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Encyclopedia > El Paso, Texas
City of El Paso
Flag of City of El Paso
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Official seal of City of El Paso
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Nickname: Star of the Southwest," "The Sun City," and "Land of the Sun"
Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 31°47′25″N 106°25′24″W / 31.79028, -106.42333
Country United States
State Texas
County El Paso
Government
 - Mayor John Cook
Area
 - City 250.5 sq mi (648.8 km²)
 - Land 249.08 sq mi (645.11 km²)
 - Water 1.46 sq mi (3.78 km²)
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 609,415
 - Density 337.3/sq mi (873.7/km²)
 - Metro 2,228,628 including El Paso County (Texas), Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) and Dona Ana and Otero counties (New Mexico).
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 915
FIPS code 48-24000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1380946[2]
Website: www.elpasotexas.gov

El Paso is the seat of El Paso County in the U.S. state of Texas and part of the American Southwest. According to the 2006 U.S. Census population estimates, the city had a population of 609,415.[3] It is the sixth-largest city in Texas and the 21st-largest city in the United States, as well as the 7th fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000-2006.[4] Its metropolitan area covers all of El Paso County, a portion of Hudspeth County and part of southern Dona Ana County, New Mexico. The metropolitan area has a population of 736,310.[5] El Paso (Spanish for The Pass) is the name of several places. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_ElPasoTX.jpg The official city flag of El Paso, Texas. ... Image File history File links Seal_ElPasoTX.jpg Official Seal of the City of El Paso, Texas. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... 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It stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), across the border from Ciudad Juárez. “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ... Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ...


El Paso is part of the Greater Ciudad Juarez - El Paso Metropolitan Area with a population of 2,380,785 [6]


El Paso is home to the University of Texas at El Paso (founded in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy). Fort Bliss, a major United States Army installation, lies to the east and northeast of the city, extending north up to the White Sands Missile Range. The Franklin Mountains extend into El Paso from the north and nearly divide the city into two sections, with downtown connecting the two sections at the south end of the mountain range. The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Fort Bliss is a census-designated place and US Army post located in El Paso County, Texas. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), formerly known as the White Sands Proving Grounds, is located in Otero County, New Mexico, mostly in the Tularosa Basin, a valley between the Organ Mountains, San Andres Mountains and the Sacramento Mountains of the U.S. state of New Mexico, it includes the northern... Elephant-shaped bluff west of South Franklin peak, looking south on Transmountain Road, El Paso, Texas The Franklin Mountains of Texas are a small range (23 miles long, 3 miles wide) that extend from El Paso, Texas north into New Mexico. ...

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History

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Pre-Columbian era

Archeological evidence at the Keystone Wetlands and Hueco Tanks sites indicates thousands of years of human settlement within the El Paso region (see: Mogollon culture). The Manso, Suma, and Jumano Indians were identified as present by the earliest Spanish explorers. These people ultimately became assimilated into the local settler population, becoming part of the Mestizo culture that is prevalent in Mexico and is visible throughout the Southwest. Others integrated themselves with the different Mescalero Apache bands that for many years roamed the region. Keystone Heritage Park is an archeological site, an archaic wetlands and a botanical garden. ... Hueco Tanks is an area of low mountains in Texas, USA. It is located in a high-altitude desert basin between the Franklin Mountains to the west and the Hueco Mountains to the east. ... The Mogollon (IPA pronunciation: ) is the name applied to one of the four major prehistoric archaeological culture areas of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Suma and the Jumano was a people northern Chihuahua in northwestern Mexico and in southwestern Texas. ... Mestizo is a Spanish term that was formerly used in the Spanish Empire to designate people of mixed European (Spaniard) and Amerindian ancestry living in the region of Latin America. ... The Southwest region of the United States is drier than the adjoining Midwest in weather; the population is less dense and, with strong Spanish-American and Native American components, more ethnically varied than neighboring areas. ... Categories: Stub | Na-Dené languages | Native American tribes | Native American languages | Apachean languages | Apache tribe | Languages of North America | Athabaskan languages ...


Arrival of Spaniards

Downtown El Paso in 1908.

Spaniard Don Juan de Oñate was the first European explorer to arrive at the Rio Grande near El Paso, and ordered his expedition party to rest and conducted a mass in celebration of thanksgiving on April 30, 1598. Image File history File links El_Paso_Downtown_1908. ... Image File history File links El_Paso_Downtown_1908. ... Don Juan de Oñate was a Spanish explorer of North America. ... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 7 - Boris Godunov seizes the throne of Russia following the death of his brother-in-law, Tsar Feodor I. April 13 - Edict of Nantes - Henry IV of France grants French Huguenots equal rights with Catholics. ...


El Paso del Norte (the present day Ciudad Juárez), was founded on the south bank of the Río Bravo del Norte, (Rio Grande) in 1659 by Spanish conquistadors. Being a grassland then, agriculture flourished and vineyards and fruits constituted the bulk of the regional production. The Spanish Crown and the local authorities of El Paso del Norte had made several land concessions to bring agricultural production to the northern bank of the river in present day El Paso. However, the Apaches dissuaded production and settlers to cross the river. The water provided a natural defense against them. Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ...


In 1680, after the successful Pueblo Revolt that decimated the Spanish colonies in northern New Mexico, El Paso became the base for Spanish governance of the territory of New Mexico. From El Paso, the Spaniards led by Diego de Vargas, grouped once again to recolonize the precious Spanish territory that was centered in Santa Fe and stretched from Socorro (New Mexico) to the areas that included Taos. 1680-The Pueblo Revolt, by George Chacón, Taos Mural Project The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 or Popés Rebellion was an uprising of many pueblos of the Pueblo people against Spanish colonists in the New Spain province of New Mexico. ... Diego de Vargas Zapata y Luján Ponce de León y Contreras (1643 – 1704), commonly known as Don Diego de Vargas, was a Spanish Governor of the New Spain territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México, today the U.S. state of New Mexico, titular 1688 – 1692, effective... Nickname: Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Fe Founded ca. ... Taos (IPA: ) is a city in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico. ...


Historical records[specify] indicated that the first agricultural enterprise in the area was Ponce de León Ranch, on land granted in 1825.


Texas independence

El Paso was the southernmost locality of the Provincia de Nuevo Mexico (modern New Mexico). It communicated with Santa Fe and Mexico City by the Royal Road. Few foreign travelers, outside of Spanish merchants and officials, ventured that far north. It took six months for a trading caravan to reach Mexico City. Although American spies, traders and fur trappers had visited the area since 1804, notably Zebulon Pike, American settlers only began to stay for good, in significant numbers, after the Mexican-American War in 1849.[7] Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... Zebulon Pike Jr. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000...


Although there weren't any combats in the region during the Mexican Independence, Paso del Norte experienced the negative effects it had on the trade of its wines and produce that kept the town alive. It also experienced a major avulsion that left the towns of Ysleta, San Elizario and Socorro on the other side of the Rio Grande.[8] the loss or seperation of a bodypart. ...


In the first Mexican constitution (1824), given the dominance that chihuahuan merchants had on New Mexico, Paso del Norte went to the State of Chihuahua after being part of New Mexico for 200 years. The town elected its first local government in 1825 and opened the first official school in 1829.[9]


The Texas revolution (1836) was not felt in the region. The area was never considered part of Texas until 1848. Given the blurry reclamations of the Texas Republic that wanted a chunk of the Santa Fe trade, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo effectively made the settlements on the north bank of the river a formal American settlement, separate from Old El Paso de Norte on the Mexican Side.[7]


A number of important developments during the 1850s shaped the character of the area north of the river. A settlement on Coons' Rancho called Franklin became the nucleus of El Paso, Texas. El Paso County was established in March 1850, with San Elizario as the first county seat. The United States Senate fixed a boundary between Texas and New Mexico at the thirty-second parallel, thus largely ignoring history and topography. A military post called The Post opposite El Paso (meaning opposite El Paso del Norte, across the Rio Grande) was established in 1854, and the Butterfield Overland Mail arrived in 1858. A year later pioneer Anson Mills completed his plat of the town of El Paso, a name that resulted in endless confusion until the name of the town across the river, El Paso del Norte, was changed to Ciudad Juárez in 1888.[10] The Butterfield Stage, also known as Butterfield Overland Stage and Butterfield Overland Mail was a precursor to todays Information Superhighway in the United States, operating from 1857 to 1861. ...


