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UTSA, League of Women Voters host Oct. 1 forum on Texas Water Prop. 6

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(Sept. 27, 2013) -- The UTSA College of Public Policy, UTSA Student Government Association (SGA) and the League of Women Voters will host a discussion about proposed Texas constitutional amendment Proposition 6. The Texas Water Forum will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 in Frio Street Building Room 1.406 at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"The forum serves to inform the public about Proposition 6 and how its passage would affect their lives and local governments across Texas," said Francine Romero, associate dean of the UTSA College of Public Policy. "The goal of the forum is to bring these important policy issues to the forefront of public awareness."

The panelists will discuss the pros and cons of Proposition 6, which would establish the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and the State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas to assist in the financing of priority projects in the Texas State Water Plan. Voting for passage of Proposition 6 will be part of the statewide Nov. 5 election. SGA officers will be at the UTSA forum to register voters.

Panelists include:

  • Alyssa Burgin, executive director, Texas Drought Project
  • Jennifer Garver, Uvalde city manager
  • Lyle Larson, Texas state representative, District 122
  • Dianne Wassenich, program manager, San Marcos River Foundation
  • Moderator: Evelyn Bonavita, program vice president, League of Women Voters of the San Antonio Area

To learn more, contact Erin Jines at 210-458-3213.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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