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Hello Grassroots!

JoAnn here…letting you know about a rare East Texas TribLIVE event on September 10!  I’m so excited about this event that I reserved my seat just as soon as the details were sent to me to send out to you!

The Texas Tribune and UT-Tyler present to you…

The HOT Seat:  A Conversation Series about the 82nd Legislative Session and the 83rd Session ahead…

Who’s in the Texas Tribune’s Hot Seat???

Our State Senator Kevin Eltife and State Representative David Simpson!

You do not want to miss this opportunity to see The Tribune’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith ask questions as only he can do. The answers promise to be equally interesting!

Date:             Monday, September 10

Time:            11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: University of Texas at Tyler, Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road, Tyler

Details:  Evan Smith’s conversation with State Senator Eltife and State Representative David Simpson will be followed by an audience-fueled Q&A.

A light lunch will be provided and, in pursuit of the Tribune’s mission, admission is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited!  Reservations are required! 

To reserve your seat, visit or email

About the moderator:

The moderator, Evan Smith, is the CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, which, in its first year in operation, won two national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and a General Excellence Award from the Online News Association. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, stepping down as the magazine’s president and editor-in-chief. He hosts a television show, Overheard with Evan Smith, that airs on PBS stations nationally.