El Paso was originally known as Franklin. It was incorporated in 1873 and encompassed the small area communities that had developed along the river (Magoffinsville, Concordia, Hart's Mill).[11]


The Post Opposite to El Paso (the first name of El Paso) began with five tiny settlements: Coon's Ranch, Hart's Mill, Concordia, Frontera and Ponce's ranch. They later grew to become the city we know.[8]


The Confederate States of America

During the Civil War, Texas, along with most other Southern states, seceded from the Union to join the Confederate States of America. During the war El Paso and its military outposts were important in protecting the Confederacy's claim to the territory of New Mexico. The Confederate cause was met with great support from El Paso residents. After the war was concluded, the town's population began to grow. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Historic Southern United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial)  States that seceded under CSA control  States and territories claimed by CSA without formal secession and/or control Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia...


After the war, much of the town's planning was due to Anson Mills. Mills is known[attribution needed] as the "Father of El Paso" because of the many contributions he provided to the area. He was a Brigadier General in the Union Army, surveyor, builder and inventor. He was engaged in south Texas as a land surveyor and civil engineer and laid out the first plans for the City of El Paso, Texas. According to the Arlington National Cemetery [12], he was responsible for changing the name of Franklin to El Paso.


County seat at Tigua land in Ysleta

The Tigua indians had occupied at least 36 sq mi (93 km²) of land around Ysleta, land that King Charles V of Spain had deeded to them, since the 1680 pueblo revolt against the Spaniards in New Mexico.[13][14] In 1874, the Texas Legislature passed "An Act to Repeal an Act to Incorporate the Town of Ysleta in El Paso County", with a six-month delay of effect that resulted in the conveyance of over 500 parcels of Tigua property to Americans. The Tiguas lost almost all of their land.[15] Tiwa, in Spanish Tigua, is a group of closely related languages spoken by some Pueblo people in New Mexico. ...


The El Paso county seat was moved to Ysleta that year, from San Elizario, and stayed until it was moved to El Paso in 1883.[14] These were the years of the San Elizario Salt War and other conflicts between the Mexicans, the Americans, the Tigua, and the Apaches. (aka Salinero Revolt) // In 1874 Texas District Judge Charles Howard took possession of high quality salt deposits near the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas. ...


Real "Wild West"

Map of the city in 1886.
Map of the city in 1886.

With the arrival of the Southern Pacific, Texas and Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroads in 1881, the population boomed to 10,000 by the 1890 census. With a tempting green valley and a nearly perfect climate year-around, the town attracted a constant stream of newcomers: gamblers, gunfighters, thieves, cattle and horse rustlers, murderers, priests, Chinese railroad laborers, prostitutes, and entrepreneurs. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 795 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (8375 × 6315 pixel, file size: 12. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 795 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (8375 × 6315 pixel, file size: 12. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad. ... The Texas and Pacific Railway Company (known as the T&P) was created by federal charter in 1871 with the purpose of building a southern transcontinental railroad between Marshall, Texas and San Diego, California. ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting mark ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ...


After the arrival of the railroads, El Paso become a boomtown: it earned the nickname "Six Shooter Capital" because of its lawlessness, with "scores of saloons, dance halls, gambling establishments, and houses of prostitution lin[ing] the main streets."[10] El Paso hired a town marshal with rough reputation, Dallas Stoudenmire, who was known to shoot first and ask questions later. The "Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight" took place here on April 14, 1881. This was prior to the Gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. Stoudenmire, the sixth marshal in eight months, was hired to "clean" and tame a remote, violent and wild town. Stoudenmire was an effective marshal due to his fierce reputation and dexterity with his pistols. He effectively intimidated a violence-hardened town and used fear to control the City Council. On May 28, 1882, the City Council announced they were firing the marshal. Stoudenmire learned of this discussion, he entered the Council Chambers; they were terrified and remained quiet. Stoudenmire strolled up and down the chamber as he scolded, cussed profanities and threatened to shoot. In a blink of eyes, he pulled out and twirled his pistols as he growled, "I can straddle every God-damn aldermen on this council!" Council members quickly voted unanimously to retain Stoudenmire as their town marshal. Stoudenmire glared at them for a few seconds before he calmed down and put away his pistols. Knowing Stoudenmire's fearsome reputation, the Mayor defused a tense situation by calling for an abrupt adjournment. Stoudenmire exited the Chamber and a potential fatal incident was averted. A boomtown is a community that experiences sudden and rapid population and economic growth. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight. ... The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight refers to a famous gun fight that occurred on April 14, 1881 on El Paso Street of El Paso, Texas. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was an event of legendary proportion which has been portrayed in numerous Western films. ... Tombstone is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, USA, founded in 1879 in what was then the Arizona Territory. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


In 1883 the county seat was moved from Ysleta, Texas to El Paso. This was decided in a strongly disputed election in which counted votes were nearly three times the number of voters. Ysleta was a town in western Texas. ...


Prostitution and gambling flourished until World War I, when the Department of the Army pressured El Paso authorities to crack down on vice. Many of these activities continued in neighboring Ciudad Juárez, especially during the Prohibition, which benefited bars and saloons on the Mexican side of the border. Whore redirects here. ... Gamble redirects here. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... War Department may refer to the military establishments of several different countries: British War Department Confederate War Department United States Department of War, under the leadership of the United States Secretary of War (until 1947) See also: defense minister This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ...

Anson Mills Building, compare to the 1908 image above

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The Mexican revolution

The Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) began in 1910, and Ciudad Juárez was the focus of intense fighting. Occasionally, stray shots killed civilians on the El Paso side. El Paso became a center of intrigue as various exiled leaders including Victoriano Huerta and (for a time) Pancho Villa were seen in the city. In January 1914, General John Joseph Pershing was stationed at Fort Bliss, where he was responsible for security along the border and mounted the ill fated Pancho Villa Expedition against Pancho Villa after the infamous raid on Columbus, New Mexico on March 9, 1916. The cavalry under Pershing were paid in gold, in competition with Pancho Villa, who offered $50 per machine gun. (When World War I began, Pershing's cavalry had to remain in the Army for the duration of the war, and were no longer paid in gold.) This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ... In times of armed conflict a civilian is any person who is not a combatant. ... A graphical timeline is available here: Timeline of the Mexican Revolution José Victoriano Huerta Márquez (December 23, 1850 – January 13, 1916) was a Mexican military officer and President of Mexico. ... For the Filipino boxer, see Francisco Guilledo. ... John Joseph Black Jack Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was an officer in the United States Army. ... The Pancho Villa Expedition was an abortive punitive expedition conducted by the United States against the military forces of Mexican Revolutionary General Pancho Villa in retaliation for Villas invasion of the United States and attack on the village of Columbus, New Mexico. ... Columbus is a village in Luna County, New Mexico, United States. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


The roaring 20s to World War II

The Plaza Hotel

Beginning in the 1920s and into the 1930s, El Paso became the birthplace of several locally and nationally well-known businesses and events. In 1930, Conrad Hilton opened his first highrise hotel in El Paso, the now Plaza Hotel. The Plaza Theatre opened on September 12, 1930. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 433 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Plaza Hotel, El Paso, Texas. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 433 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Plaza Hotel, El Paso, Texas. ... Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. ... Plaza Hotel The Plaza Hotel, formerly the Hilton Hotel, is a landmark skyscraper located at 106 Mills Avenue in El Paso, Texas. ... The Plaza Theatre is an historic building located at 125 Pioneer Plaza in El Paso, Texas. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1934, Walter Varney and Louis Mueller established the passenger airline called Varney Speed Lines in El Paso and operated out of the old El Paso Municipal Airport (1934–36) and then the El Paso International Airport. After the airline was taken over in 1937 by Robert Six, he relocated its headquarters to Denver, Colorado and renamed it with the more recognized name of Continental Airlines, as it is known to this day.[16] Although Continental Airlines would have its headquarters stationed in Denver, El Paso was still a major hub for the airline up until the late 1980s. Walter Varney was the founder of Varney Airlines, based in Boise, Idaho. ... El Paso International Airport (IATA: ELP, ICAO: KELP) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of the city of El Paso in El Paso County, Texas, USA. // Facilities El Paso International Airport covers 6,670 acres and has three runways: Runway 04/22: 12,020 x 150... Robert F. Six Robert Forman Six was born June 25, 1907, in Stockton, California. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ...


The college football Sun Bowl has been held in El Paso since 1936. The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ...


