POWER OF ATTORNEY
Each of the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints MEL G. BREKHUS, RICHARD M. FOWLER and JAMES R.
McCRAW, and each of them, with full power of substitution as the undersigned's attorney or attorney-in-fact, to sign for each
of them and in each of their names, as members of the Board of Directors, an Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
May 31, 2008, and any and all amendments, filed by TEXAS INDUSTRIES, INC., a Delaware corporation, with the Securities and
Exchange Commission under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, with full power and authority to do and
perform any and all acts and things necessary or appropriate to be done in the premises.
DATED: July 9, 2008
On this 9th day of July, 2008, before me personally came SAM COATS, GORDON E. FORWARD, KEITH W. HUGHES,
HENRY H. MAUZ, JR., THOMAS R. RANSDELL, ROBERT D. ROGERS and RONALD G. STEINHART, known to me to be the
same persons described in and who executed the foregoing Power of Attorney and acknowledged to me that he executed the
same for the purposes therein stated.
/ S / S AM C OATS
/ S / G ORDON E. F ORWARD
Gordon E. Forward
/ S / K EITH W. H UGHES
Keith W. Hughes
/ S / H ENRY H. M AUZ , J R .
Henry H. Mauz, Jr.
/ S / T HOMAS R. R ANSDELL
Thomas R. Ransdell
/ S / R OBERT D. R OGERS
Robert D. Rogers
/ S / R ONALD G. S TEINHART
Ronald G. Steinhart
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF DALLAS
/ S / G WYNN E. H ERRICK
Notary Public in and for the State of Texas