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  • Fri, May 08, 2015 5:29 PM | Kenneth Krock (Administrator)

    The Texas Aggie Bar Association is soliciting ideas for other programs, events, and benefits that TABA can offer to its members consistent with its charitable purposes.  TABA remains a charitable organization with the charitable goals of supporting through scholarship Aggies who are beginning law school as well as networking with fellow Aggie lawyers. TABA already hosts its Annual Tailgate;  Annual Social, Annual Conference, and Annual Banquet; Howdy Hours; and other networking functions throughout the year.  TABA also recognizes Aggie lawyers through its annual Aggie Lawyer of the Year award and supports Aggies entering law school with its annual scholarships.  Of course, we are an all volunteer organization with limited resources so we have to carefully consider the demand any potential program, event or benefit would have on our resources. Accordingly, not every idea can be implemented. Please send your ideas to Ken Krock, President, TABA at  TABA's Board will meet for a day long planning session in late June to consider your ideas. Gig 'em!!      

  • Fri, May 08, 2015 5:24 PM | Kenneth Krock (Administrator)

    The Texas Aggie Bar Association is working to revamp its Happy Hours and some of the other networking events we offer to our members. As a result, TABA will not host any Howdy Hours this quarter. The next Howdy Hours will be in August 2015.  Please check back to this website for more information after June.     

  • Wed, April 01, 2015 4:40 PM | Kenneth Krock (Administrator)

    The Texas Aggie Bar Association’s 16th Annual Conference set records for attendance during its on March 7-8, 2015 conference in College Station.  On March 7, 2015, the Association kicked off its annual conference with its Friday Night Social.  More than 90 people total (50 Aggie lawyers and their guests) set a record participating in the Social and enjoying good drink, good food, and good bull at the Chicken Oil Company.  The next day the Annual Conference hosted more than 90 Aggie attorneys from around Texas and the United States. The following evening more than 120 people set a record for attendance at the Conference’s Annual Banquet at the Memorial Student Center, where they honored the 2015 winners of the Association’s scholarships (Mu Lin "Chris" Hsu '14, Atanasio Fernandez Sanchez '14, and Bethany Howell '14) and 2015 Aggie Lawyer of the Year, Richard Kardys ’67.  Mr. Kardys was also recently named by Texas A&M as a Distinguished Alumnus.  Other former ALOY winners were in attendance including, Fidel Rodriguez, Jr. (2014), Charles “Chuck” Ellison (2013), James A. Creel (2012), Bob Surovik (2011), Judge Willie E. B. Blackmon (2006), Arno Krebs (2005), and Otway Denny (2000). The Texas Aggie Bar Association continues its mission (i) to provide scholarship and other support for pre-law undergraduates of Texas A&M University, law school students who are former students of Texas A&M University, and law school students enrolled in the Texas A&M University School of Law; (ii) to promote lawyers who are former students of Texas A&M University; and (iii) to provide for continuing education of lawyers. For further information, please contact the Texas Aggie Bar Association at  

  • Sat, February 07, 2015 1:53 PM | Anonymous

    The Texas Aggie Bar Association is proud to announce that Richard Kardys '67 has been named the 2015 Aggie Lawyer of the Year.

    Mr. Kardys is a resident of San Antonio and a 1967 graduate of Texas A&M University.  After graduating from Texas A&M, Mr. Kardys attended the University of Texas School of Law from which he graduated in 1970.  He was then admitted to practice in Texas and before the US Supreme Court. He served as a USAF JAG Officer and Reserve JAG Officer, received the Air Force Commendation Medal and other awards for service, and was honorably discharged as a captain in 1976.  

    Mr. Kardys is the Group Executive Vice President responsible for Frost Wealth Advisors, which includes trust, investments, and brokerage at Frost Bank.

    While a student at Texas A&M, Mr. Kardys was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He served as a member of the Ross Volunteer Company, Firing Squad, and as the commander of Squadron 8. 

    Mr. Kardys served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board for the Texas A&M Association of Former Students. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Texas A&M Foundation in 2012 and continues to serve on that Board today. He is a member of the Ambassadors Council and Champions Council of the 12th Man Foundation, the Texas A&M Planned Giving Council, the Legacy Society, and was a member of the Vision 2020 Campaign Leadership Council.  He was a capital contributor for the Clayton Williams Center (AFS Building) - Core Values "Respect" Wall, the MSC, the Lohmann Center, Olsen Field, and Kyle Field Re-Design and Configuration.  He has also served on the board of the San Antonio A&M Club and as senior advisor to the board.

    Mr. Kardys was president and/or chairman of the boards of the San Antonio Kiwanis Club, Hospice San Antonio, San Antonio Volunteer Center, San Antonio Business Volunteer Center, National Conference of Christian and Jews,  San Antonio Estate Planners Council,  and the Federal Bar Association of San Antonio.

    He is a trustee for the Oblate School of Theology and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.

    He is married to Jessie Bell Mathis, and they have two sons, Chris ('97) and Clark ('99), and three grandchildren.  Please join us in congratulating Mr. Kardys on his selection as the 2015 Aggie Lawyer of the Year!