Post-war era

After World War II, Wernher von Braun and other German rocket scientists were brought to Fort Bliss in El Paso, along with many of the V2 rockets and rocket parts, starting the American rocket program; they were later moved to Huntsville, Alabama. One V2 rocket is still on display at Fort Bliss. The popular drink, the Margarita, was another famous invention given a home in El Paso. It was first mixed in the El Paso-Juárez area at Tommy's Place Bar on July 4, 1945 by Francisco "Pancho" Morales. Morales originally left bartending in Mexico to become a US citizen. He is listed in the Texas Almanac's Sesquicentennial Edition (1857-2007, under M) Obituaries of famous Texans. His story is best captured in a October 1973 Texas Monthly article "The Man Who Invented the Margarita" by Brad Cooper, and later in his obituary in the Washington Post on January 2,1997. For other uses of von Braun, see von Braun (disambiguation). ...


From World War II until the 1980s, El Paso boomed into a sprawling city. The expansion of Fort Bliss from a frontier post to a major Cold War military center brought in thousands of soldiers, dependents, and retirees. The industrial economy was dominated by copper smelting, oil refining, and the proliferation of low wage industries (particularly garment making), which drew thousands of Mexican immigrants. New housing subdivisions were built, expanding El Paso far to the west, northeast and east of its original core areas. For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... Petro redirects here. ...


With the election of Raymond Telles,[17] the city's first Hispanic mayor in 1957, the demand for civil rights amongst the Hispanic population began. Stretching into the tumultuous 1960s, and converging with America's anti-war and civil rights demonstrations, great strides were achieved that became evident in the 1970s. Raymond Telles (b. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ...


In 1963, the U.S. agreed to cede Chamizal, a long-disputed part of El Paso, to Mexico due to changes in the course of the Rio Grande, which forms the international boundary between the two countries. The area boundaries were rationalized and the Rio Grande was re-channelled. A former island in the river was re-developed. The Chamizal National Memorial, administered by the National Park Service is now a major park in El Paso; El Chamizal is the corresponding park in Juárez. The Chamizal dispute was a border conflict over about 600 acres on the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. ... Chamizal National Memorial, located in the state of Texas, is a unit of the United States National Park Service. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...


Since 1990, the local economy has been adversely affected by competition with low wage labor abroad, and the closure of the main copper smelter due to fluctuant metal prices, and excessive lead contamination found throughout many of the surrounding areas. The implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 affected the local economy, with transport, retail, and service firms expanding, and the accelerated loss of many industrial jobs. El Paso is sensitive to changes in the Mexican economy and the regulation of cross border traffic; the Mexican peso devaluation of late 1994 and increasingly stringent controls of cross border traffic after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack were felt strongly in El Paso. (In contrast to most every other border city and popular belief, the commercial traffic at the ports of entry went un-interrupted during the immediate aftermath of 9/11.) NAFTA redirects here. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... A port of entry is a place where one may lawfully enter a country. ...


Since the 1849 establishment of Fort Bliss in the El Paso area, El Paso has seen many booms in population. More recently, the BRAC commission has marked the base to receive more the 18,000 troops, which is estimated to add 547 million dollars to the El Paso economy. The expected 50,000 people destined for El Paso (18,000 troops & 30, 000 family members) will bring to El Paso a rise in population that has not been seen since the Mexican Exodus of the 1910s in which the town's population grew by at least 60,000 people that were trying to escape the carnage of the Mexican Revolution. This article is about the Mexican Revolution of 1910. ...


Recent city-wide projects funded through the election of bonds have once again pushed the urban sprawl onward for El Paso. The most prominent of these projects was the complete refurbishment of the Plaza Theatre in Downtown El Paso. The project was completed on March 17, 2006 at a cost of $38 Million. With the completion of a new freeway on the city's eastern edge, the city should experience the usual urban sprawl that accompanies such construction. With the arrival of military personnel and expansion of Biggs Army Airfield, the city is also constructing a new "Inner Loop" (Loop 375 to Fred Wilson Avenue) that will connect the eastern section of the city to the Army Airfield. Once completed, Biggs Army Airfield is expected to be larger than the current space at Fort Bliss. The Plaza Theatre is an historic building located at 125 Pioneer Plaza in El Paso, Texas. ... Biggs Army Airfield (IATA: BIF, ICAO: KBIF), also known as Biggs AAF, is a military airport located at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, USA. External links Biggs Army Airfield (official site) Biggs Army Airfield (GlobalSecurity. ...


Also of concern is how the large increases of population in Cd. Juárez will affect El Paso. Historically, these two towns have always been interconnected. Already evident is the air quality and traffic flowing inside the El Paso area, for these respective figures reflect the values of a metro area that is populated by at least two-million people. Many underestimate the area's infrastructure needs by allocating resource values for only the El Paso population and not the metropolitan population that is interconnected chiefly through the actions of commerce that stems from El Paso, Cd. Juárez, and the New Mexico cities of Las Cruces, Santa Teresa, Sunland Park and Alamogordo.


Geography

A panoramic view of El Paso, Texas from the north. The Hueco Mountains can be seen toward the east, the Juarez mountains of Mexico can be seen to the south (far right of the image).
El Paso Skyline as seen from Scenic Drive
Central El Paso as seen from Scenic Drive.
El Paso (top) and Ciudad Juárez (bottom) as seen from earth orbit; the Rio Grande River is the thin line separating the two cities through the middle of the photograph. A portion of the Franklin Mountains can be seen in the upper-left. Image courtesy of NASA.

El Paso is located at 31°47′25″N, 106°25′24″W (31.790208, -106.423242).[18] It lies at the intersection of three states (Texas, New Mexico, and Chihuahua) and two countries (the USA and Mexico). It is the only major Texas city on Mountain Time. When Ciudad Juárez was on Central Time[citation needed], it was possible to celebrate New Year's twice in the same evening by travelling a very short distance across the state and into another country. Both cities are now on Mountain Time. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (5000x622, 1070 KB) Summary Panoramic view of El Paso, Texas. ... This article is about the artistic term Panorama. ... The Hueco Mountains are a range of mountains (centered at 31�57 N, 106�01 W) that rise in southern Otero County, New Mexico and extend twenty-seven miles south into Texas, generally along the El Paso-Hudspeth county line just west of the city of El Paso, Texas. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1972x1211, 586 KB) Summary El Paso Skyline from Scenic Drive. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1972x1211, 586 KB) Summary El Paso Skyline from Scenic Drive. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1175, 551 KB) Summary Central El Paso from Scenic Drive. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2048x1175, 551 KB) Summary Central El Paso from Scenic Drive. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NASA photo, taken from space station http://earthobservatory. ... NASA photo, taken from space station http://earthobservatory. ... Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ... This article is about the river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Elephant-shaped bluff west of South Franklin peak, looking south on Transmountain Road, El Paso, Texas The Franklin Mountains of Texas are a small range (23 miles long, 3 miles wide) that extend from El Paso, Texas north into New Mexico. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... MST is UTC-7 The Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), resulting in UTC-7. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ...


The city's elevation is 3,800 feet (1140 m) above sea level. The rustic North Franklin Peak towers at 7,192 feet (2,192 m) above sea level and is the highest peak in the city. The peak can be seen from 60 miles (97 km) in all directions. Additionally, this mountain range is home to the famous natural red-clay formation, the Thunderbird, from which the local Coronado High School gets its mascot's name. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 250.5 square miles (648.9 km²). North Franklin Peak is the highest peak of the Franklin Mountains in El Paso, Texas. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


The 24,000-acre (97 km²) Franklin Mountains State Park is the largest urban park in the United States and resides entirely in El Paso, extending from the north and neatly dividing the city into several sections along with Fort Bliss and the El Paso International Airport. Franklin Mountains State Park is a park located in El Paso, Texas in the United States. ... Fort Bliss is a census-designated place and US Army post located in El Paso County, Texas. ... El Paso International Airport (IATA: ELP, ICAO: KELP) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of the city of El Paso in El Paso County, Texas, USA. // Facilities El Paso International Airport covers 6,670 acres and has three runways: Runway 04/22: 12,020 x 150...


