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FEBRUARY 2020 VOLUME 90

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IN THIS ISSUE: BEAUTY … 82

HIS PREROGATIVE … 84

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Dr. David F. Jimenez THE STARS ALIGN AT EL PASO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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Simulation-Based Teaching and Learning in Medicine

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Know any amazing doctors?

You can read about Dr. David Jimenez at El Paso Children’s Hospital, who is pioneering

Happy New Year, and speaking of the new year, I’m

a pediatric neurosurgery program for treating

reminded that many of my annual medical check-ups are

infants with congenital conditions on page 20.

due. I’m also reminded every time I look in the mirror,

You’ll also learn more about the simulation

noticing the ticking of life’s clock, how important checkups

labs affiliated with Texas Tech Health Sciences

are for preventative health issues. As a society in general,

Center, which are preparing nursing and

we’re paying more attention to our cholesterol levels, our

medical students by mimicking a real hospital

sugar levels (we seem to have a high risk of diabetes in

environment.

our area), testosterone and estrogen levels, and hopefully

boundaries that they wouldn’t be able to in a

to every other potential age-related risk. I am constantly

real-life environment (pg. 31).

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putting together my network of medical providers with whom I trust. It took me more than a decade to assemble

What does this all mean? It means that the

a team that I not only trust but also found affable enough

future of medicine in El Paso is reassuring that we can

to want to make the visits.

remain at home for treatments, rather than make costly out-of-town trips for care.

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DR. DAVID F. JIMENEZ M.D., F.A.C.S.

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n academic at heart and pioneering neurosurgeon

any other time, the stars might not have aligned as

by trade, Dr. David F. Jimenez, holds a

such. Today, Dr. Jimenez serves as their Director

promising vision of building a nationally-

of Pediatric Neurosurgery and is already making

recognized pediatric neurosurgery program at El

monumental strides.

Paso Children’s Hospital—his gift to our city. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Jimenez came to the

He graduated from Temple University School of

Sun City less than a year ago from San Antonio, TX

Medicine in Philadelphia, PA in 1985, followed by

at a rather unexpected time. He says of the move,

training at Temple University Hospital, including

“In life, it’s all about timing … the stars align. I got

an internship in general surgery, a residency

to the point that I said, ‘I’m ready for something.’”

in neurosurgery, a post as Neurosurgery Chief

That “something” was either to retire to an island

Resident and a subsequent fellowship in pediatric

in the Caribbean, or simply remain in San Antonio

neurosurgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

and establish a private practice. It was during

at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, NY in

this time that Dr. Jimenez was approached by

1992. Dr. Jimenez has wholeheartedly devoted a

El Paso Children’s Hospital to initiate a pediatric

large part of his career to academia—throughout his

neurosurgery program. He explains that the timing

time writing textbooks on endoscopic neurosurgery

was “just perfect,” pointing out that had it been at

and a myriad of published works in various


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prestigious scholarly journals, Dr. Jimenez has also built an equally solid foundation in clinical practice as a visionary pediatric neurosurgeon. This brings us to his specialty for treating craniosynostosis, and the innovative minimally-invasive surgeries that he pioneered to treat infants with this congenital condition. As explained, the skull is comprised of several plates of bone that are separated by sutures, or fibrous joints, found between the bony plates in the head. As an infant grows, the sutures close and the bones fuse, forming a solid piece of bone. Craniosynostosis occurs when one or more of the sutures close too early, leading to problems with normal brain and skull growth. This premature closing also causes pressure to build inside of the head, and the skull to dramatically change in size and appearance.

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The vast expertise that Dr. Jimenez brings to

appointments, he also established the city’s

The agenda’s success will continue the

El Paso Children’s Hospital now means that

first Center for Neurosurgical Endoscopy at

upward mobility of El Paso, while serving

infants who once traveled for these corrective

University Hospital in 2006, following the

our region at an unprecedented level of care.

surgeries are now able to remain here in El

creation of his minimally-invasive surgeries

This February, El Paso Children’s Hospital

Paso, in their homes and with their families.

to treat craniosynostosis. In fact, with over

will celebrate its eight-year anniversary and

In fact, there is now an influx of patients who

800 patients treated, Dr. Jimenez is also

more importantly, its ability to withstand

travel here from other parts of the nation, and

recognized as having the most experience in

its prior operational challenges through

even the globe, to enlist his care. This has not

treating craniosynostosis in the world.

newfound leadership and growth. In just the short time that Dr. Jimenez has been in

only put El Paso Children’s Hospital on the map in this area of expertise—it also fastens

As both an internationally-recognized academic

El Paso, he asserts, “There is no question

his vision for building a nationally-acclaimed

and a pioneer for his innovative craniosynostosis

this is where I need to be,” pointing to not

pediatric neurosurgery program. That vision

surgical techniques, Dr. Jimenez has culminated

only his far-reaching vision for the hospital,

is bolstered by his proven track record

a patient following that has put him as one in

but to his immediate affection for our

in Columbia, MO, where he established

the forefront of pediatric neurosurgery. This has

city and its people. Just as he eloquently

the first Craniofacial Center that became

become the current driving force behind the

attributes his move to the alignment of the

the country’s second busiest program for

agenda for El Paso Children’s Hospital to build

stars, the Sun City shines brighter with Dr.

cranial cases during the early 2000s. Aside

a robust pediatric neuroscience program that

Jimenez as El Paso Children’s Hospital’s

from serving nearly 15 years as a professor

will incorporate other high-demand pediatric

very own star physician.

in the Department of Neurosurgery at the

specialties, invest in cutting-edge equipment

University of Texas School of Medicine at

and develop and retain local talent to address the

San Antonio, in tandem with various hospital

needs of our growing city.

