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Archive for August 6th, 2009

Cobos, Perez blast from the past: “We’re pretty close friends.”

Last night, late, I was going through NPT files looking for a picture of Barbara Perez to go with this Roy Ortega Column.

So I came across this piece, from a debate between Perez and County Judge Anthony Cobos in 2006. Some interesting excerpts:

Cobos:I do want to clarify or really put a couple of things for perspective. Yes, two years ago when my opponent ran for county commissioner, not this race, I did give her $1,000. She had secured a large contribution for me from the Tiguas when I ran for office in 1999. Most people don’t know we’re pretty close friends. I announced for this office in August of last year. Three months after I announced, she announced. What does that say about friendship? Politics is a very strange animal.

Perez: I would also proudly like to say I have been endorsed by 11 different endorsements, I would like to mention three, County Judge Dolores Briones has endorsed me, city Representative Beto O’Rourke has endorsed me, and city Representative Steve Ortega.

Cobos is right, politics really is strange … all we need now is for Perez to run for county judge again with the endorsements of Cobos (if he does not run again), O’Rourke and Ortega.

— Sito Negron

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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 6, 2009 at 1:06 pm

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The mayor’s in. Go see him.

Sorry for the late notice, but the day isn’t over yet:

MEDIA ADVISORY

PLEASE POST/PLEASE ANNOUNCE

Mayor Cook Opens His Door to the Public

WHO: Mayor John Cook
WHAT: Will hold his monthly “Open Door” meeting
WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall, 10th Floor, 2 Civic Center Plaza
WHY: As part of the Mayor’s community outreach, he is making himself available to the public with a monthly “Open Door” meeting day.

The public is welcome to visit with the Mayor and discuss concerns, ideas or just give input on how to improve our community.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 6, 2009 at 12:22 pm

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State Rep. Moody awarded Freshman of the Year by Texas DA and CA Assn

From the NPT Inbox:

PRESS ADVISORY

From the Office of Representative Joseph Moody

REP. JOE MOODY AWARDED FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR BY THE TEXAS DISTRICT AND COUNTY ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION

WHAT: TDCAA Freshman of the Year Awarded to State Representative Joseph Moody
WHEN: Friday August 7, 2009; 1:30pm
WHERE: Commissioners Courtroom of the El Paso County Courthouse, 500 E. San Antonio Street in El Paso, Texas, 3rd Floor.

*Full Press Release will be distributed via email Friday after the event.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

August 6, 2009 at 10:21 am

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