COVID-19 EL PASO NEWS
City, State Parks Closed During Easter Weekend — Family, Friends Urged to Show their Love and Stay Apart
The City of El Paso reminds the public that gathering and picnicking at City or State parks during Easter weekend is not allowed in order to protect family and friends from the highly contagious COVID-19 virus.
The Stay Home, Work Safe order remains in place at parks, including City-owned hike and bike trails, playgrounds, basketball courts, dog parks, and skate parks until further notice.
Easter weekend is one of the busiest days of the year for parks, but to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect families, residents are not allowed to gather at parks. In addition, at-home gatherings, parties and other group activities that encourage some form of gathering are not permitted.
Environmental Services Department Update – COVID-19 Not Transmitted by Mosquitoes
As the ongoing effort to prevent spreading COVID-19 in our community continues, the City of El Paso’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) advises residents that presently there is no scientific evidence to suggest mosquitoes spread COVID-19.
“While there is no data suggesting that mosquitoes are carriers of the coronavirus, we want our residents to take precautions this spring to protect themselves from other mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile and the Zika virus,” ESD Director Ellen Smyth said.
The department’s Vector Control Program sets traps and fogs areas throughout the community all year long to prevent mosquito breeding.
Residents can reduce their risk of getting mosquito bites by following these tips:
DEET:-Use insect repellents that contain DEET when outdoors
DRESS: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors
DUSK and DAWN: Although mosquitoes associated with the Zika virus can be active throughout the day, residents should take extra care during peak mosquito biting hours (from dusk to dawn) or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.
DRAIN: Drain standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, and birdbaths.
New Paycheck Protection Program Offers Real Relief for Small Business
“We cannot solve the economic crisis until we solve the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus, but we can take steps to ease the financial pain for our nation’s employers and their employees. And that is what Congress did last week,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) writes for Fox Business.
The $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program “will immediately get cash in the hands of small and midsize businesses to keep Americans tied to their jobs.” As long as employers use the loan “for payroll costs like salaries and cash tips, as well as debt obligations like mortgage, rent, utilities, and insurance premiums, it would be forgiven in full.”
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If the Communist Party of China had reported the true size of China’s outbreak, “public-health experts would’ve been sounding much louder alarms at the start — and the rest of the world would have begun making much greater preparations, sooner . . . A University of Southampton study estimates 95 percent of infections would have been avoided if China had acted just three weeks earlier,” the New York Post editorial board writes.
“Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom praised President Donald Trump for the way he has handled the coronavirus pandemic, especially in his state. ‘Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that (Trump) hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has,’” Newsom told CNN. Read more from Henry Rodgers in The Daily Caller.
A few media outlets have discussed ending live coverage of White House Coronavirus briefings, preferring Americans not hear from their President directly. “Cutting off the president’s microphone hardly restores confidence in a collective institution that seems hopelessly partisan and one-sided,” Jarrett Stepman writes in The Daily Signal.
“Stay Home, Work Safe”
In an ongoing effort to suppress the spread of COVID-19, the City and the County of El Paso have issued a “Stay Home, Work Safe” Order for the area that will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, and be in effect until further notice.
El Paso City Mayor Dee Margo, El Paso County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego and Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza announced Tuesday morning the details of the new joint City-County order.
The order, the most stringent measures local officials have taken so far to address the worldwide public health crisis, is directing the public to remain at their residence except to obtain essential services or engage in essential activities and work for essential business and government services.
“We must protect the health and safety of this community. We cannot wait until it is too late, so we must continue working to stay ahead of the wave of cases and help flatten the curve by suppression of this virus,” said El Paso Mayor Dee Margo. “It is very important that residents and businesses cooperate to make this effort as successful as possible to keep our community healthy.”
“We are committed to keeping this community safe and healthy. While the effort is aggressive, there is no question that it will be effective in limiting COVID-19 exposure to the public,” said County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego. “We all must realize that our actions and inactions could have a lasting effect on the entire the community, this order will help ensure positive outcomes for the health of El Paso.”
The order applies to everyone in El Paso County to work safe and stay home with the exceptions of essential businesses and activities; to include but not limited to emergency personnel, healthcare personnel, groceries, financial, critical trades, postal services, food delivery or pick-up, home-based care, childcare, and those performing essential government functions.
