HBA Environmental Section Members

Section Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2013

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Brennan's Restaurant


Please join us for our traditional end-of-season luncheon at Brennan’s for an update on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by Commissioner Carlos Rubinstein.  Commissioner Rubinstein of Austin was appointed to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by Governor Rick Perry on August 31, 2009. He was unanimously confirmed by the Texas Senate on March 9, 2011. His term will expire on August 31, 2015.  Along with his two fellow full-time commissioners, Commissioner Rubinstein establishes overall agency direction and policy, and makes final determinations on contested permitting and enforcement matters.  Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Rubinstein had served as the TCEQ’s Deputy Executive Director since June of 2008. His responsibilities included assisting the Executive Director in all major capacities such as directing operations of all employees in 17 statewide offices, administrative oversight of agency budget, legislative activity, and implementation of agency policies.

Before his position as Deputy Executive Director, Commissioner Rubinstein was the director for the border and South-Central Texas area, and earlier was regional director for the Harlingen and Laredo offices. During this time, Commissioner Rubinstein also served as the Rio Grande Watermaster and was responsible for allocating, monitoring, and controlling the use of surface water in the Rio Grande basin from Fort Quitman to the mouth of the Rio Grande River. In 2005, as watermaster, he was instrumental in finding a solution to Mexico’s water debt to the United States. He also is a former city manager of Brownsville.  Commissioner Rubinstein has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from The University of Texas–Pan American.

Networking and registration is from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Lunch and the presentation will begin promptly at noon. 

Valet parking is available at a cost of $5.00.   Street parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.

The individual CLE program cost is as follows:

$40.00             HBA Environmental Section Members
$45.00             Non-Members and Guests
$20.00             Government, Non-Profit and Academic Employees
$15.00             Law Students Enrolled in Summer School
$50.00             Walk-ins or those who RSVP and fail to show

Payment for those who RSVP is due prior to or at check-in for the meeting.

Please RSVP by 12:00 pm (noon), Tuesday, June 18, to Kelli Kray at kkray@winstead.com.

Send checks payable to HBA to:

Kelli Kray, Winstead PC
1100 JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street, Houston
Texas 77002
(713) 650-2464