The 2017 Winter Board Meeting is scheduled

board-meeting-image-3The 2017 Winter Board Meeting is scheduled and you can get your hotel room and register with the TGA.

 

Date of the meeting is:
January 19 & 20, 2017
Thursday – Committee Meetings and Golf
Friday – Board Meeting

To register with the TGA follow this link for the form

The Meeting will be held at:
The Embassy Suites Riverwalk
125 E. Houston Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78205

1-800-362-2779 Identify yourself with the Texas Gas Association (Code: TGB) to receive the special rate of $169.00+ for a single or double room.

Deadline for the hotel block is Wednesday, December 28. Book early, though, because the block is likely to sell out.

Reminder – The 2017 Scholarship Applications are available

Smiling Graduates with Diplomas surveyorThe 2017 TGA Scholarship applications are available.

As a reminder, those applications can be found on the Scholarship Web Site – www.tgasf.com

Go to the Scholarship Web Site and follow the links to the scholarship of your choice.

Be sure to read all the pages that lead to the application form to be sure you understand the requirements and are actually eligible for the scholarship!

The 2016 Transmission Roundtable was a phenomenal success

dscn6521The Transmission Roundtable is in the books and was an amazing success.

The attendance continued to be excellent, enough, in fact, to preclude the use of an actual round table configuration. Opening reception at the Mexican Manhattan, which gave the attendees a good taste of Tex-Mex in the San Antonio tradition; a day and a half of great presentations and networking and a great opportunity to talk about common concerns.

The agenda can be found here.

Photos of the roundtable can be found here.

Thursday Presentations can be found here, and

Friday Presentations can be found here.

Thanks to our sponsors:

  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Thigpen Energy
  • EGW Utilities
  • Texas811

Thanks also to our exhibitors:

  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Cobb, Fendley & Associates
  • EGW Utilities
  • Energy WorldNet
  • Heath Consultants
  • Lone Star 811
  • Magnolia River Services
  • N-Line/AWP Traffic
  • TD Williamson
  • Texas811

It’s a great day for the 2016 North Texas Golf Outing

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A great fall day!

Sunny in Carrollton!

Over a hundred participants!

Everyone’s out on the course, enjoying a great day of golf and supporting a great charity – The TGA Scholarship Fund.

An amazing lunch was provided by the Atmos Energy Big Tex Cookers, which was enjoyed by all.

The golfers have made the first turn and are on their back 9. When done, we will all meet in the pro shop to give out door and raffle prizes.

A heartfelt thanks to:

  • Rad Cook and John Paris of Atmos Energy
  • Phil Wiegers and Kelly Lawrence of EGW Utilities
  • Jim and Tracy Switzer of Can-Fer Utilities
  • Derrell Isenberg of Digco Utilities
  • All our gracious volunteers who helped with the logistics of the outing.
  • Golf hole sponsors
  • All our folks who provided door prizes. (We will be providing a complete list for their support.)
  • A special thanks to the Big Tex Cookers who started out this morning at 5:00 am to ensure the success of the outing.
  • Indian Creek Golf Club who provided raffle prizes.
  • And all the participants who made the outing a rousing success.

Keep an eye out on this site for the photos of the outing

Join us for the TGA Fall Board and Committee Meetings

board-meeting-imageThe TGA Fall Board and Committee Meeting is scheduled for October 20 and 21 in Corpus Christi.

Registration Form

Location:
The OMNI Bayfront Hotel

Schedule:

Wednesday, October 19
TGA Scholarship Committee Meets at 5:30
Hotel Common Area

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Thursday, October 20
8:00 – Continental Breakfast
8:15 – Committee Meetings
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11:00 Golf Registration and Lunch
Oso Beach Golf Club
11:00 Attendee Free Time
11:26 – Golf Tee Times Begin

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6:30 – Dinner at Landry’s
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Friday, October 21
8:30 – Continental Breakfast
8:45 – Fall Board Meeting Begins
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11:30 (at the latest) – Meeting adjourns

The Southwest Regional Gas Conference and Expo is next week

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The Southwest Regional Gas Conference in Rockwall is next week.

Join the Texas Gas Association, Southern Gas Association and the American Public Gas Association for a great lineup of training sessions offered here in Texas.

There are still hotel rooms available in the Hyatt, although the Conference rooms rates are gone.

With something for everyone from DIMPOLOGY 101 to Women & Leadership, don’t miss out on this great, local opportunity to boost your skills and knowledge. Register today!

 

Follow this link to the SGA registration page to sign up today!

Texas Gas Association Members, use this code for registration: SWRGC_TGA_MBR

For complete information including schedules, follow this link

You don’t want to miss this training.

The RRC Pipeline Safety Conference was a great success

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The RRC Pipeline Safety Conference held the week of August 23 was a rousing success!

There were over 300 attendees at the meeting listening to 21 speakers from the RRC, PHMSA and industry. the information was exceptional and everyone should have left with a better understanding of Pipeline Safety.

A chronological list of the speakers can be found here.

The Conference presentations can be found here:

The Texas Gas Association was honored and proud to coordinate the Conference

2016 Distribution Roundtable is next Wednesday

The 2016 Distribution Roundtable less than a week away!

If you’re going to register, today would be a great time to be sure you have all your credentials and materials when you arrive.

There are a few rooms available at the Embassy Suites, but the deadline for those is tomorrow! See below for reservation links.

Embassy Suites - San Marcos

Registration Materials:

Attendee Registration Form
Exhibitor Registration Form
Sponsorship Form

Date:

August 17 & 18th, 2016

Location:

Embassy Suites
San Marcos, Texas

Sign up for your room online at this link

or call the hotel at 512-392-6450, Use code TXG

Deadline for TGA room rate is August 9, 2016 or until the block sells out!

Agenda:

Wednesday, August 17

  • Commercial Driver’s License – Tom Hartman
  • PE Fusion/Cause of Failures – Mike Amador & Ford Femal
  • New Meter Reading Technology – Ford Femal
  • Addressing Gaseous Atmospheres – Jeff Henderson
  • Lone Worker Program – Doug Beck
  • Damage Prevention Update – RRC – Garrett Velardi
  • Texas Department of Motor Vehicles – Tammy Gomez

Thursday, August 18

  • Regulations – Brian Stiles
  • Distracted Driving – Jon Nixon
  • Line Locating – Advances in Line Locating – Ford Femal