There She Is

From the Whispers column is this week’s El Paso Inc.:

Look for an announcement this week from the El Paso Chamber about former city Rep. Susie Byrd. She has been named the chamber’s consultant for aerospace, defense and advanced manufacturing.

Byrd will support the chamber’s partnership with UTEP’s NASA Center for Space Exploration, directed by Dr. Ahsan Choudhuri, and the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation, led by Dr. Ryan Wicker.

The idea is to create jobs and grow business opportunities in those critical areas.

Over the years, Byrd has served two terms on City Council, was an EPISD board trustee and ran U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar’s El Paso office for more than two years.

If you’re on the team, you’re on the team.


    1. She is the number one supporter of Vero (the ultra liberal, anti- conservative lover of socialist programs) Escobar. This clown will accomplish nothing.

  1. Wow! This is the sort of thing that used to be cited as showing a civic minded person’s commitment to public service, and she would be lauded for it. But, I think it just shows how things work in El Chuco. If she has expertise in any of those areas, then I know how we can settle Mars tomorrow.

  2. Maybe more of a who-you-know than a what-you-know job. Give her a chance to succeed. With the neoliberal Dems in back charge now, there will be plenty of killing and the business opportunities it brings to connected companies and communities.

  3. Is it the NASA/UTEP program that took over the Fabens airport from the County to fly drones and is making life difficult for the general aviation community. GA is going away. West Texas Airport, as you may know, is now all but cookie cuter houses since they razed the hangars and runways. How did this Byrd end up running the coop?
    Guachale yer 6~O’Clock yawl…
    #VeroYgueroBeto are circling looking for targets of oppurtunity at every juncture.

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