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
EL PASO MARATHON
Celebrating its eleventh year, the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon, TFCU half marathon & 5K courses will give runners a taste of the city’s different neighborhoods, from upscale new developments in the east sections to the urban Victorian homes on Montana Avenue that date to the 19th century.
All three races will start and finish at Southwest University Park.
Race numbers and timing chips must be picked up at the Visit El Paso Health & Fitness Expo at the El Paso Convention Center from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m, Saturday, February 15, 2020.; they cannot be mailed and will not be available for pick-up on race day. You must pick up your own race number and timing chip – no exceptions. You’ll need to show your race number to pick up your T-shirt and goodie bag. If you do not wear your computer chip you will not be timed.
February 16, 2020
Start Time: 7:00 am
Photo credits: El Paso Marathon
ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE & CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now El Paso’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
Dates: January 29, 2020 – February 2, 2020
Venue: Plaza Theatre
“A NEW CAR” A Great Christmas Present.
During the month of November 2019 Charlie Nissan had a promotion. “Test drive a vehicle and register to win a new car, no obligations”.
A week before Christmas a drawing was held at the Charlie Nissan Dealership.
The media outlets were present to witness the testimonial.
General Manager Luis Acosta and other Management staff were present. A young man was invited to draw the winning ticket.
The winner was immediately contacted by Acosta and the winner showed up with his wife and daughter to claim the ‘NEW CAR” a 2020 Versa.
Armando Almanza the winner, stated he had purchased a vehicle for him in November and the new 2020 versa car was going to be for his wife.
The dealership was full of people. It was an exiting event seen the winners happy faces claiming the prize.
POE AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES NEW HONDA DEALERSHIP
EL PASO HONDA TO RELOCATE TO LOOP 375
CELEBRATES 30-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
El Paso, TX- December 12, 2019 – at the ground-breaking ceremony, El Paso Honda announced that it will begin construction of a brand-new state-of-the-art Honda dealership alongside Loop 375 in El Paso, Texas, It will become El Paso’s easternmost new car dealership, affording convenience to El Paso’s strong eastwardly growing population.
“I am very proud to make this exciting announcement of El Paso Honda’s incredible growth plan in the El Paso community,” said Richard C. Poe II, President of El Paso Honda.
The newly constructed Honda dealership will be over double in size to the current location on Lee Trevino Drive and will include many new customer amenities including a dedicated quick-maintenance center as well as an air-conditioned service department and multiple customer lounges and business areas.
The new facility will incorporate electric charging stations, all LED lighting, and will be partially powered by solar energy. It will employ over one hundred El Pasoans and will be situated on approximately thirteen acres.
About El Paso Honda
Celebrating its 30th birthday, El Paso Honda originally opened for business at Lee Trevino Drive on December 12, 1989, selling and servicing new and used Honda automobiles. It became part of Poe Automotive when Richard C. Poe II took over as President of the company also on this day, December 12th, 1994. Steady growth and strong community involvement made it necessary to expand and remodel the current facility in 2001. That growth has continued, which has led to this announcement. December 12, is Mr. Poe’s 25 anniversary with the company.
A fourth generation El Paso automotive dealer, Richard Poe II’s great-grandfather A.B. Poe, , Sr., first started out in the automobile business in El Paso and opened one of the first Chrysler/Plymouth dealerships in the world on Texas Street in El pas, in 1928. A.B. Poe Motor Company was also a distributor for Chrysler Corporation, distributing automobiles to dealers in the western United states. A.B. Poe, Sr. was alderman and then became Mayor of El Paso, Texas.
TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL
The Arizona State Sun Devils and the Florida State Seminoles will meet on the field on December 31, 2019, it will mark the 86th edition of one of the oldest traditions in college football history, the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.
Since the first Sun Bowl played on January 1, 1935, as a fundraising event for a local service club, the game has grown into El Paso’s number one national attraction. With its picturesque stadium nestled between two mountains, it has become a piece of the Southwest and a lesson in history.
The postseason contest will be televised for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The agreement between the Sun Bowl Association and Frosted Flakes® was brokered by Denver-based Impression Sports & Entertainment.
December 31, 2019
2701 Sun Bowl Dr.
Where I Come From Life Lessons from a Latino Chef
A powerful new memoir from one of America’s most preeminent chefs and television personalities, Where I Come From: Life Lessons from a Latino Chef (Abrams Press; October 2019; $27.00; Hardcover) by Chef Aarón Sánchez shares the story behind his food, his family, and his professional journey. It is Sánchez’s highly personal account of growing up and finding his way as a son, as a father, as a Latino, and as a chef
whose passion and talent have taken him to the top of his profession.
In Where I Come From, Sánchez delves into his formative years with remarkable candor, injecting his story with adrenaline and revealing how he fell in love with cooking and started a career in the fast-paced culinary world.
He shares the invaluable lessons he learned from his upbringing and his training—both inside and outside the kitchen—and offers an intimate look into the chaotic and nontraditional life of a professional chef and television personality.
