AUSTIN — East Texas is on the itinerary as Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar embarks on a 27-city, two-month Good For Texas tour, meeting with local officials and citizens to talk about the future of the Texas economy. Here’s a rundown of the stops he plans in our area:
Tuesday, Sept. 22:
*Lufkin-Angelina Chamber of Commerce, 1615 S. Chestnut, Lufkin — 10:00 a.m.
*Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches — 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23:
*Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Broadway, Tyler — 9:30 a.m.
*Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview — 2:00 p.m.
The Good For Texas tour, a series of town hall-style gatherings, begins Sept. 9 with stops in New Braunfels and Kerrville. Hegar will visit every economic region of the state before his last stop in El Paso on Nov. 9, according a news release from Hegar’s office. You can go to http://www.TexasAhead.org. for more information on the tour, as well as interactive features and economic snapshots for each region. Texans can also follow the Comptroller’s progress and find economic facts and figures for each stop by following @TXComptroller on Twitter or liking the Texas Comptroller Facebook page. During the tour, Hegar says he’ll focus on “the trends and issues affecting the economy of the state and its regions,” with an eye on keeping the state prosperous, according to the release.