World Hypertension Day At the Mexican Consulate
Within the framework of World Hypertension Day, the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso through its Health Window (Ventanilla de Salud) will hold an awareness day on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12: 00 pm at the facilities of the General Consulate (910 E. San Antonio Ave., El Paso, TX 79901). Free admission and services.
The activities programmed during the day of awareness are the following:
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Taking blood pressure
10:00 am – Learn how to prepare a healthy recipe (cooking workshop)
11:00 am – How to prevent hypertension? By the American Heart Association.
With this type of activities, the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso intends for the population of the Paso del Norte Region to become aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and thus a healthy blood pressure. As well, it confirms its commitment to the health and well-being of the Mexican and Mexican-American population that resides in this region.
Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party Brings the Magic Closer to Fans Through Innovative Technology and Transformative Performances
Tickets On Sale Tuesday May 21, 2019 in El Paso, TX
EL PASO, TX – Tuesday May 14, 2019 — Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is
bringing guests closer to the magic than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments
that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats. This participatory adventure delivering
compelling storytelling through multi-leveled production numbers visits El Paso from October 2,
2019 to October 6, 2019 for 9 show performances at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets go on
sale Tuesday May 21, 2019
Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for
clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic. Journey across the Marigold
Bridge with Miguel from Disney Pixar’s Coco into the magnificent and mystical Land of the
Dead and discover a vibrantly colorful performance with skeletons atop sway poles dancing over
the audience in a beautiful cultural celebration of family. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle
and sing along with Elsa as video projection creates a kaleidoscope of crystals to help build her
ice palace. Witness Belle lift into the sky as the enchanted chandelier comes to life high over the
ice for onlookers seated above and below. Demonstrate the power of teamwork when Buzz
Lightyear, Woody and Jessie recruit the Green Army Men and the audience for a daring rescue in
Andy’s room. Board the Jolly Roger and laugh hysterically as the hilarious pirates flip, tumble,
and twist on air tracks, stilts and more in an effort to showcase their talents for Captain Hook.
Sail away with Moana on her daring voyage across the ocean and bravely encounter the fiery
wrath of Te Ka. And make memories with your whole family during Aladdin and The Little
Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out celebration.
Join this magical search and help unlock an epic journey when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s
Search Party delivers an unforgettable experience in your hometown!
El Paso County Coliseum – 4100 E Paisano Dr., El Paso, TX 79905
Date and Time of Performance Oct 2, 2019 – 7:30pm
Oct 3, 2019 – 7:30pm (Spanish Show)
Oct 4, 2019 – 7:30pm
Oct 5, 2019 – 12pm (Spanish Show), 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Oct 6, 2019 – 12pm, 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Tickets start at: $15.00
To order tickets by phone: (800) 745-3000
To order tickets online: disneyonice.com
*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand
PHOTO CREDIT: FELD ENTERTAINMENT
Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents Hiring People, Not Labels Event
El Paso, Texas (May 13, 2019) – Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) presents a half-day seminar — Hiring People, Not Labels — where employers will learn more about how to design workplaces that are more inclusive of employees with unique backgrounds and special needs. Information on non-traditional work schedules, family-focused strategies, and legal guidlelines will be shared. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Hiring People, Not Labels
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 8:30am – 1pm
El Paso Community Foundation – Foundation Room
333 N. Oregon St. El Paso, Texas 79901
For more information and to RSVP, please call 915-887-2332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS BORDERPLEX
Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is celebrating 20 years of serving as the leader and pacesetter in aligning and creating opportunities for skilled workers and employers. WSB advances education, employment, entrepreneurship and economic development prospects in support of global competitiveness and regional prosperity. The organization’s service region encompasses Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties. For more information about Workforce Solutions Borderplex, please visit www.borderplexjobs.com.
EPCC Veterans Pre-Commencement Ceremony
The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Veterans Resource Center and the Student Leadership Campus Life celebrate the achievements of the Veterans students with a Pre-Commencement Ceremony.
WHAT: Veterans Pre-Commencement Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, May 13, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: EPCC Administrative Services Center Bldg. A, Auditorium, 9050 Viscount
WHO: EPCC Veteran Students and their families
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.
Streetcar Extends Summer Schedule Hours
New Hours Begin May 13, 2019
EL PASO, Texas – Beginning the week of May 13, 2019, the El Paso Streetcar will extend its weekend service hours to meet the needs of summer downtown programming.
The new schedule will include service up to 3:00 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
“Our purpose is to cater to our riders needs and enhance their quality of life by providing service to the numerous events, countless restaurants and businesses, along the streetcar route,” Sun Metro Director Jay Banasiak said. “These extended weekend hours will ensure our residents and visitors have a safe and efficient transit option in the downtown and uptown areas while enjoying late night events.”
Beginning Week of May 13, Streetcar Summer Extended Schedule
· Sunday through Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
· Thursday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Current Streetcar Summer Schedule
· Sunday through Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)
· Thursday through Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Riders should be aware that the last streetcar departing from the Maintenance and Storage Facility (Santa Fe and 4th Street) on Sunday – Wednesday will be at 11:22 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday at 2:24 a.m. The full figure eight ride takes approximately 45 minutes including pick up and drop off.
“The streetcar provides another option for visitors to enjoy the different entertainment opportunities in the downtown arts district, such as live music and festivals. We will be announcing special programming for the summer that will encourage more people to hop on the streetcar,” said Tracey Jerome, Managing Director, Museums and Cultural Affairs, Libraries and Tourism.
The streetcar offers 27 convenient stops connecting Downtown El Paso to Glory Road Transit Center. The route features two loops that interconnect an international bridge, an array of museums and restaurants, the baseball park, historic neighborhoods, and the University of Texas at El Paso among many other prominent locations making it easy for riders to enjoy.
Tickets can be purchased using the farebox inside any streetcar (exact change of $1.50 per ride required) or at any of the ticket vending locations throughout the route and Sun Metro transit centers. Student, military, senior citizens, and other discounts available. For more information visit epstreetcar.com.
TxDOT provides construction update at monthly I-10 Connect community meeting
Next major construction impacts include 27-hour closure of westbound I-10,
temporary closures of some Spaghetti Bowl ramps
EL PASO, Texas — Members of the public are encouraged to attend the Texas Department of Transportation’s monthly I-10 Connect community meeting to get updates on the project’s progress and upcoming traffic impacts.
Though exact dates for the work haven’t been locked in, crews anticipate the following traffic impacts in the coming weeks:
• 27 hour complete closure of westbound I-10 at US 54
• Nightly closures of Ramp H which connects eastbound I-10 to northbound US 54
• Nightly closures of Ramp G which connects eastbound I-10 to Juárez via I-110
• Temporary closures of Ramp E which connects Gateway Boulevard South to southbound US 54 south of Yandell Drive
The community meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in the Medical Education Building at Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, corner of Rick Francis Street and Robert Brown Avenue. Information will be presented in English and Spanish. Those in need of special accommodations should contact TxDOT at (915) 790-4340 by 5pm on Monday, May 6, 2019.
These meetings are just one of several ways TxDOT and the community can interact during this project, including the following:
•Bilingual Project Hotline
•Website and email newsletter updates
•Facebook and Twitter
•Text message alerts will be available soon
It will be especially important for members of the community to take full advantage of these communications tools as the project progresses and greatly impacts thousands of motorists on both sides of the border.
While the traffic impacts above are anticipate in the coming weeks, the following traffic impacts are scheduled during the week of May 5, 2019:
Sunday, May 5, and Monday, May 6, from 9pm to 5am
• Southbound US 54 south of US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be closed to all traffic.
• DETOURS: Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to eastbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive), continue on Gateway Boulevard South, then enter eastbound Loop 375. Traffic bound from southbound US 54 to westbound Loop 375 will take Exit 20A (US 62/Paisano Drive), turn right on Paisano, continue 1.7 miles and enter Loop 375 via Coles Street.
Crews will be working on bridge widening.
Monday, May 6, from 9am to 5pm
• Left lane closures on southbound US 54 south of US 62 (Paisano Drive) will be in effect.
Crews will be working on bridge widening.
The Following Long-Term Closures Will Remain In Place During the Week of May 5:
• Ramp T which connects Gateway Boulevard North to northbound US 54 north of US 62 (Paisano Drive) remains closed until further notice.
• Both turnarounds between Gateway Boulevard North and Gateway Boulevard South under US 54 at US 62 (Paisano Drive) remain closed until further notice.
• Turnaround from Gateway Boulevard East to Gateway Boulevard West under I-10 at Trowbridge Drive remains closed until further notice.
• Lane closures are in place on eastbound and westbound US 62 (Paisano Drive) at US 54 until further notice.
• Lane closures are in place on Ramp D which connects southbound US 54 to eastbound I-10 until further notice.
• Intermittent lane closures on Gateway Boulevard South between Findley Avenue and US 62 (Paisano Drive).
All closures are subject to change due to weather or field conditions. On ramps and off ramps may close up to an hour before stated times.
About I-10 Connect
The I-10 Connect project is at the intersection of Interstate 10 and US 54 in El Paso County. The project extends from I-10 to Loop 375 (Cesar Chávez Border Highway) and provides access to the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) via I-110. The $96 million project includes the construction of four new direct connectors, a full reconstruction of the I-110/US 62 (Paisano Drive) interchange, and removes exit ramps from US 62 to I-110. I-10 Connect will improve connectivity between I-10 and Loop 375, also providing an alternate route to I-10. It started February 19, 2019, and is expected to be complete in less than three years. For more information, visit I10ConnectElPaso.com; you can also follow @I10ConnectEP on Facebook and Twitter.
El Paso’s Border AIDS Partnership (BAP) Dining for Vida
What: Border AIDS Partnership’s 1st “Dining for Vida” Fundraising Event
When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Where: At Participating Local Restaurants (see times and list below)
El Paso’s Border AIDS Partnership (BAP) presents their first “Dining for Vida” fundraising event. Restaurants are asked to donate a portion of the day’s food sales to BAP. Liquor sales are not part of this donation. A local ambassador will be provided for each locale. In addition to the food sales on that day, people can make additional contributions at the time of their visit.
The restaurants participating this year will be: Salt + Honey Bakery Café (breakfast/lunch), Mesa Street Grill (lunch/dinner), Ardovino’s Desert Crossing (dinner), L & J Café (dinner), Rulis International Kitchen (dinner), Park Tavern (dinner), and Pot Au Feu (dinner).
“We are very excited about our very first ever Dining for Vida event. By eating out on this day, you are also helping our organization provide critical resources for people from El Paso, Cd. Juárez and Las Cruces who are battling HIV/AIDS,” said Floyd Johnson, president of BAP. “We want to invite our community to join us at a restaurant that perhaps they’ve never been to before. It is also our way of expressing our appreciation to local establishments who have been so generous with us in the past.”
In 1994, the El Paso Community Foundation and the US/Mexico Border Health Association created a local HIV/AIDS partnership to provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in the region working on this critical health problem. With support from AIDS United, the collaboration became the Border AIDS Partnership, a bi-national and tri-state funding collaborative that has been providing funding for HIV/AIDS education and prevention activities in El Paso, Southern New Mexico and Ciudad Juárez. BAP now operates as an independent 501c3 nonprofit.
Since 1996, the Border AIDS Partnership has distributed more than $2.0 million to support innovative HIV prevention and education programs. Previous grantees include Centro Caritativo Para Atención de Enfermos de Sida, University Medical Center of El Paso’s Teen Advisory Board, Programa Compañeros, support group HIVida, Actúa y Toma El Control, Opportunity Center for the Homeless, and Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, Families & Youth, Inc.
Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/borderaidspartnership for additional information.
Zika Action Day Generates “Buzz” in the Sun City
EL PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is teaming up with the Environmental Services Department’s Vector Control Program to celebrate Zika Action Day on April 20, 2019 at San Jacinto Plaza. The event will be a part of the Earth Day festivities and offer fun and educational opportunities for both children and adults.
Zika Action Day is dedicated to preventing the transmission of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases and bringing awareness to the importance of staying healthy. The Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, along with ESD Vector Control will host a booth at ESD Earth Day featuring demonstrations, and fun, interactive games for the entire family. We encourage everyone to participate in Zika Action Day as a fun way to learn how to avoid mosquito bites.
“This promises to be a great event, early in the season when education is most critical. Our event takes place before we are inundated with mosquitos and before the threat is highest,” said Sara Saucedo, Health Project Coordinator. “Our Tip and Toss Trooper Challenge is a relay game targeted at children who are commonly the members of the family who spend the most time outdoors. We hope they will take what they learn back to their parents and other family members in order to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.”
This free event will feature interactive games for children, health information booths, free Zika prevention kits, demonstrations, and fun for the entire family.
“We want to celebrate this day as a way to show our community not just why preventing diseases is important, but also to show them that these life-saving activities can be fun,” said Flor Puentes, Field Epidemiologist.
There were three travel-associated cases of Zika virus in the El Paso area in 2016. All local Public Health Laboratory testing of expectant mothers for Zika continues to be negative. However, it is important to remember that West Nile virus is endemic to our region. Preventing all mosquito bites is a critical message for residents in our area and especially for those individuals with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, and young children.
