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contents SEPTEMBER 2017 VOLUME 64
IN THIS ISSUE: QUIZ…84 BEAUTY...104 COCKTAILS...120
El Paso’s Crusader READ ALL ABOUT STUART SCHWARTZ AND HIS IMPACT ON THE CITY
#GoSpursGo NICK MUNRO TURNED HIS LOVE OF SPORTS INTO AN ENTERTAINING CAREER
The Road to Harvard Law PERLA ALVELAIS IS PUSHING BOUNDARIES
Bright Futures UNDERGRAD TOURS GIVE STUDENTS A FIRST-HAND LOOK INTO COLLEGE
By: LAUREN MACIAS-CERVANTES
By: MICHAEL C. GRAHAM, J.D
By: VERONICA NEVAREZ
By: LLOYD HAMILTON
Here and Now
Where Are They Now? IF YOU’RE GOING TO AUSTIN, YOU MUST STOP AT THIS FOOD TRUCK
Ina Minjarez MEET THE LADY FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT IN OUR STATE CAPITAL
Hidden Gem EL PASO IS STAYING ON TARGET WITH A SKEET AND TRAP CLUB
By: KRYSTA AYERS
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Editor In Chief W -
e all know we have extraordinary attorneys in El Paso, but bragging rights
go to our cover man, Stuart Schwartz, with ScottHulse Law Firm. He has
a resume worth acknowledging, and we will. He’s a fourth generation El
Pasoan; his great grandfather, an immigrant from Hungary, opened the well-known “The Popular” store in 1902 and he’s proud to be embedded in our culture. Amongst Stuart’s many accolades, he sits on the board for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and is the current chairmen for the City of El Paso’s Ethics Review Commission. Another local on her way to making a strong statement is Perla Fabiola Alvelais who is headed towards Harvard Law. She has a passion for human rights and tells us she’s returning to El Paso to advocate for those rights. Recently, she was awarded the Outstanding Pre-Law Student award by the Young Lawyers Association at the El Paso Bar Association. Just another local millennial who understands the needs of our city, and is willing to bring her skills and dedication back to the city she loves. We would be amiss if we did not recognize Ina Minjarez who was named Texas Monthly’s Rookie of the Year. Ina graduated from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio where she interned at the Criminal District Court and successfully prosecuted defendants charged with crimes against children. Her passion is clearly for the underrepresented and she now takes that to Washington where she pushes for important policies she strongly believes in. Her aspirations are large, but we would expect nothing else from her. Ina hopes to become a chairwoman of a House Committee and we expect to cover that appointment in the future. Hopefully after reading this issue, you’ve grown a new appreciation for the law community, both present and that on the horizon. Our great city is growing and we want to be an important part of that growth. I hope you enjoy our “Attorneys Worth Knowing’” showcase and use it as a reference guide if you ever need legal advice. We love to hear from our readers—write me with your thoughts, story ideas and comments that you might have about the Sun City. Cheers to the growth of El Paso,
THE CITY’S TOP PICKS
SEPTEMBER 2017 | By: KRYSTA AYERS |
“When the English Fall”
by Jeremy Blachman
by David Williams
In his debut novel, Jeremy Bachman writes about a high-power lawyer
In this novel, the protagonist, Jacob, is an Amish farmer living in a world
who starts a tell-all blog about what life is really like at his firm. With
that just got hit by a catastrophic solar storm. With unique storytelling
an annoyance towards paralegals, people who steal office snacks
about civilization and surviving, it is not a typical apocalyptic story.
and anyone who leaves the office before midnight, he is prompted
Set in Pennsylvania, the Amish community is not initially affected by
to write an anonymous blog telling the internet what it’s like to be
the solar storm. But then, the non-Amish communities around them
at the top in his career. Things get interesting for him when he gets
become desperate and start to invade the Amish farms. This is a look
an email from someone at the firm who knows his identity. This is a
into the lengths people will go to survive and if they will abandon
pleasurable read about a world so many of us are on the outside of.
morals and their way of life to defend themselves.
“Our Numbered Days”
by Neil Hilborn
by Jenny Zhang
Neil Hilborn first became popular from his spoken word videos
Emerging as a new literary voice, Jenny Zhang writes an intriguing
that went around the internet. Now, in his book of poems, “Our
and unapologetic collection of stories narrated by Chinese immigrants.
Numbered Days,” he collects these poems about love, mental illness
These stories move across generations and continents as the stories
and heartbreak. It is a collection of poems that you’ll actually want to
weave from struggling to learn English, to joining the Cultural Revolution
read, devour and quote. His work is honest, relatable and is why he
in China during the 1960s. Jenny writes with compassion and a dark
has been called a poet for the people.
