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community: Ft. Bliss Bigger and Better - 03/03/07 02:10 PM
If you live in El Paso, Texas you know how important Ft. Bliss is to our city. What happens with the post effects our local economy in every way. That will not change but the effect will be felt even more now. Over the next 4 years Ft. Bliss will nearly double the number of soldiers with the addition of 20,000. The post and the city came out winners in last year's BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) decision. Ft. Bliss was demeaned the new home of the 1st Armored Division relocating from Germany, a field artillery brigade and other units coming from (0 comments)
community: Better Quality of Life for El Paso - 01/13/07 07:08 AM
Better quality of life for El Paso By John Rogers El Paso, TX Real Estate El Paso has a few projects going on to renovate the city and improve the quality of life in the city. This article by Diana Washington Valdez who just happens to be my former political science teacher at El Paso Community College points out a few of those changes. One worth mentioning is Sierra Providence's plans to build a $130 million hospital. This along with the new medical school will greatly improve the health care system in the area. A few others are El Paso's library system branching out, the (1 comments)
community: Take the Scenic Route - 01/13/07 06:33 AM
Take the Scenic Route By John Rogers El Paso TX Real Estate If you are traveling and just happen to come through El Paso take the scenic route. Or maybe I should say Scenic Drive. Scenic drive has the best place to view in all of El Paso Texas. At 4,222 feet above sea level this view in the Franklin Mountains offers one of the best views in the state. You can see two countries from this view and is a site to see with all the lights at night. Scenic Drive was first constructed in 1920. The 2-lane road was paved in 1932. It (1 comments)
community: Free Internet at Ft Bliss - 01/13/07 06:09 AM
Free Internet at Ft Bliss by John Rogers El Paso Real Estate I was talking to an old friend stationed at Ft. Bliss the other day. She gave me some information that may be of interest to those of you who might have people making a move to Ft Bliss. The post is getting free WI-Fi. That means anyone with free wireless devices will be able to use the Internet for free. The service will be available at all major locations on post by the end of this year. It's just something more to help out those on post. John Rogers www.johnrogershomes.com (0 comments)
El Paso teachers pay by John Rogers El Paso TX Real Estate Pay for teachers in El Paso is slightly above the state average. In a recent study by the Texas Association of School Boards found that the average teacher salary in El Paso during the 2006-07 school year is $44,941. The State average is $44,615. The state average is up 6.9 percent from $41,743 last school year. . The state-mandated minimum salary for beginning teachers is $27,320. The El Paso Independent School District pays beginning teachers $39,100. These are still below the national average of $46,597 for the 2003-04 school year (2005-2007 data (0 comments)
community: Time To Give Back - 11/25/06 11:01 AM
Here we are the season to be giving. This time of year is the time we give the most. Some give all they have and some give what they can. There are some of us that would give if we could find a just cause to give too. Every one of us has a place we like to give donations to during this time of the year. These are the places that are doing good thing for the communities we live in. I wrote in a blog about Operation Santa Claus here in El Paso, Texas. Everyone hears about the big charities, (5 comments)
community: $13 million to help first-time home buyers - 11/25/06 10:10 AM
El Paso has 13 million in bond money for low- to moderate-income homebuyers looking to borrow for their first property purchase. Every year the city has tried to put aside money for a bond to help in the growth of home ownership. People who haven't owned property in more than three years can qualify to receive as much as $200,000 in low-interest, 30-year mortgages through the Homebuyer Assistance Program. Interest rates range from 6.125 percent to 6.25 percent. Homebuyers can also receive grant assistance to cover closing costs and down payments. The median home values in El Paso have increased by (4 comments)
community: Library opens on East Side - 11/25/06 09:59 AM
Hello everyone, I have some good new for you reader in El Paso. The city has opened up a 21,500-square-foot library the East Side at 12480 Pebble Hills. There has been a ton of growth on the east side so it was really needed. There is also going to be work on a new hospital to serve the area. The east side has the most available land to build on in El Paso so that is where most of our growth is going to come from. There are two libraries on the east side, but if you spend any time at (0 comments)
community: Texas Drug testing Student Athletes - 10/24/06 12:13 AM
It’s about time someone did something. Texas is finally trying to pass legislation to conduct random drug testing on student athletes in school. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that random drug testing is legal. Now I know some of you are saying not my baby, no way do we have a problem here? But I have to ask do you really know? Are you for sure you child is doing the right thing? When I graduated in 1999 most parents had no clue what there children were really up too when they left home. From what I can tell (1 comments)
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