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ur government was set up with a judicial system that we all hope we can trust. Every year we are reminded just how important our justice system is. It enforces the law in accordance with a defined set of procedural rules and limitations, and if you flip through the magazine, you’ll come across attorneys in our city worth knowing—be it in criminal defense, hoping you’re never in a situation where you need representation, business law to better understand the various transactions that are in your best interest, or mediation, to offer guidance, and assist in resolving issues outside of the courtroom. These men and women represent our El Paso community and it is my hope that you take a minute to get to know each and every one of them in case the need ever arises. As we head into the season of Spring, we are greeted by a new season of sports. Graced by the local talent, we celebrate the athletes in our city, and Omar Salgado is no exception. He started his professional soccer career at the age of 15 and has brought his talents back to his hometown. He is not only able to play in front of friends and family, but represent a community that had raised him by playing as a forward with the El Paso Locomotive, who are now on their second year. As a self-propelled individual he lives a physically demanding life and represents the importance of staying active. Speaking of sports, after a career in the NFL, El Paso native Paul Smith chose to come back and make his home in the Sun City. Beyond his passion, he uses his newfound knowledge and what he learned in the pro league to bring us an improved health and performance program. As we wind down from our annual Best of The City, we encourage you to follow us on social media as we continually celebrate the best in our city.

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n 2012, Paul Foster and his wife, Alejandra de la Vega

Foster, joined with the Hunt family in El Paso to form MountainStar Sports Group, a partnership focused on improving quality of life in the region and spurring economic development through sports and entertainment. As part of their venture, they founded El Paso’s very own USL team, El Paso Locomotive FC, in 2018. The El Paso Locomotive Soccer Team is a still-relatively-new addition to El Paso’s culture, but they’ve already brought a significant amount of pride and an added sense of community to sports fans, and the city as a whole. Omar Salgado, who plays as a forward, is one of the few El Paso-natives on the team. His history and experience as a pro in the sport spans over ten years already, even though he is still young at only 26-years-old, and he is an undeniably valuable asset to the team. Omar remarkably left High School at Cathedral, after spending elementary and middle school at St. Joseph’s, when he was 15 as he went professional in the sport. “I didn’t get to play at Cathedral, because I wasn’t there long enough, but I did play for El Paso Texas Fire, Premier Panthers...all these local teams around the city,” he said. Now, in the last year of his contract to El Paso’s team, he focuses on his appreciation for the city and his role in its community while anticipating what may await him next. “I left when I was 15 to pursue a long professional career, and I’m so happy to continue that coming back to my hometown. I’m honored to give back to the city that helped me grow,” he said. “My best friends are from here and we’ve all ended up coming back, so it’s great to be home.” Omar is a first-generation El Pasoan, with his mom working as an English as a Second Language teacher in Canutillo and his dad owning a business in Juarez. Omar speaks highly of his parents, and frequents their home for food and company to this day. “Since I was a little kid, I had always wanted to be a professional soccer player. My parents always pushed me towards sports, and I was good at it, so they were very excited when I went professional,” he said of the support he received throughout his being raised. Like Omar, his dad is towering—6’4” and 6’3” at their respective heights. His appreciation for them is obvious and he frequents their place, as he said, “Being back home, I go back to my parents’ house to grab some food and have tried to change their eating habits to be healthier, involving low salt and no junk food.”


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Omar’s eating habits are predictably similarly healthy, and according to him, are “extremely important.” If not eating at home or his parents, “I always look for the healthiest foods around the city when I go out to eat,” he said. Fitness is, obviously, a huge part of his life and professional career, and it is of the utmost importance that he be consistent with his eating and exercise regimens. Regularly, “We train every morning from 10-12, and I usually go to the gym in the afternoons on my own.” Without going overboard in order to let his body recover, yet remaining consistent in his exercise, is key. That said, “Pre-season is when we train two to three times a day, and that lasts a month and a half long,” he said. Otherwise, his ultimate goal in these regards is to, “just try to stay healthy, recover as fast as possible from the games and be prepared for the next.” When asked of his personal greatest achievements, he said, “One of my top moments in my career was last year. Coming back home, I wanted to bring something important to the city. It was awesome to reach a final and give the city some happiness after all that happened. Winning a playoff game was an awesome feeling, and is something the city won’t forget.” He hasn’t come this far without setbacks, especially when it comes to his body. “I broke my foot four times a row, and it was a very difficult time. It


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certainly challenges you and pushes you to get better,” he said. This past season, he came out unscathed, without a single injury for the first time—”I played all 37 games,” he explained with pride. “Recovery involved hoping the foot healed by just staying off of it—the second surgery I ended up having helped my foot recover a lot better though,” he said of the multiple ordeals. That said, his biggest challenges involve the seasons being so long and taxing, “so during the season, there are always challenges with ups and downs. There are winning streaks and losing streaks and staying positive through the losing streaks is probably the most difficult part,” he said. “That’s what makes or breaks your team at the end of the day. Some of the best teams learn how to recover from bad moments and that’s what makes them great.” The El Paso Locomotive Soccer Team had its own rollercoaster of a season this past year that ultimately led to some unbelievably high moments, that Omar believes then led to what he considers a very successful season.


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I was surfing the internet when I came across this video of a woman doing a non-stop workout, same pace the whole 15 minutes.

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hat does one do after a career in one of our nation’s premier professional sports leagues? It’s a question many elite athletes struggle with, far too often failing to find the answer.

After a successful eight-year tenure in the NFL, El Paso native Paul Smith was forced to confront the prospect of life after football. Unbeknownst to him, his new interest in an obscure fitness philosophy called “CrossFit” would act as the bedrock for a rewarding second career. Paul’s love affair with the sport had started just a year earlier. “I was dealing with some injuries when I was with the Denver Broncos and was just getting tired of lifting weights,” explains the Andress High School alum. “I was surfing the internet when I came across this video of a woman doing a non-stop workout, same pace the whole 15 minutes. I was intrigued, I’d never seen anything like it before. I found out it was called CrossFit, and literally like the next week I went to get certified.” Although neither Paul nor his wife Maribel knew exactly what they would do with professional football behind them, they were certain they wanted

I was intrigued, I’d never seen anything like it before. I found out it was called CrossFit, and literally like the next week I went to get certified. 29

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to return to El Paso. “You know, we both

El Paso at the time, it really just hadn’t taken

and a way to rehabilitate. “I’ve had 15

grew up here and home is home. El Paso is

off yet. So, we started giving classes in our

surgeries in total. A couple of years after

a great place to raise a family, and we just

garage to about twelve people, many of them

retiring everything started falling apart. I had

love the environment,” says Maribel. After

were friends or family,” she recalls.

a neck disk replacement, knees, elbows, just everything. I’ve used fitness as a way to get

moving back, Paul and Maribel decided to start offering CrossFit training in their garage.

For Paul, CrossFit was as much a job as it

my body moving and healthy again,” says the

“I think there was just one CrossFit gym in

was a new outlet for his athletic abilities

former UTEP running back.


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A Journey to Get Lifted

Photo by Henry Craver

Not long after starting the garage gym, and

Growth has always been little by little, but

on his own with five regional appearances

just as interest in CrossFit was starting to

very consistent,” says Paul. It was called

in major competitions. His dedication to the

peak across the country, word caught on

“Get Lifted.”

sport and techniques has allowed Get Lifted to become a huge success. In addition to the

about Paul’s routines. “We had to move to a real gym on Mesa to accommodate the

Although it’s hard to tell talking to Paul, who’s

massive facility run by Paul and Maribel on

new students. We were there about four

soft-spoken and a self-described introvert, but

the westside, the couple has rented out the

years before we moved to this new spot.

he has had a very successful CrossFit career

name to two other locations in El Paso and


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Paul and Maribel Smith Photo by Henry Craver one in Chihuahua. “So, this is the only place Maribel and I run hands-on, but those other locations are managed in exactly the same way. It’s like McDonald’s, one McDonald’s tastes just like the other,” explains Paul. When asked what people like so much about Get Lifted, Paul emphasizes the gym’s holistic approach to fitness and welcoming environment, saying: “A lot of people think CrossFit is all about crazy competition—and that’s certainly part of it—but we prefer to focus on longevity, using CrossFit training methods. We want you to move better and feel better, and our students appreciate

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that. People also love the warm family environment here. People make friends here … heck married couples have met here!”

