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8 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010 = . . m WNMU to receive $5.5 million from Martinez visits with Sue and Will Lackey, Mollie Pressler, L.ouise Renfroe and Phil Pressler. Gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez visits Hidalgo County Just one week after her run- ning mate John Sanchez made a stop in Hidalgo County along the campaign trail, New Mexico Re- publican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez hosted a group of nearly 100 people at the E1 Charro Restaurant in Lordsburg. Martinez' visit with the group was kicked off by an intro- duction from longtime friend and co-worker, and Lordsburg High School graduate, Kelly Kuenstler. Highlights of Martinez' cam- paign speech included reinstate- ment of the death penalty, cre- ation of jobs by letting small busi- nesses freely create them without government intervention and re- pealing all state-issued drivers licenses now in the hands of ille- gal immigrants. Overall, Martinez' goal, she said, is to end corruption n Santa Fe, stating that New Mexico can- not afford four more years of top heav3; government. Karen McDonald visits with Martinez about being a crime victim. Martinez vows to reinstate the death penalty if elected. ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010 VOTE FOR THE RIGHT CHOICE During this election, my pursuit has been to become elected Sheriff under my own merits, my experience, and the knowledge I have acquired throughout my life, and my career. I have the potential to be the Sheriff Hidalgo County is looking for. I have been listening to what the people have been saying to me, and I have an agenda with strate- gies based on my own visions and assessment of where this department will have to move, in the recent future, and for my successors. The people are voting for the person they want to be their Sheriff, and in voting for that person, the people have put their trust in him that he will make the right choices in establishing a loyal and trustworthy staff to assist him, he should be able to select a person to assist him, neither without pressure nor without any reservation that he will make the right choices, as I know that I will, and more than capable of doing that. When it is all done and over with the Sheriff is the ultimate "BOSS" for the department and he is the one responsible for making any of the decisions that will ultimately affect the public. He will be the one responsible for the safety, and for serving the public fairly and properly. I have the knowledge, the expe- rience and the strength of character that enables me to be the Sheriff. On November 2, 2010 consider me for SHERIFF of Hidalgo County and vote Saturnino "Nino" Madero. VOTE SATURNINO =NINO e MADERO FOR SHERIFF OF HIDALGO COUNTY PAID BY CANDIDATE i i I I i Education Bond D Submitted by ABE VILLARREALIWNMU During this year's general election on November 2, New Mexican voters will have an op- portunity to positively impact education and the economy in our state by supporting Educa- tion Bond D. Under this bond, Western New Mexico University is slated to receive $5.5 million for much-needed capital im- provements. The General Obligation Bond for Education, also known as Bond D, is placed on the bal- lot by the New Mexico State Leg- islature every two years. The 2010 cycle proposes allocating $155.2 million in funding for capital improvements at institu- tions of higher education and constitutional special s.chools throughout New Mexico if passed. "Investing in higher educa- tion will pay great dividends for the future of our great state, and with so many recent higher edu- cation cuts now is a critical time to support New Mexico's colleges and universities," said Dr. John Counts, WNMU President. What is the cost to taxpay- ers? The General Obligation Bond D is funded by a modest property tax assessment of about 30 cents per yar per $1,000 of a property's taxable value. For ex- ample, citizens will pay $9.98 per year on a property with an as- sessed value of $100,000. This minimal tax is designed to have a large impact because nearly every institution of higher edu- cation in the state will receive funding for much-needed im- provements. ,'The passage of Education Bond D will have a domino ef- fect of positive outcomes for our state," said former N.M. Gover- nors Garrey Carruthers and Toney Anaya, statewide honorary co- chairs of the General Obligation Bond Committee. "By improv- ing the infrastructure at institu- tions of higher education, we can create a better learning environ- ment for our students, which means a better skilled workforce that will attract higher paying jobs to our state. No matter where you live in New Mexico, there is *e o,u/ a school and a community that will benefit from Bond D." For more information about Education Bond D, visit www.EducationinNewMexico.com. James David "Mad Dog" Bonner Family friendly comedian visits Hidalgo County If yo u are looking for something different this holiday season, you might consider supporting a long lost cousin at the same time. James David "Mad Dog" Bonner, comedian by trade, was in Hidalgo County last week promoting his CD's (both new and old) of family friendly comedy. "I'm enjoying being out here. Meet a lot of friendly people," he declares. Comparing his style to that of Jerry Clower and Andy Griffin, Boner mixes his brand of humor with his testimony for Christ. Bonner calls Tuscaloosa, Alabama home and declares that his state is where all the Texas Bonners Originated. He spends a tare part of his time in Texas, promoting his Cd's and speaking at churches and for family groups. There is no fee for churches; although a love offering, is always appreciated. The comedian offers a total of six Cd's-three of Church Humor. Titles include "I Heard Dat"; "Southland", "I love Small Town," "Joy- ful Southern Comedy," "At Time to Laugh," and "Son of a Preacher.". Cost for the Cd's are $16 for one, $22 for two, or $38.96 for all six. To purchase one or more of his Cd's, send a check or money order to James David Bqnner, 4628 Virginia Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35404. If you would like to arrange for Bonnet to speak at your next event, call him at 205-633-4177 and leave a message. DIANE DENISH OR SUSANA MARTINEZ FOR GOVERNOR? I commend Gubernatorial Republican Candidate Susana Martinez, for a job well done as a District Attomey in prosecut- ing three (3) suspects and se- curing convictions in the "Baby Brianna" case. But, I am ap- palled that Susana Martinez would repeatedly utilize the graphic and highly disturbing case of Baby Brianna to pro- mote her own campaign. Brianna Lopez (Baby Brianna) was only .a Five (5) month old innocent child at the time of her graphic death on July 19 'h 2002. We should let Brianna Lopez rest in peace, as she has gone into heaven to be an an- gel, and not use her death for political advertisement. Republican Candidate Susana Martinez has made it clear that she would not sign a bill into law that would allow health in'- surance benefits for same sex re- lationships. She should not pros- ecute a minority group by not al- lowing them to obtain reasonable health coverage. I am a strong advocate of human/civil rights and I believe that every human being regardless race, color, creed, or sexual orientation should have equal rights to all things. Hate and inequality in this country still blatantly exists and it is very prevalent when you look at what rights are denied to certain groups, or in this case, health coverage for same sex relationships. We cannot al- low Susana Martinez to Pros- ecute her way into the Governor's Office and deprive certain individuals from equal- ity. This is why I am voting for Diane Denish for Governor on November 2 "d 2010. I am hoping that the voters of Hidalgo County will join me and strongly consider voting for Diane Denish. We must vote to maintain equality in all groups!! Thank You, Robert C. Parra, Democratic Chairman PAiD ADVERTISEMENT . I L CT n I CITI200NS....VOTERS....NEIGHBORSLET-S BE UNIFIED TOGETHER! I one of my priorities will be to get the As your commissioner, my goal is to be fair, honest, I deputies out of the City and patrol and forthright on your behalf. I more in the county in an effort to As your commissioner I witl listen to your concerns andour neighborhood.Wrk toward the betterment of this county and ',1 bring back_ t.he pride_ _and serve the 1 ask you to vote with me for a stable, open, and I public w,th INTEGRITY. unbmsed commission. You are important to me and Iwantto hear from you ! I V0..for the one who will--make the CHANGll .ERE TO SERVE..'...ED KERR i :.,. Warren D. Walter HIDAJLGO COUNTY COMMISSIONER JJ"/,6,( Hidalgo County Sheriff -Position I I! qV' " On November 2, 2010 I I I i