The Whole Hog returns as a drive-through; tickets on sale now
El Paso, Texas (September 15, 2020) — It’ll be BBQ to go as this year’s The Whole Hog fundraiser moves to a drive-through format on October 10 from 12 – 3 PM.
Normally, the outdoor fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso is held at Keepa’s Park, 1111 Country Club Road, Sunland Park, N.M. Due to social distancing restrictions caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the fifth annual Whole Hog will be staged as a drive-through at the same location, with BBQ to go, live music, raffle prizes, and a cornhole toss.
Tickets are $100, on sale at thewholehogfundraiser.com. Vegetarian options are available.
The cornhole toss will be a socially distanced individual throw. One throw is $25 and comes with your own bag and a raffle ticket. Five tosses cost $100 and includes a set of cornhole bags and five raffle tickets. Every toss in the hole wins four additional raffle tickets.
Raffle prizes include a one-week stay in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado; a 70″ Vizio flat screen TV; a Gateway 55-gallon drum smoker; a Backwoods Chubby vertical charcoal smoker; a Kamado Joe Jr. ceramic grill; and a Camp Chef smoke vault propane gas smoker.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at dscep.org/get-involved/sponsorship.
Proceeds from The Whole Hog go to Every Little Blessing, a preschool for children with Down syndrome and learning disabilities, and other programs of the Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso. Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso is a supporting organization of the El Paso Community Foundation.
Eric Pearson, President and CEO, El Paso Community Foundation, 915-533-4020, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Otero, Vice President of Operations, El Paso Community Foundation, 915-533-4020, email@example.com
Students Invited to Participate in 2020-2021 Letters About Literature Texas Competition
The Texas Center for the Book has launched the 2020-2021 Letters About Literature Texas contest, a program that invites students to respond to authors of books or poetry who have touched their lives. The contest opens November 4, 2020, and is open to Texas students in grades 4 through 12.
Participants select a book, book series, essay, play poem, short story, or speech that has made a lasting impact on their lives. They then write a personal letter to the author that reflects how they have been changed, inspired or motivated by the work they selected. State winners receive $100 and travel assistance for the 2021 Texas Library Association Annual Conference.
All submissions for the contest must be submitted through the online submission platform by December 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m. (CST). A permission form is required for all students who will be younger than 13 on November 4, 2020.
To learn more about the contest, how to submit and to view winning entries from previous years, visit www.tsl.texas.gov/lettersaboutliterature. The website also features an Educator Resources page including printable bookmarks and student handouts, participation certificates, key dates, permission forms, and a step-by-step teaching guide featuring writing prompts. The site also includes a Frequently Asked Questions page, student and teacher submission guidelines, letters from past winners, videos from authors, and the official contest rules.
For more information on Texas Center for the Book initiatives, a project of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, visit www.tsl.texas.gov/centerforthebook or contact Ms. Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-936-2505.
Established in 1987, the Center for the Book seeks to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy, and libraries. The Center builds partnerships with library professionals, educators, authors, publishers and booksellers who provide support to our shared mission of promoting a love of literature throughout the Lone Star State. The Texas Center for the Book is under the direction of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at the Lorenzo De Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin, Texas.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information they need to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit www.tsl.texas.gov.
NEW MEXICO WINE ANNOUNCES GRAPE AID 2020, A CALL TO SAVE THE GRAPE
Singer-Songwriter Elle King and Others to Headline the Star-Studded Event
to Help Raise Funds for New Mexico Wine & Grape Growers Association
Albuquerque, NM (Sept 1, 2020)— In the heat of the harvest, September 1985, a group of world-famous musicians united their talents under the Farm Aid banner and raised $9M in relief funds for the American farmer. This transpired at a time when small farmers across the U.S. were facing the loss of their land to the bank, and Farm Aid helped to keep them alive. As the pandemic threatens our farmers today, the New Mexico Wine & Grape Growers Association has founded GRAPE AID 2020. This promotion is committed to providing relief to grape growers during the upcoming 2020 Harvest. It’s time to SAVE THE GRAPE!