With four Get Lifted locations now in existence, it’s tempting to imagine what the future holds

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

Maribel echoes many of the same points but

for Paul, Maribel and their brand. However,

also gives credit to Paul’s personal expertise.

Paul insists on remaining in the present. “Ten

“Paul still puts together all the routines here.

years ago, I never could have imagined all of

He’s been doing it for eleven years and has

this,” he says. “So it probably wouldn’t make

a real knack for it. You can’t just throw stuff

sense to predict the future, it’s impossible. I

together randomly, that’s how people get

just want to handle what I have in front of me

injured. So, people recognize that, and they

the best I can. I need to write a new routine for

appreciate it,” she says.

tomorrow and clean the bathroom tonight. You have to live in the moment.”


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Healing A

color portrait of Dr. Eliezer Ben-Joseph

condition that extended from “head to toe.” All

hangs in the middle of his shop, Health Naturally.

the doctors had agreed that there was no cure.

The main ideas the doctor stood for in his practice,

After seeing Dr. Ben-Joseph—which involved

in his life and on his radio show are included on a

a lab review and a nutrition and supplement

square black card distributed after his death this

program—the woman, in a short time, showed

past October—“We are our brother’s keeper. Your

herself to be mostly clear. And when it came

body is a living temple and you have to treat it as

to cancer, Dr. Ben-Joseph’s method was not

such or pay the consequences.”

to discontinue a patient’s previous medication or





There is nothing about Eliezer Ben-Joseph that

supervised the patient’s regime and began

smacks of smallness, of pettiness or of the

a program which, the doctor made clear, was

inconsequential. His life, like his work, seems

not a “miracle pill.” “He educated people on

as if it were carved out in equal parts—one part

nutrition,” Elvira says of the doctor’s method.

legendary, one part solidly down to earth. Elvira Melendez, a long-time employee and believer

Born in Los Angeles in 1948, Ben Joseph

in the doctor’s hands-on curative powers, sums

graduated from both UCLA and the UCLA

up her employer in a very few words, stating,

medical school. Continuing as an intern, Ben-

“He was an amazing man.” When asked for

Joseph had an interest in natural curatives

specifics, she was not shy in sharing her stories.

and balked at the idea of relying solely on

Her young son was suffering from a malady that

prescription drugs. At that point, he dropped

left him bloated, and resulted in three different

out of school. It was about this time that Eliezer

doctors each giving different diagnoses. “God

underwent an experience that, in his words,

put him in my way,” Elvira says about Dr. Ben-

“changed my life,”—he overdosed on drugs.

Joseph. She visited him when the medicine

For four hours, he was close to dying. Coming

prescribed for her son was of no help. “I can

out of this trauma, Ben-Joseph came to regard

definitely help,” the doctor told her. Through the

this moment as the “beginning of his journey,”

use of drops and a nutrition program, the boy

as his daughter expressed it at the doctor’s

overcame the bloating, regained his natural color

Memorial Service. This was the moment he

and muscle tone and saw his hair grow back.

realized that we are “our brother’s keeper.”

“I believe he saved my son’s life,” Elvira says

of Ben-Joseph. Another case that Elvira recalls

After his recovery, he took on the task of carving

seemed unsolvable. A mysterious woman

out a true international presence for himself. As

wearing a black veil presented herself on the

his wife puts it, “He studied with the masters.”

doctor’s doorstep. She told Elvira she had a skin





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medicine in Israel, physical therapy in India

and, for twelve years, were located in the

on oxygen therapy, and the two remained

and herbology for two years in a teepee in

bungalows on Pill Hill. It was there they built

“fast friends” over the years, Sandra reports.

Northern California. In the 1970’s, Ben-Joseph

“the biggest naturopathic clinic in the country

worked in Los Angeles as an herbologist and

at that time,” says Sandra.

Among his many awards, Dr. Ben-Joseph was knighted in the 2010s by two medical

polarity therapist. He married Sandra in 1981, and the two had a daughter named Lacy. Due

By 1997, they had moved to their present

orders and served on a number of boards.

to the terrible traffic, Sandra says, “It was a

location on North Mesa. Dr. Ben Joseph’s

Locally, he served more than 17 years on the

terrible place to raise a child.” The couple

patient list grew inside and outside of El

board of the Shelter for Battered Women.

then moved to Las Cruces, which had been

Paso as the doctor used his Natural Solutions

The respect and admiration for him in the El

recommended to them. Their reception was,

Radio every weekend to spread the word of

Paso community was strong and heartfelt.

in Sandra’s words, “overwhelming.” “People

his treatments. His celebrity clients included

Marie Otero, a local hair salon owner, talked

were so hungry for what we were offering,”

Muhammed Ali, whom the doctor met at a

of cutting the doctor’s hair for many years

she says. By 1984, they relocated to El Paso

seminar in the Bahamas. He started the boxer

and of the friendship the two had developed.


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“He knew so much about feeling better,” she said, adding, “He had such knowledge to give.” Shocked when she learned of his death, she said, “What a loss to El Paso.” Rosa de la Cruz, an employee at the Mesa Street store, considers herself a believer in the work of Dr. Ben Joseph. “He always had an answer for every question,” she said, and officemate Elvira Melendez credited the doctor for his eternal positivity. When he explained something, “He brought light to everything he said.” Several hundred people gathered at Doctor Ben-Joseph’s





the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in November. People flew in from out-of-town, many gave their testimonials and a feeling of love permeated the gathering. His widow Sandra said, “My husband was very well liked.”

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James Kennedy, PLLC That Viper red muscle car you see is a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. It’s absolutely gorgeous, blazing fast, and exceedingly rare, but what makes this Viper Barracuda so special is its distinct local character. It was commissioned by longtime El Paso resident James Kennedy, and built in Juarez, Mexico by Jesse Gonzalez of Street Toys Hot Rods—a process that took over three years. “The car was finished shortly after my father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer,” explains Mr. Kennedy. “The first time I saw the car was at SEMA with my father in Las Vegas. The car represents a dream, and the interconnection between Mexico and El Paso. It will always remind me of my dad, my mom, my wife and family, and this beautiful region we are lucky enough to call home.” Just like his car, James Kennedy is 100% local. “I moved here in 1994, right after graduating from Texas Tech Law School. Honestly, I didn’t know much about El Paso, but I was just really thankful to have a job. From the moment I moved here I realized what a fantastic place it was,” remembers Mr. Kennedy. “I love the border culture, the weather, and most of all, the people. Everyone is just so warm and welcoming. That’s why I decided to raise my family in El Paso, and that’s why I’m never going to leave.” “I’m a part of this community,” says the Board-Certified personal injury trial lawyer. “Ultimately, my clients are my neighbors and I treat them as such.” Mr. Kennedy does everything in his power to make sure his clients are fairly compensated for their injuries or for the loss of a loved one killed in an accident. “He tries his best to schedule clients for an appointment in the office or at their homes or in the hospitals if necessary the same day they contact us,” says Josephine De La Cruz Kennedy, Mr. Kennedy’s wife and El Paso native. Beyond treating his clients with dignity and respect, Mr. Kennedy represents his client’s interests in front of judges and juries on a regular basis. “I’m a trial lawyer,” he says. “In fact, I am a Board-Certified personal injury trial lawyer. I have been specializing in personal injury cases for over 25 years. I’m in the business of fighting for my clients and getting them everything they deserve. I love helping people fight the most powerful insurance companies and corporations in the world and I am not afraid to take a case to trial.”


Scherr Legate, PLLC 109 N. Oregon St., 12th Floor El Paso, Texas 79901 (915) 544-0100


Scherr Legate, PLLC For 44 years, Scherr Legate has had one goal in mind, to help

Scherr Legate’s homegrown team is committed to El Paso.

wrongful death and serious personal injury victims of workplace and

University Medical Center of El Paso’s top ranked Trauma Center

construction accidents, trucking, train and car crashes, defective

is named the “Scherr Legate Trauma Center.” Scherr Legate also

products, premises liability and other claims.

sponsors the “Scherr Legate Celebration of Lights Parade” which brings together hundreds of thousands of El Pasoans kicking off the

Scherr Legate attorneys are some of the most respected courtroom

holidays together. After the tragic shooting at Walmart on August

attorneys in Texas, New Mexico and elsewhere. Scherr Legate has

3rd, Scherr Legate’s billboard got everyone’s attention saying, “Stop

the talent and resources to take the biggest cases to court. In fact,

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Brian Kennedy Law Everything takes practice, including pursuing your dream. After 40 years of business experience as CEO of the El Paso Sports Commission and El Paso County Coliseum and part-owner of radio stations around the city, Brian Kennedy pursued his dream of becoming a lawyer. After decades in the world of entertainment, Kennedy brings a well-honed understanding of the unique needs of entertainers, promoters, artists and multi-party events. “I had decades of business experience before I became a lawyer. So, I look at transactions, why things work the way they do, and the law itself from a real life perspective of each parties’ needs and what they are trying to achieve.” As a solo practitioner, Kennedy practices contract negotiation, arbitration and mediation, criminal, and sports and entertainment law. Brian was raised to give back and dedicates part of his time to pro bono work, representing those without representation. “I’m proud to be a lawyer. I love helping people find solutions … mapping a way through … helping folks find the middle ground. This was a life-long dream and I’m loving every minute of it.”

Brian Kennedy Law 401 E. Main St., Ste. 408 El Paso, Texas 79901



John Wenke The road from Northeast El Paso, to being named a Top 50 attorney for Austin, San Antonio and El Paso combined seems unlikely. But for El Paso employment attorney John Wenke, it was the result of the values and hard work learned from his parents. John’s father served 27 years in both the Army and Navy. “He was disciplined, but not hard,” says Wenke. “Although a limited formal education, he loved to read and learned from his life experiences.

He was very kind and

tolerant of differences in others.” From his mother, John says he learned hard work and loyalty.

Raised in post-war Italy,

John’s mother spoke little English when she arrived in the U.S. Despite the hurdles that many immigrants face, Wenke states his mom was the hardest worker he’s ever known. “With her Italian temperament, I think the first words she learned in English were cuss words,” John recounts with laughter. “My work ethic and passion definitely comes from her.” “We are all a little bit of our parents, whether we like it or not,” says Wenke. “I appreciate my parents, and I give them credit for who I have become.”

John Wenke 501 E. California Ave. El Paso, Texas 79902 (915) 351-8877

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The Islas Muñoz Law Firm, PLLC Shared experiences have a deep impact and create a bond—one that Pamela Munoz and Norma Islas built upon. From a very young age, both knew they wanted to be attorneys. Before forming their partnership in 2013, they met at collaborating nonprofit immigration rights organizations. Their passion for immigration was rooted in this shared experience, as well as their desire to help others achieve the “American Dream” that they are grateful to have. Norma and Pamela offer a human approach to immigration representation, and as first-generation Americans, are able to relate to their clients. Their families had to deal with what so many of their clients do. With an emphasis on deportation defense, their niche is in asylum cases. Additionally, they do business immigration and are working to cultivate a boutique immigration law firm, offering their expertise and handling an array of cases. Norma and Pamela have 34 years of combined experience and don’t shy away from complicated cases. “Our superpower is our extraordinary


Norma states. “At the end of the day, it’s a challenging and fulfilling endeavor. For us, the important thing is the work we do and how we can help others with our skills,” they collectively say.

The Islas Muñoz Law Firm, PLLC 9900 Montana Ave., Ste. A1 El Paso, Texas 79925 (915) 599-9883


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Daniela Labinoti Daniela Labinoti is not your typical trial advocacy attorney in El Paso— her qualifications set her apart, and her story is one of inspiration. After escaping civil war in Albania in 1997, over 22 years later, she is one of the most recognized and awarded attorneys in the city. She has been awarded Super Lawyer Texas Rising Star 2017-2019, won Top 100 Verdicts in Texas in 2016, has one of the highest employment discrimination verdicts in New Mexico, and is consistently rated in the top three employment and personal injury lawyers in El Paso. She emphasizes that, “I think our results speak higher than any award or advertisement ever could.” Also, as to discrimination and wrongful termination cases, Daniela says: “I am proud that my partner, Mr. Duke and I, go above and beyond to get clients great results.” She believes her specialization, practicing exclusively in employment and personal injury law, has honed her skills as an attorney within those fields. Her experience in overcoming hardships has proven her more than capable in helping others overcome their own legal hardships, right here in El Paso and Las Cruces. “I would call myself a lawyer with a heart,” she said. “I am blessed that I have been given the opportunity to be a warrior of justice and I hope to continue to do it for a long time.”

Daniela Labinoti 707 Myrtle Ave. El Paso, Texas 79901 (915) 581-4600



Law Offices of Sergio A. Saldivar 2301 Montana Ave. El Paso, Texas 79903 (915) 541-6006

Law Offices of Sergio A. Saldivar To Sergio A. Saldivar, being a Criminal Defense Lawyer, is all about improving his clients’ quality of life—he says, “My job is to put my clients in a better position than when I first meet them … I focus on giving people a sense of vindication from good results.” Known— even outside of El Paso—for his aggressive DWI defense, Sergio has developed his expertise and reputation as an aggressive trial lawyer to the point of familiarity and respect with the judges and prosecutors he works alongside on a daily basis. He’s been licensed since 2001, and after spending nine years in Houston, Texas with his first practice, he decided to come back home to El Paso to open his second office where he practices in both state and federal criminal courts. “A lot of people get accused of wrongdoings and are often underrepresented, and these people that are accused of serious crimes deserve their day in court. I give them that and join them in that effort.” Emphasizing quality over quantity, Sergio understands that legal troubles can be “the most important thing going on in your life at that moment,” and as such, “I try to be, results-oriented, to allow my clients to walk away with their dignity.” As a lawyer who will be present, attentive and aggressive about your case, Sergio believes that all of this is what separates him from other law practices and allows his clients to truly walk away in a better place than they were in before.


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ScottHulse PC ScottHulse could be defined by their achievements alone and still

That long list, the massive accumulation of skill and experience

stand among the best in the region—they have been awarded Best

that comes with it, and their dedication to serving El Paso through

Law Firm and Best Lawyers in America by BL Rankings, Texas Rising

numerous non-profits and charities is a testament to how rooted in this

Stars and Texas Super Lawyers, among others—yet their place in

community and region ScottHulse is, having grown from one attorney

the community as a multi-generational full service firm, with enough

to a “leading full-service commercial law firm in the Southwest, with

diversity and experience among its staff to serve essentially any client’s

multiple offices staffed by experienced attorneys in El Paso, Texas,

need, is what truly sets them apart. To put it short, they explain: “We

San Antonio, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico.” Celebrating their

are truly a one-stop shop,” with a long list of experienced attorneys in

130-year legacy of quality, commitment, and service, they hope to

a large variety of fields, ready to serve their client’s legal needs.

continue developing and nurturing “a team … who share our core values, the foundation of which is a steadfast belief in ‘The Value of Commitment’ to our clients and our community.”

