Monday, October 31, 2011

Carving Out a Niche: NPNA Offers Wholesome Family Halloween Event

Santiago Dominguez carefully carves his Jack-o-Lantern

Comments from friends and neighbors and even passer-bys were all pretty much the same: "It's great," they all agreed, "that there is a group that still puts on wholesome activities for kids and families at Halloween." The Newman Park Neighborhood Association annual pumpkin carving is just that: wholesome . . . and fun. "Thanks for doing this year after year," said more than one parent.

Many people just dropped by to purchase pumpkins. Others stayed to carve with their children. Many of the scarecrows were sold before the event and now there are 4 left. "The scary ones got purchased," Robert Taylor said. He and Catherine Bachtold and Sally Sauli got together to make scarecrows this year. The 4 left will make great fall and Thanksgiving yard decorations. Just contact Treasurer Robert Taylor to purchase your Autumn/Thanksgiving yard scarecrow decoration.

Perfect Autumn/Thanksgiving yard decorations

Also on sale were Fighting Chihuahua T-Shirts. Someone purchased a T-Shirt to send to a sister in Chicago. She's a Chihuahua lover - God bless her. Her Chihuahua was entered into a dog race along with the likes of Great Danes. Who won? Her fighting Chihuahua!

Nellie Avalos answers a question about Code Compliance as Cynthia Gonzalez of Environmental Services listens.

The carving followed a short but well-attended Association General meeting. Cynthia Gonzalez and Nellie Avalos from the City discussed Code Compliance issues with twenty-five members of the Association.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Get Your Fighting Chihuahua T-Shirt While Supplies Last

Fighting Chihuahua T-Shirts will be on sale this Saturday (October 22) during the pumpkin carving from 10 to Noon at Newman Park. Some shirts have a full front design with or without the zip code on the back of the shirt. Others have a simple chest plate design - again with or without the zip code. Shirts are $10 each. You can purchase one at the park or use the simple gold PayPal Donate button at the top of the right hand column of this blog. Just put your order specifics in the "Purpose" field. (For example, 1-Large Children's Full Front No Zip Code)

You are looking at the perfect stocking stuffer so get one while supplies last.

The T-Shirts currently in our inventory:

Children's Full Front Design

Large 4 no zip code
Medium 1 with 79930
Medium 1 no zip code
Small 4 no zip code

Adult Full Front Design

Medium 2 no zip code
Medium 1 with 79930
Large 1 with 79930
Large 2 no zip code
X-Large 4 no zip code

Adult Chest Plate Design

Large 2 no zip code
X-Large 3 no zip code
X-Large 1 with 79930

Monday, October 24, 2011

Scarecrows Seek Homes for Halloween

"Roy Rogers" and "Dale Evans" are looking for a home for Halloween.

NPNA Board members were busy on Saturday making scarecrows to sell at this year's pumpkin carving. That event will take place this Saturday (October 29th) from 10 until Noon at the playground of Newman Park. Pumpkins are $3. Fighting Chihuahua T-Shirts as well as scarecrows will be on sale.

Board members Robert Taylor, Catherine Bachtold and Sally Sauli carefully select
the right costume for each scarecrow.

Tony Duran shows off a very fashionably dressed scarecrow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Save Alamo Elementary School

Our compadres in the Segundo Barrio are looking for our support. Neighborhood Association President Osvaldo Velez writes:

Dear Friends,

Residents and members of the Southside Neighborhood Association recently voted and agreed for Alamo School to be an El Paso Historic Landmark.

Let's Keep It Historic!!!

Houchen Community Center, 609 S. Tays, El Paso, Texas 79901 (Map)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Do check out Segundo Barrio Scene.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Farewell to Chief Justice David Chew

From El Paso Bar Journal, Oct./Nov. 2011, p. 13
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From El Paso Bar Journal, Oct./Nov. 2011, p. 14
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At midnight on October 11, 2011, Newmanista David Chew will resign as Chief Justice of the Eighth Court of Appeals. Read the above El Paso Bar Journal interview by Clinton Cross. David and Mandy are planning a move to McAllen, Texas where David will be working in the industrial real estate industry.

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Justice Ann Crawford McClure as the first woman Chief Justice of the Eighth Court of Appeals.

David is the brother of Newmanistas Linda Chew (Judge of the 327th District Court) and Patricia Chew (Judge of Probate Court Number One).