Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Man For Every PR Job

LISD appoints city councilman as Crime Stoppers head


Trustees make position full-time

By Andrew Kreighbaum
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:41 PM CDT
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Laredo ISD trustees found a well known face to replace outgoing Crime Stoppers coordinator Estella Quintanilla this month.

The board agreed to earlier this month to hire Laredo City Councilman Esteban Rangel, a transportation coordinator at United Independent School District, as its next Crime Stoppers coordinator.

The move between districts will mean a pay increase of almost $13,000 for Rangel, who will be paid $58,000 by LISD. Quintanilla, a part-time employee, was paid $32,343, said district spokeswoman Veronica Castillon.

One observation my family has made recently is that Ryan Seacrest seems to be everywhere on television.  Of course, he's been a staple on American Idol for some time now.  But apart from that, he hosts his own radio show.  His crossover duties are not uncommon when you consider other media celebs doing the same.  Casey Kasem, Howard Stern, and Dick Clark did it too.  Seacrest, however, can be seen hosting red carpet events for E!, New Year's Eve bashes on ABC, and more recently, adding some name recognition to the Olympics.  The man's everywhere! 

We all wear different hats, but surely there's someone out there who could perform some of the activities that Seacrest has done.  Spread the love is all I'm saying.

Locally, a Ryan Seacrest-like celebrity is emerging, and his name is Esteban Rangel.  We here at LaSanbe world news headquarters closely follow Rangel's work on city council.  He keeps up with the best of them in the highly "trafficable" area of politics.  But he's also lending his dance floor talents for charity in Laredo's own version of Dancing With The Stars.  Being the go-getter that he is, he'll be the new Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  More money and more face time for the industrious young man.  Congratulations to him.  We'll have to keep our eyes peeled to see what Rangel does next.  But one thing's for sure:  he's on a roll. 


 

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