Governor Abbott Appoints Four To Upper Guadalupe River Authority

October 3, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott reappointed Aaron C. Bulkley and appointed Gene Allen and Lynda Ables to the Upper Guadalupe River Authority with terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. Additionally, the Governor appointed Austin Dickson to a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. The river authority is responsible for control, storing, preservation, and distribution of the waters of the Upper Guadalupe River and its tributaries.

Aaron C. Bulkley of Hunt is owner and operator of Texas Hunt Lodge, Africa Hunt Lodge, and Wildlife Market Taxidermy Studio. He currently serves as a board member for Trophy Game Records of the World. Previously, he served as a board member for Rotary Club International, president of Texas Youth Hunt, and vice president of Safari Club International, Hill Country Chapter. Bulkley attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he studied international business.

Gene Allen of Kerrville is president and general manager of Kerrville Funeral Home, Kimble Funeral Home, and Krestridge Funeral Home. He is a member of Texas Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and the Cremation Association of North America. In addition, he is a member of Kerrville Masonic Lodge #697, Kerrville Host Lions Club, and the Kerrville Chamber of Commerce. Allen received an Associates’ Degree in Criminal Justice from South Plains College and an Associates’ Degree in Mortuary Science from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

Lynda Ables of Kerrville is retired from her position as music director of First United Methodist Church. She is a volunteer at Peterson Hospice, board member of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, member of Kerr County Courthouse Landscape Committee, and founder of Hill Country Youth Orchestras. Ables received a Bachelor of Music and Master of Science from Texas A&I University in Kingsville.

Austin Dickson of Kerrville is the executive director of the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, a charitable foundation in the region. He is a member of the Kerr County Historical Association and the Rotary Club of Kerrville. Dickson received a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University and a Masters of Science in public policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology.