The Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso ?will present the Award “Mexicanos Distinguidos”.
December 7, 2023
Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso
910 E. San Antonio Ave., El Paso, Texas 79901.
This award is exclusively granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Representations of Mexico Abroad to individuals of Mexican nationality who have been living continuously abroad for at least the last five years and have demonstrated an outstanding trajectory in fields other than the community sphere.
The recipient of this recognition will be acknowledged for their remarkable career in their respective field, as well as their exceptional leadership qualities. Their contributions to business leadership have significantly elevated the name of Mexico, or have safeguarded the country’s prestige and interests.
The Distinguished Mexicans award for the year 2023 focus on the theme of “Environmental and/or Ecological Merit”. This award aims to recognize the exceptional achievements and contributions of Mexican expatriates who, from their new locations, continue to support and promote our country while demonstrating their outstanding personal and professional qualities.
First El Paso Panera to Open on 12/7
A new Panera Bread bakery-cafe will be opening in El Paso on Thursday, December 7. While there are 113 Panera locations in Texas, the new cafe will mark the very first in El Paso or the surrounding area.
The grand opening on 12/7 will be marked with sampling, giveaways, and more. Most notably perhaps for customers, on opening day the first 100 guests will receive a Free Bagel & Cream Cheese for a Year certificate as well as a free tumbler*. In addition, all guests who visit between 6AM and 10AM on 12/7 – 12/9 will have a chance to spin a prize wheel to win free tumblers, cookies, bagels and more.
Additional details on the new Panera follow:
•Location: 6470 N. Desert Blvd, Suite J101 El Paso, TX 79912
•Bakery-Cafe Hours: Open 6am – 10pm daily
•Bakery-Cafe Features: Dine-In, Drive-Thru, Catering, Rapid Pick-Up, Delivery, Outdoor Patio
•Job creation: The new location is expected to create 50+ new jobs in the community.
Area Operating Partner, Mike Sanchez shared the following:
“We are thrilled to open our first bakery-cafe in El Paso. We look forward to delivering great tasting food and impeccable service to our new guests, and we are excited to become a part of this wonderful community.”
Knights of Columbus 12160, Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso & Canutillo ISD collaborate to provide coats for kids in need
El Paso, TX, November 2023 – With an effort to provide coats for displaced children from the Canutillo area, the non-profit organization Knights of Columbus, particularly the 12160 Chapter, has partnered with Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso and the Canutillo Independent School District to provide coats to over 100 kids on Friday, December 1st, 2023. The three entities involved have taken the cause a step further and have agreed to coordinate an outing for the kids receiving the jackets. The outing will be hosted at Charlie Clark Nissan and will involve a fun time for the kids including arts and crafts, dancing, food, games, pictures with Santa, and of course, the receiving of their coats. “We are very excited to come together as a community and be able to do this for our kids in a way that is not just about the coats, but also allows them to have a day full of interactive fun and holiday celebration as well” said Dr. Monica Reyes, Executive Director of Student Support Services for Canutillo ISD. “It is our honor to host and support a great cause like this. We are all about giving back to our community, especially when it involves children” added Martin Rocha, Marketing Director for Charlie Clark Nissan El Paso.
Busses are scheduled to begin arriving to the dealership at 9:50 a.m. located at 6451 S. Desert Blvd, El Paso, TX 79932. During their visit, children will also have an opportunity to enjoy several activities including working on arts and crafts, engaging in physical activities such as jumping balloons and enjoying pizza provided by Little Caesars. “Our Knights of Columbus chapter has been fortunate to have the support from the community on this event for years now. We do this wholeheartedly and can’t do what we do without their support. Thank you everyone!” concluded Mike Doblado, long time member of the Knight of Columbus.
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EPCC Celebrates Thanksgiving
El Paso Community College (EPCC) will not hold classes or offer services on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2023 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Online registration is available on www.epcc.edu at Self Service Banner.
Classes will resume on Saturday, November 25th and offices will open on Monday, November 27th.
Browse, Shop and Enjoy Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show on Nov. 18 and 19
El Paso’s only juried art show and market is a perfect holiday shopping experience for the whole family
EL PASO, Texas – El Paso’s longest running juried art show returns on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2023, as Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show takes place at Epic Railyard Event Center. The annual show features arts and fine crafts from nationally known artists and established artists from our region, as well as emerging artists, and student artists from the University of Texas at El Paso Department of Art (ceramics and metals) and from El Paso Community College (printmaking).
Tickets are available for $10 in advance at lasartistas.org/tickets or at the gate. Entrance is free for children under 12.
Now in its 53rd year, Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts show features the region’s only juried art show. More than 100 artists will show and sell their work, including paintings, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, photography and more. It’s the perfect place to learn about and admire new art forms, shop for unique holiday gifts for loved ones or find one-of-a-kind handmade pieces for your own home.
There will be plenty of fun for the entire family, including live music, food vendors and an art gallery featuring the artwork created by the children being treated at El Paso Children’s Hospital.
Join Las Artistas for two days of arts, fine crafts, holiday shopping and fun!
Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show
WHAT: Juried art show, featuring art on display and for sale, food, music and more
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. to 5 pm; and Sunday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Epic Railyard Event Center
2201 E Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
TICKETS: $10 in advance or at the gate; free for children under 10
About Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts Show
Founded in 1970, El Paso Las Artistas is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide arts education opportunities and promote an appreciation for fine crafts and art within El Paso and southern New Mexico communities. Las Artistas provide a venue for local, regional and national artists, as well as emerging artists, to show and sell their work. Las Artistas also encourages the education of arts students by providing scholarships for arts education and giving students an opportunity to participate in the annual Las Artistas Art & Fine Crafts show. Many of Las Artistas’ juried members are art educators; they share their experience by teaching classes, workshops, and giving demonstrations at many venues including area schools and universities.
SWEET COMFORT FOR FALL IS HERE – SAY HELLO TO REESE’S® PEANUT BUTTER CUP PIE BLIZZARD TREAT OF THE MONTH!
BEDFORD, Texas (November 9, 2023) – November’s sweet and chocolatey blizzard® of the Month brings back a classic fan favorite for fall, the REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard Treat.
Slightly salty, oh-so-sweet one-of-a-kind peanut butter flavor is November’s Blizzard of the Month featuring REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups and graham. Blended with our world-famous DQ® soft serve to Blizzard perfection and garnished with whipped topping. The result? Genius!
Available for a limited time at participating DQ restaurants in Texas, the sweet comfort of the REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard Treat is just like those falling autumn leaves – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Fun fact for trivia night – in 1928, aspiring candymaker H.B. Reese, an employee of The Hershey Company, invented his eponymous delight in the basement of his Hershey, PA, home.
Perfect for dine in, drive-thru and take-out, as well as delivery where available, November’s REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard Treat is at your fingertips through the super-convenient DQ Texas mobile app. Sign up for the “Best Treats & Eats in Texas,” learn about great deals and earn rewards. New users receive a free Blizzard Treat (any size) or a Hungr-Buster® just for signing up.
For 75 years, DQ restaurants in Texas have been friendly, gathering spots where fans enjoy delicious treats and eats and create fond memories.
About Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council
There are few brands as iconic as the DQ brand. Innovative DQ treats and eats, along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned DQ restaurants in Texas as a leader in the quick service restaurant industry. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council is a nonprofit organization made up of DQ franchisees operating in Texas. The Council develops the advertising and marketing program for DQ franchisees in Texas and controls the Texas Country Foods menu along with managing supply/distribution for the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas. The DQ restaurants in Texas are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation and the DQ franchise system includes approximately 7,000 franchised locations in the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries, including the nearly 600 DQ restaurants in Texas.
For more information about the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, visit dqtexas.com or follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
Show Love for El Paso Local Businesses and Earn Points with Buy El Paso Rewards
New program created by BBB El Paso and City of El Paso launches November 9, 2023
EL PASO, Texas –– Support local. Get points. Earn rewards. It’s that easy to connect with your favorite local businesses and show your support with Buy El Paso Rewards, a new program created by the City of El Paso and Better Business Bureau El Paso.
A variety of locally owned businesses located within El Paso City Limits have signed up to participate in the Buy El Paso Rewards program. Now, all that waits is for you to sign up! The program launches for consumers on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
Consumers can sign up for free at buyep.org/rewards/ or by visiting a participating Buy El Paso Rewards business. To find participating businesses, go to the Buy El Paso Directory at buyep.org/directory. Register today to find exclusive promotions from participating businesses on Buy El Paso Rewards. Buy El Paso Rewards is available for free to all consumers.
“We are thrilled to launch Buy El Paso Rewards and show our local businesses all the love and support they deserve,” said Marybeth Stevens, President, Better Business Bureau El Paso. “El Pasoans have a passion for all things local and Buy El Paso Rewards was designed with the idea that consumers should be rewarded for keeping it local and supporting the El Paso business community.”
There are two ways to earn rewards with Buy El Paso Rewards: In-store promotions and exclusive monthly giveaways from Buy El Paso Rewards just by visiting participating businesses. Stay tuned for monthly giveaway information online at buyep.org/giveaway/ and via Buy El Paso’s social media platforms.
