El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: February 12, 2002

Welcome to El Paso Metro’s week in review. This section is updated every Tuesday night. City Council Review Approved the hiring an outside consultant, a Mexican attorney, to help the City interpret Mexican law regarding an international transit service; Approved renewal the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce contract for $140,000; Approved 2 street lights for District… Read More El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: February 12, 2002

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Battle of the Business Recruitment Heats Up

By Robert Ruiz, El Paso Metro The City of El Paso’s Economic Development department’s contract with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce (GEPCC) for business recruitment efforts has lapsed and it is not clear whether the contract will be renewed.  In the meantime, the GEPCC’s recruitment efforts have lagged behind projections and the Caballero… Read More Battle of the Business Recruitment Heats Up

The Explorer

By Mary Rubio, El Paso Metro Oñate is a dirty word to many people.  Yet, it is undeniable that the curiosity of exploration has opened many avenues to cultural assimilation all over the world.  Marco Polo, Columbus, Lewis & Clark are just a few of the adventurous people that opened up trade routes and connected… Read More The Explorer

2001 New Voices

By Jaime O. Perez All eyes are on Cobos and Sariñana.  Thrown together by circumstance, both men have displayed an uncommon courage and conviction.  Despite strong pressure to conform to the playbook presented by a newly elected Mayor in a strong Mayoral system and despite the acquiescence if not subservience of the majority of other… Read More 2001 New Voices

El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: December 11, 2001

City Council Review Renewed interlocal agreement between the city and downtown management district; Authorized Mayor to submit certification report to Department of Justice regarding confiscated funds; Postponed an amendment to the 12 Traveler’s that would provide a 2-year contract extension to John Houser to complete the Juan de Oñate statue; Signed contract with Fermin Dorado… Read More El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: December 11, 2001

Potential Field Grows for County Judge

The potential field of candidates for County Judge continues to grow.  Rumors are running hot that more candidates will enter the race in December.  The expected candidates are: Dolores Briones (incumbent): Dolores “Dee” Briones has announced her bid for reelection and boasts of a significant campaign fund.  Self-described as a progressive Democrat, she  was very… Read More Potential Field Grows for County Judge

El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: November 13, 2001

Welcome to El Paso Metro’s week in review. This section is updated every Tuesday night. City Council Review Deleted the item that would hire consultant to certify Jobe Concrete blasting; Three redistricting plans were presented and are being reviewed by city attorney; Hired two outside consultants to review landfill environmental compliance; Passed a resolution to… Read More El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: November 13, 2001

El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: November 6, 2001

Welcome to El Paso Metro’s week in review. This section is updated every Tuesday night. City Council Review Bicycle Paths – Requested greater evaluation of bicycle paths impact on major thoroughfares. Contracts – Found Jar Concrete to be lowest responsible and responsive bidder for Del Norte project in District #2.  Silverton Construction lost the contract.… Read More El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: November 6, 2001