• Watch: Non-Hispanics try Chico’s Tacos for the first time

    Do you remember your first time trying Chico’s Tacos?
    You probably already forgot, unless you are one of the several that swear that the floating tacos in tomato sauce and ghetto cheese is just not an ideal meal, unless you’re drunk (drunk thoughts do not apply.)
    Laughterhouse Comedy, a local group that promotes comedy shows, magic shows, improv shows, and everything in comedy entertainment, in El Paso. They filmed the video with four Chico’s virgins, whom all pretty much said
  • Chicago brings legacy of rock, horns & hits to the Plaza Theatre

    Chicago will be performing on stage at the Plaza Theatre on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30PM.
    The legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, celebrated their 50th anniversary as a band this year and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 after receiving their first nomination. They were ranked #9 as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists.
    Chicago’s album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRA
  • Wildlife Amphitheater opens at the El Paso Zoo

    The El Paso Zoo is about to get even better.
    Construction crews have been hard at work building a new 300-seat amphitheater, which will be home to Wings of the World, the El Paso Zoo’s one-of-a-kind free flight bird show. Daily showings are expected to begin on December 17.
    The venue will be the second amphitheater for the zoo. The sea lion exhibit was opened to the public in 2004. It seats 200 guests.
    At the wildlife theater, zoo guests will be able to discover the majesty of a
  • Remembering the time an El Pasoan was on American Idol

    It’s rare when El Paso talent is seen on national tv.
    But when our people get the opportunity, we go all out. Remember Andrew on Jimmy Kimmel? One of the most memorable is this guy in monkey attire. The guy claimed to be from El Paso, before getting booted from the stage.
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  • Mary, Joseph, Jesus and a Menorah join holiday celebrations at San Jacinto Plaza

    The Celebration of Lights at San Jacinto Plaza just got a few more additions.
    The nativity scene has returned after residents expressed their concern over its removal from the festivities this year. The city originally said that it didn’t fit with the new design.
    Another addition is the installment of a massive Menorah, complete with candles which will be lit during Hanukkah.
    Both installations are along Mesa street side of the park.
  • People are pissed that UTEP sports keep losing

    It was a normal evening at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center on Saturday evening: attendance was low, and the men’s basketball team was getting stomped by a visiting team.
    But if that wasn’t enough, the small, yet enthusiastic crowd held up a new message.. this one was not intended for the team, but the school’s athletic department instead. Fire Floyd it read. A sign that many fans of UTEP sports have been saying ever since the football team lost five games in a row. T
  • Christmas lights return to Eastridge neighborhood

    Let’s hop in the car and go for a cruise to one of El Paso’s brightest neighborhoods this holiday season.
    The Eastridge neighborhood is celebrating their 57th annual lighting of more than 60 homes. Visitors are welcome to walk or drive around the neighborhood and enjoy the lights and unique decorations. Many people even prefer to watch the lights in the comfort of their own vehicles while they cruise with their headlights off.
    The neighborhood is located in East El Paso, on Eas
  • Guns N’ Roses bring ‘Not in this Lifetime’ tour to El Paso

    The resurgent Guns N’ Roses and their massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continue to show no signs of slowing down as the legendary band storms into El Paso in 2017.
    The group will perform at the Sun Bowl Stadium on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in addition to more than 30 stadium shows lined up across Europe and North America. Starting on May 27, 2017 at Dublin’s Slane Castle, the Live Nation-produced tour will then steamroll into 18 more cities across the UK and Europe
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  • Top holiday events to check out this weekend in El Paso

    It’s full-on Christmas mode in El Paso as several popular traditions kick off their annual events this weekend.
    Fred Loya will begin his first light show at 6 on Friday, and the downtown lights officially turn on on Saturday. Other holiday-related events include the downtown holiday market and of course the Celebration of Lights parade. Check out our top picks below.
    Friday – Sunday
    Fred Loya Light Show, located at 12001 Paseo de Oro will kick off their season with
  • The downtown El Paso ice rink is ready

    El Pasoans will get the opportunity to ice skate in downtown for the first time ever this weekend.
    Winterfest will celebrate their grand opening at noon on Saturday, December 3. It will be located in Festival Arts Plaza, or the area between the Plaza Theater and the Museum of Art. The attraction will offer affordable and free options for all ages. The festival’s ice skating rink will be $8 to skate and free to watch. Military personnel receives $1 off skate passes, and children 5 and
  • Holiday movies return to Plaza Theater

