Volume 17, Issue 14- Friday, April 5, 2019 Optional Link
Construction of new airport terminal could begin in 2020
Texarkana Regional Airport
Construction on the Texarkana Regional Airport's new $37 million, 38,000-square-foot passenger terminal could start in 2020. Engineering design work on the 2-story passenger terminal is set to be complete by August. After that, the airport would be able request a construction grant from the Federal Aviation Administration and start accepting bids for a general construction contractor. 

Texarkana Airport Authority board members have tentatively secured a $3 million line of credit to finance the project. The cities of Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Ark. will need to approve the credit since the cities jointly own the airport. Construction of the exterior would cover the first two years followed by interior work and adding jet bridges spread out over three additional years.
Report presented on future options for Austin Convention Center 
Austin Convention Center
A report was released March 29 on the pros and cons of another expansion of the Austin Convention Center, constructed in 1992 and expanded in 2002. The University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development, a department of the School of Architecture, was commissioned by the City Council in 2017 to research and develop this feasibility study. Students conducting the study assessed what is going on in the city of Austin - what new buildings are being built and what transportation changes are to come - and compared that information to experiences of other cities. 

Ideas from the report were presented including to keep the facility as it is but allow two and a half blocks of private development alongside of it. Additional options included: 

- generated from a 2015 proposal that would include a new convention center west of Trinity Street, topped with a private mixed-use tower; 
- build a new facility west of Trinity Street with a few minor differences including more pedestrian space. The 1992 portion of the center would be demolished and replaced with a new facility, public space and private development; or
- expand west of Trinity Street while completely demolishing the existing facility east of the street.
ACC's Pinnacle Campus is up for sale
ACC Pinnacle Building
The Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees has approved a resolution declaring its Pinnacle Campus building as surplus property toward authorizing the college to put the building and 9-acre tract of land up for sale. The property sits on approximately 55 acres near the Y in Oak Hill in Southwest Austin. The remaining 46 acres, current green space, would not be available for purchase. 

The college closed the building at 7748 U.S. Highway 290 West last May to evaluate repairs and long-term plans. The building was built in 1984. The sales process is expected to take close to a year and revenue from the potential sale would be reinvested into the southwest region including the possible development of a new ACC campus on the property. Once bids are received for the property, the board could then evaluate its options and make a decision as to whether to accept a bid or develop a different plan for the use of the property.  
HHSC receives $84M to help attract/retain doctors
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has secured $84 million to help fund physician resident positions at public teaching hospitals in Texas. These dollars, through graduate medical education payments from Medicaid, are designated for non-state, government-owned and -operated teaching hospitals and will help expand the state's ability to attract and retain doctors. Texas pursued the funding for non-state, government-owned hospitals through a Medicaid state plan amendment submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in December. 

The dollars are primarily federal funds, with local governmental entities as the source of the non-federal share. Hospitals able to receive this new funding include Harris County Hospital District in Houston, Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, University Health System in San Antonio, University Medical Center of El Paso and the University Medical Center in Lubbock. 

HHSC also is pursuing similar funding for privately owned and operated teaching hospitals. Texas will submit its request for private hospital funding to the CMS this spring. The addition of private teaching hospitals, if approved by CMS, will lead to another surge of funds for Texas hospitals, up to $111 million in payments for the first year. Additional information on Enhancing Funding for Graduate Medical Education is available here.
Strategic Partnerships salutes Texas' Lone Stars
Dr. Courtney N. Phillips, Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services
Courtney Phillips

Career highlights and education: Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott in October 2018, I am honored to serve as the first woman appointed as the HHS executive commissioner in Texas. I appreciate the governor's faith in me to lead one of Texas' largest state agencies, consisting of 38,000+ employees and a consolidated $80 billion budget for the biennium. Our agency plays such a critical role in providing services to millions of Texans. For many, we are a lifeline or a chance for a much better quality of life.