The order will continue until further notice and those who are found violating it could face a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or be jailed for up to 180 days. To report non-compliance, please email COVIDCompliance@elpasotexas.gov.
City of El Paso coronavirus precautions
The City of El Paso is temporarily closing several services as a precaution to slow the spread of Covid-19.
The City said it will close recreation centers, aquatic facilities, libraries, museums, and the El Paso Zoo at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, until further notice.
The following City Department has online services:
El Paso Public Library – The library offers online services 24/7 from home for all its library cardholders. Resources include online books, music, movies, and TV shows. The library is offering story-time, crafts, and tutorials on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. For more information visit elpasopubliclibrary.org.
El Paso Museums (Archaeology, Art and History)
The Museum of Art’s more than 7,000 American, European, Latin American, and Modern & Contemporary art can be viewed at epma.art.
The Museum of History has access and opportunities to explore El Paso History through time periods, neighborhoods, or themes on the digital wall archive by visiting digie.org. Additional activities including recipes and coloring pages inspired by exhibits can be printed and completed from home.
The Museum of Archaeology has engaging pictures, lectures, discussions and unique posts on its Facebook page.
El Paso Zoo – “Sofa Safari” launches on March 19, every weekday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on its Facebook page. Sofa Safari gives everyone a chance to virtually meet a zoo animal and ask the zookeeper questions about the amazing creatures they care for.
The Animal Services facilities affected by the closure include the Animal Services Center (5001 Fred Wilson), Mission Valley Adoption Center (9068 Socorro), and Field Services Building (4501 Hondo Pass). The public closure will result in several operational changes that will allow Animal Services to provide certain services on a limited or emergency basis.
Animal Protection Officers will only respond to high-priority calls. This includes EPPD/EPFD assistance calls, sick and/or injured animals, cruelty, neglect, rabies, quarantine/bite investigations, traffic hazards, and aggressive animals.
The department will not accept any stray animals from the public that are brought to the shelter or reported to 311.
Owner reclaims, adoptions, fosters and pet pantry services will be facilitated by phone only and fulfilled by curbside service or home delivery:
For owner reclaims, dial 915-212-8741
For adoptions, dial 915-212-8705
For foster, dial 915-212-8732
For pet pantry, dial 915-212-8735
Phone lines will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m
During this closure, the community is encouraged to help reunite lost pets with their owners by taking these steps:
Submit a “Found Animal Report” by calling 311.
Take the animal to any El Paso fire station, veterinarian, or emergency animal hospital to have the pet scanned for a microchip.
Post the pet as found on sites like Nextdoor, Craigslist and Lost and Found Pet pages on Facebook.
Hang flyers where the pet was found, as most pets are found less than a mile or two from their home.
As for employees, officials said workers who can telecommute will be working from home. Other departments that need to have skeleton crews in the office might have rotating schedules where they work from home one week and in the office the following week.
The Texas Department of State Health Services recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID?19:
Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Practice social distancing. This includes avoiding crowds and minimizing physical contact.
Small Business Help
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.
SBA- Disaster Loan Assistance
Photo Credits: CDC
The “Charlie Clark” Story
Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso was founded by Charlie Clark, whom was raised in the McAllen area. Much of his childhood was spent with his nanny Mari Cruz Aurora Aguirre, to whom he refers to as his “Nana”, meaning nanny in Spanish, a native of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, whom had worked for 4 generations with the Clark family.
Charlie was born with the auto industry in his blood, stemming from his great grandfather who actually purchased his very first car dealership back in 1933. For this reason, Charlie’s parents were very involved in the car business and would also have to often at times travel throughout the world, many times for business and others for pleasure, leaving Charlie to the care of his Nana. It was inevitable that as the years went by that Charlie would become strongly attached to his Nana and so would she.
Although Mrs. Aguirre was married to her husband Amado and had a daughter of their own, she would eventually love Charlie to the point where she would see him as her own son and he as a mother. Because Charlie spent a great deal of his time with his Nana and she would often care for him in her own home where her resources were limited and was where her mother also resided, in a purely Mexican neighborhood.
