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July 2015 - Posts

Commissioner Leon Welcomes Chuy’s to El Paso

Commissioner Leon welcomed Chuy's Mexican Restaurant at their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at The Fountains shopping center in East Central El Paso. The El Paso restaurant is the chain's 64th location, reported Morgan Korous, the restaurant's general manager.


Chuy's opened on April 16, 1982 in an old, abandoned Texas Barbeque joint on iconic Barton Springs Road in Austin, TX. There was seating for about sixty, a women's restroom the size of a broom closet and a men's restroom that was, well, outside. Founders Mike Young and John Zapp had a vision of a fun and funky Tex-Mex restaurant that served authentic and fresh food in an atmosphere that appealed to everyone. From these humble beginnings Chuy's was born, and is now loved by thousands of people around the nation.

Commissioner Leon Meets with the Square Dance Community Regarding USDA Grant

On the evening of July 6, 2015, Commissioner Carlos Leon and the El Paso County Public Works Department met with the Desert Acceptance area (Square Dance) community about an upcoming $8.5 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wastewater Project.


Community members from the Square Dance area had the opportunity to convey an existing 30 foot road easement to the County of El Paso. The property conveyed will allow the County the ability to make improvements with the proposed wastewater improvement project.


Project Description:

El Paso County is proposing to extend wastewater service to the Desert Acceptance (Square Dance) neighborhood located in eastern areas of El Paso outside the City Limits. Currently, this neighborhood does not enjoy any existing public wastewater services, and the disposal of wastewater via individual septic tanks. The proposed wastewater collection system will provide residents with wastewater services and reconnect with existing wastewater systems in the surrounding area. Project stakeholders include the County of El Paso, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD), El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU), and property owners located within the Square Dance neighborhood.

Commissioner Leon at the 36th Annual Del Norte Fourth of July Parade

County Commissioner Carlos Leon wants to thank the Eastside community for the  kindhearted support and welcome at the 36th Annual Del Norte Fourth of July Parade this past holiday weekend. image004



Thank you!