I'm a Louisiana native from Port Sulphur. Prior to coming to Texas, I spent 12 years with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in a variety of roles giving me a well-rounded perspective on health and human services operations. After my time in Louisiana, I joined the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services as Chief Executive Officer. 

I earned a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and a Master of Public Administration, both from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To support my focus on efficient business processes, I also earned an Executive Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.  

What I like best about my public service: I've dedicated my career to public service. We are helping people change the trajectory of their lives. This involves helping people reach the futures they see for themselves, and for others, helping them see the potential and capabilities they have inside. When I first started, I had a "five/five/five" plan - five years in government, five years in the private sector and then five years in the nonprofit sector. I wanted to use this experience to figure out how to break generational cycles that can negatively impact lives. When I entered the public sector, I was quickly drawn to the mission of directly helping people live better lives. After many years in public service, I want to continue to help people and make a positive difference in their health. We had incredible successes in Louisiana and Nebraska, and I know we'll have even more here.  

The best advice I have received for my current job: People said, "Bless you. We'll pray for you. That's a big job." My 7-year-old son, who's remarkable and wise, had a few things to say about my new job. He wanted me to remember that I need to be mindful of how many hours I'm working - my work-life balance has to be in check with a little one running around - and I aim to spend every extra hour I have with him. He was rooting for me on confirmation day and wanted to know all about the Senate vote. He's bound for great things, and God gave him to me for a very special reason. He is my most important mission.

Advice you would give a new hire in your office: Remember why you joined Texas HHS. Remember how we feel when we're helping people. Even if you're having a bad day, remember there's someone we're helping who's having a worse crisis and really needs us. It's hard for people in crisis to see the way out, and our job is to guide them there. Treat everyone with kindness and respect. Say hello and be kind to everyone regardless of their job title.
 
If I ever had the opportunity to leave work early, I could probably be found: If I do try to exit the building at a reasonable time, I can usually be found in the parking lot, in my car, making calls, checking email and reviewing documents. It's a quiet, safe place to get a lot of work done with my windows rolled up. Exciting, right? That said, if I truly had an opportunity to leave early, I'd sneak off and do something with my little dude. We'd likely get ice cream or cookies and milk and hang out. Our most special time is when I get to tuck him in at the end of the day. He reads one book to me, and I read one to him, and very likely one of us is falling asleep.

People would be surprised to know that: People would probably be surprised to learn that although I'm a foodie from Louisiana, I'd be quickly voted off any cooking show. I'm also a die-hard NFL football fan, and it's probably not surprising that I'm a proud member of the Who Dat Nation. I love the Saints. I love to wear all the black and gold and tailgate with Louisiana staples like gumbo and jambalaya. It's pure fun.

One thing I wish more people knew about the Texas Health and Human Services: We have extremely dedicated team members who are here to serve and assist in any way possible, and we are committed to doing our best. We're taking the energy that's here and making it even better. Our HHS team works hard, and I'm excited about our path. We love what we do, and we truly believe in our mission. In this role, I strive to support our team, continue to improve our service to others and push us forward so we can help people live their best lives.
Wichita Falls reviews projects that would alleviate flooding
The drainage system for the Quail Creek area in Wichita Falls, which has 3,442 properties, needs to be updated. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) mapping of the area is outdated and the model needs to be adjusted to include additional improvements made since it was last mapped in the 1990s. A FEMA map of the 100-year and 10-year flood plains in the area was updated in 2010 with new data. 

Plans were presented recently to the City Council and 13 areas were deemed to have the best benefit for the cost. Improvements in the Quail Creek area will be about $15 million. When complete, these improvements will remove 86 properties from the flood plain entirely. The work will also take 109 properties out of the 10-year flood plain, $64 million in value, and help over-road flooding and safety. 

