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Posted 01 - 14 - 2011

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The Chamber’s Government Affairs committee met with Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Wayne Christian to discuss Nacogdoches - SFA Days presented by Norbord Texas LP - Feb. 16 and 17 in Austin.

A reception for legislators, staff and agencies, hosted by the Chamber and SFA, is Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Austin Omni Hotel Downtown.

The community is invited to join the groups, and there are no charges for event admission. For more event schedule and accommodation information, go to 

Schedule of events for Nacogdoches-SFA Days

Wednesday February 16, 2011

Session One:  Briefing with elected officials in the Capitol.

2:00 -3:00 PM:                    Location: Capitol Extension Room E2.036 (note this room may change)

Topics and Speakers include:                                   

Texas Legislative Budget Update -  Senator Ken Armbrister: Legislative Director for Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Senate District 3 Update
-  Senator Robert Nichols

Texas House District 9 Update - Representative Wayne Christian

5:30 – 7:30 PM:                  Reception:  Omni Austin Hotel – Downtown, Location: 700 San Jacinto, Longhorn Room.

Co-Hosts: Senator Robert Nichols, Representative Wayne Christian



Thursday February 17, 2011

8:15 – 8:30 AM:                  Assemble at South capitol steps for group photo with elected officials.


8:30 AM                                Group photo op. with elected officials.


9:15  to 10:00 AM               Location: Capitol Extension Complex Room E2.036 (note this may change)

Topics and Speakers include:

Healthcare and Insurance Update - Kandice Sanaie, Texas Association of Business

Higher Education Legislative Update - Dominic M. Chavez, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board


10:45 AM:                            Assemble at 3rd Floor Rotunda – Capitol Bldg. to proceed to House Chamber gallery for public introductions. 

Will need to check to see if Senate will meet on Thursday, February 17.


10:45 – 11:30 AM:             House gallery for public introductions/recognitions by elected officials.

                                                Note: It is best to not bring extra items into the galleries.


NOON                                   End of official program. Visit elected officials offices on your own.

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