December 2013 - Posts
Its something we take for granted every day. We turn on the tap in the morning to take a shower or brush our teeth and we expect two things: water to come out and for that water to be clean and drinkable.
While that is something we all expect, the reality is that for many in our community, clean potable water is not something they take for granted. And now, they are one step closer to being able to have the same expectation of clean and potable water. Watch this story for more details.
County Commissioner Vince Perez (PCT 3) was the featured speaker at a breakfast meeting for County Commissioner Patrick Abeln yesterday morning at the Denny’s Restaurant on Transmountain.
Commissioner Perez spoke about several issues relating to the County of El Paso including the budget, clinics, and mandated and non-mandated services. In addition, Commissioner Perez also gave the residents an update to the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry project.
During his introduction Commissioner Abeln spoke of Commissioner Perez being a “cost-cutter” for the County.
Well the holiday season is upon us!
There was a delivery yesterday of about 800 toys to Alarcon Elementary in San Elizario. The toys were from the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots program that is spearheaded by the Marine Corps Reserve and other charities. This was just one of 44 deliveries going out across Precinct 3 and the County!
A big thank you to all the volunteers and people who contributed to such a worthy cause. Seeing children enjoying toys they would not otherwise have is extremely rewarding.
Here is a round-up of stories relating to the County and Precinct 3 over the month of November along with a brief description of the stories.
November 27th, 2013 KVIA
There are many challenges to managing the budget at the County. Some of the concerns of Commissioner Perez relating to the way process works under our current system are outlined in this piece.
November 26th, 2013 KVIA I-Team
The ABC 7 I-Team did a story on indigent defense in El Paso County. The story talks about who receives indigent defense services and how the attorneys are appointed.
November 25th, 2013 KFOX
The County lacks the authority to intervene in the El Paso Electric Power Plant issue in the Montana Vista community. That is among a few reasons why Commissioner’s Court will not file a lawsuit over the issue. Read more details on the issues involved in this complex topic.
November 15th, 2013 KFOX
Here’s a peek at the new Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry.
November 6th, 2013 KFOX
The process for setting up a new city government in San Elizario will take the hard work of committed community members. Here’s a story on what the incorporation of the oldest community in the County could mean for local residents.
November 5th, 2013 KFOX
San Elizario Becomes a city! Read all about it here.