Friday, August 28, 2009

Susie Byrd: There is a lot going on in District 2

Here's a message from our Representative Susie Byrd:

There is a lot going on in District 2 and around the City that I wanted to let you know about. I updated my blog ( with all the dates and times of upcoming events but wanted to highlight a few in this note.
Congressman Reyes to discuss health care reform at District 2 Community Meeting. Health care reform is the big topic nationally. El Paso has one of the highest rates of uninsured residents in the United States so these efforts at the federal level will most certainly postively impact access to medical treatment for El Pasoans and improve our economy. Congressman Reyes will talk about the legislation being proposed, answer questions and take ideas on how to improve the legislation. Our meeting is on Thursday, September 3 at 7:30 A.M. at Tierra del Sol on Alabama.
Important Community Meeting on Save Houston Elementary Efforts. EPISD has agreed to keep Houston Elementary open if they are able to increase enrollment at the school in the next two years. They have put together a great working plan to get us there but need the community to step up and support their efforts. On Wednesday, September 2 at 6 P.M. at Houston Elementary, the District will present their plan and enlist volunteers to help recruit new students and improve the school. We need all the help we can get. If you are an area resident, we need your help. If you are a local business who is interested in supporting excellence in education, we need your help. If you can't make it, but would like to help out please contact me.
Sun City Triathalon needs volunteers. A good friend and District 2 resident is trying to round up some volunteers for the Sun City Triathlon taking place on Sunday, September 6. It's being held at Ascarate park (and pool), and it's the only triathlon available in El Paso this year. The kids' race starts at 7am, and the adult race will follow. The director could use about 30 volunteers to direct racers on the course, hand out water, cheer, etc. I'm guessing the volunteers would be needed from about 6am to noon. I you would like to help out, let me know. There are people coming in from out of town for the race, and we want to show them a good, safe, fun event!
There is always more, but these are the highlights. Have a great weekend.
City Council Representative, District 2
City Council Representative, District 2

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