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About Us We are STAT, the Science Teachers Association of Texas.

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STAT is committed to the enhancement of the teaching of science in Texas at all levels and in all science disciplines. For STAT Position Statements, go to: http://www.statweb.org/positions

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STAT is: o A statewide organization of elementary, middle level, and high school teachers, college educators, supervisors of science, and others dedicated to maintaining the highest levels of science and education in our schools. o A chapter of the National Science Teachers Association o Visit the NSTA site

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STAT seeks to: o Serve as a unified voice for the science teachers of the state. o Keep science teachers and other members informed about current trends in science education. o Provide opportunities for members to examine techonology, curriculum, materials, and services. o Inform members of local, state and national meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops related to sciences. o Cooperate with other science oriented organizations and teacher associations in the promotion of teaching of science.

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History: STAT, Science Teachers Association of Texas, was formally organized in 1957 during the 4th Annual Conference for the Advancement of Science & Mathematics Teaching (CASMT). STAT membership is now more than 7,000 strong!

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Calendar .........................................................................5 President’s Message ....................................................6 CAST TOUR 2013 Highlights .....................................8 STAT Legislative Day..................................................11 Rising Tides...................................................................14 STAT Award Winners ................................................20 STAT Officer Nominations ........................................22 TCES Updates ..............................................................24 Mini-CAST Schedules ................................................26 TABT Update ................................................................29 STAT Contacts ..............................................................34 Standing Committees Elected Officers Appointed Positions Affiliate Congress Texas State Board of Education

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2014 January Officer Nominations Due January 10, 2014

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This is our 10th year celebration!

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Greetings from President Burken Dear STAT Members,

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to All! What a great year this has been! Once again, the CAST conference was a huge success thanks to all the presenters, volunteers, and committee members. Members of the legislative committee have spent countless hours lobbying for our organization in both the state legislature and board of education. Our leadership conference in Galveston was well attended and praised. Committees have been working behind the scenes to increase membership and benefits for all. Would you like to be more involved with STAT and be part of the leadership team? The team works on behalf of the membership to further science teaching in our great state. You do not have to be a curriculum coordinator to be part of the team; you just need a strong commitment to science education. If you have a passion for science, then why not take the leap and join the team? The nomination process has already opened and will close on January 10, 2014.

items relevant to science instruction in Texas. Secondly, we will be holding our second annual Leadership Conference in Galveston in July. This is a great opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills and learn about STAT. Additionally, many Mini-CAST’s will occur. Be sure to attend one for great professional development. Finally, each of the STAT affiliate organizations will be holding professional development for members. Have a great holiday season. Remember to get plenty of rest, eat great food, enjoy your family, and do something nice for yourself. President Donald Burken president@statweb.org

Now it is time to start gearing up for next year. We have several professional development opportunities in store for you. In January, we will hold our second annual day at the Capitol. We will be talking to legislators regarding

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Go Backstage with Ward’s Science at CAST 2013

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Rising Tides... The Plus is Us! We’re here to connect you to superior science supplies, plus personalized support at CAST 2013.

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Meet the Scientists Behind the Products Discover the Ward’s Science Plus Us in person when you attend a Ward’s Science workshop at CAST 2013. You’ll learn new teaching techniques, experience innovative new products, talk science with our in-house experts, and much more! Ward’s Science CAST Workshop Schedule —Friday, November 8, 2013 8:30 am: Engage with Chemistry (presented by Pam Srinivasan) 10:00 am: Forensic Science: CSI for ELL (presented by Martha Lopez-Romero) 11:30 am: STEM on Wheels: TeacherGeek Rubber Band Racer (presented by Jill Lewis) 1:30 pm: Alternative Energy Gets a Lift from STEM: TeacherGeek Wind Lifts and Turbines (presented by Jill Lewis)

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3:00 pm: STAAR Energy Stations (presented by Deborah Linscomb) 4:30 pm: STAAR Energy Stations (presented by Deborah Linscomb) Location for all workshops: Room 371E, George R Brown Convention Center

Plus, visit us at Booth #617 to see in-booth product demos and enter to win science prizes! Learn more at wardsci.com/conference

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Rising Tides.. and Join Your Association by Chuck Hempstead

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e who coined, “Rising tides lift all ships,” may well have been talking about trade and professional associations. The vaunted individualism of Americans pulling themselves up by their bootstraps makes for romantic intrigue – the Every Man for Himself notion – but for large societal change it is more often the case that positive change occurs when we work together. Robert Putnam’s now-13-year-old book, Bowling Alone, questioning the death of membership organizations, gave up on us too soon. He points out that we are bowling more, joining leagues less. As America painfully and slowly crawls out of this recession, people are re-learning that they can Do Well by Doing Good, or at least that they enjoy hanging around with others who have similar interests. Cocooning is yesterday’s headlines. Festivals are proliferating. Obituaries contain proud paragraphs of active participation with others.

