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Archive for July 24th, 2009

Must be in the front row! State rep and political staff at the Escalante-Lock fight

Watching the 10-round fight go to Antonio Escalante over Cornelius Lock on ESPN 2 and who do I see but state Rep. Norma Chavez, El Paso County Commissioner Willie Gandara’s Chief of Staff Dora Oaxaca, and state Rep. Chente Quintanilla’s Chief of Staff Robert Grijalva enjoying the good seats. Lucky dogs! … any other El Paso celebrities in attendance? Send us a note and let us know.


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July 24, 2009 at 11:40 pm

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Sergio Coronado announces candidacy for county judge

From the NPT Inbox (the first one officially out of the gate — but we’re already in an election cycle, and there are plenty more out there, folks):

Sergio Coronado, Attorney and Canutillo Independent School District Board of Trustee, will announce his candidacy for County Judge on July 29, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. in the front Entrance of the El Paso County Courthouse.

Sergio Coronado received his high school diploma from Canutillo High School with the honor of valedictorian in 1978. He went on to attend the University of Texas at El Paso, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology. After graduating in 1982, he was accepted to the University of Texas at Austin where he received his doctorate of Jurisprudence. Mr. Coronado has worked in the Texas Attorney General’s Office-Prosecutor Assistance Division as well as serving as Assistant County Attorney in Travis County. Mr. Coronado decided to move back home to El Paso where he was Assistant County Attorney and later opened his private practice in 1988. He continues to practice law in El Paso County. Mr. Coronado has also been serving on the Canutillo School Board of Trustees since 2002.

Mr. Coronado is married to Kathy Coronado, they have three children; Catherine Nicole age 19, Elizabeth Ann age 15 and Christopher Frank age 8. Their family has resided in the Community of Canutillo for the past 19 years.

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July 24, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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EP Times at Kinley’s/Press Club meeting Saturday morning

From the Inbox:


EL PASO – Experts have heralded the death of the newspaper for decades, and never has it looked more real than now. Three major newspapers serving large urban centers have shut down this year alone. Revenue for most of the papers still in operation is down and has lead to the loss of tens of thousands of journalism jobs in the United States.

Are revenue losses and shifts in circulation affecting the El Paso Times, the city’s oldest daily newspaper? What is the new leadership at the paper doing to improve its product and attract more readers?

Join the El Paso Press Club for a frank conversation about the future of the Times and its role as one of the city’s watchdog. Our guests will be Times Publisher Ray Stafford and Editor Chris V. Lopez.

The event starts at 10:30 a.m. at Kinley’s House Coffee & Tea, 2231 N. Mesa.

Stafford and Lopez will address the future of the Times and the state of the newspaper industry. Both will be available to answer questions about the paper’s practices, its projects and other journalism-related topics.

Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend the event and encouraged to ask questions of the panelists

For more information contact David Crowder at 630-6622 or Gustavo Reveles Acosta at 256-3273

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July 24, 2009 at 3:11 pm

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Pearson Forum: Roth, Shapleigh and Natalicio

From the NPT Inbox, a great way to spend your Saturday morning:

This Saturday from 9-11a.m. at the Pearson Law Firm, 214 W Franklin, I have invited Senior Economist under the Ronald Regan Administration, internationally renown author, Dr. Tim Roth. He will share his views on the economic condition of America and the taking over of certain corporations by the federal government. We will also have a visit from State Senator Eliot Shapleigh who will speak on several topics including Austin politics and what we in El Paso can do to better our community. And finally, the guiding light behind our great university Dr. Diana Natalicio will speak on UTEP’s long term goal of achieving Tier One Status and the efforts being made in that regard.

This months forum is being underwritten by the Garcia Family, Fred Jackson’s Hospitality Services Inc, and Judge Susan Godwin. Their contribution make it possible for us to continue to bring our forum to the El Paso public. Please consider under writing a forum for as little as twenty dollars. Simply contact Joe Oliva at 626-8162 or Robert Pearson at 544-2114. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

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July 24, 2009 at 12:44 pm

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