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Field Hospital Retuns to Bliss after first deployment Soldiers assigned to 528th Hospital Center, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, III Corps, U.S. Forces Command greet fellow unit members as they return home to Fort Bliss, Texas, October 23, after a nine month long deployment to Iraq in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. This is the first deployment of a hospital center since the Hospital Force Design Update, took effect in 2017, an action which reorganized and restructured combat support hospitals across the Army.

Free Pet Adoptions for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders and their Families Animal Services hosts third-annual Veterans’ Day adoption event EL PASO, Texas – This Friday through Monday, Animal Services will be holding a “Pets for Vets” adoption event, featuring free pet adoptions for all veterans, active military, first responders and their families. This Veterans’ Day event aims at connecting families with great shelter pets, while also honoring the service of the brave men and women in our community. All adoptions include the animal’s spay/neuter procedure, initial age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip and City license.

EPCC Theater Opens New Season with My Sister In This House El Paso Texas, November 4, 2019– El Paso Community College (EPCC) Theater Ensemble will begin its 2019-20 season with My Sister In This House directed by Ted Karber Jr. Performances will be held November 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8:00 p.m. and November 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. The EPCC Theater Ensemble performs at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Ticket prices are: •General Admission-$15 •Non-EPCC students and Military-$10 •EPCC students, staff and senior citizens-$7 Tickets are available at the door, cash only. The box office opens two hours before each performance.

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This extraordinary drama, produced to acclaim at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and at NYC's Second Stage, tells the story of a celebrated 1930's French murder case, in which two maids, who are sisters, were convicted of murdering their employer and her daughter. This very cinematically structured work explores the motivations which led the sisters to commit murder. An American Sign Language Interpreter will be provided for the November 23 performance. For theater (L-R) Cristy Zermeno as Christine Lutton information, call (915) 831-5056. , Daniela Mendoza as Lea Lutton



Weather 101 By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman

Walking the Sundog? Did you see the Sundog last Sunday? I had to pull off the road and capture this image while I was in the Upper Valley. What you are looking at is high level moisture – ice crystals up in the atmosphere refracting the sunlight. As the sun’s rays passes through the ice crystals it gets bent and spreads out into the various colors. Since the sun’s light is refracted horizontally, the colors always appear to the left or right side of the sun. (You are also seeing contrails from passing jets – the long streaks of jet exhaust spreading out in the sky.) How this phenomenon got the name Sundog I do not know. I found out it’s been around since the 1600’s. I’m under the assumption whomever decided to name this was probably walking around with his dog and decided it was appropriate. If he or she was riding their horse, you get where I’m going.

Weather Trivia: What’s the most snow El Paso ever received in the month of November?

A. 3.5”

B. 6.2”

C. 7.8”

D. 10.6” Answer: C. November 13-14, 1961.

“Doppler" Dave Speelman is the chief meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso. You can watch his forecasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm on ABC-7 (channel 6 cable). If you would like Doppler Dave to address (explain) any weather issues you can email him at








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Holiday Gifting Made Easy Gift ideas for everyone on your list No matter who you’re buying for this year, putting some extra thought into the personality and hobbies of your recipient can help brighten the holiday season. Whether your list is on the shorter side or long and complex, these gift ideas – ranging from a thoughtful card to a flavorful meal or a pretty piece of jewelry to tools for the outdoors or classroom – have you covered. Check those names off your shopping list with even more gift ideas at

A Gift Full of Flavor

If you’re looking for a gift for your food-loving family and friends this holiday season, this is the perfect package. With a sampling of Omaha Steaks favorites – including top sirloins, pork chops, gourmet burgers and filet mignons – the Tasteful Gift combo is guaranteed to please nearly any foodie on your list. Add in potatoes au gratin, caramel apple tartlets and an exclusive seasoning packet and you have a gourmet gift for the holiday season. Find more gift ideas at Continues on next page

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A Splash of Scholarly Style

Any knife is only as good as the sharpness of its blade. This holiday season, get the outdoorsman or chef in your life a helpful tool like the Wicked Edge Go knife sharpener. Made from high-quality, aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel and easy to use for both new and veteran knife sharpeners, it offers guided angle control while sharpening a variety of knives, giving the user choice and control over angle and edge geometry. Find more at