Of course, well before de Tocqueville, and originating in Medieval England, craftsmen would combine with their colleagues in Guilds, the good news being all would assist their sick and the families of their deceased, the bad news being each member would operate by the common agreements or they wouldn’t work long in that village. (Now we would ask the Legislature to require agency-monitored licensing and continuing education to maintain that barrier of entry, oops, I mean consumer protection.) Fast-forward to the American Industrial Revolution. It was no accident that amazing productivity growth created the world’s leading economy, inventiveness and manufacturing. The employees were treated as slaves. Against all odds, they unionized and forced society to adopt child labor laws, health and safety

When French politician Alexis de Tocqueville backed the wrong horse against Napoleon Bonaparte during the 19th Century, and presumably valued his head remaining on his shoulders, he decided it was time for an American vacation. Among his many writings was Democracy in America, which sharply contrasted our pre-Civil War pluralism with European aristocracies. He observed, “Americans of all ages, all stations of life, and all types of disposition are forever forming associations…In democratic countries knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge; on its progress depends that of all the others.”

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As society invested heavily in education, the recipients increasingly narrowed their identification of their live’s pursuits. One was no longer an engineer, one was a civil engineer specializing in pre-stressed concrete construction for industrial park development. And each one wanted to learn and share with other specialists in their new technologies. Why do you think so many state associations celebrated their golden anniversaries during this most recent transition to a new Century? Because they were all begun by the Greatest Generation WW II vets with their specialty educations. They couldn’t hang improvements and other employer account- out with their old high school buddies, battalion ability. Combining efforts with others of simi- pals, or university classmates but could share lar plight provided a measure of job protection common experiences with their fellow cuttingwhile “reforms” were pursued. edge, college-educated peers. That Industrial Revolution, of course, led to winning a couple of World Wars while intellectual and mechanical advances exploded. By 1945 and the GI Bill, as one university president recently said, returning veterans “had nothing better to do than go to college.”

We have examined the progress of trade and professional associations, but of course each of us collaborates with others on a variety of levels: Religious - “Different flavors of ice cream” Geographic - Neighborhood groups against incompatible land use Hobby - Quilting Club or City- sponsored softball league Political - Tea Party or Libertarian Philosophical - National Rifle Association or Taxpayer Research Educational - Charter Schools or PTA Medical - Cancer Research or the Ronald McDonald House Art/Musical - Symphony or Museum Professional - Architects, Bankers, Educators, Doctors….

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In fact, the proliferation of nonprofit organizations applying for tax exempt status has grown to create a full-time job for Congress and the IRS trying to identify abuses, which often may be in the eye of the beholder. We have seen that people do congregate with others of similar interests. The larger question is why, and how do they determine that they receive at least as much value as the resources they contribute (e.g., dues and meeting attendance)? In no particular order, I see the following reasons that people associate:

or small fish in a big or small pond. Feeling the pride of what your group makes happen. Communicating with others who generally agree with you (before going home to your teenagers). Allowing others to congratulate you about what you do well. 4. Change Policy. A lone woman shouting from the mountaintop may be a crackpot. A lone woman with a lapel pin (and maybe a PAC) espousing change at a podium is an opinion leader. With paid TV time, she may be an elected official. 5. Economies of Scale. Could one real estate broker establish a multiple listing service? Could one nurse convince a legislature to expand the scope of his duties? Could a strongwilled car dealer assure ethical practices statewide? Nope, but in cooperation with others it happens every day.

