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Archive for July 1st, 2009

El Paso sweats, but not as much as Phoenix

News release from Old Spice. Yeah, it’s a gimmick to get them attention. Works for us. We’re No. 13 on the list. But we want our No. 1 ranking!

Old Spice Recognizes Phoenix as America’s Undisputed Sweatiest City:

Concludes Eight Years of Analyzing Summertime Sweating Across America, and Reveals Top 20 All-Time Sweatiest Cities

CINCINNATI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ — Old Spice, the nation’s leading male anti-perspirant/deodorant brand, today named reigning champion Phoenix the “Undisputed Sweatiest City” in celebration of summer – and in preparation for many summers to come. As the final year for this popular summertime study, Old Spice is also recognizing the Top-20 All-Time Sweatiest Cities, hot spots across the country that burned up the charts year after year.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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Shapleigh, Quintanilla, and the Socorro party continues at the Capitol

News release from the office of state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh:

State champions Socorro Bulldogs to take bite out of Texas capitol

“The Bulldogs story is already the stuff of El Paso legend. Along with the ’49 Bears, ’66 Miners, ’08 Conquistadores, the ’09 Bulldogs show us that pride, persistence and ganas can make champions of each and every one of us.”

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AUSTIN – On Thursday, July 2, 2009, Senator Eliot Shapleigh (D – El Paso) and Representative Chente Quintanilla (D – District 75, El Paso) will host a two day tour and honor the Socorro High School Bulldogs baseball team with a special resolution on the floors of the Texas Senate and House.

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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City budget meeting schedule (for Lisa Turner and the other person who attends)

3RD REVISION
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
CITY HALL, TWO CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 2ND FLOOR

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.
Public Safety Communications
Police
Fire
Union Concessions
Municipal Clerk
Department of Public Health

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:00 a.m. Airport
International Bridges
Public Transit – Sun Metro
Street

Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:00 a.m. Financial Services
Human Resources
Tax
OMB/Health Fund/Workers’ Comp.
Non-Departmental

Monday, July 20, 2009 10:00 a.m. Community Development
Museums & Cultural Affairs
Library
Zoo
Parks & Recreation
Convention & Performing Arts

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:00 p.m. Development Services
Economic Development
Environmental Services
Information Technology
General Services
Engineering

Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:00 p.m. City Attorney
Mayor & Council
City Manager

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 9:00 a.m. Budget Wrap up

Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:00 p.m. Budget Wrap up

*Budget Overview will be held during City Council’s Regular meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2009.

**Subject to changes and final approval by the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem; any schedule changes will be re-posted.

Richarda Duffy Momsen, City Clerk

Sign language interpreters will be provided for this meeting upon request. Requests must be made to this department a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Copies of this Notice will be provided in Braille, large print or audio tape upon request. Requests must be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the date and time of meeting.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm

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County ethics issue not over; hearing today on Escobar, Cobos complaints

AGENDA
DATE: Wednesday, July 1, 2009
TIME: 1:30 P.M.
PLACE: COUNTY JUDGE’S CONFERENCE ROOM
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 3RD FLOOR, SUITE 301
500 E. SAN ANTONIO STREET
POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2009
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:
The Board of Ethics will give you the opportunity to address them on a particular
item listed on this agenda prior to proceeding with the official business at hand.
Please inform the secretary prior to the start of the meeting which item(s) you wish
to address. Time limit will be five minutes.
1. OPEN MEETING:
2. ESTABLISH QUORUM:
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Speaker’s choice: Five (5) minutes per person during this segment regarding any items or three (3) minute
per person on each item as it appears on the agenda. The same will apply to any interest group consisting of
three or more representatives. The Board of Ethics retains the option to allow more comment as it deems
necessary.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ______________________________
Meeting of June 3, 2009 and the Special Meeting of June 25, 2009
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5. ITEM EXECUTIVE SESSION:
PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071:
A. ITEM Receive legal advice and consult with legal counsel concerning the Public
Information Act and Public Information Act requests received by the board on
May 20, 2009, May 21, 2009, May 22, 2009, and May 26, 2009.
B. ITEM Receive legal advice and consult with legal counsel concerning the Open
Meetings Act and conduct of Initial Inquiry and Public Hearings under the El
Paso County Code of Ethics.
C. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY
Receive legal advice and consult with legal counsel concerning the complaint
filed on April 29, 2009, by Emma Acosta against the County Judge Anthony
Cobos, the County of El Paso, the County Human Resources department and
Albert Garza.
REGULAR SESSION
6. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action on the complaint filed on April 29, 2009, by Emma
Acosta, against the County Judge Anthony Cobos, the County of El Paso, the County
Human Resources department and Albert Garza.
7. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action on the complaint filed on June 10, 2009 by Stuart Leeds
and Theresa Caballero against County Commissioner Veronica Escobar.
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8. ITEM EXECUTIVE SESSION:
PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 551.071 AND 551.074:
A. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY
Discuss the complaint filed on June 10, 2009, against County Commissioner
Veronica Escobar.
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REGULAR SESSION
9. ITEM ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action to fill two (2) board seats whose terms are due to
expire.
10. ITEM ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action on reviewing Section XIII, A, #6 of the Code of Ethics.
11. ITEM ______________________________
ADJOURN
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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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