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imulation labs are designed with

resources for the campus, and also allowed

this allows them to be more safely prepared

the intent to provide an immersive

for a more cohesive share of knowledge and

for delivering care. “Studies suggest that

learning experience to all who use

resources within the community.

two or three times as much learning can occur in the simulator lab as would occur

them. The healthcare simulation

labs on campus at Texas Tech University of

The healthcare simulation center mimics that

in a standard clinical shift … we’re able to

Health Sciences Center began in 2009 to assist

of a real hospital environment, where faculty

get more effective and efficient education

with the medical curriculum, and expanded

members are able to design immersive

in critical thinking and technical skills,” says

with the creation of the nursing school and

simulation sessions that prepare students

Dr. Scott Crawford, Director for the Training

graduate medical education for residents. This

and graduate learners for improved and

and

past year, the major programs on campus came

safer care. One of the goals of simulation

Simulation. In the simulation lab, learners are

together to create a single united simulation

is to improve the readiness of students

allowed to test boundaries and trial things in

program and center that has now been named

and graduate learners to go straight into

a way that they wouldn’t be able to in a care

TECHS—the Training and Educational Center

clinical practice and training, with the

environment. They can do so safely while

for Healthcare Simulation. It increased the

exact equipment and settings they would

seeing the results of their actions.

availability of equipment, space, staff and

encounter in their first clinical environment—

To provide the type of state-of-the-art

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education dedicated to improving critical

of simulations—multiple casualties, multiple

thinking

means

injuries all at once. Unfortunately on August

the need for a unique set of tools. These

3, when that tragedy struck this city, a lot of

tools come in the form of sophisticated

what I had learned in those simulation labs

mannequins that are capable of reproducing

went into the preparation of helping all those

physiologic

and

technical

training

healthcare

patients that showed up at UMC that day.

simulation lab has mannequins that come in

So I know personally, for me, going through

all shapes and sizes, with specific abilities—

the steps of how to treat a trauma patient or

pediatric, childbirth and those with the ability

large volume of trauma patients, I felt more

to blink, cough, reassess pulses and respond

comfortable being in the hospital on that

to therapy and highly realistic test training.

day doing what I could to help make sure

Although the department has an excellent

patients were getting the health care they

relationship with the industry, the immersive

needed. I can only venture to say that those

tools come at a significant cost. “We’ve been

simulation labs helped the faculty practice

very fortunate that we’ve been supported by

what to do in that situation.”

responses.

The

the community and the campus to be able to deliver these activities,” Dr. Crawford states.

In addition to the expertise and skill of the clinical instructors, is a robust and

Third-year medical student Christian Castro

dedicated team of simulation professionals

explains, “What I think the community can

that work with the clinical care providers.

take from this is the benefits that sprout

They ensure the simulations delivered are

directly from having something like this in this

realistic, accurate and draw learners in to

area. One of the things that the simulation

share their knowledge and grow their skills.

labs do very well are large, high flow type

As an accredited simulation center, they are

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also able to offer training and expertise for other educators in addition to the education they provide for students. Similarly, the simulation lab provides training for all levels of healthcare providers and has a contract to provide training for the US Border Patrol, as well as providing training for recertifications in ACLs—advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Looking towards the future, Dr. Crawford states, of

“We’re

creating

looking

at

better

interprofessional

ways training

opportunities, so each program figures how they work with all the other specialties. Interprofessional education expects learners to learn with, about, and from one another to gain a better perspective for how they fit into the larger healthcare context and understand their role in a larger healthcare delivery system.”

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Dr. Martha Manquero-Butler As a young medical student in Mexico, Dr. Martha Manquero-Butler, a family medicine physician trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, was inspired by what science can do for the human being. Focusing on geriatric care for almost 20 years, started her private practice, New Light Primary Care, in 2010. Her practice encompasses nursing home care, hospital, clinic, and house calls to over 850 home-bound patients. Implementing faith into her practice is important. “There is no way my team could have gone this far without our faith in God. Our focus is the frail people in our community. Going back to the basics of care and seeing the patient as a whole, acknowledging a soul in their frail body, makes you feel that it is always an extraordinary time to be in the field of medicine and help in any way you can. We have to remember that the way we feel inside also affects our health,” Martha explains. Dr. Manquero-Butler is going above and beyond to continue to serve the community, and working tirelessly, Martha is dividing her practice and turning the home-bound portion into a nonprofit—San Jose Moscati Medical Home, and will focus on continuing to provide care in the comfort of the patient’s home without worrying about the ability to pay and expand services not covered by insurances. She exemplifies this will be a way of community helping community. Referrals come from hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, and word of mouth. “Our team feels blessed to help our community and that’s what it’s all about. With God all things are possible,” Martha says.

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Discover WILLPORT and WILLPORT TRUST

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WILLPORTTRUST | By: LADONNA APODACA |

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orn and raised in the southwestern enclave of El Paso, Texas, Doris Hagans Schwartz grew up on the west side of town, the youngest of three children and the daughter of educators. Her father was a decorated retired military officer who later went on to become a

professor, and her mother had a lengthy tenure at El Paso High that spanned over 40 years. Doris graduated from the rivaling High School of Coronado, attended UT Austin for her basics then transferred back to El Paso, where she earned a degree in business and accounting from UTEP. Shortly thereafter, Doris started a family of her own and began her professional career as an accountant with KPMG, a Big Four Accounting firm. It was during her time with the firm that the foundation was laid for what was to become a thriving career as a businesswoman and entrepreneur. Her border experience moved her to San Diego in her late 20s where she started a firm, known as Schwartz and Associations, Inc.—which for 23 years specialized in debt and equity restructuring and pension fund investment to Mexican Industrial and Housing developers. Together, with Goldman Sachs, they launched the first Mexico Housing IPO. During those ensuing years as an executive, Doris never lost contact with her hometown. Since her mother’s retirement, return trips home were a frequent part of her agenda. At one point, however, when her mother turned 80, it was determined that it was time to move Grandma to San Diego and into the family home. For the next 15 years, Doris found that she had the personal task of assisting her mother with the sending of countless gifts and cards to all of the 15 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Holidays and birthdays meant at least 30 gifts and cards each year. A daunting task to say the least! During this time, Doris thought, “Wouldn’t life be so much easier if there was a way to electronically plan and execute all of this gift giving? It would be so easy,” she thought, “if in one day you can schedule the delivery of personalized

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“If in one day you can schedule the delivery of personalized greeting cards, money and gifts to arrive to friends and family on time … every time … then no one would ever have to miss an important date again.”