1. Self-Actualization. My mother would say, “Only the successful people attend their high school reunions.” At some point, many of us realize that we are either so blessed (or so personally talented) that we’ve taken care of Maslow’s other hierarchy of needs. It is rewarding to “give back” – or pay forward – to the community or profession or interest group that we have been part of through our success. Group participation allows us to improve the playing field for those following us. 2. Career Development. Networking. Continuing education. Learning from those more experienced. Exposing oneself to winners in a position to advance one’s career. Finding that mentor. Finding that next boss! Finding people who will buy your stuff (literally and figuratively). Being the first kid on your block to know the news, then figuring out how to capitalize. 3. Affiliation. Being part of a larger universe. Enjoying the satisfaction of being a big

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Among the many services provided to members by associations and similar groups, government relations is the one in which I have spent the most time. I once testified at a hearing of a state senate committee during which one senator asked each witness the number of association members we represented. When it was my turn, he said, “Remember, Chuck, last liar loses.” The message was clear to me: too many of us, claiming to represent the views of different groups with a very homogenous constituency, were advocating for the same position. Yet the memberships of these groups seemingly believed so strongly in the value of their specific slice of their occupation that parallel efforts existed. The moral of the story is that civilized individuals continue to gather together for mutual benefit. It’s like a baseball game – you can’t boo the ump unless you buy the ticket. When you’re in the ballpark, everyone might not agree with you, but you are part of making history, not just reading tomorrow’s box scores.

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Elementary - Outstanding Science Teacher Lisa Stewart Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary, Beaumont ISD

Middle School - Outstanding Science Teacher

Dana Northern Drew Intermediate School, Crosby ISD

High School - Outstanding Science Teacher Deborah Armstrong Fruitvale High School

Distinguished Leadership in Science Award

Rick McDaniel McKinney ISD

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Mary Kay Hemenway McDonald Observatory, The University of Texas at Austin

Virginia Woods Award Sandra West Texas State University

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Nominations for STAT Officers for 2014-2015 The STAT Nominating Committee is seeking the help of STAT members and other Texas science educators to identify potential candidates for its slate of officers for 2014–2015. Offices to be filled in the election are listed below. Each officer serves as a voting member of the STAT Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Serving on the STAT Executive Committee takes commitment and dedication. With over 6,500 members, STAT truly represents all science teachers in the state of Texas, and advocates for its members on the local, state, and national level. We are looking for officers from diverse backgrounds with the strong leadership skills, scientific knowledge and confidence to speak about issues in their area. STAT officers must be willing and able to attend four regularly scheduled board meetings, as well as other meetings as necessary. President-Elect (to serve as President from June 2015–2016 and Past President from June 2016–2017) Assists with conference planning, serves as chief executive officer in the absence of the STAT President. Three year term. Vice President Chairs Membership Committee. One year term. Treasurer Serves as chief financial officer, supervises financial transactions, maintains accurate financial records, and provides monthly financial reports to the STAT Board of Directors. One year term. Secretary Keeps accurate minutes of the STAT Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings, provides a regular reporting of the minutes to the Board, and writes correspondence as directed by the Board. One year term. Member At Large (3) Performs ad hoc responsibilities at the discretion of the President. Please consider nominating yourself or someone else for one of these offices. Nominations are open to STAT members only. The duties and responsibilities of an officer of STAT require attendance at the annual Conference for the Advancement of Science Teachers (CAST), which is held in the fall, and four (4) STAT Board of Directors meetings throughout the year.

Please submit all materials in one email by January 10, 2014 to stat@statweb.org The Nominating Committee must receive the following information by January 10, 2014: 1. Signed Acceptance Form 2. One letter of support from a STAT member in good standing

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3. A biographical sketch of approximately 300 words, which may include: Degrees, Summary of professional teaching experience, District, regional, state, and national professional involvement, STAT activities, Special honors or awards, Other professional involvement 4. Position statement: Please describe in 300–500 words a position statement for consideration by the Nominating Committee. If you are nominated, this statement may be printed in the balloting materials. Your statement may include any or all of the following: - your reason(s) for seeking an office in STAT and related qualifications - your goals for STAT in its service to science teachers - your philosophy of science education - your position on one or more science education issues 5. Signed Administrator Sign Off Sheet

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Texas Council of Elementary Science (TCES) Update Attention Science Teachers (K – 8th Grade): Register Now! Early Bird Registration ends Tues. Dec. 31st!

