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The Woman Behind the Bench JUDGE VERONICA NAJERA

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here are so many paths that can lead us into the careers we have today, yet every individual’s journey is different. Life is full of chapters, some we’re proud of, some we

wish we could redo, but with each chapter we learn so much about ourselves. I am not the person today that I was yesterday and I hope that I am not the person tomorrow that I am today. This month’s issue of The City Magazine is dedicated to our city’s ‘Women in Business.’ We highlight strong, proud women who overcame political as well as immigration struggles, and stand proudly in the world of girl bosses, CEOs and our featured woman judge. While we often talk about the roles women play in the workplace, I believe it is equally important to understand their personal triumphs as well. I’ve yet to meet a woman whose road to success wasn’t full of detours and obstacles. Those bumps, bruises, and often scars, are there to remind us of the power women possess and the positive impacts women are making to ensure their futures are both bright and full of promise, as well as the futures of the women who follow. Though I personally have not yet grabbed the golden ring, fulfilled my goals or am at a place where I can comfortably say, “Check, I’m here,” I can tell you that each time we hit a goal, there should be a moment that we pause and celebrate, even if it is only within ourselves that we find our accomplishments. Have you ever noticed how our male counterparts gather the men in their circle to the closest drinking establishment, order shots for the group and toast to the latest promotion? While we on the other hand celebrate slightly different, smile, if at all, acknowledge to ourselves we’ve

When visiting with Judge Veronica Najera, she seemed to have the

hit a goal and begin the next project. If we followed their lead, and

balance of femininity, strength, intelligence and a heart that is pure.

I believe we should, there would be parties all over this city on a

I believe the foundation to her success is that she had one mindset

nightly basis.

- to help the people that don’t have the power or the knowledge to do it for themselves. That says it all, that defines her mentality and

This month I was privy to spending time with several of the women

I see her as a strength that every young woman should look up to.

we’ve featured. We are proud to present their stories and applaud their efforts as Nevena Christi, owner of Rocketbuster Boots, our May cover

an exemplary example of the character of women we should all

woman (cover boss) has created her own successful pathway.

aspire to be.

She’s the CEO “Boss Lady” of a successful boot manufacturing company that has international fame. To be asked to design

I love this quote by Hillary Clinton: “Take criticism seriously, but

boots for the London runway must be a feeling of success that is

not personally.” Cheers to the women whose accomplishments

indescribable. She is witty, smart and a take-charge sort of woman

we forgot to celebrate.

who makes a person feel like they’ve been a friend since college, an instant trust in that whatever she’s telling you must be factual. I enjoyed every minute of our time during the cover shoot. Kudos to her for her success in the fashion world and bringing that welldeserved attention to the city of El Paso. 16

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Pictured left to right: Dana Irwin Carmona, President Elect Wendy Lanski, A Christmas Fair Chair 2017 Kim McGlone, President 2017-18 Gloria Macias-Viramontes, A Christmas Fair Chair 2016 Diane Flanagan, President 2016-17

Making a T Positive Impact

The Women of the Junior League of El Paso | By: CLARISSA DE LA TORRE photography by: BOBBY GALLAGHER | www.thecitymagazineelp.com

he Junior League of El Paso Inc. (JLEP) has a

a combined 7,900 volunteer hours, nets an

rich history of serving our community spanning

estimated $250,000 to be used in projects and

many decades. Officially established as a

programs for the El Paso community. We hope

chapter in 1933, our goal has always been to

to catch you being “Merry & Bright” at this year’s

prepare our members to be effective leaders and

highly anticipated event, sure to wow shoppers

dedicated volunteers in our community. We have

and visitors alike with over 230 merchants, tons of

accomplished this and so much more. Today, our

entertainment and great food, an exclusive preview

organization consists of more than 500 members.

party (including both a live and silent auction),

We are professional women who work full-time

private shopping experience, two children’s parties,

jobs and are mothers and wives. We are a diverse

photo opportunities and pictures with Santa.

corps of women who empower one another and we rise by lifting others.

For over 85 years, we have welcomed women who exemplify our commitment to voluntarism. We

Our members carry on this proud tradition to this

guide them and provide training, which has enabled

day by dedicating their time, talents and energies

countless women to reach their full potential as

to countless hours in identifying the critical needs

individuals and community leaders. Through our

of the community, raising awareness, fundraising

community projects and programs, the women

and executing community projects to meet those

of JLEP have seen firsthand not only the positive

needs. In fact, each year our volunteers give

impact we can create, but also the true power of

approximately 26,800 hours of volunteer service

women building better communities.

worth an estimated $630,000 to our community. If you’re interested in joining JLEP and want more In November of 2017, JLEP will be celebrating its

information about our projects, visit www.jlep.org.

44th year of “A Christmas Fair,” which through 17


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| By: STEPHANIE AMERENA photography by: DAV ANMED | ext to the El Paso train station,

like a Pop Art inspired pair with comic panels

Nevena Christi, or as it says on her business

on the same street as the

reading, “She had a plan of her own, and sitting

card, “BOSSLADY,” is not originally from El

market,

around waiting wasn’t any part of it!” Each piece

Paso. From New York, she went to school for

Rocketbuster Boots resides in

deliberate and filled with a unique look. Going

fine arts then moved on to fashion design.

a newly renovated 100-year-old building on

on their 28th year of business, Rocketbuster

Nevena was no stranger to design, having

Anthony Street with “Rocketbuster Boots,

Boots prides themselves on creating boots

studied at some of the finest schools in

Showroom and Warehouse” boldly printed on

that customers can wear and not have to worry

Europe and New York. She had 15 years

the side. Once you enter Rocketbuster Boots

about the rest of the outfit. You can be caught

of experience working as an artist, graphic

you feel the vibrant personality that radiates

in your black yoga pants and if you have a pair of

designer and fashion designer. At one point,

from the knickknacks hanging from the walls,

Rocketbuster Boots on, everyone will say you

she worked on designing china and scarves,

like a plaque reading, “On this site in 1897,

look fabulous. The woman behind this vision

then moved onto dresses and textiles. She

nothing happened,” to the boots themselves,

and standard is Nevena Christi.

came to El Paso in 1995 to commission

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Rocketbuster Boots to collaborate on some outrageous boots for Nicole Miller’s New York runway show. Her husband, Marty Snortum started the business and bought the building that Rocketbuster Boots currently resides in, but Nevena took the business to the next level. When she moved here, she saw the potential that boots could have, especially in accuracy and measurements like clothing should be. Believing that boots should have an amazing fit ratio, Nevena was changing boots into actual designer clothing. Her main competition is creating the next idea she gets to see if they can do it. Fearless when it comes to the art, she is willing to take on any challenge that customers try to throw at her. With this reputation, it is no surprise that Rocketbuster Boots was recognized by other artists and designers. Around Christmas time, their busiest time, Nevena got an email from Henry Holland, British designer of House of Holland, who is known for his T-shirts that have hot-off-the-press news headlines and scandalous comments. After following their social media pages, Holland said he wanted some Rocketbuster Boots for his London runway pieces. With this great opportunity, there was also the challenge of a time crunch. Holland needed the boots in L.A. by January, ready for London fashion week in February. Remembering her fashion background, she wanted the thrill of the challenge and to visit her old life and friends in London. Nevena accepted. 24

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The stars of the runways were five thigh-high boots that had: Woody Woodpecker, cherries, snake boots that said “Let’s get loaded,” and mules that said “Bitches.” Everything crazy, wild, and filled with that unique Rocketbuster Boots personality. Nevena said that it was great to work with a designer again, to try something so challenging in such a short amount of time and to expand her creativity in an outrageous, crazy, wild, and most importantly, fun way. After the show, El Paso was credited in the London fashion show and received a tremendous review from Vogue magazine saying they were “American couture and everyone should Google them.” Nevena emphasized how New York fashion reviews are hardly ever kind and the press can be very catty. When Nevena got home with that review, she was very excited. With that, social media noticeably increased. Even with their six-month waiting list, and a price range from $1,000 to $8,000, there were ten new international orders and emails that kept coming in. People come from all over the world for their boots such as: New Zealand, Japan, Australia, and North Dakota. Nevena even met a teacher at one of her old schools in New York that wants her to speak to her textile class. After London Fashion Week, the future is determined on what is more fun. Nevena said, “If it is not fun, then why are we doing it?” Nevena wants to continue to do outrageous pieces for highly visible personalities so people can see them and think about what they can creatively do with boots. The ultimate goal for Nevena and Rocketbuster Boots is two 20-foot boots on each side of El Paso to attract people to the city and contribute to the town’s economy. Once here, they can also see boot prints from Rocketbuster Boot products, much like the Hollywood walk of fame. By doing this, Rocketbuster Boots is highlighting how El Paso is the boot capital of the world and how we should be proud of it. This is their way of contributing to the town, by advertising El Paso to bring people here, and when they are away, in places like London, being a good poster kid for El Paso. In both scenarios, Nevena follows her favorite quote from Walt Disney, “Do what you do so well they will want to see it again and bring their friends.” 26

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Honoring Angelica Fuentes

Fuentes | By: LADONNA APODACA photos courtesy of: ANGELICA FUENTES |

he Maestro Cares Foundation recently honored one of

Maestro Cares Foundation, celebrated the 4th annual

El Paso’s own, Mexican business executive Angelica

“Changing Lives, Building Dreams” gala at a sold out

Fuentes, with the prestigious “Excellence in Corporate

event in New York City.

Social Responsibility” Award. Find out why this savvy trailblazer is such a force to be reckoned with.

Angelica Fuentes was recognized on that auspicious evening for her significant body of work regarding the empowerment

On March 21, singing sensation Marc Antony and Latin

of women and children in Latin American countries.

producer Henry Cardenas, both co-founders of the

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Born and raised in Cuidad Juárez, Angelica

It is for this multitude of achievements that

I was very impressed [with their mission]. I

spent a significant amount of time living and

the Maestro Cares Foundation chose to

find the determination and the commitment

working in Mexico City prior to returning to

select Angelica as this year’s recipient of

of the Maestro Cares Foundation founders,

the borderland where she chose several

their Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas, to be

years ago to make El Paso her home.

