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6 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010- Americ0rps clea ning up in Cotton City . The Americorps kids of Animas High School, along with local youth, got together on Friday, April 23, to clean upthe old bas- ketball courts in Cotton City.The kids decided that this project would benefit not only them but the whole community. The courts haven't been used in many years and were covered in weeds and trash. The kids took their rakes, hoes, shovels, and weed eaters, though, and soon enough they had the place looking great.They're planning on hanging upnew nets from the basketball hoops, too, so the • kids in the community can en- joy the courts once again. By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald U.S House approves Teague backed bill to block Congressional pay raiseS Submitted by REP, HARRY TEAGUE'S OFFiCEWashington, DC This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legisla- tion that will block the automatic Have something[ to s00y? I heherald 00aznex .net pay raise members of Congress were scheduled to receive in 2011. Today's action is the latest achievement in a series of efforts by Harry Teague to stop the auto- matic pay raise that members of Congress have been receiving regularly since 1989. "As a small businessman in the oil and gas industry for over thirty years, I know that when times are tough, we have to tighten our belts. That's why the  very first bill:..I ever sponsored in Congress wax a bill to stop the automatic pay raise for Members of Congress," said Harry Teague. "While many working New Mexi- cans are struggling to make ends meet, it is insulting that anyone would accept an automatic pay raise - something most corfstitu- ents in my district will have to do without." Congressman Teague has continually opposed Congres- sional pay raises since first tak- ing office in January 2009. He was an original co-sponsor of a mea- sure to block federal lawmakers from receiving automatic pay in- creases for the 2010 fiscal year. The measure was eventually adopted by Congressional lead- ers and the 2010 pay raise was eliminated• Congressman Teague has also sponsored legislation to cut pay for all Senators and Repre- sentatives by 5% beginning Janu- ary" 1, 2011 i EnaCtment f the Taking Responsibility for Con- gressional Pay Act would reduce federal spending and reverse the trend of unchecked pay increases that Congress has received over the past decade• The U.S. Senate passed simi- lar legislation last week. DECLARATIONS OF CAND DACY DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDA(:Y We're all very proud • of you! Love-Your wife, and 'our Family Number one priority in Hidalgo County is "Secure Our Southern Border" Continued from Page 1 contained. The U.S• Border Pa- trol must control the border and not follow the current procedure of patrolling ten, thirty or fifty miles north of the border which leads to conflicts between area ranchers and the agents. If con- trol is at the border and illegal traffic stopped at the border, there would be no need for agents to patrol miles and miles of ranch- land. Drug users in the U.S. must assume responsibility for what is happening along the border. It is their drug use that in part cause for the drugs coming into our c0untty. Laws must be changed and enforced to deal with the prob- lem at hand. New Mexico must expand trespass law so people breaking into private property and stealing can be forcibly pros- ecuted. Security along the bor- der is a disgrace if people do not feel secure and safe in their own homes and on their own property. Community suggestions for pro-active action on Border Se- curity include but not limited to the following: Local citizens must be vigilant and keep this issue be- fore the eyes of their elected offi- cials Need to get more media attention on what's really hap- pening altong the border A Forward Operating Base is needed in the Bootheel - in close proximity to the border. Border riders used to live and work along the border - need same today. Border Patrol needs to change policy - used to live along the border, work along the border. Crawling amongst the bushes and getting down on your hands and knees used to be a part of the job description• If this is what it takes to get the job done then so be it. Need to improve' cross- border communication with Mexican law enforcement. Need to improve radio communication with a SPAN sys- tem. Need this system available to all law enforcement agencies. Need to improve inter- agency communication between federal, state and local agencies. i i..: , Ned or.tahle,..ra.dar: units' along  border. " ........... "::' Need t'o 'eliminate agency recognition for drug ap- prehensions - this creates prob- lems between agencies and hin- ders cooperation. Need "Rapid Response" task force. Training could be done in Playas. Need to improve trans- portation access to the border. Need to improve re- sponse time on both sides of the border • Need more tactical sup- port - helicopters , : Wilderness closes an area to law enforcement efforts - this is a detriment to needed control at the border. Federal bureaucracies are too big., too unwieldy, un- accountable and not able to do their job. Federal agencies have competing missions as a result nothing gets done. Federal agencies need to be sued for not doing their job. It is the general feeling that the Federal Government really does not want to stop illegal im- migration. Our government seems to prefer to protect jag- uars and wolves over people. The citizens of New Mexico's Bo0theel and Southeastern Ari- zona are fed up with illegal im- migrants violating our laws. We are fed up with the fact that the minute they are apprehended or arrested, law enforcement must begin to protect their rights• What about American citizen's rights? . People entering the U.S. illegally give up their rights when they cross the border• When did entering the U.S. il- legally become a racial issue? Our opposition to allowing people to cross into the United States is not a racial issue it is purely an issue of what is right and what is wrong. Allowing this to continueis wrong. Arizona residents ard; working with Senators McCairf: and Kyl to develop a border pro-" tection plan. Section 4 of, McCain and Kyl's 10 point plan; outlines how the border can be" controlled  