This might help us.

May 7, 2020

This came in from Max Grossman:

Dear Media and Friends,
I am pleased to announce that Aaron Montes, who announced yesterday that he left the El Paso Times, is planning to run for City Representative of District 7. After a distinguished career in journalism for all three local newspapers, Aaron is ready to lead his district in an effort to make his City a better place. I cannot think of anyone more qualified for the position!
His opponent will be incumbent Henry Rivera, who made the front page of the El Paso Times yesterday for his expletives directed against a citizen during public comment. I will have a lot more to say about him and his record in the coming days and weeks.
Aaron will make his official announcement on his Facebook page on Monday at 1:00pm.
I am making this announcement with his permission.
Get excited!
We deserve better

A fair question?

April 2, 2020

Elrichboy over at published an interesting post about the the ownership of El Paso Electric and The El Paso Times.

It seems that the same investment firm has significant ownership of both companies.

We should have at least expected the Times to tell us that.

We deserve better


Was this a one-off?

March 9, 2020

I was pleased to see the front page article in the Times the day after the election.

They wrote about election results.

Quite often it takes two or three days before a news item makes it to the Times.

We deserve better


February 26, 2020 is up and running.

The organization is led by the former executive editor of The El Paso Times.

It will be interesting to see if his editorial slant remains the same or if the El Paso Community Foundation will influence his writing.

Hopefully he will write as an objective journalist and clearly label his writing as opinion when he takes sides.

We welcome the new organization.  Look to Mr.  Moore to be effective in getting information through open records requests.

We deserve better


Sleight of hand

August 2, 2019

City council voted to set the preliminary tax rate increase at 4.6 cents per hundred dollars of valuation on Monday, July 29, 2019.  That would raise the rate to 88 cents per hundred dollars.

Monday?  Aren’t city council meetings normally held on Tuesdays?

Could it be that council move the tax increase issue to a special meeting so that the public would have a harder time attending?

Or were they just trying to be nice and not bother us with trivial issues like how much tax we pay?

You should decide for yourself.

The next day the city published a tax increase notice in the Times informing us that they instead plan to raise the rate to 90.73 cents per hundred, the maximum allowed without triggering an opportunity for us to call a rollback election.


Evidently just in case they feel they actually decide to go for more.

We deserve better


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