Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Newmanistas gathered last evening at the home of Becky and Michael Friesenhahn for cookies and milk. Santa Claus and Father Ken Ducre joined them. After some merry caroling down Altura Avenue, the party ended at House of Pizza.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
At their November meeting, Newman Park Neighborhood Association board members discussed the excessive speeding along Alabama Street past the park. All admitted having concerns about the safety of pedestrians and children.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
What is the perfect Christmas present that you can give right now? Two sweet, little Chihuahuas.
One of the two dogs is microchipped, but there is no trace to his owner. This little black dog came from Pet Guardian; but whoever adopted him did not register his microchip number. The two dogs absolutely love each other and are inseparable. The little black one is a male and the bigger Chihuahua is a female and tan in color. They have a really sweet disposition and are great with kids. Anyone who wants to give these adorable dogs a wonderful home, can call Kristin Perez at 241-6694.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here's a News Release from Officer Henry Slack of Central Police Command that was sent at the end of October:
BURGLARY OF VEHICLES DOWN ACROSS THE CITY WITH CENTRAL,
LEADING THE WAY PEBBLE HILLS & MISSION VALLEY
Date/Time: Saturday, October 23, 2010
El Paso, Texas– El Paso, an for 2010 continues to see a decrease in overall crime. Through Saturday, October 23, 2010 overall crime is still down 1%, compared to this time last year. The crime categories with the largest decreases across the city are Murders, which are down 80% (10 in 2009 compared to 2 in 2010) compared to this time last year, Burglary of Vehicle’s are down 23% (2,670 in 2009, compared to 2,049 in 2010) and Vehicle Thefts are down 14% (1,486 in 2009, compared to 1,283 in 2010). All-America City
By Police Region the Central area has a decrease in overall crime by 5%, Northeast area is down 3%,
area has no change 0%, Pebble Hills area is up 3%, and Westside area is down 3%. Mission Valley
Murder is down 80% with 2 reported for 2010, Robbery is up 7%, Assaults are up 5%, Burglary down 6%, Larceny down 4%, Vehicle Thefts down 14%, and Burglary of Vehicle down 23%.
Burglary of Vehicles are down in the Central area by 33%, down in Pebble Hills by 25%, down in
by 24%, down in Westside by 17% and down in Northeast by 11%. Mission Valley
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Newmanista, Cody Ritchey, and the rest of the Fungi Mungle band will perform a benefit dance to support 1970 Austin High School graduate, Norma Ramos, in her battle against cancer. All are invited to enjoy the group that has been voted 4 times as "Best of the Border" and 5 times as Best of the Best Award Winning Group.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Newmanistas were well visited with happy trick-or-treaters on Sunday night. Ho Baron's home with its collection of surrealistic sculptures displayed throughout the yard and gardens drew an estimated crowd of 1300 people by 9:30 when they closed-up. They gave out 60 pounds of candy. The interacting living statues were exquisitely beautiful.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Newmanistas are getting ready to greet trick-or-treaters again this Halloween. Many will likely be greeted by the scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns from the very successful Pumpkin Patch last weekend.
"I'll be featuring two 'living statues' to entertain at my house this Halloween ever from 6:30 to 9:30. I've had a 'living statue' in front of the house as I hand out candy for the past 4 years; and this year there will be two on stands, spot lit and interacting. The concept of 'living statues' has become common on walking streets in larger cities, but it's rare to see this 'performance art' in El Paso. You all are invited to pass by."
Monday, October 25, 2010
YOU ALL WERE AWESOME!!!! I am so thankful for everyone's help on Saturday! I could not have done this with all the great help and cooperation from everyone! It was fun making the scarecrows and then seeing it all come together on Saturday!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
There will be more than pumpkins to carve or decorate at this year's Newman Park Neighborhood Association's pumpkin patch. There will also be scarecrows for your yard! A number of Newmanistas have worked very hard the past two weekends to create Halloween/Autumn scarecrows that you will just love.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Newman Park Neighborhood Association is planning much more this year for its annual Halloween celebration at Newman Park. In the past, the Association has sponsored a pumpkin carving for children of all ages. This year, in addition to carving or painting pumpkins, people will be able to purchase handcrafted scarecrows and enjoy other arts and crafts. The event will take place on Saturday, October 23, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Newman Park
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This year's Newman Park Halloween event will have some added goodies: there will be scarecrows for sale along with the customary pumpkins to buy then carve or decorate or just take home.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
For the second year in a row, the Newman Park Neighborhood Association promoted the yard sales of members. Some homes even jumped in at the last moment to add to the number of opportunities people had to purchase some very special items.
Friday, September 24, 2010
The Newman Park Neighborhood Association’s
NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE
SATURDAY, September 25
6 a.m. - noon
Visit our booth at Newman Park on the Southwest corner and pick up a free bottle of water and a map of the yard sales in the neighborhood.
