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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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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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.

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