News Release from the office of Senator Carlos Uresti

August 26, 2008
CONTACT: Vanessa Macias Ballou, (512) 463-0119

Senator Uresti Opens Pecos District Office

Senator Carlos Uresti enjoyed the communities in the Western counties of his senatorial district this past weekend. He met with constituents during a Town Hall Meeting in Fort Stockton on Friday at City Hall to learn of their concerns and issues important to the area.

Pecos County Judge, Sam Contreras, welcomed Senator Uresti to the historic Reeves County Courthouse on Saturday for the official grand opening of the newest Senate District 19 office, located on the first floor. This grand opening gave area constituents and leaders the opportunity to speak with Senator Uresti and his staff, as well as tour the new office.

Ms. Linda Gholson, the Executive Director of the Pecos Chamber of Commerce, arranged a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Courthouse front steps where Senator Uresti spoke about, among many things, the vast span of his district.

"Senate District 19 is about one-fifth the size of Texas. Beginning in Bexar County with San Antonio, and stretching across the border to the lower valley of El Paso County" said Uresti. "Citizens should have easy access to State resources, and it has always been my goal to provide that availability. I am grateful for this partnership with Reeves County."

Constituents are always welcome to call the toll free number, 1-800-459-0119 for assistance.

The Senator also introduced Mrs. Jennifer Serrano as the Pecos District Office Director, who began employment on July 21, 2008. Jennifer comes from an extensive constituent service background, and is a native of West Texas.

Carlos I. Uresti is the State Senator of District 19, the largest geographical senate district in the contiguous 48 states. Senate District 19 spans 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, spans two time zones, and is larger than 24 states and 25 countries.