OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION

Pub. 61 2020-2021 Issue 4

APPI Energy

APPI Energy

The fallout from winter storm Uri, the February extreme weather event, continues to shape the Texas electricity market, even as we move into the hot summer months. Uri caused approximately 700 deaths, an estimated $18 billion in property insurance claims, and perhaps as much as $129 billion in total economic damage. While the unprecedented weather event is behind us, legislation that aims to address aspects of the Texas energy market is on the forefront, with pending changes that could affect Texas dealers in both the immediate future as well as the long-term.

Q&A-Christian-Alvarado

TADA Q&A with New Members: Christian Alvarado

TADA recently had a chance to sit down with the newest members of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) board. The Governor appoints these nine members to the TxDMV Board with the advice of the state senate, which also designates one board member to serve as chair.

Charles Bacarisse was appointed as chair, Sharla L. Omumu and Christian Alvarado are the newest board members. TADA enjoyed getting to know more about these amazing individuals, and we look forward to tenure on the board.

Q&A-Sharla-L-Omumu

TADA Q&A with New Members: Sharla L. Omumu

TADA recently had a chance to sit down with the newest members of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) board. The Governor appoints these nine members to the TxDMV Board with the advice of the state senate, which also designates one board member to serve as chair.

Charles Bacarisse was appointed as chair, Sharla L. Omumu and Christian Alvarado are the newest board members. TADA enjoyed getting to know more about these amazing individuals, and we look forward to tenure on the board.

Q&A-Charles-Bacarisse

TADA Q&A with New Members: Charles Bacarisse

TADA recently had a chance to sit down with the newest members of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) board. The Governor appoints these nine members to the TxDMV Board with the advice of the state senate, which also designates one board member to serve as chair.

Charles Bacarisse was appointed as chair, Sharla L. Omumu and Christian Alvarado are the newest board members. TADA enjoyed getting to know more about these amazing individuals, and we look forward to tenure on the board.

President-Darren-Whitehurst

A Message From TADA President Darren Whitehurst

As the regular session concluded on May 31st, the 87th Texas Legislature closed the books on one of the more interesting regular sessions since I started work here in the late 1980s. And although they will almost certainly be back in Austin at least two times before the end of the year (one to deal with priorities of Governor Abbott that didn’t pass, the other to address redistricting), TADA can claim a successful session. There was strong support in both the Texas House and Senate against efforts to undermine our strong franchise laws.