". . . standout aspects of the family-run supermarkets . . . include its panaderia, tortilleria, a build-your-own-burrito stand and aguas frescas sold in-store. The prodcuts include standard grocery store fare, some Mexican products, and locally made products, such as asadero cheese from the local Lincon Dairy. After I made a go-around in the Ikea-like maze of colorific shopping, I got a glass of horchata and a burrito with papas con chile verde. The tortillas used for the burritos are made several feet away in the tortilleria."
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
'GHOST STORIES OF EL PASO, VOLUME 2'
TO PREMIERE AT DOWNTOWN THEATER
Screenings open to the public each weekend in October
El Paso, Texas (Sept. 21, 2009) --- Capstone Productions Inc. announces the premiere of its latest film, "Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 2," at screenings in the Scottish Rite Theater in Downtown El Paso and in San Elizario throughout the month of October.
Just in time for the Halloween season, the new film presents El Paso history as only spirits can tell it. Viewers go on ghost tours with psychics who talk to spirits --- and the spirits talk back --- at some of El Paso's most historic locations.
The film is a followup to Capstone Production's successful 2008 film "Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 1." The new film, "Volume 2," presents all-new stories and visits more locations, including the Ysleta Mission and a mine shaft in the Franklin Mountains.
"Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 2" goes inside a haunted building on Fort Bliss, and finds ghosts at the L&J Cafe and Monteleone's restaurant. In San Elizario, a psychic confronts a legend about Billy the Kid and the local jail. The program also visits Concordia Cemetery, the Magoffin Home and Sunset Heights Grocery.
"Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 2" is not intended to prove or disprove ghost stories, but to explore some of the legends and folk tales that are a part of El Paso's rich history.
The public is invited to attend screenings of "Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 2" each weekend in October, either at the Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri, in Downtown El Paso, or at the Adobe Horseshoe on the Plaza in San Elizario. Clear Channel Radio El Paso is the media partner for screenings of "Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 2."
The screening schedule for "Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 2" is:
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri, Downtown
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri, Downtown
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 Adobe Horseshoe, On the Plaza, San Elizario
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 Adobe Horseshoe, On the Plaza, San Elizario
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri, Downtown
Special double showings on Halloween
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri, Downtown
4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri, Downtown
Tickets for all shows are available each week for $6 per person at these locations:
Scottish Rite Theater, 301 W. Missouri, Downtown
The Texas Store, 6232 Gateway East
The Texas Store, 5020 N. Desert Blvd.
Dance Designs, 929 Raynolds
The Feng Shui Institute, 4026 N. Mesa
Stay after the screenings, except for Oct. 31st, to attend spirit readings with psychic Diana Calamia for an additional $25 fee. Some audience members will receive personal spirit readings. Spirit reading tickets are available at the locations listed above.
For information and lists of screenings and ticket locations for "Ghost Stories of El Paso, Volume 2," go online to www.elpasogold.com.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
"So it is easy to seal ourselves off from the violence in Juarez, not cross over. Bemoan the daily headlines and trust the law enforcement agencies that it will not spill over. But as citizens of El Paso, as citizens of the United States, we should not let our sense of security distance us from the violence in our sister city, from the violence begat from an insatiable hunger for illegal drugs in the United States and the laws that have created irresistible profit margins for greedy thugs with guns. The violence in Juarez is our problem. This region, El Paso and Juarez, have sat perched at the edge of a great renaissance. The insecurity in Juarez has unraveled economic gains in our region. Momentum is lost. Worry sets in.We can't really afford to just stand by."
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Newmanistas experienced an extra special treat on Labor Day this past Monday: Flags flew in one yard after another. Thanks to the Friesenhahns (Michael, Becky, Valerie, Rueben and Jacquelyn) American flags were placed in a number of yards early in the morning.
Monday, September 7, 2009
This beautiful dog needs a new home. With a new baby in the family, his owners feel that it is unfair to this 25 pound, very energetic (but not nervous) pet not to have more attention.
Here are some pics for Devo. He is a mixed whippet. Great with kids, even toddlers. Is up to date on all shots, is microchipped and neutered. He's pretty obedient (doesn't sit on furniture or lay on beds, doesn't wander away from the house even if outside unleashed, knows not to go into the kitchen unless invited). However, he does not know any tricks.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
As you probably have learned, County Commissioners just passed legislation for a new Ethics Commission. Much thanks goes to our County Commissioner, Veronica Escobar, a reform leader. Here is her emailed message about the new commission and the appointment of its members:
September 2, 2009
Commissioners approved implementation of the ethics legislation yesterday by vote of the court. That means we have 60 days to nominate and vote on the new members, and the new commission will meet for the first time on November 2.
Help Spread the Word
Each member of the court is allowed to nominate one person; five additional nominations will come through five other entities. We need strong, thoughtful leaders to serve on this commission - volunteers who can spend the time listening to the public's concerns, evaluating the current ethics code, creating new processes, and individuals who will safeguard the confidentiality of both parties - the individual filing the complaint and the accused. All nominations have to be voted on by the court.
Please feel free to suggest people or even to submit your own name/resume for consideration.
If you haven't had a chance to read through the final version of the bill or the fact sheet, they are available for your review on our home page.
You can send your resumes or recommendations to one or all of us at the following email addresses:
County Judge Anthony Cobos, CountyJudge@epcounty.com
Commissioner Anna Perez, Pct. 1, Commissioner1@epcounty.com
Commissioner Veronica Escobar, Pct. 2, firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioner Willie Gandara Jr., Pct. 3, email@example.com
Commissioner Dan Haggerty, Pct. 4, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Forum Tonight
For your information, a group of community members independent of El Paso County's efforts has come together to host a public forum, and I'd like to encourage you to attend if you can. The Citizen's Commission for Best Practices in Government will host its forum, "Power, Greed and Politics," at the El Paso Community College Administrative Services Building in the board room, 9050 Viscount. For more information call 532-2104.
I appreciate the input and questions I received throughout this process. Thank you for caring about your county government. Please let me know if I can continue to answer any questions or address your concerns.
Have a great day!