“We’re excited to introduce our new Buy El Paso Rewards program, which not only elevates your shopping experience but also plays a vital role in supporting our local economy,” noted Elizabeth Triggs, Economic Development Director for the City of El Paso. “Small businesses are economic engines, driving innovation, generating jobs, and fostering a sense of community. This program shows our appreciation for your patronage while providing local entrepreneurs with the tools to succeed. Join us in strengthening our local economy, one transaction at a time!”
Show your loyalty and support to your favorite local businesses and sign up today to start earning points and winning big rewards!
To learn more about Buy El Paso Rewards or sign up, visit buyep.org/rewards/.
About Better Business Bureau El Paso
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) El Paso is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing marketplace trust. They provide a platform for businesses and consumers to build trust, encourage ethical business practices, and address marketplace issues in the El Paso area. BBB El Paso is dedicated to fostering a fair and competitive business environment.
SATURDAY: Raising Cane’s to Honor Veterans Day by Donating $250K of Net Proceeds to Wounded Warrior Project
More than 750 Restaurants will raise funds to support veterans, families, and caregivers as the nation honors those who have served on Veterans Day
DALLAS (Nov. 8, 2023) – In honor of Veterans Day, Raising Cane’s will donate $250,000 of net proceeds on Saturday to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), an organization dedicated to meeting the growing needs of wounded veterans, their families, and caregivers. Since WWP’s inception in 2003, its mission has been to honor and empower wounded warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound on or after September 11, 2001.
“Supporters like Raising Cane’s allow Wounded Warrior Project to meet the growing needs of injured veterans and their loved ones throughout their lifetime,” said WWP vice president of business development Brea Kratzert Todd. “We’re grateful to Raising Cane’s and their customers for joining our mission to honor and empower those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.”
WWP is transforming the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in their communities. The organization’s direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care have improved the lives of millions of warriors and their families for 20 years.
“Raising Cane’s is proud to honor our nation’s veterans, and we take our hats off to you and your families for your unwavering courage, dedication and sacrifice in protecting our country and freedom,” said Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves. “This Veterans Day, we invite everyone to join us in our Restaurants as we raise $250,000 to support Wounded Warrior Project and the great work this organization does.”
WHAT: Raising Cane’s to donate $250K of net proceeds to Wounded Warriors Project
WHEN: All day Saturday, November 11
WHERE: All Raising Cane’s U.S. Restaurants
ABOUT WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT:
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.
ABOUT RAISING CANE’S®:
Raising Cane’s is one of the fastest growing restaurant brands, with 750+ Restaurants in 35+ states, the Middle East and Guam and plans to open 100 new Restaurants across several new markets in 2023. The company recently announced plans to be one of the top 10 Restaurant brands in the United States and is known for its ONE LOVE® – craveable Chicken Finger meals – which includes the iconic “Cane’s Sauce” – named the #1 most craveable sauce in the restaurant industry and most craveable chicken. For more information visit raisingcanes.com.
Introducing BUGETTO: Redefining Fashion with a Timeless Collection of Clothing, Handbags, and Shoes.
[El Paso, TX, November 03, 2023] – A new era of fashion has dawned with the launch of BUGETTO, an exciting and innovative clothing brand that seamlessly blends timeless products – all within reach. Catering to individuals with a passion for style and a keen eye for the latest in fashion, BUGETTO is set to become the epitome of affordable fashion designs and self-expression with our “cast” (casual, streetwear) apparel.
BUGETTO prides itself on its commitment to delivering attractive clothing that transcends trends and empowers wearers to make a bold statement, with our designer looks, and wallet friendly prices.
“Our mission is to design clothing that not only enhances your outward appearance but also reflects your inner confidence and personality,” says Founder, Carlos Gonzalez, the visionary behind BUGETTO. “We believe that fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and every garment we produce is a canvas for individuals to showcase their unique style to the world, yet at an affordable price point.” Our motto is, “designer quality, within reach.”
BUGETTO’s debut collection features a captivating array of designs, from trendy streetwear shirts and hoodies that exude coolness and hip, to chic contemporary pieces – handbags, men & women’s clothing, and shoes. The brand’s color palette is small, but rich and diverse, offering options that cater to a variety of tastes and occasions. Whether it’s a casual brunch, or simply for hanging out with the friends, BUGETTO has the perfect ensemble to ensure you look and feel your best.
What sets BUGETTO apart is its unwavering commitment to affordability and designer look pieces. BUGETTO believes in, “runway-worthy styles, real-life prices.”
In celebration of the brand’s launch, BUGETTO is collaborating with models, and influencers to showcase the versatility and elegance of its collection through captivating visual campaigns. The brand’s website, www.bugetto.com, provides an immersive online shopping experience where customers can explore the collection, find style inspiration, and place orders with ease.
