Early voting began August 25th in Doña Ana County for a special election to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd to decide on whether to continue a 1/4% sales tax that supports the County’s volunteer fire departments, including the Talavera-Las Alturas department that serves our community. Early voting will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 18, and there will be voting available on on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a news release from the county. All early voting will be done at the Doña Ana County Government Center.
There was a relatively short article in the Sun-News about the Dona Ana County auditor’s audit of the county Heath and Human Services department. The local paper, and the county commission tried to ‘play-down’ the results of this audit. But the fact remains that of 72 ‘Tests’ of the HHS department, there were findings (ie discrepancies) on 41 of them. In other words, the HHS department FAILED over half of the audit tests. It also appears that our elected representatives intend to do their best to ignore that report. You can read the full report at the county web site.
The Talavera Community Association is trying to make it easier to communicate with our members and neighbors or anyone who is interested in current events of the Talavera community. We would like to make our website the primary means of communication. So we have recently made some changes to the site. First, notice the scrolling box in the upper left side. That box will contain the latest announcements, planned meetings, and news or activities that may be of interest to the community. Next, notice the icons under the scrolling box. Those icons give you 3 ways to get the latest
8:30AM roadway cleanup Meet at the fire house to pick up supplies and assignments. Wear long sleeves & bring garden gloves. We will have a dumpster at the station for your use. 5:30 potluck with 6:00 meeting Included interest areas are new high school road issues, Carol Rehder on the “dark skies” program, legislative updates, flood control updates, traffic issues on Dripping Springs & Soledad (Do YOU speed or tailgate?) and several others. WE ARE TRYING SOMETHING NEW…In order to shorten meetings that sometimes tend to run long we will use strict timing for both presenters and responders, something in