During his time at his Nana’s house, Charlie would have first view exposure to many Mexican traditions, which he came to love. Traditions such as Mexican Christmas parties called “Posadas” during the holidays and cookouts on Saturdays in a local park across the border in Reynosa, which consisted of people grilling while playing traditional Mexican music.
These parties were known as “Carne Asadas” and Charlie enjoyed very much the environment he would see come to life during these cookouts. With these experiences over time, Charlie would eventually also learn to speak and write Spanish, allowing Charlie interact better with everyone and get even closer to the Mexican community.
Charlie attended San Marcos Academy, a Christian/ARMY JROTC boarding school located in the San Marcos, Texas, where he would graduate from, obtaining his high school diploma. He was able to graduate as Cadet Lieutenant Coronel and Captain of the swim team for which he obtained an athletic scholarship. He would first attend college in Florida but would then return to his home state to attend Texas Christian University where would graduate with a communications degree. During his time in both colleges Charlie would maintain frequent communication with his Nana and would eagerly look forward to returning again to his hometown to be with her.
Upon graduation, however, Charlie immediately began to work in the car business selling cars for a successful large automotive group located in South Carolina, The Hendrick Auto Group, learning the business at its core, from the sales floor. He had preferred to earn his respect in the car business though self-effort and not by inheritance from his family.
During this time, he worked very closely with the Saturn brand, which at the time, was one of the brands with the highest customer service standards and practices, which would prove to be invaluable lessons for Charlie.
After working for the Hendrick Auto Group for another two years, Charlie returned once again to his hometown after his Father had asked him to return home to help him turn around a dealership he had recently acquired. Charlie successfully increased profitability and sales volume over the course of several years where he also became the GM for the entire family business.
Charlie would feel it would be time for him to become an entrepreneur and take a risk and own his very own dealership.
Charlie was able to establish a relationship with a local bank and in 2001 was able to purchase a failing Nissan dealership located in Harlingen, Texas, which at the time was one of the smallest Nissan dealerships in the country. During the time Charlie worked in his father’s store in McAllen, he had noticed that Latinos struggled to communicate effectively, often at times speaking broken English. Latinos account for over 80% of the population and for this same reason, Charlie began to speak to Latinos in Spanish and with which he immediately saw success. During his Leadership at his Father’s store he was the first dealer in the nation to market to the Latino community, therefore, upon opening his own Nissan dealership in Harlingen, Charlie immediately continued these efforts. Charlie even incorporated his beloved Nana into his marketing campaigns, often at times using a tasteful comical impersonations of Hollywood movies such as Rocky, in which Charlie and Nana play boxer and trainer roles, mimicking Sylvester Stallone and his wife in the movie Rocky. Charlie Clark Nissan Harlingen would very quickly see success after immediately connecting with the Latino community and would never look back.
His frequent presence in the local community in numerous charitable events and media would eventually earn him the credit of a local celebrity, as over the years, Charlie would even eventually have multiple local TV shows often at times with his Nana sidekick by his side. To demonstrate his respect and appreciation to his Nana’s upbringing, Charlie would also incorporate his Nana in his advertising campaigns having her tell Charlie that if he did not keep his promise with his customers, that she would give him “Pau Pau” symbolizing a spank, as a reference to when he would get a spank as a kid if he did not do what he was asked. This principle would prove to be golden as it would help Charlie gain popularity through these campaigns, where he came to be known as a dealer who does keep his word.
This growth would spearhead Charlie’s presence in the car business, leading him to open additional numerous pre-owned car dealerships and even a second Nissan store, now in the city of Brownsville. The support from Nissan was to open this second store was a no brainer for the manufacturer given that Charlie Clark Nissan Harlingen had accomplished the #1 Nissan dealership spot in volume sales in the nation in 2011. By the end of 2012, Charlie Clark Nissan Brownsville too had tremendous success and had almost reached this same accomplishment falling just short of first place in the nation and instead placing second, however this time, not for just a month, however, for the entire 2012 year.