On the heels of returning home from the

very inspiring. I believe that people who

awards ceremony, I had occasion to visit with

wake up to their full spiritual potential have

During a career that has spanned more

Angelica briefly and ask her a few questions

the power to make all the adjustments

than three decades, Angelica has become

about the Maestro Cares Foundation and the

needed to evolve and by evolving, they make

one of Latin America’s most recognized

future of her career.

the world around them change altogether.

businesswomen and philanthropists and is renowned as one of Mexico’s most influential women according to Forbes magazine. She has served as CEO of a global nutrition company, an international cosmetics brand, and a major natural gas distributor. In the past 26 years, she has been involved with numerous international organizations and

professional

groups

that

support

women’s causes. Currently, she co-chairs the ABC Foundation and the World Economic Forum’s Mexico Gender Parity Taskforce, an IMF initiative. She is also a member of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, created by Hillary Clinton; she is a Global Defender for the Girl Up campaign, a program of the United Nations Foundation, and she was the first woman to receive the CEO Leadership Award for the championing of Women’s Empowerment Principles. In 2014, Angelica established the Angelica Fuentes

Foundation,

the

philanthropic

life’s

commitment

Ladonna Apodaca (LA) - If you would

with women’s causes. The Foundation

please, can you tell our readers how you

is an organization with headquarters in

first became familiar with the Maestro Cares

Mexico and the United States, focused

Foundation, what it’s mission consists of and

on Women’s Empowerment and Gender

how it has impacted you?

culmination

of

her

Equality as one of the most efficient tools for social, economic and environmental

Angelica Fuentes (AF) - I first became

development. One of the main initiatives of

familiar with the foundation at the Latino

the Angelica Fuentes Foundation is FoCo, a

Impact Summit 2016, an event organized by

series of forums that showcase prominent

Public Foundation, Cala Foundation and the

personalities whose aim is to stimulate

United Nations to discuss issues of relevance

cooperation and increase the visibility of the

for the future of Latin America.

subject of women’s empowerment.

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(LA) – Can you tell us if there is something in particular that you are most proud of in your career and how that may have brought your work to the forefront with the foundation? (AF) – I can tell you that I am particularly proud of my capacity of resilience: no matter how challenging a situation is, I always find the strength within myself to keep on moving forward with my mission. Since I was very young, I’ve known what my mission in life is; empowering women and promoting gender equality has always been a priority in all my endeavors. I am fully committed to this cause and will continue working to improve the quality of life for girls and women. The great Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American female poet to win the Nobel Prize, said it best, “Se tu el que aparta la piedra del camino…” Wherever there is an obstacle, be the one who clears the way. And that is what I try to do every single day of my life. (LA) - I read that the foundation strives to improve the quality of life for Latin America’s most impoverished youth. As an empowered woman, who inspires other women, how does this philosophy tie in with your personal

(AF) – I now have two young daughters of my

“I believe that women are powerful, but

mission statement?

own and I have dreams for their future and for

they must know it and internalize it. An

the future of the 300 million girls and women

empowered woman is a woman that is not

(AF) – The foundation and myself share

across Latin America. A future where the

afraid of accepting her own reality and is able

the idea that every child, no matter gender,

values of love, equality, tolerance, freedom

to love, value, and embrace her true self. Her

socioeconomic

nationality,

and respect for human rights are upheld. A

gender does not decide anything for her; it

deserves the opportunity to develop their

future where men and women are treated

does not define her.”

full potential as human beings. Children are

equally and have the same opportunities. A

the future and we must do everything that

future in which women and girls enjoy access

Some of her projects include:

is in our hands to leave them a better world

to education, health services and economic

A Complete: “A skincare company that’s

and encourage them to exert a responsible

opportunity. I would like girls to grow up

dedicated to the development, sales and

leadership. No other objective is more

without fear. I dream of a future in which

distribution of affordable and effective anti-

important to me than helping others finding

women are free to make their own decisions

aging products. A Complete’s products are

their own path, their own space, and their

and develop their full potential.

innovative and blend natural ingredients

condition,

or

own voice. We both share a desire to build a better society for future generations.

with the latest development in cosmetic Angelica’s efforts to empower women and

technology.”

advocate for gender equality are boundless. (LA) – What are your dreams for the future of

The various foundations and organizations

“Our mission is to empower everyday women

women and children in Latin American countries?

prove to be a tireless effort to be the change

to be a complete woman in every aspect of

she wishes to see.

her life. I would like every woman to know that beauty and power come from within.”

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May, 2017 GEF (Gender Equality Fund) is an open-ended fund that we established to invest in largecap companies listed in the United States with a dual strategy bias: a value investment approach

focused

mainly

on

capital

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Since its creation in March 2014, the AFF, through its 23 current partners, grantees and gender equality programs is currently reaching an estimate of 270,000 girls and women in the hemisphere in more than 40 communities in five countries. Those countries include Colombia, Peru, Chile, Guatemala and Brazil. “I can proudly say that we worked with the United Nations Foundation to change legislation in Guatemala to raise the legal marriage age from 14 to 18 years. This is one of the greatest milestones in Latin American youth rights in decades. The joint effort between the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up and the Angelica Fuentes Foundation will have an immediate impact by protecting 3.5 million children.” It is no wonder she was recognized for her body of work and received the Maestro Cares award. Congratulations again … you are indeed a woman who is very deserving.

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VERONICA The Impact and Inspiration of an Immigrant

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| By: LAUREN MACIAS-CERVANTES photography by: DAVID PARISH |

ust like the word “duality” originated

Eventually, her bilingualism and dual culture

perfectly, the struggles that he went through

from late Latin and English, Veronica

opened doors in broadcasting for Veronica.

to obtain housing for his wife and children

S. Najera comes from two similarly

She was recruited to El Paso as a TV anchor

and how hard he had to work—I think that

equal parts: Mexico and the United

for Univision affiliate, KINT, after being

really affected me,” she clearly recalled.

States. The Administrative Law Judge

recognized for her ability to present in English

immigrated from Sinaloa with her

and Spanish, and being able to transition

The judge and certified mediator keeps a

parents and four brothers to the United

between the two languages seamlessly.

childhood reminder she often refers to, “I

She worked in the role for a few years

have a paper that I wrote when I was 8 years

before going back to school to obtain her

old and it says there that I wanted to help

“My father always talked about the greatness

Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas

the people that didn’t have the power or the

of this country,” recalled Veronica. “He

Tech University School of Law. During that

knowledge to do it for themselves because

always talked about the opportunities that

time, Veronica worked for Telemundo as a

of whatever reason,” she said.

we had here and I was fortunate enough to

television host to pay for law school, which

obtain an education,” she said.

she knew was her life’s passion.

Her life in the United States started in Tucson,

“I’ve always known that I wanted to be a

the Attorney General, Consumer Protection

Ariz. where her father, a mechanic, owned his

lawyer,” she said. “Because of what I saw

Division. Upon passing the bar, she was

own auto parts store. Later, she obtained a

my parents go through immigrating to this

offered a job in the Dallas office of the OAG

bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor

country; how my father was discriminated

in the same division. She prosecuted cases

in broadcasting from the University of Arizona.

against because he didn’t speak English

in Deceptive Trade Practices Act litigation

States at age six.

Veronica also credits her duality for opening doors to an internship with the Office of

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Veronica S. Najera

Though being removed from her colleagues

Plus don’t forget the fun!

is tough, she said ever-changing laws present a pretty good challenge.

The mom of two boys loves to dance Latin and performs with a local Cuban academy. She

“We preside over cases from more than 51

reflects on a favorite phrase about dance and life:

agencies. That means that I have to know and be competent to rule and make decisions, and

“Cuando bailes no pienses que los pasos te

know the rules that apply in all of those subject

saldran mal. No te detengas si te caes. No

matters that come before me,” said Veronica.

trates de imitar. No pienses lo que dira la gente, solo baila y se feliz.”

The role requires a lot of reading, writing and analysis that result in what Veronica finds

[“When you dance do not think about

the most rewarding, “The ability to make an

whether the steps will be wrong. Do not

impact in my community doing what I know

stop if you fall. Do not imitate. Do not

is right based on the evidentiary factors.”

think about what people will say, just dance and be happy.”]

The accomplished judge shared some advice gained on her journey from her birthplace of Mérida, the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, to the courtroom bench: “Instead of being embarrassed of your background, you need to embrace it, make the most of it and use it to your advantage.” as an Assistant Attorney General. Her work paved the way for an opportunity as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). An ALJ is a neutral presiding officer who oversees regulatory cases prosecuted by the State of Texas—anything from DWI license revocation to the Asarco case (she was one of two ALJs that heard the case). Decisions issued are based on evidentiary factors, and the application of the laws of the State of Texas. There are 62 ALJs in eight offices in Texas and only one ALJ post in the El Paso office. Veronica was appointed to the position and returned to El Paso in 2005. It is a prominent role that carries a responsibility she doesn’t take lightly. “My decisions affect people. My decisions affect the livelihood of people. That is really important,” she said.

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RISE Up and Give Back

illennials get a bad rep for

the generation that birthed them, they are seekers of a participation ribbon, for Baby Boomers, they are incompetent and whiney (why haven’t you bought a house at 20 years old?!). But Millennials are constantly working hard to make adequate changes in society and in the workforce. Enter RISE, a fun project created

by

Millennials

for

Millennials.

Founder Margaux Dalbin started RISE as a community outreach project when working for United Way of El Paso as the Community Engagement Coordinator. “Simply put, RISE was started as an easygoing, fun way for Millennials in El Paso to give back to their community and meet

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RISE was started as an easy-going, fun way for Millennials in El Paso to give back to their community and

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new friends. When [United Way] looked at the market for young professional groups, we realized they were mostly focused on a more formal and professional development path. Which is awesome and needed, but we wanted to look at a different kind of young professional group, so we considered a couple of factors,” says Dalbin. Dalbin discussed the fact that though El Paso is a big city, it can feel like a small town at times. “We wanted to encourage young professionals to break out of their shells and meet new people.” Another factor they considered was Millennials wanting to do community work and give back, but not finding a place or an outlet to do so. So why target to Millennials? “We wanted to target Millennials because we know that they want to be philanthropic and give back, they just need the vessel to do it! As a generation we are caring people. We look out for one another and would jump at a chance to be philanthropic and volunteer in our community,” Dalbin says.

