Texas A&M-S.A. 10 years old, and growing
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Texas A&M University-San Antonio as a stand-alone university. It has been 19 years since the first students walked into leased portable buildings on the Palo Alto campus attending what was then known as the Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio.
The public push in 1996 by my father, the late Texas Sen. Frank Madla Jr., and the passage of legislation in 2003 creating a general academic teaching institution on the South Side of San Antonio would be the genesis of the campus we have today. His untimely death in 2006 prevented him from witnessing the growth and expansion of the university over the ensuing years.