THE GOVERNOR

Appointments

Appointments for October 10, 2019

Appointed to the Texas Optometry Board, for a term to expire January 31, 2025, Judith Ann "Judy" Chambers of Austin, Texas (Ms. Chambers is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Texas Optometry Board, for a term to expire January 31, 2025, John Todd Cornett, O.D. of Amarillo, Texas (replacing Melvin G. "Mel" Cleveland, Jr., O.D. of Arlington, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Texas Optometry Board, for a term to expire January 31, 2025, Meghan A. Schutte, O.D., of Austin, Texas (replacing Virginia "Ginger" Sosa, O.D. of Uvalde, whose term expired).

Appointments for October 14, 2019

Appointed to the Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, for a term to expire July 6, 2025, Jeffrey D. "Jeff' Jacobs of Kaufman, Texas (Mr. Jacobs is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, for a term to expire July 6, 2025, Joshua A. "Josh" McAdams of Center, Texas (replacing David W. Koonce of Center whose term expired).

Appointed to the Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors, for a term to expire July 6, 2025, Kevin M. Williams of Orange, Texas (replacing Clarence "Earl" Williams, Jr. of Orange whose term expired).

Appointments for October 15, 2019

Appointed to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority for a term to expire February 1, 2025, Ashley M. Hunter of Austin, Texas (Ms. Hunter is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority for a term to expire February 1, 2025, Katherine B. "Kit" Whitehill of Coppell, Texas (replacing Linda W. Kinney of Comfort, whose term expired).

Appointments for October 22, 2019

Appointed to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees, for a term to expire August 31, 2025, Harry "Michael" Ball of Argyle, Texas (replacing Dolores Emilia Longoria Ramirez of San Benito, whose term expired).

Appointed to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees, for a term to expire August 31, 2025, David Corpus of Humble, Texas (Mr. Corpus is being reappointed).

Appointed to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees, for a term to expire August 31, 2025, Robert H. "Rob" Walls, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas (replacing Joe Colonnetta, Jr., of Dallas, whose term expired).

Greg Abbott, Governor

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Proclamation 41-3695

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:

I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that the severe weather event that began on October 20, 2019, has caused widespread and severe property damage, and threatens loss of life in Cass, Cameron, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Panola, Rains, Rockwall, Rusk, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a state of disaster in the previously listed counties.

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 21st day of October, 2019.

Greg Abbott, Governor

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