• Western Playland kicks off 2017 season this weekend

    One of the official signs that Spring is arriving — Western Playland opens for their 2017 season this weekend!
    One of only two amusement parks in town, Western Playland opens their gates to the public on Saturday, February 25 at 2 p.m. The 30-acre family friendly amusement is located at 249 Futurity Drive in Sunland Park, New Mexico. The park features more than 25 rides and attractions, including roller coasters El Bandido and the Hurricane, as well as the Tsunami water ride, th
  • El Paso ranks among worst for singles, dating opportunities

    Are you single, ready to mingle, and you live in El Paso?
    Well, your chances of meeting that special someone is very low (sorry to be the one to break your heart right before Valentine’s Day.) That’s because our city has been ranked 132 out of 150 best (and worst) cities for singles. According to Wallet Hub, about 109 million, or 45 percent, of the U.S. adult population are single. In El Paso, 46% of the population is considered single, says TownCharts.
    So with so many single people
  • National Pizza Day: The 5 best places to grab a slice in El Paso

    The day has finally come, a very important day where all El Pasoans can celebrate our one true love — pizza.
    The unofficial national holiday celebrates one of America’s favorite foods. In El Paso, these five spots make a mean pie that you’re going to want to try sooner than later.
    We surveyed more than 200 El Pasoans on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, these were their top five favorite local pizza places in El Paso.
     
    1. House of PizzaA family owned and
  • 11 burger joints in El Paso you should have tried by now

    In case you haven’t noticed, the burger industry is booming in El Paso. According to public record, there are 108 restaurants that have the word “burger” in their name in El Paso — that’s a lot of burger joints.
    From the mediocre frozen patty’s to down right heart attack in between two buns, to creativity, and of course taste, we searched the city of El Paso to bring you our top eleven burger joints you should have tried by now, with help from our wonderful fa
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  • Morrissey reschedules canceled concerts, skips El Paso

    Morrissey has announced new dates for all of his Texas shows that were canceled in 2016 — except El Paso was left out.
    The announcement of the new dates came Tuesday morning, leaving El Paso fans disappointed, but not surprised. Morrissey has been known to cancel or postpone shows in the past for various reasons. This last time, his reps blamed it on a scheduling conflict. A concert in Detroit for the same date later appeared to replace the El Paso show back in November. In 2013, fan
  • Blink 182 is back for more; perform in Las Cruces in March

    It’s no secret that El Pasoans are big Blink 182 fans.
    Their 2016 show at the Don Haskins Center sold out four days before, and the crowd knew the lyrics to every song that was performed. The rock group even tweeted about their time in our city. So it makes sense for them to want to return.
    They’ll be back, but you’ll have to make a short(but totally worth it) drive to Las Cruces where they will perform at the Pan American Center on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. Indie-electr
  • Photo: El Paso/Las Cruces from space

    Every now and then the International Space Station travels over El Paso.
    The station is equipped with mounted cameras that capture every move of the massive satellite. Back on June 2, 2012, the station submitted this photo while it cruised over the Borderland.
    “This digital image from the Expedition 31 crew aboard the International Space Station is one of a series from a mounted, automated, and nighttime session of a still camera when viewed in sequence shows the flame-ring asso
  • El Paso Zoo elephants predict Super Bowl LI winner

    The elephants have spoken.
    Juno and Savanah, the El Paso Zoo’s Asian elephants have unanimously agreed – via pinata helmet stuffed with elephant treats – that the New England Patriots will take the win at this year’s Super Bowl. The two have been predicting Super Bowls for the last three football seasons. They’ve been known to be correct, most of the time.
    Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
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  • What happened to the Chico’s Tacos cheese?

    Times are changing at Chico’s Tacos.
    Recent news of their second oldest location closing to make way for a CVS struck a nerve with loyal customers back in August. And remember when they replaced the paper bowls to more sturdier, cardboard-like bowls? And no, they still don’t accept debit/credit cards.
    But now, many customers are saying that Chico’s has changed the cheese. As long as anyone can remember, a single or double came topped with a lump of finely shredded cheese that
  • People keep crashing into random stuff in El Paso

    It’s demolition derby on Interstate 10 in El Paso.
    Well, sort of… vehicles are just slamming into the walls, so much that TxDOT has been putting up orange construction barrels to warn drivers. Downtown, metal poles installed to protect pedestrians at intersections were hit — twice in one week.
    So what the hell is going on? We don’t know. But when we took a look at El Paso police citation records, officers issued on average 1,000 tickets a month for people driving w
  • Gloria Trevi, Alejandra Guzmán perform together at county coliseum