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“Our projects all focus on early education, healthy living and child hunger,” adds Dalbin. With a motto of, “Give Back, Hang Out,” the group aims to encourage young professionals in the community to help out in these targeted areas of need. An event earlier in the year consisted of a book donation hosted at Later, Later, a local bar in downtown El Paso. Over drinks and small appetizers, the group was able to gather boxes of books to donate to Books are Gems. A more recent event was held at Bowie High School to help plant seasonal vegetables in their garden. Encouraging and promoting a healthy lifestyle is key to the group’s goal. “At first, waking up on a Saturday morning to pick weeds and mix soil may not seem like the most thrilling use of your time, but afterwards, everyone feels more accomplished and connected to their community. There isn’t a feeling in the world that compares to knowing you helped your community succeed.” Dalbin says she often hears people saying how great it felt to volunteer and give back. Because RISE is geared towards Millennials, the marketing and events have to be planned with that in mind. Everything is focused on marketing and spreading the news of events through social media. “I think the days of mailed, formal invites will be over soon,” remarks Dalbin. Most of the events also include meeting up at a local watering hole or staying to eat and hang out. In the future, Dalbin says, “You can expect more giving back and hanging out. Our next events are going to be a hike and mixer at Whole Foods and a volunteer day with EPISD Community Schools Initiative, helping to beautify their area of the Guillen Middle School Campus.” Helping out in the community and targeting the areas that El Paso struggles with will soon allow RISE, and the Millennials volunteering, to have a sense of gratification and new pride in their city. Maybe soon the stigma behind the word “Millennial” will fade away. To learn more visit www.elpasorise.org

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Boys and Girls Club of El Paso Cantina 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Fun Walk The Rudolph Plaza Shopping Center hosts the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso as they hold a

SATURDAY, MAY 13 • 3-7 PM

10K, 5K, and 1-mile fun walk to benefit the club. The race begins at 6:30 p.m. and you can register online at raceadventuresunlimited.com. Register now through May 4th for $20, and $30 late registration ends on the 6th.

summer cocktail competition VERANO ON THE FIFTH/SEASON ONE WILL CONSIST OF PREMIERE BEVERAGE TALENT FROM EL PASO. A PANEL OF JUDGES WILL DETERMINE THE WINNER. THE CONTEST WILL BE CENTERED AROUND CREATING A SUMMER CARAFE (THAT CAN BE ENJOYED POOLSIDE OR AT THE BAR) THAT CAPTURES THE ESSENCE AND PULSE OF HOTEL INDIGO AND LIFE ON THE FIFTH.

11th Annual Braden Aboud Memorial 5K Run/Walk “Be strong, here comes the run” by Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation takes off at 8 a.m. on May 7th. With over 11,000 participants throughout the country, the Braden Aboud Memorial Run/Walk has the largest youth-centered competitive 5K. For $10 to $20 per person, help raise money for the educational development and improvement of the heath of El Paso youth. Register online at eventbrite.com

Event Details There will be 1 winner with $500 Cash Prize as well as a menu mention on Circa’s Summer Cocktail Menu. There will also be a “Life On The Fifth Crowd Favorite” voted by attendees; winner will receive a complimentary 2 day stay at Hotel Indigo. $20 General Admission at the door $15 presale tickets are available at

Feeding America Fundraiser at The Lowbrow Palace On Saturday, May 13th from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. UTEP Lamba Chi Alpha will be raising money for Feeding America in their aims to end global hunger through donation of food and resources. Special guests include Kilo and the Dew, Trost House, Stan Z, and the Swell Kids. Admission $5-$8 and you may purchase tickets through ticketfly.com

STEP OUT, Walk to Stop Diabetes The El Paso Diabetes Association teams up with the Diamond Circle on the morning of May 20th to help raise funds to increase education and awareness about diabetes of El Paso

This will include admission to the event, accessibility to the pool,and a sample of each competitors beverage. For more information contact RENE HURTADO Lifestyle Ambassador 915.532.5200 ¼ r.hurtado@esperantodev.com

residents. The cost is $25 per person, and you may register online at epdiabetes.org.

Mission Valley Duathon Join the Mission Valley on the morning of May 28th through a beautiful 5K run through the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, followed by a 20K bike through the historical Mission Train through Socorro Road. The funds raised will support a scholarship fund at the El Paso Community Foundation for students in the surrounding area. Registration is open through the end of May

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100 years

May, 2017

OVER

of Radford

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But Radford is no ordinary private school. Recognized as one of the best private schools in the southwest, Radford not only places emphasis on academics, but social skills as well. The social skills taught are aimed to not only help them now, but to also benefit them later in life. “We help the students develop social skills that they’ll need when they’re out in the world after school. We make them comfortable with older people and in return the kids here are polite and respectful,” Principal Doran goes Originally in two homes along the Rio Grande

John Doran, who has been principal for the

on to explain how these skills will help them

River, the Radford School holds 107 years

last 10 years at Radford, explains that this is

after school ends. “[The students] are very self-

of El Paso history. Beginning as an all girl’s

the reason why the school had to relocate.

confident, and as they get older, they know

day school and boarding school, Radford

“At the original school, over on what is now

what is expected of them. Many people fail

was created by businessmen who wanted

Sunset Heights, stray bullets ever so often

at their chosen careers because they have the

to keep their daughters close rather than

would come across the river from where the

technical knowledge to do the job, but they

sending them to East Coast.

fighting was going on over there. So, in 1918

don’t know how to get along with other people.

they made the decision to move out to the

That is why we put a lot of effort into that.”

With the school being so close to the Mexican

present location [near Ft. Bliss].” Radford teaches from pre-kindergarten to

border during the early 1900s, the students were actually able to hear and watch as

It was 60 years later, in 1976, when Radford

high school seniors and even offers a special

battles of the Mexican Revolution occurred

became a co-educational school and eleven

class

just right across the river from them.

years later in 1987, when they permanently

students reach the high school level, they are

closed their boarding school.

expected to be able to handle harder classes,

for

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children.

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May, 2017 “We’re strictly a college preparatory school. Once kids get to high school, they have to take AP classes or dual credit classes,” Principal Doran says. “I’ve been here now for 10 years and for those 10 years we’ve graduated 100% of our seniors on time and they’ve all gone off to college.” Notable alumni of Radford includes Sandra Day O’Conner, a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, who attended Radford in the 1940s. Not only is Radford unique when it comes to academics and focusing on creating better social skills for their students, but even their sports are different. While they still offer traditional sports like volleyball, basketball, swim club and soccer, they also do something no other school in West Texas does.

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May, 2017 “One of the things we do have here at Radford that is unique to our school, for the kids who are 12 years and older, we have a Trap and Skeet shooting team. We go out to Ft. Bliss on Saturday mornings and the kids shoot shotguns at the targets,” Principal Doran says. “I’m actually the coach and it’s a very unique thing we have. No other school in West Texas has that.” When I asked Principal Doran how he sees the attitudes of the students at school, he said parents only have one “complaint.” “One of the things parents remark about often is that they can’t get the kids to leave,” Principal Doran says with a chuckle. “They don’t want to go home; they want to stay here after school. It’s just a very positive atmosphere for everyone.”

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Apostle Patty Valenzuela of Ignite Movement The first and only female apostle known to our community, Apostle Patty Valenzuela is pioneering spirituality in El Paso in an extraordinary way. Founder of Ignite Movement Church, alongside her husband, Pastor Andy Valenzuela, this is a woman who’s driven to “pave the way for others where there was not a road” and well, the response has been staggering. With only just a few members at its inception in 2012, incredibly, on a small house porch, to a huge and sudden demand for additional space at its current location only two short weeks later, Ignite Movement is most certainly proving its way! Ministering over 2,000 members under her wing, while undertaking a bold yet profound mission, Apostle Patty makes it her life’s work to help others. In her words, “bringing heaven on earth” is what she considers her calling and what she, selflessly, dedicates herself to accomplishing. Today, through the works of Apostle Patty and Ignite Movement Church together, many have witnessed, or experienced for themselves, spiritual transformations and “breakthroughs” that encompass struggles with depression, addiction, personal finances, marriage problems and just about any obstacle put before us. And the testimonials are countless! Not surprisingly, there are plans now underway for expansion that will lead to a new Eastside location in the coming year, a new recording studio and a brand new book. At the end of this year, Apostle Patty will be touching even more lives to come with her premiere title, ‘Passionate Pursuit,’ of which she says the catalyst for the book was simply, “People hurting, not knowing how to get out of problems, disappointment, discouragement…” and adds, “It leads the way.” The vision upheld by Apostle Patty for herself and the church is simple, yet transformative. She’s driven to help others find a spiritual relationship that will feed their souls, the same way that a meal feeds a hungry appetite. As a woman, she’s no stranger to the challenges faced by working women who often juggle family, marriage and caring for children or loved ones with their busy schedules. In fact, she tailors her message around family as the key to her success in growing Ignite Movement and believes in empowering women to never “lose their perspective” when it comes to their spirituality. To put one’s spirituality above everything is, above all, Apostle Patty’s winning advice for achieving the greatest success in life and at Ignite Movement Church, it’s proven to be just the place to get started. To learn more about Apostle Patty and Ignite Movement Church, tune into KSCE-TV Channel 38 for the “Supernatural Movement” every Thursday at 8:30 pm and prepare to be inspired!

