Plans for the 44th Annual Texas Legislative Conference are underway following the joint meeting of the conference committees in Austin Nov 4. A 2010 Texan of the Year was selected as well as conference topics. Arrangements Chair Carter Casteel presided at the meeting. Topics selected included a media pundits panel on the March Primary Results, the economy, and immigration. Conference registration will be more electronic than ever before with thousands of past attendees email addresses captured over the years. Stay Tuned! Visit www.txlegislativeconference.com or follow the conference on Twitter , Facebook , and LinkedIn.
Larry Alexander, Chair of the Chamber's Transportation Committee, was invited to take a Union Pacific train ride from San Antonio's Sunset Station to the north commuter rail station near Highway 183 on Austin's north side. More than 50 people met for the ride that took interested commuters along tracks going through New Braunfels, Kyle, Buda, and Austin. The purpose is to give citizens a sense of what and where the commuter rail will handle and the possible route. After arriving in Austin the riders could continue on to Taylor or return to San Antonio.