Paul Foster inserted himself into the news cycle this week, with this email he sent to all the players on
Category: The Arena
The Lies They Tell Us
Tomorrow the El Paso City Council will vote on a measure to indefinitely postpone the proposed arena in Duranguito. Let’s
About J.P. Bryan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPVNuRwOXsE District 1 City Representative Peter Svarzbein called J.P. Bryan a “Houston billionaire” during Monday’s City Council work session. Like
Paul Foster Likes the Arena
The El Paso Inc. ran a story about the restoration of the Plaza Hotel this weekend. That renovation was undertaken
No Pro Sports in the Arena?
Didn’t you think that the proposed downtown arena was for professional sports? Wasn’t there a lot of talk about an
The City Can’t Stop Lying
Here’s a Steve Jobs quote: A players hire A players, but B players hire C players and C players hire
Retrovision: Economic Impact
This article originally appeared on 17 January 2017. What do you think has more effect on the El Paso economy.
Woody Hunt talking About the Arena
Here’s Mr. Hunt in a February 19, 2018, El Paso Inc. article titled Woody Hunt: In his own words.: Q:
A Changing of the Guard
The power dynamic has subtly shifted at City Hall. The developers used to call the shots. But, since El Paso’s
Arena Crisis Enters Year 4
Today marks three years since October 13, 2016, when the City of El Paso announced that it would destroy Duranguito
Retrovision: They’re Bullies
This article originally appeared on 14 August 2018. Did you see this story on KVIA? Texas oilman J.P. Bryan, one
The Arena Saga That Wouldn’t Die
I lifted this from David Crowder’s article about the Downtown arena that appeared in the El Paso Inc. this weekend.
Our Political Class
Somehow, El Paso developed professional politicians. Okay, the development of professional politicians was intentional. Corrupt power brokers recruited electable candidates
Change is Hard
About ten years ago, the people who really run things in El Paso decided that the city needed public amenities
Did the Mayor of El Paso Fire the Editor of the City’s Daily?
It sure looks like it. On September 17, 2017, this editorial appeared in the print edition of the El Paso
The 3.5% Solution
You’ve probably heard that the Texas Legislature reduced the rollback rate to 3.5%. Here’s the skinny from the Texas Tribune.
Mayor Margo’s Press Conference
Last week City Manager Tommy Gonzalez gave an interview to CBS4Local. Judging by the page hits and comments, y’all enjoyed
Passing the Buck
KVIA reports that Mayor Dee Margo vetoed the tax increase that City Council approved. El Paso Mayor Dee Margo on
Those nice people at the Texas Department of Transportation are considering widening the freeway in Downtown El Paso, eliminating lots
They said it was about Economic Development. They said that once we built those Quality of Life projects, companies would