In addition to the event, local agencies and organizations may request free Zika presentations by visiting the Speakers Bureau webpage at www.EPHealth.com.
Orangetheory Fitness celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting ceremony and media lunch
EL PASO, Texas — It’s finally here, El Paso! Orangetheory Fitness, the international fitness craze that is helping more than a million clients live a more vibrant and healthier life, will hold its Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening will take place at Orangetheory Fitness’ first El Paso location at La Villita on Mesa, 6801 N. Mesa St., Ste. B-8.
Media are invited to tour the new facility and enjoy a free lunch following the ceremony.
Interviews and b-roll are available. Members of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce and El Paso City Council will be present, along with ownership and management of Orangetheory Fitness Coronado.
Orangetheory Fitness Coronado features the same science-based, trainer-guided workouts that have made the fitness studio an international phenomenon. Orangetheory workouts are backed by science, tracked by technology and inspired by professional fitness coaches. The 60-minute workout is designed to give maximum results and even offers a 30-day results guarantee.
“El Pasoans who have experienced an Orangetheory workout ask me, ‘When are you coming to El Paso?’” said Lorraine Higgins, owner of four more Orangetheory locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. “We are so honored to bring this life-changing brand here. You can feel the excitement around the growth in El Paso – the timing is right.”
Visit orangetheoryfitness.com to sign up to experience a free workout.
WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Media Lunch and Grand Opening
WHERE: Orangetheory Fitness Coronado
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Lost Kingdom Neighborhood Waterpark in Central El Paso
WHO: City of El Paso
WHAT: Groundbreaking ceremony
WHEN: 10:30 A.M. Thursday, April 11, 2019
WHERE: Ross Middle, 6101 Hughey Circle
WHY: ?The City of El Paso is breaking ground on the neighborhood waterpark planned for Central El Paso.
The Lost Kingdom will offer the community a unique water experience based on its Mayan getaway setting that fuels the imagination while offering exhilaration and rejuvenation to visitors.
Waterpark amenities will include: slides, a lazy river, toddler pool, climbing wall, a lap pool, cabanas, concessions and much more to appeal to people of all ages and abilities.
The project is one of several neighborhood waterparks programmed for the community and is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance our quality of life through the creation of recreational, cultural and educational environments.
EPCC Community Open House
The El Paso Community College (EPCC) open its doors to the community as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration in a fun environment for the whole family; music, food, entertainment and information about EPCC careers, registration and the institution in general.
WHAT: EPCC Open House
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Buildings A, B, & C, Cafeteria Annex and Courtyard EPCC Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr.
WHO: EPCC faculty, staff, students and public in general
VISUALS: Creative Kiddie Corner with petting zoo, face painting, jumping balloons
Career and registration information tables with health programs offering blood pressure, glucose and anemia screening
Spring Arts Festival with displays and performances
EPCC focus is completion and increasing graduation rate. EPCC provides academic programs and support services that are clear pathways to skill development, timely degree completion and transfer to a university or gainful employment.
The Ysleta Education Foundation to award 2019 Student Scholarships
El Paso, Texas. On Friday, April 5, 2019, Students will be surprised at the annual Ysleta Education Foundation (YEF) SCHOLARSHIP SWEEP where board members of YEF, YISD Board of Trustees and the Superintendent will go campus to campus and make the announcement of the 2019 scholarship recipients.
Friday, April 5, 2019
Campuses to be visited include:
8:45am Parkland High School Event Center
9:40 Riverside High School Gym
10:15 Ysleta High School Auditorium
11:10 Del Valle High School Library
1:10 Eastwood High School Grand Staircase
1:45 Hanks High School Theater
2:20 Bel Air High School Tartan Theater
3:15 Valle Verde ECHS EPCC Annex
The Foundation is celebrating over 27 years of providing scholarships and has 1,536 awarded scholarships totaling over $3.5 million to students in Ysleta Independent School District. These YISD students represent a broad spectrum of excellence in academics, leadership, and community service. Students are attending and graduating from colleges and universities across the United States. The Ysleta Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that was established in 1992 to provide financial assistance to students in the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD).
For more information, to make a donation, or to contribute to a memorial scholarship contact:
Ysleta Education Foundation 9600 Sims Dr. El Paso, Texas 79925
(915) 434-0505 or visit www.yisd.net/yefscholarships