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Historic designation not voluntary

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 09/03/2019 - 5:00am

This slide came from a presentation to city council:

It appears that other people can collectively vote to take your property.

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Bank Disaster Marketing Fails

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 10:00pm
As I was preparing for hurricane Dorian, I started to receive marketing emails from banks. These weren’t your […]
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Labor Day 2019

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 5:00am

Happy Labor Day!

What are your thoughts about the future of labor unions?

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Happy Labor Day 2019

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:00pm
Happy Labor Day! I hope you enjoy these cartoons courtesy of Cagle Cartoons.
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Didn’t work out that way

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 09/01/2019 - 5:00am

Remember that ball park that would be paid for by hotel motel occupancy taxes?

That did not quite work out.

Take a look at the column on the far right of this chart:

In 2019 they project that 27% of the debt service will have to be paid with other sources of revenue.

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RumpToons No: 148

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 08/31/2019 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 148!
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ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 08/31/2019 - 5:00am

It’s Saturday.

What’s on your mind?

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Police back out on I10

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 08/30/2019 - 5:23am

Great news!

I’ve actually seen motorcycle policemen with radar guns working interstate 10 recently.

This is better


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Denying Citizenship At All Costs

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:00pm
Donald Trump is leading a war against immigrants. Trump is making it clear that under him no immigrant […]
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Oops Announcement - Foreshadowing a Campaign

Refuse the Juice - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 9:45am
I'm kind of wondering how anyone saw a Facebook page that was up for a grand total of nine minutes. If that's the true story of how Rep. Hernandez-not-Brown outed her mayoral ambitions, I think it's weird people were stalking... Brad Kanus
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EPISD–initial enrollment numbers 2019

ElPasoSpeak - Thu, 08/29/2019 - 5:00am

Things are not looking good at EPISD when considering enrollment numbers.

Last year in EPISD getting smaller faster we wrote about the district losing about  1,400 students between the 2017 and 2018 school years.

The district evidently tracks these numbers in two hour increments.

Here is the latest report:

As of August 27, 2018 the district showed enrollment of 57,103 students.

As of August 20, 2019 the district was showing 54,813.

We should expect the 2019 number to rise a bit but as of August 20 they are down 2,290 students.

I don’t know how much the state plans to pay the district for each student this year.  In past years it has been over $5,000 per student.

If they end up with a loss of 2,000 students and the state pays $5,000 each they will have a $10 million drop in revenue.

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Build The Wall At Any Cost

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 10:00pm
Donald Trump has been trying to create the illusion that most of the country supports his xenophobic attacks […]
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On Her Mary Way Back

Max Powers - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 6:44pm
So Mary IS running for re-election. There goes my hope for a State Representative Holguin. Moving on though... ...did you all see the video with the rest of the delegation did in show of support for Mary? Joe Moody look like he got his ass-kicked with that shiner around his... Max Powers
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Council members benefit from errant pointed fingers

Refuse the Juice - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 8:01am
Max Grossman was ranting (as usual) to his email list about how the mayor is the sole person responsible for tax increases. He did this right after the mayor vetoed the budget citing tax increases. I'm trying to figure out... Brad Kanus
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Bully or dummy or both?

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 08/28/2019 - 5:00am

It’s another sad day in El Paso.

Our city council met Tuesday to consider ousting one of its members.

The charge?

Evidently there was a Facebook post where a picture of the council member was shown.  The title of the page was “Cassandra Hernandez for Mayor of El Paso, Texas”.

The issue here will come down to details.

Did the council member participate in the creation of the page?

Did the council member authorize the publishing of the page?

Unfortunately many of our city council members are ignorant of the laws controlling their offices and the city government.

If our mayor continues to try to oust her this will probably end up in court.

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Whatever Happened to Freedom-Loving Americans

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 10:00pm
Growing up in México one of the things I heard the most about the United States is how […]
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On Her Mary Way?

Max Powers - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 5:39pm
You already have one Lower Valley race with Iliana Holguin taking on Vincent Perez. But could there be another one on the horizon? Last I checked, your DiputadX Estatal, Mary Gonzalez, has NOT announced that she is running for re-election. And Labor Day is less than a week away. Yes,... Max Powers
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Iliana's Party

Max Powers - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 8:34am
It looks like everybody and their grandmother showed up yesterday at Iliana Holguin's campaign kick-off. Now, I know Vincent Perez and his team want to make hay of the fact that Iliana had the local party use her husband's consulting firm. But I got news for Team Vincent. Nobody cares.... Max Powers
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Police training academy

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 6:51am

If the police department thinks that they need a new training academy facility why don’t we get them to buy and remodel one of the  schools that EPISD has recently closed?

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The Cha-Ching Apple Credit Card

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:00pm
Yesterday I received my Apple credit card. Usually a credit card isn’t too exciting but in the case […]
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