TSPE Greater Houston

Welcome to the Greater Houston Chapter of TSPE

May 2018 Education Night

with Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson

Date and Venue  

May 22, 2018

Pappasito's Cantina (13750 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478)


5:45-6:30 P.M.-Registration/Networking (Bar area)
6:30 P.M.-Buffet Opens
7:00 P.M.-Program Begins (Presentation of Awards/Scholarships & Keynote by Commissioner James Patterson)

Commissioner James Patterson is a native Texan who grew up in the central Texas town of Normangee.  James received his Bachelor’s Degree from Sam Houston State University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Houston.  In 1965 he moved to Old Sugar Land to begin his career as a teacher and coach. He became an assistant principal in 1975 and a principal in 1984 at John Foster Dulles High School. In 1992 he opened Lawrence E. Elkins High School as their principal and remained in that capacity until he retired in 1998. In the fall of 2017, FBISD honored Commissioner Patterson’s strong advocacy for education with the opening of James Patterson Elementary located in Grand Vista.

Commissioner Patterson was sworn into office on January 1, 1999, and is enjoying serving Fort Bend County as Commissioner for Precinct 4.  He is committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of Fort Bend County. He enjoys spending time with his wife of over 50 years, Mary Jo, along with his son, two daughters, two son-in-laws, two grandsons, two granddaughter-in-laws, one granddaughter and one great- grandson.

James has been deeply involved with The Arc (Association for Retarded Citizens) for many years and has been recognized for his contributions to this organization and its clients. He has also received numerous awards such as: The Road Hand, The Book of Golden Deeds, Community Builder, and Humanitarian of the Year. Each year he volunteers his time to be an auctioneer for multiple service organizations and churches in Fort Bend County along with being a strong advocate for education.

Save the Date! 


with Harris County Commissioner R. Jack Cagle

Date and Venue  

June 4, 2018 @ 11:30 am

Michael Talbott Pavilion
7522 Prairie Oak Drive Houston, TX 77086

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle has served as county commissioner for Harris County Precinct 4 since 2011. He is serving his second four-year term following his re-election on November 4, 2014.

As commissioner, Cagle represents 1.2 million residents and manages a staff of 469 employees with a Precinct 4 budget of $245 million. 

He has spent 30 years working with and serving the citizens of Harris County Precinct 4 as an attorney, elected judge, and now county commissioner. 

As a member of Commissioners Court, he has also been selected to serve as a representative on the board of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and on the Board of Directors of the statewide Public Power Pool. 

Until his appointment to Commissioners Court, Cagle served 11 years as judge of Harris County Civil Court-at Law No. 1. Harris County voters elected him to the bench countywide in 2000 and re-elected him in 2002, 2006, and 2010. 

As judge, Commissioner Cagle consistently earned high ratings from the Houston Bar Association and received numerous awards from legal, business, political, and community groups. Twice recognized as “Judge of the Year” by law enforcement groups, Cagle was also recognized by the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston and served as an officer in the Association of Women Attorneys. He was elected by his peers to be administrative judge for the County Civil Courts and as president of the Texas Association of County Court at Law Judges. 

Commissioner Cagle is a graduate of Rice University with triple majors in economics, history, and managerial studies, as well as a graduate of Baylor Law School. He is married to Janet and they have three children: Richard, Victoria, and Elizabeth.

Thanks to our TSPE BBQ Sponsor!

Congratulations to the 2018 Houston Engineer of the Year

Wendell L. “Buddy” Barnes, P.E., FSAME

Congratulations to the 2018 TSPE Houston Young Engineer of the Year

Rebekah Campbell, P.E., CFM

Rebekah Campbell, PE, CFM, is a Project Engineer at Jones|Carter in Houston.  Rebekah joined the Hydrology and Hydraulics Practice at Jones|Carter after graduating from the University of Evansville in 2008 where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager in Texas.  Her experience includes analysis of storm sewer systems, detention basin and channel design, Low Impact Development analysis and design, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) submittals, and grant assistance projects with NRCS and FEMA.   
Rebekah is an active member of TSPE. 

She currently serves as a Director on the Greater Houston Chapter Board, the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Coordinator, which reaches approximately 300 students (6th – 8th grade) in the Houston area, and Scholarship Co-Chair, which provides two 4-year scholarships to high school seniors and one scholarship to a UH engineering student.  She is the recipient of the 2017 State MATHCOUNTS Chapter Coordinator of the Year.


Congratulations to the 1st YEPP Class!
Interested in our Mentor program? Email Mark Hoffman to inquire about next year!

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TSPE 2017-2018 Sponsors

We have several great sponsorship options that will help us continue to support college scholarships, MATHCOUNTS, and Future City. 
We want you to be a TSPE Houston Sponsor! 

Congratulations to the 
2017 Houston Engineer of the Year
JR Reddish, P.E. 

Congratulations to the 
2017 TSPE Houston 
Young Engineer of the Year 
Mark Hoffman, P.E.

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