Grapes have been cultivated in the heart of New Mexico since 1629, making our state the oldest documented grape growing region in the U.S. Sacramental and celebratory vintages have been produced for nearly 400 years. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the natural cycle of this entire agricultural industry and continues to affect small New Mexico farmers. At the same time, vineyard managers are reporting record crop size with grapes already nearing maturity. Within weeks the entire industry should be mobilizing for the arrival of the 2020 harvest, but the peril of these grapes lie in our ability to mobilize the current vintage. New grapes can’t arrive until the current vintage departs, but with months of forced closures and a ban on wine festivals, many grape farmers are now asking wine drinkers to do their part.
Spanning throughout August and into September, New Mexico Wine is promoting the purchase of discount cases, six-packs, and trios of wine to help wineries sell their latest vintages. These sales will make room in tanks and barrels for the 2020 grape harvest and keep the agricultural traditions of New Mexico winemaking alive and thriving. Every purchase of wine comes with automatic access to the GRAPE AID 2020 live show set to take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 2pm – 10pmh. Pickup locations are set up across New Mexico while local and national shipping is being sponsored by VinoShipper, which will provide fulfillment to 35 states.
Finally, this entire campaign will culminate in the biggest online, virtual benefit concert of the year, GRAPE AID 2020, featuring a star-studded, high-energy and multi-dimensional broadcast of performances by New Mexico musicians and bands, interviews with growers and winemakers, wine education, karaoke and lots of virtual toasts to the New Mexico harvest. National performances will include Elle King, Ozomatli, Eilen Jewell, Roses Pawn Shop, Frank Ray and dozens of other performers from Nashville, Austin and Los Angeles. The lineup of local musicians includes every style of music imaginable, including performances by Michael Martin Murphy, Josh Grider, Bri Bagwell, Alex Maryol, Joe West, Jono Manson, Baracutanga, Carlos Median, Byland and others.
At 6:00 p.m. MT on Saturday, September 12, 2020, GRAPE AID 2020 will transition into a live “Drive-In Concert” in partnership with AMP Concerts for GRAPE AID Live featuring New Mexico’s newest singer-songwriter transplant, Elle King. Performing solo, this rare performance by King will be the capstone to GRAPE AID 2020. Tickets for the live stream event (2pm – 10PM) cost $20 or come complimentary with any purchase of wine on GrapeAid.com
New Mexico Wine & Grape Growers Association is a 501c6 statewide non-profit association representing the vineyards, wineries and cider industry. Founded in 1991, the mission of the association is to promote and protect its members and to support the sale of locally grown and produced wine and cider. Proceeds from Grape Aid 2020 will directly support New Mexico farmers by purchasing the excess grapes from the current harvest and contracting with local wineries to produce a “SAVE THE GRAPE” vintage, which will be sold in 2021 to continue our efforts of supporting local agriculture. Additional funds will be used to help purchase grape vines that will allow farmers to replant lost vineyards and build our supply of grapes for the future. Visit www.nmwine.com for more information about New Mexico Wine, and visit www.grapeaid.com to shop for your favorite vintages or to purchase tickets to GRAPE AID 2020.
Downtown Fresh Air Food Court is Back!
EL PASO, TX (August 26, 2020) –Downtown Management District (DMD) is re-launching the Downtown Fresh Air Food Court on Thursday, August 27th and will run daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday through December 30th. The program will support Downtown brick and mortar food service businesses by expanding seating capacity and providing customers with a safe, sanitized, and socially distanced dining experience on Mills Avenue, between Mesa and Oregon Street, South of San Jacinto Plaza.
The program is funded by a CARES Act Grant from the City of El Paso, in an effort to support Downtown businesses and reengage the El Paso community with Downtown.
Visit downtownelpaso.com to see what’s open in DTEP!
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo Reopens Tuesday, August 25 | New 10-screen theater coming this Fall
Acclaimed cinema eatery to welcome guests back to West Side location on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, with a full slate of new films and safety procedures; new East Side location to open its doors in November 2020
EL PASO, Texas — There’s a double feature of exciting news for El Paso movie fans coming soon!
Triple Tap Ventures is pleased to announce that it will re-open Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo to movie-lovers in August and the grand opening of its new East Side location will take place this fall.
Beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2020, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo will re-open its doors with screenings of new and classic films.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s Glass Half Full Taproom will also re-open with limited hours.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to what we love to do – bringing guests the best film, food, and drinks all in one seat,” said Neil Billingsley-Michaelsen, CEO and President of Triple Tap Ventures LLC. “In addition, we are pleased to announce that construction of our new East El Paso location is nearing its final stages and doors will open in the fall.”
The all-new state-of-the-art Alamo Drafthouse Cinema East El Paso is slated to open in November 2020. Located at Monteverde, an upcoming 30-acre mixed-use development at Loop 375 and Pellicano Drive, the new Alamo Drafthouse is a 10-screen theater with approximately 1,000 luxury recliners and an attached full-service bar and restaurant with over forty craft beers on tap. Each theater is equipped with state-of-the-art digital 4K projection and dynamic surround sound, and fully outfitted with luxury recliners, ensuring every seat in the house offers a viewing experience of unparalleled comfort.
It will also feature The Big Show, Alamo Drafthouse’s Large Format Theater concept that showcases the very best presentation available today, including Dolby Atmos sound technology and one of the largest screens in the Alamo Drafthouse brand.
GUEST AND EMPLOYEE SAFETY
Guests attending screenings at the re-opening Montecillo and the new Monteverde location will be asked to maintain six feet of physical distancing at all times and wear a mask unless they are eating or drinking. Ticket purchases will automatically have at least two “buffer seats” surrounding each party, offering at least six feet of distance between guests.
There will be a dramatic increase in the frequency and thoroughness of all theater cleans, including the disinfection of each auditorium between screening using professional electrostatic sanitization machines that utilize EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectants. Hand sanitizers are placed throughout the building. In addition, a number of other cleanliness and health check processes have been implemented for our team and non-guest areas.
The theater’s menu at reopening will be reduced from our prior offering, with a focus on a number of our favorite freshly made items served in a way that minimizes exposure to the environment or other individuals.
For full details about the steps and precautions being taken to protect guests and team members, please visit http://www.drafthouse.com/el-paso/covid-safety.
ABOUT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA (http://www.drafthouse.com):
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-one years later, with 36 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment content platform for movie lovers, and the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film.
ABOUT TRIPLE TAP VENTURES LLC (www.tripletapventures.com):
Triple Tap Ventures LLC owns and operates Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in the Houston metropolitan area, Lubbock and El Paso. Triple Tap Ventures and its principals are focused on developing, owning and operating strong regional and national hospitality and entertainment concepts.
Foundation for The Diocese of El Paso Host Virtual Foundation of Faith Event, Come and See
EL PASO, Texas — The Foundation for The Diocese of El Paso is celebrating its 14th Annual Foundation of Faith Event, “Come and See”, on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Foundation of Faith invites the community to participate in the virtual live event with a $75 registration fee per household at fofdinner.org.
The 14th Annual Foundations of Faith Event, Come and See, will take place virtually due to the circumstances of COVID-19. Jim Caviezel, star of The Passion of the Christ, has been rescheduled for 2021. The Foundation of the Diocese of El Paso continues to encourage community members to practice social distancing. The live-streamed event on YouTube can be shared over multiple platforms and reach a broader community of donors. After guests register for the event, they will be instructed on how to participate in the activities.
The Come and See event welcomes special guests, Bishop Robert Barron, founder of Word in Fire Catholic Ministries; and Matt Maher, a Grammy-nominated Catholic musician. The event also features guest appearances from local priests and El Paso’s Bishop Mark Seitz. Guests will receive swag bags, the chance to win raffle prizes, and participate in a live auction by phone. Sponsorship opportunities include swag bags, multiple registrations, promotion, and a Happy Hour Box.
The Foundation for The Diocese of El Paso looks forward to the 14th Annual Foundation of Faith Event and coming together with the community. For more information on The Foundation for The Diocese of El Paso, visit their website at ttps://www.elpasodiocesefoundation.org.
2CR Soldier Spotlight: Sgt. Benjamin Weston, 2d Cavalry Regiment
2CR Soldier Spotlight: Sgt. Benjamin Weston
2d Cavalry Regiment
Story by Maj. John Ambelang
VILSECK, Germany (Wednesday, August 5, 2020) – Faith. Fellowship. Family. These three words define the lifetime of service for U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin Weston, assigned to the Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment.
