From the Editor | January 2023

Well, if you are reading this you have made it past 2022. It has been a trying year for many of us. But 2023 is the 100th Anniversary year of the founding of the Houston Geological Society. There are a number of events in the planning stages to honor this occasion. Some members are hard at work generating a Special Bulletin Commemorative Issue to come out later in the year. 

There are many challenges facing us but I have confidence we will weather these challenges as we have weathered other challenges in the past. I’m ask that some of our members with long experience take the time to express their thoughts about the future of our industry and science in general so that our younger members can see that much of this is nothing new.

Because it is a new year and many of us make resolutions, I have a few suggestions to add to your list:

  1. Resolve to become more active in the HGS
  2. Resolve to attend at least two HGS meetings in the coming year.
  3. Resolve to investigate volunteering on one of our many committees.
  4. Resolve to promote membership in the HGS to co-workers and friends and bring them to meetings and participate in our fund raising and social events.
  5. Resolve to renew your membership on time.


May this year be rewarding, fulfilling and successful for us all.

Ken Thies, HGS Editor