Archive for July 2nd, 2009
Click here for the full story from Catholic Online about reactions to closure of El Paso Planned Parenthood clinics. Some excerpts:
– In 1937, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger personally visited her gleaming new Planned Parenthood offices in El Paso, Texas. Today, American Life League will join local pro-life activists in celebration of another major victory, as all seven of the Planned Parenthood of El Paso facilities permanently close their doors.
– “We expect many more closures in the days to come, as people become aware of Planned Parenthood’s sex-crazed birth control and abortion business,” said Rita Diller, director of American Life League’s STOP Planned Parenthood project.
– “What happened to Planned Parenthood of El Paso is part of a larger trend,” Diller said. “One by one, with hard work and prayer, these facilities are closing down, no matter how entrenched Planned Parenthood may seem to be in a particular community.”
News release from District 4:
District 4 City Representative Carl Robinson Seeking to Fill Advisory Boards & Commissions Vacancies
WHO: City Representative Carl L. Robinson
WHAT: Announces Boards & Commissions Vacancies
WHERE: The City of El Paso District 4
WHY: The District Representative office is currently accepting applications (with Resume) for the following Boards & Commissions:
ART MUSEUM ADVISORY BOARD
CITY PLAN COMMISSION
CONSTRUCTION BOARD OF APPEALS
EMPOWERMENT ZONE ADVISORY BOARD
GREATER EL PASO CIVIC, CONVENTION AND TOURISM ADVISORY BOARD
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL
Civil Service Commission
Prospective Applicants are preferred residents of District 4. Qualified Candidates can submit their Bios/Resumes to District4@elpasotexas.gov or can call (915)541-4400 for more info.
Bob Cook: El Paso, Juarez open for business, despite some ‘limited criminal activity south of the border’
Some excerpts from an op-ed published on the Web site areadevelopment.com, written by REDCo president Bob Cook:
El Paso/Juárez — A Local Perspective
– El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, offer outstanding economic benefits, in spite of some limited criminal activity south of the border.
– There has been much written about the 1,600 homicides that occurred last year in our sister city, but the reality of the situation is far different from what is generally reported in the media. More than 98 percent of these homicides were perpetrated against drug cartel members, police, and military personnel. However, in spite of the spike in violent activity, we continue to see economic growth in our region.
– In conclusion, I should point out that there has been no discernable spillover effect in El Paso. For more than a decade, El Paso has been one of the three safest major cities in America (according to FBI Uniform Crime Statistics). While El Paso’s heart aches for our sister city, we remain undaunted in our effort to develop El Paso as a “world class” city. We are building America’s newest four-year medical school, constructing a $4.5 billion expansion of our Army installation, undertaking a major downtown redevelopment effort, and my office is currently working with 165 corporations considering jobs and investment in El Paso alone. Stay tuned.