You should have been at the Distribution Roundtable!

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As you can see from the photos  the attendance The 2015 Distribution Roundtable is underway and is excellent so far!is great and we have excellent participation by our associate membership, with 15 exhibitors present.

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  • Cobb, Findley & Associates
  • EGW Utilities
  • Energy Worldnet
  • Gajeske, Inc.
  • Green Equipment
  • Heath Consultants
  • Industrial Training Services
  • K2 Controls
  • Lone Star 811
  • Magnolia River Services
  • Propipe
  • Texas 811
  • TRF Energy Solutions
  • USIC Locating Services

Thanks to our event sponsors:

  • Digco Utility Services
  • West Texas Gas

The Distribution Roundtable is this Wednesday!

Distribution Roundtable - croppedThe 2015 Distribution Roundtable is this Wednesday and Thursday!

Beginning on Wednesday, August 12 at noon and continuing Thursday, August 13.

The meeting is in San Marcos at the Embassy Suites

It’s not too late to register, but the deadline is quickly coming!

Use this link to download the registration form.

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The roundtable will have great presentations, a fantastic opportunity to interact with others in the distribution community and we will also have 14 exhibitors, showing the latest and greatest products and services.

Join us in San Marcos!


Event Sponsors – Digco Utilities and West Texas Gas

Exhibitors –

  • Cobb, Fendley & Associates
  • EGW Utilities
  • Gajeske, Inc.
  • Green Equipment Company
  • Heath Consulting
  • Industrial Training Services
  • K2 Controls
  • Lone Star 811
  • Magnolia River Services
  • Texas811
  • TRF Energy Solutions
  • USIC Locating Services

Eagle Ford Safety & Equipment Rodeo Roundup

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015 from 9 AM – 2 PM
Pearsall Lions Club, 433 County Rd 1056, Pearsall TX 78061

You and your employees are invited to the 2nd Annual Eagle Ford Safety & Equipment Rodeo Roundup to network with utility, pipeline, oil & gas, municipal, county, and construction personnel from across South Texas. Take full advantage of this event at NO COST and participate in hands-on equipment demonstrations, get free safety training, and compete in our Backhoe Rodeo for cash prizes! Enjoy Texas Style Cuisine & experience the famous 8’ wood fired pizzas baked on site by Dirt Road Cookers.
Loads of Door Prizes, including Yeti coolers, given away every hour on the hour. Portions of this event will be available in Spanish. **Este evento estará disponible en español**

8:30 AM                                   Doors Open/Registration/Vendor Visits

9:00 AM – 1:45 PM                   Indoor Safety Presentations

9:00 AM – 1:45 PM                   Outdoor Safety & Equipment Demonstrations

2 PM                                        Grand Prize Drawing


Visit the Roundup Website for updates and event details or contact Doug Meeks at 512-963-0034 or

2015 Distribution Roundtable is coming up!


The 2015 Distribution Roundtable is coming up before you know it!

The Roundtable will be held in San Marcos this year, on August 12 & 13, 2015.

The deadline for the TGA Suite of rooms at the Embassy Suites is July 22, but the block may sell out before that date
Make your reservations now, before you forget.

Call Embassy Suites:
(800) 362-2779 or
(512) 392- 6450

Ask for TGA Rate of $125.00
Want to reserve your room at the Embassy Suites online? Follow this link

Map to the Embassy Suites

Do it today!!

The agenda is being finalized, and includes the following topics:

  • New Leak Survey Technology – The Picarro System
  • Work zone safety and Permits – TxDOT
  • Documenting non-locatable gas lines
  • Public Awareness and Inspections – RRC of Texas
  • “What to do when OSHA shows up on your job site.”
  • Atmospheric Corrosion Challenges
  • Commercial Driver’s License – Training issues.
  • Cross Bore Solutions (Panel)

This year’s roundtable will start at noon on August 12 and end at noon on August 13.


2015 RRC/PHMSA Training Seminar is coming soon!

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The 2015 RRC/PHMSA Training Seminar is scheduled and is just around the corner.

You can make your reservation at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk in San Antonio now, just follow this link!

You can also register at this time. Use the two links below as you need:

The working agenda for the Training Seminar:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
(Natural Gas Only)

Welcome and Introduction of RRC Personnel
192 and Advisory Updates
Navigating the Code
Back to Basics
(Personal Protection Devices)
(Drug and Alcohol Requirements)
O & M Requirements (plus all written procedures)
Class Location Surveys
DIMP lessons learned
Odorization Issues
TIMP requirements and lessons learned
Plastic Pipe Update
Control Room Management

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
(Natural Gas and Liquid Common Issues)

Pipeline Safety Act Re-authorization
Damage Prevention Update
One Call Panel
Damage Investigation and Investigative Photography
Emergency Plans
T-4 Permitting
Public Awareness Update
San Bruno and Beyond

Thursday, September 17, 2015
(Liquids only)

195 and Advisory Bulletin updates
Navigating the Code
House Bill 2982 Update (Gathering lines)
TIMP for Liquids including lessons learned
Session ends at noon

Discounted Rate for O & M Conference Registration ends May 4!

The “Early Bird” discounted registration time for the 2015 Operations and Management Conference in Galveston has ended.

If you are planning on attending the 2015 Operations and Management Conference, now is the time to register. Beginning May 5, the registration fee will become $345 for members attendees, exhibitors will become $680 and $445 for non-member attendees.

This is going to be a great meeting with an excellent lineup of speakers and presenters and it also is a great opportunity for a mini vacation with your family.

Register today!
Use these links to download registration forms and information:

Link to attendee registration form
Link to exhibitor registration form

Golf Hole sponsorship form
Link to Event sponsorship form
Link to convention Hawaiian shirt order form
Exhibitor Guidelines
Convention tote bag advertising form

Reminder – Valve Maintenance Class in Pearsall – May 13, 2015

Pearsall, Texas
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration Form (follow this link)

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Learn Basic lubrication techniques for pressurized and non-pressurized valves under pressure, fittings, tools and adapters necessary to conduct proper valve maintenance, loading, using and maintaining valve lubrication equipment, reading and interpreting the pressure gauge, your communication link to the valve, and types and amounts of lube sealants and valve cleaners required for various valves and conditions (applications).

This presentation will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to conduct valve maintenance procedures as required by Federal Regulations.

Instructor: Chad Niesner of DUALCO, Inc.

Where: Pearsall Library, 200 East Trinity, Pearsall, Texas 78061

Map to the Pearsall Library

Directions: Coming from San Antonio, take Business 35 to Pearsall. Go right on trinity, the library
will be on your left. Go to the rear of the building and enter from the back.

Pearsall Lodging (follow this link):


Fee:     TGA Members -$35 per person.             Non-members – $75 per person.                 Lunch included

The Spring Board and Committee Meeting is this week!


The Spring Board and Committee Meetings are this week at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas. 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554 Map

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The Scholarship Committee and Board meets on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:00 PM in the restaurant area of the Hotel

The Committees meet on Thursday Morning at 8:30 AM (Coffee and Pastries at 8:00 AM) In Salon D of the Hotel.

Golf at Moody Gardens Golf Club Thursday Afternoon – 1700 Sydnor Ln, Galveston, TX 77554 Map

Reception and Dinner at Landry’s Restaurant on the Seawall at 7:00 PM – Map

The Board Meeting will be Friday Morning at 8:30 AM (Coffee and Pastries at 8:00 AM) in Salons A, B, C & D.

If you are planning on Dinner, you must Fill out this form, and email to the TGA by Tuesday!

See you in Galveston!