In 2012, El Paso voters approved $470 million worth of improvements to parks, libraries, museums, the zoo, and downtown.
In May 2014, the first project funded by the bonds was officially opened to the public – a state of the art triple A Ballpark and with it, a new baseball team known as The Chihuahuas.
Mass transportation is also undergoing an overhaul and Sun Metro recently opened up it’s first phase of their Rapid Transit System known as Brio.
El Paso has a vast sky that is home to some of the most amazing sunsets. It’s a city built around the Franklin Mountains, the southernmost point of the Rockies, where every night, a star shines bright in honor of a local person, business or event.
If you happen to meet another El Pasoan outside of El Paso, the conversation will somehow lead to Chico’s Tacos or to Marty Robins song about El Paso and the real Rosa’s Cantina, which is still alive and hopping.
When the El Paso community wants something, they make it happen, and like Texas, in a big way. We wanted a Medical School so we made it happen. El Paso is home to a stand a lone Health Sciences Center, now known as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. It should also be noted that the college of Mines, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso has recently turned 100 years old and is undergoing a major campus transformation to celebrate their centennial.
On average, there are 297 sunny days per year in El Paso, TX. In other words, our amazing weather allows for tons of outdoor activities such as cycling, exploring and rock climbing on a year round basis. The weather is so great that our farmer’s market doesn’t even take a break. Weather-wise October is hands down the best month in El Paso. The Canyons happens to be located at the foot of our Franklin Mountains that are perfect for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.