News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2008
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Senator Carlos Uresti Opens a New District Office in Eagle Pass

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On Saturday, State Senator Carlos Uresti spent the entire day in his senatorial district community of Eagle Pass. He participated in the 47th Annual International Friendship Festival Parade upon arrival in the border city. Following the parade, Senator Uresti visited with community leaders, constituents, and elected officials during a grand opening celebration for his new district office inside the historic Maverick County Courthouse and during a reception at the Lucky Eagle Casino on the Kickapoo Nation Reservation.

"The weather on Saturday was perfect. Clear blue skies and the warm sun drew a great crowd for these important events. The International Friendship Festival makes me proud to represent this part of Texas. It is a testament to the unique border culture and the cooperative, symbiotic relationship that Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras share," said Senator Uresti.

The Eagle Pass High School mariachi band, under the direction of Carlos Martinez, and Air Force JROTC Corps, led by Technical Sergeant Rafael Flores, participated in the grand opening ceremony. Mayor Chad Foster, Judge Pepe Aranda, State Representative Tracy King, and Congressman Ciro Rodriguez were among the dignitaries present for the celebration. Representing the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce, Claudia Wright served as Mistress of Ceremonies.

Senator Uresti publicly introduced Lorena Estrada as the Eagle Pass District Office Director. She is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Estrada will work closely with the communities and people of Kinney, Maverick, Uvalde, and Val Verde counties.

"I am humbled by the show of support from both the Kickapoo Tribe and the people of Eagle Pass. I know there is so much opportunity in Maverick County and I look forward to working hard for all 23 counties I represent in the Texas Senate," said Senator Uresti.

Carlos I. Uresti is the senator from State Senate District 19, a 23 county area stretching along the U.S.-Mexico border, from San Antonio to El Paso County. Covering 55,000 square miles, the district contains 62 school districts, and spans two time zones. As the largest geographical senate district in the contiguous 48 states, Senate District 19 is larger than 24 states and 25 countries.

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