Weston’s selfless service started before he joined the military. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary to Ukraine where he learned Russian and Ukrainian.
After meeting the intellectual and physical challenges of his Christian mission, his desire to continue his humanitarian efforts guided him to the Army. In 2008, he enlisted and served five years before transitioning to the reserve component.
While earning a master’s degree, he yearned for the fellowship of Soldiers.
“One of the things I missed was the brotherhood,” said Weston. “The friendships you form is one thing I loved.”
After consulting with his wife and children, the Weston family returned to the active duty component in 2018 where he currently serves as a cryptologic analyst. His faith and family inspire him to continue his service.
“The group of Christians we have here keep me going,” said Weston. “My wife is my rock. She keeps me balanced.”
Weston keeps a positive mentality, even during COVID-19, focusing on his family, Soldiers and his church to continue his selfless service to his faith and country.
Photo By Maj. John Ambelang
Thankful for our Hunger Warriors
Thanks to YOU, we were able to raise more than $6,107 through the Race El Paso Re-Run Virtual Event – enough to provide 42,749 meals for vulnerable community members! We are so grateful to our friends at Race El Paso for choosing us as their beneficiary! Many thanks also to the Jimenez family, whose astounding generosity helped us support so many more people.
At El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH), we remain laser-focused on continuing to drive our mission forward. In fact, we are amplifying our efforts to ensure no one goes to bed hungry. Thankfully, we have a vibrant community of Hunger Warriors who are just as relentless as we are in eradicating hunger in our region.
Whether you signed up for the Race El Paso Re-Run event, donated to a participant, forwarded our emails to prospective attendees or wished us well, we are grateful! And, if you donated $25 or more, you will be receiving a t-shirt as our way of saying thank you. Hang tight, they will be going out this week! We hope you love them, and wear them proudly.
Because of the generosity and dedication of you and the rest of our Hunger Warriors, we are closer to a world without hunger. Thank you.
PHOTO COURTESY OF El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank
EP Rent Help Web portal now open; Landlords should begin preparing information now
EL PASO, Texas — Landlords seeking to help their tenants avoid eviction because of economic hardships brought on by COVID-19 should visit EPRentHelp.org to register to participate in the EP Rent Help Program. This is the first formal step landlords can take to participate in the program which will grant millions of dollars in federal CARES Act funding to landlords within the City of El Paso.
The program is not yet accepting applications. Signing-up to participate, having landlord eligibility verified and beginning to collect information about a property and tenants is not a replacement for a formal application for rental assistance.
Snapshot of EP Rent Help Program Timeline
•July 22-28, 2020: Eligible landlords will be able to access necessary forms and begin inputting preliminary information about their properties into the Web portal.
•July 29-August 2, 2020: Tenants and landlords can gather and sign supporting documentation and input final application information into the Web portal.
• August 3 and onward: The Paso del Norte Community Foundation and its partners will verify applications and begin disbursing funds directly to landlords.
Other Important Facts about EP Rent Help
• The program will not be administered on a first-come, first-first serve basis; rather the partnership will seek to distribute the funds to those who are in the greatest need.
•Landlords must apply on behalf of their tenants; tenants will be required to provide information to their landlords to complete the application.
•While this program is limited to tenants living in the City of El Paso, we will not ask your immigration status nor will it be used in making decisions about who receives funding awards.
Applications must be completed online. In light of current public health directives, landlords are strongly encouraged to file their applications remotely. However, these community partners have graciously offered to allow landlords who don’t otherwise have access to a computer, to use public computers at their facilities:
• The El Paso Apartment Association, 5730 East Paisano Drive: (915) 598-0800.
• Consulate General of México, 910 East San Antonio Avenue: (915) 533-4082.
• YMCA of El Paso Metropolitan Offices, 810 Wyoming Avenue: (915) 532-9622.
• Westside Family YMCA, 7145 N Mesa Street: (915) 584-9622.
• Bowling Family YMCA, 5509 Will Ruth Avenue: (915) 755-9622.
• Fred & Maria Loya Family YMCA, 2044 Trawood Drive: (915) 590-9622.
Please call ahead to each location before you arrive. Computers will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Staff at these locations cannot provide technical support.