The timeline for the project over the next four years includes:
 
- 2019-2020: property acquisition, design and construction of a storage basin near the Transfer Station;
- 2020: removal of the dam at Sikes Lake;
- 2020-2021: a channel from Maplewood Avenue and Midwestern Parkway and Midwestern crossing work;
- 2022: a crossing at Kemp Boulevard and channel to Maplewood;
- 2023: a channel at North Quail Creek and culvert at Kemp; and
- 2024: a culvert at McNeil, channel and a basin at Fountain Park 

Construction of the detention basin near the transfer station will be the next project in the list and is set to begin in early 2020.
Projects proposed for I-35 in Georgetown
The Texas Department of Transportation held an open house Thursday for those interested in proposed changes to Interstate 35 in Georgetown. As part of the Austin District Mobility35 project, the plans include reconstructing the intersections at I-35 and Southeast Inner Loop and Westinghouse Road, improving the existing I-35 southbound frontage road from north of SE Inner Loop to Ranch-to-Market Road 1431, reversing entrance and exit ramps along the I-35 southbound frontage road between SE Inner Loop and RM 1431, and improving bicycle and pedestrian sidewalks and paths. 

The environmental study and schematic design are expected to be completed next winter. If approved, construction could begin in Spring 2023. Comments on the projects will be accepted by fax, mail or email through April 19. Links from the open house are available here.
Three appointed to SFASU Board of Regents
David Alders
David Alders has been reappointed and Judy Olson and Jennifer Winston have been appointed to the Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) Board of Regents for terms set to expire on Jan. 31, 2025. 

David Alders of Nacogdoches is president of Carrizo Creek Corporation, managing partner of Buck Bay Timber, Ltd. and manager of Caddo Farms LLC and Alders Enterprises, Ltd. He is a trustee of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, director of the Texas Forestry
Judy Olson
Association, vice president of the board of Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District and a charter member of the Region I Regional Water Planning Group board. 

Judy Larson Olson of Conroe is The Woodlands Market President of a bank. She is a partner in The Woodlands
Jennifer Winston
Area Economic Development Partnership and current chair of the Montgomery County CASA Board of Directors. 

Jennifer Winston of Lufkin is a former adjunct faculty member at SFASU and is a pilot, type rated in a jet. She is a board member of the Nacogdoches Co. Historical Society. Winston received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from SFASU. These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation. 
Four appointed to Texas Southern University Board of Regents
Pamela Medina, Albert H. Myres Sr., Jay S. Zeidman and Marc C. Carter have been appointed to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents. 

Pamela Medina of Houston is a trust and asset management officer for a bank. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Houston Estate & Financial Forum and the Greater Houston Partnership. 

Marc Carter
Albert H. Myres Sr. of Liberty is president and CEO of a diesel fuel additive manufacturer. He is a former senior executive with an energy and oil company. He was formerly appointed to serve on the Texas Southern University Advisory Committee and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. 

Marc C. Carter of Houston is an attorney and previously served as Judge of the 228th District Court for 16 years. Carter created and presided over the first Veterans
Jay Zeidman
Treatment Court in Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, United States District Court, Criminal Justice Act Panel and Houston Bar Association. 

Jay S. Zeidman of Houston is the managing director of a capital financing company for healthcare services and technology startups. He is a board member of Emancipation Park and is a former board member of The Small Business Advisory Task Force. These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.
Katy plans for prevention of future flooding
City officials of Katy are making plans to prevent another flooding episode like the one that occurred during the Tax Day Flooding in 2016 and Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Some of the water that contributed to the flooding came from the Barker and Addicks reservoirs, but most of the water came from the Cypress. Katy wants to add a watershed in Cypress to divert water from draining towards the direction of the city. 

On First Street, the city plans to lower the road, raise the curbs and gutters and raise the bridge to allow more clearance for debris so it won't build up and retain water. The city also has plans to add numerous smaller retention ponds throughout the area to alleviate flowing water.
City of Denton considers $190M bond election for November
Denton city staff have until August to decide what project proposals should be on a $190 million bond referendum in November. A few projects already under discussion include building and outfitting Fire Station No. 8 in southern Denton and adding a police substation in western Denton. Widening the lanes of several thoroughfares is also being reviewed. 

