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              Greetings from El Paso, Texas postcard               official links
a few important people

City of El Paso
arts & entertainment
print & broadcast media
food & beverage

reading material
& other media

nearby cities & towns
including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

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Official Government Links & Info

flag of the State of Texas         seal of El Paso County, Texas

El Paso County, Texas [est. March 1850]
El Paso County, Texas covers 1,015 square miles {2,629 square kilometers}.
The county population is estimated to be 755,000 (2007).
The time zone in the southwest 'tip' of Texas is Mountain Time; the rest of the state is Central Time.

El Paso County, Texas official website
El Paso County, Texas entry at Wikipedia
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

A Few Important People
people who know Rick Perry say that he is even dumber than George Dubya Bush  Governor Rick Perry [since Dec 2000; GOP]
Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst [2003-2012; GOP]
U.S. Senator & TEA Party wingnut Ted Cruz [since 2013; GOP]
former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison [June 1993-2012; GOP]
U.S. Senator John Cornyn III [since Dec 2002; GOP]
Congressman Robert Francis 'Beto' O'Rourke [TX-16 since 2013; Dem]
former Congressman Silvestre Reyes [TX-16 1997-2012; Dem]
Congressman Francisco 'Quico' Canseco [TX-23 since 2011; GOP]

County Sheriff Richard Wiles [since 2009]
Mayor Oscar Leeser [since June 2013]
former Mayor John Cook [council 1999-2005, mayor 2005-2013]


singer Vikki Carr [b. 1941]

TV journalist Sam Donaldson, Jr. [b. 1934]

Albert Jennings Fountain [1838-96], Indian fighter & politician

Western lawman Pat Garrett [1850-1908]

gunfighter John Wesley Hardin [1853-95]

actor Sherman Hemsley [1938-2012]

Victoriano Huerta [1850-1916], former President of Mexico

character actor Guy Kibbee [1882-1956]

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy [b. 1933]

musician Stevie Nicks [b. 1948]

Sandra Day O'Connor [b. 1930], Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1981-2006

musician Phil Ochs [1940-76]

John J. 'Black Jack' Pershing [1860-1948], U.S. General of the Armies

Academy Award-winning actor Anthony Quinn [1915-2001]

actress Debbie Reynolds [b.1932]

Gene Roddenberry [1921-91], creator of "Star Trek"

actor Gilbert Roland [1905-94]

character actress Irene Ryan [1902-73]

journalist Rubén Salazar [1928-70]

gunfighter & lawman Dallas Stoudenmire [1845-82]

singer Laura Tate

professional golfer Lee Trevino [b. 1939]

German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun [1912-77]

flag of the City of El Paso, Texas         seal of the City of El Paso, Texas         seal of University of Texas at El Paso

City of El Paso, Texas [est. 1680]
The city of El Paso, Texas covers 250.5 square miles {648.8 square kilometers} at an elevation of 3,740 feet (1,140 m).
The city was founded as El Paso del Norte on the south side of the river in 1659; the village of El Paso on the north side of the river
became the seat of government in 1680; independent Texas was admitted to the Union on 29 December 1845 {the 28th state};
the boundary of Texas was revised to include El Paso in 1848. As of July 2013, the official population estimate was 674,433 (sixth-largest
city in Texas by population); the metropolitan area (all of El Paso and Hudspeth counties) has an estimated population of 831,036.

City of El Paso, Texas official website
City of El Paso, Texas entry at Wikipedia
El Paso Community Foundation [est. 1977]

General Links
El Paso, Texas C.V.B.
El Paso Southwest directory for El Paso & New Mexico & Juarez

