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Archive for June 8th, 2009

NPT County: Special meeting Tuesday at noon to make up for time lost to courtroom chaos

From the county:

Commissioners Court Special Session

(El Paso, TX) – El Paso County Commissioners Court meeting will reconvene in a special session on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. to complete today’s regular agenda.
El Paso County Commissioners Court meets in the Commissioners Court Chambers located in the 3rd floor of the El Paso County Courthouse at 500. E. San Antonio Avenue.
Monday’s Agenda can be found by following this link:
http://www.epcounty.com/meetings/commcourt/2009-06-08/agenda.htm

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June 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm

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NPT Media: New face on Good Morning El Paso

Jorge Torres is replacing Amber Sullins on Good Morning El Paso starting next week. Here’s some background on Torres, from the ABC 7 Web site:

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June 8, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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NPT Drug War: Narcanon: Don’t back down

News release from drug rehab company:

In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International

LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — The following is issued by Narconon International. “More drug rehabilitation and broader drug prevention, not less, is needed if we intend long-term reduction in drugs and crime along our border,” says Clark Carr, president of Narconon International, a network of over 150 drug rehab and education centers. “The ONDCP, the UNODC, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, in fact, governments everywhere agree that reducing drug demand must parallel military and police interdiction. That includes turning drug addicts’ lives around.”

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June 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm

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NPT City: City budget time. Show me the money!

Here’s the schedule for city budget hearings:

Notice is hereby given that Special Meetings of the City Council of the City of El Paso will be conducted on the following dates, at the following times, in the City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall.

AGENDA

For discussion and action: FY 2010 Budget as presented by the City Manager/Budget Hearings Schedule**

DATE TIME DEPARTMENT

Tuesday, July 7, 2009* 9:00 a.m. Budget Overview

Thursday, July 9, 2009 9:00 a.m. Municipal Clerk
Police
Fire

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June 8, 2009 at 11:58 am

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NPT DC: LULAC calls on public to call senators for Sotomayor support

News release from LULAC:

Support Judge Sotomayor: Call Your Senators!

Last Tuesday, President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Sotomayor is a qualified nominee with a sharp and independent mind.

Over the last three decades, Judge Sotomayor has worked as a prosecutor, litigator, trial court and appellate judge, exhibiting a breadth of experience beyond that of any Supreme Court Justice in the last 100 years. She brings to the court an understanding of how laws impact the realities of peoples’ lives.

If confirmed, Judge Sotomayor will be the first Latina to ever join the high court. This would be a landmark achievement for the Latino community and for all Americans who value diversity in the courts. Judge Sotomayor’s confirmation would make the Supreme Court more representative of the American population.

On behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s largest and oldest Latino organization, I urge you to call your senators in support of bringing her nomination to a full vote in the Senate without delay.

— Rosa Rosales, National President, League of United Latin American Citizens

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 8, 2009 at 11:51 am

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NPT County: Legal issues delay starting time for Monday Commissioners’ Court meeting

From the County:

(El Paso, TX) – Monday’s Commissioners Court will begin at noon.
The time change was made due to lack of quorum ONLY for this upcoming meeting on June 8, 2009.
El Paso County Commissioners Court meets in the Commissioners Court Chambers located in the 3rd floor of the El Paso County Courthouse at 500. E. San Antonio Avenue.
Monday’s Agenda can be found by following this link:
http://www.epcounty.com/meetings/commcourt/2009-06-08/agenda.htm

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 8, 2009 at 8:58 am

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