    The Texas Aggie Bar Association congratulates all of the nominees and finalists for this award.  You make us all proud to be Aggie lawyers.

    Mr. Kardys and the TABA Scholarship Recipients will be honored at the Annual Conference Reception and Banquet at the Memorial Student Center on Saturday, March 7, 2015. We hope to see you all at the Annual Conference. Register today at

  • Thu, November 20, 2014 10:05 PM | Anonymous

    Please visit the job board to review the latest job postings. 

  • Tue, August 12, 2014 8:57 AM | Anonymous

    Please visit the job board to review the latest job postings.    

  • Tue, July 22, 2014 12:24 PM | Anonymous

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  • Fri, July 11, 2014 11:38 AM | Dan Price (Administrator)

    New Reveille Speaker & Networking Event- Ernest Cunningham '94 - 7/17/14

    Join the CCAMC and Ernest Cunningham '94, President and CEO of One Source Networks (OSN) for an exclusive networking opportunity on July 17th! 

    We are hosting this event at an off-site comprehensive data center facility. We would like to thank Mr. Cunningham and One Source Networks for this opportunity, as well as New York Life for providing space for the event.

    This event will include a tour of the OSN data center facility, an exclusive opportunity for a roundtable discussion and Q&A with Mr. Cunningham and his team, and networking with Austin-area Aggies and leaders. There is limited availability for this event so be sure to register today at the link above.   

  • Thu, May 01, 2014 4:49 PM | Anonymous

    A nationally prominent legal scholar known for his work in a variety of regulatory issues, as well as for his teaching background, Andrew Morriss, PhD, JD, is the new dean of the Texas A&M University School of Law, effective July 1.

    Prof. Morriss’ selection to lead the Fort Worth-based law school that Texas A&M acquired last year was approved Thursday (May 1) by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents upon the unanimous recommendation of Chancellor John Sharp, interim President Mark Hussey and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Karan Watson.

    Prof. Morriss, who holds a Ph.D. degree in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in addition to his JD earned at The University of Texas at Austin, is currently the D. Paul Jones, Jr. & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. He is an acknowledged leader regarding regulatory issues involving environmental, energy and offshore financial centers.

    He was the successful candidate in a national search that produced more than 60 nominations.

    "Carol and I are thrilled to get to be part of the team at Texas A&M," Morriss said. "This is a unique opportunity in American legal education, combining the excellent faculty, staff and students at the law school with one of America’s premier research universities." His wife, Dr. Carol Akers, is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

    Chancellor Sharp underscored his commitment to move the new school into the top ranks.

    "I have said since the beginning, we are committed to seeing the Texas A&M School of Law quickly become acknowledged as a leader in legal education," he said. "Our unique commitment to teaching and service to the state of Texas will be our hallmark in this endeavor just as it has been over the 137- year history of Texas A&M University. These strategic investments and the appointment of Dr. Morriss as the inaugural Anthony G. Buzbee Dean only accelerate our efforts in this regard."

    In separate action taken by the regents, Chancellor Sharp received authority to provide $5 million from the Available University Fund (AUF) for the law school now and up to $20 million over the next five years on a dollar-for-dollar basis regarding funds raised in the private sector. The AUF represents proceeds from the Permanent University Fund to enhance excellence in teaching, research and related initiatives. Fundraising and donor engagement activities are already under way.

    Additionally, the chancellor cited the recent million-dollar donation by Regent Tony Buzbee and his wife, Zoe, to establish an endowment for the sitting dean of the law school. The Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chair is the first-ever endowment gift of its kind dedicated to law school faculty, specifically the dean.

    "We are poised to make tremendous strides in a very short period of time for not only the long-awaited law school at Texas A&M, but on the profession of law in our state, " noted Regent Buzbee, himself an attorney. "My family and I are proud to play a small part in helping this school of law advance these efforts." He is the founding partner of the firm that bears his name and has offices in Houston, Galveston and Edinburg.

    In joining in the recommendation to the board, interim President Hussey noted: "Prof. Morriss has not only distinguished himself in his field of scholarship, but comes to us with unique perspective as a faculty member who was integrally involved in enhancing two previous schools of law. Serving at the University of Illinois as it advanced from the Top 100 to No. 23 and at the University of Alabama, which advanced from Top 80 to No. 23."

    Provost Watson, to whom Morriss will report, emphasized the broad-based support for his selection. "The search committee, faculty and university leadership who interacted with Prof. Morriss during this process were complimentary of his accomplishments, experience and demeanor towards the unique opportunity our law school presents," she noted. "His scholarship and exceptional record of teaching focuses on key regulatory issues facing our state and nation, and his vision for legal education will serve us well in enhancing our newly acquired law school."

    In addition to his law and Ph.D. degrees, Prof. Morriss holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and a master of public affairs degree from UT-Austin.

    Following law school, he clerked for U. S. District Judge Barefoot Sanders in the Northern District of Texas and worked two years at Texas Rural Legal Aid in Hereford and Plainview.

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