Socorro fires city manager Manny Soto

There are 20 comments on the Sep 17, 2009, El Paso Times story titled Socorro fires city manager Manny Soto. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Manny Soto did "a hell of a job" as the interim Socorro city manager, said one of his critics on the City Council on Thursday evening shortly before Soto was fired.

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WOW

United States

#1 Sep 18, 2009
Private meeting as McDonalds? Coucnilman Cox has private meeting with everyone that he wants to sneak in at his fav restaurants. Ms. Fraire was and always will be in Cox's and Faulkner back pocket. She says she has no loyalties, bull$^&! The City of Socoroo is DOOMED, if it has not been already!! Us poor poor citizens of Socorro. Where is Willie Gandara when you need him!!!
Texas Transplant

Montgomery, AL

#2 Sep 18, 2009
Ever since the city was incorporated in the mid 1970s, Socorro has been slowly, pardon the expression for all of those who live open Thunder Road, being washed away by people who weren't even original citizens of Socorro. If it wasn't for the High School Baseball Team wining the State Championship earlier this year, the only news you see or read is negatively about the City Government. And don't get a TV camera around, because Mayor "If I had a hammer" Lopez would surely be getting his airtime. Socorro used to be the area along Socorro Road to Alameda around the Mission. Buford Road used to go from Socorro Rd to I-10, now it goes only to Alameda. We had areas, such as Moon City (AKA Tornado Town), Buford, Cowboy Park. Now Socorro is full of Colonias, which is so Third World. I love Socorro and I am proud to br from Socorro. I still visit often my relatives and friends, but the different breed of people at times are so rude and disrespectful. Socorro has probably the highest taxes in the state but have less services; no real fire department, police are improving but will always be scrutinized for their actions or at times lack of action, no ambulance/medical. Tye speed limit along Socorro Road used to be 35mph, now with more traffic and people, it's 45mph. And don't drive along Apodaca Road going to Pan American, you'll get run off the road by the Euro Racers with their noisy tomato can mufflers. City Council at odds.....and it goes on. The bad part is the original people of Socorro, who really made the city are getting shoved out by new people who really do not understand the "way of life". For those of you who live on Thunder Road adnare always getting flooded each time it rains. If you go back 30-40 years before all these Colonias were built, there were no house on Thunder Road because it always flooded when it rained. When buying a house, you should checked for all the dangers/hazards prior to buying the house. In reality, all that needs to be done, is clean house in the City Government, whomever get elected hopefully can't do any worse. GO BULLDOGS!!! GO MINERS!!
Socoman

El Paso, TX

#3 Sep 18, 2009
OH MY GOODNESS!!!!... Why are we going backwards instead of forward??? HELLOOOOOOO people from Socorro!!!! We definitely need to get out and vote on the next election. Why in the world do we have these so called city reps running our city? Anyhow, Mr. Jaime A.(AKA Texas Transplant) I hear ya with what you posted, but we are in the 21st century and need infrastructure in this once small town community called Socorro. You are correct we need a paid full blown Fire Dept and a non theatrical police dept. Socorro will never progress if we keep electing people like the ones we curently have on board.

Now why in the world did they appoint Ms. Fraire as city manager? Yes, grant it she is a local community person, but come on, base it on education and qualifications. I'm telling you, we are going way back instead of forward....

And another thing, what in world is Trini Lopez, doing on the Christina Show, based out in Miami? He was there with the mayor from Juarez, talking about the drug cartel problems....

Hey Trini, did you travel and vacation over there on tax payer money?? HHHmmmmm.. I wonder???
Darth Vader

El Paso, TX

#4 Sep 18, 2009
Welcome the Big Show know as Circus Cox to Socorro, and yes it has three rings..............Faulkner, Herrera and Cox.............yes folks the circus is in little old Socorro town.
alm

Austin, TX

#5 Sep 18, 2009
I used to live in Socorro and the simple fact that the city/town wanted to grow has led to the destruction of a great town. With all the colonias and parts of town that are in disrepair it does look like a third rate neighborhood. I do think anybody that is employed anywhere should have the best qualifications of any applicant and not just because they are local makes them the best person for the job. Grow Up Socorro!!
yeah

