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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 4, 2001
Behrens named executive director for TxDOT
Michael Behrens, a long-time state transportation engineer, was named executive
director of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) by the Texas
Behrens, who has been TxDOT's assistant director for engineering operations
since April 1998, is the 18th person to head the transportation
agency since it was created in 1917. He began work as executive director
on Sept. 1 and replaces Wes Heald who is retiring.
Behrens, 53, began his career with TxDOT in 1971 as an engineering assistant
in the department's Yoakum District and served in numerous engineering
positions including area engineer, district planning engineer, assistant
district engineer and district engineer.
As assistant executive director, Behrens has overseen TxDOT's engineering
operations for the agency that has a $3 billion annual highway construction
"Behrens has the right combination of skill and experience to keep this
agency moving forward and to provide Texans with the safest and most efficient
transportation system," said John W. Johnson, Texas transportation commissioner.
"His broad transportation and management experience will serve Texas well."
TxDOT has 14,500 employees and is responsible for the 79,000-mile state
highway system. TxDOT's responsibilities also include public transportation,
aviation, motor vehicle registration, special truck permits, regulation
of motor vehicle dealers, water transportation, rail, tourism and pedestrian,
bicycle and traffic safety.
Firewood needed for bonfire
The Homecoming Bonfire is on it's way, if you'd like to donate any wood.
Contact the Pecos High School Student Council at 447-7222 and the group
will pick it up.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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