Sunday, September 24, 2006

Community and Civic Participation

Voting is a basic political act in a democratic society. It is the way we elect public officials, and it is the way that we ensure that those officials are responsible and held accountable once they takes office. Recently, a judge declared Missouri's new voter identification law unconstitutional because it required voters to show a federal or Missouri-issued photo ID at the polls, which is not free to obtain. To learn more read the New York Times' Editorial. Do your part to make your community’s voice heard! At TCJC we were able to register 2,000 new voters in 3 months! You too can find new eligible voters! Start with: Your family and friendsYour colleaguesYour neighborsTeensParentsSeniorsMembers of your church, synagogue, or place of worshipNew citizensFormerly incarcerated people For more guidance, view our Voter Participation Manual.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ann Richards, 1933-2006

Take a moment today to remember former governor Ann Richards, who died yesterday after a battle with cancer.

“She elevated our state from the Lone Star State to rock-star status. And thank God we all got to come along for the ride.”

Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, among many luminaries eulogizing former Texas Gov. Ann Richards at her funeral in Austin

AHMO Program for Austin TML 94th Conference

AHMO Program for Austin TML 94th Conference

Wednesday, October 25
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sponsor Appreciation
Meet, Greet and Eat Reception
Introduction and opening by Hon. Johnny Rodriguez, AHMO Executive Director, and Edwards Aquifer Authority, Director District 7, Bexar County, San Antonio

Welcome by Hon. Frank Estrada, Mayor Pro Tem, Lockhart and AHMO President and
Hon. Mike Martinez, Councilmember, Austin
Embassy Suites Town Lake, 300 South Congress, Austin (Presidential Suite, Suite 908)
For further information, contact Johnny Rodriguez, AHMO Executive Director at 210-849-0320, or e-mail him at

Thursday, October 26
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Introduction and Opening by Hon. Johnny Rodriguez, AHMO Executive Director, and Director District 7, Edwards Aquifer Authority, Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas

Welcome to Austin Texas! By Hon. Will Wynn, Mayor, Austin, and Hon. Mike Martinez, Councilmember, Austin
Welcome by AHMO President, Hon. Frank Estrada, Mayor Pro Tem, Lockhart,
Introduction and presentation of colors by U.S. Marines Color Guard, Austin Division.

General Session
9:45 am – 11:00 a.m.
Border Security and Local Enforcement
Hon. Jorge Guajardo, Consul General of Mexico, Austin Embassy
Joyce Wilson, City Manager, El Paso

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Lessons learned from the War on Terrorism and Issues Facing Soldiers in Today’s Army
Commander Captain John Gray, 603rd Transportation Company, Fort Polk, Louisiana
Video Presentation

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
AHMO Business Meeting
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Executive Board Meeting

Questions or comments contact AHMO Executive Director Johnny Rodriguez @ 210-849-0320 or email