THE GOVERNOR

Appointments

Appointments for November 10, 2017

Appointed to the P-TECH Advisory Council, for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Charles S. Cook of Flower Mound of Austin.

Appointed to the P-TECH Advisory Council, for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Angela I. Farley of Dallas.

Appointed to the P-TECH Advisory Council, for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Jose M. Gomez of El Paso.

Appointed to the P-TECH Advisory Council, for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Michael L. Reeser of Crawford.

Appointments for November 14, 2017

Appointed to the Public Utility Commission for a term to expire September 1, 2023, Arthur C. D'Andrea of Austin (replacing Kenneth W. Anderson, Jr. of Dallas whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Scott A. Brister of Georgetown.

Appointed to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Melissa C. Martin of Deer Park.

Appointed to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Elvira Reyna of Little Elm.

Appointed to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor, Todd A. Williams of Dallas.

Appointments for November 15, 2017

Appointed to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents for a term to expire January 31, 2019, Kenton E. Schaefer of Brownsville (replacing Barry E. Nelson of Dallas who is deceased).

Appointed to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents for a term to expire January 31, 2023, Karen G. Gantt of McKinney (replacing Ralph Clifford Todd of Carthage whose term expired).

Appointed to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents for a term to expire January 31, 2023, Brigettee Carnes Henderson of Lufkin (Ms. Henderson is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents for a term to expire January 31, 2023, Michael T. Mason of Dallas (replacing Kenton E. Schaefer of Brownsville whose term expired).

Appointed to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees for a term to expire August 31, 2023, Jarvis V. Hollingsworth of Missouri City (replacing R. David Kelly of Plano whose term expired). Mr. Hollingsworth will also serve as Presiding Officer.

Appointed to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees for a term to expire August 31, 2023, James D. Nance of Hallettsville (replacing Anita Ann Smith Palmer of Jacksboro whose term expired).

Appointed to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees for a term to expire August 31, 2023, Frances Sissney of Whitesboro (replacing Thelma Charleston of Houston whose term expired).

Appointments for November 16, 2017

Appointed to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2018, Leah K. Beltran of Abilene (replacing Richard Couder of El Paso who resigned).

Appointed to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2019, Thomas M. Bates of Monahans (replacing Karen Swearingen of Rowlett whose term expired).

Appointed to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2019, Colton J. Read of New Braunfels (Mr. Read is being reappointed).

Appointed to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2020, April Pollreisz of Amarillo (replacing Jimmy D. Batchelor of Cooper whose term expired).

Appointed to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2020, Wendy Wilkinson of Houston (replacing Lynne R. Richardson of Austin whose term expired).

Appointed as Ex Officio Non-voting Member to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2019, Keisha Rowe Nunn of Pflugerville (replacing Teresa Richard of Austin whose term expired).

Appointed as Ex Officio Non-voting Member to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2020, Debra A. Lyon of Austin (replacing Martha Bagley of Austin whose term expired).

Appointed as Ex Officio Non-voting Member to the State Independent Living Council for a term to expire October 24, 2020, Jonas E. Schwartz of Austin (Mr. Schwartz is being reappointed).

Appointments for November 17, 2017

Appointed to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire April 1, 2019, Thomas A. Reiser of Houston.

Appointed to the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors for a term to expire April 1, 2019, Douglas E. Walker of Beach City.

Appointments for November 20, 2017

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Kimberly N. Haynes, D.M.D. of College Station.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2019, Lois M. Palermo of League City.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2019, David H. Yu, D.D.S. of Austin.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Robert G. McNeill, D.D.S., M.D. of Dallas.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Margo Y. Melchor, Ed.D. of Houston.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2021, Michael D. Tillman, D.D.S. of Aledo. Dr. Tillman will also serve as Presiding Officer.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2023, Bryan N. Henderson, II, D.D.S. of Dallas.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2023, Lorie L. Jones of Magnolia.

Appointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners for a term to expire February 1, 2023, Jorge E. Quirch, D.D.S. of Missouri City.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Appointments

Appointments for November 21, 2017

Appointed to the State Cemetery Committee, for a term to expire February 1, 2023, James L. Bayless, Jr. of Austin (Mr. Bayless is being reappointed).

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3567

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Waller, Wharton and Wilson counties; and

WHEREAS, the disaster proclamation of August 23, 2017, was subsequently amended on August 26, August 27, August 28 and September 14 to add the following counties to the disaster proclamation: Angelina, Atascosa, Bastrop, Burleson, Bexar, Brazos, Caldwell, Cameron, Comal, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Jasper, Kerr, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Washington and Willacy; and

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2017, and October 20, 2017, I issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all counties listed above; and

WHEREAS, due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, a state of disaster continues to exist in those same counties;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby renew the disaster proclamation for the 60 counties listed above.

Pursuant to Section 418.017 of the code, I authorize the use of all available resources of state government and of political subdivisions that are reasonably necessary to cope with this disaster.

Pursuant to Section 418.016 of the code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency's emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster, I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed with the applicable authorities.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 19th day of November, 2017.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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