TEXAS STATE GOVERNMENT SITES
This is the address for the Texas Legislature on-line. This site contains information about the legislative process in Texas , as well as on-line access to legislation, legislative committees, etc. www.capitol.state.tx.us
TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Carole Keeton Rylander, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, operates this website which provides important, official information on Texas taxes, economy, and fiscal management.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Texas Department of Economic Development strives to build and distribute wealth to various Texas communities by implementing careful and measured economic planning. The TDED assists community government in building relationships and transactions that result in increases in employment and other visible benefits.
UNITED STATES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The United States Chamber of Commerce lobbies the Federal Government for improved business/member relations. www.uschamber.org/default.htm
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SITES
EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION
The El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) administers the planning and development of area transportation plans. As the government mandated coordinator of transportation, the MPO is responsible for such projects as the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
RIO GRANDE COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
The Rio Grande Council of Governments is an organization that combines the resources of various local governments to achieve synergistic city improvement. This intergovernmental cooperation provides individual governments to achieve goals that would not have been otherwise possible without the assistance of other resources.
EL PASO WATER UTILITIES PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
The El Paso Public Service Board, or PSB, was established to help operate the water and wastewater system of El Paso . The five board members, appointed by the City Council for four year staggered terms, oversee and administrate PSB decisions and actions.
Fort Bliss, site of the United States Army's Air Defense Center, has called El Paso home for more than a century. Fort Bliss procures about $80 million in products and services each year, of which approximately $60 million is purchased locally. The total annual military economic impact is over $1 billion. There are more than 2,500 military representatives from approximately 30 countries posted at Fort Bliss for air defense artillery training. Germany and Japan currently maintain the largest contingents.
White Sands Missile Range (missile and laser testing) and Holloman Air Force Base are also located in the region and have a substantial economic impact on El Paso .
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Fort Bliss came to El Paso as a Calvary post in 1848. Today the military post has become the largest Air Defense Training Center in the world. Fort Bliss shares a long history with El Paso , playing a vital role in the city's economy as well as it's growth, with more than 15,000 active military personnel stationed in the area.
The Fort Bliss Museum is located at a reconstructed site of the original location. Adobe walls provide warmth in the winter and cool respite from the summer heat. Inside, displays, photographs, maps, and personal items form the exhibit. Outside, the grounds are landscaped with plants indigenous to the Chihuahuan desert.
One block south of the museum is the latest addition to the historic preservation of Fort Bliss . The Air Defense / Artillery Museum , the only one of its kind, is dedicated to the history of air defense, housing equipment and displays detailing its evolution.
Both museums are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm.
For information call (915) 568-4518 or 568-2804.
Fort Bliss hosts many annual events such as the Amigo Air Show, Oktoberfest, Showtime, USA and Armed Forces Day. For more information on any of these activities, call Fort Bliss information at (915) 568-2121.
Space & Missile Defense Command - www.smdc.army.mil
White Sands Missile Range - www.wsmr.army.mil
Holloman Air Force Base - www.Holloman.af.mil
Association of the United States Army - www.ausa.org
Noncommissioned Officer's Museum - (915) 568-8646
USO - (915) 569-5644 - www.uso.org