August 2014
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Meet the members of our boards:
Meet Astrid Marklund, Consul General of Sweden in Houston, SACC-Texas & SACC-Houston Board Member
Astrid Marklund has lived in Texas since 1985 and has been President of SACC-Texas, on the SACC-USA board and is now Consul General for Sweden in Houston.
Read about Houston in the 80s, the role of the Swedish Consulate in Houston and about how to vote in the Swedish General Elections!  
Member Spotlight: Malin Backlund about her new role as SACC-Texas Marketing and Organizational Strategy Trainee
Malin Backlund is from Visings�, a small island in Sweden's second largest lake V�ttern. Malin has a background in politics and was a key figure on the campaign to have now Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Centerpartiet leader Annie L��f elected into parliament in 2006. Malin is taking a break from her Master studies to work for SACC-Texas until January 2015.
Texas Chili in the streets of Stockholm - The food truck culture has reached Sweden  
Ever thought about what a Texas chili would taste like outside Texas? Meet Eric Dahlen and Marcus Johansson, the owners of the Stockholm based food truck Chilibussen, who spend their summers serving Tex-Mex at festivals and farmers markets all around Sweden.
Read about food trucks in Sweden and about the popularity of Tex-Mex in Sweden!
Marcus Ericsson - Sweden's new Formula 1 star is coming to Austin
Sweden hasn't had a Formula 1 driver in 23 years since Stefan Johansson did his last race in July 1991. Now it is time for the next generation of Swedish race car drivers to step up with Marcus Ericsson being one of three rookies for the 2014 season.
Read more about how it all begun and about Marcus Ericsson's plans in Austin...
Past Events: Dallas
A Day at Lake Lewisville
Happy Hour with Murad Ashurly
Swedish dinner at the Omni Hotel
SACC-Dallas Golf Tournament
SACC-Dallas has hosted a range of events since our last newsletter in May. Read about, and look at photos from, the April Golf Tournament, May's exclusive Swedish dinner tailor-made for SACC by Swedish chef Jan Loov, the interesting May Happy Hour with Ericsson Director Murad Ashurly about his experiences from climbing Mount Everest, and the day at Lake Lewisville in late May with boats and barbeque. 
3 Crowns - News from SACC-Texas
August 2014