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greeting cards, money and gifts to arrive

with attached gifts and memories. You

to friends and family on time … every time

can electronically send your inheritance

… then no one would ever have to miss an

to beneficiaries over many years. This will

important date again.”

assist in mitigating probate and streamline a very antiquated process.

It was living through this responsibility that created the idea that was to become WILLPORT.

WILLPORTtrust is partnering with Banks to launch the TRUST in early 2021.

Recently launched nationwide via the App Store and Google Play, WILLPORT is currently

Introspectively, Doris laments that El Paso

the first app of its kind that easily and securely

has continued to play a great part in her

sends gifts and cards to family and friends.

success as friends, family members and

Later this year, app users will be able to

investors have believed in the concept of

schedule and send instant peer-to-peer cash

WILLPORT since day one. Judi Stertzer

transfers to family and friends as well.

Paulino, also an El Paso native, has been with Doris’ organization for 23 years and continues

As a complement to the WILLPORT app,

to play a key role in the company as a project

WILLPORTtrust will soon be added to Doris’

manager and member of the company’s

portfolio as the first Deployment Retirement

development team. Overall, the success of

Trust of its kind, built using blockchain

WILLPORT has been about vision, teamwork,

technology—which allows for the electronic

timing and the delivery of a product to the

scheduling

market for which there clearly is a need.

and

transferring

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Mindfulness for

| By: GRACE THE PSYCHIC LADY |

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ast rolo gy

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he Law of Attraction is the belief

is when the body is at DIS-ease with itself.

that positive or negative thoughts

The most common mental thought patterns

bring correlating experiences into

that may cause disease in the body are anger,

one’s life. This is especially true

resentment, and guilt.

“See it through the expert eye”

with our health. For example, have you ever felt like you were coming down with

Louise L. Hay, the founder of Hay House,

a cold and said to yourself: “I can’t get sick

believed there is a mental cause to physical

right now I have to work”- and you find that

disease after healing herself from advanced

you were able to fend off the bug? Or told

cervical cancer. She believed that long held

yourself you are feeling sick, only to find

emotions from sexual abuse as a young child

yourself in bed for a week?

had attributed to her disease. She credits her healing to working through the long-held

The mind is probably the most powerful tool

feelings of anger, pain and hurt caused to her

we have and has the ability to manifest our

as a child, and lived to the age of 90. In her

inner thoughts, dreams, or fears. If you go

best-selling book Heal Your Body, she lists

around thinking negative thoughts you will

many diseases, their cause mentally, then

attract this energy into your life and the same

she adds an affirmation to help heal the body.

holds true if you think positive thoughts. In today’s world, cancer seems to be rampant You are the master of your own mind and

and if we take a moment and look at how we

what you were taught at an early age can

live, and how this effects our well-being, this

affect how you view the world. Were you

may be one factor in the rise of cancer. Years

told not to talk to strangers, and that the

ago, the leading causes of death were heart

world is a cruel place? Or perhaps it was

disease, cancer, and diabetes. The number

instilled in you that people were friendly and

one cause of death in today’s world is stress.

the world was a safe place? Life experiences

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shape and mold our outlook on life.

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Prostate Health Prudence is Pivotal | By: DR. NEHA SHARMA |

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ptimal prostate health is extremely vital for baby boomers. The

Currently, most cases of prostate cancer are identified by screening

two most common disease processes that the baby boomers

in asymptomatic men. Some of the most common symptoms

have to be cognizant about, are benign prostatic hyperplasia

include: urinary retention, blood in urine and back pain. However,

(BPH) and prostate cancer.

unlike BPH, physical examination alone cannot differentiate prostate cancer from any other prostatic conditions. The gold standard for

BPH is an age associated prostate gland enlargement in men. As the

establishing the diagnosis is via a biopsy. The American Cancer

enlargement occurs, the prostate may constrict the flow of urine. Some

Society recommends that men decide whether to be screened for

of the most common symptoms of BPH include: urinary frequency,

prostate cancer based on a detailed discussion of the risks

urinary urgency, frequent need to urinate at night, difficulty initiating

and benefits of screening with their physician.

the urinary stream, incomplete bladder emptying and straining. The diagnosis of BPH can often be suggested on the basis of the history alone. One of the main diagnostic modalities include the digital rectal examination (DRE). Though uncomfortable, the exam is an integral part of a routine physical in older men, especially when BPH is suspected. Other diagnostic tests include a complete analysis of urine and evaluation of kidney function. One test that is worth mentioning here is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA). It is important to note that BPH does not cause prostate cancer. However, men at risk for BPH are also at risk for prostate cancer and should be screened accordingly. Unfortunately, the screening

This week: man up. get cheked.

guidelines associated with PSA are extremely controversial and the test should only be done at the discretion of your physician.

At present, the recommended age to start screening is 50 years for men at average risk and 40 or 45 years of age for African Americans

The good news is, that BPH is a treatable condition. There are multiple

and men who have had a first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate

pharmacologic agents that can treat the condition. Furthermore, there

cancer before age 65. The recommended age for men with several

are also surgical options if medical treatment fails.

first-degree relatives who had prostate cancer at an early age is 40.

The second prostate condition that can affect baby boomers is

Standard treatment for localized prostate cancer include surgery and

prostate cancer. It is the most common noncutaneous cancer in men

radiation. Unfortunately, metastatic prostate cancer is rarely curable

in the United States. An estimated one in six white men and one in

and the management usually involves palliative care.

five African-American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The likelihood of diagnosis increases with age.