ABOUT THE PASO DEL NORTE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is an effective vehicle for donors to support nonprofit organizations and charitable causes in our region and establish their legacy giving for the future. Established in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) public charity, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation supports the philanthropic goals of individuals, families, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations to improve education, health, social services, economic development, and quality of life in the Paso del Norte region. For more information, visit PDNFoundation.org.
ABOUT UNDER ONE ROOF
A fund of the Paso del Norte Community Foundation, Under One Roof is a charitable organization of the El Paso Apartment Association established to provide financial and other support to residents of El Paso County who have been harmed by disasters such as fire, flood or pandemic, and support the professional development of owners, managers and staff of rental properties. Recently, the City of El Paso selected a collaborative proposal from the PDN Community Foundation and Under One Roof to administer funding for rental assistance to serve thousands of El Pasoans who are facing the prospect of losing their homes due to the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
EPCC CARES: Service Learning Program ‘School Store’ Delivers Supplies to Area Students
El Paso, Texas(July 13, 2020)— El Paso Community College (EPCC) are providing backpacks filled with school supplies for 1,200 students at area elementary schools through its annual Service Learning School Store in partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation. This effort ensures that students are prepared with the supplies they need to start the school year. Usually kids pick up their backpacks at EPCC campuses and participate in campus tours, but due to COVID-19, Service Learning Program faculty, students and other volunteers will be delivering the backpacks to schools.
EPCC is committed to increasing the number of students going to college in the region by partnering with the El Paso Community Foundation, school districts and other partners on various initiatives. “The purpose of the EPCC school store is to prepare students with the supplies they need and motivate children for the coming academic year,” Patricia Islas, Service Learning Program Coordinator said. “We also want to create a connection that will encourage students to go to college and that EPCC would be a great place to start in the future to further their education.”
For the past five years, the EPCC stores have provided school supplies to schools as well as provided campus tours and information to students about going to college. This program has expanded significantly due to the generosity of a donation from the El Paso Community Foundation. As a result, more schools and volunteers participate each year and more kids are able to benefit from the program.
EPCC School Store Coordinator, Shanan Valles and Service Learning Program students are being assisted in this effort with the support of and volunteers from EPCC’s Career and Transfer Services, New Student Orientation, Dr. William Serrata and President’s Office staff and others. EPCC’s efforts were enhanced by sponsorship and volunteer assistance from the community, including the El Paso Community Foundation, Peter Piper Pizza, HHC, 1-36 IN BN (Spartans), 1stABCT 1st Armored Division, Sgt. Michael White and school district personnel.
The Service Learning Program at EPCC encourages civic responsibility among students through community service. The program supports community agencies trough collaboration that provides opportunities for students while strengthening our region. Through Service Learning, students can apply newly acquired academic skills and knowledge to address real-life needs in their own communities and reflect on the meaning of this service.
EPCC serves more than 28,500 students and offers 145 degree and certificate programs. Throughout its 50-year history, the college has remained focused on engaging students, growing community partnerships and fostering excellence. By creating a college-going culture and implementing innovative student success initiatives, EPCC is transforming the pathway to higher education and developing a better-prepared workforce for our region.
BOISE, ID, UNITED STATES 07.08.2020
Although snakes did not end up in anyone’s boots as the popular phrase states, they did end up in key leaders’ hands. Lt. Col. Lee Rubel and other Idaho National Guard key leaders held rattlesnakes and assisted the Idaho National Guard Environmental Management Office biologists with tagging, studying and measuring rattlesnakes on July 8, 2020 at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, locally known as the NCA. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)
RENOWNED ARTIST JACK TERRY CREATES “TEXAS MASKUERADE PARTY” PAINTING IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO WEAR MASKS AND KEEP TEXANS SAFE
AUSTIN, Texas — June 30, 2020 — Acclaimed Western heritage artist Jack Terry has created a new masterpiece entitled, Texas Maskuerade Party, celebrating living legendary Texans all proudly wearing their themed Texas masks, and inspired by Gary P. Nunn’s non-partisan advocacy group launched last month. A limited edition giclée of the Texas Maskuerade Party will be signed and numbered by Jack Terry, and will be available for sale at texasmaskparty.org. The original oil painting will be auctioned off at a later date by Rob Burley from Burley Auction Gallery of New Braunfels. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Texas Maskuerade Party to continue the group’s campaign on educating and encouraging Texans to wear a mask and socialize responsibly to win the fight against the COVID-19 virus.