BUGETTO invites fashion enthusiasts, trendsetters, and individuals who appreciate the art of dressing to embark on this exciting journey of redefining fashion. Follow the brand on its social media platforms to stay updated on the latest releases, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and exclusive offers.
BUGETTO LLC based in El Paso, Texas, is poised to make a grand entrance onto the fashion stage, offering a fresh perspective on style, and affordability. With its trendy, casual, and streetwear selections, BUGETTO is set to become an affordable brand with designer looks in the world of fashion.
AT&T and Public Library Association Offer Free Digital Literacy Training at Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library at EPCC
Laptops Given to Local Participants Courtesy of AT&T and Human-I-T
El Paso, Nov. 2, 2023 – As part of AT&T’s* support for improving digital literacy nationwide, the company is helping the Public Library Association (PLA) bring free bilingual, in-person digital literacy workshops to more than 200 libraries across 45 states, including in El Paso, Texas.
In addition, 50 laptops will be given to preselected El Paso area residents enrolled in the workshops, funded by an AT&T contribution to Human-I-T. the workshops and computers are part of AT&T’s commitment to addressing the digital divide through investments in internet accessibility, affordability, and the safe use of technology.
Who: Representatives from AT&T, El Paso Community College, El Paso Public Library, and the Public Library Association
What: El Paso Digital Literacy Workshops and Device Distribution
As part of AT&T’s* support for improving digital literacy nationwide, the company is helping the Public Library Association (PLA) bring free bilingual, in-person digital literacy workshops to more than 200 libraries across 45 states, including in El Paso, Texas. Fifty laptops will be given to pre-selected El Paso area residents enrolled in the workshops, funded by an AT&T donation to Human-I-T as part of AT&T’s nationwide commitment to help bridge the digital divide.
When: 10 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2023, Remarks and Device Distribution
Where: Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library
El Paso Community College – Northwest Campus
6701 S Desert Blvd., El Paso, TX 79932
New Mexico offers support to tackle lung cancer and nicotine addiction during Lung Cancer Awareness Month
SANTA FE — November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the year, experts at the New Mexico Department of Health’s (DOH) Cancer Prevention and Control Section and Nicotine Use Prevention and Control (NUPAC) program offer valuable cancer information and resources to both the general public and healthcare providers.
“Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among cancers that can affect anyone, man or woman, and it kills more people than any other type of cancer,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary Patrick Allen. “Lung cancer is also far more easily preventable by avoiding use of commercial tobacco products altogether.”
Commercial tobacco products and by-products include:
• Tobacco smoke from cigarettes, cigars and pipes.
• Secondhand smoke, the breathing in of smoke from tobacco users around them.
• Smokeless tobacco products, such as dipping or chewing tobacco.
• Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), which make a mist (often called a cloud) by heating a liquid containing nicotine.
Nicotine is the chemical compound found in tobacco plants that makes smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and vaping so hard to quit.
The DOH NUPAC program offers several ways to help cut nicotine out of your life, including calling 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) for English or 1-855-DEJELO YA (1-855-335-3569) for Spanish, to receive free coaching, nicotine patches or gums. There are also free web-based services at QuitNowNM.com and DejeloYaNM.com that offer additional online support including 24-hour text message support.
?For teens, Live Vape Free is a text-based program with one-on-one coaching, live text support, and interactive content to help them quit e-cigarettes. To register, teens can text VAPEFREE to 873373.
The Cancer Prevention and Control Section highlights the role health care providers play in lowering lung cancer risk by:
• Offering patients who do use tobacco products help with quitting. A doctor’s advice to quit is an important motivator for patients who are trying to stop smoking.
• Recommending lung cancer screening as appropriate for people who have a history of heavy smoking.
• Talking with cancer patients about the risks of commercial tobacco use after a cancer diagnosis and include tobacco cessation services as part of a care plan.
• Letting patients know that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke and advise them to avoid it.
The following hyperlinks can provide you more information about lung cancer, as well as DOH’S Cancer Prevention and Control Section and NUPAC programs.
EPCC Holds Graduation for First-of-Its-Kind Partnership with United States Army
El Paso Community College (EPCC) will hold a Completion Ceremony for its first U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Paramedic course at (EPCC). This is the first collaboration on this accelerated paramedic course that the 16 graduates began in May, 2023.
What: U.S. Army MEDCOM Completion Ceremony
When: Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where:EPCC Administrative Services Center (ASC) Boardroom, 9050 Viscount Blvd., Building A
Visuals: Graduates, U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar, ??Brigadier General Eugene D. Cox, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Readiness Command-West??, EPCC Department of Emergency Medical Services Paramedic (EMSP) Instructors.
EPCC was the first site chosen to team with Fort Bliss to provide paramedic education to medical Soldiers utilizing this new model (Accelerated Paramedic Program). Soldiers completed the program in just 170 days.