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obody likes conflict, especially
“Going into the department store business
in legal matters, but Stuart
was not something I really considered,
Schwartz is recognized as the
because I couldn’t put a pair of pants and a
expert in resolving conflict in commercial
shirt together,” he said smiling. “I figured I
litigation and creditors’ rights. The fourth
was not the right person for that job.”
generation El Pasoan has been practicing law for nearly four decades—all at ScottHulse
Attorneys at Law.
immigrated from Hungary to the United
States and came to El Paso in 1883. El “I come up the same circular driveway into
Paso’s population was less than 10,000, and
the bank building that I have for the last 38
the elder Schwartz would soon help the city
years,” said Stuart. “El Paso’s always been
grow. In 1902, he opened the family’s first
important to me and my family in terms of its
The Popular retail store. The retailer became
development, its growth, its vitality.”
El Paso’s largest locally owned department store
Though Stuart has a brother and sister that
before closing in 1995. The original building
are also attorneys, his roots are in retail.
downtown still stands today.
Remember The Popular department store? It was the Schwartz family business.
Stuart chose to move away for school—first
Stuart remembers working summers at
Northwestern University for his bachelor’s in
the store warehouse and special sales
political science, then Southern Methodist
days at the stores, but knew retail wasn’t
University Dedman School of Law for his
his career of choice.
Juris Doctor in Law. Without hesitation, he returned to his hometown to put his degrees into practice.
“I never really considered practicing anywhere else or not returning,” he said. “This is home to me and will always remain home to me.” He
disputes is most rewarding about his job. He finds ways to achieve mutual goals by educating clients and considering the risks and rewards, making sure his client is aware of the challenges in pursuing a certain course of action and knows their options. “I thought I had the gift for gab,” recalled Stuart when asked why he decided to become a lawyer. “I enjoy associating with www.thecitymagazineelp.com
people, being around people. I thought I could make a difference by practicing law.” His career is filled with accolades and accomplishments. Stuart credits his success to choosing his specialty of commercial litigation and creditors’ rights and gaining recognition statewide as resident expert. Stuart currently serves as lead editor of the three-volume Texas Collections Manual published by the State Bar of Texas and is one of only two attorneys in the state of Texas board certified in Creditor’s Rights by the American Board of Certification. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America; it is a prestigious post as membership is awarded to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is by invitation only. Senior Fellows are selected based on effectiveness, accomplishment, dedication to the goals of the organization and superior ethical reputation. In addition, Stuart has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer from 2010 through 2017. Though his schedule is demanding with court dates and deadlines, Stuart finds time to be a frequent lecturer for the State Bar of Texas on creditors’ rights topics and contributes to his community.
“Community service has always been important to me and my family, and has for generations,” he said. “My great-grandfather, grandfather and father all served as president of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. My grandfather, Ervin Schwartz, was a founding board member of Providence Hospital; my father was president of the Symphony, on the board of Providence for years and chaired the El Paso Housing Authority. In addition, all three have played major roles at Temple Mt. Sinai, each serving as president of the congregation. My mother volunteered at Providence for over 20 years. Shari, my wife, also served as president of Temple Mt. Sinai a few years ago and has served as president of the Junior League.” www.thecitymagazineelp.com
S t u a r t S c h wa r t z Philanthropy is also part of the ScottHulse culture.
opportunities like restaurants and bars, where people can congregate, in the vicinity.
Currently, Stuart is Capital Campaign Chairman for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. He
“I’m excited to see people downtown,
previously served as president and treasurer
watching people mill around the new San
of the Jewish Federation of El Paso and vice
Jacinto Plaza is really inspiring for me,” he
chairman of the El Paso Public Television
said. “You have entire families coming back
that haven’t been here for years.”
“For me those types of efforts are equally
As for Stuart’s family, he and his wife Shari
important, and should be for everybody, to
have two sons, two grandsons and a 14-year-
reach out and not be isolated or insulated by
old miniature Schnauzer that loves carrots.
their work,” he explained. “It is important you
Shari, who earned her master’s in education,
have a balance of family, work and community
recently retired from the El Paso Independent
involvement and I think I found my balance.”
School District. One son lives in Austin, working in real estate development, and the
His contributions also stem into local politics,
other in Washington, D.C., working at the
U.S. Department of State; the avid golfer and
(appointed) and as past chairman of the El
cruise enthusiast is glad his children were
Paso International Airport Board of Directors.
raised in El Paso.
He is also the current chairman of the City of El Paso’s Ethics Review Commission. “I thoroughly enjoy my civic and community involvement, and I find it to be a critical aspect of who I am. It fills a need for me.” Making a difference in El Paso is a nonnegotiable on Stuart’s priority list. He genuinely cares about the city’s future. “I want to continue to live here and watch El Paso grow and be a part of that growth.” Recollection of the Borderland’s development he witnessed growing up includes vivid childhood memories of attending Sun King baseball games at Dudley Field with his grandfather. “His one rule was if one of the Sun Kings hit a homerun, he bought you a hotdog,” said Stuart. “There were several games when I was downing too many hot dogs.” Today Stuart takes in an El Paso Chihuahuas game
“We need to show our appreciation by making El Paso a stronger community than it already is. I love the Mexican-American culture, the mix of El Paso. I love the fact that everybody gets along so well. I think it was a real benefit for my children to be able to grow up in that environment in public schools with friends of all different backgrounds, it makes El Paso a special place.”
