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SAVE THE DATE for the 2016 Institute & EXPO 

February 29- March 4

Institute & EXPO



Thank You Abilene for being such amazing hosts!

And special thank you to speakers, volunteers and participants for attending this year's conference! 

Hundreds of TRAPS members and affiliates braved the crazy weather to join us in Abilene for the 2015 Institute & EXPO.  The conference featured a variety of educational sessions, a maintenance rodeo, an awards dinner and more!

Congratulations TRAPS Award Winners! 

Congratulations to the 2015 TRAPS Award winners! The winners will be featured in the spring TRAPS magazine.

TRAPS Honors 2015 Lone Star Legacy Parks

Lone Star LegacyThe 2015 Lone Star Legacy Parks were honored at the 2015 Institute & EXPO General Session in Abilene. A Lone Star Legacy Park is a park that holds special prominence in the local community and the state of Texas. These parks have endured the test of time and have become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on their grounds. The winners will be featured in the spring TRAPS magazine.

Educational Sessions Presentations 

Are you a speaker?  If you haven't already, please email presentations to vgonzales@traps.org

Maintenance Rodeo Results/Winners!

Overall Team Championship 

1st Place: Austin

2nd Place: Abilene 

3rd Place: Round Rock

Backhoe Competition

1st Oscar Herrera: El Paso

2nd Sebastion Rico-Rosas: Austin

3rd Omar Rodriguez: Abilene 

Truck & Trailer Competition

1st Chris Noah & James Williams: Cedar Park

2nd Wade Crimbring & Marcus Bryant: Round Rock

3rd Brian Noles & Jason Wilson

Backpack Blower Competition

1st Will Thompson: Abilene 

2nd J D Arnold: Farmers Branch

3rd Mike Higgins: Austin

Irrigation Assembly Competition

1st Simon Montemayor & Ken Rogers: Round Rock

2nd Jesse Haines & Stephen Sanchez: Garland

3rd Isidro Salinas & Oscar Jasso: McAllen

Plant Identification Competition

1st Mike McBride: Abilene

2nd Teresa Abrams: Denton

3rd Susan Wilson: Austin

Zero Turn Mower Competition

1st Andy Serrano: Abilene

2nd Paul Limon: Austin

3rd Jesus Gamez: Georgetown

Nail Driving Competition

1st Santiago De La Rosa – Austin

2nd Donald Marshall – Round Rock

3rd Damian Luna – McAllen 

Social Media 

Join Texas Recreation and Park Society on social media: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram

Mention the 2015 Institute & Expo at #TRAPSConference or #traps2015 and share what you learned during the event. Your quote could be featured in future print and online publications. 

Check out past year's conferences!


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