Perry Staffer Named to Railroad Commission Post

Milton Rister, a former Republican political operative who is currently a member of Gov. Rick Perry's senior staff, will become the new executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission.

The three railroad commissioners made the appointment Tuesday, as first reported by the Quorum Report (and confirmed by a Railroad Commission official). The commission regulates oil and gas, as well as mining activities, in Texas.

The executive director oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency and works to implement the policies established by the commissioners.

Rister, who was raised on a farm near Walburg and still lives in Williamson County ...

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