Archive for November, 2009|Monthly archive page

UTEP Snow Day News Bulletin

Hey UTEP students preparing for finals:  The university is closing after 2:30. Click here for the full message. Pass it on, and good luck with finals!


Snow Day!!

Hey, El Paso. Send us your snow day photos and we’ll post them on this blog with a photo credit!


Creative Kids Inc. recognized

Creative Kids Inc. was recently recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts among outstanding programs in arts and healthcare that are “resulting in programs and healthcare environments that are welcoming and uplifting for caregivers, patients, their families, and visitors.” The entry on Creative Kids focused on Project AIM (Arts in Motion),  in which children batting cancer are encouraged to utilize their talents regardless of their limitations.

For more, click here for the National Endowment for the Arts award. Click here for more on Creative Kids.


Suite Print Show at Olo Gallery

Tomorrow night, the Olo Gallery will host the Fall 2009 Suite Print Show to benefit Creative Kids, a non-profit which promotes arts education among local youths. Live screen printing will be held, so grab your tees and head on down.

The Olo Gallery is at 504 San Francisco St. at the Union Plaza.

“When in Rome” screening tonight at UTEP

UTEP was chosen as one of the 30 universities around the country to host a screening  of the new film “When in Rome” starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel.  The film will premiere worldwide on Jan. 29, 2010. The screening will be tonight at 7 p.m. at the UTEP Union Building East on University Ave. Tickets are first come, first serve. For information on tickets, go to

Own that title!


A few weeks ago, deemed El Paso men the ugliest in the nation. It’s even inspired commentary from other cities ranked below El Paso. (Here is one from Mobile, Alabama, titled “Feeling Ugly? Go to El Paso.”)

Now, people of El Paso can own that title with El Chuco Ugly shirts. From their website:

Don’t look in the mirror El Paso men. Total claims you are the ugliest dudes in the country. Represent with one of our shirts. Proceeds go to charity

Their line includes pet bowls, aprons and canvas totes, so you can wear your El Chuco Ugly pride at all times of the day. Or give the El Chuco Ugly pride this holiday season for a good-humored friend.

For more, go to


Attn: El Paso Jay-Z fans

MTV posted a story today about Jay-Z canceling several tour dates, including the one in El Paso.

For more, click here.

Another UTEP student on her way to Miss USA


Rosanne Aguilar was crowned Miss New Mexico on Saturday and is on her way to the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old is a biology major at UTEP and is the second UTEP student to go to the national pageant. UTEP volleyball player Kelsey Moore was crowned Miss Texas earlier this year.

Rosanne’s sister Raelene was crowned Miss New Mexico 2008 and was also a UTEP student.

Next to Nuevo + Hope and Anchor = Love

One of our favorite thrift  stores will join forces with one of our favorite bars for a Friday the 13th event. Bring 13 housewares and get the cute dessert du juor – a complimentary cupcake.

Also, check out the cute ad:


EPPD on Facebook


From their press release:


The El Paso Police Department now has an official “Facebook” page.  The Department realizes that networking websites such as “Facebook” are a great tool for law enforcement to get information out to the community we serve.  Under the philosophy of Community Policing, we are trying to ensure we are able to reach our publics.  A large part of our society is on the web, and we need to ensure we are where our community is.  This “Facebook” page is not replacing our website, but just an additional way the public can reach us and get information.  Our page will include upcoming events, safety tips and will have information on wanted persons and missing persons.