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April Section Meeting & Happy Hour

Join us next Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the Fruteria. Come meet and socialize with your fellow planners!

The Fruteria, 1401 S Flores Street

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning 15-Year Celebration

The College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) is celebrating fifteen years as an independent academic unit at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). This is a remarkable milestone when one considers what we have accomplished, how we have evolved, and the many people we have reached through our teaching, research, and service.

We are holding a full-day celebration on Saturday, April 1, 2017 to highlight our college’s history and invite those in the San Antonio community and beyond to share in it. All activities are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Monterey Lot and Cattleman’s Square Lot.  Visit UTSA CACP for more info.

Law & Ethics CM Credit Opportunities in Houston

The Houston Section is hosting an educational session next Friday, March 31st from 1-4 pm that will be offering 1.5 hours of Law (Kim Mickelson and Chance Sparks) and 1.5 hours of Ethics (Craig Farmer) CM credits free of charge.

The session will be held at the Houston-Galveston Area Council offices at 3555 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027 in the 2nd floor conference room A.

The Houston Section has graciously invited all Texas Chapter members to attend.

Please RSVP to Joshua Owens.

Sounds like a great way to start a long weekend in Houston/ Galveston!

Call for Nominations for Election of Section Officers

It is time for members of the Southwest Section of the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association to hold elections for Section Officers.  Elected Officers of the Section are Director, Assistant Director, Secretary, Treasurer, and Professional Development Officer.  A copy of the Section’s Bylaws is attached for you to use to reference the duties and responsibilities of each position. Please submit your nominations for consideration by May 1, 2017 to Wendell Davis, Chair of the Nominations Committee, at

Section Bylaws

View the Latest Texas Legislative Status Report

Friday, March 10 was the deadline for the unrestricted filing of bills and resolutions by the Texas Legislature.  According to TX-APA approximately 5,200 House bills and 2,700 Senate bills had been filed for a total of over 8,000 bills (a new record compared to 6,476 two years ago).  TX-APA and TML are tracking a whopping 1,300+ bills that would affect cities, more than 80% of them negatively.  Check out the latest TX-APA Legislative Status Report.

Congrats to our newest AICP members!

Two of our local section members, Angela Hartsell and Jason Winn, are among the 398 members nationwide who successfully passed the AICP Certification Exam administered in November 2016!

Congratulations Angela and Jason!