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Lone Star Legislative Summit Details
Posted 02 - 17 - 2010

updated 2-17-2010 3 pm.  

The third Lone Star Legislative Summit is set for February 17 and 18 in Nacogdoches, Texas.


The event kicks off with the Lone Star Reception on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel Fredonia.


Summit sessions begin with an early breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 18 on the second floor of the Stephen F. Austin State University Student Center. Sessions run through the afternoon.


Topics include Transportation, Education, Water Resources, and Property Rights.


Texas Governor Rick Perry will speak on legislative challenges and opportunities across Texas.


Texas State Rep. John Otto will give the breakfast keynote address. Otto is the Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and serves on the Appropriations Committee. He is widely acknowledged as one of the top budget experts in Austin.









U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert will highlight federal activity on healthcare, homeland security and other major issues during a luncheon keynote.


Rep. Wayne Christian and State Senator Robert Nichols are co-hosting the event and will welcome fellow legislators to their ‘home territory.’ Senator Nichols’ District 3 covers 16 East Texas counties. He is also a former TxDOT Commissioner.  Rep. Christian’s District 10 includes Nacogdoches, Shelby, San Augustine, Sabine and Jasper Counties.


The transportation discussion will be moderated by Senator Nichols and includes Texas Department of Transportation Assistant Director of Engineering John Barton and Rep. Allen Fletcher.  Rep. Fletcher’s District 130 covers part of Harris County. A law enforcement professional, Mr. Fletcher serves on the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and Urban Affairs Committee.


Chairman of the House Education Committee Rob Eissler leads a panel that also features Rep. Jim Jackson and Rep. John Otto.  Rep. Eissler’s District 15 covers part of Montgomery County. He was just named to the Select Committee on Public School Finance. Rep. Jackson’s District 115 covers part of Dallas County. He also serves on the House Education Committee. Rep. Otto’s District 18 covers Liberty, Polk and part of Montgomery County.


“Water, Water, Everywhere … is there enough to Drink?” is the title of a panel moderated by David Alders of Nacogdoches. Rep. Allan Ritter and Rep. Brandon Creighton will participate with Jerry Clark, executive vice president of the Sabine River Authority.  Joining the panel is water quality engineer Alan Plummer.  Rep. Ritter is the Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. His District 21 covers part of Jefferson County. Rep. Creighton also serves on the Natural Resources Committee. His District 16 covers part of Montgomery County.  An agribusinessman, Mr. Alders serves on the East Texas Region I Water Planning Group for the Texas Water Development Board. Plummer is the lead consultant for that planning group.


A panel on Eminent Domain will include Rep. Christian and Rep. Ritter.





Cost for the Wednesday reception is $25. Thursday breakfast is $15 and luncheon is $25.

A combination registration for all ticketed events is only $50.



The event is produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.

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