Political Cronyism and Veronica Escobar

Politicians are driven by the need to be reelected. A politico will perform at the minimum threshold needed to be reelected. That is the nature of the political beast. Accepting this inconvenient reality, then it makes perfect sense on why the new County Judge for El Paso is Ruben Vogt, Escobar’s Chief of Staff. El… Read More Political Cronyism and Veronica Escobar

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The El Paso Exodus

Of course, they are leaving! As you likely already know, Bloomberg reported on how El Paso leads the nation in residents abandoning the city for greener pastures. You also likely saw that Bob Moore’s newspaper mentioned the exodus as well. He had to because it was trending on social media. As is common with the… Read More The El Paso Exodus

Why Did Eliot Shapleigh Suddenly Go Politically Quiet?

Something that I noticed about the political undercurrent, once it became obvious that the public corruption investigations were throwing a wider net then the Luther Jones’ political faction, that has been bothering me for a while now is why did Eliot Shapleigh stop being a politician. In the various political functions, as the rumors simmered… Read More Why Did Eliot Shapleigh Suddenly Go Politically Quiet?

Community Scholars Program: Does it Pass the Smell Test – Part I of II

By Gerald Mangrum, El Paso Tribune What’s the big deal? The school district is providing funding so some very talented students can gain some experience in the real world and hone their sense of ethics by rubbing elbows with prominent citizens of El Paso. What’s wrong with that? In this article there will be more… Read More Community Scholars Program: Does it Pass the Smell Test – Part I of II

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