occasionally and would like to see more social
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Turning Passion Into a Profession
NICK MUNRO | By: MICHAEL C. GRAHAM, J.D. |
Staff Counsel for Spurs Sports and Entertainment
hen I had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Nick Munro about the path that ultimately led him to
work in the field of sports management and operations, he had a very telling sentiment to share: “I knew from a fairly early age, maybe middle school, that I wanted to be a part of sports. Perhaps not as an athlete, but I wanted to be in that world.” Nick’s story
Coronado High School, graduating
demonstrates a simple and undeniable truth
in 2007. During this period of time, he played
that if you are willing to pursue your passions
a variety of sports ranging from basketball at
strongly enough, you will someday reach
St. Clement’s, to golf and football at Coronado.
your goals. Though, in truth, we may not
His time as an athlete cemented his drive to
all be as fortunate as Nick to arrive there so
continue to be involved in sports after high
early in our careers.
school, in one way or another. After graduation, Nick left for the University of Texas where he
As a proud El Pasoan, Nick walked me through
majored in Sports Management, with a minor
his youthful years and his varied interests at
in Business Administration. While at U.T., Nick
the time. He graduated from St. Clement’s
was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity
Parish School in 2003 and then attended
and the Texas Cowboys. 27
Nick shared that being a part of the Texas Cowboys was perhaps the thing that made him most proud of his time at U.T., but that many people do not understand the depth of © Spurs Sports & Entertainment
the work that the organization does. It’s most recognizable role is that of firing the cannon at U.T. football games. (As a side note, the current cannon, Smokey III, is a Civil War replica that is 6 feet tall and weighs in at over 1,000 pounds). But in truth, the organization does much more. “The Cowboys are a service organization, first and foremost. Every member is required to perform a certain number of service hours and being a part of that group is probably what I am most proud of regarding my time at U.T.” One of the principal organizations that the Cowboys have supported since 1954 is The ARC of the Capital Area, a non-profit group that supports Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Cowboys helped the group raise over half of the funds needed to pay off their building. After graduating from U.T., Nick ultimately decided to pursue a law degree and moved to Lubbock to attend law school at Texas Tech University. The choice to attend Tech was fueled partially by the fact that the school was introducing a progressive program called the Regional Externship Program, and one of the initial partners in the program, the San Antonio Spurs, had a position available. Nick explained that throughout college his passion for sports remained and the Tech program seemed to provide the perfect opportunity for finding a path into the professional sports world. “When I was applying, the program was not yet in place, but they were working on the final details. It ended up getting put into place in time for me to apply for the position with the Spurs. I was accepted into the program and essentially did my final semester of law school in San Antonio working in the counsel’s office.” Nick’s role was not unlike many other legal internships or work opportunities during law school, but it provided one essential piece of information for Nick—it cemented his desire to work in the world of professional sports. Upon graduation, Nick left San Antonio and did what every graduating law student does: prepared for the bar exam. Unfortunately, there was not a full-time position available upon finishing his work with the Spurs. Despite this, he made it known that should one become available he would be interested. As luck would have it, a position became available and the rest is history. These days, Nick spends his time primarily reviewing and managing contracts that involve all of the other areas
Nick Munro that the Spurs Organization is involved in.
Regardless of how his professional duties play
Unbeknownst to many, the Spurs parent
out, Nick’s success is an example of the age-
organization, Spurs Sports and Entertainment,
old adage: You can accomplish anything you
LLC, is involved in a great many endeavors.
set your mind to. In Nick’s case, he found a
The organization owns and operates the
passion for sports in his youth and spent over
AT&T Center, the home of the Spurs; the
a decade working towards an opportunity
WNBA’s San Antonio Stars; the minor-league
within that world. For the foreseeable future,
hockey team the San Antonio Rampage;
Nick is realizing the dream of helping to keep
San Antonio FC, a new minor league soccer
the Spurs machine, an organization that
team that debuted in January of 2016;
Forbes Magazine once named the best run
and the Austin Spurs, a part of the NBA’s
organization in professional sports, moving
developmental league organization. Although
forward and running smoothly.
he is beginning to do some work in the area of player contracts and operations, that is the area that he is currently the least involved in. “I am primarily focused on assisting in the legal elements, contracts, structure, etc. of everything other than the basketball team and its players. However, I have been slowly doing more work in that arena and hope to continue to do more of that.”
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Perla Fabiola Alvelais
The Road to Harvard Law
| By: VERONICA NEVAREZ photography by: DAVID PARISH | uccess can be found from the
the time. More importantly, her mother could
information booth for the Patricia and Paul
pursuit of excellence, which is
get the chemotherapy and better-quality care
Yetter Law School Preparation Institute
always marked by passion, drive
needed to treat her stage-4 cancer.