Ultimately, vigilance is key to maintaining prostate health. With

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“MitraClip is a less invasive procedure for patients suffering from mitral regurgitation who are too high-risk for traditional open heart surgery,” said Dr. Mulukutla. “Likewise, TAVR is a minimally invasive way to replace a patient’s narrowed aortic

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valve, and we were the first to provide this option to the civilian population. This is game-changing for our patients.” or years, if El Pasoans needed new or more complex cardiac

Part of the reason these procedures were not available in El

care procedures, they had to travel to a larger city like Houston or

Paso previously, explained Dr. Assi, was not only the need

Dallas, with hospitals and specialists who could perform them.

for doctors and specialists with the training to perform them but for hospitals with the program and equipment in place to

February is Heart Month and there are exciting changes

handle these cases.

happening in the cardiac care field in El Paso. Some of the latest treatments now available at The Hospitals of Providence

“This has been years in the making to create this level of cardiac

Sierra Campus are MitraClip, the Watchman Device and

care and a structural heart program,” said Rob J. Anderson,

Transcatheter

These

chief executive officer for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra

advanced and less invasive heart procedures are part of the

Campus. “We are proud to be the leader in structural heart

comprehensive, structural heart program offered by the Sierra

procedures in addition to open heart surgeries for El Paso

Campus—dedicated to providing treatment alternatives to

and the surrounding area. This is about a commitment to our

open heart surgery for patients with structural heart disease.

community and to our patients to provide them the heart care

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they need right here.” Dr. Edward Assi and Dr. Chalam Mulukutla, interventional cardiologists, and their team of cardiac specialists are among

In 2019 the Sierra Campus structural heart team performed

some of El Paso’s best and brightest helping to bring these

several of these new procedures, marking many firsts for the

new, lifesaving and much needed procedures to El Paso.

El Paso community and reducing the number of patients who have to leave town for treatment. The Sierra Campus was

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also recognized in 2019 as one of only 10 hospitals in the nation to earn the HeartCare designation by the American College of Cardiology, recognizing their commitment to high-quality cardiovascular care. “This is an extraordinary step for us in heart care because many patients may not have the health or the means to travel for these procedures,” says Dr. Assi. “We now have options for our patients and are committed to continue expanding these services.” And the difference is huge, because these procedures offer minimally invasive options for patients who are too high-risk for traditional open-heart surgery. “With minimally invasive procedures, like MitraClip or Watchman, patients often only require a short stay in the hospital and are back to their normal lives shortly thereafter,” said Dr. Mulukutla. “Our goal is to get them back to the life they love.”

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kindividuality provides for all your needs, as a premier skincare clinic with over six years of non-invasive therapeutic methods for skin rejuvenation. Blanca Doyle, the woman behind it all, is an El Pasoan through and

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as a national connect sales manager. Through

As a school teacher back in the 1900s, she

a friend’s recommendation, she looked into

also managed her husband’s funeral home

plastic surgeons and the new up-and-coming

in Juárez, on top of raising four children.

devices. Blanca approached it from a sales

Blanca states, “She is the heart of El Paso,

background and went back to school to become

but during the summer she would travel all

a licensed medical rep for the technology.

over the world, and one of her favorite cities

However, upon learning about radiofrequency

was Manhattan … she romanticized it for

and all of its medical benefits, she fell in love.

me. I remember thinking how I was going

“The more I was working with doctors, they

to move to New York at some point in my

weren’t adapting it because it does require

life … I idealized it.” Having made her first

a professional practice and not so much just

move to New York for an internship, she later

clinical training.” She started her practice

returned when she married. During the time

six-and-a-half years ago and has garnered

she had children, Blanca left her job to focus

success through a referral basis. Ever since

on raising her family.

her start, Blanca has always had some form of a celebrity client. In the last 18 months, they

When it came to entering the workforce

began flying her to LA to help them prepare for

again around seven years ago, Blanca was

a live audience or to make sure they don’t have

unsure of what she was going to do. She

inflammation while on set.

had a background in marketing and media,

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February, 2020 At her clinic in New York, Blanca has a very diverse client base. She works with men, women, teens who want help with acne, elderly clients who want to feel good and many others. In terms of using radiofrequency, the application feels like a warm massage as it conducts energy from the inside out. The TriPollar device allows Blanca to work with it as her tool, and not merely as a way to heat the tissue. She can focus on how she warms the tissue and manipulates it with her hands, while being precise in the things she wants to do. “We want the muscle to be pliable, so it prevents lines forming on the face in the future. We will stimulate the production of healthy collagen and the skin will essentially perform younger,” Blanca explains. “This is what separates me from plastic surgery and dermatologists.” She also makes it a point to have a consultation to determine whether her services are a good fit or not. Blanca then customizes the

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| By: EDDIE GUZMAN |

his past February The El Paso Zoo decided

to take a new approach to celebrating

Valentine’s Day. They decided to do away with

the traditional, clichéd flowers, balloons and

candy in favor of a gift better suited to their animals, as well to some of the broken hearts of the world. To a meerkat, nothing quite says “romantic dinner” like crunchy, freeze-dried Madagascar hissing cockroaches. For the zoo’s “Quit Bugging Me” promotion, the public was asked to christen a cockroach with the name of a former significant other so that the insect could be eaten by either a meerkat, macaque, or any other resident that may enjoy an extra snack. A tiny

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bit petty but tons of fun; the brainchild of the zoo’s event coordinator and self-proclaimed “cockroach queen,” Sarah Borrego turned a silly idea into a great way for these animals to receive some extra enrichment; a tasty bonus to accompany their normal diet. The roach does not simply act as a treat but offers animals a bit of a challenge in terms of getting through the tough outer exterior. Zoo animals are regularly given enrichment to entertain and enhance their stays at the

