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Gov. Perry Appoints Schneider to Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artists Committee

Thursday, September 16, 2010  •  Austin, Texas  •  Appointment

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Bill Schneider of Austin to the Texas State Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artists Committee for a term to expire Oct. 1, 2011. The committee chooses the poet laureate, state musician and state artists from a list of individuals submitted by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Schneider is a principal at B.F. Schneider Family Ltd.  He is vice president of the Travis County Municipal Utility District No. 4, a founder and member of the San Saba Wildlife Management Association Board of Directors, and a board member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association. Schneider received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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