Wednesday, October 30, 2013

City of El Paso Developing Public Art Master Plan

The City of El Paso’s Public Art Program will hold four meetings next week to get public input on the “role that public art can play in El Paso.” The goal is to develop a Public Art Master Plan for the city.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

UTEP Recycling Rocks in Sun Bowl Project

The project to widen Sun Bowl Drive at the University of Texas at El Paso requires removing some of the natural mountain surface to make room for the new lanes, and the school wants to re-use the crushed rock.

Infill Project Wins Local Architecture Award

A new, multi-family residential structure has garnered an award from the American Institute of Architects, El Paso Chapter, in the category of Design.

The building was an infill project designed by architect Edgar Lopez of local firm In*Situ, who is also owner of the new 4,000 square foot quadruplex on Wheeling Avenue near Scenic Drive.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Newest El Paso Cinemark Theater Now Open

Cinemark has opened its newest theater in El Paso on the far East Side of the city. It's the latest move for the company that has dominated the El Paso theater landscape for years. 

Tornillo Int'l Bridge Nearly Complete... On U.S. Side

The new international bridge at the Tornillo Port of Entry could have been up and running by the end of the year... but construction on the the Mexican portion hasn't even begun.

A six-lane bridge, tollbooths, and inspection facilities are nearly finished, all on the United States side. County Commissioners ok'ed an additional $52,000 for the project this week due to a miscalculation in the amount of embankment material needed.

Spur 1966 Columns Now Sprouting from Parking Lot

Columns that will support Spur 1966, the Schuster extension over Interstate 10, can now be seen coming up from the parking lot floor. 

Across I-10, crews are in the early stages of demolishing the Yandell overpass to make way for the Spur. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bike Share Program Scaled Down, Still Alive

City officials decided to move forward with a smaller bike share program earlier this month after the Texas Dept. of Transportation held back $1.6 million in federal funds.

Triple-A Mascot May be Revealed Today

The wait to find out what El Paso’s Triple-A mascot will be is nearly over. Officials with the team will hold an event at the Plaza Theater on Tuesday, though they won’t disclose the nature of the event which will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, October 21, 2013

New Tax Credit Could Help Downtown Redevelopment

A new Texas law went into affect in June that may give developers a tax credit equal to 25% of the cost to renovate historic buildings.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Insights Museum Could Get a New Home

El Paso's only children's museum closed earlier this year when its former building was demolished to make way for the Downtown baseball stadium. Now, El Paso Independent School officials are poised to allow the museum to open up in the empty Alamo Elementary School building.

Biomedical Symposium Takes Place Oct. 26th

The Biomedical Institute of the Americas will hold its first Biomed symposium later this month to try and spur medical research and innovation in the El Paso region. Organizers hope to help spur innovation by matching doctors with researchers.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Nordstrom Rack Open at 'Fountains'

The first retailer to officially announce a location at the Fountains at Farah on El Paso's East Side finally opened last week. Nordstrom Rack welcomed hundreds of customers into the store as it opened its doors last Thursday.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thousands of Artisan Hotel Items Sold

Thousands of items from the defunct Artisan Hotel were sold last week at an auction set up to clear the structure and help make it ready for coming renovations. The Artisan's owner, Douglas DeSilva of Las Vegas, had packed the hotel will replica hanging art and sculptures in an attempt to revive the long-vacant hotel.