About the Author
Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the chef/owner Johnny Sánchez, located in New Orleans and co-star of FOX’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. He is a partner/creative director of Cocina, the first online content platform dedicated to celebrating Latin lifestyle through its vibrant culinary culture. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Aarón is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.
Aarón has starred in multiple Food Network shows, most notably as a long-term judge on the award-winning series Chopped and Chopped Junior. He was the host of the
Emmy-nominated Cooking Channel series, Taco Trip, and has appeared on a number of other shows including: Next Iron Chef, Best Thing I Ever Ate, Best. Ever and Guilty Pleasures.Additionally, Aarón was the host of two Spanish-language shows on Fox Life, 3 Minutos con Aarón, and MOTOCHEFS.
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
A Christmas classic is coming to El Paso on December 19th. Start a brand new holiday tradition with your family at this not-to-be-missed show! When Santa’s naughty and nice list goes missing, a few dancing mice, a little girl, and a wacky elf need to save the day before Santa boards his sleigh! Join us at Twas the Night Before Christmas and help solve the Christmas mystery!
Venue: Plaza Theatre
Contact Phone Number: 915.231.1100
JOHN LEGUIZAMO: LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
John Leguizamo makes a stop in El Paso on December 12th. Latin History for Morons is the brainchild of John Leguizamo to teach history and stories the only way he knows how. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John Leguizamo seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent crash course across three continents and 3000 years of history – from conquistadores to cumbia, Montezuma to Pitbull, and taking on the characters in all of it – he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him.
Chalk it all up to the mad genius of Tony and Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, standing at the head of the class in his uproarious one-man play, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS.
Location:125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso, TX
Contact Name: Plaza Theatre Box Office
PICTURE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY
The Ultimate Family Dinosaur Event, Jurassic Tour!!
El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E Paisano Dr, El Paso, TX 79905 , November 16 & 17
Announcing Jurassic Tour, the largest most realistic Dinosaur event ever seen in El Paso! This fun filled family event will be at the El Paso County Coliseum. There will be a wide variety of fun and educational activities designed to engage all members of the entire family. Embark on a prehistoric journey from the Jurassic all the way through the Ice Age periods and discover the Dinosaurs & Mammals that ruled the earth for more than 150 million years ago! The main exhibit features over 50 life size ultrarealistic dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Other exhibits include hands on interaction with these enormous Dinosaurs, ride a cute little baby Dinosaur, be courageous and ride a 12 foot animatronic T Rex & Triceratops. Tracey, a friendly young T-Rex greets guests periodically throughout the event and can be found walking and playing with the kids. There’s a fossil dig where young paleontologists can dig up ancient bones, experience 9D Virtual Reality Rides designed to stimulate your child’s imagination, a Jurassic Themed Bounce area with dinosaur inflatable bounce houses and much more.
Buy tickets at the venue or online at
General Admission: Adults & Teens ages 13 and up: $24/person, Children 2 – 12: $29/child
Days & Hours: Saturday 10am – 9pm & Sunday 10am – 7pm
Military discounts are $3 off with military ID and can only be applied when you buy in person.
Event Manager Contact: Dave Aldika, Phone: 313 384-8844, E-mail: email@example.com
Field Hospital Retuns to Bliss after first deployment
FORT BLISS, TX, UNITED STATES
Soldiers assigned to 528th Hospital Center, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, III Corps, U.S. Forces Command greet fellow unit members as they return home to Fort Bliss, Texas, October 23, after a nine month long deployment to Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. This is the first deployment of a hospital center since the Hospital Force Design Update, took effect in 2017, an action which reorganized and restructured combat support hospitals across the Army.
U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Matthew Marcellus
Mark your calendars, El Paso! The Coolest ?? Fest in the Southwest is back! El Paso Winterfest, presented by The Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital returns to the borderland for its third year with a bigger, better and brighter season from November 23 – January 5.
Preparations are underway to officially kick off the season on Saturday, November 18, with the traditional Scherr Legate Celebration of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony at San Jacinto Plaza. The Arts Festival Plaza will become a Winter Wonderland of glimmering lights and family-friendly activities. An outdoor ice-skating rink will once again serve as the focal point of the Winterfest holiday celebration, and popular attractions such as a vendors Winter Village, the Kringle Kafe, and a life-size snow globe for picture taking are expected to return as well. There are an expected 85,000 people that will attend Winterfest this year.
Photo Credits: El Paso live
AARON JONES- Making His Mark
After 7 games, El Paso’s favorite Aaron Jones is having a great season. So far Jones has eight rushing touchdowns and one receiving score this season. Jones produced 182 total yards and four scores against the Cowboys a few weeks back. A week later on Monday night, Williams gained 136 total yards and scored once. Jones followed that performance when he caught a touchdown pass this past Sunday against the Raiders.
The Packers are now sitting in first place in the NFC North division with a 6-1 record. Jones and co. will be facing The Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. The Chiefs had a bye week and before that beat the Broncos 30-6.
Photo Credit: Evan Siegle, Green Bay Packers.