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diets in containers that require animals to put in more effort to receive their meal, or even hide portions around an exhibit. This ensures the animal, whether it be an Asian elephant or a meerkat, are mentally and physically stimulated. However, there is a limit to the amount of roaches that even a hungry mob of meerkats can consume. Initially zoo staff expected a handful of responses; a few folks that wanted to join in on the gag. Instead, the zoo’s inbox was swarmed with submissions of names belonging to ex-boyfriends, girlfriends, and anybody that left a bad taste in someone else’s mouth. Responses flooded in immediately and not just from El Paso. Over 6,000 names from across North America, Australia, South Africa, Spain and all over the United Kingdom were given so that cockroaches could be

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used as surrogates for a particularly bad ex. The promotion garnered attention from news stations across the country, The BBC, and was even deemed notable enough to be mentioned on NBC’s Saturday Night Live during their “Weekend Update” skit. Host, Colin Jost, commenting, “yeah, that’ll show them,” in reference to the notion of people seeing this as anything more than a goof. The writers over at SNL may have made a valid point in their criticism but they clearly did not see the effect it had on the public. Each submission came with an outpouring of gratitude. People thanked zoo staff for giving them catharsis, a place to vent. While some laughed this idea off, others found a platform, as many messages read, that gave them some closure. Valentine’s day is supposed to bring people together; The El Paso Zoo has always aimed to bring the public closer to wildlife and this past February the Zoo’s Cockroach Crew accomplished both.

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n a lot of ways Evelyn Muro is a typical 25-year-old woman. She works hard during the week, putting in long hours at the clothing store she

manages while also taking care of her seven year-old daughter. In her free time—what little of it exists—the young Juárense enjoys eating out with her friends and grabbing drinks at her favorite bar, La Cervecería 19. So why then, you may be asking yourselves, is Evelyn Muro appearing in this magazine? Behind the facade, Evelyn is anything but normal—she’s a mini-celebrity. Her Instagram account, @evelyn_muroo, boasts a whopping 10.1 thousand followers at the time this story is being written. Why is a group of people big enough to populate all of San Elizario so interested in Evelyn? It turns out she doesn’t even know herself: “I’m really not sure why my Instagram is so popular… I never even set out to be an influencer or anything,” she explains with a flawless American accent she picked up as a kid living in Arkansas. Without any way of reading her followers’ brains, one can only speculate as to why Evelyn has found so much success on social media. Her content, which she uploads consistently, is fun and silly. She films herself singing pop songs

in the mirror before going to bed and documents workplace pranks between her colleagues. It also probably doesn’t hurt that she’s easy on the eyes. Evelyn enjoys the Instagram fame, but she doesn’t let it consume her. Asked whether she’s proud of her influencer status, Evelyn seemed intent on recognizing its frivolity in the grand scheme of things, saying: “Instagram is fun. But what I’m really proud of is the fact that I’m a young single mom and completely independent. I take care of my daughter and pay all the bills myself.”

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| By: TAYLOR WILLIAMS |

W

hen asked what his one wish

The first activity on the itinerary was a Hawaii

would be, it only took a little bit

Turtle Tour. Ruben and his family were

of discussion and imagination before

escorted around the island by a guide to see

13-year-old Ruben decided what he wanted

sights like Diamond Head, Rabbit’s Island,

to wish for: to bring his family together for an

Hawaii’s Macadamia Nut Farm, the famous North Shore Shrimp Trucks, and more. At

adventure in Hawaii. From the moment Ruben stepped off the

Secret Turtle Beach, Ruben was able to

Ruben

has

plane, he knew this week was going to be one

snorkel and explore the reef with some

hospitals

and

to remember. Smiling faces greeted Ruben

incredible sea turtles.

doctor appointments. Throughout every

and his family with fresh flowers woven into

appointment and treatment, Ruben’s parents

colorful leis. Leis are a symbol of hospitality,

Ruben loves to swim, and his snorkeling

and sister were by his side–doing everything

love, respect, and aloha, and Ruben felt like he

experience got him excited for what was

they could to keep him feeling upbeat

was home. The airport was easy to navigate,

coming the following day, a trip to Hanauma

and positive. His family played a vital role

and it wasn’t long before Ruben and his family

Bay. Hanauma Bay is home to crystal clear

through Ruben’s battle, and he had dreams

were on their way to their hotel, just a hop and

blue waters, a variety of bright and diverse

of bringing everyone together for a life-

a skip away from Waikiki Beach.

sea life, and gorgeous reefs. Since the wildlife

Diagnosed

with

been

stranger

no

cancer, to

that calls Hanauma Bay home is not afraid of

changing experience. While there was plenty to do, both at the

humans, Ruben was able to get up close and

During his Wish Reveal party, Ruben found

hotel and in the surrounding area–swimming

personal with some incredible sea creatures.

out he and his family would be spending a

pools, the beach, shops, and amazing

week in Honolulu, Hawaii, a place filled with

restaurants–Ruben

looking

When Ruben wasn’t on a scheduled outing,

beauty, adventure, and relaxation. His most

forward to a few special adventures planned

he had plenty of time to relax and explore

heartfelt wish would be coming true!

for him and his family

Hawaii at his leisure, from Waikiki Beach to

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all that the vibrant community had to offer in its shops and restaurants. As the week began to wind down, Ruben had one more adventure waiting for him: an Atlantis Adventures Sunset Dinner Cruise. Ruben was able to enjoy stunning sunset views while dining on fresh seafood on the ship The Majestic, and once the sun went down, fireworks lit up the night sky. As Ruben’s time in Hawaii came to an end, he and his family reflected on the adventure. “He was able to experience a beautiful place,” said Patricia, Ruben’s mother, “plus he got to forget about all of his worries for those days. It was so beautiful to see a smile on his face.” Together, with his family, Ruben had much-needed time away, and the opportunity to create memories for a lifetime. Wishes need you! Do you have ideas for how you might get involved to help more life-changing wishes come true? Please email us at Together@ ntx.wish.org so we can talk about the possibilities, or visit WishesNeedYou. org to give a gift of any size to help more wishes come true.

