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.

 

SKIN CANCER

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 …

Featured / Non Profit

School Uniform Swap is the Largest Recycling Event in the City

By Staci Engman

Necessity is the mother of invention. Linda Miner is the mother who invented the School Uniform Swap when she saw the necessity.

When her son, Ryan, was a pre-K student at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary in the Socorro Independent School District (SISD), Miner saw that many of his classmates were wearing torn or ill-fitting …

Culture / Featured

An Invitation to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Photos and Story by Christian Chapman

It was the tour of a lifetime. Carnegie Hall. Last year Maestro Phillip Gabriel Garcia, El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra, (no affiliation with EPSO youth orchestra) members, their family and entourage journeyed to New York. With Herculean fundraising efforts the thousands and thousands of dollars to make the trip were …

Featured / Non Profit

A Voice For the Voiceless

By Luke Westerman

The summer of 2008 changed my life forever. That’s when I met Franky. Hurricane Gustav was about to make landfall in New Orleans, just two years after Katrina devastated the city and made tens of thousands of people and animals homeless. I had been wanting to adopt a dog for a while and …

Featured / Health

Unhealthy Mouth can have Effect on Heart, Rest of Body

By Robert W.Vera, MD, FACOG LCSW/LCDC – email: rwvg57@gmail.com

 

In past issues of City Beat Magazine, we have discussed obesity, risky behaviors and breast disease. These topics are not separate and all have a relationship to one another. In this piece, we will see why the condition of your teeth is so important for the rest …

Culture / Featured

New Playa Drain Trail

 

Lower Valley will have a Walking, Biking Trail Park

 

By Paula Diaz

 

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation has always emphasized the need for El Pasoans to get moving and exercise for optimum health.

Now the non-profit is helping to fulfill that goal by partnering with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water on the construction …

Culture / Featured

Han Fights for Championships & Equality

Story and photos by Jason Green

Like the plants of the Chihuahuan desert, El Paso’s boxing roots run deep. From Randall “Tex” Cobb and his heavyweight title fight with Larry Holmes, to Juan Lazcano’s battle with Ricky Hatton in a very partial City of Manchester Stadium in England, to heavyweight David Rodriguez’s 35 knockouts; El Paso …

Business / Featured / Sports

There’s a New Miner In Town

Athletic director Jim Senter hopes to return UTEP to glory days

Story and photos by Herman Delgado

 

Sitting face to face with Jim Senter, the man I had seen on television when it was announced that he would be the new appointed UTEP Athletic Director, really made me feel excited about interviewing him and looked forward to …