    For the first time in four years, the El Paso Community Foundation’s Plaza Classic Film Festival is bringing back the Holiday Movies at the Plaza Theatre.
    The event is part of Winterfest, which includes ice skating and the Christmas lights at San Jacinto Plaza. Showings including old and not-so-old Christmas favorites including It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Home Alone and The Santa Clause — three movies on Friday, December 16, and three more on Sunday, December 18.
  • Crave opens at the Fountains at Farah

    Crave Kitchen and Bar has opened their fourth El Paso location at the Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway Blvd W, and they’ve brought along their delicious menu, which includes their collection of amazing burgers and that oh so delicious green chili mac and cheese.
    The restaurant originally opened eight years ago in the Kern neighborhood near the Cincinnati entertainment district by three local entrepreneurs, Nick Salgado, Octavio Gomez and Rudy Valdes. The trio has opened two
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  • Texas Tech Light Show: Projection mapping, live performances, and free hot cocoa!

    Holiday lights are going up all around the Borderland, including the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
    The school will have a holiday light show on Thursday. December 1 at their central campus, located at 5001 El Paso Dr. The show will feature image projections on a building with live performers and music. It will take place on the lawn, in between the Medical Science and Medical Education buildings.
    It will be free and open to the public. Activities also include free hot
  • Wells Fargo tower lights up with annual Christmas Tree

    It’s an El Paso tradition that symbolizes the start of the Christmas season.
    Wells Fargo Plaza in downtown has flipped the switch on their Christmas Tree design, which is displayed on 13 floors out of the buildings 21. The tree has been displayed every year since the 1970’s.
  • Sneak Peek: 2016 Christmas Lights at San Jacinto Plaza

    The city of El Paso has released a new video that shows a glimpse of what we can expect this year at the Celebration of Lights.
    Thousands of bulbs and holiday decorations will come to life once again at San Jacinto Plaza on Saturday, December 3. For the first time, we get to see what the new decorations will look like for the 101st annual lighting of the tree, thanks to the promo video that the city uploaded this week. The video is only 40-seconds long, however, it’s enough to see several
  • Sneak Peak: 2016 Christmas Lights at San Jacinto Plaza

    The city of El Paso has released a new video that shows a glimpse of what we can expect this year at the Celebration of Lights.
    Thousands of bulbs and holiday decorations will come to life once again at San Jacinto Plaza on Saturday, December 3. For the first time, we get to see what the new decorations will look like for the 101st annual lighting of the tree, thanks to the promo video that the city uploaded this week. The video is only 40-seconds long, however, it’s enough to see several
  • Monster Jam returns to Sun Bowl in March

    Get your ear plugs and checkered flags ready, the monsters return to El Paso in March!
    Monster Jam will take over UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium on March 4 and 5, 2017. Local favorites the Grave Digger, El Diablo and El Toro Loco are expected to be in town, as well as many other trucks, which will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.
    The show features monster truck racing, as well as the popular freestyle. The first show is set for Saturday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m., the second on
  • Comedian Bill Maher comes to the Plaza Theater in March

    Bill Maher will be featured alongside his hard-hitting, side-splitting stand-up at the Plaza Theatre on March 19, 2017 at 7pm.
    For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.  First, on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002) and for the last fourteen years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 38 Emmy n
  • Elton John returns to El Paso after nearly 10 years

    Elton John and his band return to El Paso for the first time in ten years.
    He will perform at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center on Thursday, March 23rd at 8 pm as part of an eleven-city tour that will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, as well as selected tracks from his latest release Wonderful Crazy Night.
    Elton John’s band features Nigel Olsson (part of Elton’s original three-piece band) on drums, Davey Johnstone (who fir
  • Watch the official 2016 Fred Loya Christmas light show

    With two weeks left before the 2016 Fred Loya light show season gets underway, the house is prepared and the annual video has been filmed and released.
    If you plan on seeing the show in person, I recommend you try to hold off from watching the video. It’s always great to experience it in person for the first time. If you simply can’t wait, then read on…
    The eight-minute video shows that the set up for this year, along with decorations are similar to previous years. Their song
  • With eight losses and three wins, UTEP football ranks among worst in Nation

    It’s no secret that UTEP football has struggled to win most of their games this season.
    The team has lost eight of their eleven games so far this year. Today, the NCAA released their rankings of 128 teams. UTEP came in at number 121. The Miners will play their last game of the season at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, against North Texas.
  • Get Hoppy: Sun City Craft Beer Fest returns in April

    El Paso’s biggest craft beer festival will return in April.
    Sun City Craft Beer Festival will brew up some fun on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Convention Center Plaza. The fest runs from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature over 150 local and regional craft beers to taste, gigantic Jenga and beer pong, human foosball, top local food trucks and even beer tutorials where you can learn to brew like the pros!
    All festival attendees receive a commemorative mug (while supplies last) to fi
  • Ovo by Cirque du Soleil comes to El Paso in 2017

