"Velacion De Animas" Ceremonia Tradicional
Monday, November 1st
Casa de la Cultura
302 Cantu St.
Del Rio, TX 78840

48th Annual Hunters Bar-B-Q & Outdoor Exposition
Friday, November 5th
Mansfield Park
Bandera, TX 78003

Friends of the Alpine Public Library November Meeting
Tuesday, November 9th
Avenue E and 7th St.
Alpine, TX 79830

Christmas in God's Country
Saturday, November 20th
Downtown Hondo, TX

San Antonio District Office
Falcon International Bank
2530 SW Military Drive
Suite 103
San Antonio, Texas 78224
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
Fax 830.758.0402
Pecos District Office
312 S. Cedar Street
Suite 100
Pecos, Texas 79772
Fax 432.447.0275
Capitol Office
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711
Fax 512.463.1017
November 2010 - Message from Carlos...
While there may be a lot of distracting voices and messages during a political campaign, the democratic process itself is straightforward and simple enough. Candidates bring their records and ideas to the people, who weigh the facts and make their choices. And one of the maxims behind this powerful idea of democracy is that the system works best when the people participate.

Why, then, would anyone in our country encourage others not to vote? That's just what a group called Latinos for Reform tried to do. As early voting got underway in one of the most important elections of this generation, this shadowy group advised Hispanics: "Don't vote this November."

This "stay-home" campaign, created by a former consultant for the Republican National Committee, was a sad, cynical attempt to cull Hispanics out of the political process. It should be condemned by everyone — Democrats and Republicans alike — who believes that every group and individual should have a say in the selection of our leaders and the formation of policies.

The outcome of the November election will directly affect the roads we take on job creation, public and higher education, public health and public safety. Hispanics have just as much to gain or lose in this election as any other group, and any suggestion that we 'sit this one out' is both disrespectful and insulting.

Election Day should be like any other day. You and your family have concerns, dreams, desires and goals to accomplish, whether you are Anglo, Latino, African-American, Asian or Middle-Eastern. But when the time comes to cast a vote, don't let anyone tell you stay home and keep quite.

Make it a point to vote on Tuesday, and send the message back that you and your family count.

Semper Fi!

Uresti Hosts Reception for Veterans

November is a special month for veterans, especially those who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Corps will celebrate its 235th birthday on Nov. 10, and Senator Uresti will be hosting a reception for his fellow Marines and other veterans at his San Antonio district office, 2530 S.W. Military Dr., Suite 103, 78224-1020, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to honor the veterans in your community on Nov. 11 and look for local Veterans Day events, such as the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony and Musical Salute to our Veterans at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Senator Uresti's Latest Pictures

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New Partnership Fights the Dropout Rate in San Antonio

A $150,000 donation by the San Antonio Express-News and the Tobin Endowment to combat the dropout rate at San Antonio's Harlandale Middle School is a great example for other corporate givers to follow, said Sen. Carlos Uresti.

The gift represents a new partnership between the endowment, the newspaper, Harlandale Middle School and Communities in Schools, which will use the money to fund a full-time social worker at the school.

"I want to thank the Tobin Endowment and the Express-News for this very generous gift to CIS and Harlandale Middle School," said Uresti, a CIS board member. "It acknowledges the very simple fact that kids must stay in school and have a safe environment to learn the things they need to know to be successful in life."

The CIS case manager will focus on helping the large at-risk population at HMS that continues to be struggle with student mobility and neighborhood gang violence, according to the nationally recognized group. Many HMS students live in neighborhoods plagued with substance abuse, poverty, gang and gun violence.

"As a graduate of McCollum High School and a long-time resident of the Harlandale School District, I have a special place in my heart for this neighborhood, this school and the parents and students who live here," said Uresti, who helped CIS expand into more schools in the Harlandale ISD.

Uvalde a Main Street City!

The Texas Historical Commission has designated Uvalde as an official Texas Main Street city, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

Congratulations to Mayor Cody Smith, City Manager Jennifer Garver, members of the City Council and the people of Uvalde for this accomplishment. Being a Texas Main Street city reflects Uvalde's desire to revitalize its central business district and enhance the community's quality of life.

The Texas Main Street Program, a major preservation tool of the Texas Historical Commission, will celebrate its 30th anniversary as a state program next year.

District 19 Attraction of the Month — New Attraction at Big Bend

Capping a multi-year effort, trail crews at Big Bend National Park have completed a project to reroute the popular Emory Peak Trail within the Chisos Mountains. The new trail offers panoramic views into Mexico and of the northern reaches of the park, and will provide better accessibility to the highest peak in the park.

The new trailhead access of the Emory Peak Trail is now located at the top of Toll Mountain Pass, several hundred yards closer to the Chisos Basin than the previous trailhead, according to park officials

Visitors will find the new trail to be about one-third of a mile longer in length, but the grades have been significantly reduced, making for an easier hike than the 25-30% grades on the old trail.

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

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