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The Benefits of

Colonics | By: BIANCA GARCIA |

Most people get a bewildered look on their face at the very mention of the word “colonic,” reserving it for that dreaded colonoscopy that is bound to be recommended at some point. But what if I told you that cleansing your colon is actually a tool for healing hormones, overall good health and avoiding countless health issues? You might be wondering why your colon would need help eliminating in the first place, because that is what it’s meant to do. With modern living, there are a million foreign substances in our food, the air we breathe and the water we drink and shower in. How do you know if you “need” a colonic? Some symptoms to consider are: • Low energy

• Depression

• Digestion issues

• Acne

• Moodiness

• Hormone issues

• Foggy brain

• Candida

The list goes on… Did you realize that even mood issues could be signs that colon cleansing is needed? Recent research has shown that people with a healthy colon generally have more balanced moods, while people with an unhealthy colon were generally showing the symptoms listed above. If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, it could be because your colon needs a little assistance. That leads us to, “What exactly is a colonic?” A colonic is when there is a continuous flow of water into your colon to rehydrate old waste so that it can flow out. This is typically done by a professional via insertion of a tube into your rectum (there is no way to put that delicately... I tried!). You might be wondering what causes issues in your colon in the first place. They’re the usual suspects: • Stress

• Lack of fresh air

• Dairy (especially cow dairy) • Poor food combining • Processed sugar

• Lack of quality sleep

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the benefits of colonics

and will talk through the process so that you know what’s going on at all

range of benefits like clearer, glowing skin, strengthened digestion and

times. Be completely open about your concerns and reasons for getting

a curb in food cravings. Keep in mind you may be a little bloated after the

a colonic. As you continue cleansing your colon, you’ll notice a wide

treatment. This is usually a sign that you have more waste to release.

Here are some professional tips to consider before getting a colonic: • Consume light, fiber-rich foods and liquids for a few days before your

• A series of 3-5 colonics minimum is ideal. It’s an amazing way to

treatment with substances like psyllium husk, aloe vera and vegetable

cleanse and reset your system. Your therapist will suggest how

green juices. Fiber rich foods like psyllium help draw toxins from your

many and how far apart you need to be getting them.

colon so they are ready to release, while green juice is notoriously good for drawing out toxins. *Note: If you are new to colon cleansing please make sure you have a colonic lined up when you take psyllium.

• Most therapists offer a payment plan if the cost for a series is too much for you all at once.

Sometimes the amount of toxins it pulls can leave you bloated and uncomfortable without the assistance of a colonic to release.

• Take a quality probiotic supplement, and consume probiotic rich foods and beverages like kombucha and raw kraut.

• Look for a therapist who specializes in manual gravity method colonics. Manual gravity method is ideal because it works to tone

• Lastly, if something feels off or unsanitary about your treatment

your colon so you end up needing fewer colonics. The therapist

facilities, walk out the door. A good therapist will allow you to look

stays in the room to administer, analyzing what is coming out and

at the facilities before getting your treatment.

can advise accordingly. Other methods utilize machines that could cause dependence.

Fun Fact: Colonics are a “nature cure,” meaning it is a practice that was developed by observing nature. In this case, colonics we developed by observing birds in India. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get a colonic!

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t’s hard to forget the driveway or the backyard at La Reggia,

but the house with an outrageous total of 1200 rooms, really

takes the cake. So, if you’re planning a trip to Rome, Naples or

Sorrento, Italy, may I please recommend a detour to Caserta, where you’ll find one of Europe’s most impressive Royal Residences. The scale of this property is simply overwhelming. The Palace itself exceeds one-third of a square mile in dimension. Think about that for a moment, it’s quite a floorplan, especially when you consider that it’s five stories high!

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A close look at the 11-acre lot reveals impeccably manicured gardens, a chain of pools and elaborate fountains, complemented with ornate statuary. Guests have the option to board a bus for a three-kilometer drive to the waterfall and Fountain of Venus at the back of the property. We were amazed by the luscious park grounds along the way. In fact, we wished we’d spent more time in the breathtaking English Garden, which is one of the lushest and oldest dedicated garden settings in the world. As difficult as it was to leave the relaxing outdoors where cool green grasses and welcoming shade enveloped us in peaceful tranquility–the Palace was waiting. Inside, we discovered the exceptional collections in La Reggia’s Museum, added after the Palace was abandoned by the patrimony of the Crown of the Royal House of Savoy, in 1919. But honestly, even without the Museum, this astounding edifice is well worth the trip! It is a classic example of Italian Baroque architecture, commissioned by Carlo di Borbone (House of Bourbon and Two Sicilies), in 1750. The first stone was laid January 20,

He chose architect Luigi Vanvitelli (1700–1773) for the

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for the new Kingdom of Naples after it became

other architectural students from his Vanvitelli School

autonomous from Spanish rule.

of Architectural Design until this project was finally completed in the 1800s. Interestingly, Charles of Bourbon left Naples and his palatial legacy for Madrid in 1759 and eventually died as the King of Spain, in spite of his association with the new and autonomous Kingdom of Naples. Adult admission to the Royal House and Grounds costs 15 Euros. We drove south from Rome, arrived at noon, took a break for lunch and afternoon drinks, and stayed until closing time at 7:00. We did not rush, but we were never bored. You might think that any given Royal Palace looks a lot like another, but Caserta was a unique delight of grandiose proportion.

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February, 2020

SKINCARE ROUTINES SHOULD SHIFT GEARS FOR DRY, WINTER WEATHER | By: SOUTHWEST PLASTIC SURGERY |

As the seasons start to change, we find ourselves spending less time sunbathing outdoors and more time bundled up inside with the heat turned on. The shift in temperatures and weather tend to lead to dry, cracked, dehydrated skin that lasts all the way through to spring.

SWITCH OUT PRODUCTS TO KEEP SKIN SOFT Fortunately, a great winter skincare routine can minimize the impact of harsh weather on your face. Switching to a non-drying cleanser and daily moisturizer keeps skin hydrated as much as possible. For example, products like TNS Ceramide, Dermal Repair, TNS Eye Repair, SC Triple Lipid, ZO Renewal Creme and HA5 use specific ingredients that help to lock moisture into your skin for longer periods of time. It’s best to start using them as soon as the weather starts to

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change, so that your skin is less in “shock” and the dryness can be prevented before it starts.

