Exhibitor Registration set to open

The online registration for Council 2016 Exhibitors will open on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 8:00 am.  Returning to McAllen Convention Center Ballroom, our exhibitors will enjoy the “grandest room” in town, with 10,400 square feet of open, elegant, column-free space. And, of course, it is right next door to the Hospitality area!

To all our past exhibitors, we hope you will be able to join us in McAllen, Texas February 18-20, 2016.  Visit the Exhibits page for all the current details, and a link to the on-line registration.

Agenda – Hotels – PreCouncil – Nominations

checkmark greenNew Agenda Details – Banquet on Thursday, Worship on Friday

The St. Alban’s, Harlingen host committee is hard at work in hopes of making this the best Council ever.  And their favorite idea for Council is to begin with a party!  The Agenda of Events now reflects some of their personal touches.  With the Banquet on Thursday, our Council Eucharist will fall on Friday evening beginning at 6:00 pm.  As churches begin planning parish dinners at McAllen restaurants on Friday night we recommend an arrival time between 7:30 – 8:00 pm.  For all mission and small congregations, good news!  Holy Spirit, San Antonio is hosting your Friday evening dinner again, so watch for details coming soon.

checkmark greenOnly 119 rooms available in Hotels with diocesan room blocks.
  • Courtyard Marriott (New Listing) – 20 double bed rooms available at $109
  • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham – 12 rooms available at $129
  • Drury Suites – 23 suites available at $109 or $119, plus 23 standard rooms (2 Queens) at $94
  • Casa De Palmas Renaissance – 26 king or 2-double rooms at $119
  • Springhill Suites – 15 king rooms at $109
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – SOLD OUT

Go to the Hotel page for detail information on these Council hotels.

checkmark greenCentral Convocation PreCouncil Meeting . . .

. . . will be SUNDAY, January 31, 2015 at Church of the Resurrection, Windcrest.  This PreCouncil meeting was incorrectly listed as Monday, January 31, 2015.

Go to the PreCouncil page for detail information.

checkmark greenNominations for Diocesan offices close November 1, 2015.  Please submit your recommendations now!

Council 2016 Planning Begins

Believe it or not Council 2016 is right around the corner, and the host committee from St. Alban’s, Harlingen has started their plans. Council will take place at the McAllen Convention Center beginning on Thursday, Feb 18 and concluding at noon on Saturday, Feb 20.

Much of this website has been updated. It has a new look that features audio or video presentations and pictures from our events. Already on the website find information on:

  • Double Tree Suites (formally Embassy Suites)
  • Casa De Palmas Renaissance Hotel
  • Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
  • Drury Suites (Available Soon)
PreCouncil Meeting dates and locations
Nomination Information Packets will be mailed soon, but you can review qualifications and current elected members now.

So mark your calendars, reserve your hotel rooms, and begin to think who might help lead our diocese in 2016. For a look back at Council 2015, spend a few minutes at www.council-dwtx.org with the videos, audios, and pictures from last February.

Day 2, Council 2015

Episcopal Diocese of West Texas


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