It's not easy to make sure your kids eat properly. They turn up their nose at fruits and veggies, but will chow down on soda and candy like Buddy the Elf. Add parents needing to rely on fast food because of hectic schedules, and you have the recipe for an overweight child. The City of El Paso's Department of Public Health is trying to fix that by teaming with local restaurants as part of their Eat Well! initiative.
There was major backlash against El Paso City Council when they voted to give City Manager Tommy Gonzalez a $61,000 raise. City reps say they have been innudated with phone calls and emails from furious constituents who want to know why they rushed to take Gonzalez's salary to 300,000 from $238,000. An item on next week's Council agenda brings it up once again.
Renovations on San Jacinto Plaza are supposed to be completed in time to have a Christmas lights display in downtown El Paso this December, but if the City has it’s way, it won’t be city employees putting up those lights.