News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

April 16, 2008
CONTACT: 512-463-0119


WHAT:   Blue Ribbon Task Force Press Conference to Announce New Honorary Chairman and the Extension of the Child Abuse Prevention Billboard Campaign

WHEN:   Thursday April 17, 2008 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:   United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, 700 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205

San Antonio, TX -- On Thursday, April 17th, Senator Carlos Uresti and Blue Ribbon Task Force will hold a press conference at 2 pm at United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County to welcome a new honorary chair to the executive committee, as well as unveil the second stage of its billboard campaign.

The Blue Ribbon Task Force plans to introduce a new honorary chair to the executive committee of the task force, former San Antonio Spur, George "The Iceman" Gervin. Gervin, who is already involved with at-risk youth in the San Antonio community, is poised to contribute a lot to the message of the task force.

The campaign, which has been seen on billboards and posters throughout San Antonio, has drawn new designs from University of Texas students. The primary prevention message of the campaign aims to raise awareness to the seemingly quiet problem of child abuse and neglect.

Senator Uresti is the founder and chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force, a local coalition of community members. For more information, visit

Senator Uresti will be available for comments and questions from members of the media during the event.

Carlos I. Uresti is the senator from State Senate District 19, a 23 county area stretching along the U.S.-Mexico border, from San Antonio to El Paso County, including all or part of the following counties: Bandera, Bexar, Brewster, Culberson, Crockett, El Paso, Edwards, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Sutton, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, and Winkler. Covering 55,000 square miles, the district contains 62 school districts, and spans two time zones. As the largest geographical senate district in the contiguous 48 states, Senate District 19 is larger than 24 states and 25 countries.

For more information please call Arthur Reyna or Vanessa Macias Ballou at 512-463-0119.