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February 18th, 2009
Narvaiz gives Literacy Day keynote

San Marcos Mayor Susan Narvaiz gave the keynote address at a Literacy Day Rally at the Texas Capitol Feb. 12 to promote state funding for Adult Basic Education. Joining Mayor Narvaiz were Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair of the Senate Education Committee, and Rep. Rob Eissler, Chair of the House Public Education Committee, and members of the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas.

Left to Right:  David Lindsay, Texas LEARNS Advisory Council Business Representative; Shelton Green, Christian Life Commission;  Suzii Paynter, Executive Director, Christian Life Commission;  Meg Poag, Executive Director, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas;  Jon Engel Board Chair, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas and Community Action Adult Education Director’  Fatima Perez, GED Student, Austin Learning Academy;  Mayor Susan Narvaiz; Senator Florence Shapiro, Chair, Senate Education Committee;  Carl Erhart, Southwest Region President, Verizon;  Representative Rob Eissler, Chair House Public Education Committee; Luke Bellsnyder, Executive Director, Texas Association of Manufacturers;  and Ray Glinn, Associate Commissioner, Texas Education Agency. Photo by Don Anders.

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