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General Counsel and Director, Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Institute

The Honorable Robert Henneke is the General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Before joining the foundation, Robert served as the twice-elected Kerr County Attorney where he brought conservative value to county government.  Robert began his legal career serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the General Litigation division under the leadership of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.  His commentaries have appeared on Fox News, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, The Hill, and other national publications.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the Federal District Courts in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.

Robert received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law where he founded the Texas Law Republicans.  He earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature from Georgetown University.  Robert graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas.  He lives in Austin with his wife Lesley and their two sons.  Robert is an Eagle Scout.

Jan 15, 2018

video marketing for small business

Jan 22, 2018

Financial Planning Tips

Jan 29, 2018

Hays County Precinct 4

Feb 05, 2018

Drug Courts

Feb 12, 2018


Feb 19, 2018
Feb 19, 2018

Fourth Court of Appeals

Marialyn Barnard was appointed Justice of the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals on January 1, 2009. She was elected as Justice in 2010 and re-elected to a six-year term in 2012.  She has been a judge for nine years and has authored over a thousand civil and criminal opinions. Prior to her judicial years, she was an experienced attorney with a broad base of legal experience in state and federal courts.  At the time of her appointment, she was in private practice with the Prichard Hawkins McFarland & Young LLP law firm representing clients in civil litigation, multi-district litigation, and appeals.

Justice Barnard’s early legal career included working for several judges. During law school, she was an intern at the Texas Supreme Court for Former Justice John Cornyn and at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for Judge Charlie Baird.

In 1995, Justice Barnard was appointed by United States Attorney General Janet Reno to serve as Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Texas, United States Department of Justice.  She handled various cases including complex civil litigation cases. Several cases were parallel proceedings involving civil and criminal issues.

From 1999 to 2005 Justice Barnard was a corporate counsel and director of business intelligence for CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas and a managing director of Forensic Litigation Services for KPMG. At KPMG she worked on mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and employee issues for U.S. and international corporations, companies, and partnerships.

Legal Volunteer/Awards

SABA Litigation Section Director 2005, Chair 2008-09

SABA Law Day Committee Chairperson 1997 and 2006

SABA President’s Award 1997 for volunteer work

Texas State Bar Grievance Committee Member 1996-98, 2001-05

Bexar County Women’s Bar Association Director 1996-97; 2006-07

Association of Corporate Counsels 2003-05 Board Member and President-Elect

SABA Community Justice Program Fundraiser and Volunteer for Indigent Clients

Wills Clinic Committee Member and Volunteer for Indigent Clients 2000-08

Western District of Texas Admission Committee Member and Chair 1995-98

Texas Supreme Court Gender Bias Review and Implementation Committee Member 1994-96

San Antonio Young Lawyer Association Honorary Young Lawyer 2016

Community Involvement/Charities/Volunteer/Awards

San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMM) – Working night shifts at the center 1980-1990’s

Habitant for Humanity – Helping to build homes – 1990’s

CPS Energy Weatherization – Weatherizing low income homes 2002 - 2005

Children’s Shelter – Spending time and playing with children 1980s - 1990

Big Brothers Big Sisters Board Member 2005

Child Advocates of San Antonio (CASA) Board Member 2007-08 Advisory Board Member, Advisory Board Member, N.E.I.S.D. Academy for Creative Education 2006-08

La Prensa Foundation 2010 “Outstanding Women in Action” Legal Award Recipient

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Advisory Board 2011-12

San Antonio Downtown Rotary Club President 2015-2016 Board Member 2009-2017

United States Air Force War College National Security Forum Class of 2010

United States Army War College National Security Symposium Class 2016

Honorary Commander 433rd Alamo Wing, Lackland A.F.B. 2011-2012

Girl’s Inc. “Raise Your Glasses Honoree” 2015

Justice Barnard, as a former public school teacher, has also served as Director on the Firstmark Credit Union Board, originally the San Antonio Teacher’s Credit Union.  She has served as board member on the San Antonio Greater Chamber Board and on the San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board. Justice Barnard has also served on the supervisory committee for the Academy of Creative Education (ACE) for the Northeast Independent School District in San Antonio working with high risk students to prevent them from becoming high school dropouts.

