We want a Downtown El Paso arena, bulldoze Duranguito!: Letters to the Editor

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We want a Downtown El Paso arena!

I read that the city of El Paso was soliciting a request for information (RFI) for a revised “multicultural and performing arts center” or “arena” in Duranguito. Such a shame that they let pundits like Max Grossman get the best of them.

I, for one, will stand up and say, “We don’t want this revised version, city of El Paso! We want an arena!” I can only imagine the horrible look and feel of putting a new re-envisioned venue and incorporating those old decrepit buildings into it. Please, don’t do that, city of El Paso, please keep fighting to bulldoze that whole area. You are listening to the fight of one man with billions (not his money) backing him. Listen to us, the other 99% of the city that actually want to see this neighborhood bulldozed and be rebooted with a new facility.

Juan Ortiz

East El Paso

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The fenced-off Duranguito neighborhood in El Paso is shown on March 19, 2021.

The fenced-off Duranguito neighborhood in El Paso is shown on March 19, 2021.

Nice try, voting streak intact

When early voting began a few weeks ago, I noticed I did not receive my mail-in ballot. With great relief, I signed on for absentee voting due to disability and age over a year ago. After calling the County Elections Office (who were great), I discovered that my permanent status was taken away with the recent legislation, and I now have to apply each year.

Perhaps my disability will go away (it won’t), but I can’t change my age, so what “danger” do I present? I risked my health and possibly life by voting in person today—so nice try governor and state legislature. I have not missed an election since 1972, and my streak is intact. The majority in Austin should be ashamed of themselves.

Todd Daugherty

West El Paso

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Commissioners ruining a good thing

Leave it to El Paso County Commissioners to try and ruin a good thing by getting their own study of Interstate 10 through Downtown.

First of all, Reimagine I-10 is not your project county commissioners, so why are you trying to meddle in it? I’m sure you don’t like outside organizations meddling in your projects, so why would you interfere? Secondly, they are taking the research of one man? Anyone can argue their side of an issue, so to say that this project will get derailed by the testimony and research of one individual is highly unlikely. Lastly, I’m saying this is directly to TxDOT; please don’t cave to these naysayers; keep going with this project. We all know it’s needed and will help our community.

Jesse Gutierrez

East El Paso

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Biden’s appeasement has empowered Putin

In President Joe Biden’s first year of presidency, he has encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to restore the Soviet Union. Biden’s foreign policy, national energy policy, and domestic policy, which focused on social programs at the expense of our military and national security, showed weakness and vulnerability.

The above can be encapsulated in Biden’s decision to end the Keystone Pipeline, suspending drilling on federal land, including offshore, suspending sanctions on and reopening the Nord Stream Pipeline, and finally, the consequences of the Afghanistan withdrawal and debacle.

All the above gave Putin the incentive and confidence to invade Ukraine. As a result, we are seeing the worst war in Europe since 1945.

For that matter, the Biden administration has been largely responsible, and certainly complicit, for creating three international humanitarian crises in his first year: 1. the southern border crises, 2. the crises in Afghanistan where approximately half the population is facing starvation and malnutrition, and 3. in Ukraine where millions are fleeing the country.

President Biden may now go down in history as the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century.

David E. Peña

Kern Place

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Enough about EP Water

Why do people care so much about where El Paso Water moves to? I see it in these opinion sections every week. You all don’t have anything better to talk about? Is that the main issue that is facing our community? I genuinely don’t understand it. They’re never going to listen to you. They don’t listen to anyone but John Balliew; if he doesn’t want to move, that means they aren’t moving. So just stop commenting about it.

Isaac Tarin

East El Paso

This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: We want a Downtown El Paso arena, bulldoze Duranguito!: Opinion

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