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Shaping the future of South Texas

 
Shaping the future of South Texas
PASCALLE BIPPERT La Vernia Municipal Development District Executive Director Jennifer Kolbe (right) and Gerri Lawing with the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) greet visitors to the GVEC booth at the consortium.

Oil and natural gas exploration in the Eagle Ford shale continues to impact South Texas, bringing growth and change, and shaping the Texas economy and our communities.

The second annual Eagle Ford Consortium, “Shaping a Sustainable Pathway,” took place March 7-8 in downtown San Antonio.

According to Terry Boyd, executive vice president of The Cindy Taylor Group, who served on the consortium organizing committee, 650 people registered to attend the event, and attendance Thursday was between 550 to 600 people. The schedule included guest speakers from the oil and gas industry and breakout sessions to discuss specific topics related to the Eagle Ford shale boom in Texas.

More than 40 companies registered to represent their companies at the event, including Barbara Magor of La Vernia with American Investment Planners, who gave a presentation during one session on “Creative Financing.” La Vernia Municipal Development District Executive Director Jennifer Kolbe shared a table with the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC).” She served as a moderator during another breakout session.

People from as far away as Taipei, Taiwan; Canada, Alaska, New Mexico, New England, and Mexico attended to gather information and to meet the folks involved in this amazing energy event. Also attending were representatives from major universities, colleges, junior colleges, and technical schools. Cities, such as Uvalde, shared their information with visitors at booths, informing visitors about what they have to offer those in the oil and gas industry.

County commissioners from surrounding counties, such as La Salle, also attended.

 
 
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