TLRA 2014 Rodeo Report
The crowds are gone, Nolte Island has been cleaned and the only thing left are
the poles that remind us of the recent rodeo.
As we drove to inspect the island on Tuesday evening, the turkeys were
picking through the mulch around the pole climb, the deer were traveling across
the parking area to seek the tender grasses under the pecan trees in the BBQ
area. The armadillos were once again
digging for grubs and worms. Nolte
Island has been returned to Nature for another year.
The TLRA Board of Directors wishes to thank all of those that made
the 18th Annual Rodeo a huge success.
First and foremost, GBRA for being the gracious host and allowing us to
hold the rodeo on such a beautiful island. Next, it is the volunteers, sponsors
and vendors commitment and dedication that make the Texas Lineman's Rodeo a
venue that is economically feasible for all those that come out to watch and
learn what electric utility Apprentices and Linemen do everyday to keep the
power flowing in the great State of Texas.
Our electric utility linemen are a tough breed of individuals that
have one common goal; to work together in teams to serve the public and provide
a network system of structures and conductors to bring electricity to our farms,
cities, businesses and industries. You are the backbone that powers Texas and
America like no other nation on earth.
You are the Superheros that answer the call day and night when someones
lights go out. You are the ones that
are the first to respond whenever man or Mother Nature devastates an area and
you work tirelessly to replace what is damaged and get the power flowing again. No matter how much technology is
utilized to limit the size of outages or damage, it will always take "Lineman's
boots on the ground" to make sure that this state and country keep our electric
system alive. Thank you for all you
The TLRA Board also wants to thank all of the utilities and
competitors that came down to showcase your skills. It takes an additional level of
commitment to step up and put your reputation on the line in front of your
peers, managers, family and several thousand spectators that are in absolute awe
of your skills. It is that
commitment that makes the Texas Lineman's Rodeo one of the best competitions in
the nation. I can assure you that
the teams that compete in Texas often go on to the International Lineman's Rodeo
in Kansas and show the world that Texas has some of the best Linemen on this big
blue ball we call home.
The TLRA Annual Board meeting is scheduled for August 20th, and we
will review the 2014 rodeo and begin the planning process for the 2015 Texas
Lineman's Rodeo. We welcome your
feedback and ideas on how we can continue to improve the Rodeo for everyone
involved. If you cannot make the
meeting, please feel free to contact us through the TLRA website and give us
May God Bless you with a safe and prosperous year.
TLRA Board of Directors
TLRA Rodeo Advisory Board
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