Denton's school district held a $750 million bond election in May of 2018 that resulted in approval by voters. The bond package was split into four sections - growth, aging facilities, career and technical education, and infrastructure and safety. The largest portion of the bond money - $483 million - went towards replacing and renovating older campuses within Denton.
Hays County considers changes to voting system
Hays County is joining other counties in deciding whether to switch out its voting machines to a paper receipt system, one that seems to be growing in popularity. Before changes could be implemented, the county would need to seek approval from the state. Currently there is proposed legislation at the capitol that could dictate which voting machines would be allowed on Election Day. 

In the meantime, the county's goal is to provide polling locations that any resident can vote at, regardless of precinct. To get the ball rolling on this Countywide Polling Place Program, county officials are looking to appoint a polling place committee that will be tasked with identifying the best locations for these centers. The county plans to implement countywide voting by the November 2019 elections, which would serve as a test run in anticipation for the 2020 election cycle.   
TxDOT receives $7M for truck parking availability system
The Transportation Department's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Monday awarded $53.2 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technology Deployment (ATCMTD) grants to 10 projects across the country. 

FHWA awarded nearly $7 million to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for the Interstate 10 Corridor Coalition Truck Parking Availability System. The truck parking availability detection and information dissemination system will be at 37 public truck parking locations from California to Texas and will make real-time parking information available to truck drivers and dispatchers. Truck drivers are only legally allowed to drive for 11 hours per day before they have to stop and rest for another 10 hours. FHWA's ATCMTD grant program funds early deployments of cutting-edge technologies that can serve as national models to improve travel for commuters and business. The administration evaluated 51 applications requesting more than $265 million.
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EVENTS CALENDAR
April 17 / Austin, Texas
The University of Texas (UT) at Austin and The UT System are hosting the annual Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Economic Opportunity Forum, "Open for Business Diversity." The forum will be held on April 17 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Lone Star Room at the Frank Erwin, 171 Red River St., Austin. 

HUB vendors are invited to meet and greet key purchasing personnel from some of the top spending departments at the university. This year's forum includes a "Co-Opportunities" panel from Buyboard, Premier, E&I Cooperative and The UT System Supply Chain Alliance. The panel will provide HUB vendors insider knowledge on group and cooperative purchasing organizations and contracting processes. Learn about essential steps to take for your company to get involved with these organizations and build essential business relationships. To register, visit here and look under "Upcoming Events." Please register by April 5 at 5 p.m.
June 12 & 13 / Georgetown, Texas
Plan to join the Texas K-12 Chief Technology Officers (CTO) Council in Georgetown for their Summer Clinic 2019! The event will be held at the Georgetown Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. on June 12 and 13. This annual event is the premier professional training conference for technology education leaders in Texas, bringing together leaders from around the state and the region to discuss pressing issues in education technology. 

This year the clinic will focus on building a "trusted learning environment," which includes physical, network and data security. Register for the event here.


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

Municipal leaders throughout the country are focusing lots of attention on convention centers. That's because convention-related business contributes millions to city coffers. Two years ago, communities in the United States with convention centers shared in $845 billion in revenue generated by the meetings industry along with $104 billion in tax receipts. New data shows a continual and significant upward trend since that time. 

As municipal leaders focus on what it takes to bring major revenue-producing events to their communities, the first requirement is almost always a large, conveniently located convention center. The second requirement is often a new hotel. 

Convention centers that were adequate in the past may no longer be attractive, efficient or adequate. As a result, city leaders are aggressively making plans to expand facilities to attract larger conventions. Others are planning renovations and upgrades or total replacements. 

Since 1969, the convention center needs of the city of Wichita, Kansas, were served by its Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. However, a decline in the number of conventions in the city is attributed to the size and age of Century II. A city-sponsored study estimated that a new convention center could result in millions of dollars in additional revenue for city coffers. 

Officials in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, are also exploring the possibility of building a new convention center after a recent feasibility study estimated that a center could have an economic impact of nearly $200 million over 10 years. Like most other cities facing budget constraints, Eau Claire is considering various funding options to build and sustain a convention center.  

