Sorry, Emet, but bothering to report the events would not serve the Paper's agenda. Therefore they items are unworthy of mention. Unless they serve to discredit UH.
If you follow this time line, nothing happened from 1983 until 2004. I served on UHV's President's Advisory Council between 1997-2003 (President Karen Haynes tenure) and I recall that a lot of the groundwork for UHV's expansion was done before Tim Hudson became president.
There were a number of UH-V presidents and community leaders between 1983-2004 that worked to build this university before Hudson. Let's give them some credit.
Only an Aggie can spread out 800 class-based students on hundreds of acres of land by the airport when UH System can fit them all in 5 acres!
How can anyone who looks at this timeline oppose the change of systems. It has not exactly been hidden how the UH system wants to hold this university back.
Three years, let me tell ya that gives plenty of time to develop a 4 year program. With the industry levels now, I see many more students. UHV is a slightly larger university now than it was then. Much more feasible.