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Paige Fox of Fox Acura, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus of El Paso Talk about shattering stereotypes! As one of the few female general managers within the male-dominated car dealership industry, Paige Fox has quickly made her mark in the automotive business, and as one of the youngest at that. Growing up in the family business, as some might assume, was not how she landed her current role at Fox Acura, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus of El Paso. Her father, Steve Fox, industry mogul and President of Fox Acura, presented an opportunity for Fox to work for him, but not before she could “prove [herself] and bring something of value.” This led the driven young woman to take her well-rounded experience, gained working alongside her father throughout her youth, to the next level. A graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BA in Business and Marketing, Fox honed her marketing skills at Golf States Marketing in Houston, a sister company of Gulf States Toyota. She worked as their Digital Development Manager, consulting nearly 50 Toyota dealers in TX, LA, AK, MI and OK, in the aim of superior online presence and lead handling to ultimately enhance the digital customer-service experience. Five years later, Fox knew she was ready to elevate her career and bring her expertise back home to the Fox Acura dealership. Today, Fox works to the tune of 80 plus hour weeks, while never wavering on the lifelong guiding principles she’s learned so well from her father and mentor which have, clearly, proven successful. As she points out, “I was taught to work hard and be nice to everyone” and adds, “without our customers, we wouldn’t be in business.” In fact, Fox prides herself on proving wrong the notion that car dealerships are out to swindle the public and says, “I want to prove that is not how we operate.” To the contrary, she knows full well the anxiety that arises from making a major life purchase for a vehicle and says she’s driven to help customers make sound decisions. Being back in her native city that she expressly loves, coupled with a passion for the auto industry and the car brands she “stands by”, Fox has a vision “to be a top and best employer to work for, to expand and to help grow El Paso and give back.” Proudly pointing out the company’s motto, ‘Making Friends One Client at a Time,’ it’s clear that Fox cares not only about selling cars, she cares about our people! Coming Soon: Summer deals that sizzle from aggressive manufacturers’ incentives. Find Fox Acura on every social media platform for promos, fun and charitable giveaways.

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Tiffany Menefee of Pronto Body Shop, Inc. Auto collision repair is a reality for most drivers, and dealing with

On top of that, Menefee also prides her business on its reputation

insurance companies and body shops is often one big headache. That’s

for providing “structurally-sound” vehicle repairs. This emphasis

where Tiffany Menefee, owner of Pronto Body Shop, Inc., makes

on customer safety stems, too, from her background in protecting

it all better! With 17-years of solid insurance knowledge under her

customers from insurance fraud by body shops, usually rooted in

belt, Menefee blends her background as a licensed insurance agent,

monetary scams and faulty repairs. This ultimately spells the peace of

adjuster and Special Insurance Unit (SIU) fraud investigator, to offer

mind afforded by the simplification of an often complicated process,

unmatched auto collision repair services from a 20-year establishment

they can rest assured that their safety, best interests and customer-

with “a lot of history in El Paso.” A staple since 1979, Pronto Body

satisfaction lie at the forefront. In fact, it was this very opportunity

Shop delivers informed, streamlined and superior-quality auto collision

that Menefee saw in El Paso through Pronto Body Shop and what

repair by way of Menefee’s vast expertise in the insurance rules and

drove her to acquire the shop in 2015 upon her relocation from

regulations typical of the industry. That translates to a customer-service

Austin, Texas. Seeing a very real need in customers being serviced

experience like no other! As she describes it, Pronto Body Shop can

knowledgeably, compassionately and in a timely manner.

be likened to “a boutique auto collision repair” shop where, “topnotch attention to detail in making customers happy and satisfied” is

Today, Menefee enjoys making her customers comfortable while,

the biggest priority. Did we mention that she’s one of very few women

“walking them through the process,” and drawing on a Maya Angelou

who own and operate an auto collision repair shop in town?

quote, says that when it comes to her customers, her philosophy lies in “how you make them feel.” It’s this very business model that’s, undoubtedly, Menefee’s own key to success and that of the entire operation at Pronto Body Shop. So, when life behind the wheel happens, save yourself the hassle and put the best in class in your driver’s seat!

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sentimental jewelry for outside repair, Diamond prides her business on the fact that customer’s jewelry are always done in house. The store has built loyalty and trust from customers who span generations.

Leticia Diamond of Joyeria Internacional

Their unique and one-of-kind selection of jewelry also

Leticia Diamond propelled Joyeria Internacional into the future with

and diamonds to redesign or upgrade a favorite piece of

over 25 years of experience in fine jewelry and watches and has taken

jewelry, and even the option to customize your wedding

her family business to new heights. Established in 1992 alongside

set. Joyeria Internacional is a stand out in a sea of

her father, Onesimo Bernal, the two built a company defined by its

corporate stores, where you can deal directly with the

impeccable quality, high-level of trust and lasting customer relationship.

owner. Stop by and you’ll find that Joyeria Internacional

Today, and since her father’s retirement in 2011, Diamond successfully

is a true gem of a store that’s kept customers coming

carries on that legacy as the company’s sole owner.

back for years! Located in the historic Five Points area.

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Irma Espinoza of Bonita Brow & Lash Lounge Irma Espinoza proudly proclaims, “I am a woman and I know what women want.” Her professionalism and passion are equally apparent and she strives for the perfect relaxing experience. She is as knowledgeable as she is personable, and will instantly make you feel right at home at Bonita which can be described as a brow and lash lounge and a makeup bar. With many luxury services provided for eyes such as microblading, and eyelash extensions; for face including treatments, makeup, rejuvenation; for hair, express straightening and Brazilian blow out; and, for body, massages and non-invasive electro-therapy. The brands offering include organic makeup products, for skin-care they are found at high-end retailers now sold at Bonita at low-price points, hair-care have very positive web reviews. Not only is she creating a tranquil, comfortable environment for her clients, but also a fun and desirable workplace. Espinoza understands that all women work, “We all work and so I want to provide the space that we all need to pamper and take care of ourselves.” This unique beauty bar will offer a membership with unlimited make-up and hair straightening. Treat yourself and let the staff at Bonita pamper you in the most luxurious way!

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Tara Livingston and Maggie Asfahani

On the premise, the idea of the restaurant

eggs Benedict made from

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local eggs and whole wheat

meals made from fresh, local ingredients.

English muffins. Wednesday’s

As a whole, it is so much more. “Our

provide free yoga during patio

concept is the local concept,” says owner,

season at 6:30 p.m.

Tara Livingston. NOSH works with as many local vendors as possible, and also strives

On another food venture, Livingston

to keep its prices accessible. Make sure you

has paired up with Maggie Asfahani for

ask about their bulk meal prices; regulars

Salt + Honey, a new restaurant located in

are given incentive with a discount when

the Five Points area. Implementing from-

purchasing multiple meals per transaction ...

scratch cooking, the restaurant will serve

specifically targeted to those consumers on a

breakfast and lunch all day with pastries, beer,

budget!

wine and coffee. As more El Pasoans support local, these women are producing high quality

Livingston advocates for people becoming conscious

products for the engaging city to enjoy.

of the food they’re eating and building a relationship with those selling it. The company strives on transparency, and implements sustainability through all its processes. Meals are healthy, colorful and flavorful. A leading example of a balanced life,

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The Business of

BEING A TRIATHLETE T | By: SAVANAH HERNANDEZ |

he sound of splashing could be heard as

“I started here in El Paso doing a local triathlon

in second in her category and qualified for

3,000 athletes from all over the world

called Mighty Mujer,” Orozco reminisced,

the 2016 Ironman World Championships in

jumped into the clear blue waters of the

“A bunch of friends decided to participate

Mooloolaba, Australia.

Australian shoreline. After a 1.2-mile swim

and asked me to join them. I was uneasy

through the choppy waves, a warm breeze

at first because I had never even ridden my

Orozco began her training four months prior

began to dry their bodies as they mounted

bike, but I borrowed one from a friend and

to the September 2016 start date, and once

bikes and prepared for the 56-mile trek up the

I ended up doing okay.” Realizing her love

the day came, was off to compete amongst

hilly coast. Like ants up a hill, the competitors

for triathlons and deciding she wanted even

thousands of international athletes on the

began their ascent. Sweat beaded off their

more of a challenge, she made the decision

beautiful Australian shore. “It was a lot of

foreheads as each athlete used their pow-

to compete in her first half-iron man the next

fun, but it was also really intimidating because

erful muscles to help them battle the hilly

year. The half-iron man, or the Ironman 70.3,

there were a lot of people from all around the

terrain. Following the completion of the bike

is a half-triathlon which consists of a 1.2-

world,” Orozco explained. “In other triathlons

ride, a 13.1-mile run was waiting for them.

mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile

I’ve done, you see everyone from beginners

Dismounting their bikes, and taking no time

run as opposed to the Olympic triathlon with

to intermediates, but in this one, everyone

to stop, the athletes grabbed bottles of water

distances of about half of this.

looked very muscular and [like professionals].”

leg of the race. 70.3-miles later, their muscles

Eager for the new challenge, Orozco knew she

Surrounded by these professional athletes,

felt the strain brought on by land and sea, but

had to be ready and began training. Her first

Orozco cleared her head and splashed into

they kept pushing forward. As the finish line

triathlon outside of El Paso, Orozco prepared

the water beginning her journey through the

approached, a sense of achievement and joy

to take on the Ironman 70.3 Silverman.

world championships. Completing her swim

washed over the athletes, with one in partic-

Held in the hot desert of Las Vegas, Orozco

in 34 minutes and biking in three hours, she

ular feeling this success. Erica Orozco, an El

swam the cool waters of Lake Henderson

finished strong sipping on Coca-Cola and

Paso native, was coming up to the finish line.

and biked and ran the hot, steep course. “I

water to keep her energy up throughout

She had just completed the Ironman 70.3

wasn’t very good at hills. The bike and run

her run. After two hours, her 13.1-mile run

World Championship course.

were really hard and my first-half ironman

was complete and the echo of cheering rang

left a bad taste in my mouth.” Finishing in

through her ears as she crossed the finish

Orozco, a fitness enthusiast since childhood,

six hours and 30 minutes, Orozco used

line at five hours and 48 minutes. Coming in

was no stranger to the physical endurance

this difficult experience as determination to

80th out of 200 in her category, an exhausted

required for sports. A swimmer since she was

better prepare for the next one.

Orozco was greeted by the proud embraces

and Coca-Cola as they embarked on the last

of her family members who had come to

young, and a runner in high school, Orozco

support her.

began competing in triathlons in 2013 and

Fast forward to 2015, Orozco could be found

has swam, biked and ran her way through 15

on the hot and humid beaches of Los Cabos,

triathlons and six half-iron man competitions.

Mexico. The weather, perfect for tanning on

Sharing that she plans to compete as long

Having competed around the world, she has

the beach, left Orozco sweaty and tired as

as her legs will let her, Orozco’s 2016 was

come a long way, earning her spot in the

she swam, biked and ran the course. Despite

filled with great races and 2017 plans to bring

2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

the challenge, to her surprise, Orozco came

many more.