In Sugar Land, Texas, city leaders are narrowing their search for a private-sector partner to collaborate on a convention center/hotel project. The city will select a private developer to build and operate a 50,000-square-foot convention center and a 350-room hotel. Sugar Land wants both to be located in the city's arts and entertainment district.  

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Truan named executive director of TBPG
Rene Truan
Rene D. Truan was recently named executive director of the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists (TBPG). Truan brings over 25 years of government executive leadership and business transformation experience to the board. Truan formerly served as the director and manager of the Office of the Inspector General for Texas Health and Human Services. Prior to that he was the deputy commissioner for the Permanent School Fund Income Program at the Texas General Land Office. 
 
The TBPG is governed by a nine-member board appointed by the governor and is responsible for the licensing and regulation of qualified Geoscientists engaged in the public practice of Geology, Geophysics or Soil Studies. 
$85M available for Low-No Bus Program funding
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invites eligible applicants to apply for up to $85 million in competitive grant funds through FTA's Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program

The Low-No Program helps project sponsors purchase or lease low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment or facilities. Complete proposals must be submitted electronically by May 14, 2019. The Notice of Funding Opportunity is currently available for public inspection in the Federal Register.


TWDB approves $15M loan for water treatment plant
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a loan in the amount of more than $15 million from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the Parker County Special Utility District to make improvements at its water treatment plant. 

The district supplies water to the rural areas of Brock, Dennis, Greenwood and an area near Millsap and Bennett, in Parker and Palo Pinto counties. The District will use the assistance to finance planning, acquisition, design and construction costs associated with water system improvements.
Coppell updates community on projets
The city of Coppell recently updated residents on projects that would be taking place within the next few years. In 2020, the Parks and Recreation Department will begin construction on the Parkway Boulevard Trail, which will extend north to south from Belt Line Road to MacArthur Boulevard and end at Deforest Drive. Renovations will be made around the perimeter of Duck Pond Park to fix erosion issues and the MacArthur Park playground will be replaced. Several general maintenance projects are in the works for the department including the replacement of park amenities and a scoreboard at Wagon Wheel Park. 

Construction on Airline Drive is expected to begin this year and will include concrete replacement, utility upgrades and sidewalk and drainage improvements. The design of several residential streets on the west side of the city, including Lakeshore and Spanish Moss Drives, is expected to begin during fiscal year 2019-2020.


Funding options discussed for updated sewer system
San Benito city officials are contemplating whether to fund an updated sewer system through a bond issue or by applying for funding from the Texas Water Development Board. 

In October 2012, the city entered into an agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to participate in its Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative program. This was the option chosen by the city if TCEQ waived fines that were implemented following a series of sewage spills near the Arroyo Colorado totaling 49,000 gallons from November 2009 to January 2010. The city has until March 2023 to make the upgrade.  
Corpus Christi names city manager finalists
The city of Corpus Christi narrowed down its list this week to four finalists for the city manager position. 

Harry E. Black is the founder and general manager of a management consulting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lee R. Feldman served from 2011-2018 as the city manager of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Samuel "Keith" Selman is currently serving as the assistant city manager and interim city manager for the city of Corpus Christi. Peter Zanoni is currently serving as the deputy city manager for the city of San Antonio. 

The city has been without a permanent city manager since May 2018, when Margie Rose resigned from the position. City Council members plan to discuss how to move forward with the interviews and to provide the opportunity for the community to meet with the candidates.  
Faseler announces retirement as Seguin city manager
Doug Faseler
Seguin City Manager Doug Faseler plans to retire in 2020 with his last day set for Jan. 31, 2020. Faseler joined the city of Seguin in 1996 as the director of utility operations and public works before being promoted within months to the assistant city manager. 