Make math and science a bit more stylish for your student when he or she heads back to school from the holidays. Available in 10 bold colors, the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator is superslim, durable and can last up to one month on one charge. With a multitude of functions, students can use it from middle school math and science all the way through high school and into college – plus, it’s accepted on college entrance exams. Find more at Continues on next page


Get Her a Gift that Wows This holiday season, give her a gift that wows with these sparkling 3-Carat Total Weight Diamond Tennis Bracelets from Helzberg Diamonds. Available in Rose Gold, White Gold and Yellow Gold, these stylish bracelets feature round brilliant-cut diamonds to help make your special someone feel like an MVP. Plus, for a limited time, you can save $1,000 through Dec. 29. Find more holiday gift ideas at

Share Holiday Joy Show friends and family how much they mean to you this holiday season with a Hallmark holiday card. Whether you want to share excitement with those who go all out this time of year or just let someone know he or she is loved, sending a card is a perfect way to show you care. With a variety of cards to choose from, you can find one for everybody on your list. Discover all the ways you can make the holidays brighter at


Creative Gift Ideas for Kids Family Features Few things compare to the joy and excitement on the faces of children on Christmas morning as they rush to the tree in search of packages bearing their names. Though it may seem many of the items on your child’s list require tech savvy, getting back to basics with crafty gifts can allow your kids to explore their artistic sides and foster imaginative play. From options like coloring books and jewelry-making kits to glitter activity sets and color and wash collectibles, there are a variety of present ideas out there meant to get those creative juices flowing. Whether searching for a gift for the animal lover, aspiring scientist or DIYer, you can find gifts to spark your child’s imagination and leave him or her with a colorful, memorable surprise at

Rethink Arts and Crafts Time While many children love to play with glitter, traditional glitter and glue can be messy. This holiday season, opt for a less-mess solution like Crayola Glitter Dots, which are recommended for children 5 or older and available in 13 sparkly colors and three color palettes: classic, tropical and bold. Each innovative dot features a special coating so all the glitter is contained inside and a unique adhesive that sticks to multiple surfaces including paper, wood, felt, papier-mache, fabrics, plastic foam and more. They are available in single packs or as part of larger activity kits that can be used to conceive custom creations as well as keychains, stickers, mosaics, sparkly signs and more.

Customizable Creativity In a matter of minutes, kids can be transported to an imaginative safari where they can create, nurture and collect colorable and washable figures with the Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari, intended for ages 3 and older. Using the included kid-powered Oasis Tub with a slide attachment, kids can wash off their pets, customize their appearance using six different Scribble Scrubbie Ultra Clean Washable Markers and create brand new designs again and again. In addition to the four safari pets included – monkey, elephant, giraffe and lion – additional expansion packs are available that can bring your child’s collection to a total of 12 adorable animals.


A Holiday Roast to Remember Family Features The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, and few things bring people together like an elegant, seasonal meal. Serving up a mouthwatering main dish worth celebrating can elicit rave reviews from your guests and keep them gathered around the table longer, creating lasting memories. Creating a crowd-pleasing holiday centerpiece starts with choosing a flavorful, tender cut of meat. For example, elegant cuts like Chateaubriand (roast-size filet mignon) or Bone-In Frenched Rib Roast from Omaha Steaks, a leading provider of premium beef and gourmet foods, can serve as the focal point of a memorable meal. Flash-frozen to capture freshness and flavor at their peak, you can select a roast hand-cut and carved by an expert butcher and have it delivered directly to your door. Simple to prepare and easy to carve, all you need to do is sea-

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son (or marinate) and roast before serving alongside a wine-infused sauce like Red Pepper Cranberry Sauce or Apricot and White Wine Glaze.

