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About the Texas Legislative Conference

The Texas Legislative Conference is a non-partisan annual assembly of Texas business and political leaders who gather in New Braunfels to facilitate a statewide discussion on the issues affecting our state. It is a two-day event that honors individuals whose impact has changed the face of public affairs in Texas and provides the opportunity to hear elected officials and subject matter experts offer their insights. It was founded in 1967 by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. 

Conference Schedule

Thursday Evening Reception - May 6
The Texan of the Year Reception will take place Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Past keynote speakers and panel topics >

Past opening address speakers >

About Texan of the Year

Criteria: Any living Texan who has made the commitment to public service for the benefit of the State of Texas. This service may have been accomplished while in elected office, appointed office, and/or as a volunteer leader. The recipient cannot be an announced candidate for public office at the time selected and must agree to be present at the conference to accept the award.

Past Texan of the Year Award Winners >

2021 Texan of the Year Announcement

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has been named the 2021 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference, the well-known annual statewide policy and business forum that is marking its 55th year.

2021 Texan of the Year Press Release >

About Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar was elected as the 36th Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in November 2014. Hegar is Texas' chief financial officer — the state's treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator.

Upon taking office, he reorganized the agency for quicker and more effective decision-making and reduced its administrative footprint by working with the Legislature to eliminate inefficient programs and transfer others that didn’t fit core missions. Additionally, the Comptroller recommended that the Legislature repeal eight taxes, six of which were administered by his agency.

Hegar is focused on his agency's constitutional duties and committed to improving its customer service and transparency. He believes a less-burdensome tax system will foster a better environment for job creation and business expansion, and thus a healthier Texas economy.

Full biography >

Photos

Media has permission to use the following photos for publication. The photographs may not be used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. All Images used must be credited.

Glenn Hegar

Glenn Hegar was elected as the 36th Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in November 2014. Hegar is Texas' chief financial officer — the state's treasurer, check writer, tax collector, procurement officer and revenue estimator.

Hegar Space X
October 5, 2017 - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited Space-X in McGregor, Texas. 
PHOTO CREDIT: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Hegar Bullion

June 14, 2017 - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced the selection of Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA) as the vendor that will partner with the Comptroller's office to build and operate the Texas Bullion Depository — the nation's first state-administered gold bullion depository.
PHOTO CREDIT: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Hegar Budget Cert

June 1, 2017 - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced his certification of Senate Bill 1, the general appropriations bill that was approved by both houses during the recently gaveled regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature.
PHOTO CREDIT: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Hegar BRE

Jan. 12, 2015 - Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the state’s Biennial Revenue Estimate, showing the state is projected to have approximately $113 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2016-2017 biennium.
PHOTO CREDIT: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Past Texas Legislative Conferences

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TLC - George Strait
George Strait accepts the Texan of the Year Award in 2018 for his fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey relief. 

TLC - Cornyn
United States Senator John Cornyn is awarded the Texan of the Year Award in 2016 for his distinguished career serving the people of Texas and his effective leadership in Washington, D.C.

TLC - TOTY Winners
The 50th Texas Legislative Conference in 2016 included a Texan of the Year Reunion. Pictured (left to right): David Dewhurst, Bill Archer, Ray Perryman, Max Sherman, Joe Straus, Phil Graham, Ray Benson, and Red McCombs (front). 

TLC- attendance
Attendance at the Friday Conference.

TLC - Rove
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove delivered the opening address in 2016. 

TLC - Laura Bush
In 2015, First Lady Laura Bush accepted her Texan of the Year Award from 2005. Ten years earlier when she was named the Texan of the Year, she was scheduled to attend the Conference to accept the award, however, Pope John Paul II passed away five days prior to the Conference. She missed the Conference to attend his funeral but was able to accept her award in 2015. 

TLC - Panel
A panel on Federal Intervention & Texas Infrastructure from the 2015 Texas Legislative Conference. Pictured (left to right): Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune, State Senator Brandon Creighton, State Representative Donna Howard, Mike Nasi of Jackson Walker, LLP, and TCEQ Chairman Bryan Shaw. 

TLC - Hegar
Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar delivered the keynote address in 2017.

TLC - Smith
Conference Chair E. Ray Covey presents U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith with the Texan of the Year Award in 2019.