We invite you to shop around our beautiful neighborhood:
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Donna Stephens described the following experience as "just another beautiful part of our neighborhood":
"Wednesday morning while driving the rolling hills of the Newmanista Vista Bonita, I had to come to a quick stop as these quail were walking across the street heading for the shelter of the cactus and it's red fruit. I sat for several minutes watching the lead bird guide the youngster as they picked at the cactus fruit and climbed to the top of the wildscape towards Mayfield. I drove up the hill and there that little fellow stood tall and proud on the curb. I was able to get off a couple of shots before they all flew off. It seemed there were several of them hiding. I was too slow and missed the flight of the quail."
For more information about Gambel's Quail including their bird call, go here.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Newman Park's very own, Susan Wester-Perez, will be one of the local artists whose work will be on display at tomorrow night's Artistic Celebration of Our Mountains. The art exhibit has traditionally been the opening reception for the annual Celebration of Our Mountains , a series of events meant to encourage appreciation of the El Paso region's environment.
Monday, September 20, 2010
You are invited to the Newman Park Neighborhood Association's second annual Neighborhood Yard Sale this Saturday, Sept. 25 from 6 a.m. to Noon. Pick up your map and a bottle of water at the Southeast corner of Newman Park and shop your way around the neighborhood at the following locations:
Want to participate and have a yard sale? Email Lisa D. at email@example.com and we'll put you on the map.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Newmanista and visual artist, Dave Ford, is ready to hit the road again. You will recall that Dave recently created a series of subway drawings in New York City. Now he is preparing to create a truck drawing, using the movement of a truck to create a 12’x 7’ drawing using pencil-tipped water bottles suspended over paper in the back of a moving truck. Ford will drive from El Paso to Grand Rapids - more than 1,600 miles. In the back of the truck, movement and time will create the truck drawing.
Dave Ford invites Newman Park Neighborhood residents to an open house/studio this Thursday, Sept. 16th, from 6 p.m. on as he prepares a Truck Drawing for competition in Arptrize 2010.
ArtPrize is a radically open competition. Open to any artist in the world who can find space. Open to anybody in Grand Rapids, Michigan who wants to create a venue. Open to a vote from anyone who attends. For more information visit www.artprize.org.
Info: Sept. 16th, 2808 Aurora Ave., between Piedras and Elm. 6 p.m. – midnight.
For more information on Ford’s work visit www.fordart.com.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
*Burglary of Vehicle included in the "Total" (As a component of Larceny)
UCR Guidelines implemented to measure crime
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
You will recall that there has been some talk about closing the intersection at Wheeling and Scenic Drive. At issue is the fact observed by neighbors that too many cars too often speed down Wheeling from Scenic. An extended curb was created some time ago in an attempt to slow traffic turning off of Scenic onto Wheeling. Hector Montes reports with analysis on what happened at the most recent meeting about the issue:
"I did attend the meeting with Rep. Susie Byrd. Rep. Ann Lilly was also present. The latest plan is to put 'no right turn' signs on Scenic to prevent cars from turning and speeding down Wheeling. Traffic would still be able to go up Wheeling and turn right or left on Scenic. However, Wheeling would remain two-way and there would be no barrier which would actually prevent anyone on Scenic from turning right. It appeared most people present were okay with the plan, but after thinking it over, I'm concerned that because there will be no barrier, and probably little enforcement, the city may once again be taking one dangerous situation and turning it into another. With no one watching, many people familiar with the turn, and particularly joy-riders, will probably ignore the signs and continue to turn and speed down the hill. The danger of head-on collisions will remain, especially because those going up will not be expecting anyone to turn down. With a barrier, I'm sure very few would be willing to turn into the opposite lane.
In addition, there is no plan to correct the curb on the right side corner going up Wheeling, which causes vehicles that turn right onto Scenic to go into the oncoming lane. Many people I know who are familiar with this turn, including police officers, have commented that it is very dangerous, especially when cars suddenly come racing around the mountain going west just as you are turning. Ted Marquez, the engineer from the city, said there is no budget to correct this curb he designed, and both he and Susie said there is no budget to put up a barrier that will actually prevent the right turn going down Wheeling."
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The City of El Paso has launched a new public outreach campaign, “Make a Difference – Report Graffiti.”
The campaign helps residents and businesses recognize the toll that graffiti takes on the community and offers an opportunity to take action. Graffiti vandalism is a community issue and not just a law enforcement one. The new campaign strives to engage citizens, businesses and the media into helping to abate graffiti by reporting it or removing as soon as it is discovered.
Educational materials regarding this public outreach campaign are available online at www.elpasotexas.gov/graffiti/. Please share the information with your organization.
Residents may request graffiti removal by contacting the City’s Department of Transportation Anti-Graffiti Program at (915) 621-6789. The City does not charge for this service. Priority is given to graffiti noticeable from the street. Graffiti in progress should be reported to the El Paso Police Department at 9-1-1.