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Texas Council of Elementary Science Presents the: 16th Annual TCES Science Leadership Symposium TCES is STEM – tacular Friday, January 17, 2014 – January 19, 2014; (starts at 7:00 pm on Friday and ends at 3:00 pm on Sunday) •WHAT: The Texas Council of Elementary Science will hold its 16th Annual TCES Science Leadership Symposium, featuring guest speaker Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez, a full day marine science excursion including a collecting expedition on the Laguna Madre with a visit to Sea Turtle Inc. and a dissection, a 2 hour make–and–take session, and STEM workshop sessions on Sunday. Presenters include popular science vendors and organizations, and science specialists. •WHEN: 17th - 19th of January, 2014 - , from 7:00 p.m. (Friday) to 3:00 p.m. (Sunday) Registration is from (3:00pm-6:45pm on Friday) •WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island| 7010 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas 78597, 956-761-8700

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This is our 10th year celebration! Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Site: Port Arthur Memorial High School 3501 Sgt. Lucien Adams Dr. Port Arthur Texas 77642 Time: 7:30-3:30 Our wiki space page: http://area5minicast.wikispaces.com/

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Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014 Site: Grand Prairie High School 101 High School Dr. Grand Prairie, Texas 75050 Time: 8:30-3:45

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Date: February 15, 2014 Contact: Kristen Hillert, kristen.hillert@esc13.txed.net

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Date: June 10 2014 : “Peace, Love and Science” Contact: Lola West, lola.west@esc16.net

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With TI, you can now offer every student a one-to-one learning experience, every day of the year, from middle grades to high school. TI offers free classroom activities for Life, Physical and Earth Sciences as well as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. TI-Nspire™ CX handhelds support nearly 60 Vernier Software & Technology™ sensors for data collection in the field and lab. And the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ classroom management tools enable formative and summative assessment by providing visibility into students’ learning. TI-Nspire™ CX handhelds also are permitted on many college entrance and AP* science exams. Visit education.ti.com/go/science.

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Texas Association of Biology Teachers presented awards to Leah Feist and Anne Gill at its luncheon in conjunction with CAST. Leah, a biology teacher at Bremond High School, won the TABT Excellence Award. Anne, an AP Biology teacher at Cy-Fair High School won the Texas Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Both teachers received cash awards from TABT. At the annual meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers in Atlanta, Anne also received a microscope at a luncheon in honor of the OBTA state winners.

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Anne Gill Leigh Feist As a means to connect its membership, TABT maintains a group page on Facebook. Anyone can access the page (https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/202833899846632/), but only TABT members may post to the page. TABT continues to send to weekly emails to its membership. The TABT Update and URL of the Week is a compilation of professional development opportunities, student opportunities, and news in Texas. It also features a summary of an article from Nature and one from Science each week, as well as a website that is useful to biology teachers. The second email is the TABT Article of the Week and contains a research article that focuses on biology content. TABT has reciprocal relationships with several NABT affiliates who often share TABT content with their members. This summer TABT will sponsor a trip to Nicaragua. The country has a high biodiversity, an amazingly high percentage of preserved areas and a developing tourist industry. Participants will receive continuing professional education hours. Interested STAT or TABT members – or those interested in becoming TABT members – may contact TABT’s computer records clerk, Alton Biggs (altonb@ix.netcom.com), for more information.

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It’s one thing to cover the TEKS. It’s quite another when students discover them!

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Each FOSS Texas investigation is designed to provide multiple exposures to all of the TEKS, using engaging strategies that center on active investigation.

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It works. FOSS is extensively field-tested and reflects current research.

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STATellite Newsletter Summer 2013 STAT1308

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CAST 2013 Attendees, The handouts from CAST 2013 are now available for those who have completed the post-CAST survey. If you did not receive your survey and would like to complete one to receive the handouts, contact stat@statweb.org.

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Meet Go Wireless Temp from Vernier ™

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STAT Standing Committees Calendar

President’s Message

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Awards Committee Chair – Ross Ann Hill rahill@idalouisd.net

Nominations Committee

Chair – Sharon Kamas skamas@crosbyisd.org

Membership Committee

Chair – Patsy Magee pmagee@beaumont.k12.tx.u

Legal/Legislative Affairs Committee

CAST Committee

Chair – Mathew Wells mathew.wells@cfisd.net

Finance Committee

Chair – Jo Anne Jackson jjackson@lubbockisd.org

Chair – Sandra West sw04@txstate.edu

Policy & Procedures Committee Chair – Melana Silva melana@statweb.org

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STAT Contacts Calendar

President’s Message

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STAT Office Mailing Address: 5750 Balcones Dr., Ste 201 Austin, TX 78731 Phone: (512) 491-6685 Fax: (512) 873-7423 www.statweb.org stat@statweb.org