The response to each of his business had been overwhelmingly rewarding and throughout the years have helped Charlie obtain several recognitions in the car industry, including the prestigious award Nissan Global Award of Excellence on several occasions which is an award given by Nissan’s International headquarters located in Japan recognizing the top 50 dealership in the entire world. Nissan saw how much the Rio Grande Valley was out performing El Paso, therefore they decided to award an “Open Point” for a dealer to open. After a lengthy selection process between almost all car dealers in the nation and some abroad, Charlie Clark Nissan was bestowed this great honor. Charlie Clark Nisan El Paso opened its doors to the people of the Sun City in 2017 with a state of the art 2.0 facility, which is Nissan’s newest dealership layout, in the west side of El Paso being one of few of its kind in the entire country.
With the same commitment to the Latino community and the same story to tell of Charlie and his Nana, Charlie Clark quickly planted himself in the hearts of El Pasoans and began to see tremendous growth as his presence gained traction in the market. This growth and warm acceptance by the El Paso and surrounding New Mexico region led Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso to achieve a huge accomplishment in November of 2019, becoming the #1 Nissan dealership in volume sales in the entire United States.
Just like Charlie’s other stores, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso today has consistently reached the #1 spot in its respective market and all 3 stores sit within the top 50 Nissan dealerships in the country, among a total of nearly 1,500 dealerships.
This is an accomplishment that not many auto dealership owners can boast about and to which Charlie credits the work ethic learned from his family as well as the values and traditions taught to him by his Nana, whom now at the age of 96, frequently reminisces with Charlie. And just like in those memories of Charlie’s childhood with his Nana at the park, Charlie has brought the same environment to each of his dealerships over the years, where lively music is played on a daily basis and every Saturday his employees cookout for their customers, taking him back to those Saturdays in Reynosa, where he never would have imagined then, the amount of motivation those experiences would someday mean to him and help him accomplish what he has done today.
Unknowingly of what Charlie’s marketing campaigns would one day bring to him, he would one day receive a call from Hollywood, expressing interest in producing a movie with him. This interest stemmed from the success that Charlie had in the valley in the early 2000’s, more specifically a 30-minute show that would air weekly called Orale, Charlie! The show initially featured stories of Charlie and his Nana in which together would share experiences about Charlie as a kid and even once aired a trip they both took to Nana’s hometown in Mexico.
After a few seasons, Charlie revamped the show and incorporated The Green Ghost and MexiCan Show, which was a serial which used humor to address issues affecting the Latino community, such as crime, immigration and diabetes.
In the show, Charlie’s Green Ghost character had a sidekick, MexiCan, whom was portly, and wore a red bodysuit with a penchant for banana-cream pie.
Together, with the powers bestowed upon by Mrs. Aguirre, would set sail to conquer evil. In one episode, they rescued illegal immigrants held hostage by smugglers who brought them across the border. The call received from Hollywood expressed interest in turning this once local only show into a Hollywood movie, for which an agreement was reached and production kicked off. The movie will include a variety popular movies stars such as Danny Trejo, Kuno Becker, Professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter Cain Velazquez and Renee Victor(voice of Abuelita in Disney’s-Pixar’s film Coco) as Charlies’ Nana, and of course Charlie himself.
The movie is scheduled to be released in 2020 and was written by Charlie Clark and directed by Michael D. Olmos son of actor Edward James Olmos and David Rodriguez, brother of famous film maker Robert Rodriguez.
El Paso Comic Con 2020. OCTOBER 2-4
Mark your calendars! El Paso Comic Con returns October 2-4, 2020
to the El Paso Convention Center in 2020 with a full Schedule of celebrity guests, cosplay, comic books, pop culture & family fun.
Special Guests Include: William Shatner (Star Trek, TJ Hooker) WWE Star Mick Foley (Cactus Jack and Mankind) American Idol Alumni Justin Guarini Might Morphin’ Power Ranger David Yost (Billy – Blue Ranger) Kyle Phillips (Voice Actor: Fairy Tail, My Hero Academia) Amber Lee Connors (Voice Actor: RWBY, Dragon Ball Super) Christopher Wehkamp (Voice Actor: My Hero Academia, Star Blazers) Jason Liebrecht (Voice Actor: Dragon Ball Super, One Piece)
Adult Pricing (ages 10 and up) Friday – $20 Saturday – $35 Sunday – $30 Weekend Pass – $65 VIP – $150 Kids 10 and under are free with paid adult
Photo Credits: El Paso Comic Con
Sun City Crit 2020 ~ AUGUST 22
For the second year, The Sun City Crit is happening AUGUST 22, 2020. The course is shortened a bit from last year bringing more action to fans. A 5k and amateur racing starts the day then #d1 teams go to work under the desert twilight.