GET A PROFESSIONAL HYDRATION TREATMENT AND FACIAL Maybe you got a late start or your hydration needs an extra boost. The Hydrafacial is an excellent way to professionally—and gently—helps remove and exfoliate dead skin cells, helping the skin absorb products more effectively. One way to increase hydration in the winter, is to have your skin care provider add a TNS hydrating specialty mask to your customized

5925 Silver Springs Dr, Suite C El Paso, TX 79912 (915) 590-7907

HydraFacial treatment.

TIME YOUR SKIN PEELS PROPERLY Chemical peels are generally more common in the winter months, because people spend less time outdoors. In the summer, a skin peel can make your face sensitive or irritated for normal

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outside activities. But in cold weather, we’re generally in the sun for shorter amounts of time. The SkinMedica Chemical Peel is available in three different levels: The Superficial Event peel, which provides radiant skin for next-day activities; The Medium Skin Imperfection peel for age spots, mild acne, and hyper pigmentation; and The Vitalize Peel for severe skin imperfections, acne scarring, and moderate lines or wrinkles. Consider indulging in the latest technology offering minimally invasive skin and tissue remodeling: Morpheus 8, targeting deep layers of skin and remodeling collagen.

SEE THE LIGHT WITH A PHOTOFACIAL BBL, or broad band light, is perfect for effectively treating sun spots and redness left over from your summertime activities. Plus, there isn’t any downtime after the procedure. PhotoFacials are also effective at reducing the appearance of large pores, while plumping collagen fibers throughout the face. Get maximum effects by combining your BBL procedure with a HydraFacial or micro-needling once a month throughout the season. 96

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A PicoFacial is another type of light therapy that improves sun damage and reduces the appearance of age spots/freckling for a more even, smoother winter skin tone. Some people find that it also helps with fine lines and acne scars. However, you need to plan ahead so that you can spend a couple of days recovering from any irritation before heading back to the office.

WHERE DO I START? A great skin care routine and professional treatments keep your skin glowing all winter long, so that you can use all of your favorite cosmetic products and combat the side-effects of the cold, dry weather. Talk to your skin care or cosmetic professional to tailor a customized routine that will leave your face feeling rejuvenated and smooth all winter long!

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February, 2020

FEBRUARY 01 THE CITY CALENDAR 2020

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TUFF HEDEMAN BULL RIDING February 8, 2020 | 8:00 pm Four-time World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider, Tuff Hedeman, brings his action-packed bull riding tour right here to his hometown.

El Paso County Coliseum, Admission: $15-$220

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TACO & MARGARITA CRAWL EL PASO February 15, 2020 | 2:00 pm Whether you’re attending alone or with a group, you’re sure to make memories and have a great time!

Admission: $14.99-$34.99

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MONSTERS WE CREATE February 12-15 | 7:30 pm February 15 & 16 | 2:30 pm Inspired and created by the students, this piece will examine the subjects and themes that percolated through a series of methodologies of devised theatre and writing techniques.

Fox Fine Arts Center, Studio Theater, Admission: $12-18

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MICHELOB ULTRA EL PASO MARATHON February 16, 2020 | 7:00 AM Join in the Michelob Ultra El Paso Marathon, TFCU Half Marathon and Up and Running 5K, as they celebrate their eleventh year!

Southwest University Park, Registration: $10-$115

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY February 1 & 2, 2020 | 2-8 PM This night will be your golden ticket to fun! Enjoy songs, new and old, with a new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

The Plaza Theatre, Admission: $47.70-$87.50

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VALENTINE’S SENSES DINNER February 13, 2020 | 6:00 pm Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with a sensory experience that includes a 5-course dinner with 3 wine pairings and a dance to follow.

Epic Railyard Event Center, Admission: $100-$150

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NIGHT AT THE MET February 22, 2020 | 8 PM As the El Paso Symphony performs some of Opera’s most famous ensembles and overtures, it’s sure to be a night of classical reflection.

Plaza Theatre, Admission: $16-46

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THE FRANKLINS February 4-9, 2020 The final year of this race will have runners traverse a true Texas mountain race. Do you have what it takes to race through McKelligon Canyon, under the Trans Mountain Road and circumnavigate the North Franklin Mountain?

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LANE 8 February 7, 2020 | 9:00 pm Lane 8’s third album ‘Brightest Lights’, set to release January 2020, captures positivity while offering reflective and emotional songwriting. Experience all that Lane 8 focuses to promote with his newest album.

The Lowbrow Palace, Admission: Starting at $21

JO KOY: JUST KIDDING TOUR February 14, 2020 | 7:00 PM Enjoy a night of laughs as Jo Koy, fresh off the release of his Netflix special, brings a night of comedy performance on Valentine’s Day.

Abraham Chavez Theatre, Admission: $48-$160

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VALENTINE’S FREESTYLE LOVE JAM February 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm The biggest names in freestyle music will take the stage to bring a night of love and dance to the Sun City.

Don Haskins Center, Admission: $30-$55

Six 75” Digital/Dynamic Display throughout the shopping center with USB charging stations.

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PITBULL February 22, 2020 Having added new cities to his current tour, Pitbull heads back to the Sun City for a night of fun and fan favorites.

El Paso County Coliseum, Admission: $65-$200

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THE BACHELOR LIVE ON STAGE February 25, 2020 | 7:00 pm Hosted by Bachelor alum Ben Higgins, an entire season is fit into one evening, allowing audience members a chance to find love here in the community.

The Outlet Shoppes at El Paso receives 8,000,000 visitors throughout the year.