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THE CITY’S TOP PICKS

MAY 2017 | By: KRYSTA AYERS |

“Dead Letters”

“The Most Beautiful: My Life With Prince”

by Caite Dolan-Leach

by Mayte Garcia

Ava and Zelda Antipova are twin sisters. With a failing family vineyard,

It’s been a year since Prince’s death affected both the music world

an absent father and a mother slipping into dementia, Ava decides to

and the many fans he garnered. In “The Most Beautiful”, Prince’s

run away to Paris. She creates a new life for herself, finding a better

first wife, Mayte Garcia, shares an intimate and candid look inside

taste in wine and a new French boyfriend. But after tow years, she

the personal life of the world’s beloved icon. For the first time, you

must return home New York after news that her sister is dead. This is

can read a first-hand account about the love shared, deeply personal

mystery novel that will keep you reading, as Ava finds new clues and

stories about their relationship and a unique perspective of how music

letters from her deceased sister.

shaped their lives.

“Exit West”

“The Rules Do Not Apply”

by Mohsin Hamid

by Ariel Levy

The New York Times Book Review rightly said that author, Mohsin

A profound first-hand account on heartbreak and being a women

Hamid, wrote as if he knew what was going to happen in America. In

“who is free to do whatever she chooses.” If you enjoyed Cheryl

a country on the brink of civil war, two people are brought together

Strayed’s “Wild” or anything from Joan Didion, you will enjoy this

despite an uncertain future. Nadia and Saeed find themselves falling

beautiful memoir. At 38, Ariel Levy leaves her job at “New Yorker”

in love and struggling to hold on to each other as their cities become

to report in Mongolio. Pregnant, married and financially secure,

checkpoints and patchwork by bombs.

everything radically changes for her in a month.

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Resilient

May, 2017

E L PA SO | By: JESSICA KOLKMEYER, VP OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MAKE-A-WISH NORTH TEXAS photography by: ROBERT JACKSON and ANDY FARIAS |

Walking for

Wishes

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Make-A-Wish

O

May, 2017

n behalf of Make-A-Wish North Texas and the Walk for Wishes committee, led by Elisa Arce of Evolve Federal Credit Union, I’d like to extend a gracious thank you to the The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital, The Fountains at Farah, all of our

sponsors and our entire El Paso community for making

Walk for Wishes 2017 a tremendous success!

Not only did we have almost 600 participants join us on that beautiful Saturday, but we were also able to raise over $50,000 to help grant the one true wish of children with life-threatening medical conditions. When a critically ill child experiences their most heartfelt wish brought to life, the effect is transformational. Research is mounting to show that a wish has a substantial lasting impact on both the emotional and physical health of a child fighting their battle. Our “superhero” themed walk was highlighted by three-year-old Jacob getting his wish revealed live, on stage, by former Wish Kid, 17-yearold Elijah. With his service dog by his side, Elijah recounted back to his wish being granted at last year’s walk and was able to pass along the thrilling news that Jacob’s wish to go to Hawaii had come true!

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May, 2017 Elijah made sure the crowd knew how magical a gift his service dog “Maverick” has been. Ever since Maverick entered his life, Elijah remarked that he’s had more confidence and it’s been easier to be a regular teenager. Elijah also loves the fact that he can now go out in public and feel like he can be himself, thanks to Maverick supporting him by his side. But Maverick has provided much more than just emotional support for Elijah. Over the last year, Elijah has learned many responsibilities by having to care for his service dog and even said he couldn’t imagine life without Maverick. We encourage everyone to get involved with Make-A-Wish. Wishes lift spirits, bring families closer together and unite the broader community. For each individual touched, the impact is profound and lasting. The number of children being referred for a wish is steadily on the rise across North Texas, yet only half are receiving that wish they need. Your contribution is crucial. Please help us ensure every eligible child can count on a wish. To find out how you can volunteer, donate, refer and share, visit ntx.wish.org, and follow us on social media. Thank you, again, El Paso, for making Walk for Wishes 2017 a success!

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Embracing

The

May, 2017

in All of Us | By: MICHELLE CROMER |

M

ay, our fifth month. Named after the goddess Maia the eldest and loveliest of the famous Pleiades constellation known

“The hero, whether god or goddess, man or woman, the figure in a myth or the dreamer of a dream discovers and assimilates his opposite either by swallowing it or by being swallowed.” Joseph Campbell

as the “Seven Sisters.” According to mythology Maia was the goddess of spring, causing plants to grow, symbolizing youth, life, rebirth, balance, love and sexuality. She is responsible for our word, “majesty.” I remember first learning about the goddesses when I was an undergraduate student taking courses for a theology degree. Goddesses in mythology predated Christianity by thousands and thousands of years. The great goddess, before she was split into many different forms, is one of the most ancient symbols historians and archeologists have discovered, dating as far back as 30,000 B.C. when the first sculptures of bone, ivory or stone appeared.

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Spiritualit y

The Goddess. The divine feminine. Her energy has been represented

The Goddess Maia embodies the remembrance and possibility of

through out time in goddesses such as the courageous and fierce

a beneficent universe and a reawakening of our hearts. She helps

Egyptian Isis, the outstanding Greek athlete and huntress Artemis,

me to imagine a world full of abundance and the possibility of living

or the brainy politician and warrior Athena. She has been the sensual

in harmony with one another and with our planet. She reminds me

lover like Oshun from West Africa, or a promoter of prosperity like the

that there are places that run deep enough that all the conflicts at

Hindu deity Laskhmi.

the surface of life become mute. There are currents of empathy that surpass even the most intense disagreements. There are

What’s important is to cultivate a connection, not necessarily to a

depths of understanding that open when we get to the very bottom

particular female icon or ancient deity, but to the divine feminine

and deep center of ourselves.

energy and that mystical consciousness. Divine feminine energy does not have to take on a particular shape of a goddess. It can be found deep within most world religions, alternative spiritual traditions, current events, and most importantly in your own life. The divine feminine resides in each of us. The meeting with the goddess energy represents the point in our lives when we experience a love that has tremendous power; it’s all encompassing and unconditional. It’s the union of opposites, and may take place entirely within the person. In other words, the person begins to see him or herself in a non-dualistic way. This is a very important step in the process of finding a life of balance, and it often occurs when we find another person that we love completely represented in the Yin and Yang symbol. A return to the goddess is not about an association with a biological gender; rather it’s about embracing the tension of opposites in a healthy, conscious and balanced way. Our individual wholeness is dependent on balancing each within each of us. Our western culture’s over identification with the masculine has lead to a neurotic drive for power. We see obvious manifestations of this in civil and international wars and in a culture that emphasizes competition and materialism over family nurturing and family connection. We see it in our dominance over the other life forms and in the systematic destruction of the environment. There are no models for anything that is going on today. The old models are not working, and the new have not yet appeared. This is our present challenge. It is up to us to shape the new existence. Perhaps we all can strike a balance by embracing the goddess energy and bring much needed balance to our fractured world.

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Look

May, 2017

the

B

eing a woman in business

is not an excuse to wear frumpy, boring “office attire.” There is no

uniform for the modern businesswoman—and thank goodness. We all have our unique style and body sizes—one-size does not fit all. Whatever the fashion trend, a woman should always strive for comfort and confidence. Whether you founded a startup company, are a multi-tasking event manager, a restaurateur or any other title, fashion was made for you to own your style and carry you through the workweek and on to the weekend. This month, we took the women in our office—real-life women in business—to showcase multiple functional looks. Erase the thought of matching pantsuits and 72 ready for some fun, spring options. get

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The Women of

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SHELLEY MOZELLE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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May, 2017

KRYSTA AYERS

EDITORIAL

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Style fa s h i o n i s ta

| By: KRYSTA AYERS |

here are a lot of hot trends making

Think bright! Whether it’s Kermit

their way in (and out) of our closets

Green or Sunshine Yellow, bright

this year. We have already seen

colors are in and the only rule is to wear a

the big, statement bell sleeves,

mirrored glasses, frayed jeans and countless

lot of it. Though pink was a popular color,

others—and it’s only May. Although it may

there are different options on the color

seem hard to keep up, and sometimes these

wheel to choose from. Making a

trends drain your wallet, making them your

monochromatic outfit out of

own is essential. It’s one thing to be trendy

any these bright trending

and another to be stylish. Like style icon Iris

colors

Apfel has said, “Fashion you can buy, but

major fashion points.

style you possess.” So channel your inner Iris

This is when you really

or Alexa Chung and create your own personal

need to channel your

style out of these new “in” pieces.

inner Iris Apfel.

will

gain

you

Embroidery is making its way into the spotlight. We’ve seen the patches and quirky iron-ons, but now it’s all about the hand-stitched details. Many designers and celebrities have been adding beautiful embroidered details into their designs and everyday clothes. Keep it cool in a jacket or make a statement with some floral embroidered jeans. Another item to add to your closet are satin heels. This will instantly brighten up any look and change your mood. Pair them with your favorite lived-in jeans, or take them out for a night of dinner and drinks. They will definitely gain you many compliments and you can find multiple ways to add them to your wardrobe.

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love

May, 2017

A Breakdown of The Most Common Dating Apps | By: JANNET BUSTILLOS |

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t’s a new era for dating and the conventional way of meeting your soulmate is becoming more and more technological.

Not everyone has the time, courage, or social skills to go out and meet a love interest. Although online dating is a less traditional way to find a mate, it is definitely becoming more and more popular due to its accessibility. I have broken down the most prevalent dating apps, which can hopefully help you decide if the online thing is for you or not.

1. Tinder This has been rated as the most popular dating app. It requires you to have a Facebook account and be 18 years or older. Once you enable the account you can create a short synopsis of what you’re looking for, interests, etc. You can upload up to six images to your profile. I know not everyone is photogenic,

3. Bumble

4. Plenty of Fish (POF)

This app is very similar to Tinder, except the

You must upload several pictures and answer

women call all of the shots. Bumble syncs

some questions: such as interests, hobbies,

to your Facebook and automatically uploads

etc. You must fill out an “About Me” tab

several profile pictures from Facebook to

or else it will not allow you to view others

the Bumble app. You can either write a short

profiles. The best thing about POF is that it

description on the information tab or keep it

gives you several tabs that help you either

blank. Like Tinder, swiping right means you

message people and/or allows you to see

like what you see and swiping left means not

who has viewed your profile.

so much. If you both swiped right the words “Boom” show up. This means you now have

5. Match.com

the opportunity to message the guy. They

The way you get someone’s attention is

can’t message unless the woman makes

by sending someone a “Wink.” You can

the first move. The crazy part is that you only

search through the match.com database for

have 24 hours to message them and they

people to wink at. Unlike other apps, this

get 24 hours to respond. If neither one of you

one is not free. Match requires you to have a

take any action within that time frame, his

subscription that can begin to be a bit pricey. It

profile disappears from your message board

utilizes several tabs such as: “My Matches”,

and you no longer have access to his profile.

