Employee Updates



MICHELLE HARRIS VOTED

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!


Congratulations to the June Employee of the Month in Grand Prairie.

Michelle started her career with Lone Star Communications on September 17, 2007, in accounting as Accounts Payable. She now holds the position of Accounts Receivable. Michelle has shown great dedication through her time here at Lone Star Communications. She is efficient, detailed, driven and is a true team player in all aspects! Michelle is one of the people behind the scenes that keeps the flow going in the office. She “Takes care of more than anyone knows,” is an anonymous comment that stands very true. She is versatile and considerate in her actions. She takes on many tasks with a great attitude and drives to get it right.


Jim Hendrix’s Comment:


Michelle is one of best workers I have had the pleasure of working with in my career. She is a living example of delivering the "right product on time, first time, every time, with no exceptions." Her willingness to take on difficult tasks is unmatched and her dedication and loyalty to her job and Lone Star Communications, Inc. is second to none.


Kara Walker’s comment:


Michelle has been with Lone Star Communications, Inc. since September of 2007. She has worn many hats over the years, from Accounts Payable to Accounts Receivable, as well as taking care of the many office management tasks needed. There are too many to list, but the mere fact that everyone turns to Michelle says it all. She has seen the company grow and expand, and has been a pivotal part in accomplishing that growth. When anyone needs help, she steps in with no question and figures out a solution, even if it means learning something new in a different department. Her work ethic is undeniable, mostly because that is just who she is and because she cares about this company. Each time I hear or see “One Team, One Purpose, One Family,” I immediately think of Michelle.

Here are some Comments submitted about Michelle:


#OneTeam - Michelle always goes beyond the scope of her responsibility to ensure everything that comes across and leaves her desk is 100% correct.


A real Pro. Comes in extra if needed, whatever it takes to get the job done. Has answers to my questions or points me the way.


One Team!


Always ready to help. Takes care of more than anyone knows. Has the company's best interest in all her decisions.


Excellent


Michelle's attention to detail is second to none. She always goes above and beyond when it comes to getting the job done!!


#teamplayer

Michelle will receive a gift and each Employee of the Month will receive a commemorative Coin.




PATT BOWLES CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT LSC


Patt Bowles recently celebrated 25 years at Lone Star Communications (LSC)! Special Event Committee (SEC) members, Lasonia Reed (CAD Operator) and Erika Jones (Accounting), surprised her with celebratory decorations in her new office!















Please join me in welcoming Jose Chavez to Lone Star Communications as a Technician in the LSGP office. Jose began his employment on May 24, 2021 under the supervision of Chris Bell. He brings 4 years of voice & data experience within the school systems with him and we look forward to having him on the team. Jose told me he enjoys installing nurse call systems for Lone Star Communications and continues to learn something new every day.


In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano and guitar and camping out with his family.


Welcome to the Lone Star Team Jose! He can be reached at 903-461-9531 or jose.chavez@lonestarcom.com .


-Ramona Rook, Senior HR Director


JONATHON MURPHY - WORK IN PROGRESS!


I sat in on the Arlington API integration with Informacast and absolutely loved Jonathan's knowledge, professionalism and customer service. I kind of felt like a big brother watching his younger brother DELIVER !!! Great work Jonathon!


-Brian Banks, Internal Cyber Security Officer







JASON CHATHAM WINS BIG AGAIN!


Jason Chatham recently received the Outstanding Performance Award in the Dale Carnegie course! You're on a roll Jason. Keep up the great work!





JAMES SCHWENDIG RECEIVES

LEARDERSHIP AWARD!



Congratulations to James Schwendig in the LSGP office for his award in the Dale Carnegie Leadership Course! He received the "Crashing Through Award!"





HONORING OUR AMAZING WOMEN OF ENGINEERING!




Back in the Dark Ages when I was entering High School, I met with the Guidance Counselor and asked for Drafting Class to be my 2nd elective.


I wanted to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer like my father.


I was told: “There are no girls in the Drafting Class. Pick something else.” and was directed to take typing or homemaking instead…. I chose typing.


THANKFULLY, the World is a much smarter place now; so much so that the brilliant minds and talents of Shelia Elizondo, Lasonia Reed, and Yessenia Zamora are integral parts of what makes the Lone Star Communications Engineering Department so SPECTACULAR! We honor these colleagues and we want to sincerely thank you for all you do to make Lone Star a better place to work each and every day!



THE AMAZING LASONIA REED!

THE INCOMPARABLE SHELIA ELIZONDO!

THE MAGNIFICENT YESSENIA ZAMORA!


-Patt Bowles, COO | Executive Senior Vice President



NICOLE FLORES VOTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH!


The Employees of Lone Star Communications Houston (LSCH) have voted Nicole Flores our June 2021 Employee of the Month.



Nicole was also born in the month June and joined Lone Star Communications on February 6, 2016 as an installer working out of the Grand Prairie Office.


Nicole moved to Houston in 2018 and in 2020 she became a Project Superintendent for the Operations department where she communicates daily with Rey Chapa and Justo Garza.


Nicole holds a certificate in the aviation world as an A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) mechanic. These are the folks that keep us flying.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_maintenance_technician

She worked for GE before coming to LSC.


The first project Nicole worked on for LSC was Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton.


Nicole is married to a dental hygienist and has two stepdaughters and two grandchildren. Nicole and her wife have a cat and two dogs (Ranger and Carley). Her pets love to go on adventures to the park. In her spare time, Nicole likes to take the family hiking and to the beach as often as she can. Nicole loves to travel and is always down for a spontaneous road trip.


Some of the projects Nicole has worked in Houston:

  1. Houston Methodist Continuing Care

  2. CHI St. Luke’s Livingston

  3. CHI St. Luke’s Lufkin


Comments from Nicole’s coworkers

  • Great communicator.

  • Being on site, always giving advice, never afraid to see what cr