Tony Lama Boots [est. 1911]
Rocket Buster handmade custom boots [est. 1989] in Downtown El Paso, Texas
Boy Scouts of America Yucca Council [est. 1917] in El Paso area
El Paso & Southwestern RR [1902-1963] ran from Bisbee, Arizona to El Paso, Texas
1910 Rio Grande Valley Bank {now Abdou} Building, 115 N. Mesa Street in Downtown El Paso, Texas
1930 O.T. Bassett Tower, 301 Texas Avenue in El Paso, Texas
El Paso Union Passenger Station [built 1906, rebuilt 1982]
Friends of The El Paso Railroad & Transportation Museum
Bassett Place Mall at I-10 and Geronimo in El Paso, Texas
Cavender's Western Outfitters [chain est. 1965], 8889 Gateway Blvd. West in El Paso, Texas
El Paso Rhinos ice hockey
minor league baseball team El Paso Diablos
Butterfield Trail Golf Club, 1858 Cottonwoods Drive {east of the airport} in El Paso, Texas
http://www.LandJcafe.com [est. 1927] 3622 E. Missouri
http://www.TrickyFall.com = club

Kern Place District on North Mesa Street across from UTEP
El Paso Rib Hut [est. 1984] at Kern Place
Chubby's Bronx Deli at Kern Place

Arts & Entertainment & History
El Paso Museum of Art [est. 1959]
Magoffin Home [built 1877] State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin Avenue {east of Downtown}
El Paso Comic Strip Comedy Club, 1201 Airway Blvd. {south of the airport}
Premiere Cinemas 18 multiplex at Bassett Place Mall in El Paso, TX
'¡Viva! El Paso' performance [revived Summer weekends 2015] + web ad [0:30] on YouTube

Plaza Classic Film Festival [Aug 2012 = #5] in Downtown El Paso, TX
Plaza Theatre [opened 1930; reopened 3/2006] in Downtown El Paso, TX
El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series at the Plaza Philanthropy Theatre in El Paso, TX

El Paso Chihuahuas minor league baseball team [est. 2012] is based at Southwest University Park

Print & Broadcast Media
El Paso Times daily newspaper [est. 1881]
El Paso Media Group {website parked}
El Paso Magazine [est. 2000]
¡Sabroso! Southwest Dining & Entertainment Magazine based in Mesilla, NM
Newspaper Tree - El Paso's Online Newspaper
El Paso Scene free monthly/weekly paper in El Paso, TX
Ventanas Magazine [est. 2006] Homebuilders Guide for Southern New Mexico & El Paso, Texas

K.T.E.P. 88.5-FM NPR radio station [est. 1950] in El Paso, TX
K.T.S.M. 'Sunny' 99.9-FM Continous Soft Rock music radio in El Paso, TX
K.T.S.M. 690-AM right-wing propaganda radio in El Paso, TX

X.H.T.O. 104.3 'Hit FM' music radio across the border from El Paso, TX

Food & Beverage
Commonwealth Pub & Grub, 115 Durango Street (near Union Station} in El Paso, Texas
Doc Holliday's Saloon, 5354 Doniphan Drive in El Paso, Texas
The Garden Restaurant & Outdoor Bar [est. 2009] at Union Plaza in El Paso, Texas
Luby's Cafeteria chain [est. 1947] - 3 locations in El Paso, Texas
The Real Burrit-o, 3535 No. Mesa Street in El Paso, Texas
County Line BBQ [chain est. 1975] Stateline Restaurant, 1222 Sunland Park Drive in El Paso
Teddy's at HInn Airport est 1965 = 6655 Gateway West
Track One Bar & Restaurant, 1330 Robert E. Lee Road in El Paso, Texas
www.TheSushiPlace.com {3 locations}
www.TaraThaiRestaurant.com, 2606 No. Mesa Street

modern rooms, good prices; Azulejo's Restaurant & Buffet and The Dome Bar  El Camino Real Hotel [built 1912], 115 El Paso Street in Downtown El Paso, Texas
1926 Cortez Hotel, 300 N. Mesa Street in El Paso, Texas
Casa de Sueños Country Inn B&B in nearby La Union, New Mexico

Fort Bliss, Texas
The U.S. Army's Fort Bliss facility covers 1,700 square miles (4,400 km²); the offcial headquarters is inside the City of El Paso,
with open land and artillery ranges northward; a majority of the open land is within Otero County in New Mexico.
official websiteentry at Wikipedia

locals want the 7,000 acre Castner Range at Fort Bliss made a U.S. National Monument
Frontera Land Alliance [est. 2004] for West Texas and Southern New Mexico