ScottHulse PC 201 E. Main Dr. El Paso, Texas 79901 (915) 533-2493



Benjamin Law Firm 1600 N Kansas St. El Paso, Texas 79902 (915) 412-5858

Benjamin Law Firm As associates who are well versed on both sides of the legal

Beyond offering their defense services in state and federal criminal

system, Brock Benjamin and Leonel Nunez understand criminal

cases they handle appellate cases and civil litigation. Their motivation

charges have a long-lasting effect on your life, whether it’s a

is to help people. “The inspiration for being an attorney comes from

misdemeanor or felony. Although Brock opened Benjamin Law Firm

helping people who essentially deserve their fair trial and defense,”

about 10 years ago, Leonel joined the firm in the last year from the

Leonel says. Besides the work he does in El Paso, Brock does a

District Attorney’s office. They operate a hands-on practice and offer

lot of work in New Mexico and works on cases all over Texas. He

personalized representation and open communication with their

shares his expertise and participates in speaking engagements as

clients. “It’s important to communicate with the client to help them

well. Together, their open communication and competitive edge

understand what they’re going through so they don’t worry about

allow them to serve the community and their best interests.

things they can’t change or don’t apply to them,” Brock states.



Antcliff Mediation, PLLC 221 N. Kansas, Ste. 609 El Paso, Texas 79901 (915) 533-1221

Antcliff Mediation, PLLC In an office decorated with family and travel photos and children’s drawings, Chris Antcliff serves as a testament to the power of alternative dispute resolution. Listening to him speak, it is clear how much he believes in mediation. Chris is a graduate of Austin High School, Texas Tech University and the TTU School of Law. After serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge David Briones, he began a solo practice for the next ten years. Later, Chris was successively appointed as the presiding judge of the 448th and 168th District Courts, and as a justice on the 8th District Court of Appeals. “El Paso gave me a career and life that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Serving on the bench allowed me to give back to the community that has given me so much.” In addition to his practice as a full-time mediator and arbitrator, Chris serves on the City’s Ethics Commission, El Paso Diocesan Finance Council and the Foundation for the Texas Tech School of Law. He is also the current chair of the Public Service Board.

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Farah Law 1231 E. Missouri Ave. El Paso, Texas 79902 (915) 533-0880

Farah Law The attorneys at Farah Law are homegrown personal injury attorneys

Beyond treating clients with respect, Farah’s attorneys deliver

that pride themselves on providing clients with personalized service

results. “We go to court prepared and have helped thousands of

and attention throughout Texas and New Mexico. Milad Farah is

families obtain results,” says Milad. “We’re constantly updating

licensed in both Texas and New Mexico, is active in the Texas and

our training to make sure we’re on the cutting edge. Our attorneys

New Mexico Trial Lawyer Associations and was recently nominated

are experienced with an industry track record, including Cathedral

for “Top 40 under 40” by industry publications. Farah Law utilizes

and UTEP grad Geoffrey Borschow, who has consistently been

a broad network of legal, medical and financial resources to help

recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in personal injury

families and individuals that have sustained serious injuries or lost

litigation. We are committed to always working to get our clients

a loved one from the negligence of another. “If a client comes to

the best possible result.”

us, they’ll sit down with one of our attorneys the same day. We study their case and figure out a game plan, help facilitate medical treatment, and ensure our client can still pay their bills.” Milad Farah, an El Paso native and one of the firm’s partners.



Flores, Tawney & Acosta PC The aggressive, relentless, and zealous

With over 30 years of combined experience in claims involving

personal injury and employment law

wrongful death, trucking accidents, catastrophic work injuries and

attorneys of Flores, Tawney & Acosta

discrimination in the workplace, Flores, Tawney & Acosta PC has

PC are proud to represent the people of

built a reputation of skill and integrity in the legal community. This

West Texas and Southern New Mexico.

dynamic legal team provides native, bilingual Spanish-speaking

Upon visiting one of their law offices in

services and offers culturally relevant advocacy that transcends the

El Paso, Las Cruces, or Carlsbad, the attorneys

Texas-New Mexico border. In every respect, these attorneys have

at Flores, Tawney & Acosta PC will personally meet with each

dedicated their lives to representing those who are suffering around

client in pursuit of the fight for justice against large corporations


and insurance companies. Licensed to practice law in both Texas and New Mexico, attorneys Connie J. Flores, James D. Tawney,

Flores, Tawney & Acosta PC is proud to be THE personal injury and

Alejandro Acosta III and Daisy Chaparro are proud to live and work

employment law firm for our community!

in the same communities they serve.

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tional Rest & Recovery


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he recovery stage is crucial in allowing your

it. Since cryotherapy uses much colder

muscles to repair, rebuild and strengthen after

temps, it triggers an internal systemic anti-

a workout. Besides rest days, there is more

inflammatory response that helps relieve joint

you can do to accelerate the process so that

and muscle soreness, all while promoting

your body performs better with a reduced

better circulation and oxygenation. While

risk of injuries. In addition to typical recovery

whole body cryotherapy relieves general


inflammation, spot cryotherapy is a safe





options that one should consider adopting.

localized cooling technology that is available to relieve parts of the body that may require

First up is cryotherapy. Although the method

more attention. It also provides immediate

is not new, it takes a conventional ice bath

relief due to the body circulating blood rapidly

or ice pack and upgrades the idea behind

to the areas that are being cooled. Although 59

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mitochondria—the powerhouse of the cell—

ultimately manage pain differently. Although

nitrogen gas, the rise in electric cryotherapy

produces ATP, which is used for energy and

acupuncture works to redirect and reposition

is not only safer but still possesses all the

allows for quick and efficient recovery time

the body’s chi—the flow of energy—to

same benefits.

as energy is made more readily available.

relieve tension, stress and pain, it also

Evidence suggests that it not only has an

increases local blood supply and oxygenation

Red light treatment is another option that

anti-inflammatory asset but using it before

while releasing feel-good endorphins that

many may not consider when thinking

and after a workout leads to reduced muscle

work to relieve pain. Acupuncture essentially

about muscle recovery. Although it is

strength loss, less muscle soreness and

creates a small injury that prompts your body

more commonly known for its benefits

reduced muscle stiffness when it comes to

to heal quickly. This results in the stimulation

in treating and stimulating the skin, its

the range of motion.

of healing on the surrounding tissues,





muscles, fascia and nerves. Dry needling is

benefits penetrate deeper than that. With a wavelength near-infrared, not only is it

Acupuncture and dry needling are also not

used to treat muscular and myofascial pain.

natural, but the body’s cells can absorb

new concepts but aren’t usually utilized as a

It is an intramuscular stimulation that targets

and utilize it. The light interacting with the

go-to for muscle recovery. They are similar but

the muscle’s trigger point and encourages a


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water is warmed to body temperature, not only does it help the muscles relax, but it almost becomes unclear where one ends and the other begins. This allows you to quiet the mind and fall into a deeply relaxed state. Something a little more feasible that can be used every day is tart cherry juice. It improves recovery of isometric muscle strength after an intense workout, and the antioxidant compounds (polyphenols) help keep inflammation levels in check to help the body repair faster. The potassium that the juice contains also aids in muscle recovery. Studies show it works best when drank days before and 48 hours after intense workouts. Since the juice contains large amounts of sugars and calories, it is best to drink before or after a workout. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from these unconventional muscle recovery options. CrossFit, gym training or any other training that you are passionate about is cause enough to indulge in the care of your body.


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Elevate Your Workout With Aerial Fitness | By: HOPE ALEGRE |


Aerial Fitness

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he commitment to join a health club

and effortless, by no means is the physical

function properly, while maintaining proper

or gym happens to be at its highest

work easy—it requires significant energy

balance—it remains an important focus

during the start of a new year. Despite

expenditure. Programs like aerial yoga, aerial

in and out of classes. When it comes to

the resolution jokes and memes that often

silks, pole and Lyra allow for an increase in

working against gravity, people often find

circulate during this time, we have to commend

physical fitness and a boost in mental health.

that it not only works on strengthening,

the fitness goals people set for themselves.