“Search”, “Viewed Me” and “Mixer”.

but I suggest you upload at least one picture. Tinder shows you a picture, name, and age. The app finds people near you. If you swipe right you like what you see, if you swipe left not so much. The good thing about Tinder is that no one can message you unless you both show an interest in each other.

2. OkCupid This app is one of the few that does not require you to have a Facebook account to sign up. Your online profile is more indepth than other apps. In order to meet others, Okcupid requires you to answer multiple questions about your interests and what you are looking for in a mate. This creates a percentile score that reflects your compatibility with other users. The catch is that you can’t see who has liked you unless you pay for an upgrade. In my opinion this app is too complicated. www.thecitymagazineelp.com 82

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It Keeps Getting

Better and

Better | Written and photographed by: ART A. AGUIRRE |

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E l Pa s o Zo o

May, 2017

S

pring break is one of the

is completed. One glance at the zoo’s social

out in the Africa area, they will officially be

busiest weeks at the El Paso

media pages, and it is clear the guests have

moved to their own exhibit, to make way for

Zoo, and attendance was

noticed the construction as well.

African wild dogs to be housed where the hogs currently reside. Another future project

particularly high this year. In fact, this spring break was

However, zoo director, Steve Marshall

includes a new entry way into the Asia area,

the most highly attended in the history of

prefers replacing the word “construction”

which will include a 36-foot, endangered

the El Paso Zoo. These high attendance

with “improvement,” and has shared his

species carousel. The 2012 Quality of

numbers prove that the zoo and its staff are

enthusiasm with the rest of his staff. “I

Life Bond provided funding for many zoo

providing a quality experience to its guests.

get excited with the improvements and

construction projects. The timetable for

However, these numbers are particularly

the new exhibits that are coming to the

these projects lasts through the life of the

important given the construction that is

zoo. And what’s even better, is our record-

bond, which could be up to eight years.

taking place at the zoo.

setting spring break numbers prove that guests are still coming in droves because

“One great thing about the Red River hog

If you have recently visited the El Paso

they are having fun and getting a quality

exhibit and the new Asia entry/carousel

Zoo, you have probably noticed ongoing

experience with us.”

project is that neither of them required or will require the closing of any exhibits,” Marshall

construction, specifically in the aviary and in parts of the Africa area. For many businesses,

Zoo staff will continue providing a quality

said. “That’ll be different for our Chihuahuan

construction can be a source of frustration.

experience to its guests while improvements

Desert project, which I’m really excited

Construction is often a double-edged sword,

take place. One of the projects that will be

about. We will be completely renovating a

reminding guests and staff of progress being

completed this summer is the red river hogs

section of our Americas area to make way for

made, while also requiring patience until it

exhibit. While the zoo currently has the hogs

Chihuahuan desert. But when it’s done, our

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guests will have an entirely new area to visit and will be able to see Peninsular pronghorns, thick-billed parrots, a new Mexican wolves exhibit, and many other animals.” The zoo has already worked to improve other areas of the park while construction takes place. The zoo’s bird show, and most likely the biggest factor for the spike in attendance, has provided a new fixture of entertainment. Many guests do not know what to expect and leave the show completely amazed after having a vulture fly over their head and seeing a Trumpeter hornbill catch a grape in mid-air. The keepers and enrichment coordinator continue to provide training and enrichments for a variety of animals that guests can view. And, in terms of diversity in food, the zoo has a new eatery, the Beastro, where guests can have tacos, nachos, or even turkey legs. Marshall’s

excitement

with

these

improvements comes from knowing they will facilitate the zoo’s primary mission. “We have improvements planned both in the short- and long-term. Regardless of what we have going on, our top priority is still our animals, and these project allows us to maintain that priority. We always focus on providing excellent care for animals and for creating an environment that inspires people to value wild animals.”

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Indulgences

| By: JESSE MAYNES |

inter has left us and spring is here. Lingering cold nights but warmer days make for an array of options when it comes to food. This dish brings the best of both worlds with roasted chicken breast that’s paired with a kale and apricot salad. It’s on the lighter side, but still brings the savory component that winter left behind. The cider dressing and wild rice can be made in advance, making this an even easier dish to serve up. There’s something to be said about eating good food in the spring, healthier options present themselves, but aren’t always exciting. So don’t feel bad for indulging! Don’t get bored with the usual, have a night in with your friends and family and cook. Try new things, experiment with flavors and ingredients. This is a great place to start.

Roasted Chicken, Wild Rice & Kale Salad w/Cider Dressing, and Crispy Sage Fried Chickpeas Serving size: 2 Ingredients

Directions

2 chicken breast, skin on

1. Prepare the wild rice a day or two in advance according to directions on package. If making the

1 Bunch purple kale, trimmed and

day of, make sure the rice is completely cooled down before using.

torn into pieces 1/2 cup dried apricot, thinly sliced 1/2 cup wild rice, cooked according to directions and cooled 1 jar (29 oz.) chickpeas, drained and dried very well. 3 tablespoons butter

2. Dressing can be prepared early as well, combine all ingredients for dressing and blend or whisk for 3-5 minutes until evenly distributed. 3. Preheat oven to 350. Bake chicken breasts for roughly 40-50 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165. With the skin side up, brush each breast with 1/2 tablespoons of butter and season with salt and pepper.

4 sage leaves, trimmed and chopped

4. While chicken roasts, warm the remaining butter and oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high

3 tablespoons olive oil for dressing

heat. Once foaming and hot, add dried chickpeas to pan, stirring every 5-7 minutes for roughly

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

30 minutes. Once chickpeas begin to form outer fried and airy coating, add your chopped sage

1/3 cup mayonnaise

leaves during the final 2 minutes. Remove from pan and into a paper towel lined bowl or surface

1/3 cup honey

to drain any remaining oil. Salt/pepper to taste.

1/3 cup Dijon mustard Salt/pepper to taste

5. While cooked chickpeas cool and chicken finishes cooking, combine your kale, wild rice, and dried apricot. Dress each serving as you please or add cider dressing to entire kale salad and toss. 6. Assemble on plate with kale salad down first, off centered and in a mound. Fan out cooked chicken breast and lay on kale salad. Top with crispy chickpeas.

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is the

Ketogenic Diet for you? I

f you’re into trying the latest and trendiest diets, you may have been hearing about the keto diet. The ketogenic diet is the latest trend since paleo and there have been many celebs, including Kim Kardashian, saying they are on this diet. So what exactly is it? And does it work?

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fitness

Oils such as olive oil and coconut oil. Moderate high-fat dairy like cheese is also good to go.

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Does it work? Yes, there have

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been a lot of people who have shed a considerable amount of weight The ketogenic diet is a high-fat diet with less

under this diet. Personally, as a personal

protein and zero carbs. It was originally created

trainer, I do not recommend it. Looking into

to treat epilepsy in children, as it has proven

some of the research on this diet, it shows

to reduce frequency in seizures. The diet is

that it’s not good to do long term, especially

based on the body’s process called ketosis,

for athletes. The liver might end up having

which happens when your body is so deprived

to work too hard and cause destruction to

of carbs that your liver starts converting fat into

your muscle tissue. Some complications

fatty acids and ketone bodies, which can be

can

used as energy. The ketones start to replace

stones, loss of bone density, headaches and

carbs as your body’s main source of energy

menstrual irregularities. For athletes it can

(meaning you are running on and burning fat).

be dangerous because when you train hard,

also

include

constipations,

kidney

without carbs on board, your thyroid slows There are some pretty expensive keto plans

down the amount of energy available to burn

you can purchase out there, but for the most

during your workout.

part you can Google it and figure out a diet on your own if you want to try it. To get your body

In the end, like all extreme diet plans, the

to reach ketosis, you have to consume 80 to

keto diet may help you drop a few pounds

90 percent of your calories from fat and the

quick, but the side effects of cutting your

rest should be a combo of protein and carbs.

carb intake can seriously put your health at

Some people don’t do any grain as carbs,

risk. While it may be tempting to try, I think

but rather sweet potato, fruits or veggies as

you’re probably better off just making healthy

carbs. Some will limit themselves to one slice

sustainable changes to your diet, for example

of bread or something similar to that.

switching all your white carbs to only brown carbs. You can switch out your red meats for

So what are some of the fats you can eat?

white meats, add lots of fruits and vegetables

High-fat meats like beef, hot dogs and bacon.

and you can lose the weight just as fast.