The Rio Grande Rift, which passes around the southern end of the Franklin Mountains, is where the Rio Grande River flows. The river defines the border between El Paso from Ciudad Juárez to the south and west until the river turns north of the border with Mexico, separating El Paso from Doña Ana County, New Mexico. Mt. Cristo Rey, a volcanic peak (an example of a pluton) rises within the Rio Grande Rift just to the west of El Paso on the New Mexico side of the Rio Grande River. Other volcanic features include Kilbourne hole and Hunt's hole, which are Maar volcanic craters 30 miles (50 km) west of the Franklin Mountains. The Rio Grande Rift is a rift valley extending north from Mexico, near El Paso, Texas through New Mexico into central Colorado. ... Elephant-shaped bluff west of South Franklin peak, looking south on Transmountain Road, El Paso, Texas The Franklin Mountains of Texas are a small range (23 miles long, 3 miles wide) that extend from El Paso, Texas north into New Mexico. ... This article is about the river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ... Doña Ana County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, New Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. ... Pluton redirects here. ... The Rio Grande Rift is a rift valley extending north from Mexico, near El Paso, Texas through New Mexico into central Colorado. ... Doña Ana County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... This article is about the river that empties into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Kilbourne Hole is a Maar volcanic crater, located 30 miles west of the Franklin mountains of El Paso, Texas, in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... Kilbourne Hole is a Maar volcanic crater, located 30 miles west of the Franklin mountains of El Paso, Texas, in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... The Maar volcanic crater is a type of volcanic crater. ... Elephant-shaped bluff west of South Franklin peak, looking south on Transmountain Road, El Paso, Texas The Franklin Mountains of Texas are a small range (23 miles long, 3 miles wide) that extend from El Paso, Texas north into New Mexico. ...


El Paso is surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert, the easternmost section of the Basin and Range Region. Map of the Chihuahuan Desert. ... The Great Basin is a large, arid region of the western United States, commonly defined as the contiguous watershed region, roughly between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, that has no natural outlet to the sea. ...


Areas of El Paso

With the city limits are traditional suburban areas that are located on the far eastern and western edges. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Coronado Hills is a district in the western region of the City of El Paso, Texas, northwest of Downtown. ... East El Paso is an area of El Paso, Texas, United States, that is located north of Interstate 10, east of Airway Blvd. ... Franklin Mountains State Park is a park located in El Paso, Texas in the United States. ... Kern Place is known for its expensive prestigious homes and mansions from the early 20th century. ... This section is also known as the Lower Valley district and is the third largest area of the city behind East El Paso and Central El Paso. ... Northwest El Paso (better known as West El Paso or the West Side) is an area of El Paso, Texas that is located north of the downtown area and on the west side of the Franklin Mountains. ... This is a historic area which existed since the latter part of 1890s. ... Tierra Del Este is a neighborhood in East El Paso that is completely made up of new houses built in the last 5 years. ... Northeast El Paso (sometimes called North El Paso) is part of the city of El Paso, Texas and is located North of Central El Paso, and East of the Franklin Mountains. ... Tiwa, in Spanish Tigua, is a group of closely related languages spoken by some Pueblo people in New Mexico. ...


Texas suburbs outside the city

Anthony is a town in El Paso County, Texas, United States. ... Canutillo is a census-designated place located in El Paso County, Texas. ... Clint is a town in El Paso County, Texas, United States. ... Fabens is a census-designated place located in El Paso County, Texas, United States. ... Homestead Meadows can refer to: Homestead Meadows North, Texas Homestead Meadows South, Texas Category: ... Horizon City is a city located in El Paso County, Texas. ... Montana Vista is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Texas, United States, located northeast of Horizon City and far east of El Paso. ... San Elizario is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Texas, United States. ... Socorro is a city located in El Paso County, Texas. ... Sparks is a census-designated place located in El Paso County, Texas. ... Tornillo is a census-designated place located in El Paso County, Texas. ... Westway is a census-designated place located in El Paso County, Texas. ...

New Mexico suburbs

Although New Mexican areas of Anthony, Sunland Park, and Chaparral lie adjacent to El Paso County, they are considered to be part of the Las Cruces, New Mexico metropolitan area by the United States Census Bureau.[19] Anthony is a census-designated place located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... Sunland Park is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... Chaparral is a census-designated place located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... El Paso County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Las Cruces is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ...

Anthony is a census-designated place located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... Sunland Park is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... Chaparral is a census-designated place located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ...

Climate

Snow on Franklin Mountain & El Paso, causes a closure of Transmountain Highway
  • Temperatures range from an average high of 55 F (13 °C) and an average low of 28 °F (−2 °C) in January to an average high of 97 °F (36 °C ) in June and an average low of 68 °F (20 °C) in August.
  • The city's record high is 114 °F (45.5 °C), and its record low is −8 °F (−22 °C).
  • The sun shines 302 days per year on average in El Paso, 83 percent of daylight hours, according to the El Paso Weather Bureau. It is from this that the city is nicknamed, The Sun City. The natives find the weather attractive though temperatures can reach 100+ °F.
  • Rainfall averages 8.74 inches (223 mm) per annum, most of which occurs during the summer from July through September and is predominantly caused by monsoonal flow from the Gulf of California. During this period, winds originate more from the south to southeast direction and carry moisture from the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of California and the Gulf of Mexico into the region. As this moisture moves into the El Paso area (and many other areas in the southwest), a combination of orographic uplift from the mountains, and daytime heating from the sun, causes thunderstorms to develop across the region. This is what causes most of the rain in the El Paso area.
  • El Paso, at 3,800 feet (1,200 m) elevation, is also capable of snow; and has produced over a foot of snow on many occasions. In 1980, three major snowstorms produced over a foot of snow; one in February, another in April and the last one in December, producing a white Christmas for the city. A major snowstorm in December 1987 dumped nearly two feet of snow.

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Flooding

El Paso flood of 1897.

Although the average annual rainfall is only about 8 inches, many parts of El Paso are subject to occasional flooding during intense summer monsoons. In late July and early August 2006, over 15 inches (380 mm) of rain fell in a week, overflowing all the flood-control reservoirs and causing major flooding city-wide. The city staff has estimated damage to public infrastructure as $21 million, and to private property (residential & commercial) as $77 million.[20] Much of the damage was associated with development in recent decades in arroyos protected by flood-control dams and reservoirs, and the absence of any storm drain ultility in the city to handle the flow of rain water. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 456 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 584 pixel, file size: 391 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) description:El Paso flood of 1897. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 456 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 584 pixel, file size: 391 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) description:El Paso flood of 1897. ... An arroyo is a dry creek bed or gulch that fills with water either seasonally, or after a heavy rain. ...


Maps

  • El Paso, Texas is at coordinates 31°47′25″N 106°25′24″W / 31.7902, -106.4232 (El Paso, Texas)Coordinates: 31°47′25″N 106°25′24″W / 31.7902, -106.4232 (El Paso, Texas)

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Temperature statistics

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Extreme High 80 °F (27 °C) 83 °F (28 °C) 89 °F (32 °C) 98 °F (37 °C) 104 °F (40 °C) 114 °F (46 °C) 112 °F (44 °C) 108 °F (42 °C) 104 °F (40 °C) 96 °F (36 °C) 87 °F (31 °C) 80 °F (27 °C)
114 °F (46 °C)
Avg High 57 °F (13 °C) 63 °F (17 °C) 70 °F (21 °C) 79 °F (26 °C) 87 °F (31 °C) 96 °F (36 °C) 95 °F (35 °C) 93 °F (34 °C) 88 °F (31 °C) 79 °F (26 °C) 66 °F (19 °C) 58 °F (14 °C)
78 °F (27 °C)
Avg Low 31 °F (−1 °C) 35 °F (2 °C) 41 °F (5 °C) 49 °F (9 °C) 58 °F (14 °C) 66 °F (18 °C) 70 °F (21 °C) 68 °F (20 °C) 62 °F (17 °C) 50 °F (10 °C) 38 °F (3 °C) 32 °F (0 °C)
50 °F (10 °C)
Extreme Low −8 °F (−22 °C) 8 °F (−13 °C) 14 °F (−10 °C) 23 °F (−5 °C) 31 °F (−1 °C) 46 °F (8 °C) 57 °F (14 °C) 56 °F (13 °C) 42 °F (6 °C) 25 °F (−4 °C) 1 °F (−17 °C) −5 °F (−20 °C)
−8 °F (−22 °C)
Avg Precipitation 0.4 in (10 mm) 0.4 in (10 mm) 0.3 in (8 mm) 0.2 in (5 mm) 0.3 in (8 mm) 0.7 in (18 mm) 1.6 in (41 mm) 1.5 in (38 mm) 1.4 in (36 mm) 0.7 in (18 mm) 0.3 in (8 mm) 0.6 in (15 mm)
8.6 in (218 mm)
[21]
The O. T. Bassett Tower

