Governor Abbott prohibits vaccine mandates in Texas. Is this government overreach?
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order that prohibits COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any entity in Texas. Is this government overreach?. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday, October 11, 2021, issued Executive Order No. GA-40 relating to prohibiting vaccine mandates, subject to legislative action.Read full story
In Texas, Indigenous Peoples’ Day does not replace Columbus Day, but in El Paso it does.
Earlier this summer, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a resolution declaring the second week in October as Indigenous People’s Week. Indigenous Peoples’ Day does not, however, replace Columbus Day in Texas. Instead, both are celebrated on the same day and neither is considered an official state holiday. Postal service and banks are closed because of the Federal holiday designation.Read full story
Chalk The Block returns to downtown El Paso this weekend.
Looking for something fun to do in El Paso with the family this weekend? The Chalk The Block Arts Festival is back this year, after being cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read full story
Where to enjoy the best coffee in El Paso on National Coffee Day, and which coffee shops are offering it for free.
Today is National Coffee Day, and in a couple of days from now on October 1, it will be International Coffee Day as well as Pumpkin Spice Day, mmmm. I hope you weren’t planning on giving up caffeine anytime soon!Read full story
Oktoberfest 2021 is cancelled in Munich, but in El Paso, we can still celebrate National Drink Beer Day like it's 1999.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Today is National Drink Beer Day. Wait, what? I thought that was yesterday, and last week, and the week before that. From my experience as a native El Pasoan, we don’t need an excuse like National Drink Beer Day, or Oktoberfest to enjoy a cold one. We’re a city that believes in spreading our love of hops and barley year round. Nevertheless, here we are.Read full story
Is Beto O’Rourke’s support in Texas enough to turn Texas blue in 2022? Make sure your voter registration is up-to-date.
National Voter Registration Day, Texas. It’s time to make sure that your voter registration is up-to-date. Former congressman from El Paso Beto O’Rourke has been advocating for voter rights and building support against what he labels as “racial gerrymandering” in Texas. O’Rourke is no stranger to the spotlight, having narrowly lost a Texas Senate race in an attempt to unseat Ted Cruz in 2018, and then going on to campaign as a presidential candidate against a field of fellow democrats with the votes ultimately going to President Biden.Read full story
From cooler nights to La Union Maze, and The Haunted House of Terror, it's definitely Fall in El Paso.
What are some of your favorite things that remind you of fall in El Paso?. From cooler nights to La Union Maze, and The Haunted House of Terror, it's definitely Fall in El Paso.Read full story
City of El Paso reminds El Pasoans to get their Flu shot as COVID-19 cases in El Paso continue steady growth.
As the number of COVID-19 cases in El Paso remain steady, The City of El Paso has begun its campaign to remind citizens about the importance of another virus that should not be ignored, the Flu.Read full story
The City of El Paso brings awareness and resources to El Pasoans who may need support during National Recovery Month.
September is National Recovery Month. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states that — National Recovery Month is, “a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.”Read full story
Texas does not have a gubernatorial recall provision like California, but can Governor Greg Abbott be impeached?
The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is set to be held on Tuesday, September 14th 2021. This is a special election on whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom from office and replace him with another candidate for the remainder of his term, which ends in January 2023.Read full story
El Paso kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a Free Mexican Independence Day Concert.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.Read full story
5 Ways to Celebrate Self-Care Awareness Month in El Paso
September is Self-Care Awareness Month. Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things that you can do. It can be so easy for some of us to feel an urge to take care of others, before we take care of our needs. That can be a big mistake. Whether you're a parent, a caregiver, a teacher, a healthcare worker, or just anyone who feels called to serve, you’ll only be at your best to help someone else if you are in good enough condition yourself.Read full story
The best places in El Paso to enjoy a cold one on beer lover’s day.
Beer lover’s day is September 7, 2021. According to *nationaltoday.com, the best way to celebrate National Beer Lover’s day is by, well…. Ways to celebrate beer lover’s day responsibly in El Paso:Read full story
National Food Bank Day 2021 - Spotlight on El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.
National food bank day is held annually on the first Friday in September. Here in El Paso, there are several food pantries throughout the city, but only one food bank. According to their website - El Pasoans Fighting Hunger " is El Paso's only food bank and a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief network.Read full story
Five of the best hiking trails in El Paso, TX.
The best hiking trails in El Paso, TX. Of all the ways to stay active and keep your body physically fit, taking a walk can be one of the simplest. But when you want to take that walk to the next level, and no I don't mean speed walking - It's time to take a hike.Read full story
El Paso's 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is planned to be held in person this year + details on Alzheimer’s legislation.
According to act.alz.org, the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's in El Paso, TX is tentatively planned to be held in person this year on, October, 23, 2021 at La Viña Winery. Event coordinator, Brenda Maxon, stated on the event website, “We're moving forward with plans to host the Walk to End Alzheimer's in person this fall. We are planning every Walk with the health and safety of our constituents, staff, and volunteers as our top priorities. All events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. We will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees.”Read full story
National Grief Awareness Day. Types of grief and where to get help in El Paso.
How do you deal with grief? Whether through the loss of a loved one, either a family member or friend. Even a significant, life-changing event that doesn’t involve death can bring grief to someone's life. The way that we deal with grief can have a lasting impact on our lives going forward.Read full story
Texas' new “constitutional carry” of handgun law goes into effect this Wednesday.
What the new law means for handgun owners in Texas. Throughout our state, Texans have had the right to carry their gun in public since 1995, when then-Gov. George W. Bush signed concealed carry into law. Texas already does not require a license to openly carry a “long gun” or rifle, and the open carry of handguns with a permit has been legal since 2016.Read full story
COVID-19 cases in El Paso continue steady growth as Governor Abbott announces “improvement” in Texas.
COVID-19 Update for El Paso, TX — CDC Week 34. According to The City of El Paso — COVID-19 results for CDC Week 34 are as follows: The community reported 4 new deaths, 827 new COVID-19 cases, and 115 delayed test results were reported by the State for a total of 141,781 cases and 2,757 deaths.Read full story
Day tripping from El Paso. Road trips worth taking before Labor Day.
Ideas for quick and easy day trips from El Paso, TX. The end of Summer is drawing nearer with the official date this year being, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. *Labor Day is called the "unofficial end of summer" because it marks the end of the cultural summer season. Many take their two-week vacations during the two weeks ending Labor Day weekend. Many fall activities, such as school and sports, begin about this time. Labor Day this year falls on, Monday, September 6th.Read full story