Mountain Country Christmas Bazaar
Dec. 2-3
Alpine Civic Center
801 W. Holland
Alpine, TX

More the Merrier Christmas Bazaar
Friday, Dec. 2
Sutton County Civic Center
Sonora, TX

Christmas and Chili Market
Saturday, Dec. 3
Ward County Convention Center
Monahans, TX

Christmas on the Border
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center
Lajitas, TX

Lighted Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 10
Downtown on Broadway
Van Horn, TX

"Scrooge on the Riverwalk"
Saturday, Dec. 17
Arneson River Theater
San Antonio, TX

Crockett County Junior Livestock Show
Saturday, Dec. 17
Crockett County 4-H Barn
1305 Ave. AA
Ozona, TX

Christmas Day
Sunday, Dec. 25

New Year's Eve
Saturday, Dec. 31

San Antonio District Office
Falcon International Bank
2530 SW Military Drive
Suite 103
San Antonio, Texas 78224
210.932.2568
Toll Free 1.800.459.0119
Fax 210.932.2572
Eagle Pass District Office
Maverick County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Suite 114
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
830.758.0294
Fax 830.758.0402
Pecos District Office
312 S. Cedar Street
Suite 100
Pecos, Texas 79772
432.447.0270
Fax 432.447.0275
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
512.463.0119
Fax 512.463.1017
December 2011 - Message from Carlos
The season of giving is upon us, and once again I'm providing District 19 constituents with an opportunity to celebrate the holidays help their neighbors at this special time of year.

On Friday, Dec. 9, my 15th Annual District Christmas Party & Toy Drive will be held at VFW Post 9186, 650 VFW Blvd., San Antonio, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be plenty of food, refreshments and music. Be sure to wear something festive, and bring an unwrapped toy appropriate for infants or children through age 12.

This annual holiday party is one of my favorite events. It's an opportunity for friends and families to enjoy each other's company, have a good time and lend a helping hand to those in need — all in the spirit of Christmas.

For more information call 210-932-2568 or visit www.carlosuresti.com. Hope to see you there!

Semper Fi!

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BexarMet customers vote for dissolution

Finally given their day at the ballot box, BexarMet ratepayers voted overwhelmingly to dissolve the troubled utility and transfer its assets to the San Antonio Water System.

"BexarMet customers made their wishes clear in a big way," said Sen. Carlos Uresti, noting the 74 percent to 26 percent margin in favor of dissolution. "There was nothing ambiguous about the message they sent."

Uresti authored a bill in the last session of the Legislature that provided for the vote. The measure calls for SAWS to assume all of BexarMet's assets, liabilities, contracts and other obligations, and protects the jobs of most BexarMet employees. Customers will continue to obtain water unimpeded during the conversion process.

Soon after the election, BexarMet's board unanimously voted to accept the election results and send the information to the U.S. Justice Department for Review.

"As BexarMet customers prepare to get their water from a different service, I will continue to work with SAWS and with BexarMet and its employees to ensure an orderly and efficient transition process," Uresti said.

Voters approve most proposed constitutional amendments

Disabled veterans, college students and water conservation were among the winners in the Nov. 8 constitutional amendment election.

The roughly 6 percent of registered voters who turned out said yes to propositions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, and 10, but rejected propositions 4,7, and 8.

Under Proposition 1, the surviving spouses of 100 percent disabled veterans may continue claiming an exemption from state property taxes when the veteran dies. Voters also said yes to amendments that will create a revolving $6 billion bond package for water conservation, and sewage and flood-control projects; allow the Higher Education Coordinating Board to finance low-interest student loans with government bonds, and allow public schools to get more money from the Permanent School Fund.

"Once again, Texas voters showed their support for veterans and working families who want to send their kids to college," Uresti said. "They also acknowledged the importance of water conservation and the need to plan for future water projects."

District 19 Attraction of the Month - Davis Mountains Preserve

The public is invited to participate in The Nature Conservancy’s 12th Annual Christmas Tree Hunt on Saturday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Davis Mountains Preserve. There is no charge for the cut-your-own Christmas tree event, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Participants can select a tree from a predetermined area along the Madera Creek watershed where piñon pine and alligator junipers are common. Power saws not allowed!

There's a major environmental benefit to letting members of the public chop their own Christmas tree. Regular tree thinning is essential for severe wildfire prevention and for maintaining a healthy ecosystem in the Davis Mountains.

The preserve will be accepting canned goods and other donations for the Fort Davis Food Pantry.

Davis Mountains Preserve is located about 25 miles northwest of Ft. Davis on Hwy. 118 — about 10 miles past McDonald Observatory and about a quarter mile past the Lawrence E. Wood Picnic Area. For further information, contact cpipes@tnc.org or call 432-426-2390.

Click the links below to learn more about Senator Carlos Uresti and how the community has rewarded his hard work.

Awards and Recognitions    •    2010 Campaign Endorsements

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