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Architecture

10 Tallest Buildings in El Paso

Rank Name Height Floors
1 Wells Fargo Plaza 296 feet (90 m) 21
2 Chase Bank 250 feet (76 m) 20
3 Plaza Hotel (El Paso) 239 feet (73 m) 19
4 Kayser Building 232 feet (71 m) 20
5 El Paso Natural Gas Company Building 208 feet (63 m) 18
6 Camino Real Hotel 205 feet (62 m) 17
7 International Hotel 202 feet (62 m) 17
8 O. T. Bassett Tower 196 feet (60 m) 15
9 El Paso County Courthouse 185 feet (56 m) 13
10 Anson Mills Building 145 feet (44 m) 12

El Paso's tallest building, the Wells Fargo Plaza, was built in the early-1970s as State National Plaza. The black-windowed, 296-foot (90 m) building is famous for its 13 white horizonal lights that are lit at night; however in recent years the building has used its United States flag design since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, during the Christmas holidays a design of a Christmas Tree is used, and on occasion, letters that spell "UTEP" are also lit to support UTEP athletics. The Wells Fargo Bank Plaza, formerly the Allied Bank Plaza and First Interstate Bank Plaza, is located in Downtown Houston, Texas. ... There are two J.P. Morgan Chase Towers. ... Plaza Hotel The Plaza Hotel, formerly the Hilton Hotel, is a landmark skyscraper located at 106 Mills Avenue in El Paso, Texas. ... The O.T. Bassett Tower The O.T. Bassett Tower is an Art Deco skyscraper located at 303 Texas Avenue in downtown El Paso, Texas. ... Anson Mills Building The Anson Mills Building is a historic building located at 303 North Oregon Street in El Paso, Texas. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, is part of the University of Texas System. ...


Politics

El Paso City and County vote overwhelmingly Democratic, like most of the Texas–Mexico border area and urban Texas.[22] The El Paso metropolitan area is represented by Silvestre Reyes (D-El Paso) and Ciro Rodriguez (D-San Antonio) in the U.S. House; in the Texas State House by Democrats Paul Moreno, Chente Quintanilla, Norma Chavez, Joe Pickett and Republican Pat Haggerty; and in the State Senate, by Eliot Shapleigh (D-El Paso). The El Paso County Judge is Anthony Cobos (Democrat). The mayor of El Paso is John Cook. On December 1, 2006, Reyes was tapped by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee for the 110th Congress which convened in January 2007. Silvestre Reyes Silvestre Reyes (born November 10, 1944) is a politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the states 16th Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House. ... Ciro D. Rodriguez (b. ... Paul C. Moreno is a Democratic state representative from El Paso, Texas. ... Norma Chavez (born 29 June 1960) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 76 covering Ysleta and parts of El Paso in El Paso County, Texas. ... Joe Pickett is a member of the Texas House of Representatives for the 79th District. ... Eliot Shapleigh (born November 11, 1952) is a politician from the state of Texas, currently representing the states 29th Senatorial District which comprises the majority of El Paso County, Texas. ... Anthony Cobos is a politician from the State of Texas in the United States. ... John Cook is the name of: John Cook (1608-1660), English Solicitor General and regicide John Cook (1730-1789), American farmer and governor of Delaware John Cook (1791-1877), political figure in Upper Canada John Cook (1805-1892), Canadian clergyman and educator John Cook (1825-1910), American Civil War general... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... The U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is a committee of the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by Peter Hoekstra. ... The 110th United States Congress will be in session from noon on January 3, 2007 until noon on January 3, 2009. ...


Government

The current mayor of El Paso is John Cook, who defeated incumbent El Paso mayor Joe Wardy in the 2005 city elections. According to City charter amendments that were approved on February 7th, 2004, the City of El Paso operates under a council-manager form of government. This system combines the strong political leadership of elected officials, in the form of eight Council Members, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager. All power is concentrated in the elected council, which hires a professionally trained manager to carry out its directives and oversee the delivery of public services. Joyce Wilson was elected by the city council in 2004 as El Paso's first City Manager. The council members are elected every 4 years to staggered terms. The current council members are Eddie Holguin, Beto O'Rourke, Ann Lilly, Rachel Quintana, Steve Ortega, Susie Byrd, and Melina Castro. Byrd, Castro, and Ortega's terms will end in 2009, and Quintana, Holguin, O'Rourke, and Lilly's terms will end in 2011. Alexandro Lozano resigned on January 2, 2008 in order to run for county commissioner; a special election must be held within 120 days to replace him. That person's term will end in 2009. Joe D. Wardy (b. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Joyce Wilson is currently the city manager of El Paso, Texas. ...


Business

El Paso is the Operational Headquarters of Helen of Troy Limited, a NASDAQ listed company that manufactures personal health care products under many labels such as OXO, Dr. Scholls, Vidal Sassoon, Sunbeam, among others. Also headquartered in El Paso is Western Refinery, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) is a manufacturer of personal care electrical products under brands licensed from Vidal Sassoon, Revlon, Dr. Scholls, Sunbeam, Health o meter, Sea Breeze, and Vitapoint. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


El Paso is also the corporate headquarters to Spira Footwear, and the World Headquarters to the El Paso Saddle blanket Co. Spira is a company that makes running shoes with springs embedded under the heel and toe. ...


Until 1996, El Paso was home to El Paso Natural Gas Company. Now in Houston, Texas under the name El Paso Corporation.Farah Clothing Company was also headquartered in El Paso until 1998 when Farah along with other clothing manufacturing companies such as Levi's, moved their plants in search of cheaper labor. In the 1980s El Paso was known as the blue jeans capital of the world because it produced over 2 million pairs of jeans every week from different jean companies in El Paso. As of 2006, the only remaining companies in the clothing industry are Wrangler and a smaller company by the name of Boarder Apparel. El Paso Corporation is a major North American natural gas producer and distributor. ... At the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, a wrangler is a student who has completed the third year (called Part II) of the Mathematical Tripos with first-class honours. ...


More than 70 Fortune 500 companies call El Paso their home, including The Hoover Company, Eureka, Boeing, and Delphi (auto parts). The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Hoover Company logo, originally designed by Henry Dreyfuss The Hoover Company started out as an American floor care manufacturer based in North Canton, Ohio. ... // Eureka (or Heureka; Greek ) is a famous exclamation attributed to Archimedes, see: Eureka (word). ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... Delphi is an automotive parts company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. Delphi is one of the worlds largest automotive parts manufacturers and has approximately 171,400 employees (50,000 in the United States). ...


El Paso is an important entry point to the U.S. from Mexico. Once a major copper refining area, chief manufacturing industries in El Paso now include food production, clothing, construction materials, electronic and medical equipment, and plastics. Cotton, fruit, vegetables, livestock, and pecans are produced in the area. With El Paso's attractive climate and natural beauty, tourism has become a booming industry as well as trade with neighboring Ciudad Juárez. Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ...


Education is also a driving force in El Paso's economy. El Paso's three large school districts are among the largest employers in the area, employing more than 19,000 people between them. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has an annual budget of nearly $250 million and employs nearly 3,600 people. A 2002 study by the university's Institute for Policy and Economic Development stated that the University's impact on local businesses has resulted in $349 million. The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ...


The military installation of Fort Bliss is a major contributor to El Paso's economy. Fort Bliss began as a Cavalry post in 1848. Today, Fort Bliss is the site of the United States Army's Air Defense Center and produces approximately $80 million in products and services annually, with about $60 million of those products and services purchased locally. Fort Bliss' total economic impact on the area has been estimated at more than $1 billion, with 12,000 soldiers currently stationed at the Fort. A February 2005 article in the El Paso Times stated that as many as 20,000 troops could be arriving at Fort Bliss pending the Defense Department's removal of thousands of troops from overseas assignments. This would be in addition to 3,800 soldiers who would arrive as part of a new brigade combat team stationed at the Fort. The growth is expected to create a strong economic ripple throughout the El Paso area. Fort Bliss is a census-designated place and US Army post located in El Paso County, Texas. ...


In addition to the military, the federal government has a strong presence in El Paso to manage its status and unique issues as a border region. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the U.S. Customs Service all have agency operations in El Paso to regulate traffic and goods through ports of entry from Mexico. Including these agencies, government job growth in the area is expected to rise to 64,390 jobs by 2007.


Call center operations make up 7 of the top 10 business employers in El Paso. With no signs of growth slowing in this industry, in 2005 the 14 largest call centers in El Paso employed more than 10,000 people. The largest of these in terms of employees are EchoStar, MCI/GC Services, and West Telemarketing. EchoStar Communication Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is the parent company of DISH Network and the maintainer of the satellite fleet that provides the signal which DISH Network markets. ... MCI may refer to the following: MCI Group Holdings, an association, communications, and event management company. ...


