AP Associated Pest
Ballistic Results Official: Gunshots from Cd. Juarez have come to El Paso more than John Cornyn
by Mando D. Chisme
Posted: 07/01/2010 12:00:00 AM MDT
EL PASO - Ballistics experts said today that gunshots from Cd. Juarez have come to El Paso more than has U.S. Senator John Cornyn.
Gunshots hit the El Paso, Texas city hall building on Tuesday, June 29.
Investigators are sure these shots came from a gun fired from Cd. Juarez, Mexico which is 800-1000 yards from El Paso's City Hall Building.
Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua has been embroiled in a drug war with warring drug cartels since 2008.
“We were astonished to find,” says Juan Balaso, “that in totaling up the number of gunshots that have strayed over the border to El Paso since 1910, they total more than U.S. Senator John Cornyn's visits to the Sun City.”
Cornyn does not have, and has never had, an El Paso office. El Paso is Texas' 6th largest city (or 4th if you count your undocumented tios).
Cornyn's office responded by smoke signals on Wednesday to the Associated Pest's query regarding reasons for having no office along the border, anywhere north of Harlingen, Texas.
Cornyn's press secretary Ottio Morenos said Cornyn will be visiting El Paso soon and will be giving at press conference at the McAllen Miller Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2010.
“This region, if given state status, would be the poorest state in the union,” says Viva Tirando, ballistics expert investigating the recent gunshots in El Paso.
A mariachi group played at the City Hall building today after the press conference. Violinist, Pepe Fredo E. Menez said, “Cornyn thinks Lubbock is West Texas” before resuming singing, “Sonaron cuatro balazos a las dos de la manana....”