Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. and Alvin New to the Texas Transportation Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. Bugg will continue to serve as Chairman. The Commission governs the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and is responsible for policymaking regarding the state’s highway system, developing a statewide transportation plan, assisting the development of public transportation and adopting rules for TxDOT’s operation.
J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. of San Antonio is Chairman and CEO of Argyle Investment Co., LLC, Chairman, President, and CEO of Southwest Bancshares, Inc. and Chairman of The Bank of San Antonio and The Bank of Austin. He is Chairman and Trustee of The Tobin Endowment, co-founder and founding Chairman of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation, which owns and operates the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, a member of the McNay Art Museum Board of Trustees, and a board member and Chairman emeritus of the Endowment Investment Committee for The Santa Fe Opera. Additionally, he is a board member of the Texas Cultural Trust, former board member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and a former Trustee of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.