Prior to Seguin, Faseler worked in Live Oak from 1983 to 1996 where he served as a director of planning, assistant city manager and city manager. After city council bought out the contract of former City Manager Jack Hamlett, Faseler was appointed to the interim city manager position in 2005 and was later named city manager in January of 2006.
GOVERNOR'S APPOINTMENTS
Gov. Greg Abbott has announced the following appointments/reappointments from March 29 - April 4

Eric Hogue- Wylie, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf (reappointed)  
Angela "Angie" Ortiz Wolf- Dripping Springs, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf (reappointed)
Christopher Moreland, M.D.- New Braunfels, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf 
Shalia "Sha" Cowan, Ed.D.- Dripping Springs, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf (reappointed)
Shawn Patrick Saladin, Ph.D.- Edinburg, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf
Keith Sibley- Bedford, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf
David Saunders- Waxahachie, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf (reappointed)
Heather Withrow- Austin, Governing Board of the Texas School for the Deaf (reappointed)
Paula Anthony-McMann, Ph.D.- Tyler, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors Victoria Ai Linh Bryant, Pharm.D.- Houston, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Shannon Calhoun- Goliad, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors (chair)
Lourdes Cuellar- Houston, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Salil Deshpande, M.D.- Houston, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Emily Hartmann- El Paso, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Kenneth James- Volente, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Jerome Lisk, M.D.- Tyler, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Leticia Rodriguez- Monahans, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Jonathan Sandstrom Hill- Lakeway, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Siobhan Shahan- Amarillo, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Carlos Vital, M.D.- Friendswood, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors  
Calvin Green- Elgin, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Jeffrey Hoogheem- Austin, Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors
Robin Armstrong, M.D.- Friendswood, Finance Commission of Texas
Dean Rucker- Midland, Presiding Judge of the Seventh Administrative Judicial Region (reappointed)
Jacqueline L. Clark- Manor, State Independent Living Council
Pamela Clark- Richmond, State Independent Living Council  
Alex San Martin- Austin, State Independent Living Council 
Joe Rogers- Amarillo, State Independent Living Council 
Leah Beltran- Abilene, State Independent Living Council (reappointed)
Nancy Yuill, Ph.D.- Sugar Land, Statewide Health Coordinating Council 
David "Dave" Allen, D.N.P.- San Antonio, Statewide Health Coordinating Council
Chelsea Elliott- Austin, Statewide Health Coordinating Council  
Elizabeth Protas, Ph.D.- League City, Statewide Health Coordinating Council (reappointed)
Bailey Wynne- Dallas, Statewide Health Coordinating Council (reappointed)
Arvel "A.J." Waight Jr.- Willow City, Texas Racing Commission 
Robert C. Pate- Corpus Christi, Texas Racing Commission 
Michael "Mike" Moore- Fort Worth, Texas Racing Commission 
Shareefah Nadir-Mason- Dallas, State Board for Educator Certification
Tommy L. Coleman- Livingston, State Board for Educator Certification
Bruce Budowle, Ph.D.- North Richland Hills, Texas Forensic Science Commission (reappointed)
Nancy Downing, Ph.D.- Bryan, Texas Forensic Science Commission (reappointed)
Jasmine Drake, Ph.D.- Houston, Texas Forensic Science Commission (reappointed)
Patrick Buzzini, Ph.D.- Spring, Texas Forensic Science Commission


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JOB BOARD
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 Real Estate Commission- Program Supervisor V
  • Teacher Retirement System-Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Investment Manager
  • Texas Employee Retirement System- Executive Assistant Finance
  • Texas Education Agency- Contract Specialist III and IV
  • Office of the Texas Governor- System Analyst II
  • Teacher Department of Information Resources- Project Manager IV/Senior Project Manager
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts- Program Specialist III-IV Safe Deposit Box Analyst
  • Texas Department of Agriculture-Assistant Regional Director Regulatory
  • Texas General Land Office- Nurse IV
  • Texas Department of Public Safety- P&CS Supervisor
  • Texas Department of Motor Vehicles- JAVA Developer/Systems Analyst IV
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