(LSPI). Remembering her grandmother’s wishes for her, she made the decision
and determination. For one local El
Pasoan, the pursuit in advocating for human
A 2016 graduate of UTEP with a BBA in
rights has launched her into the domain of
Economics, Perla was on the right track
undoubtedly stellar personal statement
Harvard Law. Born and raised in Juárez, MX,
for success; however, she had no idea
and a 4.0 grade-average later, Perla was
pre-law student Perla Fabiola Alvelais moved
how she would utilize her degree. While
admitted to the pre-law program. Soon
to El Paso in 2011 during her junior year of
growing up, the norm was for most
after, she was awarded an internship at the
high school and made the “rough transition”
Mexican families to encourage their youth
Juvenile Probation Department through
of attending Loretto High School when the
to become either a doctor or an attorney.
the recommendation of Dr. Lisa Soto,
language gap was significant. Soon after
She recalls her grandmother specifically
Clinical Associate Professor at LSPI. In fact,
however, Perla found that it was also one of
encouraging her to be an attorney. Still,
the internship became a nearly 5-year tenure
the best moves she could ask for, considering
Perla tells of walking through the UTEP’s
as a Compliance Monitor from 2013-2017 for
that she and her family could get away from
Union Complex when she first began her
their “EMPOWER” program, geared at doing
the violence that heavily plagued Juárez at
studies in 2013 and stumbling upon an
exactly that—empowering low-risk offending
P e r l a Fa b i o l a A lv e l a i s
juveniles with mental disorders through
greater success. Even so, the Cambridge-
the Outstanding Pre-Law Student award
rehabilitation efforts aimed at keeping them
destined and soon-to-be Harvard law student
in May 2017 by the El Paso Young Lawyers
from becoming repeat offenders.
leaves both humbly and endeared to both
Association at the El Paso Bar Association,
her home cities of Juárez and El Paso, and
an honor that came by way of an impressive
The experience has proven invaluable and
hopes to return to practice international law
recommendation letter written by the very
hugely rewarding for Perla. She says, “If
and public policy on the border. Her passion
law firm that employed her.
you can make an impact on a kid, it can
for human rights is at the core of her journey.
make a big difference in their lives and the
She tells of coming back home to advocate
Ultimately, Perla envisions herself one day
community of El Paso.” The experience also
for, “… the people that need to find a voice.”
serving on the Supreme Court of the United
led to a current position with local law firm
States—the highest federal court in the
Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson and
With an exciting mid-August start date at the
nation. In the meantime, she looks to her
Galatzan, by way of one judge’s own personal
prestigious Harvard Law, Perla takes every
experience at Harvard Law as one where
recommendation of Perla to the firm, where
inch of pride she has for our beautiful Sun
she can “give a good name to El Paso” and
she progressed from a file clerk to, most
City. She stresses that El Paso has played
“show that there’s a lot more to us and El
recently, their billing clerk. Although no easy
a pivotal role in her successes to-date
Paso.” Given the perseverance and passion
feat, juggling the various roles that Perla has
because, as she says, she took advantage
for both the law profession and the city
taken on while being a pre-law student has
of the inherent opportunities in a city where
where she cultivated her studies, we have
certainly paid off. With acceptance letters to
“people are willing to help you.” She adds,
no doubt that Perla will not only make a good
both Columbia Law School and, soon after,
“I think my calling is to work with my
name for us, but she’s also bound to make a
Harvard Law School, the latter of which she
hometown, with El Paso and Juárez … [with]
good name for herself.
accepted, Perla is well on her way to even
border issues.” Most recently, Perla received
P e r l a Fa b i o l a A lv e l a i s
Legal Lingo in Plain English
Feeling confused by the lingo used on your favorite legal show? TV lawyers seem to have their own language. With The City Magazine’s help, impress your friends with your legal lingo and rest your case in the fight for lowering the bar in confusing legal jargon. Acquittal - When someone is charged with a crime and the defendant
Indictment - A formal charge issued by a grand jury concluding to a
is found not guilty by a judge or jury.
substantial amount of evidence to justify a trial.
Affidavit - A written or printed statement that is made under oath.
Malfeasance - Doing something illegal or morally wrong.
Beyond reasonable doubt - The standard of evidence required to
Mens rea - Latin for a “guilty mind,” it is used to describe a guilty
validate a criminal conviction.
state of mind.
Class action - When one or more members of a large group sue on
Plea bargain - An agreement between the prosecutor and defendant
behalf of the group.
in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in return for some concession or leniency from the prosecutor.
Counter claim - When a party puts in a claim after the defending party has already made a claim against them.
Recess - A short break from a trial.