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he raw talent that most of us are born with can first be discovered in some of the most obscure ways. I can remember being just seven years old playing hide-n-seek with my cousins when I discovered my talent of being thin enough to fit into some of the tiniest spots—which is why I was never “it.” UTEP track star, Tobi Amusan, discovered her raw talents at a young age, in a semi-similar fashion. Amusan, a sophomore running the 100 meter flat and hurdles amongst other events, has taken the Miners and the NCAA by storm. The 2016 Olympian has been trending up since taking home gold at the African Junior Championships and All-Africa Games in 2015, following that up by becoming an AllAmerican in both indoor and outdoor events, capping it off earning Conference USA’s 2016 “Athlete of the Year.” In interviewing Amusan I asked her, with all her recent success how she remains so humble? She quotes the bible saying, “Pride is the beginning of downfall.” I was intrigued with her response because I always felt perhaps those who carried the most confidence may carry the most success. Amusan carries her spirituality with her everywhere she goes, which most likely came from her roots. The daughter of a civil servant and businessman in IjebuOde, Nigeria, she “loved it” when asked about growing up in Nigeria since she was taught discipline and hard work at any early age taking advice not only from her parents and two older siblings, but also from other relatives and even those in her community. Both parents were athletes—dad a soccer player and mom a volleyball and track star in her home country, which, ironically is why her mother encouraged her to run track. www.thecitymagazineelp.com

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“Being in trouble a lot as a kid, I would run away from my mother trying to disciple me, and as I got older my mom would have a hard time catching up, then telling me I have talent.” Though her father may have not taken Amusan as serious as she took herself, her mother had her back 100 percent and even encouraged her to accept the scholarship offered to her by UTEP. Initially, it was tough getting to El Paso for the aspiring young girl. With not a lot of financial help, and tough required exams to get into UTEP, this amazing young lady did whatever it was going to take to get to here. “It’s tough being

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is nothing easy about it; constant training, traveling and attending class. It can be tough to give both sides your complete attention, and with most athletes on scholarship, barely making it in the classroom is fine, but if you’re not producing at a high level in competition, coaches have no problem taking your scholarship away the following year. After Amusan and I discussed her thoughts on education, my admiration for her grew even more. Amusan is currently holding above a 3.0 GPA and it’s her attitude on the matter during our conversation that stuck. “If I don’t pass my classes, I can’t compete. And why would I put 100 percent in track, but not in the education?” Beginning her major in promotional health has been an enjoyable experience because a lot of the studying that’s been necessary is becoming beneficial to her success out on the lanes. As our conversation came to a close, I asked the NCAA All-American which of her achievements she felt was the greatest. She smiled and replied, “God’s grace ... I want to be a woman from Nigeria that every girl can look up too.” I look forward to seeing a woman from Nigeria, a UTEP Graduate, Tobi Amusan standing on the podium in Tokyo 2020. 95


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aybe it’s because they leave so

women whose days would inspire

the treasures within for centuries.

the “Energizer bunny,” need to recharge their batteries.

Continuing via San Giovanni, see Mainardi’s 14th Century “Virgin and Child,” carved into

So, in honor of our women’s Issue, let’s talk

a stone niche. Next, the Romanesque church

about the kind of getaway that might have

of San Francesco façade is highlighted

you dusting off that old pink paisley suitcase

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windows still houses a fresco painted by one of

slowly into the jaw dropping kind of beauty

Raphael’s students in 1528. Today, it hosts The

that fills you up to the brim? That’s the way it

Center for Classical Studies, still used almost

was for me when I went to San Gimignano,

500 years after the last stroke of his brush.

Italy. Located west of Siena and southeast of Pisa, all 13 towers of this ancient mecca truly

As you pass under the Arco dei Becci, one

whisper to the Tuscan sky.

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Cisterna. The well (in the middle of the

(St. John’s Gate), you’ll pass the circular

Piazza), was built in 1273 for the people of

tower of San Francesco (1472). Inscribed on

San Gimignano. One can only imagine what

its walls is a testament to Machiavelli who

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May, 2017 Steps from the Piazza del Cisterna is the second and most important square in San Gimignano. This is where most business transactions originated. This is the Piazza del Duomo. Vecchio Palazzo del Podesta was built here in 1336. The fact that it’s still standing and open for business, astounds me. I found the unique mix of stone and brick on its façade very interesting. Another unusual feature is the super wide loggia (arched entrance used by man or beast to access the palace). The loggia also contains the base of the stairwell to Rognosa Tower (168 feet tall). Climbing those stairs to the most amazing view of historic roofs was indescribable! Palazzo del Popolo, the Torre Grossa (tallest tower in town) and the Twin Towers of the Salvucci Ghibellines are also located here, but the highlight of the Piazza del Duomo has to be the Basilica of the Assumption of Mary; adorned with hundreds of well-preserved frescoes, rare 14th century wooden statues and its distinctive Campanaria Tower. Of course, when in Italy, one expects to see lots of beautiful churches. They often represent landmark architectural design due to their patrons’ devotion to God, but no matter what your faith, it’s impossible not to be moved by the stunning details, inside and out. For example, the Chapel of Santa Fina (1457) and the Church of the Madonna dei Lumi (1601). The latter was erected with a central nave that rose above the street in order to glorify a sacred image of the virgin, painted by Ciardi in 1582. With museums, shops, restaurants and much

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Medical

May, 2017

Knowing

Your Health – Straight From the Doc

T

he three most common gynecologic

become sexually active. For the nearly half

cancers affecting women in El Paso

of adults already infected with the virus,

are

lining),

regular pap smears offer an additional layer

cervical and ovarian. Of these, endometrial

of prevention and should be performed at

and cervical cancer are highly preventable.

a minimum of every five years. Pap smears

Talking to your doctor is an important step in

are the first step to identifying precancerous

reducing your cancer risk.

changes on the cervix that can be treated,

endometrial

(uterine

often with minor in- office procedures. Talk to

By: Vijaya

Galic, MD, MBA

Chief, Gynecologic Oncology Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The primary risk factor for endometrial cancer

your doctor about scheduling your pap smear

is obesity as fat cells produce estrogen that

and HPV testing.

promotes the growth of this cancer. Weight loss, either through diet and exercise or

Ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic

through weight loss surgery will significantly

malignancy.

reduce the risk. Fortunately, endometrial

years of diagnosis. Fifty of the 22,000

cancer frequently presents very early, or as

women diagnosed annually live in El Paso.

a pre-cancer with the symptom of irregular

Symptoms are nonspecific, often mimicking

vaginal bleeding. There is no recommended

irritable bowel syndrome, and the cancer

general screening test. If you have heavy

spreads rapidly. There is no recommended

or irregular bleeding or are postmenopausal

screening. Routine ultrasounds and blood

with any vaginal bleeding or spotting, you

tests actually cause more harm in the form

need to be immediately evaluated by a

of unnecessary surgery, sometimes with

gynecologist. A simple office biopsy is often

serious complications. Ten to 15% of women,

all that is required for diagnosis. Fortunately,

however, have a genetic predisposition that

most cases are highly curable with a

is associated with a family history of breast,

hysterectomy, hormone therapy or radiation.

ovarian, prostate, colon and endometrial

Half

will

die

within

five

cancers. This raises the ovarian cancer Cervical cancer is incredibly rare, with only

risk from 1.8% to as high as 40%. If you

13,000 cases in the entire country and 40

have a family history of cancer, particularly

cases diagnosed annually in El Paso county.

with multiple affected relatives or over

This low incidence is due to this cancer being

multiple generations, talk with your doctor

almost entirely preventable. Additionally, it is

to determine if you should be referred to a

curable if caught early. Most cases of cervical

specialist for genetic counseling and testing.

cancer are the result of infection with cancer-

If a mutation is found, preventative surgical

causing human papilloma virus, for which

procedures may be performed.

there exists a vaccine (Gardasil). Vaccination

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is recommended for all children from the

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating.

ages of 11 to 12. While the vaccination is

Fortunately, some cancer may be prevented

approved up to the age of 26 it is preferable

or caught early. It is important to see your

to vaccinate early as most infections are

doctor regularly and discuss your cancer risk

acquired in adolescents when they first

factors.

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OUT

May, 2017

| By: PABLO DELGADILLO |

Embroider This

your style the best. Beware of how the ruffles this

are positioned, because although they’re in

season—and there’s a reason. Jean jackets,

style, they can be a little tricky to pull off. Too

pants, handbags and T-shirts are just a little

much volume on a specific part can make you

more fun with these stitches. This also adds

look bigger than you really are, or shorter. Be

a personalized feel to your clothing. Try finding

conscious about how you wear them and avoid

different patterns or different items that have

looking like a fancy piñata.

Embroidery

has

been

everywhere

been embroidered to steer yourself away from the crowd a little bit.

Pajama party Be ready for bed with this type of blouse.

Ruffling your Ruffles

Not only are they comfy because they tend

Ruffles have been everywhere this season, and

to be satin, but they also look effortless. The

the spring/summer season is the perfect time

look might not be for everyone, especially

to wear them out. You can find them in different

if you don’t want people to think you just

items of clothing such as, blouses, dresses,

rolled out of bed.

sweatshirts, so you’re sure to find what suits

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&

OUT

Not very smart

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We will say that smart watches are really helpful, and a great invention for everyone that can enjoy the advantages of owning one, the downfall? Well they’re a little annoying to those who don’t own one. No, it’s not jealousy, but I’ve seen people that instead of looking at their phones at the movie theater, they’re swiping and swiping on their watch (equally annoying). Go back to a timeless, regular watch, with so many designs and styles there’s one for every occasion and the smart watch, use it when you’re at work, or … never.

Bow-Down It is rarely ok to jack a little girl’s style. Unless you’re a cheerleader, or under the age of 10, you should not be rocking a bow in your mane. Though some have turned to the bow for a more youthful and playful look, our advice is to stay away from them.

Mommy Time Not being grateful to your mom is so out, this mother’s day you have to pay attention to her needs and not get her just a generic gift. We hope everyone has a wonderful mother’s day surrounded with the ones you love!

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Your Birth Path Many believe that we all have a purpose in life and a lesson to learn. One source we can use to tap into these areas is Numerology and knowing your birth path. This number is derived from the sum of the digits which make up your birth date. Here is an example below in unlocking your personal birth path number: Birthdate: August 3, 1960 (you must use four digits when calculating the year of birth) reduce all numbers to a single digit as follows

8 + 3 + 1 + 9 +6 + 0 = 27

2 + 7= 9

ONE: Signifies independence and leadership. Those on a “one” birth path are ahead of their time and value innovation. They see a new way to do things and are courageous enough to go for it. Life lesson is to stand independently and believe in yourself.

TWO: Patient, kind, considerate, and thoughtful. Sensitive and in the background. The peacemaker and negotiator helping others to come together in peace and harmony. Life lesson is to support others in carrying out their plans.

THREE: Birth path of three represents joy and creativity. Those with this path are often lucky, easy going and have a great sense of humor. Loves to nurture and care for others especially those they love most. Lesson in life is to learn to not take everything so seriously.

FOUR: These are the builders—your rock and stability. They are meticulous, organized and get things done. Usually the pillars and foundation that supports a community. Great discipline and stamina. Life lesson is to learn the importance of routines in life.

FIVE: Curious and wants to experience everything in life. Quick to learn, changeable, eclectic and a great talker. Does not want to be

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9 is the birth path. fenced in but allowed to be free without limitations. Life lesson is to learn life is a series of choices and even wrong choices are valuable.