In terms of physical fitness, not only do the

but also lengthening the muscles as well.

Many consider gyms to be the only route in

previously stated programs increase muscle

Functional flexibility also plays a big role in

maintaining an active lifestyle, however within

strength and flexibility, but coordination,

manipulating your body into different poses.

two to six months, they often back out. This

poise and posture as well. Participation

There is less stress on the body and it helps

dilemma implies that many will commit to

enables you to burn between 300 and 400

align the joints, while relieving pressure and

an idea they romanticize. There is more to

calories per session, which can aid in weight

improving range of motion. It also helps

the world of fitness than lifting weights and

loss along with other necessary factors.

in keeping the musculature balanced and

cardio on a bike, treadmill or elliptical. Setting

Additionally, with increased muscle mass

the body agile. As far as mental health, it

a goal for something as serious as maintaining

comes an increased metabolic rate, which is

brings a sense of calmness brought on by

your health is all about finding the right fit for

responsible for breaking down calories and

deep breathing, muscle relaxation and the

you! It’s important to engage in an activity you

turning them into energy.

increased circulation to the pituitary gland. As an added bonus, aerial fitness can also

would thoroughly enjoy, rather than something that can start to feel like a chore.

When it comes to strengthening, aerial

significantly boost one’s self esteem.

fitness takes it to another level and is great An excellent alternative to your run-of-the-

for total body conditioning. Since these

Places like the Academy of Aerial Fitness

mill gym is aerial fitness. It is more than

programs take your body weight off the

offer all these classes and more. If you’re

just a trend or fun skill to learn—it has a

ground, you lose your sense of balance,

looking to change up your workout routine,

slew of health benefits and caters to all

which automatically causes you to engage

consider looking into aerial fitness and finding

abilities and ages. Although those who

your core. Considering that core strength

a class that works for you.

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is what allows your body to maneuver and

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Why We Walk


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For Wishes | By: TAYLOR WILLIAMS |


very year, families, friends, and

volunteers in the El Paso area gather

to participate in Walk For Wishes®. Walk For Wishes is an annual fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, occurring nationwide, as well as right here in our own backyard. Last year, 765 walkers, 23 teams and 16 community groups gathered for Walk For Wishes El Paso to celebrate the power of wishes come true. Among the crowd each year is the Garay family, who have been involved with Walk For Wishes since 2015. When Elijah Garay was diagnosed with a blood disorder in 2015, he and his family were introduced to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Elijah’s battle took its toll on his family. Throughout his treatment and numerous hospital stays, Elijah took comfort in watching movies from the Marvel franchise, which in turn ended up inspiring his wish to meet Captain America himself. We recently got in touch with Michael Garay, Elijah’s father, to talk with him about how Make-AWish has impacted his family, and why they stay involved year after year. Make-A-Wish: Would you describe your wish experience as “life changing”? Michael: For Judy and me, the wish experience was life changing. When Elijah’s wish was granted, it was such a beacon of hope and a marker in time where we could all exhale and actually feel like everything was going to be ok. It was a time for family.


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Make-A-Wish: What made you want to stay involved and help make wishes come true for others? Michael: After our wish experience, we knew and understood the impact that the power of a granted wish could have on somebody and their family, and we wanted to do what we could to help. There are so many families that have to go through what we went through. At a time when we felt lost and alone, strangers came to us and lifted us. We want to do the same for others, whether it is helping directly or indirectly. The Garays’ help has included involvement in the annual Walk For Wishes; helping to raise money while encouraging those who are going through similar experiences. Make-A-Wish: How did you decide to get involved in Walk For Wishes? Michael: When we learned about Walk For Wishes, we were so excited at the chance to reunite with some of the people we had met along the way, and also at the chance to raise money and help grant someone else’s wish. Elijah formed such a great support team made up of friends and family that it was easy—and also a no-brainer—to get a walk team going. We started a walk team called HLH Warriors Team Elijah. We have formed that team every year since, and we will be there again this year. Make-A-Wish: What is special about Walk For Wishes? Michael: The Walk For Wishes is such a great event. It has so much support from the city and from so many different community organizations. I love how, while we are walking, the entire team is mingling with other walkers and people are so happy to help support each other, yet you know almost everybody there is walking in support of someone special in their life. Make-A-Wish: What would you say to someone thinking of getting involved in Walk For Wishes this year? Michael: If anybody is thinking of getting involved in the Walk this year, you should just do it. You will not regret the connections you will make, the people you will meet, or the memories you will carry with you for the rest of your life. At a minimum, you are directly helping to grant the wish of a child facing critical illness, and that granted wish might be what keeps the fight in that warrior’s heart alive. Walk For Wishes El Paso—with founding sponsor, The Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital—is a one-mile “Fun Walk” on April 18, 2020 at The Fountains at Farah. Join us to transform lives, one step at a time and one wish at a time! You will have the opportunity to meet 68

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hen it comes to working

out, finding the motivation to make it part

of your routine can be a struggle. This is a challenge that can be faced with your pet. It’s easy to offer your pet a treat and cuddle time to appease them, however when they look at

you it’s often for the purpose of meaningful interaction. Animals are social creatures for the most part, and you can use that to break you out of a comfortable routine. Both you and your pet(s) benefit from getting out and in terms of being active, it doesn’t need to be anything high intensity. Regular exercise not only reduces the risk of disease but keeps you healthier, especially when paired with a healthy and conscious diet. Plus, not only will you be enjoying each other’s company, but possibly the company of others if you engage in group activities. As far as exercising goes, there are a few options that you and your furry friend can partake in. Just about any pet gets curious when they see their owner working out at


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March, 2020 home, so why not try to include them in the process? The routine may need some tweaking, but you can grab a pet’s favorite toy and get them moving with you while you squat, lunge, plank, pushup or whatever it may be. Taking the exercising outside allows for more to do, all while enjoying the fresh air. Normally, dogs are trained to stay at their owner’s side during walks but why not cut a little slack and let your pet walk you for once. It’s not unusual for dogs to get excited and want to speed up their pace, so trying to keep up with them will allow for a brisk walk or light jog. You can even try alternating both. Going on a hike can also easily suffice. Even if you don’t own a dog, they have backpacks, carrying cases and even strollers that might better suit your pet. If weather and your animal permits, you

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can get in the water and a enjoy a healthy and fun activity. It’s great cardio and an allencompassing workout that cuts the risk of injury. If your pet is not fully comfortable in the water, consider getting them a life jacket to make the process a bit easier. Biking can also be an option if done so safely. Although, getting them adjusted is of the utmost importance. You can start by keeping an easy-going pace that allows for your pet to trot. Having a leash with a quick release handle might be worth looking into in case of an emergency. Something you may have also seen through social media is yoga with your companion. Whether you find a local class or try it on your own, your bond and physical ability are sure to increase. Now let’s be real, not every animal has the greatest ability to follow orders. Sometimes including your pet in your workout routine is as simple as picking them up and using them for added weight in a body weight workout. If you don’t have a pet and are still looking for some external motivation to get you moving,

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ocated on 822 N. Piedras stands Galeria

For the last two years, the gallery has built

responds often by lining up on the sidewalk

Cinco Puntos. Sandwiched between

itself a reputation for putting a different

all the way around the corner.

two El Paso institution’s, Joe, Vinny

show every month. When the standard



gallery puts on a show, they tend to display

Galeria Cinco Puntos is curated via the

Coconuts, it’s a tiny little

the art for 2-3 months, which is 3 or 4

collaboration of Aryk Gardea, Jacqueline

art space. Its floor plan

shows a year. Galeria Cinco Puntos did 12

Aguirre, Carlos Humphreys, Edward Reyes,

consists of a corridor that leads to a rock-

last year. Their frenetic pace is what makes

and Javier Hernandez. They came together in

lined basement, and the two levels together

this gallery worth many repeat visits. Its

a true bohemian style. Often patrons of Joe,

do not add up to more than 250 sq. feet.

