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ASSOCIATION HAPPENINGS AND INDUSTRY NEWS


INTERIM HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEE HEARINGS
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Over the last several weeks, the TAB Government Relations team have attended and testified at numerous Capitol committee hearings on topics important to our industry. In addition to attending interim hearings at the Capitol, TAB has traveled to Brownsville, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas to participate in the review of property tax relief and the appraisal process, disaster preparedness, and workforce training needs. In the next few weeks, TAB will be taking part in hearings to discuss ETJ matters as well as the fair housing/low income tax credit program.
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ELECTION DAY FOR THE PRIMARY RUN-OFF IS MAY 24
TAB Voter Guide
There are 12 House or Senate run-off elections, plus a run-off election for Railroad Commissioner. Take TAB's Voter Guide with you to the polls for Election Day on Tuesday, May 24. The primary winner will be on the General Election Ballot in November.
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2016 STAR AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
2016 Star Awards Finalists
Over 500 entries were submitted for the 2016 Texas Association of Builders Star Awards. Our distinguished panel of industry experts visiting from across the nation spent two days judging the outstanding entries. Your designs, your people and your projects impressed the judges and made their decisions very difficult. With the scores tallied, the 2016 Finalist List is now available — Click here to see if your projects/people made the cut.

Join your colleagues from around the state Thursday, August 4 at the 2016 Star Awards Cocktail Reception and Presentations to find out who the winners are and who gets to take home the prestigious awards.

If you are a finalist, plan on attending the 2016 Star Awards Cocktail Reception and Presentations.
  • Mark Your Calendar:
    • Thursday, August 4 — Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas
    • 5:30 - 6 p.m. Star Awards Cocktail Reception
    • 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Star Awards Presentations
  • Register and purchase tickets for the event: Registration
  • Reserve your hotel rooms: Reservations
  • Dress code: Cocktail Attire
    • A professional photographer will be available for award photos.
Thank you to all that submitted entries for the 2016 Star Awards. On behalf of the Texas Association of Builders, thank you for sharing your projects with us! For more information, visit TABStarAwards.com!


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GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT AND CONVENTION CENTER, THE OFFICIAL HOTEL OF THE 2016 SUNBELT BUILDERS SHOW™
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The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center is the official hotel of the 2016 Sunbelt Builders Show™. The family friendly resort is offering Sunbelt attendees a discounted room rate of only $215 per night from August 1 – 5 in Grapevine, Texas. This rate is only available until our room block is sold out or until July 10, 2016. Don't be forced to stay at another property, make your room reservations today.
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TAB ACCEPTING NOMINEES FOR 2016 TEXAS HOUSING HALL OF HONOR ACCOLADES
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Nominations for the 2016 Texas Housing Hall of Honor are now being accepted. Hosted by the Texas Association of Builders (TAB), the Texas Housing Hall of Honor celebrates men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the Texas housing industry. Inductees are selected annually from the categories of: builders, developers or remodelers; trades professionals and suppliers; government; and, industry-allied professionals.

Nineteen legends grace the walls of the Texas Housing Hall of Honor. The contributions of these men and women have resulted in the long-term advancement of the residential construction industry in Texas. Inductees for the 2016 Texas Housing Hall of Honor will be formally recognized during a ceremony on Nov. 18, 2016 at the Excellence in Leadership Dinner in Austin, Texas. Deadline for nominations is Monday, June 6 at 5 p.m.


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THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE STATEWIDE WASHERS TOURNAMENTS
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Here are some important details that you need to know before you start pitching in Grapevine: two tournaments will take place at the HOMEPAC FUNdango – 1) statewide championship 2) buy-in tournament.
  1. State championship: to participate you must be the winning team (a team consists of two people) from your local HBA’s qualifying tournament. The cost for the two players participating in the statewide tournament is a $125 per person ticket to the FUNdango. Each team member must purchase their ticket to the FUNdango online at www.sunbeltbuildersshow.com.
  2. Buy-in tournament: purchase a $60 per team (a team consists of two people) entry by contacting Lorraine at TAB (Lorraine@TexasBuilders.org or 512.476.6346). Buy-in team members must also purchase their tickets to the FUNdango for $125 each online at www.sunbeltbuildersshow.com. (Buy early because July 13, FUNdango tickets are $150 and buy-in tournament tickets are $70 per team.) If space is available, team buy-ins may be purchased at the FUNdango.
The championship winners of the statewide tournament will have the honor and glory of bragging rights for the entire year and will take the trophy home to their HBA. If you didn't participate in your HBA's qualifying tournament, we hope that you will participate in the buy-in tournament to play at FUNdango. The bar has been set high to exceed the funds we raised at last year's FUNdango. More importantly, anyone can play, and it's a good time for everyone. Just a reminder no corporate ticket purchases, tickets can only be purchased with personal funds.


Beverage Sponsors - Bonded Builders Warranty Group and Environments for Living
Food Sponsor – First American Title
Friend Sponsors – BA of Corpus Christi, Dallas Builders Association, Greater Houston BA, HBA of San Angelo, Tyler Area BA, West Texas HBA

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SUNBELT REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE NOW LIVE
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After making your hotel reservation, click over to the Sunbelt registration page to register for this year's Show!

Texas Association of Builders is offering FREE registration to builders, remodelers and developers until July 13. TAB is also offering event ticket discounts with early registration. The event will showcase a two-day trade show, nationally-know speakers, education sessions and valuable networking opportunities. During early registration enjoy: After doing business, relax with family and colleagues at the amazing Gaylord Texan.

Here's your opportunity to view this year's Sunbelt and Texas Association of Builders schedule.




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DON'T MISS THIS CHANCE TO GET IN FRONT OF TEXAS' TOP HOME BUILDERS
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The Texas Association of Builders expects its third straight sold out Sunbelt Builders Show™, August 3 – 4, 2016. The Show will connect you with thousands of qualified buyers all searching for new products and services in the ever growing residential construction market. Sales are already ahead of schedule with more than 250 booths sold for the Show at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine. Last year's event hosted 270 booths, 70 more than 2014, and this year's Show is expected to grow to 300 booths. The Show will help attendees grow their business by providing exceptional value and knowledge. We encourage you to tour the Show floor and select your booth online today at SunbeltBuildersShow.com.

Click here to see a list of current exhibitors. (as of May 13, 2016)

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TAB SPONSORSHIP CORNER — MARKETING MATTERS
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Create an excellent advantage for your company! Get your company name in front of thousands of home builders across the state of Texas. Check out the sponsorship opportunities for upcoming Texas Association of Builders events and programs and get well deserved recognition and marketing benefits all while supporting an incredible industry.
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