Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication.
Thursday, Oct. 11:
SAN ANTONIO — Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples joins Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw to present DPS with a $225,000 grant to expand the successful Operation Drawbridge campaign. 10 a.m. Alamo Area Council of Governments, 8700 Tesoro Dr. Contact: Lindsey Pope, 512-463-7664.
DALLAS — Vision For Life commemorates World Sight Day to raise awareness for school children suffering from vision issues. 10-11:30 a.m. Dallas ISD's F. P. Calliet Elementary School, located at 3033 Merrell Dr. Contact: Becky Mayad, 214-352-1881.
FORT WORTH — Premier Exhibitions, Inc. and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition hosts a Media Preview on October 11 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St. Contact: Alex Baker, 214-219-9191 ext. 3 or ab(at)buzzellco.com.
AUSTIN — The Texas Medicaid Health Information Exchange (HIE) Advisory Committee meets. 10 a.m. John H. Winters Complex, Public Hearing Room at 701 W. 51st St. Contact: txhhs(at)govdelivery.com.
FORT WORTH — Catholic Charities Fort Worth holds brief conference and reception to discuss Red Cross transportation services. 10 a.m. 249 West Thornhill Dr. Contact: 817-289-3878.
DALLAS — Actor and best-selling author Rob Lowe is the featured speaker at the 13th annual Baylor Health Care System Foundation Celebrating Women luncheon. 11:45 a.m. Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 North Stemmons Freeway. Contact: Julie Smith, Julie.Smith2(at)BaylorHealth.edu or 972-800-4060.
EL PASO — Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Inaugural "Good Scout" Luncheon hosted by the Boy Scouts of America and Rotary Club of El Paso. 12 p.m. El Paso Marriott Hotel, Main Ballroom, 1600 Airway Blvd. Contact: Governor's Press Office: 512-463-1826.
FORT HOOD — The Army Court of Criminal Appeals set oral argument for the appeals filed by Maj. Nidal M.Hasan over his refusal to appear clean shaven while in uniform at his court martial for 1 p.m. Contact: Media Relations, 254-286-5139.
Friday, Oct. 12:
DALLAS — Choirs from the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma duel in free concerts. Galleria Dallas, Center Court, Dallas North Tollway at LBJ Freeway. Contact: 972-702-7100.
Tuesday, Oct. 16:
DALLAS — Peter Orszag, vice chairman of Global Banking for Citigroup and adjunct senior fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations, speaks in Dallas on "The U.S. Political Economy." 12 p.m. Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Ct. The Dallas Business Club. Contact: Kendra Lancaster, 214-965-8407 or klancaster(at)dfwworld.org.
HOUSTON — Several former Houston Astros and baseball broadcasting legends gather to honor longtime Astros play-by-play announcer Milo Hamilton, who was retiring in 2012 after 59 seasons as a major league broadcaster. Minute Maid Park. Contact: 713-259-8900.