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Red Pepper Cranberry Sauce Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Yield: 2 cups 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium red bell peppers, finely diced 1 cup red wine 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 6 tablespoons dried cranberries 6 tablespoons dried currants 1/4 teaspoon salt Heat medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and diced red pepper; saute 3-5 minutes. Add red wine, red wine vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, cranberries, currants and salt. Bring mixture to boil then turn temperature to low and simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid is mostly evaporated and thickened. Bring to room temperature before serving alongside holiday roast. Note: Red Pepper Cranberry Sauce can be made up to 3 days in advance.


Whiskey Marinated Holiday Roast

Apricot and White Wine Glaze

Prep time: 45 minutes-1 hour, plus 48-72 hours thawing time Cook time: 2-3 1/2 hours Total time: 4 days Yield: 4-6 servings Marinade: 4 ounces water 2 ounces whiskey 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 cups white wine 2/3 cup white wine vinegar 3/4 cup apricot jam 2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds 2 tablespoons brown mustard seeds 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 3/4-1 teaspoon chili flakes

Roast: 2 pound chateaubriand or 4 pound bone-in frenched prime rib roast, thawed completely (allow 48-72 hours) 1package Omaha Steaks Private Reserve Rub To make marinade: In large, re-sealable bag, mix water, whiskey and baking soda. To make chateaubriand: Place roast in bag and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes. Remove roast from marinade. Discard marinade. Season roast with rub 12-18 hours before cooking and leave uncovered in refrigerator overnight. When ready to cook, heat oven to 225 F. Place roast on elevated rack in roasting pan. Roast 2 hours, or until roast reaches internal temperature between 120-125 F.

Bone-in Frenched Prime Rib Roast

Let roast rest 30-45 minutes. Broil on high 2 inches from broiler, 4 minutes on one side then flip and broil 2 minutes on other side, or until brown crust uniformly covers roast. To make bone-in frenched prime rib roast: Place roast in bag and marinate in refrigerator 45 minutes. Remove roast from marinade. Discard marinade. Season roast with rub 12-18 hours before cooking and leave uncovered in refrigera-

tor overnight. When ready to cook, heat oven to 225 F. Place roast on elevated rack in roasting pan. Roast 3 hours and 15 minutes, or until roast reaches internal temperature between 120-125 F. Let roast rest 30-45 minutes. Broil on high 2 inches from broiler, 4 minutes on one side then flip and broil 2 minutes on other side, or until brown crust uniformly covers roast.

In medium saucepan over medium heat, combine white wine, white wine vinegar, apricot jam, mustard seeds, salt and garlic. Bring to boil then turn to low and simmer 25 minutes, or until reduced by one-third. Remove from heat and stir in chili flakes. Reheat or bring to room temperature to use as glaze or serve as sauce for holiday ham. Note: Apricot and White Wine Glaze may be prepared up to 3 days in advance.


Holiday Prep: The Fashion To-Do List By Sharon Mosley As the holidays rush to greet us, so does the round of celebrations. Time to put the ghosts and goblins behind you and start feeling thankful for bountiful blessings. It's never too early to plan ahead. Here are a few reminders to get you in a festive mood so there's plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the season.

-- Write it down. As soon as you put it on your calendar, it's on your radar. If you've worn the same black sequined dress for the last few years to the office party, it may be time to invest in a few new party pieces. Separates may be your best bet. Slinky satin pants in skinny silhouettes or a pair of wideleg silk trousers are both a good start to a mixand-match holiday wardrobe, especially when topped off with velvet jackets or metallic tunics. -- Shop smart. When you make that list of gifts to buy and venture out to the malls or your favorite boutique -- or even online -- shop early. There are already plenty of deals and steals out there for the early birds.

And let's face it, when you're shopping for other people, you can also shop for yourself. We all do it, so shop smart and add a few things to your own holiday list. Only Santa has to know!

-- Scope out the unusual. Don't forget that there are lots of unique places to shop. With the '70s trending in fashion, charity stores and vintage markets are the perfect places to find interesting retro finds, especially accessories. A touch of the bohemian vibe may be just the way to glam up the holiday fashion scene. Sparkly pins are all the rage this year ... and you can often find them at bargain prices.