SIX: Love, affection, beauty and service. Love of people, partners, families, and neighbors. Value yourself and allow others to help you. Life lesson, take the word “should” out of your vocabulary, stop questioning and take a leap of faith.

SEVEN: Is a magical and mystical number. Wisdom, faith and great mystery. Analyzes everything to gain a full and comprehensive understanding. Introspective, intense and great at keeping secrets. Life lesson is having faith and trusting in yourself.

EIGHT:

Symbolizes success, money, power and achievement.

As you turn an eight sideways, it represents the infinite symbol signifying a world full of possibilities. Those on an “eight” path tend to be workaholics. Life lesson is to learn about balance.

NINE: Values forgiveness and unconditional love. Those on a “nine” path are understanding and tolerant of others. Spiritual, philosophical, inspiring and encouraging. Life lesson is to forgive, forget and let go. www.GraceThePsychicLady.com

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El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball ::: May 5-22

AAA baseball team’s home games are all at Southwest University Park in beautiful downtown El Paso. Chihuahuas vs. ABQ Isotopes May 2-4 @ 6:35 p.m. May 5 @ 7:00 p.m. Chihuahuas vs. Colorado Springs May 15, 16, 18 @ 6:35 p.m. May 17 @ 11:06 a.m. Chihuahuas vs. OK City Dodgers May 19-21 @ 6:05 p.m. May 22 @ 11:05 a.m.

Alfresco! Fridays ::: May 5-26

6:00 p.m. Convention Center El Paso Live returns with their 15th season of free, outdoor concerts. May 5- Mariachi Los Arrieros May 12- Fungi Mungle May 19- Brown Betty May 26- La Sonora Blu Admission: Free Info: alrescofridays.com

Haunted Pub Crawl ::: May 12

8:00 p.m. Join the team at Ghost 915 as they take you through a tour of all the haunted pubs in El Paso. Raise your glasses and ‘toast the ghosts’. Admission: $20 Info: ghosts915.com

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6 3 La Oreja De Van Gogh ::: May 13

Phantom of the Opera ::: May 3-14

7:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is one of the biggest productions, this cast and orchestra of 52 embark on their North American Tour with new scenic design. Admission: $34+ Info: ticketmaster.com

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8:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theater Spanish pop band, La Oreja De Van Gogh visits El Paso as part of their “Planeta Imaginario Tour” (“Imaginary Planet Tour”). Admission: $38+ Info: ticketmaster.com

At the Drive In ::: May 6

7:00 p.m. El Paso County Coliseum Post-hardcore rock band, At the Drive In, kicks off their tour in El Paso. With the last sold out concert occurring five years ago, they return with special guests Le Butcherettes. Admission: $25 Info: atthedriveinmusic.com or ticketmaster.com

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6 Disney On Ice Presents: Dare to Dream ::: May 17-21

May the Fourth Be With Zoo ::: May 4

7:30 p.m. El Paso Zoo Join the El Paso Zoological Society as they host a special showing of Star Wars in the newly opened Wildlife Amphitheater. Specific areas of the zoo will be open for a night time animal viewing. Admission: $15 for adults, $5 for children under 18 Info: mayfourth.com or elpasozoosociety.org

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Tequila, Tacos, & Cerveza Festival ::: May 6

Cohen Stadium Get ready to celebrate “seis-o de mayo” with a large selection of tequila, Mexican beers, and tacos! Admission: $10 Military, $12 General Admission Info: tacotequilacervezafest.com

El Paso County Coliseum Follow Tinker Bell as she takes you and your children on a journey through many beloved Disney tales. May 17 @ 7:30 May 18 @ 7:30 (Spanish) May 19 @ 7:30 May 20, 21 @ 12:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25+ Info: disneyonice.com or ticketmaster.com

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9th Annual Kites for Kids ::: May 20

11:00 a.m. Vista del Valle Park Fly kites, enjoy the food and listen to music. Brought to you by Evolve Federal Union. The first 300 kids will receive a free kite to fly! Don’t forget your kites! Admission: Free Info: evolvefcu.org/announcements

Cat Yoga

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11:00 a.m. Join certified yoga instructor Heather Bassett and her furry feline friends for “Na-meow-ste” fun. Admission: Free Info: hselpaso.org

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7:00 p.m. Philantropy Theatre El Paso Playwright, Ted Karber Jr. returns with a comedy about a group of women who aim to be the bell of the ball at an annual cotillion. Come watch the tale unfold! Admission: $16 Info: ticketmaster.com or epcf.org

Neon Desert Music Festival ::: May 27-28

Downtown El Paso Splendid Sun Production has returned with their annual Neon Desert Music Festival. This year’s lineup features Hardwell, Foster the People, Nelly, and many local artists all on three main stages from Cleveland Square to San Jacinto Plaza. Admission: $119+ two day general admission; VIP $250+ Info: neondesertmusicfestival.com

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Art in the Park ::: May 20,21

10:00 a.m. Memorial Park Celebrate ‘Art in the Park’ with arts and crafts, live entertainers, food trucks, and more! Admission: Free Info: 915-240-3325

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Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson ::: May 28

7:30 p.m. Plaza Theatre A collection of best-known Tull pieces, and full production effects, Ian Anderson brings a night of legendary music. Admission: $39 - $149 Info: ticketmaster.com or jethrotull.com

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

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

Anson 11 is two exceptional dining experiences dedicated to the

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

military man, the gentleman and the food connoisseur that was

steak you’ve ever had and enjoy the saloon.

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Anson Mills. For a downtown dining experience like no other, Anson 11 is the restaurant to go to. PR, H

WESTSIDE 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 Downtowner $$ 325 N. Kansas St. | (915) 532-5200 Eat like a downtowner. Found on the ground floor of the Hotel Indigo, The Downtowner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the only breakfast spot available in downtown El Paso. The restaurant delivers great American taste with a twist of our Southwest flair. Savor the amazing dishes offered on the menu and enjoy a cold and carefully crafted cocktail while enjoying the gorgeous views of downtown.

Italian Kitchen West

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450 Thorn Ave., El Paso TX 79912 | (915) 842-0775

Italian.Kitchen. West www.theitaliankitchenelpaso.comm

Enjoy boundless savory Italian classics either at their outdoor patio or intimate and comfortable atmosphere inside. Italian Kitchen West is doling out classic pizzas, mouth-watering pastas with great wine pairs and Italian meat entrees. Stay local, but enjoy the cuisine from an ocean away. O, PR

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

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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

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

The Green Ingredient

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201 East Main Street #201 | (915) 298-1010 The Green Ingredient is a restaurant that offers delicious, nutritious, personalized meals, teas and more. Offering people the real perspective of health, you can get balanced meals that are nutritious, free from additives, preservatives, GMO’s and extremely high quality. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Westside’s 3rd Hole

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1035 Belvidere Suite 168 | (915) 584-5577 There’s no better place to relax and grab a bite to eat than W3H. Nominated as El Paso’s best tacos, stop by today and see why we’re becoming El Paso’s go-to spot for catching a game and eating some good food. “We saved you a seat.” Now with NFL Sunday Ticket on all screens. O, H

Bogart’s Steakhouse $$$

The State Line

5825 N. Mesa St., El Paso, TX | (915) 307-4159

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We have created a menu of dishes using the finest seasonal

Enjoying delicious authentic BBQ from The State Line. Based on four

produce. Taking inspiration from around the world, our dishes

principles: offer the highest quality smoked BBQ, provide generous

showcase an array of flavors with ingredients that are paired to

portions at affordable prices, offer friendly table and bar services and

perfection. Simple, yet bold, our menu offers many options for

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

everyone to indulge in. PR, O, H

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Mesa Street Grill $$$

King Crab $$$

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

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

Mesa Street Grill introduces their newest dessert creation – the

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

Pineapple Crostata. This refreshing blend of pineapple, cinnamon and nutmeg is crowned with a cashew crumble and handmade sugar garnish. Taste this dessert once and it’s sure to become a

Pierre 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

summertime favorite. O, H, PR, H

Rulis International Kitchen

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4176 N. Mesa St. | (915) 313-4806

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

Take a bite out of any of the delicious plates being served at Rulis’

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

International Kitchen. As winners of Best Beer Selection for Best

ranch. Come savor our famous juicy steaks and mesquite-smoked

of The City 2015, there’s also a good reason to stay and drink.

BBQ while enjoying miles of desert scenery and spectacular

On Sundays try their savory Paella dish or stop in for Happy Hour

sunsets! PR, O

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Scott Asbury, Allstate Insurance....................................Pg. 91

Casa Buenavista...........................................................Pg. 6,7

Shannon Quartermane..................................................Pg. 99

Dr. Jorge Villarreal..........................................................Pg. 87

Sin Vodka...................................................Pg. 43, Back Cover

Elaine Gordon Consulting............................................Pg. 102

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

El Paso Country Club.....................................................Pg. 79

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

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce........................Pg. 8

Southwest University Park..........................................Pg. 113

El Paso Zoo....................................................................Pg. 45

Spectrum Technologies...............................................Pg. 107

Fox Auto Group.............................................................Pg. 65

Sugar Skull Fashion Boutique........................................Pg. 83

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

Sunset Funeral Homes..................................................Pg. 94

Grace the Psychic Lady.................................................Pg. 87

Table Occasions...........................................................Pg. 100

Hal Marcus Gallery........................................................Pg. 33

Telemundo.....................................................................Pg. 95

Hotel Indigo...................................................................Pg. 44

The Green Ingredient...................................................Pg. 112

Hughes Financial Group................................................Pg.106

The Hospitals of Providence..........................................Pg. 13

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino....................Pg.11

The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital...........Pg. 66

Kayton Lee Residential....................................................Pg. 5

The Italian Kitchen West................................................Pg. 33

KB Realty.......................................................................Pg. 39

The State Line...............................................................Pg. 49

KTSM News Channel 9.................................................Pg. 88

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

Mattress Firm............................................. Inside Back Cover

Walgreens................................................................Pg. 18,19

Mix/Salon and Spa.......................................................Pg. 123

Wyatt/Underwood Trail Lawyers.................................Pg. 111

Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon.............................................Pg. 48

15 Minutes of Fame Entertainment............................Pg. 115

Quatermane Salon.......................................................Pg. 101

77 Stone..............................................................Pg. 120, 121

Robe-Ana Construction....................................................Pg. 4 128

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