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Batarangs for Backpacks

As the summer heat blisters on, El Paso kids are quick to forget that dogged school bell, ever ticking away at their vacations. Every second gone by brings them closer to a new school-year riddled with enigmatic math problems and how-to essays for homework. . . Help! Batgirl! No, its really not that dire. Who … Continue reading

Burning Rubber through the South West

As threatening and unwelcoming as the desert may seem at times, there is something undeniably peaceful about being surrounded by a vastness of nothing. Of course the Chihuahuan desert is not empty, but the openness of the land certainly seems that way by contrast of the cities speckled throughout it. San Elizario, Clint, Fabens, Horizon, … Continue reading

A Mountain Stroll and a Jamboree

Texas. It’s fair to say that El Paso is at times in better touch with New Mexico than it is with Texas. We share our water, desert and mountains. We dispute our football dominance over I-10. We like our salsas flavorful and spicy. Who doesn’t love New Mexican green chile? When the Chihuahuan sand gets to … Continue reading

Neon Dust on the Desert’s Rim

Neon Desert Music Festival. It was and remains the strongest and boldest attempt at a large scale music festival in the Sun City. For a day, El Paso’s downtown sprouted four stages for 29 scheduled musical acts. Street artists and painters set up canvases  and wood boards under the sun. Food and beer vendors lined the edges … Continue reading

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