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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, July 27, 1999
Garduno named district engineer
Lauren Garduno, of Abilene, has been appointed as the Texas Department
of Transportaion Odessa District Engineer, filling a position that had
been vacant since the death of Jose E. Morales on March 23.
In the interim, Gary J. Law, the district's director of transportation
planning and development, handled the district's duties until Garduno's
appointment July 1, by TxDOT Executive Director Charles W. Heald.
In his new position, Garduno will oversee highway construction and maintenance
activities for an 18,000 square mile, 12-county region that includes Andrews,
Crane, Ector, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell Upton, Ward
and Winkler counties.
As the director of operations in the Abilene District, Garduno was responsible
for that district's field operations in construction, maintenance, traffic
and aviation. He started his TxDOT career as a summer employee, working
five summers in TxDOT's engineering office in Borger while earning a bachelor
of science degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University at Lubbock.
He joined the department full time in 1988 as an engineering assistant
in the Abilene district design office where he reviewed plans, specifications
and estimates for highway construction projects throughout the 13-county
district, as well as designing construction projects for farm-to-market
roads in the Houston and Austin districts.
Garduno moved to the Abilene Area Office in 1990, where he gained additional
experience in highway design and construction. During this time, he also
earned a master's degree in management from Abilene Christian University.
In 1992, he was accepted into the
GED testing planned
GED testing will be held from 5-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9 and Tuesday, Aug.
Registration will be held Friday, Aug. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pecos
High School Counselor's Office.
For more information call Michelle Workman at 447-7229, after July 26.
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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