    Cirque du Soleil is coming to El Paso next spring to present its newest touring arena show, “OVO,”!
    The production will be playing in the following five cities, as part of a global tour in five Texas cities, including El Paso on April 12 through 16 at the Don Haskins Center.
    Thrilling more than 5 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 2009, OVO will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, now in arenas, giving more people the oppo
  • In El Paso, what started as a Christmas celebration, turned into a city icon

    As a child, do you remember looking up to the sky to see that massive star on the mountain? For as long as we can remember, the star on the Franklin mountains has shined bright over the city every single night.
    It dates back to the 1940’s, when the El Paso Electric Company installed the star with just a few bulbs , however, a storm blew out most of them shortly after. The star was rebuilt in 1946 with 300 bulbs and was illuminated only during the holiday season. Fast forward to 1979,
  • 12 events you want to check out this weekend in El Paso

    This weekend in review includes a handful of activities to do with the family, including ice skating and a tree lighting ceremony. For adults, there will be several concerts on Saturday evening. Check out our list of top events this weekend in the Sun City.
    Friday – Sunday
    International Culture Festival at UTEP. Featuring international food, music, lecture, as well as art and sculpture. Free at UTEP, 500 W. University Ave., Nov. 14-18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    El Paso Rhinos Hockey vs Wichita Thund
  • Up and coming El Paso rapper featured on BET Jams

    For Evander Griiim, performing in front of large crowds is nothing new.
    He has been active in the El Paso area, performing at nightclubs and other local events since earlier this year. But the 19-year-old El Dorado graduate can now add a new accomplishment to his growing list of career goals: his music video for “The Step” aired Thursday morning on BET Jams, which airs music videos on national television.
    The video was filmed in El Paso, with more on the way, according to
  • Santa arrives at Bassett Place, Freedom Crossing celebrates tree lighting Saturday

    With just a few days left in November, malls around El Paso are beginning to flip the switch on their holiday decorations, and Santa is beginning to make some appearances around the city.
    Celebrating their tree lighting on Saturday will be Freedom Crossing, located at 611 Haan Rd in Fort Bliss. The event will feature Elia Esparza of The Voice and a tree lighting ceremony, among other holiday festivities. The event is free and open to everyone, even civilians. It will begin at 6 p
  • There’s a new Christmas tree this year at San Jacinto Plaza

    For nearly twenty years, a gigantic 50-foot tall Afghan pine tree has been used as El Paso’s official Christmas Tree at San Jacinto Plaza.
    But come December 3, a brand new 30-foot tall artificial tree will join the Afghan pine. According to the city of El Paso, most of the parks trees, including the Afghan pine tree, will be decorated with white lights. The new artificial tree will be decorated with ornaments and different color bulbs. No tree will be the official tree, as everything
  • Get your $5 gourmet burger and fries today in El Paso

    Burger and fries come hand in hand, and it looks like the folks at Steve’Os got the message.
    They’re offering three of their best burgers for just five bucks each. And as mentioned above, the fries come as a side gift.. and you’re going to want them… they perfectly crispy, thin, and very generously doused in parmesan cheese. As for the burgers, you choose from three options, which change every week, including the Chef’s mysterious burger.
    This only happens on
  • The Craziest Black Friday Videos from El Paso

    While sitting around the table and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with your family is the most popular tradition in El Paso, who can forget about the annual Black Friday chaos that ensues immediately after.
    We searched the internet for some Black Friday footage in El Paso from 2015, as well as combined a few videos sent to us by some fans. Take a look at what you missed out on last year.
    Click play on the video below to begin playlist. Click on the arrows to switch videos.
    Black Friday Madness in
  • The ten most dangerous intersections in El Paso

    The average El Paso driver will experience an accident every ten years.
    Most of those usually occur on the freeway or on a residential road. Other, much more serious accidents, take place at major intersections around the city, according to Allstate. With data collected from the El Paso Police department, we share the top ten intersections you may want to pay close attention to the next time you’re driving.
    1. Joe Battle and Montwood2. Joe Battle and Montana3. Joe Battle and Rojas4.
  • The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso tree lighting on Thursday

    Santa and Chico from the El Paso Chihuahuas will help welcome the holiday season at The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso this week.
    The mall is celebrating their tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. There will also be free refreshments, caroling, face painting, and photos with Santa.
  • EL PASO PRIME TIME: Congressman Beto O'Rourke

    Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce CEO Richard Dayoub chats with Congressman Beto O'Rourke about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), global trade issues, global political upheaval, and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Aired Nov. 12, 2016
  • Black Friday 2016: El Paso Mall Hours

    Tis the season of giving and El Paso area malls and shopping centers are gearing up for the busiest time of the year.
    Of course, I’m talking about Black Friday. We did some shopping around and got the official hours of operation for all of our local malls. All of them will open for business on Thanksgiving Day, except for Bassett Place.
    Here’s where to shop in El Paso on Black Friday and Thanksgiving.Cielo Vista Mall
    Thanksgiving Day: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    Black Friday: 6:00 a
  • El Paso Taco Party: Free tacos, beer at the park this weekend

    Tacos and Cerveza will be served for free this weekend at the Memorial Park reserved area.
    It’s a celebration of the newly released book titled The Tacos of Texas, which features several popular El Paso taco joints, among other Texas cities, and their dishes. The book was written by Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, who toured the state and sampled about 500 tacos. The book will be available for purchase at the event for $20.
    As for the free food, tacos will be provided by Carnitas Qu
  • Lights on the Lake: Ascarate Park lights up in December

    Ascarate Lake is joining the holiday festivities.
    Lights on the Lake returns on Saturday, December 10, with many more lights and fixtures than ever before. Crews are currently hard at work installing the decorations.
    A lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. and a movie showing of Elf will follow at 7. Other activities include free train rides, live entertainment, and food trucks. Admission to the park will be free for the day.
    Patrons are welcome to view the park lights during regular p
  • Raising Cane’s opens second El Paso location

    Who doesn’t love chicken fingers?
    When we heard of Cane’s opening in the east side, we weren’t sure how much we were going to like the chicken joint. It was their first location in El Paso. Well, it’s been nearly two years and El Pasoans can’t get enough. And now, we have a new place to enjoy those delicious chicken fingers  — at the Fountains at Farah. The restaurant opens their doors  at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15.
  • Harlem Globetrotters return to El Paso in 2017

    The original Harlem Globetrotters are coming to El Paso!
    Prepare to sit at the edge of your seat as you witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. The Globetrotter stars will be in El Paso on Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center.
    Tickets to the show range from $15 to $95 and are available at any Ticketmaster outlet.
  • Comedian Gabriel Iglesias returns to El Paso

    Fluffymania is coming to El Paso!
    One of El Paso’s favorite comedians, Gabriel Iglesias will return to perform at the Don Haskins Center at UTEP on May 12, 2017. The funnyman has been in business for twenty years. He’s best known for his storytelling and mimicking other celebrities.
    In El Paso, he made a name for himself after a Chico’s Tacos segment was filmed for a Comedy Central special in 2010.
    Tickets to the show go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at all Ticketmaster outlets.
  • Ice skating returns to Fountains at Farah

    The Promenade at the Fountains at Farah has transformed into a giant ice pond.
    Public ice skating opens on November 18 and will remain in operation every day through January 3. The outdoor rink will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Holiday hours vary. It is located on the Promenade lower level, in front of the Amphitheater. Admission to the skating rink is $13 for an all-day pass with skate rental, or $10 without for adults and $
  • That time MGMT came to El Paso

    It’s only been two years, but the MGMT withdrawals are still very real.
    The group last performed in El Paso at Neon Desert Music Festival in 2014. A video on Youtube is all that’s left to remind us of that wonderful night. Just listen to the crowd go nuts when they play Electric Feel. Check it out and join me in reminiscing.
    Watch: MGMT in El Paso
  • Shrine Circus returns to El Paso this weekend

    “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages,” the circus is coming to town!
    Carden International’s 53rd edition of the longtime Shrine Circus will take over the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano, Nov. 10-13.
    Tickets are $18, $14 for 12 years and under, $22 for reserved box seats and $28 for floor seats. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
    The incredibly popular S
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens at The Fountains this weekend

    Get your taste buds ready, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is ready to open their second El Paso location this weekend.
    The company boasts a menu full of flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal, all made to order from the freshest ingredients. They open at the Fountains at Farah, 889 Gateway Blvd W, on Saturday, November 12. To celebrate the company is offering .99 smoothies all day long.
  • Right or Wrong? El Paso Police kick man and son out of tennis courts, confrontation caught on video

    A YouTube video of a man and his son being removed from some tennis courts by El Paso Police is beginning to spread online.
    It happened over the weekend at Cielo Vista Park, located at 9030 Cosmos Ave. In the video, a police officer is seen telling the man to leave the tennis courts because he and his son were playing baseball where it was prohibited. However, the man points out that the rules on the fence simply state “Soccer, skateboarding, rollerskating/blading and bicycles are prohibi

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