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Archive for June 17th, 2009

It is election season, even if you don’t realize it. Here’s one fund-raiser.

Not to pick on this guy, but the fund-raiser just happened to come across our desk, and we’ve heard about others. Know of one? Send it over!

The following calendar event has been added to El Paso County Democratic Party’s Calendar:

Event: Judge Alex Gonzalez Fundraiser
Start Date/Time: 2009-6-17 5:00 PM
End Date/Time: 2009-6-17 7:00 PM
Location: El Paso Club
Contact Person:
Contact Phone Number:

El Paso County Democratic Party
Questions: El Paso County Democratic Party

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

June 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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El Paso in the (White) House, y’all! A look at Obama’s Texas team.

A story on the Houston Chronicle describes the Texas connections of Hispanics in President Barack Obama’s administration. According to the list published by the paper, anywhere from four to six named are from El Paso or have El Paso ties.

An excerpt from the story, and the list:

Hispanics’ clout widens with Obama
By RICHARD DUNHAM Copyright 2009 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
June 13, 2009, 10:48PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has selected far more Hispanics for his administration than any previous president in American history, a stark reminder of the increasing clout of the nation’s fast-growing and largest minority group.

But it also reflects a Hispanic power shift from Texas to California. Of the top Latinos in the Obama administration, 21 have connections to the Golden State, while 14 boast Texas ties — a reversal from days of Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The bright spotlight on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has focused national attention on her Latino heritage and yet obscured an unpublicized but highly significant shift in the ways of Washington: Latinos have comprised 11 percent of the new president’s first 300 nominees for senior administration positions requiring Senate confirmation, according to the White House.

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June 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm

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Barrio Aztecas on the History Channel’s “Gangland”

News release from the History Channel:

Over the past several months, History Channel Gangland Producers have been in the Borderland and several other states working on the documentary “Blood River”. The documentary is an overall look at the Barrio Azteca Prison Gang. For many months, producers worked with several Law Enforcement agencies to include the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Gang Intel Unit (past & present). EPCSO STGIU gave a law enforcement insight on the largest gang from the El Paso, Texas area.

“Blood River” is set to premier this Thursday, June 18th at 7pm Mountain Standard Time on the HISTORY CHANNEL (cable ch. 58). There will be re-runs several times this week.

The Gangland series tells the inside stories of some of America’s most notorious street gangs.

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June 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm

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