Double jeopardy - A defense that forbids a defendant from being
Subpoena - A command issued by the court that a witness has to
tried again on the same or similar charges following an acquittal or
appear and give testimony.
conviction. Statute - A written law passed by Congress or another legislative body. Habeas Corpus - Someone who has imprisoned another person must show the legal basis for that imprisonment. 36
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Undergrads College Tours
rom here it is possible,” is a phrase
Texas Tech University teaches their
students by encouraging them to reaching their goals and dreams, fostering perseverance, and instilling hard work ethic in hopes to embolden them to obtain unimaginable heights. Two El Pasoan entrepreneurs who have both garnered MBA’s have embraced this concept by creating a program for students to ascertain this same potential within themselves. Deep esteem for the city’s young future drives Daniel Valdez and Luis Martinez to equip students with the tools they need to reach the goals in life that they have dreamed about. The program venture that Valdez and Martinez created helps to launch high school students onto a platform of opportunity in hopes to attend an ivy league school of their choosing. Daniel and Luis started their company in 2014, but began their professional relationship in August 2008 when they were both hired as ghost center specialists, acting as college readiness advisors for high school students. Through the skills and techniques learned from their career, they were able to
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establish their company, ‘Undergrads College Tours.” Through their program, Daniel and Luis offer a combination of prep courses and college campus tours to develop and spur college level interaction, where networking is imperative. ‘Undergraduate College Tours’ is a program that empowers students to broaden their options for acceptance into phenomenal ivy league universities, as they continue the pursuit of their life endeavors. Among other important attributes, the program operates from three crucial core values; leadership, exploration, and navigation. Throughout the process of enrollment into this curriculum, students learn to develop and master fundamental skills that equip them for multiple summer ivy league campus tours at universities such as Dartmouth, Cormell, Harvard, Georgetown and Yale. Once a student is accepted into a college, Undergraduate Tours assists and pilots them through the college readiness process. Here, students are educated and aided while developing their admissions essays, submitting scholarship applications, completing financial aid documents and registering their Apply www.thecitymagazineelp.com
Undergrads College Tours
Texas and Common App student accounts. During an interview with Daniel and Luis, it was obvious to see their passion for students who desire to get out of El Paso and receive a degree from an ivy league university. Daniel explained that in too many cases, he sees students who have the educational surety to attend ivy league schools but are held back by financial doubt, family ties or fear to leave their comfort zone. As he and Luis went on, they avowed to help El Paso students disentangle themselves and break out of their comfort zones so that they can achieve seemingly out of reach goals, and to create an atmosphere where they can successfully carve their own trail as young professionals. Daniel expressed, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are too many times native students with potential end up staying in their bubble only to inevitably miss out on grand opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Another point made by the two young businessmen was that upon finishing school and working in their field of study, students could potentially come back here to El Paso 40
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and bring in more business, ultimately contributing to stimulating our economy and city growth. Being from El Paso and understanding the pressures parents have on their kids, Daniel and Luis have contrived a couple of avenues to close the distance and answer concerns portrayed by parents. A live stream concept has been introduced and incorporated to the college campus tours, allowing parents to ask questions via text messaging as well as view campus environments in real time. This capability has allowed parents and students to overcome walls of uncertainty. Another juncture to contend with for students and parents while selecting an ivy league school is the financial enormity. The program that Daniel and Luis offer helps students to find financial aid and available scholarships that could potentially provide a full ride benefit. Daniel and Luis both recognize the value found in each of their students and the academic heights they can obtain. Investing in their futures has given Valdez and Martinez a sense of gratitude and anticipation for not only future student success stories, but also for the future of El Paso as a whole, in hopes to make it a place where prestigious universities recruit their choice picks in an untapped city. www.thecitymagazineelp.com
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ATTORNEYS Worth Knowing
“The good of the people is the greatest law.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Above all and as Cicero so eloquently states, is the greater good of people that takes precedent over any and every law in existence. The role of the attorney is to uphold that very principle. The following ‘Attorneys Worth Knowing’ showcase features some very passionate and driven individuals who’ve dedicated their lives to doing exactly that. So, read on … You too, will salute their noble contributions for the greater good of our Sun City!
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP When it comes to helping the proverbial “little guy” against “big
Inderman also have offices in Austin, Albuquerque, Lubbock and Odessa,
insurance,” the attorneys at Glasheen, Valles and Inderman mean
along a team of attorneys who are licensed to practice in not only Texas,
business. With over more than 25 years of personal injury experience
but also in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona, California and Colorado.
and an impressive track record of substantial recoveries for those they represent, this powerhouse of personal injury attorneys packs
Partners Kevin Glasheen, Noe Valles and Chad Inderman also bring
quite a punch in meeting and exceeding their clients’ expectations.