-- Don't forget the small stuff. Sometimes it's not the party outfit or the gifts for the nephews and nieces that put us over the edge in the holiday rush; it's the little things like hostess gifts, office exchanges or neighborhood drop-ins. Put these gifts on your shopping list, too. These gifts can be bought in multiples all year long -- scarves, candles,

soaps, lotions, etc. Create an extra stash of last-minute gifts that you can easily grab and go.

-- Make appointments early. How many times do we wake up to find our hair is suddenly out of control? Or our nail polish is barely hanging on? During the holidays, it's even more important to think ahead and schedule hair and nail appointments before stylists are booked. Ditto for pants or skirts that need hemming or shoes that need refurbishing. And if you are ordering clothes or shoes online, consider buying several sizes in order to avoid lengthy delays when waiting on returns.

-- Keep it simple. It may be easier said than done during the holiday season, when frantic is often the word of the day, but if you can get ahead of the rush, you'll have more time to enjoy the real reason for celebrating with your family and friends ... no matter what you're wearing. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM

Think ahead and buy fashion separates to mix and match for holiday parties. Aleha velvet halter blouse, jacket and feathered skirt from Anthropologie.


Now Showing Last Christmas

Doctor Sleep

Release Dates November 08, 2019 Rating PG-13 Runtime 103 min Genre Comedy, Romance Cast Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, Henry Golding Director Paul Feig Synopsis Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Her last date with disaster? That of having accepted to work as Santa's elf for a department store. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

Release Dates November 08, 2019 Rating R Runtime 152 min Genre Horror Cast Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Jacob Tremblay Director Mike Flanagan Synopsis Years following the events of "The Shining," a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children.


Playing With Fire

Release Dates November 08, 2019 Rating PG-13 Runtime 138 min Genre Action, Drama, History Cast Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore Director Roland Emmerich Synopsis The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Release Dates November 08, 2019 | Rating PG Runtime 96 min Genre Comedy Cast John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer, Christian Convery, Tyler Mane, Finley Rose Slater Director Andy Fickman Synopsis When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitting. As their lives, jobs and depot get turned upside down, the three men soon learn that children -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable.


week 11/10 - 11/16

By Holiday Mathis

Rare Mercury Retrograde Crossing Yes, some of the stars we see in the telescope are already dead, and yet we can wonder at them as freshly as if they were shining in a youthful glory. Another phenomenon that can be seen through a telescope this week involves Mercury's rare retrograde crossing over the face of the Scorpio sun. The experience of even the most substantial and significant things doesn't necessarily relate to their actuality. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Anything can become toxic if you get too much of it. Fresh water, sunshine, even mildness and moderation itself has its dangerous levels. This week is about resetting and recalibrating in the name of detoxification. You'll be wise to choose one area to focus on at a time such as technology or finance. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a perspective you can only find by way of your past experience, history and beliefs. Then there's another perspective you can only find by way of your imagination. This week's actions will seek to bridge and blend those perspectives, creating a rather optimistic and magical way of seeing things. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You want to be on someone's side. However, you won't get there until you know that the person can be trusted. This is only wise. The test will occur over time. The person must make good on a series of small commitments before you'll risk anything big, like your friendship, time, money or heart. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Writing what's

on your heart will heal you -- not on the first page or even the 10th, but eventually, and sooner than you think. The quality of concentration you must bring to such an endeavor promotes self-appreciation and knowledge, which is exactly what's needed for your restoration. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Keeping the mind clear of false notions is totally impossible for us mere mortals, as we stumble along this plane with our limited senses and logic. Those who at least quest for truth have a much better chance at finding more of it than those who don't. Brilliant moments will be born of your desire for accuracy and honesty. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Beliefs have a way of acting on you whether you know about them or not. You have beliefs you are not even aware of until you see the evidence they build to make themselves known to you. When real life gets baffling, it's usually because of a subconscious belief that wants to be known and checked. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). More than reflection, meditation, reading or any sort of spiritual agenda, it is interacting in the world that teaches you what is inside you. The new people you meet will show you different parts of yourself. It's nothing they do; it's just a natural reaction to who they are. If you're not meeting new people, then you're missing out. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Holding onto anger is the same as holding on to anything

