees for the Marion Independent School District are considering calling a bond election in May proposing to spend $21 million to expand three schools to serve its growing enrollment. While the district's master plan points to the need for facility upgrades with a $70 to $80 price tag to address the current projected enrollment growth, Superintendent Kelly Lindholm told trustees the proposed $21 million in bonds would take care of the district's most immediate facility needs. 

The bond funds would be used to expand Krueger Elementary from its current capacity of 374 to 627 students, renovate the gymnasium into a cafeteria/auditorium, transform the existing cafeteria into a new library and renovate the old library space into an activity space. The Krueger project would also include a new kitchen, 12 new classrooms and an open-air gymnasium/pavilion. Plans to renovate the high school include adding a second floor with space for four science labs, six classrooms, four restroom facilities and a utility room. Finally, district officials plan to add a career and technology shop at Marion Middle School if the proposed $21 million in bonds is held in May and approved by voters. District officials expect the board will need a year to finalize the design and 18 months to complete construction of the proposed building expansions.
Robinson ISD eyeing $31.5M bond vote in May
Robinson Independent School District board members are reviewing a recommendation from a facilities advisory group to schedule a $31.5 million bond election in May to fund upgrades to the junior high school. 

The project includes renovating eight buildings on the campus to more safely connect those buildings and to upgrade the cafeteria, gymnasium, library and science building as well as improve technology. Trustees are expected to decide in February whether to schedule the bond election in May.
San Antonio soliciting bids for ticketing system
The city of San Antonio Convention and Sports Facilities Department is soliciting bids from companies for an automated ticketing system to be used for events in the Alamodome, the Carver Community Cultural Center and the Lila Cockrell Theatre at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The ticketing system includes hardware and software that can print and scan tickets for attendees and will be used by the Alamo Bowl and The University of Texas at San Antonio football program. 

The goal is for the ticketing system to enable attendees to see available seats online and process credit card transactions. The contract will facilitate selling tickets through stand-alone kiosks. The contract's structure would involve a revenue-sharing model with the city of San Antonio. A presubmittal conference will be held Jan. 23 at the Alamodome, and bids are due Feb. 12.
Del Rio to upgrade walkway along San Felipe Creek
Del Rio Public Works Director Alejandro Garcia predicted the final design plan for rehabilitating and increasing safety along several areas of the San Felipe Creekwalk will be completed in January. The design plans will then be presented to the City Council to review and approve in order to begin the process of seeking construction bids for the project. The city also plans to seek environmental clearances from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the creekwalk project because of the possibility of endangered and threatened fish species living in the creek. 

The rehabilitation project will begin near Moore Park with a new pedestrian bridge downstream of the traffic bridge over U.S. Highway 90 and continue to the amphitheater, where the major safety concerns exist. The project also includes plans to make the creekwalk compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to stabilize banks of the creek in several areas. The goal is to begin work on the creekwalk in May.
Bloomberg Philanthropies select Austin, San Antonio for American Cities Climate Challenge
Bloomberg Philanthropies officials selected Austin and San Antonio as two of the 25 cities in the United States as winners in the $70 million Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. The 25 winning cities will obtain access to resources and support to meet their goals of carbon reductions in a two-year program created to study climate change and promote a sustainable future for the U.S. 

Austin and San Antonio were selected because of the innovative and ambitious climate action plans to reduce air pollution and emissions throughout the cities. The mayors of both cities and the new city manager in Austin are committed to ensuring a sustainable future by creating cities that are more resilient to climate changes, investing in wind and solar power production, creating green energy jobs, reducing energy costs and adopting strong water conservation plans.
Seven inducted into Texas Women's Hall of Fame
Seven women were recognized this week for making their unique mark on the Lone Star State. These women were nominated by Texans, selected by an independent panel and were inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, located at the Denton campus of the Texas Woman's University. The event was hosted by the Texas Governor's Commission for Women at the governor's mansion. 

The 2018 Texas Women's Hall of Fame Honorees are: 
- Former First Lady Laura Bush (public service) 
- Sen. Judith Zaffirini (public service)
- Susan Dell (philanthropy) 
- Tammie Jo Shults (leadership) 
- Vikki Carr (arts) 
- Simone Biles (athletics) 
- Sister Elizabeth Anne Sueltenfuss (education)
Conley to resign from CAMPO
Will Conley
Will Conley plans to resign from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). Conley, appointed to the CAMPO board by the Hays County Commissioners Court in 2008, has been the group's chair for the past six years. Conley will remain as chair of the CAMPO board until his replacement is elected. 

Conley was formerly a Hays County commissioner. Conley was first elected commissioner in 2004 for Precinct 3 which includes San Marcos and Wimberley.
Calendar of Events

The deadline is Jan. 20 to register for the Executive Women in Texas Government's (EWTG) January 2019 Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Austin Women's Club, 708 San Antonio St., Austin. The guest speaker is General Counsel for Texas Department of Information Resources Martin H. Zelinsky, J.D. 

