El Paso County Commissioner Pct. 1

Commissioner Leon Attends Highlands Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Commissioner Leon welcomes Highlands Rehabilitation Regional Hospital during their re-grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday evening in far east El Paso.

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Commissioner Leon Speaks at Amerigroup’s 3rd Annual Caregiver Luncheon

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.

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Commissioner Leon Holds Community Meeting

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.

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Commissioner Leon Helping the Community

Commissioner Leon encouraging the community to help save lives during this holiday season by shooting a holiday TV spot for United Blood Services.

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Commissioner Leon Holds His Monthly Roundtable Meeting

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.

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Commissioner Leon Reading Across the District

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.

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Commissioner Carlos Leon Welcomes Blake’s Lotaburger to the Eastside

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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Commissioner Leon meets with Eastside Advisory Board

County Commissioner Carlos Leon held his monthly Roundtable Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Guest speaker Judge Veronica Escobar spoke on the latest information concerning El Paso Children’s Hospital.

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The Roundtable Advisory Board meets every third Wednesday of the month to discuss issues without injecting political biases and consistently sustain a nonpartisan stance.

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Commissioner Leon Welcomes New Business to Precinct 1

Commissioner Leon welcomed VIP Pharmacy and presented them with a certificate of appreciation expressing the importance of local business, as it plays an essential role in making strong communities.

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Commissioner Leon is Honored with the ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR Award

On September 25, 2015, during the Council of Governments (COG) meeting, Commissioner Leon was honored by fellow elected officials as the ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR.

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Commissioner Leon Speaks at the El Paso Electric Employees Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

On the morning of September 16, 2015, Commissioner Leon had the honor to speak at the El Paso Electric Employees Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, where he had the opportunity to thank all the volunteers that spend a tremendous amount of time helping and supporting different organizations throughout the city of El Paso.

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Through the Volunteers in Action (VIA) Program, El Paso Electric participates in civic and charitable activities. Hundreds of employees throughout the year contribute thousands of hours to many community events around the city.

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Each year El Paso Electric celebrates employee volunteerism with an "Awards Power Breakfast," where outstanding El Paso Electric volunteers are nominated and selected by co-workers. Honorees are awarded the prestigious VIA MegaWatt Award for Excellence in Community Service.

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Commissioner Leon Re-Certifying at the El Paso Police Academy

On Friday, September 11, 2015, Commissioner Leon re-qualified for his Retired Police Officers certification at the El Paso Police Department Training Academy.

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Commissioner Leon and the Court Recognize September 14, 2015 as “John Gable Day”

During Commissioners Court Monday morning, it was resolved that September 14, 2015 be recognized as “John Gable Day,” in honor of Mr. Gable, Region 19 Teacher of the Year.

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lMr. John Gable, a 26-year career educator has been teaching Welding and Career and Technology for the past 23 years at Jefferson High School in El Paso, Texas. He is also currently a dedicated head coach for the Girls Jefferson Varsity Softball team.

Mr. Gable has a great message for student advocacy as he was once a self-proclaimed bad student who struggled with homelessness. After going back to school, Mr. Gable obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree and passionately teaches year after year with endless enthusiasm.

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Mr. Gable is one of three finalists for Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year, arriving at that honor by first being named Jefferson Teacher of the Year, then the El Paso Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year, and followed by Region 19 Secondary Teacher of the Year. He is the fourth consecutive EPISD educator to earn Region 19 Teacher of the Year honors. He will travel to Austin for interviews in October before the Texas Teacher of the Year panel of judges. Mr. Gable is an excellent representation of El Paso and we wish him the best.

 

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Commissioner Leon Presents Certificate of Appreciation

Aisha Al-Naiem, a nursing student from the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing was presented with a certificate of appreciation for volunteering at Commissioner Leon’s 1st Annual Blood Drive/Health Fair on August 27, 2015.

Commissioner Leon expressed his deep gratitude to all the volunteers who came out to help the Eastside community during the blood drive and health fair. Among the organizations that participated in the blood drive were: University Medical Center, Gayle Hunt School of Nursing, Smile Magic, El Paso Diabetes Association and Desert Imaging.

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County Commissioner Leon’s 1st Annual Blood Drive

County Commissioner Carlos Leon held his 1st Annual Blood Drive/Health Fair yesterday, August 27, 2015, at the El Paso County Eastside Annex. Commissioner Leon wants to thank everyone who came together to make the 1st annual blood drive a success by surpassing our goal and adding 43 blood donations to our local supply.

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The Blood Drive will benefit United Blood Services, which supplies area hospitals with the lifesaving blood our community depends on. On August 26, 2009 Commissioner Leon himself depended on volunteer blood donors following a serious motorcycle accident in Mesilla, New Mexico, which nearly ended his life. After receiving several blood transfusions and undergoing multiple surgeries, Commissioner Leon made a significant recovery, and today wants to give back to the community and help ensure there is blood available when needed.

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Donors visited with representatives from University Medical Center, Texas Tech, Smile Magic, El Paso Diabetes Association, Desert Imaging and were treated to free breakfast provided by Taco Bell.

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