Featured / Music

Paso Del Norte Big Band

By Carrie Wilkie-Sambrano

Endearing the sounds of the 1940’s is the Paso del Norte Big Band. It was in 2013 that founder and director Javier Sambrano was able to fulfill his dream of having his own big band. The full 17 piece orchestra performs hits from the big band era by artists like Count Basie, Dorsey …

Featured / Sports


Story and Photos by Herman Delgado

It’s approximately 6,117 miles from the Marcos B. Armijo Community Center in El Segundo Barrio in El Paso, Texas to Tokyo, Japan, where the 2020 Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place beginning on July 24, 2020. Jorge Tovar has been preparing all his life for this moment, and …

Featured / Music

Talented Musicians Make El Paso Proud!

By Paula Diaz

El Paso is the home to so many talented musicians. Bands, soloist, duos — people can find talented artists performing all kinds of music.
CityBeat Magazine asked six music group and soloists a bit about who they are and why they do what they do here in the Sun City.

Danielle Anaya
1. Classical guitarist soloist …

Culture / Music

From Film Scores to Test Scores, Mara Arredondo Does It All

By Staci Engman
Photos courtesy of Mara Arredondo & the Classical Music Institute

Viola player Mara Arredondo’s music career is varied and distinguished, and she’s only just begun. Her career has allowed her to traverse the country and perform with some of classical music’s biggest stars. Now in her third year with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra …

Featured / Sports


Photos and story by Herman Delgado


Before the 2018 UTEP soccer season began, one could already sense the positive energy coming from soccer coach Kevin Cross, his staff and several of his player. They were ready to take the field.

The World Cup was in full swing and UTEP soccer was holding two of its soccer camps …

Featured / Sports


Photos and story by Herman Delgado


Growing up in the late 1960’s and throughout the 1970’s, I still remember going out to the Paisano park, Delta park, and the best one of all, Memorial Park, to watch fast pitch softball games.

There were numerous teams back in those days, and there was so much talent …

Business / Featured

Western Heritage Hoping to Grow with El Paso

By Paula Diaz

A new local bank has just exploded on the El Paso lending scene.

Western Heritage Bank, which began in New Mexico, is aiming to make its name known throughout the region.

With branches in Deming and Las Cruces, the bank now has four locations in the El Paso area: two on Mesa and one at …

Featured / Non Profit

Local Native Plant Clubs Have Deep Roots

By Staci Engman

Imagine yourself lounging in a garden that is beautiful, colorful, and lush. A symphony of chirps and tweets welcomes you as a host of birds fly about and feast on the ripened fruit of the abundant native plants. You are shaded by tree branches that sway in the cool, gentle breeze, and the …

Featured / Uncategorized

Skin Cancer Awarness

By Robert W. Vera, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.



John Denver had sung a song about sunshine. One of the lines to the song went like this, “Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy”. The sun shines in El Paso 300 days a year. John Denver could have written another verse, “Sunshine on my skin can cause skin …