adherence to showing off work, which is

Vinny & Bronson’s, they eventually found

Tiny by any standard, it is still very much

not just new and contemporary, allows

themselves coming together looming over

worth a visit. The limitations of the wall

the 5 collaborators that curate the space

their beers and discussing the possibility of

and floor space are easily overcome by the

to interject their voice in a way that they

reclaiming the unused space next door. Two

collaborator’s productivity.

can capture how El Paso responds. And it

of them were already curating the Bohemian




Hidden Gem

March, 2020

Café’s art, and after speaking to the building manager, they received permission to use the space as long as they improved it. Where some would have seen a shooting gallery, they saw an opportunity to grow the art presence in El Paso. Where there is coffee, cigarettes and plenty of beer, the artists of the world tend to unite. Events like The Last Thursday of the Month art walk curated by Marcos Rey, Laura Turon, and Lety Koriankitis has certainly helped. So has the opening of The Cholo Gallery, the art shows at The Livingroom, the opening of Galleria Lincoln, Love Buzz, El Velvet Elvis, and Sheepdog Brewery have all infused Cinco


Hidden Gem

March, 2020 Puntos with more reasons for the art-set to visit and spend their dollars supporting local businesses. Galeria Cinco Puntos provides an alternative to the deafening humdrum of mass-produced and pre-canned commercial entertainment. Yet, its importance is not just a boon to El Paso’s business community, it’s important because it provides an opportunity to enrich the cultural significance of El Paso. The soul of Galeria Cinco Puntos is its eclectic program put together by five collaborators. Together they take proposals, decide, and help set up the non-stop stream of local artists that have been featured. Galeria is not just a boon to El Paso’s businesses, it enriches the heartbeat of El Paso. Very much for the people, by the people kind of place. And that is a good thing. This month they are featuring the work of Cleo Arevalo and Victor Casas. If you want to be considered next, then reach out to them with a proposal @galericacincopuntos.

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High Intensity Interval Training | By: TRAINER KAI MALACHI, B.S., M.S., CPT Owner of TKFit |

H.I.I.T. is a superior fat burning workout and because it is performed at each individual’s ability it is a good choice for almost everyone. Here are five excellent reasons you should try a H.I.I.T. session today.


1. A H.I.I.T. workout session is only 30 minutes long, that’s only 2 percent of your day! e all know that person. The one who does a spin class every morning before biking to work, fits in a Zumba or yoga class at

lunch, then bikes home to do a two-mile run. We grudgingly admit

we need to get fit but there’s no way we can go to those lengths to get there. Every morning we have endless to do lists to finish, lunches to pack and kids to drop off before we even get to work. Lunch is reserved for errands and appointments, not to mention catching up with friends or just taking a breath. After work? Forget about it! Between ferrying kids to soccer, dance, and karate, we’re cooking dinner, doing laundry, attending PTA, and checking homework. There’s hardly time to connect with our loved ones let alone the gym. There is no question that we need to be healthy and fit to keep up with the family, maintain some semblance of a social life, achieve work/life balance, and be a happy well-adjusted human being. But realistically, who has two or three extra hours a day to exercise? Is there a way for a normal human being to get fit? Enter H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training). H.I.I.T. is a short, thirty-minute fat burning workout regimen that uniquely utilizes the aerobic and anaerobic fuel systems of the body to burn fat during, as well as long after, the workout itself. The fat burning effect of a well-designed H.I.I.T. workout can last up to 48 hours after only a thirty-minute session! How is this possible? First developed by exercise scientists for the military, H.I.I.T. uses a science-based approach to fitness. H.I.I.T. creates a high demand for energy by requiring the body to work at a high intensity for 30-60 seconds followed by a brief rest then returning to high intensity and so on. During a H.I.I.T. workout, the brief burst of high intensity exercise places a high demand for energy on your anaerobic cycle which supports conditioning, muscle strengthening, and cardiopulmonary health. The brief rest forces the body into an aerobic cycle which supports burning calories, endurance, and movement.

2. Maintaining a regular H.I.I.T. workout regimen four to five days a week: - increases metabolism - targets and burns belly fat - increases insulin sensitivity and glucose regulation (helping to improve/prevent diabetes) - improves mood by releasing endorphins 3. H.I.I.T. has been proven to increase human growth hormone production during workouts. The anti-aging benefits of HGH are well documented. 4. H.I.I.T. results in a significantly lower incidence of injury when compared to traditional forms of exercise and workouts. Every 30-minute workout includes warm-up and cool-down stretches and exercises. 5. Almost everyone can reap the benefits of H.I.I.T., regardless of experience, training, fitness level, gender, race, or age. It works! It really works and it works fast. H.I.I.T. workouts, as all exercise regimens, are best undertaken with the supervision of a health or fitness professional and just might be the fitness plan that will change your life.

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Free Admission Craft Beer Festival | March 28, 2020 | Downtown at 406 Durango St. More info at



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March, 2020

Saving the endangered

Przewalski’s Horse


| By: BECCA BRADLEY, Przewalski’s horse zookeeper at the El Paso Zoo, photos courtesy of: EL PASO ZOO |

ore than just serving as a place

Przewalski’s horse nearly disappeared from

from other facilities as they embark on an

to bring the kids on a sunny

the planet forever. By the end of the 1950s,

incredible journey. The horses are currently

afternoon, modern-day zoos and aquariums

only twelve of these horses remained in the

residing together at the Minnesota Zoo while

also offer endangered species a second chance

world, and the species was declared “extinct

they acclimate to the chilly northern climate

at life. Zoos and aquariums allow guests to

in the wild.” Zoos, reserves, research facilities

and will then travel to the Orenburg Reserve

experience animals up close, while also

and similar institutions stepped up to the plate

located in the Preduralskaya Steppe in Russia

serving as a safe haven for countless declining

to create a breeding program to increase the

this fall. There, they will spend time at the

species. From the Golden lion tamarin to the

horses’ numbers. The El Paso Zoo is a proud


California condor, zoological institutions have

participant in this program, with a birth last

corrals, adapting to their new climatic

brought numerous animals back from the

spring contributing to the population.

conditions, under the close supervision of




the Orenburg Reserve team. After adjusting

brink of extinction through closely-monitored breeding programs, exceptional animal care

Born in the early morning of April 25th, 2018,

to their new environment, the horses will be

and careful reintroduction programs. Our

Misha is the first offspring of the zoo’s adult

released into 16,500 hectares of prime horse

very own El Paso Zoo is an active participant

Przewalski’s horses, Brianna and Vitalis. As

habitat, a region with everything required to

in these programs, contributing to the

a baby, Misha became very ill, causing her

sustain and breed the Przewalski’s horse in

survival of endangered species, including the

keepers and zoo veterinary staff to step in and

the wild. Started in 2015, the reintroduction

Przewalski’s horse.

nurse her back to health. Many late nights and

project on the Orenburg Reserve hopes

early mornings were spent caring for the tiny

to have 100-150 wild horses by the year

The Przewalski’s horse, also known as the

70-pound baby, ensuring that she would grow

2030, a key component to ensure long-term

Mongolian wild horse, has likely existed for

into the healthy, 575-pound young adult she

conservation of the valuable Russian steppe

over 500,000 years. Considered the last true

is today. Now, after careful consideration by

habitat and restoration of its key species.

