El Paso County Commissioner Carlos Leon, Public Works and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a community meeting at the Montana Vista Fire Rescue at 13978 Montana on Thursday, May 26, 2016. State Director Paco Valentin presented Commissioner Leon with a plaque recognizing the funding ($8.5 million) for the upcoming Water and Waste Disposal Grant estimated to begin in November 2016.
Wastewater Project Description:
El Paso County and the USDA are extending wastewater service to the Desert Acceptance (Square Dance) neighborhood located on the far eastside of El Paso. This neighborhood does not have existing public wastewater services, and are currently using the disposal of wastewater via individual septic tanks. The proposed wastewater collection system will provide residents with wastewater services and reconnect with existing wastewater systems in the surrounding area. Project stakeholders include the County of El Paso, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA-RD), El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU), and property owners located within the Square Dance neighborhood.
Commissioner Leon presented Principal Boyd with a resolution on May 23, 2016 for her acknowledgment as the 2016 Texas National Distinguished Principal of the Year award. Dana Boyd has been a distinguished leader for the Ysleta Independent School District and the proud principal at East Point Elementary for the past five years.
Principal Boyd, an educator for 17 years and a former Texas Teacher of the Year has been named the 2016 National Distinguished Principal for the state of Texas. Mrs. Boyd prevailed over eight finalists from around the state for this prestigious award by remaining a strong candidate through a challenging competition, and will represent Texas at the National Distinguished Principals program in Washington D.C. this coming October. The National Distinguished Principals program honors principals who demonstrate exemplary character and provide exceptional quality of the education to children throughout the school year.
Congratulations Principal Boyd!
On May, 21, 2016, Commissioner Carlos Leon, El Paso County Public Works, CDA Architects, contractor Jordan Foster and the residents of El Paso came out to celebrate the much anticipated grand re-opening of the County Sportspark.
On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Commissioner Carlos Leon spoke on the importance of high quality affordable healthcare at the Topping-Out Ceremony for UMC’s Neighborhood Healthcare Center-East located in Precinct 1 on 1500 Joe Battle (southwest corner of Vista del Sol and Joe Battle).
On Monday, April 4, 2016, Commissioner Leon welcomed Tropical Smoothie Cafe to their 1st El Paso location on 1513 North Zaragoza. Congratulations!
Commissioner Carlos Leon had the privilege of being Eastwood High School’s Principal of the Day on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Commissioner Leon wants to thank the staff and students for a warm welcome, thank you Troopers!
On March 21, 2016 Commissioner Leon and the court recognized head coach Anthony Carter who led the Lady Knights Girls Wrestling team to a new record in the Texas University Interscholastic League Girls State Tournament by winning with 175.5 points. The Lady Knights clinched their third straight title in the 5A state tournament in Cypress, Texas on February 21, 2016. Hanks High School seized the previous state record when they won their second title with 154 points. The Lady Knights were victorious in the District 2-5A title and the Class 5A Region I title in the 2016 season. Congratulations Lady Knights!
Located on the far Eastside of El Paso, the Sportspark is merely days away from completion. Commissioner Leon, El Paso County department heads and Jordan Foster attended the final walk-thru before unveiling the beautiful completed park to all El Paso residents. Commissioner Leon states, “our constituents deserve and now have the finest Sportspark in the region.” The Sportspark is a vital sports center in El Paso as it holds competitive sports leagues for athletes of all ages, and Leon could not be more proud to house this center in Precinct 1.
On the morning of February 24, 2016, Commissioner Leon held his monthly Precinct 1 Roundtable meeting. Guest speaker, State Representative Mary Gonzalez spoke on various topics that included the voting process and charter schools.
Commissioner Leon was honored to recognize the County of El Paso employees in the Distinguished Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. This ceremony honored employees and retirees for their years of continuous service to El Paso County. Commissioner Leon appreciates the hard work, loyalty and dedication they have provided to the County.
The new tax office at the El Paso County Eastside Annex at 2350 George Dieter is estimated to open by the end of January 2016. Commissioner Leon is always looking for ways to bring county services to our neighborhoods, and now eastside residents will be able to register their vehicles and receive the following services: title transfers, alcoholic beverage tax and permits, and occupational permits.
Commissioner Leon welcomes Highlands Rehabilitation Regional Hospital during their re-grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony held yesterday evening in far east El Paso.
Following a life threatening motorcycle accident in August 2009, Commissioner Leon spent 10 days in ICU, two weeks in a rehabilitation hospital and received several months of VNA care at his home. Commissioner Leon greatly values the work of a caregiver, as he relied on a caregiver himself during his lengthy recovery. During Amerigroup’s 3rd Annual Caregiver Luncheon, Leon spoke on the critical role they play in our community, and whole heartedly thanked each and every one them for their hard work and the excellent service they provide for their clients.
Commissioner Carlos Leon held his December community meeting at the El Paso County Eastside Annex on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
Information was given on the Sportspark, county kiosks, the new homestead exemption, a Power Point presentation on impending Low-Income Vehicle Repair Assistance, Retrofit, and Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program and other current issues were addressed.
Commissioner Leon encouraging the community to help save lives during this holiday season by shooting a holiday TV spot for United Blood Services.
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