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You’re Invited: Livestream Watch Party At TSLAC on Tuesday, November 13th

2018 November 1
by Cindy Fisher

Shape of Texas made up of small people

Jacob Villanueva/The Texas Tribune

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites you to our livestream watch party of the Texas Tribune’s Future of Rural Symposium on Tuesday, November 13th. If you’re not holding your own watch party, come watch it here with TSLAC staff at 1201 Brazos Street in the Tocker Learning Center from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

We’ll be livestreaming the event all day, so check out the schedule (below) and come for as much or as little time as you’d like. There will be treats and coffee and a bring-your-own brown bag lunch time discussion during the afternoon. We’ll have some low-key interactive ways to participate in addition to viewing the livestream. This is a unique opportunity to look at these important issues with fellow librarians – we hope you’ll join us!

9:15-10:05 a.m. Educating the Next Generation

  • Kim Alexander, superintendent of the Roscoe Independent School District
  • Jimmie Don Aycock, former state Rep. and former chair of the House Public Education Committee
  • Sylvia Leal, senior program officer for Education and Economic Development at the T.L.L Temple Foundation
  • Cheryl Sparks, president of Howard College
  • Moderated by Alana Rocha, multimedia reporter for The Texas Tribune

10:15-11:05 a.m. Investing in Infrastructure

  • Will Conley, chairman of CAMPO and a former Hays County commissioner
  • State Rep. Ben Leman, R-Anderson, and former Grimes County judge
  • State Rep. Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria and chair of the House Transportation Committee
  • Bill Stockton, executive associate agency director for the Interdisciplinary Research Group at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Moderated by Brandon Formby, urban affairs reporter for The Texas Tribune

12:45-1:35 p.m. The View from Rural Communities

  • Donnie Allred, Oldham County judge
  • Shelley Brophy, mayor of Nacogdoches
  • Alma Moreno, San Patricio County commissioner
  • Ramiro Rodriguez, mayor of Palmhurst
  • Moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune

2:25-3:15 p.m. Building an Economic Future

  • Becky Garlick, executive dean of Blinn College
  • Arleene Loyd, executive director of the Gainesville Economic Development Corporation
  • Joe Outlaw, professor and extension economist in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University
  • Ines Polonius, CEO of Communities Unlimited
  • Moderated by Alana Rocha, multimedia reporter for The Texas Tribune

3:25-4:15 p.m. Ensuring Rural Health

  • John Henderson, president and CEO of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals
  • Susan Rushing, CEO of Burke
  • State Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown
  • State Rep. J.D. Sheffield, R-Gatesville
  • Moderated by Marissa Evans, health and human services policy reporter for The Texas Tribune
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