with them a slew of accolades to include Board Certified in Personal
Handling cases in everything from work injuries; wrongful death;
Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law recognition, as well as Texas Super
defective products; oilfield injuries; transportation accidents including
Lawyer Since 2004 and Texas Rising Star Since 2012 awards, to name
car, motorcycle, truck and train wrecks; industrial accidents resulting
just a few. Together with their entire team of highly-skilled attorneys,
from gas explosions, cotton gin and elevator injuries; to catastrophic
these attorneys have recovered over $100 million in settlements
injuries involving burn, brain and spinal injuries; these attorneys are fully
and winning verdicts. Notable cases include a $65 million verdict* in
and genuinely committed to every single injured person they help. Not
wrongful death case involving a train wreck, a $9.9 million verdict*
only are they a local force to be contended with, Glasheen, Valles and
in another wrongful death case involving an 18-wheeler truck and
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motorcycle wreck, a $6 million industrial injury verdict*, and these are just a few prime examples of what Glasheen, Valles and Inderman can do. Not only is their firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vast expertise, sheer tenacity and spirit of compassion behind a robust history of proven results, it also stems from the availability of top-notch resources. From the in-house, cuttingedge video production, drone aerial photography and videography imaging, rapid-response flight services to quickly meet court deadlines, as well as aggressive on-scene investigations to protect and preserve
Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP
vital evidence; these are some of what can be expected when working
with the best. And the best part is what you get at Glasheen, Valles
1101 Montana Ave.
and Inderman; a firm whose knowledge, integrity and compassion are
El Paso, Texas 79902
at the core of a personal injury practice and where the needs of injured individuals lie at the forefront of their services.
(915) 590-1900 *www.gvilaw.com
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Noe Valles, Attorney at Law/ Managing Partner Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP Injury Lawyers 1101 Montana Ave. El Paso, Texas 79902 (915) 590-1900 www.gvilaw.com
Noe Valles Managing Partner at Glasheen, Valles and Inderman, Noe Valles brings more than 23 years of personal injury law experience, and is licensed in Texas and New Mexico. As a Guadalupe, Mexico native, the Spanishspeaking attorney is an asset to the firm when it comes to their Spanishspeaking clients. Every client being equally important, Noe says, “The biggest satisfaction I get is helping people.” A prime example of that involved a couple who’d lost their child, then were wrongfully denied a life insurance claim and yet, had no help to their avail. After taking the case, Noe not only secured them a check for their entitled claim, he also gave the couple his own check for attorney fees out of compassion for what they’d endured. That’s the caliber of legal services one can expect from working with Noe and his firm. Not only that, Noe’s firm proudly gives back to the same community they acknowledge as being a vital part to their success. He says, “The El Paso community has supported us by entrusting us with cases, so we want to give back to our community.” The firm commits to annual Christmas toy drives, donates supplies to a local school every year and generously sponsors the Children’s Grief Center. Bottom-line: Noe Valles and his firm not only genuinely care about their clients, they also truly care about the community they serve. 48 | SPECIAL ADVERTISING
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Matt Lopez, Attorney at Law Glasheen, Valles & Inderman, LLP Injury Lawyers 1101 Montana Ave. El Paso, Texas 79902 (915) 590-1900 www.gvilaw.com
Matt Lopez An integral member of the Glasheen, Valles and Inderman firm of talented personal injury attorneys, Matt Lopez, is the managing attorney for their El Paso office. A Muleshoe, Texas native, he received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2010 and clerked with the firm during his second year of law school. He learned early on that they mean what they say and say what they mean, and ultimately made the decision to work with them. With a long-standing customer-service background since age 13, personal injury comes naturally to Matt in an area of law where catering to clients is key. “That background has helped me a lot,” Matt said. “[Clients] want to be taken care of and not just be a number.” A 7-year practicing attorney, Matt had a knack for personal injury law well before becoming licensed. In only his third year of law school, the savvy attorney was already making his mark in a large personal injury suit against Carnival Cruise Lines, which would be the first of many successful cases for him. Today, he prides himself on clients getting the “full-service treatment” and adds, “We don’t spread ourselves thin. We focus on personal injury cases to give our 100 percent.” With a history of substantial recoveries, Matt Lopez and his team are clearly doing that … and more! By: VERONICA NEVAREZ photographed by: DAVID PARISH
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John Benjamin Moore Recent “newcomer,” John Benjamin Moore, Partner at Villalobos and Moore, relocated to El Paso in 2012 after a notable stint with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, after receiving his J.D. from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Law School. Serving four years in the U.S. Army as a sergeant stationed in Ft. Bliss in the 1990’s, the Utah native grew fond of the Sun City and eventually “found an opportunity to come back to El Paso.” Initially living in Juarez for a couple years, John attributes his motivation for living over the border to that of being a “gringo immigration attorney,” adding, “I was trying to build up my street cred, my chops and improve my Spanish.” Today, John is the only Ivy League immigration attorney in El Paso, as well as the only one to serve as a former Department of Justice attorney. What’s more, he’s also the only immigration attorney with a partner in Mexico. With “presence on both sides,” his partner, Martha Villalobos, practices corporate law and foreign investment, giving both attorneys a leading edge in everything immigration law and what we’d consider priceless here in our borderplex. From handling foreign investments, investor visas, professional work visas, family immigration, naturalization and other citizenship issues, including removal and deportation defense, John’s unparalleled expertise means you’re working with the absolute best. A proven litigator, John tries court cases daily and says of his firm’s acumen for routine trial practice, “We can win difficult cases.” In fact, John won a Guatemalan asylum case last month, a rare feat when only less than two percent of applicants are ever granted asylum. With licensed attorneys in El Paso and Juarez lending expertise on complex border issues, it’s no surprise that the team at Villalobos and Moore are making their mark in the realm of immigration law. Admirably, John describes the catalyst for his work as such: “The motivating vision for me in getting into immigration — people have the right to live where they want” and adds,
John Benjamin Moore,
“We want people to feel secure here with their family members and go out in
Attorney at Law/Partner
public without the risk of being separated from their families.” In terms of the
Villalobos & Moore
impact their work has on employers, John says simply, “We want businesses
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to employ who they want to regardless of nationality.” Whether a family
El Paso, Texas 79902
or business, it’s clear that John Benjamin Moore of Villalobos and Moore is
the absolute winning choice for immigration cases both large and small and
ultimately, the attorney anyone would want on their side.
