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Monday, February 5th Morning News


Monday, February 5th and I’m PJ Benevich.

U.S. Senate candidate Roland Gutierrez of San Antonio is finishing a swing through West Texas
in his primary race for the Democrat nomination to the U.S. Senate.

The tour ends tonight in El Paso after an appearance last night at the Hampton Inn in Alpine and
(9:30) this morning at the Marfa Burrito in Marfa.
Gutierrez faces Congressman Colin Allred of Dallas for the nomination. He was our state senator
until he was redistricted out of Brewster County recently.
The winner then faces incumbent Republican Ted Cruz in November for the seat.
Gutierrez said Democracy is on the line this year and Texas needs a Senator who is going to
stand up and fight for them on the real issues.
He listed the issues as restoring women’s reproductive rights, getting more money to working
families and fixing our broken immigration system.
Gutierrez charged Cruz with an “agenda to break the system in favor of his wealthy donors.”

On the other side of the aisle, The West of the Pecos Republican Women’s Club has scheduled a
livestreamed Congressional District 23 Republican Debate this week.

County Chair Monica McBride invited guests to the Stable Cars on West Holland Avenue
starting at 5:30 Thursday.
Candidates participating will be Julie Clark, Victor Avila, Frank Lopez, Brandon Herrera and the
incumbent Tony Gonzales
The Republican Party of Bexar County, San Antonio Republican Women, Salem Media Group
and Rule 72 Initiative are hosting the debate in San Antonio.
The debate will begin at 6:30 after a social hour.
Beer and wine will be provided but guests are asked to bring their favorite beverage. McBride
said it will be a potluck event and asked guests to assist if they are able.

This week’s training events by the Sul Ross Small Business Development Center include two

The first one on Simplifying A.I. Harnessing for Everyday Business Success will be from 10 to
11:30 at no cost.
It will include streamlined email creation, amplified online content and strategic business
planning.Also, techniques for crafting compelling presentations, nurturing innovative ideas and organizing
your tasks with precision.
Presenter Teri Moten, Sales & Marketing Manager for Spherion, will leave you with A.I. tools
and knowledge to revolutionize your business.
Then from 1 to 2 is a follow-on presentation of Selling on Amazon, Insider Edition.
If you attended a session on the fundamentals of selling through Amazon last Tuesday, you are
ready to take the next steps.
But there are a few key things they probably didn’t tell you that could make or break your
This session will provide tips and strategies on optimizing seller account settings for success and
leveraging inventory placement and managing multi-channel fulfillment.
Also, promotions and advertising tactics that work now, managing reviews and common
beginner mistakes and taking advantage of Amazon tools and services available to sellers.
To register for either or both, go to
For more information, contact Norma Martinez at 837-8813 or

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