(May 7, 2012) -- The Center for Community and Business Research (CCBR) in the UTSA Institute for Economic Development (IED) will host a pair of luncheon briefings to release the results of its highly anticipated study, "Economic Impact of the Eagle Ford Shale." This new baseline study assesses economic impacts of the shale realized in 2011 and depicts the rapidly evolving business activity as one of the biggest new drivers of growth in Texas.
UTSA will first release the new economic impact study at a briefing scheduled 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 9 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 600 E. Market St., San Antonio, Texas 78205. A media availability session will follow the luncheon, and the full report will be distributed to attendees.
The CCBR also will release the economic impact study at a briefing in the shale region, scheduled 12:45-2:45 p.m., Friday, May 11 at Garza Ranch, north of Cotulla, Texas.
Thomas Tunstall, CCBR director and the study's principal investigator, and UTSA Associate Vice President for Economic Development Robert McKinley will present the findings of the study at both events. Others on hand will include Barry Smitherman, chair of the Texas Railroad Commission; David Blackmon, director of Government Affairs at El Paso Corp. and Texas committee lead for America's Natural Gas Alliance; and Adam Haynes, director of Government Relations of Chesapeake Energy.
Speaker of the House Joe Straus III, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, NuStar Energy LLP CEO Curt Anastasio and UTSA President Ricardo Romo will offer remarks about the impact of the Eagle Ford Shale at the May 9 event in San Antonio.
Executive Director of the Middle Rio Grande Development Council and Chairman of the Eagle Ford Consortium Leodoro Martinez; Texas Railroad Commission Member David Porter, Cotulla Mayor Joe Lozano and County Judge Joel Rodriguez Jr. will offer their perspectives at the May 11 event in Cotulla.
To register for either event, visit the Eagle Ford Consortium website.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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