SCBA June News

June 30, 2010

Business at Lunch with State Representative Rafael Anchia

State Rep. Rafael Anchia
Pictured Left to Right: Tony Gilbert, SCBA Chairman; Gabriela Gilmore, SCBA Executive Director; Dr. Mary Ellen Weber, VP For Gov. Affairs & Policy at UT Southwestern, Ruben Esquivel, SCBA Board Member & VP of Community & Corporate Relations at UT Southwestern; Dr. Kern Wildenthal, President of UTSW Medical Foundation

SCBA members and guests were privileged to hear from State Representative Rafael Anchia at the May 27 Business at Lunch Meeting. The meeting was held on the 14th floor of the beautiful UT Southwestern's T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building. Rep. Anchia represents District 103 which includes portions of the Stemmons Corridor. He spoke about the upcoming legislative session and some of the challenges he foresees as well as the success of bills passed in the 81st legislative session. Members also heard about the work being done on legislation to fight crime, improve public safety, protect the environment and encourage economic development. SCBA would like to thank our generous sponsor, UT Southwestern for providing lunch for everyone in attendance. If you are interested in sponsoring a future SCBA event please contact

Join us for our next meeting: Business at Lunch with City Manager Mary Suhm

SCBA invites you to a business at lunch meeting on June 15 with guest speaker, Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm. Join us for a Dallas System Floodway Update and an opportunity for Q&A after the presentation. For more information please visit our website. Thank you to Dallas Market Center for sponsoring this event.

Turtle Creek Plaza Dedication

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano at the Turtle Creek Plaza Dedication Ceremony

SCBA member, Trinity Strand Trail just recently celebrated a major milestone. On May 18, 2010 a press conference was held to showcase the completion of Turtle Creek Plaza located at 1271 Turtle Creek between Irving Boulevard and Market Center. At the plaza visitors will find two informational kiosks, one with a map of the trail and the other with the history of the project. In addition, there are commemorative engraved bricks placed throughout the surface of the plaza. Perhaps the most striking component is installation of a 14' 7" I-beam representing the height of the Trinity River during the 1908 flood. The Trinity Strand Trail will eventually connect to the Katy Trail by Oak Lawn Avenue and will allow access to the Southwestern Medical District, Dallas Market Center, Infomart, Stemmons Corridor businesses and the Design District. For more information about the Trinity Strand Trail please visit their website.