Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Byrd Breakfast to Host Balliew

John Balliew, the newly appointed President and CEO of El Paso Water Utilities/Public Service Board, will speak at Rep. Susie Byrd’s breakfast this Thursday morning, January 31, at 7:30 a.m. at Tierra Del Sol Restaurant on Alabama and Hamilton.  Mr. Balliew will discuss the drought, water conservation and his vision for the future of EPWU.  Read more about John Balliew.

Gun control/safety is controversial to say the least.  The Mayor’s office issued this announcement about a gathering tomorrow at City Hall:

“Come join a group of concerned citizens urging Mayor John Cook to come out in support of President Obama's Gun Safety proposals, and encouraging him to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Help us make the statement that not all of Texas is in lockstep with the NRA!
Wednesday, January 30, 11:00 am. Meet on 1st floor, then proceed to:
10th floor of City Hall
2 Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901
Info: Pat Delgado 740-3962”

Speaking of City Hall, keep up with all the departmental moves to new locations downtown ahead of the demolition of the City Hall Building.  Go here for relocation information.

Make plans now for the official Dedication of Our New Newman Park Sign, Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. Tom Lea Institute Founder, Adair Margo, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, Mark Weber, and other dignitaries will be on-hand for this celebration.  Cake, chai tea and coffee will be served. 

The grant for the sign came through Neighborhood Services of the Community & Human Development Department.  Mr. Todd Jones of Wright & Dalbin Architects, Inc. designed our sign.  (BTW Fred Dalbin, a principal of Wright & Dalbin, is a Newmanista.  His wife, Pat, is the Public Art Program Coordinator for the City of El Paso.)  El Paso Graphics did the amazing tile work.  JJT Construction Services, LLC (Mr. Jose Torres, owner) was the contractor.

Check out events and hikes at your Franklin Mountains State Park.   Do the Peak Fitness Challenge.  Walk, bike, run Scenic Drive on all Sundays from 7 a.m. until Noon.  All vehicular traffic is prohibited on these Scenic Sundays.

Vaya con Dios!

¡Hola Vecinos!© is an emailed newsletter for the people and businesses in the Newman Park neighborhood of El Paso, their friends and other interested persons. It is written and published by Jim Tolbert who takes sole responsibility for the content of the letter. To subscribe or unsubscribe, just reply to this letter or email jimhtolbert@elp.rr.com.

The mission of the Newman Park Neighborhood Association is to improve the quality of life in the Newman Park neighborhood through care and attention to the park and surrounding areas, and to build a community network of care, watchfulness and concern for each other and our beautiful desert environment.

This is Volume 8 and Number 3 published on January 29, 2013

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