Analysts in the area say that job growth in 2005 will be in the form of health care, business and trade services, international trade, and telecommunications.


Items and goods produced: petroleum, metals, medical devices, plastics, machinery, automotive parts, food, defense-related goods, tourism, boots


Largest city employers

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Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 10,000
1900 15,906 59.1%
1910 39,279 146.9%
1920 77,560 97.5%
1930 102,421 32.1%
1940 96,810 -5.5%
1950 130,003 34.3%
1960 276,687 112.8%
1970 339,615 22.7%
1980 425,259 25.2%
1990 515,342 21.2%
2000 563,662 9.4%
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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 563,662 people, 182,063 households, and 141,098 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,263.0 people per square mile (873.7/km²). There were 193,663 housing units at an average density of 777.5/sq mi (300.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.6% White, 3.12% African American, 0.82% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 18.15% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 76.62% of the population. The census states that only 87,274 El Pasoans are white and not of Hispanic origin (about 14.6%).[24] The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 182,063 households, out of which 42.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.54. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,124, and the median income for a family was $35,432. Males had a median income of $28,989 versus $21,540 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,388. About 19.0% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.8% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


According to the 2006 United States Census Bureau population estimates, the El Paso metropolitan area had a population of 736,310.[25] Combined with the population of the neighboring Juárez metropolitan area, the total metropolitan area had a population of 2,280,782.[citation needed] As of December 3, 2007, El Paso is ranked the second safest city in the US with a population greater than 500,000.[26] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ...


Sports

Major League teams

El Paso is, as of 2006, the 2nd largest U.S. city (but not metropolitan area) by population (behind Austin, Texas) not to have a team in any of the big four professional leagues (NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB). El Paso hosts the annual NCAA Brut Sun Bowl, boxing matches, and occasional NBA preseason games and NFL exhibition games. El Paso is also the site of the Borderland Derby horse race held in the nearby suburb of Sunland Park. El Paso is also host of the Texas vs. The Nation Game all-star game played in the Sun Bowl Stadium. Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. ... The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ... NHL redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... NBA redirects here. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Sunland Park is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... The Texas vs. ... Sun Bowl Stadium is an on-campus football stadium at the University of Texas at El Paso. ...


Sports

Club Sport League Stadium
El Paso Diablos Baseball American Association of Independent Baseball (South Division) Cohen Stadium
El Paso Patriots Soccer USL Premier Development League Patriot Stadium
Indios USA Soccer National Premier Soccer League Canutillo Stadium
El Paso Rhinos Hockey Western States Hockey League El Paso County Coliseum
El Paso Brawlers [[American football|Football] Amature Football] Far West Football League Sun Bowl Stadium
UTEP Miners Division I Conference USA University of Texas at El Paso

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Arenas

  • UTEP owns the two largest stadiums in El Paso:
    • Sun Bowl Stadium has a capacity of 52,000 and is home to the UTEP Miners football team, coached by Mike Price. It is also home to the annual Brut Sun Bowl, soccer games, and special events such as concerts.
    • Don Haskins Center has a capacity of 12,222 and is used for UTEP's basketball teams and special events such as concerts and boxing matches. It is also where the graduation ceremony takes place for UTEP students.
  • The other major arena venues include:
    • SISD Student Activities Complex (locally known as The SAC) has a capacity of 11,000 and is used for High School football, soccer, and track & field events for the high schools in the Socorro Independent School District.
    • J. Quarles Thunderbird Stadium at Coronado High School is the highest stadium in elevation in the state of Texas.
    • Canutillo Stadium has a capacity of around 12,000; it is used for high school football games and is home of the Indios USA soccer team.
    • Cohen Stadium has a capacity of 9,725 and is used primarily for the El Paso Diablos baseball club. It also hosts concerts and boxing matches and is able to host soccer games as well.
    • El Paso County Coliseum has a capacity of 5,250. It is currently used primarily for special events such as concerts, wrestling matches, and others. It can also be utilized for hockey and arena football.
    • Memorial Gym is a 5,000 seat multi-purpose arena located on the UTEP campus. It was home to the Miners basketball teams until the Don Haskins Center, then known as the Special Events Center, opened in 1976.
    • Patriot Stadium has a capacity of around 3,000 and is solely used for the El Paso Patriots soccer club.
  • Future major arena venues proposed include:
    • Downtown Arena: (Conventions/Sports/Multi-purpose) Included in the controversial Paso Del Norte Group Downtown Rejuvenation Proposal. The future arena is to be built on the corner of W. San Antonio Ave. and S. Santa Fe St. adjacent to the current Civic Center. Little has been made known of what accommodations the new arena will have, or when construction will begin.
    • New Patriot Stadium Is a proposed soccer-specific stadium for the El Paso Patriots it is set to be located in Ascarate Park and may have a capacity of around 14,000. With this stadium the county may lure a MLS franchise for El Paso, Texas probably promoting the El Paso Patriots has a future franchise.

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Education

Public school districts

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Nearby areas are served by: The El Paso Independent School District, EPISD, is the largest school district serving the city of El Paso, Texas. ... Ysleta Independent School District is a school district based in El Paso, Texas. ... The Socorro Independent School District or SISD is a school district located in El Paso, Texas in an area referred to as East El Paso and is rapidly growing. ...

Colleges and universities

Two-year and vocational colleges

Four-year colleges

Private and parochial schools

There are several parochial schools within the El Paso Catholic Diocese that include the following: Canutillo Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Canutillo, Texas (USA). ... Clint Independent School District is a public school district in eastern El Paso County, Texas. ... San Elizario Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of San Elizario, Texas. ... Fabens Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Fabens, Texas. ... Tornillo Independent School District is a public school district based in the community of Tornillo, Texas. ... Anthony Independent School District is a public school district based in Anthony, Texas. ... Sunland Park is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ... Anthony is a census-designated place (CDP) in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA. The population was 7,904 at the 2000 census. ... New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Campus is a branch of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso, Texas. ... New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... Park University is an independent, private institution, established in 1875, and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). ...

  • Cathedral High School
  • Loretto Academy
  • St. Pius X School

Other private schools include the following:

  • Trinity Lutheran Church and School
  • El Paso Country Day School
  • El Paso Jewish Academy
  • El Paso Adventist Junior Academy
  • Radford School
  • St. Clement's Episcopal Parish School
  • Covenant Christian Academy
  • Father Yermo Schools
  • Bethel Christian School
  • Community of Faith Christian School
  • Faith Christian Academy
  • Immanuel Baptist Christian School
  • Jesus Chapel Christian School
  • Northeast Christian Academy
  • North Loop Christian Academy
  • St. Joseph's Catholic School
  • Rose of Sharon Christian School
  • St. Raphael Catholic School
  • Mt. Franklin Christian Academy
  • Lydia Patterson Institute.

Ciudad Juárez residents attending schools in El Paso

Many affluent Ciudad Juárez residents attend schools in El Paso, including El Paso ISD schools ("Mexican children cross border to go to school," Houston Chronicle, April 29, 2007). Due to the number of students from Ciudad Juárez enrolled in United States schools, the Paso Del Norte crossing (also called "Santa Fe bridge") holds a dedicated student crossing lane. The lane stays open from 6:30 A. M. to 8:30 A. M. This article needs cleanup. ... Ciudad Juárez, or simply Juárez, is a city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua formerly known as El Paso del Norte. ... The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Hospitals

Thomason Hospital
  • Del Sol Medical Center-East[27]
  • Las Palmas – Del Sol Rehab. Hospital
  • Las Palmas Medical Center-West[28]
  • Horizon Specialty Hospital
  • Thomason Hospital-The city's general hospital and the only Level I trauma center in the area
  • Rio Vista Rehab. Hospital
  • Sierra Medical Center
  • Southwestern General Hospital
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
  • Providence Memorial Hosptial
  • Physicians Hospital
  • Highlands Regional Rehabilitation Hospital

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Culture

Literature

Bronze equestrian statue of Juan de Oñate by John Sherrill Houser.

