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NPT City: A statement from Luis Ruiz, candidate for District 4

untitled-truecolor-03 A sort of random news release — a statement of purpose from Northeast El Paso city representative candidate Luis Ruiz, who already had an event to formally announce his candidacy about two weeks ago. It worked! At least one television station ran this as an announcement of his candidacy, even though, as noted, he already had announced. He is running against incumbent Melina Castro and challengers Walt Phillips and Carl Robinson. For some (opinionated) background on the race, check The Lionstar blog. Let the sprint to the finish begin! Send us your campaign statements, platforms and announcements of events, whether it’s a debate or campaign headquarters opening or posting of a new web site.

Remarks attributed to Luis Ruiz

February 7, 2009

“I am running for office because we live in rapidly growing community ill prepared for the influx of troops that will forever change the dynamics of the Northeast. We need effective and energetic leaders that will follow through and not just promise economic development, infrastructure, quality of life, and public safety. I’ve heard those promises for too long and was brought up with the saying “actions speak louder than words.”

I want to roll up my sleeves and get to work for the Northeast.

Not only must our next city representative ensure the highest quality of life for our new troops, but they must also ensure any proposed plans by the City do not add to the decades of neglect. Our community deserves better.

I will be proactive and examine all resources available at both the state and federal level that will benefit the Northeast. I am beholden to no one but the community and neighborhoods I’ve lived my entire life.

I will do more than just study the needs of small business-owners, I will serve as a conduit into the maze of red tape at the City.
We have to assist and encourage existing businesses to expand by facilitating the permitting process and improving access to capital; but, they can’t do it alone. Someone needs to be in their corner. For these reasons I proudly announce my candidacy to be the next representative for City Council District 4.”

Luis Ruiz is a lifelong El Pasoan. He is a graduate of Parkland High School and Western Technical Institute. He most recently served as a Member of the El Paso Historical Museum Board and Swim Coach for the El Paso Sharks

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February 7, 2009 at 9:31 pm

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NPT Media: The end of analog in El Paso

A news release from ABC-7:



KVIA-TV has elected to maintain its analog television signal until June 12, 2009. That’s the date which the Federal Communications Commission has mandated for stations as part of the transition to digital television.

Kevin Lovell, general manager of KVIA-TV, has spoken with other general managers of other full-power television stations in El Paso and Las Cruces. Most say they will maintain their analog signal until June 12, 2009. Those stations include KDBC, KFOX, KINT, KSCE, KTDO, and KTSM in El Paso, and KRWG in Las Cruces. Craig Brush, general manager of public television station KCOS in El Paso, says his station may shut off its analog signal before June 12.

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February 7, 2009 at 12:33 am

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