Author’s note: the issue of immigration is complex and does not fit into nice little sound bites. This article is necessarily long so that the reader can gain a clearer understanding of what is going on at the southern border today. Rather than break it up into smaller articles, I have decided to publish it… Read More What Is Going On At The Border?
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Barbara Carrasco gave a monologue to city council during the call to the public portion of the meeting. Carrasco provided information about the municipal identification cards. Her information contradicted the presentations being provided by the advocates for the municipal identification card drive. As many of you know, David Stout has… Read More Barbara Carrasco Fact Sheet on Municipal Identification Cards
Last week, KVIA’s Andrew Polk (August 27, 2016) reported that the El Paso County Commissioners and the University Medical Center board were talking about “possible problems like the tax rate and the El Paso Children’s Hospital situation.” As I have been pointing out ever since the children’s hospital was proven to be financially unfeasible, the… Read More El Paso Childrens Hospital Scheme Part 2
There is much controversy about the salaries that Veronica Escobar, Vince Perez and David Stout voted for themselves recently. Carlos Leon and Andrew Haggerty voted against the raises. Veronica Escobar technically voted against giving herself a raise, but it remains my contention that she did so knowing in advance that she had the votes to… Read More El Paso County by the Numbers 2016
The problem with Veronica Escobar and Vince Perez is that they believe that an elected position is a career. That is why they voted themselves a raise. Yes, I know that Veronica Escobar voted against a raise for herself, but that is just a “wink, wink” deal to allow her to say she didn’t vote… Read More County Elected Give Themselves a Raise
As many of you know, there is a group of El Pasoans that have been pushing forth the concept of a municipal identification card for those city residents that do not have identification or have a difficult time acquiring an identification card from the federal or state governments. In May of this year, the City… Read More Texas Now Accepts the Mexican Voter Registration Cards as Valid Identification
This past weekend a frequent reader to my blog pointed me to an online petition by a group calling themselves the “ELP Tax Guardians.” I am not sure who they are but their petition had close to their stated goal of 200 signatures yesterday morning. This is about three days after the petition had been… Read More Change.org Petition to Commissioners Court and Others