    Two immensely popular powerhouse Mexican pop-rockers are getting together for a special performance in El Paso.
    Mexican divas Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán, long considered rivals, have joined forces for their first-ever joint tour and are planning a stop at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, on Friday, Sept. 1. The tour kicks off in June.
    Trevi and Guzmán burst onto the music scene in the 1990s and 2000s, breaking stereotypes with their style of Mexican pop rock mu
  • 7 places to satisfy your nachos craving in El Paso

    Ah, nachos – one of the best dishes to cross the border from Mexico and grace our taste buds.
    Thanks to our location, El Pasoans know how to make a ridiculous plate of nachos.. from homemade tostadas with queso blanco topped with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and house salsa, and of course the meats; carne asada, chicken, brisket, etc.
    We got it good here in the borderland. But where do we go when we’re ready to step outside our kitchens and try some local esta
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  • 6 cool ideas to treat your date in El Paso

    It’s February, which means it’s time to start planning your Valentine’s date(s).
    Whether you are married, in a long term relationship or simply looking to treat that special someone out on a night on the town, check out some ideas that are sure to give them that lasting impression that you want.
    You don’t have to take our loved one out to all of these locations in one day, however they’re all cool ideas for a random surprise here and there.
     1. El Paso Zoo
    El
  • This guy in California has ‘El Chuco’ license plates

    El Pasoans are all over the world.
    And we’re not shy to share that we’re from here. However, that is usually done in the form of a t-shirt or an El Paso Chihuahuas cap. However, when pride runs deep (and believe me it can run very, very blood deep), we represent. So when I saw these plates that said El Chuco, I knew we had a standout.
    The plates are owned by Eddie Gonzalez, who if you haven’t noticed, is a die-hard Steelers fan, among his love for his hometown. He reps th
  • This guy in California has ‘CHUCO TX’ license plates

    El Pasoans are all over the world.
    And we’re not shy to share that we’re from here. However, that is usually done in the form of a t-shirt or an El Paso Chihuahuas cap. However, when pride runs deep (and believe me it can run very, very blood deep), we represent. So when I saw these plates that said El Chuco, I knew we had a standout.
    The plates are owned by Eddie Gonzalez, who if you haven’t noticed, is a die-hard Steelers fan, among his love for his hometown. He reps th
  • ‘La Bamba’ to be shown at Alamo Drafthouse El Paso on Friday

    La Bamba, the 1980’s film that follows the short life of rock and roll star Ritchie Valens will be screened at El Paso’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 E Montecillo Blvd.
    The film is an El Paso favorite, shown regularly at screenings in town every year. It will start at 10 p.m. — and the best part is that it will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which serves bottomless(free refills) popcorn and soft drinks, but we all know we’re going to be sipping on some cock
  • El Paso Zoo elephants to predict Super Bowl winner on Saturday

    The El Paso Zoo invites the public to watch the their elephants, Savannah and Juno, predict the winner of Super Bowl LI at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the elephant exhibit.
    Each elephant will cast a vote by selecting one of the two helmet-shaped piñatas placed in their exhibit by keepers.
    “Enrichment activities like the Super Bowl predictions keep the animals stimulated mentally and physically,” said Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Carrie Trudeau. “We provide
  • Watch: El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke explain why we don’t need a border wall in 60 seconds

    El Paso Congressman Beo O’Rourke is a badass.
    The man knows his stuff. He saved our Franklin Mountains, he defends our city when we need it, heck he was even a singer and guitarist in a 90’s band called Foss (it included Cedric Bixler-Zavala, vocalist for The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In.) And now he’s in Washinton telling Congress how a wall would directly affect the Borderland.
    Watch:
  • The Pizza Joint comes to the east side

    Eastsiders! You can now get a pizza slice bigger than your face — or a whole pie for that matter, right in you neck of the woods.
    The Pizza Joint has blessed us with a third location, inside Funkmeyers Rec Room, 1506 N Lee Trevino Dr. What is a Funkmeyers? I’m glad you asked little one… It is an adult-themed barcade, yes, barcade. An arcade inside of a bar… and they have a ton of awesome games, such as Pacman, South Park, and Star Wars. The place is
  • People are waiting more than two hours to get a Charcoaler burger

    All good things must come to an end. For El Paso’s first ever drive-thru, today is that day.
    It’s been a good run. Fifty-five years to be exact. For many El Pasoan’s, waiting to get a final bite of the famous flame-grilled burgers is no problem — even if it means sitting in your car for more than two hours, which is what the wait time was Tuesday afternoon at the west El Paso fast food joint.
    They close for good at 6 p.m.
    “Today we will be open from 11 am &nda
  • Nuovo Cappetto suddenly closes again, blames streetcar project

