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Archive for September 2009

Women supporting women; a pitch for Mayapan

From the NPT Inbox:

Women Supporting Women!

The spirit of sisterhood is greater than any barriers that attempt to divide us. Our grandmothers taught us to form strong bonds as women and help each other in times of need.

Mercado Mayapan is a self-help initiative by women who refuse to be pushed into poverty. The crisis that emerged at the beginning of September and forced the layoff of 106 workers was the result of ongoing problems with local and federal governments whose bureaucratic decisions take months and years while dire community needs remain in crisis.

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September 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

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Sergio Lewis is in the race for County Commission

Just in, Sergio Lewis will announce his candidacy for County Commissioner, Precinct 2, at a news conference tomorrow at 1400 Montana.

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September 16, 2009 at 2:24 pm

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El Paso at the Washington, D.C. Tea Party

El Pasoan Mary Francis Keisling was featured in the Washington Post coverage over the weekend. Click here to see more.

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September 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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UTEP on 9.11

Photos courtesy of University Communications:

Geology 1

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September 11, 2009 at 4:01 pm

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On 9.11, moving forward and looking back

Two events tomorrow, posted in the order of receipt to the NPT Inbox. First is the 9.12 Tea Party from Conservative
Grassroots El Paso, the second is the 9.11 Day of Service from El Paso Grassroots. Follow the jump to see both.

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September 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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Mayor Cook and James Taylor: Long-lost brothers?

From the separated at birth files (photo taken at last night’s James Taylor concert):

James Taylor

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September 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

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State Rep. Chavez announces re-election bid

From the NPT Inbox, in case you had any doubt:

CHAVEZ RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF AND CELEBRATION

Chávez joined by Reps. Jessica Farrar,Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and Rep. Joaquin Castro V-Chair of the Higher Education Committee, and area college graduates

EL PASO – State Representative Norma Chávez will formally announce her re-election campaign at her campaign kick-off and community graduation celebration on Sunday, September 13th at the El Paso Fire Fighters Hall, 3113 Forney Lane from 2PM – 6PM. The free public event will feature live music including Star Chacon, Cuarteto S’cala, and dance music plus BBQ, sausage, beverages and door prizes. The public is invited to attend. The campaign kick-off is dedicated to recognizing the achievements of recent non-traditional college graduates from area colleges including UTEP, University of Phoenix, and El Paso Community College. In addition information from area colleges will be distributed to those interested in resuming their higher education studies. “My campaign kick-off theme is ‘If I can do it, so can you’ because we are encouraging others that it is never to late to go back to college and get that degree,” said Rep. Chavez.

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September 11, 2009 at 12:19 am

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More 9.11 rememberances

From the NPT Inbox:

UTEP Remembers September 11

On the eighth anniversary of 9/11, The University of Texas at El Paso commemorates those who were lost in the terrorist attacks.

Members of the student organization College Republicans will place approximately 3,000 miniature American flags on the UTEP Geology Lawn as part of the “9/11: Never Forget Project.” Each flag will represent someone who died during the four attacks that day.

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September 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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Take a moment at 9:11 a.m.

From the NPT Inbox:

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: The El Paso Fire Department / The Young Presidents Organization for the El Paso/Juarez Chapter
WHAT: EPFD and YPO will be having guest speaker Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto
from FDNY, who survived the World Trade Center collapse, discuss his experiences about
the event.
WHERE: Fire Station 27 located at 6767 Ojo De Agua
WHEN: Tonight!! September 10, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
The Media is invited to this special 9-11 Event

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EL PASO FIRE DEPARTMENT
You’re cordially invited to the El Paso Fire Departments
“Tribute to 9-11 Ceremony”
Friday September 11th, 2009
9:11 AM
Activities for the Ceremony will be conducted at the Firefighters Memorial located at Fire Station 11
314 S. Leon
El Paso, TX 79901

(see below for schedule)

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September 10, 2009 at 4:45 pm

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Shapleigh fund-raisers: Ruth’s Chris in Austin, El Pisto in El Paso

State Sen. Eliot Shapleigh is busy fund-raising, like most folks in this intense political season. Here’s the invite to his fund-raisers in Austin and El Paso, followed by a video.

Shapleigh fundraiser

“Help Now. Take a Stand for Texas.” from Senator Eliot Shapleigh on Vimeo.

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September 9, 2009 at 11:58 am

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