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UTSA alumni to register voters at March 27 event

By Marianne McBride Lewis
Director of Public Affairs

(March 24, 2008)--Members of the UTSA Alumni Association, a 501(c)(3) organization (tax-exempt nonprofit), will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27 at La Fonda restaurant on Main Avenue to register voters, honor Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, and educate UTSA friends and supporters about four propositions under consideration in the upcoming Bexar County special election on the visitor tax. The event is free and open to the public.

Citizens will decide May 10 whether or not to extend the hotel-motel and car-rental taxes to pay for San Antonio River improvements, amateur sports facilities, cultural and arts facilities, and improvements to community arenas grounds and facilities.

If Proposition 2 is approved by voters, UTSA would receive part of the $80 million in car-rental taxes allocated for 13 amateur sports facilities throughout the county. UTSA would use the funding to support a new athletics complex.

"This athletics complex is an important component in the growth of the UTSA athletics program and the university in general," said Rob Killen, '97, chair of the UTSA Alumni Association community relations committee. "The amount allocated to UTSA would be $15 million."

La Fonda is at 2415 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, 78212.

For more information or to register for the event, call the UTSA Office of Alumni Programs at (210) 458-4133 or visit the UTSA Alumni Web site.

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