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Tribute to Leona Fischer, plus Hwy 190 Update with TXDOT Engineer Bill Hale

March 22, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Special Tribute to Leona Fischer

The Sunnyvale family recently lost one of its most special members when Mrs. Leona Fisher passed away on February 26.  We will conduct a special tribute to Mrs. Fischer on this evening, remembering her as the first and forever Pecan Queen. Click here to read a tribute by Terry Reid.

Update on Highway 190 in Sunnyvale

Keynote Speaker:
William E. (Bill) Hale – District Engineer, Dallas District
Texas Department of Transportation

Mr. Hale will address the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce members and guests regarding the status of Highway 190. What is the process for determining the route through Sunnyvale? Where are we in the process? When and how will citizens be provided an opportunity to make their concerns and suggestions known, and what format will be used to gather this information?

About Bill Hale
Bill Hale is district engineer for the Dallas District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The district comprises seven counties — Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall. Hale’s appointment as district engineer took effect Nov. 1, 2003.

Hale joined TxDOT’s Ellis County Area Office in the Dallas District in 1983, and progressed to resident design engineer in 1985 and assistant area engineer in 1987. Promoted in 1992 to area engineer for the Southeast Dallas County in Hutchins, he was responsible for planning, design, construction, and maintenance operations. Prior to hisappointment in Dallas, Hale was district engineer of the Abilene District, a post he heldsince January 1999.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1983 from the University of Texas at Arlington, Hale earned his master’s in civil engineering from the university in 1989. He became a licensed professional engineer in 1988 and taught a graduate course in pavement design as a senior lecturer at UTA from 1992 to 1998.

Hale received the 1996 Luther DeBerry Award for his contributions to Texas transportation and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He is also a member of the Chi Epsilon Engineering Fraternity.

A native of Dallas, Hale enjoys golf, racquetball and outdoor activities. He and his wife, DD, have three children: Chris, who recently graduated from Abilene Christian University and plans to attend dental school; Tyler, a University of Arizona sophomore and member of the baseball team; and Tori, a high school senior and four-sport letterman in soccer, volleyball, track and cross country.

Members Free
Non Members $5
Refreshments served
Note: This event takes the place of our normal morning event.


March 22, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sunnyvale Town Hall
127 Collins Rd
Sunnyvale, TX 75182 United States
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