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<br /> RISING TO THE<br /> CHALLENGE<br /> As the response to COVID-19 created immense challenges<br /> and change across the state, TxDOT employees stayed true<br /> to their mission of Connecting You With Texas.<br /> VOLUME 44 | ISSUE 4 | JULY/AUGUST 2020<br /> MY TURN<br /> Hurricane season<br /> planning needs everyone<br /> JAMES BASS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR<br /> T<br /> his year’s Atlantic hurricane season<br /> began June 1, and it’s already begun as an<br /> interesting season. Even before the official<br /> start, two storms, Tropical Storms Arthur<br /> and Bertha, created some challenges for the East<br /> Coast in May. And Tropical Storm Cristobal swept in<br /> the first weekend of June, striking parts of Louisiana.<br /> As I write this, no storm is threatening Texas. But<br /> by Nov. 30 — the end of the season — the Atlantic<br /> basin could host three to <a title="TNMAG0720 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c401e72a?page=1"> RISING TO THE CHALLENGE As the response to COVID</a> <a title="TNMAG0720 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c401e72a?page=2"> MY TURN Hurricane season planning needs</a> <a title="TNMAG0720 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c401e72a?page=3"> TN MAGAZINE July-August</a> <a title="TNMAG0720 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c401e72a?page=4"> SHINING STARS Across the state, TxDOT employees g</a> <a title="TNMAG0720 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c401e72a?page=5"> BETTER TOGETHER: CAREER CONVERSATIONS AN</a> <a title="TNMAG0720 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c401e72a?page=6"> I AM A n n n MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR LUFKIN DIS</a> <a title="TNMAG0720 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c401e72a?page=7"> I really enjoy interacting with my employees. 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