Archive for September, 2016

Speaker Larry McMannis, Economic Development

Posted by on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 in Blog

Larry McManus is with the Governor’s Office Economic Development and Tourism department. Before 2003, the Economic Development efforts were originally independently run and not part of the Governor’s office. After their efforts in 2003 to attract a Toyota plant in San Antonio, it was recommended they combine forces with the Governor’s resources. Since then, the department has grown into various divisions including the recent inclusion of the Texas Music Office and Women’s Commission.

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Diana Dukes, Capital Area Crime Stoppers

Posted by on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Blog

The guest speaker was Diana Dukes, Executive Director of Capital Area Crime Stoppers since 2001. Diana outlined the structure of how Crime Stoppers works noting that past Rotarian and KVUE GM Joe
Jerkins began the program in 1979! The three key areas are: 1. The Public 2. The Media and 3. Local Law enforcement.

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John Williams, Untold Story of the LCRA

Posted by on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 in Blog

Our guest, John Williams, presented us with the Untold Story of the LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority). John told us that the LCRA was created by the Texas legislature in 1934 to make the Colorado River valley
more productive. The agency focuses on flood control, power generation and recreation.

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