Robert Puente – 1/24/09

Robert Puente – 1/24/09

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President and CEO, San Antonio Water System

Robert Richard Puente was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1991. Representative Puente is Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and serves on the House Local Ways and Means Committee. He is also a member of the Texas Water Advisory Council.

Upon being sworn into the House in 1991, Representative Puente was appointed to the House Natural Resources Committee, where he continues to serve. He was instrumental in the passage of the Edwards Aquifer Authority legislation and the establishment of the Edwards Aquifer Authority’s elected board, as well as SB 1, implementing a comprehensive water plan for our state. Representative Puente’s expertise in water legislation has proven to be a valuable asset in preserving the future of San Antonio’s water resources.

In addition to his legislative committee assignments, Representative Puente serves on the steering committee of the House Research Organization. Representative Puente is a 1979 graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1982.

Representative Puente has been married to Carmen Muniz Puente for 14 years. They have three children, two sons Alec Robert and Luke Michael and one daughter, Liana Theresa. Representative Puente is active in the San Antonio community in a number of different organizations and has received a number of awards for his service.

Bjorn Dybdahl of Bjorn’s
John Thurman of Heart of Texas Realty

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , and on In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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