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Love + Photo ID = Marriage?

May 14, 2013 By Laura Wright

Senator Donna Campbell puts a new twist on the debate over photo ID: You can't say "I do" until you show the proper form of identification.

Chavez’s race and the committee appointments issue

Nov 9, 2009 By Paul Burka

Tea-leaves readers in El Paso note that Norma Chavez has been touting her committee appointments around town lately, which they interpret as a sign that she will run for reelection rather than for Eliot Shapleigh’s now-vacant Senate seat. I have written about the Senate race previously, and other bloggers are…

Chavez having second thoughts?

Oct 27, 2009 By Paul Burka

The story in the El Paso Times was very peculiar. State Rep. Norma Chávez, D-El Paso, told an audience in Austin this week that she was running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Eliot Shapleigh. Chávez, reached later by telephone, backed away from the declaration she…

Shapleigh’s potential successors

Oct 18, 2009 By Paul Burka

Newspaper Tree, an online newsletter about all things El Paso, says that Norma Chavez and county attorney Jose Rodriguez are likely candidates. The paper quotes Joe Pickett as saying that his phone is ringing off the wall and includes mayor John Cook as someone who might be interested.