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Texas811's Scott Finley and Rebecca Lane took "Calleth before thou diggeth" to the 16th century at Scarborough Renaissance Festival - educating 24 thousand visitors each weekend.

And before the Festival season closed on Memorial Day for another year - we shot scenes for a new Texas811 PSA!

Here, Royal Gravedigger JimBob Sims of Texas811 is shown with King Henry VIII of England and a lovely lady of the court.   We'll leave it all to your imagination for now, and hope to debut the PSA in the next newsletter!  

May Texas811 Numbers 

Inbound May Locate Requests = 249,229
Outbound May  Notifications = 1,344,221
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Texas811 Videos 
A couple of new Texas811 videos to look at!

Graffiti Wall Time Lapse
Check out this time lapse video of the new graffiti wall being painted in the Call Center by DTOX Art with  Rust-Oleum spray paint!
Graffiti Wall Time Lapse 

Golf Tournament video
Check out this quick recap of the 19th Annual Texas811 Golf Tournament!
19th Annual Golf Tournament

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Membership Update 

New Members for May: 8
Total members: 1573
June 2016 Newsletter
Mike's Message
Hello, Texas811 members!
May was a return to the everyday for us at Texas811, after the April excitement of our charity golf tournament - which, we're happy to say, raised $20,000 for The Turning Point sexual violence crisis center!  But, we can't rest on that too long - because still ahead of us in June is the International Locate Rodeo in Arlington that we are hosting!
Enjoy the news, and until next time, safe digging!

Mike Losawyer
President, Texas811
HCA de San Antonio      
The Texas811 Swag'n, Jim Bobble, the Texas811 volunteers, and Chef David were in San Antonio doing pulled pork sliders for the Hispanic Contractors Association Health and Safety Training program on May 20th.  

The free event offered OSHA 10 & CPR/First Aid/AED instruction in both English and Spanish. 
We were proud to be a sponsor along with such companies as Univision, CPS, and The Home Depot.

In May, Texas811 announced two new working partnerships aimed at strengthening the 811 system in Texas. The first is with KorTerra, a web-based One Call ticket management software designed to increase safety and efficiency by streamlining ticket processing. Texas811 members will have the ability to receive, sort and manage all of their One Call tickets from one application. All information is processed and stored electronically, enabling users to access past ticket information at any time.  Texas811 Executive Vice President and COO Chris Stovall says the partnership is a win/win for everyone involved.  "The KorTerra advantage offered through KorWeb to Texas811 members is something we're very pleased about," said Stovall. "Combining KorTerra with our own processes will give our members an advantage that's unmatched by any other one call system."  Some of the key advantages Texas811 members will receive through KorWeb are access to industry leading ticket management software which allows them to accurately and efficiently manage their locate tickets and quickly and efficiently complete their locate tickets

PEC Safety is an industry leading safety company providing standardized safety and skills training and an online technology platform for reporting and measuring safety information from contractor to operator.  
Over 750,000 workers have been trained to date since inception of the company in 1993. PEC knows the value of the 811 system - they were a bronze sponsor of the recent Eagle Ford Safety and Equipment Rodeo Round-up in Gonzales, Texas on April 22, 2016! Now, PEC Safety is taking the safe work environment a step further with the PEC Safety App. The app includes a custom infographic piece about Texas811 in addition to other necessary safety information. It's available - like the Texas811 app - in both Apple and Android. Download the PEC Safety app here from your phone: 


The Texas811 Spanish Initiative continues to gain ground and usage!
  • Calls originating in Spanish were slightly higher in May 2016 than May 2015, and a whopping 82% higher than May 2014.
  • YTD Spanish calls were 10,341 which is 22.5% higher than 2015 and double the first 5 months of 2014.

We're expanding our trophy case at Texas811! The half hour television program entitled "Guarding Unseen Texas: The 811 System" which we produced in partnership with KAMU-TV won a national Telly award.

The program aired on almost all PBS affiliates in Texas last summer.  If you missed it, you can still watch it HERE
That puts a wrap on this month's newsletter. If you've got an event coming up that we should give a shout out for, send an email.

Until next time, dig safe!