(July 6, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Eagle Ford Consortium will jointly present a luncheon briefing to release the results of the inaugural Eagle Ford Shale Strategic Housing Analysis. The study provides a housing strategy for the region to help allocate the resources needed to meet the housing needs of the workforce in the region over the next 10 to 15 years.
The briefing is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, July 10 at Garza Ranch, located just north of Cotulla, Texas. Attendees will receive the full report at the luncheon, which is free and open to the public.
The housing study was commissioned by the Small Business Development Center Rural Business Program, a part of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development. Researchers Azza Kamal and Richard Tangum in the UTSA College of Architecture and Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research conducted the study, which discusses current and future housing demands of the oil and gas workforce in six western Eagle Ford Shale counties. They include Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, Maverick, Webb and Zavala Counties.
The July 10 briefing will feature speakers representing the legislature, housing and oil and gas industry.
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
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