A social hour kicks off the event at 6 p.m. at the Beeville Country Club.
As agriculture commissioner, Staples vigilantly pursues policies that enable economic growth in Texas. He is charting a course to create jobs in rural Texas and further the promotion of Texas products internationally.
Named a “Fighter for Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business, awarded the Civil Justice Leadership Award by Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Staples consistently demonstrates his commitment to excellence for our state. The commissioner is repeatedly named among Texas’ Top 10 Conservative Legislators and regularly receives awards for his service to Texas agriculture by the Independent Cattlemen of Texas, Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Forestry Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Water Conservation Association.
Staples began is political career as a member of the Palestine, Texas City Council. He has also been elected to the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate from East Texas.
“Commissioner Staples is a champion of the rural Texas business community, a critical element of our local economy. We are thrilled he is including Beeville in a very hectic schedule,” said Chamber Chairman Jessy T. Garza. Pam Priour Stuart, president of the Chamber, said, “The commissioner will also tour the Sikorsky Operation at Chase Field, a real plus for Beeville.”
Honorary co-chairs for the event, R.W. Dirks and Alejandro P. Garza, will honor the World War II veterans of Bee County in an unforgettable ceremony commemorating extraordinary service during a perilous time in our nation’s history. “Tributes such as this are long overdue; our WWII veterans deserve not only our recognition, but our respect,” said Jessy T. Garza.
Other highlights for the evening will include unique live auction items. As always, the Chamber will announce the Buzzin’ Blazer and Volunteer of The Year and the much anticipated Citizen of The Year. Jessy Garza, 2009 board chairman, will announce The Chamber’s new major initiatives. There will be other surprises as well.
Local sponsors make the banquet possible each year. The 2009 sponsors are Galloway & Sons Funeral Directors, Dan A. Hughes Company, International Bank of Commerce, Welder Exploration, Kay and Associates Inc. and the First National Bank of Beeville.
Organizers anticipate a sold-out event again this year. Tickets are $50 per person and tables for eight and 10 are available. Only paid reservations will be held. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 358-3267 or e-mail email@example.com.