On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Commissioner Carlos Leon spoke on the importance of high quality affordable healthcare at the Topping-Out Ceremony for UMC’s Neighborhood Healthcare Center-East located in Precinct 1 on 1500 Joe Battle (southwest corner of Vista del Sol and Joe Battle).
On Monday, April 4, 2016, Commissioner Leon welcomed Tropical Smoothie Cafe to their 1st El Paso location on 1513 North Zaragoza. Congratulations!
Commissioner Carlos Leon had the privilege of being Eastwood High School’s Principal of the Day on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Commissioner Leon wants to thank the staff and students for a warm welcome, thank you Troopers!
On March 21, 2016 Commissioner Leon and the court recognized head coach Anthony Carter who led the Lady Knights Girls Wrestling team to a new record in the Texas University Interscholastic League Girls State Tournament by winning with 175.5 points. The Lady Knights clinched their third straight title in the 5A state tournament in Cypress, Texas on February 21, 2016. Hanks High School seized the previous state record when they won their second title with 154 points. The Lady Knights were victorious in the District 2-5A title and the Class 5A Region I title in the 2016 season. Congratulations Lady Knights!
Located on the far Eastside of El Paso, the Sportspark is merely days away from completion. Commissioner Leon, El Paso County department heads and Jordan Foster attended the final walk-thru before unveiling the beautiful completed park to all El Paso residents. Commissioner Leon states, “our constituents deserve and now have the finest Sportspark in the region.” The Sportspark is a vital sports center in El Paso as it holds competitive sports leagues for athletes of all ages, and Leon could not be more proud to house this center in Precinct 1.
On the morning of February 24, 2016, Commissioner Leon held his monthly Precinct 1 Roundtable meeting. Guest speaker, State Representative Mary Gonzalez spoke on various topics that included the voting process and charter schools.
Commissioner Leon was honored to recognize the County of El Paso employees in the Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. This ceremony honored employees and retirees for their years of continuous service to El Paso County. Commissioner Leon appreciates the hard work, loyalty and dedication they have provided to the County.
The new tax office at the El Paso County Eastside Annex at 2350 George Dieter is estimated to open by the end of January 2016. Commissioner Leon is always looking for ways to bring county services to our neighborhoods, and now eastside residents will be able to register their vehicles and receive the following services: title transfers, alcoholic beverage tax and permits, and occupational permits.
Commissioner Leon welcomes Highlands Rehabilitation Regional Hospital during their re-grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday evening in far east El Paso.
Following a life threatening motorcycle accident in August 2009, Commissioner Leon spent 10 days in ICU, two weeks in a rehabilitation hospital and received several months of VNA care at his home. Commissioner Leon greatly values the work of a caregiver, as he relied on a caregiver himself during his lengthy recovery. During Amerigroup’s 3rd Annual Caregiver Luncheon, Leon spoke on the critical role they play in our community, and whole heartedly thanked each and every one them for their hard work and the excellent service they provide for their clients.
Commissioner Carlos Leon held his December community meeting at the El Paso County Eastside Annex on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Information was given on the Sportspark, county kiosks, the new homestead exemption, a Power Point presentation on impending Low-Income Vehicle Repair Assistance, Retrofit, and Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program and other current issues were addressed.
Commissioner Leon encouraging the community to help save lives during this holiday season by shooting a holiday TV spot for United Blood Services.
On the morning of November 17, 2015, Commissioner Carlos Leon held his monthly Roundtable Advisory Board meeting at the El Paso County Eastside Annex. The Roundtable meets every month to discuss issues regarding Precinct 1 and the entire county.
On the morning of November 13, 2015, Commissioner Leon took part in the Second Annual Read Across the District event at Guillen Middle School as he read to a group of six and seventh grade students for half an hour.
Everyone in the El Paso Independent School District was asked to stop everything and read for half an hour to promote literacy and inspire a life long love of reading. Commissioner Leon was honored to be part of such a great effort, and wants to thank Guillen Middle School for the gracious invitation.
Precinct 1 welcomes Blake’s third location to East El Paso. Commissioner Leon presented them with a certificate of appreciation as he expressed the importance of bringing more business to El Paso, as it plays an essential role in creating more job opportunities for our growing county.
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