Reading Material & Other Media
browse Travel Books / U.S.A. / Texas at Amazon

"Showtime! From Opera Houses To Picture Palaces In El Paso" [2006]
by Cynthia Farah Haines /0874043034/

"El Paso: A Borderlands History"

"Street Railways of El Paso" [9/2009] by Ronald E. Dawson

El Paso Western historical novel by Winston Groom  "El Paso: A Novel" [2016] by Winston Groom
A sweeping 6-part saga taking place circa 1913-14 in Texas and in Chihuahua, Mexico; the fading fortunes of a Bostonian railroad tycoon become critical when revolutionary Pancho Villa steals two million dollars worth of cattle from the tycoon's ranch in Old Mexico.
Kindle Edition from Liveright [10/2016] for $14.87
Liveright 9½x6¾ hardcover [10/2016] for $21.09

"El Paso" color Western feature film [Paramount Pictures Aug 1949] /tt0041332/
starring John Payne, Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dick Foran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1xxgTuiJjA [blurry 3/2016 upload; 1:49:06]

"El Paso" TV series [in development for 2017?] /tt5727518/  2017

Nearby Cities & Towns

The economy of El Paso, Texas extends across the line into New Mexico as well.
Consolidated Solar Technologies [est. 2008] - El Paso Branch, 5324 Rio Bravo Drive in Sunland Park, NM

Rio Grande Valley [TX] Chamber of Commerce
El Paso Mission Trail Association

El Meson de Oñate Restaurant, 9993 Socorro Road in Socorro {south & east of El Paso}, Texas

San Elizario, Texas [est. 1598] ZIP 79849
20 miles south of El Paso, Texas
Historic District websiteWikipedia
Billy The Kid Festival in June celebrates his visit in 1876
San Elizario Historical Society & Museum
Main Street Mercantile Building galleries & shops, 1501 Main Street in San Elizario, Texas
Art by Al Borrego studio & gallery, 1501 Main Street in San Elizario, Texas
San Elizario [TX] Historic Art District
Amado Peña Gallery & Studio in San Elizario, Texas
Licon Dairy
The Bookery north of San Elizario, Texas
Casa Apodaca (housing El Paso’s first silent movie theater) in San Elizario, Texas
Tigua Indian Cultural Center
El Bandido Cantina in San Elizario, Texas
'Billy The Kid' Jailhouse [built 1850, restored] in San Elizario, Texas

    Ciudad Juárez [founded 1659] in Chihuahua, Mexico    
official city website {in Spanish}entry at Wikipedia {in English}


El Sicario (Hit Man): Room 164 poster  "El Sicario (Hit Man): Room 164" docufilm [indep 2010]
The fat man in Room 164 tells of his 20 years as a hired killer for the drug lords of Northern Mexico; he wears a black veil for disguise, and after quitting his career had a price of $250,000 put on his head. Co-produced, written & directed by Gianfranco Rosi; postscript to aHarper's magazine article by Charles Bowden
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDb
El Sicario, Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin book edited by Molly Molloy & Charles Bowden  "El Sicario: The Autobiography of A Mexican Assassin" [2011]
Edited, transcribed & translated by Molly Molloy; edited by Charles Bowden

The Nation Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2011] for $10.87
'Eight Murders A Day' documentary film by Charlie Minn  "8 Murders A Day" documentary film [indep Oct 2011]
An investigation of the political, social, and economic forces that have left tens of thousands of innocent Mexicans dead in the border drug turf wars, "perhaps the greatest human rights disaster in the world", terrorism happening 10 feet from the U.S.A.
Produced, co-written & directed by Charlie Minn
DVD/Blu-ray available via producer website • credits at IMDbofficial movie site
'Murder Capital of the World' documentary film by Charlie Minn  "Murder Capital of The World: A City Under Siege" [indep April 2012]
Homicides in Juarez, Mexico are down about 33 percent, but the city's problems are not solved: most homicides remain unsolved, riots erupt at the prison, the new police chief is 'controversial', pot-smuggling increases, and the upcoming national elections are suspected to be a fraud. Produced & directed by Charlie Minn • DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

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team logo for minor league baseball Chihuahuas of El Paso, Texas         

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