The 30 x 36 painting brings together 63 living Texans from music, politics and sports, and a few beloved Texas monuments which can be viewed on The Texas Maskuerade website, along with a key to each Texan featured. According to Nunn, who kicked off the campaign on May 20th, “Jack was able to conceptualize exactly what we are doing with The Texas Maskuerade Party and in such an intuitive way. I’m so proud of Jack,” Nunn continued, “And honored that he painted this unique Western heritage masterpiece that not only captures this moment in time, but is truly a painting worth a thousand words. With this spirit we have a fighting chance to beat this invisible enemy. And all we have to do is cover our faces y’all to keep the business, music and people of this great state alive.”
Terry, a treasured Texas artist for over forty years and sought after by U.S presidents, heads of industry and celebrities alike, said, “I’m a big fan of Texas music and of Gary P. Nunn. I was inspired by Gary’s Texas Maskuerade Party campaign to educate and convince people of the importance of wearing masks and the idea that we are in danger of losing our historic music venues if we don’t find a way to make people feel safe. Wearing a mask is just common sense and is such a small sacrifice to make if we want to keep our Texas music heritage alive and our state open.”
About Jack Terry
Jack Terry has been painting since he was a young child growing up in West Texas and inspired by the music of Texas greats such as Gary P. Nunn, Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker. In 1976, at age 24, Terry was named a “Bicentennial Artist” of Texas and honored with a one-man show in the state Capitol Rotunda. His portrait of President Lyndon Johnson was commissioned for publication on the Texas Bicentennial Calendar that same year.
In 2008, First Lady Laura Bush invited Terry to the White House for the Holiday Celebration where he painted a Christmas tree ornament representing the state of Texas. Terry’s paintings hang in prominent collections throughout the country and his work has been commissioned by The King Ranch, Exxon-Mobil, actor Burt Reynolds, producer Dick Clark, singers Tammy Wynette and Travis Tritt, Texas Governor Ann Richards and President George W. Bush.
About the Texas Maskuerade Party
The Texas Maskuerade Party is a non-partisan advocacy group dedicated to educating and encouraging our fellow Texans during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Texas Maskuerade Party public awareness campaign includes messaging to gather and socialize responsibly, and to follow the guidelines outlined by local, state, and federal governments. The Texas Maskuerade Party initiatives include educating and encouraging Texans to protect each other by wearing a mask through public service announcements and social media campaigns. If Texans come together, they can beat this virus, and keep Texas music and Texas businesses alive.
Texas Maskuerade Party is here to remind you to Socialize Responsibly.
Join Us On Facebook and the Texas Mask Party website for more updates
CHARLIE CLARK NISSAN EL PASO AND THE CANUTILLO ALUMNI FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION HAS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS
25 Scholarships Awarded to Canutillo, Northwest High School 2020 Graduates
El Paso, TX, – Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso and the Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education (CAFÉ) has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 25 graduates from Canutillo High School and Northwest Early College, on Friday, June 19th.
The scholarships were awarded and made possible through a strong collaboration from Charlie Clark Nissan and CAFÉ, a fund under the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation, which has a monthly and annual giving membership program where members make regular automatic contributions with a credit card or through payroll deduction from Canutillo ISD employees. The foundation is also composed of other local businesses and alumni that also donate on a regular basis throughout the year. “It’s very unfortunate that this year’s graduates were unable to celebrate their accomplishment the way they had maybe planned at the beginning of this school year. We hope that this will help put a smile on their face as we continue to get though these times together,” said Luis Acosta, General Manager of Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso.
CAFÉ Member Armando Rodriguez followed up with, “We are so grateful to all of our contributors and for generous partners like Charlie Clark Nissan. We couldn’t do this without them.” For this scholarship giveaway, Charlie Clark Nissan will be donating $10,000 given that the annual golf tournament hosted by the CAFÉ foundation and the dealership had no choice but to also cancel the annual tournament due to COVID-19.