A Conversation with Sen. Watson and Reps. Hinojosa & Howard

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Austin Community College – Rio Grande Campus

1212 Rio Grande St.

Austin, TX 78701

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Please join us for lunch and a conversation with Austin-area state Sen. Kirk Watson and state Reps. Gina Hinojosa and Donna Howard, moderated by Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith.

Watson, D-Austin, has represented Senate District 14 since 2007. He serves on the Senate Finance, Health & Human Services, Nominations and Higher Education committees and previously served as chairman of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus. Watson is a partner with the law firm Husch Blackwell and previously served as mayor of Austin and on the original board of what is now the Livestrong Foundation.

Hinojosa, D-Austin, is currently serving her first term representing House District 49. She sits on the House Administration, Homeland Security & Public Safety and Economic & Small Business Development committees. Previously, she served as president of the Austin ISD board. Hinojosa also served on the board for the Equal Justice Center.

Howard, D-Austin, has represented House District 48 since 2007. She serves as vice chairwoman of the House Calendars Committee and sits on the Administration, Appropriations and Higher Education committees. Previously, Howard co-founded the Texas Education Crisis Coalition to help tackle problems in public education finance, served on the board of Eanes ISD and worked as a critical care nurse.

This event will be held in the Auditorium, located in the Main Building at the ACC Rio Grande campus (campus map and directions). The event is free and open to the public and includes a light lunch. Complimentary visitor parking is available in the campus parking garage located at 12th St. and Shoal Creek Blvd. on a first come, first served basis (parking map). Additional parking will be available at the street meters surrounding the campus.

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This event is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. It is supported by Upbring and the Texas Association of School Business Officials, and hosted by Austin Community College. Foundation support is provided by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. This series of conversations is generously sponsored by AT&T, BP, PepsiCo, Walmart and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of Texas Tribune Events. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members.

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Austin Community College – Rio Grande Campus

1212 Rio Grande St.

Austin, TX 78701

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