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Good Afternoon Presidio Partners!

 

Just a reminder that I will be in Presidio next Tuesday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. to conduct my quarterly training to any individual thinking about starting a business…I’ll be at the Workforce Solutions Office.

Additionally, the Hispanic Chamber is a State HUB Certifier for the State Comptroller’s office and we recently were awarded a grant from the Governor’s office to outreach the State Hub certification to interested businesses.  I’ll be bringing applications with me and would be happy to speak to any business owner that is interested in obtaining this valuable certification, either Monday afternoon, or after my Workforce presentation.  There is no cost to become HUB certified, and I can process applications in less than 2 weeks!

Here is some information about the State HUB for any interested businesses:                 State agencies, universities, public hospitals, and municipalities are always looking to work with businesses certified as Historically Underutilized Business (HUB). The goal of this good-faith effort is to actively involve HUBs in the Texas procurement process and ensure they receive a fair share of state business.

Some of the benefits of State Hub Certification include:

  • HUB certification is good for up to four years.
  • Only certified HUBs are listed in the online Texas HUB Directory.
  • State agencies use the HUB Directory to solicit bids from certified HUBs for state purchasing and public works contracts. Prime contractors also use the HUB Directory to identify HUBs for their subcontracting opportunities.
  • For purchases of $5,000 or less, state entities can directly contact a business to buy goods and services.
  • The Texas HUB Directory is also searched by vendors looking for certified HUBs to include in their subcontracting plans for projects of $100,000 or more.
  • HUB Certification provides increased exposure to the general public as well as other entities that have a supplier diversity program, and are searching for minority-owned, woman-owned and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.Who qualifies to be a Historically Underutilized Business?
  • a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the small business size standard
  • has its principal place of business in Texas,
  • is at least 51 percent owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran,
  • and who’s owners reside in Texas and actively participate in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you … and have a great day!

 Terri Reed, Senior Vice President

Entrepreneurial Development Division

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

2401 E. Missouri, El Paso, Texas  79903

Phone:  915-566-4066 x 19

www.ephcc.org

 Here is the 2017 Accepted tax rate for the City of Presidio. Good News is taxes are the same as last year. No Increase. 

Have Fun on the Rio Grande with www.Angellexpeditions.com Presidio’s local Outfitter.

The Public is Invited to Go Swimming…the last days of Summer.

Presidio’s POOL IS Still OPEN!

General Admission is $2.00

Tuesday Family Special $1.00

Children 7 and under free with adult.

Hours

Tuesday -Thursday 3p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday – Sunday 2p.m. to 9 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Pool Phone 432 229 4040

Reservations for Pool Parties, Season Passes and Restrictions call City Hall 432 229 3517

Public Notice
Citizens of Presidio are needed to apply.
CONTACT BRENDA ACUNA, CITY SECRETARY 432-229-3517 or come by City Hall.

One person is needed to serve on the Presidio Appraisal District.

Five people are needed to serve on the Planning and Zoning Board. Previous members are welcome to apply again.

A Planning and Zoning Commission is a local appointed government board by the City Councilcharged with recommending to the local town or city council the boundaries of the various original zoning district and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein and any proposed amendments thereto and shall collect data and keep itself informed as to the best practices generally in effect in the matter city planning and zoning to the end that it may be qualified to act on measures affecting the present and future movement of traffic, the segregation of residential and business districts and the convenience and safety of persons and property in any way dependent on city planning and zoning.

Welcome to Presidio Hotels

  • Three Palms Inn, 1200 N. Erma Ave, Presidio, TX 79845, (432)229-3211

  • Riata Inn Motel, 99205 Highway 67 N, Presidio, TX 79845, (432) 229-2528    Where-to-Stay

Yes you can Fly to Presidio, Airplane not included.

Lely Airport Presidio, Texas

New Runway Surface in Presidio, Texas

Presidio Lely Airport Today

Presidio’s Lely Airport before and after photos.  You don’t have to be a pilot to see the improvements recently made to our airport.  pilots report that the new Flex Grip Surface make Presidio one of the top small airports in West Texas.

 Visit Presidio, the Gateway to the Big Bend State Ranch and the National Park via the “River Road” FM 170.  One of the Top 10 National Geographic Scenic Highways in North America.  Presidio and Ojinaga

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New Music featuring Presidio

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EBE GEBE & KERRY AWN FITZGERALD

Thanks to Kerry Fitzgerald and Shawn Sahm for a Song about Marfa, Presidio, and Alpine called SPACE.  The song was inspired by a close encounter with EBE GEBE at a Texas Tornado’s Concert in Marfa at Viva Big Bend a few years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

HEAR THE SONG “SPACE”

 

A NEW PLACE TO PICNIC IN PRESIDIO

New Picnic Tables and BBQ pits are ready to use at the Kiosk Park in front of the swimming pool.  No fee or reservation is required and open for public use.

 

The Land of Excitement & Dark Skies

Help us keep the Texas Dark Skies dark.  when choosing outdoor lighting here is what is bad and good selection of lighting.  Notice the little guy under the light; you can see better when light is shining down, not out. 

Dark Skies lighting

Our water is really good and safe to drink in Presidio. 

Here is our Annual Water Report

2015 Drinking water Quaility Report

 

Summer nights in Presidio are ideal for viewing the Dark Skies of Texas.

Big Bend Ranch State Park is the Official Viewing Area for the Texas Dark Skies. Historic Ft Leaton Trajan Pro 3 font

 

Get the latest info on what is “Out There”

https://stardate.org/

Stardate Information from our Friends at McDonald Observatory

Our History before the Alamo… into a land called the Spanish explorers named “TEXAS.”         Watch the Video by Millet Films.

 

  El Patio Restaurant is one of the popular Presidio Businesses for riders to stop and eat Authentic Mexican food. Spring 16 069

El Patio is Open 7 days a week.Spring 16 173

Motorcycle Riders are always welcome to Presidio.

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The DY Convenience Store is a popular Place to “Gas Up” in Presidio. Located at the Triangle of O’Rielly St. and Erma Ave.

 

 

 YA’LL come back soon!  Send your friends to see us.

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 NOW LET”S GO FISHING!

ANYTIME is Fishing Time in the Big Bend Ranch State Park on the Rio Grande.

With a State Park Visitor Pass or camping

Permit, no fishing license is needed.

David Knight and his 30 pound catfish caught on the Rio Grande near Presidio, Texas

David Knight and his 30 pound catfish caught on the Rio Grande near Presidio, Texas

 Visit our Presidio merchants for shopping for your camping Supplies.  Have a good time at Big Bend Ranch State Park on the Rio Grande and go fishing.  For more information call Fort Leaton at 432 229 3613.

Learn how to save water….

CONSERVE WATER and $AVE !!!

Texas Smartscape, Let our water department staff  help you save money and save water at the same time….Visit  www.txsmartscape.com DSC_0148

 

RECYCLING IN PRESIDIO? YES WE DO!!!

Open on Wednesday, 4 pm to 5:30 pm.

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