Now in its 14th year, the USA CRITS Series is the premiere cycling series in the United States. USA CRITS was developed to feature criterium riders and to offer venues, teams, and riders the ability to excel in a unique discipline of cycling. Starting in 2018, an effort to build the sport toward greater sustainability was taken on with the USACRITS.tv project. The events that form the USA CRITS Series showcase the ideals that make criterium racing an American legacy: challenging courses that showcase arts and entertainment districts, a large and growing base of spectators, broad community support, and strong marketing opportunities for partners.
As the country’s leading producer of criterium racing, currently producing over forty criterium events, Swagger has over 50 years of combined experience as a sports marketing and event management organization. Swagger has managed America’s premier criterium, the Twilight Criterium in Athens, GA, for 39 years and the only nationwide criterium series for the past 12 years, USA CRITS.
Date: August 22
Location: E. Main & N. Mesa Streets, El Paso, TX 79901
Las Cruces International Film Festival Opening Night Film Astronaut, starring festival guest Richard Dreyfuss – Resonates Emotionally and Geographically
Las Cruces International Film Festival Opening Night Film Astronaut, starring festival guest Richard Dreyfuss – Resonates Emotionally and Geographically
One old man. One last dream. One golden ticket to the stars. A lonely widower (Dreyfuss) has his long-extinguished dream reignited as he enters to win a competition sponsored by a billionaire entrepreneurial space company founder. The prize: a ticket on the world’s first commercial spaceflight. Fudging his birth date and medical records, and against all odds, he battles his daughter (Bridges), family, ill health and time, to win the ticket and take the trip of his dreams.
“Astronaut” opens the 2020 Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF) on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm at Cineport 10. This is the US Film Festival Premiere of the film which opens in London March 20. Special guests Academy Award Winning Actor Richard Dreyfuss, actor Kristen Bridges, Director Shelagh McLeod, and Producer Jessica Adams will attend LCIFF and engage in a Q&A following the screening. (Dreyfuss will receive the Lifetime Achievement in Entertainment Award Thursday March 5 following a 7:00 pm screening of Mr. Holland’s Opus.)
Writer/Director Shelagh McLeod explains she wanted to be an astronaut when she was a little girl. Although her career took a different path, “spending many months visiting my mother at a nursing home was a life-changing experience for me. Not only because I was about to lose my mom, but also because the journey from her being an independent woman, to becoming a frail, frightened and overlooked old lady, was a heartbreaking one. In the nursing home garden there was an old man. He sat in his wheelchair, staring up at the sky for hours. One day I asked him, ‘What is it that you’re looking for up there…?’ ‘Another go…’ he said.
This conversation became the genesis for Astronaut. According to McLeod, “Astronaut is a deeply personal story, and one that I feel is timely and I hope will resonate with a universal audience. Because we are all on a one-way journey – and what if we could, at our bleakest moment, perhaps the end of our life, take the trip of our dreams and have another go?”
Humor is also an element of the film; the shenanigans between the old man, his grandson, and his son-in law as they join forces and battle to overcome adversity adds lightness to the story. Revealing the ‘misbehaving’ aspect of being old and infirm was important. ‘Misbehaving’ is not reserved only for the young; it is also the prerogative of the ‘young at heart!’
The film evokes a myriad of emotions. McLeod says “It is our dearest wish that this story will offer a vision of hope and provide an uplifting message to families universally: that if we support one another, we can all achieve our seemingly impossible dreams regardless of our age and, in so doing, make our own metaphorical journey to the stars.”
For tickets, details, and updates, please visit www.LasCrucesFilmFest.com or call 575-649-6149.
BON APPETIT WITH EL PASO OPERA
Bon Appétit! promises to be a delicious and delectable evening of culinary comedy starring El Paso Opera’s new Artistic Associate, mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke as Julia Child. As she demonstrates how to make a classic French chocolate cake adapted directly from the classic Julia Child television broadcast, there is flour flying and eggbeaters racing with a completed cake magically produced by the end of the show!
