January 2012


The Grand Opening of the CCGS & CBGS attracted approximately 45 attendees. We had wine, beer, shrimp and sausage and everyone enjoyed themselves. We would like all members of our societies to eventually see the facility. They could contact any Board Member and we would all be accommodating. For those of you who came, we thank you for your attendance.


Dr. Thomas McGehee, professor at Texas A&M Kingsville (TAMUK), has requested that the CCGS might aid the University in their search for older alumni members. As you may know, 21 years ago Texas A&I University’s name was changed to Texas A&M University – Kingsville. The University Geology Department has scant records of former A&I graduates. They are especially interested in former A&I alumni who work as professionals in the oil and gas related industries in South Texas. They want to be proactive in communicating with these former members of the many good things going on in the university geology sciences.

The University has an impressive newsletter that is issued quarterly and is called “Geosciences.” We encourage those interested to please engage this website (geosciences.tamuk.edu) or contact Dr. Thomas McGehee (kftlm00@tamuk.edu) or Dr. Jachyung Yu (kfjy000@tamuk.edu).

The CCGS has also been communicating with TAMUCC and TAMUK as to students that want to geotech while going to school. Many of these students remain in the area and hire on as full time employees when they graduate.

Michael Lucente
CCGS President, 2011-12

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