Monday, January 08, 2007

Perry's latest TTC appointments

Two appointed to state transportation commission


Associated Press
Copyright 2007

A real estate investor from Houston and the chief executive of a cotton warehouse company have been appointed to the Texas Transportation Commission, Gov. Rick Perry's office said Monday.

Ned S. Holmes is chairman and chief executive of Parkway Investments, a company that develops and manages real estate across the country. Fred A. Underwood, of Lubbock, heads the Trinity Company, a cotton bale storage facility.

The five-member commission oversees the activities of the Texas Department of Transportation.

The governor appointed Holmes to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission in 2003. In a statement, Perry's office said Holmes will resign that position to join the transportation commission.

The appointments must be confirmed by the Texas Senate.

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