Welcome to the Lone Star Legislative Summit
We have all often heard it said -- it's hard to know where you’re going if you don't know where you've been.
This is true in life, as well as in history and politics, which is why we are excited to invite Texans from across the state to attend the Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches on March 2nd and 3rd, 2016.
This year, the Summit coincides with Texas Independence Day and the Tricentennial of Nacogdoches, giving us a historical reference as we focus our perspective on the future of our region and state. More than 20 state officials have agreed to participate and delve into a range of issues from education to diversity to economic development to music and culture.
The Summit also immediately precedes the Nacogdoches Music Festival, which is scheduled from March 3rd to March 6th. We invite the Summit participants to stay for the music festival and enjoy the hospitality and cultural experience East Texas offers.
We hope to see you there,
Travis ClardyEvent Co-Host
House District 11
Robert NicholsEvent Co-Host
Senate District 3
Schedule of Events
Austin Hall, 4603 North St.
222 Vista Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75962
A Vision for Public Education in Texas
Speaker: Mike Morath, Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency
Diversity and Race in Texas: Who were We, who are We, and who do We want to be?
Panelists: Sen. Charles Perry, Rep. Craig Goldman, Rep. Jason Isaac, Rep.Oscar Longoria, Rep.Senfonia Thompson, Rep. James White, Rep. Tony Rose
Moderator: Dr. Scott Sosebee, Associate Professor of History at SFASU and Executive Director East Texas Historical Association
Educating 21st Century Texans: Remembering the Alamo and Shooting for the Stars
Panelists: Sen. Larry Taylor, Rep. Trent Ashby, Rep. Marsha Farney, Rep. Ken King, Rep. John Zerwas
Moderator: Dr. Steven Bullard, Interim Provost at SFASU
300 Years Later - Still "Gone to Texas!"
Panelists: Sen. Brandon Creighton, Rep. Jim Murphy, Rep. Chris Paddie, Rep. Tan Parker, Rep. Ron Simmons, Rep. Larry Gonzales
Moderator: Tracye McDaniel, President & CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corp.
A Report on the Texas Economy from the State's CFO
Speaker: Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Healthy, Wealthy & Wise - The Future of Healthcare in Texas
Panelists: Chris Traylor, Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Sen. Sylvia Garcia, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, Rep. Donna Howard
Moderator: Scott Street, CEO of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital
Ticket information will be posted soon. All events are open to the public. Panel discussion sessions are free to attend. Click the button below to register for the 2016 Lone Star Legislative Summit.