Sen. Uresti stops at National Night Out
Tuesday, Oct. 2
6pm - 8pm

Harlandale Memorial Stadium
San Antonio, TX

Sen. Uresti stops at National Night Out
Tuesday, Oct. 2
6pm - 8pm

3211 Charles Conrad
Kirby, TX

Thundering Hooves
Oct. 5-7
Granada Theater
Alpine, TX

Eagle Riders Annual Bike Rally
Oct. 12-14
KC Ranch
Eagle Pass, TX

Four Square Friday
Friday, Oct. 12
Downtown
Uvalde, TX

Moye Heritage Day
Sunday, Oct. 14
Moye Retreat Center
600 London St.
Castroville, TX

Monarch Extravaganza
Friday, Oct. 19
Rio Brave Nature Center
Eagle Pass, TX

Border Zone International UFO Festival
Oct. 19-20
Presidio, TX

Grey’s 5K - For Little Texans
Saturday, Oct. 20
9:00 am

Landa Park, Pavilion 16
New Braunfels, TX

Bexar County Czech Heritage Festival
Sunday, Oct. 21
Knights of Columbus Hall
5721 Rigsby Road
San Antonio, TX

Bandera Music Hall of Fame Inductions
Sunday, Oct. 21
Kronkosky Library Courtyard
Bandera, TX

Halloween
Wednesday, Oct. 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
October 2012 - Message from Carlos
What do groups representing doctors, teachers, agriculture producers, social workers, and law officers have in common?

Members of these groups have vastly different daily routines, workplace challenges, goals for the future, and legislative priorities. But they agree on one thing — the person they want to represent them in Texas Senate District 19.

The Texas Medical Association, Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Farm Bureau, Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, Deputy Sheriffs Association, and Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas have all endorsed my re-election campaign.

Collectively, these groups represent more than career professionals with distinct interests. They represent ordinary, hard-working Texans and their families — people who provide us with health care, teach our children, produce our food and fiber, lend a helping hand to struggling families, and keep our neighborhoods safe.

They know I have stood with them during past legislative sessions, and in doing so, stood with you as well. That is why they want me to represent their interests again in the upcoming session, when health care, education funding, public safety, water issues, economic development, and job creation will be high on the agenda.

While the endorsement of any group is important to me, it is secondary to the individual endorsements that will be made by you — the people of Senate District 19 — in the November election. Together we have accomplished a lot, but there is still much to fight for, and that is why I am asking for your vote — the most important endorsement of all.

Semper Fi!

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Voter registration deadline approaching, along with early voting on Oct. 22

The deadline to register for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9. You can register in person at your county Voter Registrar's office, which is the same as the Tax Assessor-Collector in most Texas counties. In some counties, the County Clerk or Elections Administrator registers voters. You can also register by mail by obtaining an application from your Voter Registrar's office or the Secretary of State, or you can pick up applications at libraries, government offices, or high schools. The application must be mailed at least 30 days before the election date. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 22. For more information about voting in Texas, please visit: www.votetexas.gov

Communities urged to seek TxDOT grants

Sen. Uresti is urging communities across Senate District 19 to take advantage of a Texas Department of Transportation program that will help fund hike and bike trails, landscaping, and other transportation-related projects.

TxDOT is seeking applications for grants from a $70 million federal program to help communities with projects near roadways, archeological research, and projects to protect water from pollutants in highway runoff.

The grants will reimburse up to 80 percent of the cost of an eligible project. Applications must be submitted to TxDOT district offices by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16. For more information please visit: http://www.txdot.gov/business/governments/te.htm

CPS Energy offers weatherization program

CPS Energy's Casa Verde program is back, and the utility has set its sights on providing free weatherization services to more than 1,600 customers through January.

Maria Koudouris, CPS Energy's senior vice president of customer service and gas delivery, says almost 35,000 customers are expected to benefit from energy-efficient improvements to their homes as the program continues through 2020.

Casa Verde originally began with federal funding in December 2009, weatherizing 3,320 homes, more than double its original target. Following the program’s success and the energy efficiencies gained, the utility decided to continue Casa Verde and open the program to all customers in its service territory by using local STEP funds. STEP aims to save 771 megawatts, the equivalent of a power plant, by 2020. For more information, visit: www.cpsenergy.com

Running for Grey instead of gold

The Grey’s Gift Memorial Foundation is hosting is first annual “Grey’s 5K - For Little Texans” at Landa Park in New Braunfels. The Oct. 20 5k run/walk/kids run will raise funds for the foundation and its goal of increasing community awareness about newborn screening.

Each year in Texas, some 125 babies are born with a treatable disorder that goes undetected, resulting in disability or even death. In 2009, Sen. Uresti sponsored “Greyson’s Law,” which increased the number of treatable diseases screened for at birth from 29 to 52. Unfortunately, budget cuts prevented the law from being fully implemented, and only one disorder, Cystic Fibrosis, was added.

Nicole Morris, Greyson's mother and vice president of the foundation, said communities must be educated about the importance of newborn screening so that no other child dies or is disabled from a treatable disorder.

To donate or to learn more about newborn screening, please visit: www.greysgift.org

District 19 Attraction of the Month: Government Canyon

Twenty-five primitive camp sites in western Bexar County's Government Canyon State Natural Area will be open to the public beginning Oct. 5.

The secluded campsites come with a picnic table, a fire ring and tent pad. While there are two composting toilets next to the parking lot and several spigots for water, primitive does mean primitive at these sites, which do not have showers or electricity, and RVs and generators are not allowed.

“Primitive camping is a nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and get into God's country,” mountain biker Ali Tanari told the San Antonio Express-News. Tanari said he was intrigued that he could sit around a campfire in quiet woods only 18 miles from downtown San Antonio.

For more information on Government Canyon visit: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/government-canyon

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