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The 86th Legislative Session ended on May 27 and turned out to be one of the most successful sessions for the construction industry in multiple ways. Throughout the session, a total of 7,324 bills were filed by legislators with 1,429 bills passed into law. During the final week of the session, 1,000 of the 1,429 bills were approved. Click below for a brief summary of several of the new laws that will have an impact on TEXO members.
  
Seven awards are available for nominations and will be given out at the TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala on Thursday, Dec. 12, including: the Magnolia Award, the SIR Award, Safety Professional of the Year (General & Specialty), Superintendent of the Year (General & Specialty) and TEXO Craft Professional of the Year. We're looking for the best of the best, so take advantage of this great opportunity to recognize someone in the industry by nominating them for a TEXO Individual Award! Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24.
  
Excavators are an important piece of equipment in large construction projects. Excavators come in many different types and sizes. These machines are able to move huge amounts of earth quickly. Because of their size and power, strict safety measures need to be in place to avoid serious injury. Let’s review the safety guidelines for operating excavators, or when working near them.
   
Rental One
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
   
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Join us for an evening of fun, fundraising and networking on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at MYX Blend Bar in Dallas. Network for a cause with a portion of MYX's sales during the event being donated to Genesis Women's Shelter, whose mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for women who have experienced domestic violence, and to raise awareness regarding its cause, prevalence and impact. All are welcome, so register today! 
  
Seating is limited for these free classes, so register now! AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. Falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, especially among small businesses and businesses with Hispanic workers. In addition, fall protection violations continue to be among the most cited standards in the construction industry. 
 
  
OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.
  
Take some advice from etiquette expert Emily Post and learn how to use personal skills for professional success! This one-day workshop will help you develop and improve your etiquette, understand why it matters in business, and how it will set you apart! Join Liz Trocchio Smith, executive coach, author and speaker for a fun, interactive day learning the keys to success when you use the proper etiquette skills.
  
Join us Thursday, Sept. 26 at Fixture Kitchen & Social Lounge in Fort Worth for premier networking and industry relationship building. Pre-register until 2 p.m. the day of the event to save $20 off the walk-in price. Thank you to our title sponsor, Gray Reed. Our cocktail sponsorship is still available — contact Emily Baker at emily@texoassociation.org for more information.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 26 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fixture Kitchen & Social Lounge | 401 West Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
The 2019 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast. Please join us for an informal gathering to introduce you and your company. This breakfast is open to anyone interested in learning more about TEXO. We hope you will join us!
 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 1 | 8 - 9 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
   
Fee, Smith, Sharp, & Vitullo, LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
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Platinum Sponsor: Procore 
Gold Sponsors: Humphrey & Associates, Marek, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
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You can get the best 401k on the market. One hundred percent unconditional money back guarantee, superb investment options, award-winning customer service and significant fee discounts. For a free evaluation and a free compliance checkup of your current 401k, contact Steve Heussner — Steve@MogulWealth.com, 469-450-4663, or Kirk Quaschnick — Kirk@MogulWealth.com, 214-420-7152 and mention TEXO.

CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight, specialized loss prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz @ 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.

Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service.