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The Law Office of Daniel Caudillo 5959 Gateway West, Ste. 440 El Paso, Texas 79925 (915) 772-2223 firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Caudillo Immigration is a very important and prevalent topic here on the border. It is something that affects most people and businesses in our area. Daniel Caudillo is a leading advocate for people and businesses fighting to legally be a part of the United States. Since the third grade, Daniel knew that he wanted to become a lawyer and now, for ten years, he has built a successful immigration practice. Coming from a family of migrant workers, he was taught the value of hard work and sacrifice and implemented that into his work. Daniel Caudillo and his law firm proudly represent clients in all areas of immigration law, from farm workers and ranchers, to businesses, investors, and complex federal litigation cases. “I’m very proud of the work I do and who I do it for,” he says. His clients are very important to him, and his experience has taken him nationwide to teach others and speak publicly about the problems our immigration laws face today. “We shouldn’t be afraid of immigrants,” he says passionately. They are as ingrained in our community as the diverse foods we eat. As a board member of the local Better Business Bureau, and with his involvement in national ethics in immigration law, he strives to provide an incredible and honest service to the people coming to him for help. He deeply cares about and is invested in each of his cases. Immigration law has never been more important than the present, and he is the best advocate to have on your side.
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Scruggs Law Firm As lawyers who handle workers’ compensation, this father-daughter
community, and specifically those who have suffered from work
duo has helped thousands of injured workers. Scruggs Law Firm has
injuries and the families that rely on them.” says Jordan. What is
over 37 years of experience making sure the El Paso community is
obvious about this firm, is that the family dynamic is just as strong as
fairly represented. “I’m very proud that [Jordan] came back to El Paso
their work ethic. Strategizing and discussing cases does not end at
to better serve our friends and neighbors,” says Charles of working
the office, instead the lawyers work around the clock for their clients
with his daughter. As a multi-generational law firm, Scruggs Law Firm
because a workplace injury is often a devastating event with serious
brings a unique perspective to the effects of devastating injury to the
consequences for an entire family. Scruggs Law Firm understands
individual working men and women of El Paso.
this and is ready to help.
“Scruggs Law Firm is not just a law firm, it is a family of lawyers. We are privileged to represent the hard-working people of our
Scruggs Law Firm 1790 Lee Trevino, Ste. 604 El Paso, Texas 79936 (915) 593-1444
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Jorge Villegas Villegas Law Firm 2211 Trawood El Paso, Texas 79935 (915) 412-6800
Jorge Villegas Jorge, a native El Pasoan, graduated from Jefferson High School and attended UTEP after being Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Air Force. After working as a CPA for 5 years, Jorge attended Cornell Law School and received a Doctorate in Law (with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation). After working in New York and Dallas as a business and tax attorney, he and his family returned to our Sun City. In 2009, Jorge formed the Villegas Law Firm in which he focuses on the following areas: (1) Business; (2) Estate Planning; (3) Probate; (4) Real Estate; and (5) Taxation. “Our mission is simple,” states Jorge, “to help our individual and business clients reach their goals by providing them with outstanding legal services and counseling.” He continues, “Whether a client is starting a new business or is currently experiencing serious tax problems, we are committed to providing sophisticated legal services as found in national law firms but with the personal attention and sensitivity that can only be found in a small law firm.” Jorge and his wife Patricia recently celebrated 21 years of marriage and have two beautiful daughters Jacqueline and Olivia. 54 | SPECIAL ADVERTISING
Charles W. Kelly, P.L.L.C 221 N. Kansas St., Ste. 747 El Paso, Texas 79901 (915) 242-2125 www.cwklawyer.com
Charles W. Kelly After 40 years of trying substantial lawsuits across Texas and the southern United States with Houston-based law firms, El Paso native Charles W. Kelly has relocated his litigation practice to his hometown. Charles’ diverse clientele includes real estate developers and investors, oil and gas exploration and drilling companies, heavy equipment manufacturers, professional athletes, insurance policyholders and lending institutions. Charles has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants. On the plaintiff’s side, he has secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for real estate developers, drilling companies, insurance policyholders, automotive franchisees, oil and gas companies and a victim of sexual retaliation by a publicly owned restaurant company. In representing defendants, he has secured no liability judgments for a drilling company found to have stolen trade secrets, a heavy equipment manufacturer accused of stealing a computer logic code and an oil and gas equipment rental company sued for a well blow out. Charles has also successfully defended companies and individuals accused of securities violations. A long-standing Houston client put it best, “When asked for a referral, Charles is the only name I will give because he treats all clients the same, giving a 100% effort.”
