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  • Texas Travel Industry Honors Senator Larry Taylor, 2016 Silver Spur Recipient

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    We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2016 Silver Spur Award, The Honorable Larry Taylor, Chairman, Senate Public Education Committee.

    Senator Larry Taylor has been a friend to TTIA and the Texas travel industry for many years and has supported our efforts in the legislature. He helps to ensure that Life's Better in a State of Travel for all Texans.

    Senator Taylor is a lifelong Texan, born in southeast Texas and raised in Friendswood. He attended Baylor University where he received his BBA in 1982. Senator Taylor serves as the Chairman of the Senate Public Education Committee and as a member of the Senate Finance, Business and Commerce and Intergovernmental Relations Committees. Before his election to the Texas Senate in 2012, Senator Taylor served five terms in the Texas House of Representatives. 

     The Silver Spur is awarded to public officials who have demonstrated leadership and exemplary service to the Texas travel and tourism industry.  Recent past winners include:  Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, Senator Jane Nelson, and Speaker Joe Straus.


    Please join us for the 26th Annual Texas Travel Industry Unity Dinner as we honor Senator Larry Taylor, the 2016 Silver Spur Recipient.

    26th Annual Texas Travel Industry Unity Dinner

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    1:00pm - 7:30pm - Registration

    5:45pm - 7:15pm - Silent Auction Fundraiser

    7:30pm - 9:00pm - Dinner 

    Austin Convention Center, 4th Level

    Austin, Texas



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