    The Italian restaurant Nuovo Cappetto closed their doors for good again Monday afternoon after blaming the city’s streetcar project for the slow business.
    This isn’t the first time the restaurant closes without notice to employees and their loyal customers. Back in 2012, an El Paso 411 article states that the owner suddenly closed the doors of Cappetto’s, another popular restaurant located on Montana street. It was open for more than fifty-five years, again leaving many withou
  • Pepe Aguilar serenades El Paso crowd in February

    The award-winning Pepe Aguilar, one of the most popular and endearing singer-songwriters of ranchera, mariachi, and Regional Mexican music, is coming to El Paso.
    The multiple Grammy Award winner will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano.
    The son of famous actors and singers, Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre, Pepe Aguilar has made a name for himself since his debut album, “Con Tambora,” in 1991. Since, Aguilar, behind hit songs such
  • Football fans in El Paso suck, says this website

    Football + El Paso = terrible fans.
    Our city sucks when it comes to supporting football teams and getting people to show up to games. According to WalletHub, our city ranked 157th overall and 38th among large cities. However, we improved a few spots from 173 last year.
    The ranking is based on seventeen key metrics, including accessibility of college football, attendance to games and the number of sports bars per 100,000 residents.
    Other Texas cities; San Antonio: 119(they dropped,) Austin:
  • Video: El Pasoans react to Trump wall

    Border wall…. there’s already a border wall.
    Comedian Eric Schwartz was recently in El Paso and decided to ask a few people here how they felt about Trump’s wall that would eventually cut through El Paso, although we already have one. He got some pretty interesting results.
    Check out the video.
  • Erin’s Bar & Grill is closing… again

    After twenty-five years, Erin’s bar on the west side is closing for good.
    It’s not the first time that the bar has announced their closure, just eight months ago they said on social media that they would be closing for good. Only to return four days later under new management. Today, another announcement was made. Yes, they’re closing. When asked why they simply replied “a lot of different things.”
    Their final day is tonight, Sunday, January 29, 2017.
    Note: There i
  • Scary: El Paso repo gone wrong is caught on video

    Rumors of dozens of repossession trucks moving into El Paso over the weekend were proven true after several people reported numerous cases of cars gone missing.
    Well, they weren’t just missing. They didn’t pay. And so in came the tow trucks, and away they drove off with their ego. A new video has surfaced that shows some guy desperately trying to free himself from the claws of the truck. In a surprising turn of events, the man eventually is able to remove the car, however, not after
  • Puddle of Mudd returns to El Paso in April

    P.O.D. sure come to town often, but hey we’re not complaining.
    As long as they perform their top hits, such as Blurry and She Hates Me. The rock group formed in the 90’s, however, they became a household name in 2002 after appearing on Billboard’s Hot 100, and then they took to the road — for more than ten years, performing all over the world, including many shows in El Paso. They last performed in El Paso less than a year ago at the Mesa Music Hall.
    The group
  • Looking to fish? Hideaway Lakes is open for the winter!

    El Pasoans don’t have to look far for a chance to fish this winter season.
    Hideaway Lakes, one of our area’s several options for fishing, is open and stocked with catfish for the winter. The privately owned lake is located in Tornillo, Texas, or about 45 minutes from downtown El Paso. Winter hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day, they’re closed on Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Thursday. Visitors can also bring their own RV or tent and camp out overnight.
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  • Earth Day: City of El Paso invites you to style your trash bin

    The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department (ESD) announces the return of the Trash Bin Art Contest that is open to adults as part of El Paso’s Earth Day Celebration.
    The unique contest encourages residents to create an Earth Day themed art masterpiece on an unexpected surface – a trash bin! The contest is free and open to all El Paso-area adults who are 18 and older. Interested candidates must submit artwork renderings and registration packet by Friday, March 3.
    The Envir
  • Truck Town: Kiddos get up close and personal with big cars this weekend

    Kiddos will get the chance to explore unique trucks up close and personal this weekend at Fort Bliss.
    Truck Town returns to Freedom Crossing, 1611 Hann Road in Fort Bliss at noon. The free event will showcase all types of trucks, including giant military vehicles, fire trucks, 18-wheelers, construction trucks and pretty much anything massive on four rubber tires. Kids will have the chance to hop on the driver’s seat and honk the horn before meeting the drivers.
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  • El Paso’s new children’s museum is coming soon

    In one year, construction will begin on El Paso’s newest children’s museum.
    The project, a part of the $473.2 million historic 2012 quality of life bond election, will come to reality in 2018 when workers break ground on the former Greyhound bus maintenance station in downtown El Paso. The location will enhance the Downtown Arts District, which already is home to the Museum of Art and Museum of History.
    It will be the city’s only publicly owned children’s museum.
    The nex
  • El Paso ranked best large city to raise a family