Overhaul and add: teeth to the "Pursuit and Appre-' hension"'policies for Law En- forcement to assure deterrence, /tnd protect U.S. residents and. State authorities from potential" harm. The Arizona Cattle Grow- ers Association has also intro- duced the Restore Our torders 18 Point Plan that lines out in ,detail action needed to secure our southern border. It is a good plan. The New Mexico Cattle. Growers Association has re- cently released their plan for securing our borders which falls pretty much in line with the oth-. ers previously mentioned. The. fact remains if our U.S. Gow, ernment continues does not take action to protect and restore the safety and well-being of our American citizens, it doesn't, matter what the plan nor how. good it is - the illegals will con, tinue to take over this countr;€., We as American citizens must. stand up for our rights arid we_': must do it now. -, Contacts: Judy Keeler 575-548-2520 _i fkeeler @ vtc.net Sheila Massey ,, 575-548-2420 ,, masseyfarm@vtc.nel .: *2, 3 & 4 part business ,forms *Business Cards *Bumper Stickers *Letterhead *Photo Reprints *In°ices ttl¢ l  ._ • *Posters *Envelopes 11 .tl *Flyers *Work Orders 5,,  1,Receipts *Tickets  u • -- ., . *Uert!Ilcates .,-"  , *And Much More! I l • ttt00/00tt ocdut¢, Q[.N 88045 575.542.870.5 I, Lloyd V. Payne, hereby announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Hidalgo County Probate Judge•. Lloyd V. Payne I, David A. Ramos, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of County Commissioner Position 1, subject to the Democratic Pri- mary Election to be held June pt, 2010. Your vote & support will be appreciated. Thank You and Muchas Gracias. David A. Ramos I, Jody Hatch, hereby announce my Republican candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Assessor, subject to the Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your votes of support are appreciated. Jody Hatch I, Saturnino "Nino" Madero, would like to announce my Demo- cratic Candidacy for Hidalgo County Sheriff• I have been the Under Sheriff for Hidalgo County for the past eight years. As a secondary career I am a Certified School Bus Safety Inspector for the State of New Mexico since 1996, performing School Bus Safety Inspections throughout the state• I have been a Firearms Instructor since 1994 and at present I also instruct Survival Spanish to the cadets at Western New Mexico University• Prior to that I have worked for the Motor Transportation Department, the Lordsburg Police Department and started my career with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department as a Detention Officer 22 years ago. Io have been a big part in appropriat- ing grants and programs that have boosted equipment and vehicles that the Sheriff's Department has today. Your vote on June 1, 2010 will be greatly appreciated• Saturnino "Nino" Madero I, Mark Thomas, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Election to be held June 1, 2010. Your support will be appi:eciated. Mark Thomas I, Warren D. Walter, Republican, announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Sheriff. Your votes of support at the June 1, 2010 Primary Election will be appreciated• Warren D. Walter I, John A. Hill, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2, subject to the June 1, 2010 Democratic Primary Election. Your support will be very much appreciated. John A. Hill \\;I, Arthur Clark Smith, hereby announce my candidacy for the office of Hidalgo county Commissioner District one, subject to the Democratic Primary Election June 1 2010. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated. Arthur Clark Smith I, Clayton Jack Lasher, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2, subject to the June 1, 2010 Democratic Primary Election. I would appreciate your vote of support. Clayton Jack Lasher Ii Larry P. Martinez, hereby declare my candidacy to the offÉce f' Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2, subject to the Democratic" Primary Election June 1, 2010• The future of Hidalgo County is based on: • Our Children • Economic Growth • Education ' • Government iransparency with spending ' • Opportunity for jobs with work ethics 7" Your support in the upcoming election will be greatly appreci-" ated. ,. Larry P. Martinez ! I, Martina "Tina" Elias, hereby announce my candidacy to the, office of Magistrate Judge, subject to the Democratic Primary Elec - tion to be held on June L 2010. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated. Martina "Tina" Elias I, Darr Reynolds Shannon, a Republican hereby declare my can- didacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 2. Your vote of support during the November 2, 2010 General Election will be very much appreciated. Darr Reynolds Shannon I, Ed Kerr, ask for your vote for Hidalgo County Commissioner Position 1 in the November general election this fall. Ed Kerr I, Tommy Ray Lopez, hereby announce my candidacy to the' office of County Commissioner Position 2, subject to the Democratic • Primary Election to be held June P', 2010. Your vote, support and- confidence in me will be very greatly appreciated. Tommy Ra3 Lopez" I, Nyla Dawn Walter, Republican, declare my candidacy for Mag- istrate Judge of Hidalgo County. I respectfully request your vote in' the General Election, November 2, 2010. I will honor your support' with honesty and fairness. Nyla Dawn Walter, I, Theodoro V. "Chopo" Castillo, hereby announce my candi-- dacy to the office of Hidalgo County Assessor, subject to the Demo- cratic Primary Election June 1, 2010. Your support will be very much appreciated• Theodoro V. Castillo I, Rogelio Villa IV, hereby announce my candidacy to the office of County Commissioner Position 2, subject to the Democratic Pri- mary Election to be held June 1st, 2010• I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. I have interned for Clark, Thomas, & Winters Law Firm. I have worked on a gubernatorial campaign for Tony Sanchez in 2002 in Texas. I received my Master of Arts in Teaching from WNMU in 2007. Your[ il vote and support will be deeply appreciated. Rogelio Villa IV I, David Johnson, a Democrat, hereby declare my candidacy to the office of Hidalgo County Commissioner, Position 1. Your vote of" support during the June l,  2010 Democratic Primary Election will be' very much appreciated. Thank you. David Johnsoni paid by candidates , ! ?