Zelinsky prepares EWTG members and guests for the 86th Legislative Session with tips on communicating in public. He is responsible for providing legal services to all operational and administrative divisions in the agency. Zelinsky has specialized in technology procurement and information security-related matters and has substantial corporate in-house and state government legal experience. His focus is on state agency administration, contract drafting and negotiation, IT project management, contract administration, information security, privacy and procurement.
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Winter Meeting takes place Jan. 23-25 at the Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. The winter meeting will begin with a meeting of the Mayors Water Council and the Council of Metro Economic and the New American City on Jan. 23. 

Here are a few of the many forums conducted each day: 
- Your City Can Have it All- the Newest Innovations in Tourism, Entertainment and Sports  
- Technology and Innovation: Visioning the Future Needs of Cities 
 - 5G Deployment and Cities 
- New Transportation Technologies and Opportunities  
- Local Solutions to Housing Challenges 
- Food Insecurity and the Economy 
- New Challenges and Solutions to Homelessness 
- City Initiatives to Reduce Gun Violence 

View the agenda here and register here. The USCM convenes for its winter meeting each January in Washington, D.C. and an annual meeting each June in a different U.S. city in addition to ad hoc meetings. At the annual meeting, members vote on policy resolutions. The results are distributed to the President of the United States and the United States Congress.
The 7th Annual Public-Private Partnership Conference & Expo will be held March 4-6 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Texas Government Insider readers can use promo code 100TGI to receive $100 off their registration. Register for the event here.  

Join over 1,250 senior representatives from governments, higher education institutions and leading firms in the global construction and financial markets. The conference attracts professionals from all corners of the industry and provides a valuable opportunity to facilitate new partnerships with industry peers and public sector partners. Attendees will discover new alternative project delivery methods, strategies for implementing successful P3 projects, the nuts and bolts of how deals work, and how to manage risks associated with legal and financial frameworks. 

Attendees will participate in interactive panels, workshops, and conversations specifically tailored to the needs of public agencies evaluating P3s. The conference is designed for all levels in the market including those beginning to explore P3s and seeking to better understand where alternative and accelerated project delivery methods can be applicable.

By Mary Scott Nabers, CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Hard to believe...but spending on urban parks is up 30 percent over last year. At least that is what the U.S. Department of Commerce reports. This statistic is important because it represents millions of dollars of new contracting opportunities for companies from almost every industry sector. 

Today's municipal parks are treasured city assets. Most are structured as a refuge for fitness buffs, techies, cyclists, arts enthusiasts and nature lovers. They draw citizens of all ages and improve lifestyles while generating revenue for the city. 

The focus on parks is understandable because city leaders are interested in attracting people and retail to downtown locations. Economic development organizations report that municipal parks are significant components of successful business relocation outreach efforts. 

Park funding is being spent on new buildings, security, Wi-Fi, playground equipment, gardens, trails, roads and bridges. The National Recreation and Park Association recently released a report stating that the country's local park and recreation agencies generated $154 billion in economic activity and supported 1.1 million jobs. If for no other reason, data such as this will keep city leaders focused on park improvements in the future. 

In Waynesboro, Virginia, city planners are not only focusing economic development efforts on business and industry, but they are also working hard to attract more urban dwellers. Municipal officials, witnessing a decline in tax revenues from local industry, know that more citizens living in the downtown areas attract retail of all types - which results in more tax revenue. The city of Waynesboro plans to invest approximately $2 million in an urban revitalization project designed to transform an old 200-acre landfill into a public park that provides community recreation space.

U.S. Legislative Sessions begin soon
The Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution declares that any power not already given to the federal government is reserved to the states and the people. By this time next year many states will have new laws and will have appropriated new funding. State governments across the country use this authority to hold legislative sessions (annually or biannually) where a state's elected representatives meet for a period of time to draft and vote on legislation and set state policies on issues such as taxation, education and government spending. 

The different types of legislation passed by a legislature may include resolutions, legislatively referred constitutional amendments and bills that become law. Here is a list of dates for the 2019 Legislative Sessions and an interactive map for choosing dates for individual states.
Dallas selects Alequresh as CIO
The city manager of Dallas selected Laila Alequresh as the city's first chief innovation officer (CIO). Her duties include making operational and technological improvements inside city government. The CIO will also serve as a consultant to city employees and local entrepreneurs to assist in solving local problems using non-traditional approaches and solutions. 

Alequresh previously served as an executive adviser to Eric Garcetti when he was mayor of Los Angeles and as a performance management director in Philadelphia.
Beach to take helm as city manager in West University Place
David Beach
David Beach is expected to begin his new duties as city manager in West University Place on Jan. 22. He will replace M. Christopher Peifer, who is leaving that post. 