    El Paso has been ranked the best city to raise a family.
    A website has given our city top props when it comes to raising a family. We’re going to stop right here and say that yes, this place is wonderful for families: our crime rate is low, we’re located within an hour and a half driving distance to lakes and hiking, and our city is actively pursuing new quality of life projects, such as the spray parks, children’s museums and of course all of the private investment. However,
  • Mariachi festival set for February

    Bust out the sombreros and maracas — the mariachis are coming!
    The Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Mariachi Festival returns on February 25. The free event will feature tons of Mexican food, folkloric dancers and of course mariachi competitions.
    Mariachi groups are wanted, to sign up call 575-874-5200.
     
  • Friday Night Flick: Movies return to UTEP’s Union Cinema

    The University of Texas at El Paso has announced the return of one of their most popular events.
    Friday Night Flick will be at the Union Cinema this year… and they have some big names joining their movie line-up, such as Star Wars: Rogue One and Moana. The event is open to students and the general public. Screenings begin February 3 and continue every Friday until April 21. Guests will also be able to enjoy a hot dog, popcorn, and a drink for just $5.
    All showings will be $3, or $2 with
  • El Paso Rhinos, Long Beach Bombers face off at Coliseum

    Two of the best teams in the Western States Hockey League are set to battle this weekend at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 E. Paisano.
    The El Paso Rhinos will take on the Long Beach Bombers in a highly anticipated Western States Hockey League(WSHL) three-game home series. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and the final game begins at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
    El Paso (27-5) is just one win behind first place in the Mid-Western Division, while Long Beach (3
  • What ever happened to the Amigo Airsho?

    It’s been two years since anyone has heard anything from the Amigo Airsho.
    The last event was in 2014 when it was moved to the Dona Ana County International Jetport in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. In 2015 the entire 2-day event was scrapped without reason.  Today, their website is a skeleton and all of their phone numbers are disconnected.
    For decades the event was known as one of El Paso’s most popular, attracting tens of thousands of fans. It hosted famous performers such as the
  • Charcoaler closes for good in one week

    Business is booming for one last time at this west El Paso fast food joint.
    The Charcoaler has been non-stop serving their famous flame-grilled burgers ever since they announced that they will close their doors on January 31. Hundreds upon hundreds of cars have lined up for about a mile down the road filled with fans hoping to get one last bite of deliciousness. The drive-up and eat in your car concept has been a local icon since it opened for the business in 1961.
    The Charcoaler 
  • Watch any movie for just $5.25 today at Cinemark El Paso

    Movie buffs, today is your day!
    All El Paso Cinemark locations are offering $5.25 movies for any standard movie in theaters. 3D and special showings are $2 extra. The deal is only on Tuesdays, so check out their movie lineup and plan a date! Popcorn and other concession items are also marked down on this day.
    Cinemark has five El Paso locations.
  • Juno, the El Paso Zoo elephant has cancer

    The animal care staff at the El Paso Zoo have received a biopsy report indicating a mass in 49-year-old Asian elephant Juno’s right mammary gland appears malignant, meaning the cells in the mass are exhibiting cancerous characteristics.
    These results come after several months of close observation and multiple diagnostic procedures. Since receiving the biopsy results, zoo veterinarians have been actively researching safe treatment options and consulting with national elephant health expert
  • El Paso Symphony Orchestra performs ‘Music of Prince’ in February

    Go crazy and get nuts at the Plaza Theater next month when the El Paso Symphony Orchestra performs music by Prince.
    The group will perform popular tracks by the late pop star, including Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette. The show is set for Saturday, February 25 at 8PM. Performed by an orchestra and amplified with a full band and vocals, this show captures Prince’s distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors. The country’s leading Prince tribu
  • Bon Qui Qui El Paso show canceled

    Bon Qui Qui presented by Anjelah Johnson in El Paso has been canceled.
    Officials at LiveNation have announced the cancellation of Bon Qui Qui at the Abraham Chavez Theater on May 4. The company provided no reason, however, Bon Qui Qui put the blame on “production issues.”
    Ticket refunds can be made at the point of original purchase. Tickets purchased by credit card online or by phone with Ticketmaster.com will automatically be canceled and refunded. Those that purchased tickets
  • Journey performs in El Paso in July

    El Paso is taking a trip to the 1970’s when Journey hits the stage at the Don Haskins Center on July 15.
    The band from San Fransisco will be performing all of their classic hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and more. Tickets go on sale to the general public Day, Date at Time. Asia will open the show.
    Journey is one of the most popular Am
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