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UTEP Professor Takes Readers to the Top of Texas in Guadalupe Mountains History Book

UTEP Professor Takes Readers to the Top of Texas in Guadalupe Mountains History Book

More than 10,000 years ago, Native Americans made camp along the towering flanks of the Guadalupe Mountains, a range that harbors Texas’ highest peak at nearly 9,000 feet.

Exploring Colorful El Paso Through Its Public Artworks

Exploring Colorful El Paso Through Its Public Artworks

Even a short drive through El Paso reveals a city that’s unmistakably …

Meet Three Artists Defining Art in El Paso Right Now

Meet Three Artists Defining Art in El Paso Right Now

Drive from El Paso’s Upper Valley through downtown and east toward Socorro and you’ll undoubtedly spot colorful murals, innovative sculptures, and creative art installations.

UT San Antonio’s Football Team Proves It’s Time to Reconsider the Roadrunner

UT San Antonio’s Football Team Proves It’s Time to Reconsider the Roadrunner

Before last Saturday’s thumping at the hands of the North Texas Mean Green, the University of Texas at San Antonio was having a fairy-tale season.

When the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys Came to El Paso

When the Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys Came to El Paso

In 1993, the El Paso Red Cross was in desperate need of money. The organization hatched a plan to host an event so large that it could sell out the Sun Bowl and give the proceeds to local charities.

El Paso Has a Fascinating Connection With a Small Himalayan Country

El Paso Has a Fascinating Connection With a Small Himalayan Country

In 1914, National Geographic published an article about the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, a remote Buddhist country tucked between India and China. El Paso resident Kathleen Worrell, who was married to the dean of the college that became the University of Texas at El Paso, was intrigued by the photographs of Bhutanese fortresses and monasteries. She also noted a resemblance between the rugged Himalayas and the Franklin Mountains that soar over El Paso. Three years later, as the college’s new campus was being built in the Franklin foothills, Worrell saw an opportunity. She asked her husband: Why not construct those buildings in the Bhutanese style?

Scale Five Peaks in One Week on This Epic West Texas Road Trip

Scale Five Peaks in One Week on This Epic West Texas Road Trip

A mile or two into my hike to the top of Mount Livermore in the Davis Mountains, I stepped to the side of the trail as two speedsters overtook me on the uphill slope. “I guess that’s where we’re headed,” I said, nodding to a rocky outcrop on the horizon far above. “Nope,” one of them responded. “Baldy Peak is beyond that—you can’t see it yet.”

A different take on border diplomacy at El Paso’s Chamizal National Memorial

A different take on border diplomacy at El Paso’s Chamizal National Memorial

What happens when a river changes course and the border between two countries hangs in the balance?

Viva Luis!

Viva Luis!

The eyes of five-year-old Luis Jiménez filled with wonder the day in 1945 he stood before the dramatic works of los tres grandes muralistas—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—at Mexico City’s Museo de Bellas Artes.

El Paso del Norte: Glimpses of a Grande City

El Paso del Norte: Glimpses of a Grande City

Why is El Paso one of my favorite Texas cities? Can I put my finger on it?

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