wild horse of the world, the stocky, mohawk-

members of the Przewalski’s Horse Species

donning equines once roamed throughout

Survival Plan, Misha will be able to contribute

A triumph of international cooperation and

the rugged terrain of Europe and Asia. Due

to her species on an even greater level and

scientific expertise, the reintroduction of the

to conflicts with humans and livestock, as

become a world-traveler in the process. She

Przewalski’s horse is just one example of the

well as changes in the environment, the

has been selected to join a group of horses

success stories and the importance of modern-


day zoos and aquariums. Without the dedicated

In addition to assisting the wild population

will be announced at a later date. For now,

work of countless zookeepers, researchers,

of Przewalksi’s horses, the El Paso Zoo now

Mom and baby are adjusting well, bonding

veterinary staff and others, the Przewalski’s

proudly announces its further contribution to

together behind the scenes. Congratulations,

horse would have likely disappeared forever. It’s

the population of wild horses under human

Brianna and Vitalis!

been bittersweet to say goodbye to our sweet

care. The zoo’s Przewalski’s horse family has

Misha, but we can take comfort in knowing

grown by four more hooves this month with

she is on her way to help give her species that

the birth of another female on the morning

much-needed second chance.

of Feb. 3, 2020! This new little one’s name


March, 2020



GuiNness Cocktail

March, 2020

INGREDIENTS 7 ounces Guinness beer 1 ounce Irish whiskey 1/2 ounce cream of coconut 1/2 ounce cinnamon bark syrup (recipe below) 3 dashes angostura bitters INSTRUCTIONS Combine the whiskey, cream of coconut, cinnamon

Garnish with the clover and drink with a straw.

bark syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice.

Note: Cinnamon Bark Syrup recipe, as described in “Death & Co: Modern Classic

In a cocktail glass, gently pour 7 ounces of Guinness.

Cocktails”: In a saucepan, muddle 1 ounce of cassia cinnamon sticks until it’s broken

Gently slide 3-4 ice cubes into the beer.

up into shards. Add 2 cups of water and 2 cups of superfine sugar. Bring to a boil,

Shake the contents of the cocktail shaker, then pour

stirring occasionally. Lower heat, cover, and simmer gently for 4 minutes. Remove

into glass with beer and ice.

from heat and let stand overnight. Strain through a cheesecloth-lined sieve.”

March, 2020

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LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask $20

As it goes, lips have a lesser amount of oil glands which means they lack the protective benefits of the natural oils that also help keep lips moisturized. I personally never go to bed without properly hydrating my lips. It allows them the time to properly soak up the product and helps lock in moisture while you sleep to leave your lips looking luscious. The formula is thick and falls in the spectrum between a balm and cream with active ingredients to help penetrate deeper. A little goes a long way and will definitely last you for quite a while.

Aquaphor Lip Repair $3.99


Before I even start getting ready in the morning or for a night out, I always prep my lips. I apply a bit of Aquaphor so I have a smooth base to work off of, especially if I forget to use a lip sleeping mask before going to bed. It can also be used to rehydrate lips throughout the day if lips become dry from wearing a matte or liquid lip. It even works for a day that you might be feeling a more natural look. You can swipe some of this on and head out to start the day. It’s small enough to carry with you, and if I’m being honest, I have one in every one of my purses so I’m never without one. It might not have any of the glamour but it has all the functionality.

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30 $3.99


We hear it over and over again how sun protection is important to keeping our skin looking young and healthy. The thing is we often forget that this applies to our lips as well! Since we have no sun filtering on the lips it’s crucial to protect the delicate skin. This lip balm not only offers a sun protection factor of 30 but it also has Aloe and Vitamin E to keep your pout moisturized all day. Plus, the cocoa butter has emollient properties with helps retain moisture and slow signs of aging and fine lines. The delightful flavors are just a bonus!

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub $12

Although winter is the most common time for chapped lips, it isn’t the only season that it occurs. Removing the dead skin not only brings out a fresh layer but helps to prevent cracked lips. The goal is to have softer, smoother lips, and if they’re more kissable then that’s just a bonus! Although there are plenty of lip scrubs on the market, I’m a sucker for Jeffree Star’s Velour Lip Scrub. Not only are they vegan and cruelty free but they are delicious. After rubbing the scrub around in circular motions, you can either wipe it off or lick off the off excess since it’s edible! Plus, there are plenty of flavors to choose from.


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Lost in Lisbon March, 2020



March, 2020

Lost in Lisbon


25th of April Bridge

andering up and down the ancient,

The 25th of April Bridge spans the Tejo River,

medieval, old, modern and futuristic

climbing all the way to Lisbon´s Christ the

architecture that comprises the vast

King statue—clearly visible on one side of

and complicated city of Lisbon, I gleefully

the city, though even the immense size and

acknowledge that I am completely lost.

height of these two landmarks are blocked

Street signs can be imperceptible with all the

from view if you are on the opposite side of

twists, turns, trees and trucks. I look below

this sprawling metropolis.

for an azure coastline and try to distinguish the enormous Rio Tejo from the Atlantic, but

I search for The Arch of Augusta, The Museum

soon realize I’m not sure which is which. It’s

of Coaches (dozens of them, and yes, they are

all good—I´ll just check for landmarks…

just as magical as the one that Cinderella rode to the ball) or the majestic Torre de Belem

Like the unique exterior of the Oceanario,

(Tower of Belem) that hugs the shoreline

with its 8,000 marine creatures in seven

and features an open air plaza full of street

million litres of saltwater and impressive

entertainers, food kiosks and musicians.

displays of enormous coral reef aquariums, the Lisbon Zoo is easy to spot. Built in 1884,

If I can find the Vasco da Gama Concourse

it houses 2000 animals in 300 species, many

and mammoth Padraö dos Descobrimentos

endangered in their natural environments—

(Fathers of Discovery) Memorial, I will

maybe I can find its Cable cars or centrally

probably catch a glimpse of the fully berthed

located mountain, built to accommodate

yacht club and Marina, as well as its enclave

deer and mountain goats.


“See it through the expert eye”


March, 2020

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Lost in Lisbon

of wonderful waterfront restaurants. It is just on the other side of the overpass from the Monastery of Sao Geronimo, the Theatre, the Fair Grounds and the Dancing Fountain— near the Maritime Museum. Or, I could listen carefully for the haunting music coming from the Museu do Fado, or for the roar of the football (soccer) crowd at Estadio da Luz. Smelling the sweetest egg custard would then lead me to Belem´s most famous pasteleria. Tell-tale shopping bags should point me to the red brick Colombo Retail Complex, and ultra-chic designer bags will signal I’m on Rua Do Commercio—home to the best haute couture fashions in Europe.

Castelo de São Jorge

The unique architecture of Casa dos Bicos, Museu de Arte Antiga, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Museu Do Azulejo and the


Lost in Lisbon

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

March, 2020

PadraĂś Dos Descobrimentos

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

Museu de Arte Antiga


Lost in Lisbon

March, 2020 avante-garde MAAT would also give me a clue as to where I am. So would the domed Planetarium, the classic Palacio Nacional and the impeccably manicured Marques de Pombal Square and Park. But looking straight up is the clincher— overhanging the cliff above my head is the unmistakable ruin of Castelo de Sao Jorge. It is exactly where I want to be—to sit in a garden that has been sat in since the 11th Century. First by Moors, then Christians, Noblemen





garrisons of soldiers and all the other lucky people who have had the privilege to visit this incredible city. And after I´ve sat till I feel the beauty seep into my very soul, I think I´ll walk down to Rossio Square and grab dinner at one of the dozens of mouth-watering cafes. Or just get lost in Lisbon again.




We celebrated our first launch party of the year on Feb. 6th at The Berkeley Lounge. We proudly unveiled our annual medical issue with Dr. David Jimenez on the cover, along with our Winter Spaces Home & Design magazine! | Photos by: DANIEL FREDERICK





Rio Vista Behavioral Health is honored to have extended its services to include Outpatient Services. The Grand Opening celebration was held January 23rd with a large support from community members from El Paso and Las Cruces. Rio Vista embarks on its one-year anniversary of providing the area’s most compassionate patient-centered care for behavioral health. Healing the mind, body and spirit. | Photos by: JOSH PAUL GARCIA



Dr. Karen Herman celebrates the opening of her cosmetic dermatology practice, RejuvenĂŠ MD. Family, staff and friends celebrated the grand opening

on February 11th. In additional to her medical dermatology practice, Dr. Karen Herman adds a high-quality skin care boutique to her repertoire.


