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Tuesday, July 27, 1999

Garduno named district engineer

Lauren Garduno, of Abilene, has been appointed as the Texas Department of Transportaion Odessa District Engineer, filling a position that had been vacant since the death of Jose E. Morales on March 23.

In the interim, Gary J. Law, the district's director of transportation planning and development, handled the district's duties until Garduno's appointment July 1, by TxDOT Executive Director Charles W. Heald.

In his new position, Garduno will oversee highway construction and maintenance activities for an 18,000 square mile, 12-county region that includes Andrews, Crane, Ector, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell Upton, Ward and Winkler counties.

As the director of operations in the Abilene District, Garduno was responsible for that district's field operations in construction, maintenance, traffic and aviation. He started his TxDOT career as a summer employee, working five summers in TxDOT's engineering office in Borger while earning a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University at Lubbock.

He joined the department full time in 1988 as an engineering assistant in the Abilene district design office where he reviewed plans, specifications and estimates for highway construction projects throughout the 13-county district, as well as designing construction projects for farm-to-market roads in the Houston and Austin districts.

Garduno moved to the Abilene Area Office in 1990, where he gained additional experience in highway design and construction. During this time, he also earned a master's degree in management from Abilene Christian University.

In 1992, he was accepted into the

GED testing planned

GED testing will be held from 5-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9 and Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Registration will be held Friday, Aug. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pecos High School Counselor's Office.

For more information call Michelle Workman at 447-7229, after July 26.

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