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Elected Officers President: Donald Burken (713)-251-2499 president@statweb.org

Past President: Sharon Kamas (281)-328-9200 ext. 1234 pastpresident@statweb.org

President-Elect: Melana Silva (713) 723-0273 presidentelect@statweb.org

Treasurer: Jo Anne Jackson (817) 305-6741 treasurer@statweb.org

Vice President: Mathew Wells (806) 677-5187 vicepresident@statweb.org

Secretary: Kiki Corry (806) 766-1162 secretary@statweb.org

Members At Large: Becky Lindsey Laura Lee McLeod Kara Swindell

becky@statweb.org laura@statweb.org kara@statweb.org

Executive Director:

CAST Meeting Planner

(512) 491-6685 stat@statweb.org

(512) 491-6685 registration@statweb.org

Chuck Hempstead

Assistant Executive Director: Lauren Swetland (512) 491-6685 lauren@statweb.org

CAST Exhibits Manager & Advertising Manager: Frank Butcher

(281) 424-1230 frank.butcher@comcast.net

Ame Petry

TEA Representative: Irene Pickhardt Curriculum Division

(512) 463-9581 irene.pickhardt@tea.state.tx.us

STATellite Submissions: (512) 491-6685 publications@statweb.org

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Affiliate Congress Calendar

ACT

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TABT

Texas Association of Biology Teachers Mark Storey

ISEA

Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas

Informal Science Education Association

Jamie Flint

Amy Moreland

jamie.flint@springbranchisd.com

amoreland@austin.utexas.edu

TAEE

TCES

Texas Association for Environmental Education Lisa Brown

Texas Council of Elementary Science Susana Ramirez

Mark.Storey@texarkanacollege.edu

lob002@shsu.edu

justsciencemaniacs@live.com

TESTA

TMEA

TSAAPT

Texas Earth Science Teachers Association

Texas Marine Educators Association

Lexy Bieniek

Marolyn Smith

lexyb@consolidated.net

marolynsmith@yahoo.com

Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers Paul Williams

pwill@austincc.edu

TSELA

Texas Science Education Leadership Association Kenn Heydrick

president@tselaonline.org

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Calendar

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Texas State Board of Education SBOE District 1 - Martha M. Dominquez P.O Box 960543 El Paso, Texas 79996 (915) 373-3563

SBOE District 2 - Ruben Cortez, Jr.

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735 Habana St. Brownsville, TX 78526 (956) 639-9171

SBOE District 3- Marisa B. Perez

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P.O. Box 276406 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 317-4651

SBOE District 4 - Lawrence A. Allen, Jr. 2130 Vermillion Oak St. Fresno, Texas 77545 (713) 203-1355

SBOE District 5- Ken Mercer P.O. Box 781301 San Antonio, TX 78278-1301 (512) 463-9007

SBOE District 6 - Donna Bahorich

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P.O. Box 79842 Houston, TX 79842 (832) 303-9091

SBOE District 7 - David Bradley

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2165 North Street Beaumont, TX 77701 (409) 835-3808

Barbara Cargill, Chair Thomas Ratliff, Vice Chair Mavis B. Knight, Secretary

SBOE District 10 - Tom Maynard

P.O. Box 2885 Georgetown, Texas 78627 (512) 763-2801 (512) 532-9517 fax

SBOE District 11 - Patricia Hardy 900 North Elm Weatherford, TX 76086 (817) 598-2968 (817) 598-2833 fax

SBOE District 12 - Geraldine Miller

1100 Providence Tower West 5001 Spring Valley Road Dallas, Texas 75244 (972) 419-4000 (214) 522-8560 fax

SBOE District 13 - Mavis B. Knight 6108 Red Bird Court Dallas, TX 75232 (214) 333-9575 (214) 339-9242 fax

SBOE District 14 - Sue Melton 101 Brewster Waco, TX 76706 (254) 749-0415

SBOE District 15 - Marty Rowley

P.O. Box 2129 Amarillo, TX 79105 (806) 373-6278 (806) 220-2812 fax

SBOE District 8 - Barbara Cargill 61 W. Wedgemere Circle The Woodlands, TX 77381 (512) 463-9007

SBOE District 9 - Thomas Ratliff P.O. Box 232 Mount Pleasant, TX 75456 (903) 717-1190

Need to find your state legislators? Search by zip code at:

http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us

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Calendar

President’s Message

Want to be published? Email us your letters and articles! STATellite Due Dates

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