El Paso has been home to literary figures such as John Rechy, Frank Ambriz, Arturo Islas, Cormac McCarthy, Howard McCord, Mario T. Garcia, José Antonio Burciaga, Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Pat Mora, and Dagoberto Gilb. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x2304, 530 KB) Equestrian statue of Don Juan de Oñate 1598, explorer who named El Paso, Texas. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x2304, 530 KB) Equestrian statue of Don Juan de Oñate 1598, explorer who named El Paso, Texas. ... Don Juan de Oñate Salazar (1552 – 1626) was a Spanish explorer, colonial governor of the New Spain (present-day Mexico) province of New Mexico, and founder of various settlements in the present day Southwest of the United States. ... John Rechy, (born March 10, 1934 in El Paso, Texas), is an American author. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Arturo Islas, a native of El Paso, Texas, was a professor of English and a novelist, writing about the experience of Chicano cultural duality. ... For the musician, see Cormac McCarthy (musician). ... José Antonio Tony Burciaga was a Chicano artist, poet, and writer who explored issues of Chicano identity and American society. ... Alicia Gaspar de Alba is a scholar, historian, writer, and poet whose works include novels and scholarly studies on Chicano culture and sexuality. ... Pat Mora (born 1942) is a female Mexican-American author and poet. ...


The Tigua Indians of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Located within the city limits lies the autonomous Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Nation, with its own governing body. It is one of the three Federally-recognized Indian tribes in Texas.


The Tigua have been at their present location since a successful Pueblo Revolt of 1680 that forced the Spaniards and New Spaniards (future Mexicans) to retreat south to present day Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. The tribe is led by a governor who serves a term of two years. The current governor is Danny Senclare. 1680-The Pueblo Revolt, by George Chacón, Taos Mural Project The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 or Popés Rebellion was an uprising of many pueblos of the Pueblo people against Spanish colonists in the New Spain province of New Mexico. ... Misi n de Nuestra Se ora de Guadalupe Ciudad Ju rez (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, USA. It is the major port of entry and transportation center of north central Mexico and the fifth largest city... THEY SUC |native_name = |nickname = Lady of the Desert |settlement_type = |motto = |image_skyline = |imagesize = |image_caption = |image_flag = Mexico stateflags Chihuahua. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Very close to tribal lands is the sacred site of Hueco Tanks. Hueco Tanks is an area of low mountains in Texas, USA. It is located in a high-altitude desert basin between the Franklin Mountains to the west and the Hueco Mountains to the east. ...


Points of interest

Street scene in Downtown El Paso, Texas.

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Area museums

Plaza Theater auditorium

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Theaters

  • The Abraham Chavez Theatre is located adjacent to the El Paso Convention & Performing Arts Center, welcomes patrons with a three-story-high glass-windowed entry and unique sombrero-shaped architecture making it a distinct feature on El Paso's southwestern landscape
  • The Plaza Theatre is a historic building located at 125 Pioneer Plaza in El Paso, Texas. The theater stands as one of the city's most well-known landmarks. It shows various Broadway productions, musical concerts, and individual performers. It has a seating capacity of 2,100.
  • McKelligon Canyon is a 90 acre park, located in the Franklin Mountains, open to hikers and picnickers. In the canyon, McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre is surrounded on three sides by dramatic canyon walls; the 1,500-seat amphitheatre is used for concerts and special events, such as Viva El Paso!
The Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick is the mother church of the Diocese of El Paso.

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Sites within the city limits

Chamizal National Memorial, located in the state of Texas, is a unit of the United States National Park Service. ... Fort Bliss is a census-designated place and US Army post located in El Paso County, Texas. ... Elephant-shaped bluff west of South Franklin peak, looking south on Transmountain Road, El Paso, Texas The Franklin Mountains of Texas are a small range (23 miles long, 3 miles wide) that extend from El Paso, Texas north into New Mexico. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Magoffin Homestead was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. ... Plaza Hotel The Plaza Hotel, formerly the Hilton Hotel, is a landmark skyscraper located at 106 Mills Avenue in El Paso, Texas. ... The Plaza Theatre is an historic building located at 125 Pioneer Plaza in El Paso, Texas. ... Designed by architect Daniel Burnham, who also designed Washington D.C. Union Station. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Tiwa, in Spanish Tigua, is a group of closely related languages spoken by some Pueblo people in New Mexico. ...

Sites within the surrounding area

It has been suggested that Panther Pass be merged into this article or section. ... Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park located in the Guadalupe Mountains of the southeastern corner of New Mexico (Eddy County). ... Guadalupe Mountains National Park is located in the Guadalupe Mountains of West Texas and contains Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet (2,667 m) in elevation. ... Hueco Tanks is an area of low mountains in Texas, USA. It is located in a high-altitude desert basin between the Franklin Mountains to the west and the Hueco Mountains to the east. ... The Lincoln National Forest is a protected national forest in the State of New Mexico in the southwestern United States. ... The Maar volcanic crater is a type of volcanic crater. ... Kilbourne Hole is a Maar volcanic crater, located 30 miles west of the Franklin mountains of El Paso, Texas, in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... Gorgonia, Mescalero Medicine Man This article is about the Native American tribe; for other uses of the word see Mescalero (disambiguation). ... The original Franciscan mission, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro, was founded in 1682 by the Franciscan order, to serve displaced American Indians (the Piro, Tano and Jemez) from New Mexico, who fled during the Pueblo Revolt. ...

Other sites of interest

  • Williams Convention Center
  • El Paso Zoo
  • Western Playland
  • Wet and Wild Water World
  • Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
  • Speaking Rock Casino
  • Magic Landing (defunct)
  • Adventure Zone
  • Bob Os

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Transportation

El Paso is served by El Paso International Airport, Amtrak via the historic Union Depot, Interstate 10, U.S. Route 54 (known locally as the "North-South Freeway" or officially as the Patriot Freeway), U.S. Route 180 and U.S. Route 62 (Montana Avenue), U.S. Route 85 (Paisano Drive), Texas Loop 375, Texas Loop 478 (Copia Street-Pershing Drive-Dyer Street), numerous Farm to Market Roads (FM's) and the city's original thoroughfare, Texas 20, known locally as Alameda Avenue (formerly U.S. Route 80). The Northeast El Paso is connected to West El Paso by Transmountain Highway. The city also shares 3 international bridges and one railbridge with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. El Paso International Airport (IATA: ELP, ICAO: KELP) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of the city of El Paso in El Paso County, Texas, USA. // Facilities El Paso International Airport covers 6,670 acres and has three runways: Runway 04/22: 12,020 x 150... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Designed by architect Daniel Burnham, who also designed Washington D.C. Union Station. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... U.S. Route 54 is an east-west United States highway that runs northeast-southwest for 1,197 miles (1,926 km) from western Illinois to El Paso, Texas. ... U.S. Highway 180 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Route 62 runs from the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, all the way to Niagara Falls, New York, near the United States-Canada border. ... U.S. Highway 85 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,479 miles (2,380 km) from the Canadian border in North Dakota to the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas. ... A section of old U.S. Route 80 west of Descanso Junction, California that is now closed to vehicular traffic. ...


Airports

El Paso International Airport (IATA: ELP, ICAO: KELP) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of the city of El Paso in El Paso County, Texas, USA. // Facilities El Paso International Airport covers 6,670 acres and has three runways: Runway 04/22: 12,020 x 150...

Passenger rail

Designed by architect Daniel Burnham, who also designed Washington D.C. Union Station. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...

Major highways

  • Interstate 10 The primary thoroughfare through the city, connecting the city with other major U.S. cities such as Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Phoenix and Dallas (via Interstate 20).
  • U.S. Route 54 Officially called the Patriot Freeway, locally known as the North-South Freeway. A business route runs along Dyer Street, the former U.S. 54, from the freeway near Fort Bliss to the Texas-New Mexico border, where it again rejoins the expressway.
  • U.S. Route 62 mostly Paisano Drive, rerouted to Montana Avenue.
  • U.S. Route 85 Paisano Drive west of Santa Fe Ave to I-10.
  • U.S. Route 180 Montana Avenue
  • SH 20 Alameda Avenue, formerly U.S. 80.
  • SH 178
  • SL 478 Copia Avenue to Dyer Street.
  • SL 375 Texas Highway Loop 375 encircles the city of El Paso. In the Northeast section of the city, it is Woodrow Bean Transmountain Drive. In East El Paso, the North- and Southbound section is known as Joe Battle Blvd., or simply as "the Loop". South of I-10, in the east and westbound portion, it is known as the Cesar Chavez Border Highway.
  • NM 28

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Mass transit

  • The Sun Metro Mass Transit system operates a system of medium to large capacity natural gas powered buses all around the city of El Paso.[29] Before 1987, Sun Metro was named Sun City Area Transit (SCAT).
  • El Paso County Transit makes trips with small capacity buses mainly in the Eastern El Paso area.

International border crossings

The first bridge to cross the Rio Grande at El Paso del Norte was built in the time of Nueva España, over 250 years ago, from wood hauled in from Santa Fe.[30] Flag of New Spain New Spain (in the Spanish language Nueva España) was the name given to the Spanish colonial territory in North America from c. ...


