January 2, 2018

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the appointment of Steven Alvis, of Houston, to the Texas Facilities Commission today.

Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement:

“Mr. Alvis has a great deal of experience in this area and I am confident he will serve admirably on the Texas Facilities Commission.”

Steven Alvis is the co-founder and managing partner of NewQuest Properties which currently represents more than 75 national, regional and local tenants throughout Texas. Having developed over 15 million square feet, NewQuest is the largest privately-held shopping center developer in Texas.

The Texas Facilities Commission controls and maintains repair of state buildings, grounds, and property. It constructs, purchases and leases state buildings, grounds, or property and manages certain child-care services for state employees. It also oversees surplus and salvaged property.

Slovacek to Texas Ethics Commission Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has appointed Joseph Slovacek, of Houston, to the Texas Ethics Commission.

Upon making the announcement the lieutenant governor made the following statement:

“Joe Slovacek is known for his plain talk and no-nonsense approach to everything he does, which will be a great asset at the Texas Ethics Commission. He has a long record of service to our state and is committed to making Texas an even better place to live and work. I am confident he will do a great job at the TEC.”

Joe Slovacek, a University of Houston Law School graduate, has been with Hoover Slovacek, LLP, law firm for over 40 years. He has engaged in a general business practice encompassing real estate, corporate law and commercial litigation representing a variety of clients involved in all facets of real estate.

The Texas Ethics Commission administers and enforces state ethics laws and provides ethics training for legislators and state employees. It also requires state agencies to develop ethics guidelines.

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