Date: March 28, 2020, 7:30PM
Venue: Philanthropy Theatre
For more information www.epopera.org
Photo/Illustration Credit: El Paso Opera
SUNLAND DERBY 2020
An exciting event is happening in the region on March 22nd. Sunland Park’s most important prep race for the Kentucky Derby is the Sunland Derby, contested on the dirt main track at a distance of 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs). The race gives the top four finishers points toward a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate. The race was first run in 2003 and achieved Grade 3 status for the 2011 edition, shortly after Mine That Bird ran fourth in the 2009 race in preparation for his 50-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby.
Over $1.5 million in purses will be offered on Sunland Derby Day – Sunday, March 24, 2020. The 16th running of the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GR III) at one and one-eighth miles will be the richest and most important race of the meet for three-year-old thoroughbreds seeking a berth in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. The winner of the Sunland Derby (GR III) receives 50 critical qualifying points for entry into the Kentucky Derby. A record crowd of 19,081 fans came to witness the 2015 edition of the Sunland Derby (GR III).
Photo Credit: Sunland Park Race Track and Casino
Venue: Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Contact Phone Number:575-874-5200
HARRY CONNICK, JR. TRUE LOVE: AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE
Harry Connick Jr. is making an appearance on March 5th in El Paso. Over the past three decades, Connick has established himself as a musician, singer and composer par excellence, a legendary live performer and a best-selling artist with millions of recordings sold around the world.
The upcoming performance in El Paso will feature tunes from Connick’s newest recording, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, plus classics from his career. While Harry Connick, Jr. is the virtual definition of a multi-talented star, with notable triumphs as a television personality and an actor, the foundation of his art remains his music. After 30 million albums sold worldwide and a music, film, television and Broadway career spanning three decades, Harry Connick, Jr. returns with a sensational new record, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. Join Harry for an intimate performance of songs from True Love as well as classics from his remarkable career.
Date: March 5, 2020
Venue: Plaza Theatre
Contact Phone Number: 915-232-1100
EPCC & YISD Open Career Center at Riverside Pathways in Technology Early College High School
El Paso, Texas, January 21, 2020 – El Paso Community College (EPCC) in partnership with the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) held a grand opening for the Career Center at Riverside Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at the Valle Verde Transportation Training Center. EPCC President, Dr. William Serrata welcomed YISD Superintendent Dr. Xavier de la Torre and students from YISD High Schools.
The Career Center at Riverside P-TECH is a collaboration focused on career and technical education. “The P-TECH experience that has been established by the Ysleta Independent School District and EPCC is designed to have strong academic and career-orientated results which will benefit both students and our workforce.” Dr. William Serrata said.
The newest P-TECH offers studies in the areas of Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology and Computer-Aided Design. “Students can couple their high school experience with their experience at a community college and make a solid living wage, contribute to our economy and contribute to their own quality of life,” Dr. Xavier De La Torre said.
P-TECH provides an opportunity for high school students to earn a high school diploma and an associate of applied science degree, a post-secondary certificate or industry certification and work-based training through internships. As a result of the P-TECH experience, students will become skilled employees that will excel in today’s global economy.
HUECO ROCK RODEO
This 3-day grassroots climbing festival—presented by Five Ten and supported by Klean Kanteen and La Sportiva—celebrates the one-of-a-kind climbers and climbing of the Southwest.
Test out your skills against fellow boulderers in the country’s premier bouldering comp. Featuring a variety of categories, prizes will be handed out to top performers. The fun doesn’t stop there! The weekend is jam-packed with clinics taught by professional athletes, stewardship projects, dance parties, karaoke, dyno comp, gear demos, food, films, music, bonfires, raffles, and good times with great people! New this year, we will be hosting a fireside chat about diversity and engagement in climbing, an artists market, interactive art projects, and a silent auction full of great deals! The festivities will take place at the Hueco Rock Ranch with clinics and climbing inside Hueco Tanks State Park.
February 14, 2020 – February 16, 2020
6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1
Venue: Hueco Tanks State
Phone Number: 303-384-0110