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Governor Abbott Names Lewis Chair of Texas Transportation Commission AUSTIN -- Governor Greg Abbott recently named Tryon Lewis chair of the Texas Transportation Commission for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The commission oversees the Texas Department of Transportation. Tryon Dexter Lewis of Odessa is a former State Representative from Texas’ 81st District, serving from 2008-2015. Prior to serving in the Texas Legislature, Rep. Lewis practiced law in Odessa from 1973-1984 with a primary emphasis on civil litigation. In 1985, Rep. Lewis took office as a State District Judge of the 161st District and served in that capacity until February of 2006, after which he returned to practicing law. During Rep. Lewis’ legislative career, he served as the LEWIS Chairman of the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee from 2013-2015 and was the Co-Chair of the Joint House Senate Committee on Judicial Selection in 2014. Rep. Lewis is currently a partner at Atkins, Hollman Jones, Peacock, Lewis & Lyon Law Firm.

Governor Greg Abbott Accepts Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup On Behalf Of State Of Texas AUSTIN -- Governor Greg Abbott recently accepted the 2014 Governor’s Cup, an award given annually by Site Selection Magazine to recognize the top performing state for capital investment attraction in a season that lasts all year. 2014 was the third year in a row and sixth year since 2004 that Texas has been honored with the award. “I’m honored to accept Site Selection Governor’s Cup on behalf of the people of Texas,” Governor Abbott said. “It’s no surprise Texas is again named the top state for the most new and expanded corporate facilities – this is the third year in a row Texas ranked #1 and the sixth time in the last 11 years. Unleashing the power of entrepreneurs and innovators and securing Texans’ freedom to aspire is the model of success for Texas, and I’m confident Texas will continue to lead the nation.”

Governor Abbott Statement On Tom Mechler’s Election As State Party Chairman AUSTIN -- Former Republican Party of Texas Treasurer Tom Mechler was today elected to serve as GOP Chairman following the resignation of former Chairman Steve Munisteri. Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement: “Cecilia and I extend our sincerest congratulations to Tom Mechler on his election to serve the state of Texas and the Republican Party as the next Chairman. Having faithfully served as the Party’s MECHLER Treasurer for many years, Tom will not only strengthen the Party, but he will help continue the momentum of our state’s Republican victories and preserve the very values that have made Texas the greatest state in the nation to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to working with Chairman Mechler and the rest of the Republican Party of Texas to ensure the future of our beloved state is even bigger, better and brighter than ever before.”

BEN HALL: “Our city should be very proud of the legacy that these young people are creating” HOUSTON -- Ben Hall recently spent time with two medical students – a young man, Saviour and a young woman, Uchechi, who came to share their road to tomorrow’s MATCH DAY with the listeners of KCOH’s Starting Point. MATCH DAY marks a pivotal point in a doctor’s career as this day dictates where he or she will begin to practice as a resident. “These amazing young people represent years of hard work and dedication. They as well reflect the diversity of Houston’s residents and the future of medicine…Our city should be very proud of the legacy that these young people are creating,” says Ben Hall.


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