Justice Barnard is married to Gary Barnard, PhD. psychologist in private practice. They have two adult children and two very precious grandchildren.  Justice Barnard is a very involved and proud grandmother. The Barnard’s daughter, mother of their grandchildren, is Major Brandi Barnard King a U.S. Air Force Reserve C-5 pilot at Lackland A.F.B. married to Lt. Col. Dan King also a pilot.  The Barnard’s son, Joshua Barnard is an account executive in healthcare software and financing and, he is married to Dr. Kaessee Brown Barnard, OB-GYN. Former United States Air Force Major.

Mar 05, 2018

Red Tream Training

Colonel (USA Retired) Jeanne Arnold is a Principal and one of the founding members of Arnold & Schroeder, LLC., a strategic planning consulting and Red Team Training company. She is also a senior consultant with Red Team Thinking, LLC. She holds a Master of Education from Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business (EMBA ’14).

Jeanne brings a variety of tools and techniques to help key executives unlock their innovative genius and help their organizations create and develop innovative solutions. She is a recognized trailblazer in senior level strategic and operational decision support techniques and critical thinking. She excels in the ability to think strategically and translate that strategy into results. Jeanne is known for her out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving abilities. She is able to effectively challenge assumptions and view problems from multiple perspectives resulting in solutions that are profound, enduring, and game changing. Jeanne is a highly effective leader with the passion and ability to coach and build highly functioning teams capable of understanding their complex environments and its associated problems within businesses and organizations.

Jeanne is a retired military veteran with over 30 years experience flying helicopters, and leading people, teams, and organizations to achieve mission success, including numerous deployments worldwide during both peacetime and in combat. While in the Army, Jeanne deployed to Afghanistan five times, three of which were in operational and strategic level Red Team leader capacities. Her assignments also included Instructor for both the Command and General Staff College and Senior Seminar Instructor and Facilitator for the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies. She has taught Red Teaming to several organizations worldwide including US military, Joint Commands in the US and abroad, Canadian military, Australian Defense Intelligence, US AID, and US Customs and Border Protection, to name a few. Her military awards and recognitions include Senior Aviator Badge, Legion of Merit, and two Bronze Star medals. She has also been recognized by the Army Aviation community for her contributions and was inducted into the Order of Saint Michael. She also holds the honorary rank of Admiral of the Texas Navy. She was named National Association of Professional Women VIP Woman of the year for 2015-2016.

Jeanne serves on the Board of Directors for The Burke Center for Youth, The National Guard Association of Texas and is an active Rotarian in the Downtown Corpus Christi Club.

She currently lives in Corpus Christi, Texas near her grandchildren, children, and extended family.

Mar 12, 2018
Mar 17, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018

Ransomed Life

Susan Burkholder worked for 30 years in the health care industry in sales, marketing, consulting, coaching, and executive management roles.  In 2013, Susan felt called to get involved in the issue of human trafficking.  She served as an Ambassador for Shared Hope International, and became an active member of the Alamo Area Coalition Against Trafficking. Since 2015, she has served as a volunteer with Ransomed Life, a San Antonio based 501c3 organization providing mentoring, counseling, education, community awareness and restoration to San Antonio area 12-17 year old female survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.   Susan is currently serving Ransomed Life, in a volunteer role, as their Director of Community Engagement.

Mar 19, 2018

Foster Village

Chrystal Smith is a foster and adoptive parent residing in Dripping Springs with her husband, Nick Smith, and their 4 children. Chrystal is the founder and Executive Director of Foster Village, a non-profit organization that provides critical support to foster, kinship, and reunifying families in central Texas. Using her experience as a foster parent, a degree in Child Development, and professional experience as a Parent Educator, Chrystal has rallied the community to bridge some of the troubling gaps that plague our current foster system. Foster Village recently launched an innovative multi-use resource center on Fitzhugh Rd. after meeting the needs of over 700 children in crisis.