hot. It either hurts or will hurt. There are many ways to release anger, so there's no reason to choose one that's difficult, harmful or involved. There's an elegance to this week as you keep most things simple, especially the processing of emotions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The best thing you can do for yourself is to cast your life well. Of course, you can't choose your family, but you can decide which to be close to. Work is tricky in that way, too, but you'll find when you have the intention of surrounding yourself with good people, there's always a way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's as though you've entered a real-life obstacle course designed specifically to help you evolve. You'll learn with each new problem you tackle. The knowledge you gain won't all be logical. Some has to do with the body. More will pertain to the soul and will be of a nature that is impossible to put into words. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You've contributed in ways that did not seem appreciated, but people sometimes take longer to process things. You won't get to see it when

they reach a new maturity level that allows them to retroactively understand and admire what has happened, but you'll be very well-thought-of. Keep doing the right thing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Respect must always be earned. Those who seem to give it automatically to strangers are usually responding to social training. They show good manners as they inwardly make up their minds about what they really think and who they really trust. You'll come to know and respect someone new this week. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Love in its many forms is alive and well in your life this solar year. You will do projects with your true equals -- people who do not require your obedience or conformity and who welcome your challenges on all levels. Your optimism and stellar attitude make you a treasure to an organization for which you will be paid in more ways than one. Your family needs you to be the one to bring people together. New hobbies will be a significant part of your leisure life, which will mix nicely with work. Write holiday Mathis at COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM


2020 Lexus LC 500 – the best from the Best By Christopher A. Randazzo speed automatic transmission connected to the rear wheels. Just glance at the LC 500 and you know you're looking at something special. It's a very contemporary design with sleek bodywork that includes flush door handles and a floating roofline. Up front is probably the largest iteration of the familiar Lexus spindle grille, while in the rear, the taillights seem to disappear into the trim when they are not on. From just about every angle it's a gorgeous car - and one that easily gets noticed, just like a supermodel on the red carpet.

Lexus is known for its luxurious cars and SUVs that it builds. So a car like the LC 500 should really come as no surprise. But the LC is so extreme from a brand that has been mostly conservative in the vehicles it produces; it's considered by many as a halo car for the luxury automaker. Starting from the LF-LC concept car back in 2012, it took six years for it to reach production as the LC 500 in 2018. Look back at the original concept car and you'll see the LC re-

tains nearly every styling cue and aspect from them LF-LC - something that rarely happens. Built on the platform as the LS 500 sedan, the LC 500 is a luxury sport coupe that shares many components from the brands flagship vehicle. But one thing it doesn't share from the LS is its powertrain. Instead, the LC turns to its high-performance siblings, the RC F and the GS F and utilizes the same 5.0 liter V8 that produces 472 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, all of which is routed through a 10-

Inside, the glamour continues. Door panels are draped in Alcantara and have unique door handles that seem to come out of nowhere. There is ultra soft leather everywhere and all the switches and dials are done in metal - no cheap plastics to be found anywhere. This doesn't look or feel like a car interior, but more like an art exhibit. Approach and unlock the LC and the door handles pop out for you to grab. Even before sitting in the extremely comfortable seats, there is no denying this is something special. Fire up the V8 and hear the calm, but slight snarl of the 8 cylinders exploding in front of

you. Accelerating through the 10 gears, it's easy to appreciate the engine. It revs effortlessly and the louder it gets, the more wonderful it sounds. There are no turbos or superchargers to disrupt the flow, just pure naturally aspirated power. It's almost old-school technology, but in a modern way. Five driving modes let you dial in exactly how you want your journey to be - from Eco to Comfort to S Sport +, the LC 500 will meet all your driving moods. As impressive as the LC 500 is, it isn't without its faults. First, controlling the infotainment system with the touchpad by dragging your finger around - is literally a drag. In other Lexus vehicles, using the touchpad could be minimized, as many controls also had a physical button on the dash. With the LC500, nearly everything must be controlled using the touchpad. Second, in my time with the car, I only found one cupholder - and it wasn't very good. Obviously, a luxury experience like the LC 500 doesn't come cheap. But compared to the competition, some would say the LC 500 is a bargain. To read the complete article

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