Beach began his career in municipal government in 1998, where he was a management analyst and assistant to the city manager in Mukilteo, Wash. In 2005, he joined West University Place as an assistant to the city manager. From July 2015 until Dec. 31, 2017, Beach served as the assistant city manager and public works director.

TxDOT to solicit bids for bypass lane
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for its Ranch-to-Market Road 2222/RM 620 improvement project. The project in western Travis County will add extra lanes to the heavily-trafficked thoroughfare from Bonaventure Drive to Ribelin Ranch Drive. Construction is estimated to be completed by 2020 and is one of two improvement plans taking place in the area that adds a center median and turn lanes to RM 2222. 

TxDOT is expected to solicit bids this summer for its second project that will add a bypass lane from RM 620 to RM 2222.
Cobb steps down as Hays County Judge
Burt Cobb
Burt Cobb retired as the county judge in Hays County effective on Dec. 31, 2018, after serving eight years in that post and as head of the Hays County Commissioners Court. Cobb formerly served as a surgeon in the Air Force treating returning prisoners of war. He is also a former chief of surgery at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos and had a practice as an allergy specialist.

Cobb was diagnosed in late 2017 with leukemia and announced his decision to retire by e-mail and telephone. In the judge's absence, Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, the senior member of the Hays County Commissioners Court, presided at a recent meeting. 

Blinn College to issue RFQ/RFP for new facility
Trustees for the Blinn College District authorized staff to issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) for an architect to design a proposed facility and to request proposals (RFP) for construction manager at risk services. The new science, technology and innovation building will be located at the Brenham Campus. 

Board members also authorized the issue and sale of revenue bonds to pay for the new science and technology facility. The board also authorized staff to ask for sealed bids from contractors to replace stone, rehabilitate the exterior walls for six buildings and to rebuild the entrance facades at the library and student center on the Bryan campus.
Hermes will not seek re-election after serving 32 years in Edna
Joe Hermes
Joe Hermes announced he will not seek re-election in May as mayor of Edna after serving 32 years in that job. 

Hermes also served on the Edna City Council from 1979 until 1987 when he was elected as mayor. He was also a board member of the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission, the Jackson County Industrial Foundation and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

Glasscock to retire as Plano city manager
Bruce Glasscock
Plano City Manager Bruce Glasscock notified city council members he plans to retire at the end of April. 

During his 50 years in the public sector, Glasscock spent 29 in Plano, first as police chief in 1990, deputy city manager and police chief in 1998, deputy city manager in 2001 and as city manager since 2011. City officials did not disclose when they would begin their search for a new city manager.
Gottardy to retire as superintendent of North East ISD
Brian Gottardy
Superintendent Brian G. Gottardy of the North East Independent School District announced plans to retire in June from the position he has held since 2011. The district is the second-largest in Bexar County. 

Gottardy joined the school district as a teacher and coach in 1985 and then agreed to take an administration position at Southwest ISD. He returned to North East ISD in 2000 as the executive director of transportation and associate superintendent for operations before becoming superintendent in 2011. His last day on the job will be June 30. Trustees will begin discussing hiring a new superintendent at a special meeting on Jan. 23.

Campo named chairman of Port Commission of Houston
Ric Campo
Ric Campo was appointed chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority Thursday by the city of Houston and Harris County Commissioners Court. 

Campo, chairman and CEO of a real estate investment firm, will replace Janiece Longoria, whose third and final term as chairman expires Feb. 1.

Gov. Greg Abbott has announced the following appointments/reappointments from Jan. 11-Jan. 17:

No appointments/reappointments this week.
Texas State Auditor's Office- Audit Report on Financial Processes at the Office of the Secretary of State
Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority- 2018 Annual Report and Financial Statements
Dozens of public-sector jobs are available. Click here to view all job openings and guidelines for job submissions to SPI. New jobs added this week: 
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts- Senior Mainframe Systems Analyst
  • Texas Department of Information Resources- Business Analyst III
  • Texas Department of Public Safety- Publications Management Specialist
  • Texas Department of Agriculture- Food & Nutrition Training Development Specialist
  • Railroad Commission of Texas- Geographic Information Specialist II
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation- Web Administrator II Office of Strategic Relations and Communications
  • Texas Public Utility Commission- Programmer IV
  • Texas Department of Banking- Financial Examiner VII Regional Review Examiner
  • City of Plano- Senior Engineer
  • City of Corpus Christi- Plan Examiner II
  • City of El Paso- Contract Compliance Manager
  • City of College Station- Budget Manager Crew Leader
  • City of San Antonio- Animal Care Services Public Information Officer
  • Montgomery County- Senior Engineer 
  • Ector County- Paralegal Clerk County Attorney's Office
  • City of Austin- Procurement Specialist IV
  • Hays County- Assistant Director of Transportation 
  • Travis County- Educational Instructional Specialist
  • Bexar County- Assistant Public Defender II
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