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 The 83rd Legislature Sine Die on Monday, May 27, 2013

Click here for a full report on relevant rural legislation that was passed during the 83rd Texas Legislative Session.   Governor Perry  added Transportation Infrastructure to the special legislative session call on June 10th.

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Texas Department of Agriculture: Statewide Rural Advisory Council

ARCIT's main initiative of a Statewide Rural  Health and Economic Development Advisory Council was passed in the 82nd Special Session of the Texas Legislature.  The Council was placed in the TX Dept of Agriculture.  Appointments to the Council have been made by Agricultural Commissioner Todd Staples.  .

 

Composition of the new Statewide Rural Health & Economic Development Policy Council:

1 Rural County Judge
1 Rural Local Official
1 Higher Public Education Institute with a specialty in rural health and econ devo
1 Rural State Senator  
1 Rural State Representative
4 Public members with expertise in rural health care or economic development

 

*U.S. and Texas flags flying at the state capitol buildingal photo © Sarah (sarowen) on Flickr - noncommercial use 
 


ARCIT ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO ADVISORY COMMITTEES 

Rural Economic Development Committee

Jose E. Martinez
Jennifer Meyer
Kenny Watkins
Rex Klentzman
Dan Redd
Ken Knight
Sunny K. Philip
James Wise
Tony Guidroz
Roger Feagley
Rene Montalvo

Austin*
AEP SWEPCO*
Bleyl & Associates*
Bleyl & Associates*
Borger EDC
Flatonia
La Feria
Sweeny EDC
San Saba
Sulphur Springs/Hopkins Co. EDC
UT Pan American*

 

Community Development Advisory Committee
Kathy Keane
Mirenda White-Harris
Sam Watson
Sunny K. Philip
Tony Guidroz
Frances Jammer
Eden
Kerbow & Associates
Kermit City
La Feria
San Saba
Sweeny EDC


New members to the Local Official Advisory Committee to TCEQ  Welcome aboard!!

Jennifer Meyer AEP SWEPCO
Kenny Watkins Bleyl & Associates


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Note:  Advisor/Non-Voting Member

If you wish to serve on an advisory committee that meets in Austin at least twice a year with a minimum of one teleconference, email us at donna@arcit.org and let us know your interest!
 


ARCIT & the 83rd Texas Legislative Session

 As shared above in the Rural Bill Tracking Chart, ARCIT took a rural defensive posture during the 83rd Texas Legislature.   ARCIT is currently watching the 83rd Interim Committees and how they may affect rural communities. Watch for ARCIT's monthly Rural Legislative E- Alert to keep updated.    Together we make a strong team for Rural Texas!

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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ARCIT's Annual Summit November 6, 2014

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Hosts:   El Campo EDC, Gonzales EDC and Austin County 

 KEY NOTE SPEAKER:

State Representative Lois Kolkhorst sharing her insights into the upcoming 84th Texas Legislative Session

PLUS!

Come Speed Date with 10 Invited State Agencies!  

Topics Included:

  •  $ for Transportation Infrastructure
  • 10 federal/state agencies coming to YOU
  • TX Water Development Board & Water, Water, Water
  • Parks & Recreation Dollars
  • TX Rural Transportation Plan and Rural Texas   
  • And much more!

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 Interested in hosting a regional meeting? 

Each region helps to select the topics they would like to cover.  Contact the ARCIT Office today at donna@arcit.org!

 

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 Past Regional Summits

  The theme of State Agency Road Trips is what you  told us you wanted---so we brought state and federal agencies out to your region!

 

  Texas Department of Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Drew DeBerry shares at the Mt Vernon ARCIT/Texas Forest Trail Regional Summit

Would you like to help sponsor a meeting in your area?  You can contact ARCIT Executive Director Donna Chatham at donna@arcit.org for more information.  Together we are making a difference!

 


A RURAL TEXAS THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Grant Works, Inc.
Traylor & Associates, Inc.
BCL of Texas
Bleyl & Associates
Century Link
Kerbow & Associates
Langford Community Management Services
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
Oakridge North EDC

Public Management, Inc.
R
ussell & Rodriguez, LLP
Raymond K. Vann & Associates
Waste Management Inc.


Welcome New Members!

  • Berryville
  • Borger EDC
  • Boyd
  • City of Simonton
  • City of Wallis Development Corporation
  • Cleveland EDC
  • Comanche EDC
  • Crockett City
  • Development Corp. of Needville
  • East Bernard
  • East Mountain
  • Forsan
  • Goldsmith
  • Graham EDC
  • Ingleside
  • Jacksboro EDC
  • Oak Ridge North
  • Pettus MUD
  • Snyder
  • Waskom
  • Woodsboro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Association of Rural Communities in Texas
P.O. Box 200847
Austin, TX 78720-0847
ph 512.331.1354 fax 512.342.2408 donna@arcit.org