March, 2020



CHER HERE WE GO AGAIN TOUR March 6, 2020 | 8:00 pm The award-winning Goddess of Pop will be gracing the stage at the Don Haskins for night of timeless and transcendent fun.

Don Haskins Center, Admission: $43.50-$800


KISS END OF THE ROAD TOUR March 9, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. With tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, the Gods of Thunder bring their End of Road tour to the Sun City for an explosive performance that will have fans asking for more.

Don Haskins Center, Admission: $62-$993



THE MUSIC OF SELENA March 7-8, 2020 | 8:00 PM Celebrate the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla with a tribute concert played by the El Paso Symphony Orchestra while vocalist Isabel Marie Sanchez sings favorites like “Dreaming of You” and “Como la Flor.”

The Plaza Theatre, Admission: $30-$70


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL OVO March 12-15, 2020 | 8:00 PM By popular demand, Cirque du Soleil returns to the Don Haskins for a captivating show. Watch the performers bring to life a colorful ecosystem and bustling community of insects as they try and figure out the appearance of a mysterious egg.

Don Haskins Center, Admission: $53-$200

HARRY CONNICK, JR. TRUE LOVE: AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE March 5, 2020 | 8 PM Aside from an established acting career, Harry Connick, Jr. has established himself as a musician and singer. As a best-selling artist who recently released a No. 1 jazz album, he will bring his talents to the borderland for an evening of jazz.

The Plaza Theatre, Admission: $65-$800


MONSTER JAM March 8, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. Monster Jam returns to El Paso for a fierce battle for the championship. Spend the day watching the 12,000-pound competitors defy gravity for points in freestyle, skills and racing.

UTEP Sun Bowl, Admission: $34-$120


ART. THE COLOR OF SUCCESS. March 19, 2020 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. Join the Ladies of Business on the blue carpet for an evening of networking with artists, business people, entrepreneurs and social influencers of the city.

International Museum of Art, Admission: $45-$350

March, 2020





STAR CITY TATTOO AND ARTS EXPO March 20-22, 2020 Engage in a weekend of live tattooing and art with artists from all over the country as participators and spectators engage through the weekend.

El Paso Convention Center


RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE March 26, 2020 | 8:00 PM Although they haven’t been together for almost a decade, their comeback tour starts right here in the Sun City. Settle for nothing and enjoy an evening with rock icons Rage Against the Machine.

Don Haskins Center


EL PASO WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL March 28, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. Experience a sense of magic as family, friends and neighbors gather together and light up the sky. You’re sure to create memories you’ll cherish in an evening filled with happiness and hope.

Ascarate Park, Admission: $25.99- $55.99


THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY March 26, 2020 An unauthorized parody of the hit tv show, “The Office” comes to the Sun City for a night of inside jokes and laughable fun.

Abraham Chavez Theatre, Admission: $17.50-$65


TOBY MAC HITS DEEP TOUR March 27, 2020 | 7:00 pm 7X Grammy winner Toby Mac makes a stop in the Sun City for his popular “Hits Deep Tour” along with rising stars Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers and more.

Don Haskins Center | Admission: $18-$200


OUR SERVICES • • • • • •


PRINCE ROYCE ALTER EGO TOUR March 29, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. The Latin pop and R&B singer will be returning to the borderland for a sensuous performance.

El Paso County Coliseum, Admission: $41-$131


July, 2019



Anson 11 $$-$$$


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,


egg-free and cholesterol-free.


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.


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

$$ - Medium Range Dog Friendly- DF

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

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WESTSIDE July, 2019

Mi Piaci





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


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


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 celebrate the heritage of Texas. Come on by to enjoy!

Italian Kitchen West


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

or intimate and comfortable atmosphere 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 109 an ocean away. O, PR



The Kitchen

July, 2019

Mesa Street Grill $$$


150 Sunset | (915) 585-0801

3800 N Mesa St., Ste D1 | (915) 532-1881

Whether you’re looking for brunch, a quick lunch or a nice sit-down dinner

Mesa Street Grill introduces their newest dessert creation – the Pineapple

with views of El Paso’s sunsets, you will find all that you need at The

Crostata. This refreshing blend of pineapple, cinnamon and nutmeg is

Kitchen at 150 Sunset. Be sure to also check out our special wine dinners,

crowned with a cashew crumble and handmade sugar garnish. Taste this

with a specially curated menu and wine pairing. Come and treat yourself.

dessert once and it’s sure to become a summertime favorite. O, H, PR, H

P, H, DF, PR

Johnny Carino’s

Angry Owl Southwest Grill & Cantina



675 Sunland Park Dr. | (915) 581-7042

4799 N. Mesa St. | (915) 532-2450

1201 Airway Blvd. | (915) 778-7771

1700 N. Zaragoza Rd., Ste. 128 | (915) 300-1004

From traditional Italian dishes like Chicken Parmesan, to the more

This colorful Southwestern eatery offers mesquite-spiced, Mexican-

creative “Spiced Italian” fare like the Spicy Shrimp and Chicken and

inspired chow and potent cocktails. From seafood and ribs to fajitas

Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia, Johnny Carino’s has food and drinks to satisfy

and wings, you’ll find plenty of southwestern flavors to tempt your

your hunger for great food in a family-friendly atmosphere. H

palate. PR, H


Cattleman’s Steakhouse


King Crab $$$

3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad Rd. Fabens, TX 79838 | (915) 544-3200

1700 N. Zaragoza Suite 154 | (915) 849-8697

This is a family-style restaurant located on a 46 square mile working

You can’t get seafood like this anywhere else in El Paso. With Chef Pierre

ranch. Come savor our famous juicy steaks and mesquite-smoked BBQ while enjoying miles of desert scenery and spectacular sunsets! PR, O 110

bringing his Cajun home-style cooking from New Orleans, the seafood boils and dishes will leave your mouth watering for more. Fresh seafood is brought in twice a week. Come in and try for yourself. PR, H



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Barnett Harley Davidson..............................................Pg. 111

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino...............Pg. 19

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

Intraceuticals.................................................................Pg. 82

Cinnaholic......................................................................Pg. 74

Lucchese.....................................................................Pg. 101

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

Mesa Street Grill............................................................Pg. 41

Deutsch & Deutsch............................................... Pgs. 13, 69

Mix/Milan Salon & Spa..................................................Pg. 71

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

Pacifica Homes Inc........................................................Pg. 79

DoubleTree by Hilton.....................................................Pg. 18

Rio Vista Behavioral Health............................................Pg. 87

DWTN Spaces...............................................................Pg. 94

Sharkdogs Sports Grill...................................................Pg. 62

El Paso Children’s Hospital............................................Pg. 75

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

El Paso Rhinos...............................................................Pg. 89

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

El Paso Window Co.......................................................Pg. 98

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

Entrecôte & Co..............................................................Pg. 70

Sugar Skull Fashion Boutique........................................Pg. 95

Envy Aesthetic Center...........................................Back Cover

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino..............................Pg. 35

EP Prime Blinds & Shades.............................................Pg. 34

Table Occasions.............................................................Pg. 39

Farmers Insurance.........................................................Pg. 74

The Hospitals of Providence..........................................Pg. 15

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

The Italian Kitchen West................................................Pg. 61

Geico.............................................................................Pg. 40

The State Line...............................................................Pg. 99

Glasheen, Valles & Inderman...................... Inside Back Cover

Town Square Media.......................................................Pg. 83

Grace the Psychic Lady.................................................Pg. 61

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

IDEA Public Schools......................................................Pg. 33

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

Indicium Display Network.................................... Pgs. 32, 100

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