July, 2019

DOWNTOWN

EASTSIDE

Anson 11 $$-$$$

Cinnaholic

303 N. Oregon St. Ste. 110 | (915) 504-6400

8889 Gateway West, Suite 1902 | (915) 234-2747

Anson 11 is two exceptional dining experiences dedicated to the

At Cinnaholic you can select from over 20 unique frosting flavors and

military man, the gentleman and the food connoisseur that was

a variety of fresh and decadent toppings. Mix and match flavors to

Anson Mills. For a downtown dining experience like no other, Anson

create a new experience every visit! All of our products are scratch-

11 is the restaurant to go to. PR, H

made and fresh-baked, and are 100% vegan, dairy & lactose-free,

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egg-free and cholesterol-free.

NORTHEAST

The Downtowner $$ 325 N. Kansas St. | (915) 532-5200

Edge of Texas

Eat like a downtowner. Found on the ground floor of the Hotel

$$$

8690 Edge of Texas St. | (915) 822-3343

Indigo, The Downtowner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the only breakfast spot available in downtown El Paso. The restaurant delivers

Located in the far east, this is definitely worth the drive! Eat the best

great American taste with a twist of our Southwest flair. Savor the

steak you’ve ever had and enjoy the saloon.

amazing dishes offered on the menu and enjoy a cold and carefully crafted cocktail while enjoying the gorgeous views of downtown.

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Prices: $ - Low Priced Patio/Outdoor Seating - O

$$ - Medium Range Dog Friendly- DF

$$$ - High Priced $$$$ - Exquisite Dining Party/Private Room - PR Happy Hour - H

To highlight your local restaurant in The City Local Eats email: info@thecitymagazineelp.com

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WESTSIDE July, 2019

Mi Piaci

WESTSIDE

Avila’s

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5411 N. Mesa, Suite 1 | (915) 875-0034

6232 N. Mesa St. | (915) 584-3621

Join Mi Piaci Ristorante Italiano for lunch or dinner with Chef/Owner

Winning Best Taco for Best of The City 2015 and Best Chips

Cosimo Baltaglia, who hails from Calabria, Italy, for the freshest

and Salsa in 2014, Avila’s has a savory Mexican menu that will

seafood, gourmet hand-cut Angus reserve steaks aged 21 days,

satisfy your cravings. We’re open for weekend breakfast, have

and gently homemade pasta from Italy. O

lunch specials available daily and a convenient pick-up window is accessible for family dinners on the go. PR

Jerusalem Grill $$

Westside’s 3rd Hole

5380 N. Mesa St. | (915) 500-4357

1035 Belvidere Suite 168 | (915) 584-5577

Jerusalem is a low-key eatery where you can find authentic gyros,

There’s no better place to relax and grab a bite to eat than W3H. Nominated

baba ghanoush, shish kababs and more. Their appetizer combo is

as El Paso’s best tacos, stop by today and see why we’re becoming El

complete with hummus, baba ghanoush, grape leaves, spanakopita

Paso’s go-to spot for catching a game and eating some good food. “We

and falafel. Your tastebuds will enjoy this retreat to an amazing

saved you a seat.” Now with NFL Sunday Ticket on all screens. O, H

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array of dishes. Serving El Paso Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1948 • Private Party Room • Beer & Wine • Outside Dining • Live Music Thur. to Sat. • We cater large or small events

The State Line

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1222 Sunland Park Dr. I (915) 581-3371 Enjoying delicious authentic BBQ from The State Line. Based on four principles: offer the highest quality smoked BBQ, provide generous portions at affordable prices, offer friendly table and bar services and www.thecitymagazineelp.com celebrate the heritage of Texas. Come on by to enjoy!

Italian Kitchen West

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450 Thorn Ave. | (915) 842-0775 Enjoy boundless savory Italian classics either at their outdoor Italian.Kitchen. Westpatio

or intimate and comfortable atmosphere inside.www.theitaliankitchenelpaso.com Italian Kitchen West m is doling out classic pizzas, mouth-watering pastas with great wine pairs and Italian meat entrees. Stay local, but enjoy the cuisine from 101 an ocean away. O, PR


February, 2020

FEbruary Advertiser INDEX Barnett Harley-Davidson................................................ Pg. 91

Intraceuticals................................................................. Pg. 77

Casa Buenavista........................................................ Pgs. 6, 7

Mesa Street Grill............................................................ Pg. 35

Cinnaholic...................................................................... Pg. 67

Mix/Milan Salon & Day Spa........................................... Pg. 95

Del Angel Funeraria......................................................... Pg. 5

Quicksell Investments................................................... Pg. 70

Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers.......................... Pgs. 13, 41, 61

Rio Vista Behavioral Center........................................... Pg. 40

Dignity Memorial.............................................................. Pg.4

Sharkdogs Sports Grill................................................... Pg. 42

DWTNSpaces................................................................ Pg. 80

Southwest Plastic Surgery.............................................. Pg. 9

El Paso’s Children’s Hospital......................................... Pg. 53

Southwest University at El Paso............................... Pgs. 2, 3

El Paso Live................................................................... Pg. 81

Spectrum....................................................................... Pg. 63

El Paso Rhinos............................................................... Pg. 57

Sugar Skull Fashion Boutique........................................ Pg. 89

El Paso Window Co....................................................... Pg. 55

Sun City Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery Specialists........ Pg. 18

Entrecôte & Co.............................................................. Pg. 33

Table Occasions............................................................. Pg. 62

Envy Aesthetic Center................................................... Pg. 73

The Hospitals of Providence........................................ Pgs. 15

EP Prime Blinds & Shades............................................. Pg. 66

The Italian Kitchen West................................................ Pg. 67

Farmers Insurance......................................................... Pg. 71

The State Line............................................................... Pg. 27

GECU.......................................................... Inside Front Cover

Townsquare Media........................................................ Pg. 19

Geico............................................................................. Pg. 60

Vanities Jewelry & Gifts, Inc............................................ Pg. 1

Grace the Psychic Lady................................................. Pg. 71

Walgreens............................................................. Pgs. 10, 11

Indicium Display Network...................................... Pgs. 51, 99

Xcleaning Professionals................................................. Pg. 85

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino............. Pg. 105

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