El Paso crossings

  • Bridge of the Americas/Cordova Bridge There are no toll charges for this bridge.
  • Paso Del Norte Port of Entry (No Commercial Traffic) A small toll charge of under $1 is utilized to cross.
  • Stanton Street Port of Entry (No Commercial Traffic) A small toll charge of under $1 is utilized to cross.
  • Ysleta Port of Entry

Surrounding area crossings

  • Santa Teresa Port of Entry (located in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, 10 miles (16 km) West of the El Paso city limits)
  • Fabens Port of Entry (located in Fabens, Texas, 16 miles (26 km) East of the El Paso city limits)
  • Fort Hancock Port of Entry (located in Fort Hancock, Texas, 43 miles (69 km) East of the El Paso city limits)

Santa Teresa is a census-designated place located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. ... Fabens is a census-designated place located in El Paso County, Texas, United States. ... Fort Hancock is a census-designated place located in Hudspeth County, Texas. ...

Media

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Newspapers

  • El Paso Times, English language news daily
  • El Diario de El Paso, Spanish language news daily
  • El Paso Inc.
  • Newspaper Tree, an online newspaper that offers in-depth coverage of El Paso political and cultural events
  • Border Observer, English language weekly, owned by El Diario de El Paso

El Paso had another English language daily newspaper, El Paso Herald-Post, but that newspaper ended publication in 1997. The El Paso Times is the newspaper for the city of El Paso, Texas. ... // Beginning publication on May 16, 2005, El Diario de El Paso (El Diario) filled the void in reporting El Paso area news from an unbiased view. ... The Border Observer is a weekly English language news magazine based in El Paso, Texas. ... The El Paso Herald-Post was an afternoon daily newspaper in El Paso, Texas, USA. It was the successor to the El Paso Herald, first published in 1881, and the El Paso Post, founded by the E. W. Scripps Company in 1922. ...


Radio stations

  • AM
    • 600 KROD News/Talk/Sports
    • 630 KLEA Adult Contemporary
    • 690 KTSM News/Talk
    • 750 KAMA Spanish
    • 920 KBNA Spanish
    • 1000 XEFV Spanish
    • 1060 KXPL Spanish
    • 1150 KSVE Spanish
    • 1340 KVIV Spanish
    • 1380 KHEY Sports
    • 1590 KELP Religious
    • 1650 KHRO News/Talk
  • FM
    • 88.5 KTEP University
    • 89.5 KKLY Religious (K-Love)-previously identified as KXCR
    • 91.1 KVER Spanish
    • 92.3 KOFX Oldies
    • 93.1 KSII Top-40
    • 93.9 KINT Tejano
    • 94.7 KYSE Spanish Alternative
    • 95.5 KLAQ Rock
    • 96.3 KHEY Country
    • 97.5 KBNA Spanish
    • 98.3 XHPX Spanish Pop
    • 99.1 XHEPR Classic Rock
    • 99.5 KXPZ modern rock
    • 99.9 KTSM Adult Contemporary
    • 102.1 KPRR Rhythmic Top-40
    • 103.5 XHEM Spanish Pop
    • 104.3 XHTO Top-40

El Paso also shares radio stations with nearby cities Las Cruces, New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. KROD-AM 600 is a Talk radio staton in El Paso, Texas. ... KTSM is the callsign of: KTSM-TV channel 9 KTSM 690 AM This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA) is an airport in southeastern Nashville, Tennessee. ... Susanville Municipal Airport (IATA: SVE, ICAO: KSVE) is a public airport located five miles (8. ... KHEY-FM or K-Hey 96. ... KTEP is a non-commercial radio station broadcasting from the Communication Department at the University of Texas at El Paso. ... K-LOVE is a Adult Contemporary Christian music radio network in the United States, operated by the non-profit EMF Broadcasting. ... K-LOVE is a Christian music radio network in the United States, operated by the non-profit EMF Broadcasting. ... KVER-CA is a low-power Univision affiliate in Indio, California. ... KOFX is an Oldies station in El Paso, Texas at 92. ... KSII (branded as Kiss FM 93. ... KINT can refer to one of the two broadcast stations in El Paso, Texas: KINT-TV Channel 26 KINT-FM 93. ... KYSE is a Spanish CHR station at 94. ... KLAQ-FM (The Q 95. ... KHEY-FM or K-Hey 96. ... Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA) is an airport in southeastern Nashville, Tennessee. ... XHPX is a Spanish CHR station at 98. ... KXPZ-FM is a commercial radio station licensed to Las Cruces, New Mexico broadcasting at 99. ... KTSM is the callsign of: KTSM-TV channel 9 KTSM 690 AM This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... KPRR-FM, also known as Power 102 FM, is a very dominant and influential Rhythmic Top 40 outlet based in El Paso, Texas. ... XHEM is a Spanish CHR station at 103. ... XHTO, also known as 104. ... The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Las Cruces is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ... Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Ciudad Juárez (also known simply as Juárez) (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, across the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) from El Paso, Texas, USA. It is the major port of entry and transportation center...


Television

El Paso was the largest city in the United States without a PBS television station until 1978. In fact, the city had only three English-speaking channels, and cable subscribers in the 1970s and 1980s could receive four Los Angeles independent channels: KTLA, KHJ, KTTV and KCOP. Over time, as more television stations signed on and more cable channels were added, the LA stations would disappear from the lineup. The last to be removed was KTLA in the Fall of 2006, when KVIA-TV opened its own CW station. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... KTLA, channel 5, is a television station in Los Angeles, California. ... kcal is an abbreviation for kilocalorie, which is equivalent to 1 Calorie, or about 4. ... KTTV, channel 11, is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, located in Los Angeles, California. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... KVIA-TV is an ABC affiliate in El Paso, Texas. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ...


El Paso's current television stations are as follows:

Filmed in El Paso

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See also

  • List of people from El Paso, Texas

This is a list of famous people who were born in, or have lived in, El Paso, Texas. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Population Estimates for Places over 100,000: 2000 to 2006
  4. ^ The fastest growing U.S. cities - Jun. 28, 2007
  5. ^ http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2006/CBSA-EST2006-01.csv
  6. ^ El Paso Information and Links
  7. ^ a b El Paso, A Borderlands History, by W.H. Timmons, pp. 74, 75
  8. ^ a b El Paso, A Borderlands History, by W.H. Timmons, pp. 106
  9. ^ Chihuahua: Una Historia Compartida 1824-1821, by Guadalupe Villa and Graziella Altamirano, pp. 65-73
  10. ^ a b El Paso, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
  11. ^ History Of El Paso
  12. ^ Anson Mills, Brigadier General, United States Army
  13. ^ Texas Highways, V.24, 1977
  14. ^ a b A. C. Greene (2006). 900 Miles on the Butterfield Trail. ISBN 1574412132. 
  15. ^ Leon C. Metz (1993), El Paso Chronicles, El Paso: Mangan Press.
  16. ^ Company History 1934 to 1958. About Continental.
  17. ^ Mario T. Garcia (1998), The Making of a Mexican American Mayor: Raymond L. Telles of El Paso ISBN 0-87404-276-3
  18. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  19. ^ http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/metro-city/List4.txt
  20. ^ www.elpasotexas.gov - City of El Paso
  21. ^ Weatherbase: Historical Weather for New York - Central Park, New York, United States of America
  22. ^ William Earl Maxwell, Ernest Crain, Edwin S. Davis (2005). Texas Politics Today. Thomson Wadsworth. ISBN 0534602118. 
  23. ^ http://www.elpasotexas.gov/_documents/demographics/El%20Paso%20Ciudad%20Juarez%20Facts/Historical%20Population%20El%20Paso-Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf
  24. ^ El Paso, Texas: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates, 2006, from the U.S. Census Bureau
  25. ^ http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2006/CBSA-EST2006-01.csv
  26. ^ San Jose now third safest city - News
  27. ^ Del Sol Medical Center - Home Page
  28. ^ Las Palmas Medical Center - Home Page
  29. ^ http://www.elpasotexas.gov/sunmetro/default
  30. ^ Paul Horgan, Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History. Volume 1, Indians and Spain. Vol. 2, Mexico and the United States. 2 Vols. in 1, 1038 pages - Wesleyan University Press 1991, 4th Reprint, ISBN 0-8195-6251-3

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External links

Texas Portal
  • City of El Paso Website
  • Chamber of Commerce Website
  • Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., by W. W. Mills, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
  • El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • El Paso, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online

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