Mar 26, 2018

Baseball Card Collection

Come and witness a very old collection of baseball cards from teams like the Houston Buffs (Buffalos). Take a walk down memory lane with Charlie.

Apr 02, 2018

Club Assembly

President-Elect Tullis will present her 'agenda' and plans for 2018-19 Rotary year.

Apr 09, 2018

What to do when you receive a letter from the IRS and it is tax day!

Lynn Parent, EA, Principal

Parent Tax Consulting 512-431-3149



Whether you do your own taxes or have somebody do them for you, all you want is for the IRS to take your money or give you a refund and then leave you alone. But should the IRS come after you, the best thing you can do is have someone like Lynn Parent by your side.


Lynn is an Enrolled Agent, a federally licensed tax practitioner authorized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury with unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections and appeals.


Like other EAs, Lynn advises and represents individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts and any entities with tax-reporting requirements, but unlike many other EAs, she does not prepare tax returns.


Instead, Lynn helps people settle their tax problems with offers in compromise or installment agreements, or by dealing with collection personnel, correcting errors in accounts, requesting abatements of penalties and stopping collection actions.


Before opening her Austin-based practice, Parent Tax Consulting, in 2011, Lynn spent nearly 30 years on the other side of the desk in collections with the Internal Revenue Service, rising through the ranks to achieve its highest level of Grade 13 Revenue Officer.


Lynn was one of two Grade 13 Revenue Officers operating out of Houston who covered cases in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso and McAllen. At any given time, she was handling between 35 and 50 of the most challenging and complicated tax collection cases simultaneously in the southern two-thirds of Texas.


Carrying a briefcase, not a gun, Lynn met directly with taxpayers in order to collect on delinquent accounts. She had the authority to seize assets and funds to satisfy delinquencies, and place liens and holds on assets to ensure that people with delinquencies could not sell their property or other assets before the government had a chance to collect its share.

Apr 16, 2018

DISD Bond Election

Apr 23, 2018
Apr 27, 2018 3:00 PM –
Apr 28, 2018 10:00 PM

DS Rotary Club Foundation

What do you know about the Dripping Springs Rotary Foundation?  Come and hear the strategic plan for future growth.

Apr 30, 2018


Dripping Springs High School being named a Fab Lab by MIT was a big accomplishment. Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms and became into a collaborative and global network.

Now they “engage in design, manufacture, redesign and refinement as a regular practice. Our current course offerings are U Teach Engineering Technology 1 & 2 from UT Austin, Applied Physics, Robotics Engineering, CAD, Computer Programming I, Programming II and AP Computer Science,” according to their website.

Teacher Jad Jadeja, CTE - Programming & Robotics Teacher is the one that is in charge of the FAB LAB. Although every one his classes listed on the website is a class with one period each, but it is not. He has students from different classes arriving at different periods and working on different projects at anytime during the school day.

One might think that it would be total mayhem in his classes, but it is just the opposite. The calm students are focused and working on their assigned projects. No matter whether freshman or senior, they are in the class to be creative, design and produce for example, mini-F1 cars, robots or solar cars for state competitive racing.

May 07, 2018

Active Shooter

May 14, 2018

TIRZ - Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones - Town Center Project

May 21, 2018


May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018

Essential Next Steps

Essential Next Steps. Jon & Leah Harlig. They help with organizing life’s transitions. Jon is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist. Leah is a Certified Senior Advisor. Their phone number is 512 215 0383. Email, and

Jun 04, 2018

Long term care Insurance, medicare, and medicare supplement plans

John Leslie  with Physicians Mutual Insurance. Going to speak on Long term care Insurance, medicare, and medicare supplement plans. John Leslie’s phone number is 512-952-9825. Email

Jun 11, 2018

Hospice Austin

Michelle Bailey from Hospice Austin is speaking about all the free programs that they offer the Community. (737)346-9940. Her e-mail is

Jun 18, 2018

Jun 25, 2018