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SFA announces Texas Tribune event featuring local lawmakers

May 4, 2018 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES - The Texas Tribune will host a free event featuring a conversation with Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. May 7 at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Evan Smith, Texas Tribune CEO and editor-in-chief, will moderate the discussion, which will be followed by an audience question-and-answer session.

Nichols, R-Jacksonville, represents District 3 in the Senate and serves as the chair of the Transportation Committee and as a member of the finance, administration, and business and commerce committees. He is a member of the Legislative Audit Committee and is serving a third term on the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.

Nichols has a degree in industrial engineering from Lamar University and served for eight years as Texas transportation commissioner.

Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, represents District 11 in the Texas House where he serves as vice chair of the Local and Consent Calendars Committee and as a member of the higher education and energy resources committees. Clardy graduated from Abilene Christian University with a business administration degree in 1984 and received his law degree from Pepperdine University in 1998. He leads the East Texas office of the Kelly Hart & Hallman law firm.

Guests are asked register for the event in advance at www.sfasu.edu/texastribune. Held in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom, doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the conversation will begin at noon. A light lunch will be provided.

The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that promotes civic engagement and discourse on public policy, politics, government and other matters of statewide concern. To learn more, visit texastribune.org.

For more information, call (936) 468-2605.