The first Advisory Board on Barbering meeting is scheduled for Monday,
October 31, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in Room E2.012
of the State Capitol Extension in Austin.  Once an agenda has been
finalized, it will be posted on the Texas Department of Licensing and
Regulation web site.

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The TDLR has put the First Historical Advisory Board of Barbering on Thursday, September 29, 2005.  We the TAOTA is waiting patiently to work with the members of the ABB.  Congratulation to Ms. Connor, of Austin.  Ms. Connor also was appointed presiding officer of the Board.  Ms. Connor is the daughter of the late Mr. Farris Connor a Charter Members and State Treasurer of the TAOTA and we are excited that the TDLR Commission is trying to make a different in our profession.  Ms. Connor is the First African-American Presiding Officer to the Advisory Board.

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TDLR Commission Appoints Members To Advisory Board On Barbering

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation on
Thursday, September 29, 2005, appointed five members to an advisory board that will represent the interests of the barbering profession in matters that come before the Commission.

"These new board members will play a crucial role providing the technical expertise we need as we review and redraft the barbering rules this fall," said Commission Chairman Leo Vasquez of
Houston, who appointed board members with the approval of the full Commission. "I believe they represent a good cross-section of the profession. All recommendations for rule changes and updates, as well as other matters affecting the profession, will be reviewed and considered by this board before they are heard by the Commission. Their recommendations will be given great weight by the Commission."

Senate Bill 411, which was passed by the 79th Texas Legislature, transferred regulation of the barbering profession to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) effective
September 1, 2005. That law also designated the makeup of the advisory board. Board members will serve staggered six-year terms.

The new members are:

Advisory Board on Barbering

*       Two barbershop owners who hold a Barbershop Permit:
Linda G. Connor, of
Austin. Ms. Connor also was appointed presiding officer of the Board.
Aldene (Dean)
Hudson Jr., of Arlington.

*       Two Class A Barbers who do not hold a Barbershop Permit:
Joseph B. Grondin, of Round Rock.
Dwayne Childers Jr., of

*       One member who holds a permit to conduct or operate a barber school:
Ronald Brown, of Dripping Springs.

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Please make all those affected in Region V and Region XI aware that the Federal Government is passing out $2,000 debit cards to all ADULTS in the affected areas, whether or not they are in a shelter currently as a result of Katrina.

We need to make sure that everyone gets the word and the help -- especially those who are not in the shelters and may have already vacated the troubled areas to stay with friends and family.

Here is the news article:

If you would like to be a memeber of TDLR Advisory Board, please follow the directions below.

TDLR Accepting Applications for Barber, Cosmetology Advisory Boards Subject:

For Immediate Release
August 9, 2005
Contact: Patrick Shaughnessy

TDLR Accepting Applications for Barber, Cosmetology Advisory Boards Appointees will help shape the future of the professions

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is looking for a few barbers and cosmetologists who want to play a pivotal role in fashioning the future of their professions.

TDLR is accepting applications from licensed barbers and cosmetologists for the Advisory Board on Barbering and the Advisory Board on Cosmetology.

The Texas Commission on Licensing and Regulation is composed of seven public members, none of whom may have a financial interest in any of the 23 businesses and industries that TDLR regulates. Because of this requirement, the commission relies on advisory boards that are composed of industry professionals to provide technical expertise and advice.

Senate Bill 411, which was passed by the 79th Texas Legislature and signed by Governor Rick Perry on June 18, transferred regulation of the cosmetology and barbering professions to TDLR, effective September 1, 2005.

The five-member barbering and cosmetology boards will provide support and advice to the commission on issues such as education and curricula requirements for applicants and the content of examinations. The boards also will review proposed rules and standards on technical issues related to barbering and cosmetology.

The boards will be integrally involved later this year when TDLR begins a thorough review of all the cosmetology and barbering program rules. The board's recommendations will be given great weight by the commission as the rules are revised and updated.

Licensed barbers and cosmetologists who are interested in serving on one of the advisory boards should request an application from TDLR by telephone at (512) 475-4765, by FAX at (512) 475-2874 or by email to Applications also may be downloaded from TDLR's website at