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Jud Burgess

ElPasoSpeak - 6 hours 9 min ago

Another voice has joined the blogosphere here in El Paso.

Jud Burgess can be followed at  https://www.facebook.com/JamesNoEPISDBond

Mr. Burgess filed an ethics complaint against members of city council because of their recent serial meeting.

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US Immigration Reform Forum - 11 hours 35 min ago
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RumpToons No: 12

El Paso News Organization - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:00pm
Here you go, RumpToons No; 12. I hope you enjoy it!
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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 12:27pm
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Slow rental market

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 6:00am

Things are slow in our local rental housing market.

The chart below came to us from RENTCafe.com at  http://www.rentcafe.com/apartments-for-rent/us/tx/el-paso/.

Don’t look for growth in the rental tax base to save us.

Looks like “It’s all good” did not take hold.

We deserve better

Brutus


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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 5:48am
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 7:39pm
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Obama?s Last-Minute Cuba Change Scrambles Immigration Politics, Disrupts Lives

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:38pm
Obama?s Last-Minute Cuba Change Scrambles Immigration Politics, Disrupts Lives

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US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:38pm
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Basic arithmetic

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 6:00am

The Times recently reported that the EPISD superintendent was just given a $45,000 pay hike, “raising his salary to $303,000”.

Different story

The Texas Education Agency lists his base pay at $298,843 for 2015-2016.

Does that mean that today’s real number is somewhere around $350,000?

Don’t believe what you read

As it turns out the January 18, 2017 article in the Times was wrong.  The superintendent’s salary was already at $303,000.  A subsequent article in the Times used correct numbers without telling us whether it was the EPISD board president or the Times reporter who had made the mistake.

Then again maybe it was part of the Times editorial policy and not a mistake but a deliberate act.

As a reader pointed out yesterday, the superintendent also gets a $1,200 a month phone allowance.  Some are more equal than others was a post that detailed other benefits in his first contract, some of which should get your attention.

No public input

The review of the superintendent’s performance was performed in closed session in a special meeting of the board that was held during working hours.  Holding it at that time made it difficult for teachers or members of the public to attend.

The pay raise was subsequently approved in open session without any details.

We deserve better

Brutus


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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 5:08am
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Tell us what you think about telenovelas

Borderzine - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:35am
Statistics show that many Latino millennials are changing Spanish-language TV – by no longer watching telenovelas as former generations did. Borderzine is conducting a short online survey in both Spanish and English (your choice) to get your thoughts on the telenovela style of TV shows. Just select either link, take the short survey, and we will publish the results when they are finalized. English Español
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Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and the Russian Dossier in Context Part Three: hacking and conclusion

El Paso News Organization - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:00pm
Part Three: hacking and conclusion Computer Hacking and Elections In Mexico, there are two major political parties in contention now, the PRI who has been regaining its posture after Enrique Peña Nieto was elected...
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EB-5 Immigrants Include a High Percentage of Law-Breakers

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:23pm
EB-5 Immigrants Include a High Percentage of Law-Breakers


Source: EB-5 Immigrants Include a High Percentage of Law-Breakers

--Center for Immigrati...
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Insecure IDs Compromise Security at Military Bases

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:23pm
Insecure IDs Compromise Security at Military Bases


Source: Insecure IDs Compromise Security at Military Bases

--Center for Immigration Studies feed.
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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:23pm
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US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:19pm
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EPISD goal setting

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 6:00am

Isn’t it sad that the goals the EPISD board evidently set for the superintendent they hired in 2013 were a “balanced budget, finances and last fall’s passage of the $668.7 million bond issue”?

Many of us might have hoped that the school board would have given the superintendent the goal of improving the education of our children.

The school board president now tells us that “the district will be ‘laser-focused’ on students to improve scores, increase enrollment in college, the military or vocational certification and making sure that students are literate in two or more languages”.

Defining the term

Traditional dictionaries like Websters don’t seem to have gotten around to defining “laser-focused” so we rely here on urbandictionary.com.  According to them the term means:

Intensely paying attention to a single object, concept, person, or activity to the exclusion of everything else.

Which is it?

So now which way will it be?  Will the district finally ask the superintendent to pay attention to the education of our children or will he be asked to spend our bond funds the way the moneyed interests want the money spent?

We deserve better

Brutus


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Will Trump Restore 'Wet Foot-Dry Foot' for Cubans?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:05am
Will Trump Restore 'Wet Foot-Dry Foot' for Cubans?


Source: Will Trump Restore 'Wet Foot-Dry Foot' for Cubans?

--Center for Immigration Studies feed.
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Planned Gift Contact Form

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 5:05am
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