El Paso, TX

#6 Sep 18, 2009
Wow...you could almost hear the Loony Tunes Theme Song!
fly on the wall

United States

#7 Sep 18, 2009
The only thing that manny soto did well was fill his pockets with money and disrupt the city of socorro. This arrogant self serving pathethic excuss of a city manager got exactly what he deserves to be fired. Good bye and good riddens
El Diablo

United States

#8 Sep 18, 2009
Cox has always been a joke of a character, i feel sorry for the city, so much unrest and squabbling. the only good thing they did was fire the previous city manager Carol whats her name? and the sheriff too. Mr. Soto was a good,and im sorry to hear they will let them go. too bad the council consists of idiots that run and get elected...it seems to be that socorro is a magnet of well you know.
Wow

El Paso, TX

#9 Sep 18, 2009
Darth Vader wrote:
Welcome the Big Show know as Circus Cox to Socorro, and yes it has three rings..........Faulkner, Herrera and Cox..........yes folks the circus is in little old Socorro town.
Ha Ha! I agree with you Darth Vader. I think the more fitting name would be Circus Cox Featuring talking monkeys Faulkner and Hernandez!!
Bye

El Paso, TX

#10 Sep 18, 2009
Soto is a shameless self promoter who got exactly what he is qualified for. The boot.
Texas Transplant

Montgomery, AL

#11 Sep 18, 2009
That is not Circus Music.........it's Banda Music...they are taking over.........LOL...se you all at the Mission Bazaar next weekend....now that still has some Old Time Socorro in it!!
You know

El Paso, TX

#12 Sep 18, 2009
Hey Manny, I hear they're looking for teachers in the Philippines. Oh, that's right, I forgot.
in the know

El Paso, TX

#13 Sep 18, 2009
fraire looks like a fat tarahumara---good luck socorro. instead of going forward, the city stepped back 20 yrs. things dont seem to change down there
Lone Ranger

El Paso, TX

#14 Sep 18, 2009
Socorro Texas; a small West Texas town whos residents deserve better, whos always looking for handouts from our federal government, whos arroyos always become breached with every rain storm, whos local government is always squabbling over the same small scrap of money like children. Its time for the resident to take back their small community, elect people who dont want to be lifelong politicians who dont have clue about governing, or maybe, El Paso should consider incorporating this small area or perhaps Texas should look at relocating the border and give this area back to Mexico.
tornado

Mcallen, TX

#15 Sep 18, 2009
fly on the wall wrote:
The only thing that manny soto did well was fill his pockets with money and disrupt the city of socorro. This arrogant self serving pathethic excuss of a city manager got exactly what he deserves to be fired. Good bye and good riddens
you probably do not have the education he has,fly on the wal, go to college and earn money,da.
puro soco

Mcallen, TX

#16 Sep 18, 2009
You know wrote:
Hey Manny, I hear they're looking for teachers in the Philippines. Oh, that's right, I forgot.
what are you looking for or can you actually look for something,get an education,you hater.
You know

El Paso, TX

#17 Sep 18, 2009
"Socorro" means "HELP". Very fitting.
El Paso

El Paso, TX

#18 Sep 18, 2009
Lone Ranger wrote:
Socorro Texas; a small West Texas town whos residents deserve better, whos always looking for handouts from our federal government, whos arroyos always become breached with every rain storm, whos local government is always squabbling over the same small scrap of money like children. Its time for the resident to take back their small community, elect people who dont want to be lifelong politicians who dont have clue about governing, or maybe, El Paso should consider incorporating this small area or perhaps Texas should look at relocating the border and give this area back to Mexico.
Dud I am with you but Mexico is already here and we are supporting them.
yellarose

United States

#19 Sep 19, 2009
If Manny Soto did one hell of a job then you
fire him come on now this is the right hand not
knowing what te left hand is doing!!!!!!
Ranger rick

El Paso, TX

#20 Sep 19, 2009
There are a bunch of you pendejos out there that every now and then write that the U.S. should take over mexico. What about el paso taking over that hell hole socorro?

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