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Remembering Joe Bontke
Posted Dec 02 2019 1:50PM
Are Mediators Really Santas In Disguise?
by Joe Bontke

“Santa” Joe Bontke passed away October 9, 2019.  He was Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Houston District office of the EEOC.  Joe was in the field of Human Resources & Civil Rights for the past 30 years and had experience in employment law and adult education.  Please take a moment to enjoy his holiday message and remember Joe and all of his contributions to the field of alternative dispute resolution. 
Superhero for Peace
Posted Nov 20 2019 2:12PM
The Peer Mediation Group Celebrates Anti-Bullying

Be a “Superhero for Peace!”

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Thank you to all the students who created a Superhero for Peace.  The judges are reviewing your entries and the winners will be announced soon.  Stay tuned to see who wins a brand, new tablet!  The top 3 Superhero for Peace entries will be posted online.

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The Honorable Frank Evans (1928 - 2019)
Posted Nov 19 2019 5:08PM

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Judge Frank Evans, commonly recognized as the “Father of ADR,” passed away on November 9, 2019.  The Honorable Frank G. Evans was honored with a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution Houston Chapter, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association Outstanding Credentialed Mediator for 2016, and Texas Association of Mediators Susanne C. Adams Award in 2008.

The obituary in The Austin American Statesmen and Houston Chronicle shares:

"FRANK GARRETTSON EVANS, III, retired Chief Justice of the Texas First Court of (Civil) Appeals passed away peacefully at his home in Bastrop, Texas, on November 9, 2019 at 91 years of age. A man who never met a stranger he didn’t want to get to know better, he always introduced himself simply as “Frank,” before starting an inquisitive line of questions to get to know his new friend. ... [Read More]

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