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| By: GRACE THE PSYCHIC LADY |
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Sir Isaac Newton said that “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” While he spoke solely in terms of physics, the same could be said of the behaviors we exhibit as humans. Put out positive energy and wish others well and you will be rewarded. Do the opposite and the universe will be your banker, write you a huge reality check and cash it in before you’ve even realized the error of your ways. Why, you ask? Well because of karma. Karma is a Sanskrit term defined as action, effect and fate. Simply put, karma is a major player in the positive things that happen in life as well as your judge, jury and executioner for past transgressions.
There are 12 Laws of Karma: 1. The Great Law: Whatever you put out to the universe will
8. The Law of Giving: What you believe will be asked to share
come back to you. Newton’s Law, “You reap what you sow.”
with others. Giving without expecting in return is a gift in its own.
2. The Law of Creation: You must participate in this life
9. The Law of Here and Now: Not living in the past, but
and be one with the universe. Your life is exactly what it is because
being in the present. Nothing you do today can change yesterday, but
of your thoughts.
can influence the present.
3. Law of Humility: What you refuse to accept or acknowledge
10. Law of Change: Life will repeat itself until we learn the
will continue to exist. If you are angry and unable to forgive, it will
lesson—we must learn to grow and change.
continue until you learn to let go. As Buddha said, “It is like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die.”
11. Law of Patience and Reward: Good things come to those who wait and all rewards will blossom out of the most
4. The Law of Growth: Everything that happens to us is to
trying of times. You learn the most from life’s biggest struggles, this
teach us to understand—whether it’s good or bad. We must accept
is the true reward.
that we can only change ourselves and not others.
12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration: 5. Law of Responsibility: Taking the responsibility for
You get back whatever you put in; you get what you give.
what is in your life and that you have created this for yourself. Always remember, karma is the ultimate boomerang—it will always
6. Law of Connection: Every choice and decision we make
come back to you. That said, become an optimist, celebrate the
in life is connected. Final outcomes are a result of individual decisions.
success of yourself and others and stop dwelling on what cannot be
Past, present and future are all connected.
changed. From me to you, I wish you all the best!
7. The Law of Focus: You cannot think of two things at once
because it will not have your complete focus. If you are focusing on hate, it will not allow love.
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ishes are a profoundly effective way
from 6:30 – 10:30pm. Wish Night will feature
all proceeds go to granting wishes to local
for children to cope with and conquer
dinner, live music and a live auction to help
children who may not otherwise have the
make wishes come true for El Paso children.
opportunity to participate in their dream
critical illnesses. They spark the
activities, vacations or experiences.”
imagination and power essential hope; families are uplifted and communities are forever
“MIMCO continues to be a proud supporter
enriched. As we seek to grant the one true
of Make-A-Wish,” Meyer Marcus, Chairman,
Wishes prompt the question: If my unique
wish of every eligible child here in El Paso, we
MIMCO Inc. said. “We truly believe in their
wish is possible, what else might be possible?
invite you to join us at Wish Night 2017 for an
mission of giving hope and happiness to
Emerging research is helping to confirm the
evening under the stars at the El Paso Country
critically ill children and their families. Not
transformative wish impact we’ve witnessed
Club golf course on Thursday, September 28
only is Wish Night a wonderful event, but
for several decades. With growing clarity, we
September, 2017 are seeing eligible children be referred to Make-AWish here in El Paso in record numbers. Children need the psychological edge a wish introduces. “The number one reason we support Make-AWish is because it’s an organization that provides hope in not only the child’s heart, but the families’ hearts that are dealing with the most difficult times of their lives,” said Justin Lowenfield, Dealer Principal, Casa Ford Lincoln Nissan Kia, who is the lead sponsor of this year’s Wish Night. “We at Casa strongly believe that hope is the number one thing that propels us as humans to live our lives to the fullest, and in turn, allows us to have a servant mindset rather than a selfish one. There is no greater feeling than to serve another’s needs over your own.” Support from the community is crucial. Creating a one-of-a-kind wish experience takes substantial investment of both time and money. Granting the wish of every eligible child will not be possible without the dedication and support of our referral sources, medical professionals, volunteers, wish granters, donors and sponsors. Ellie, 13, has battled leukemia for years. “When I found out I got my wish, it was finally that light at the end of the tunnel that I really needed,” she said. “It made me become optimistic and was the perfect thing to help me fight. I want everyone to know how important a wish is to someone who has to fight each and every day.” We hope you’ll join us at Wish Night – The Stars of Make-A-Wish. This unforgettable evening is crucial in granting the wish of every eligible child with a critical illness here in El Paso. For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact Jessica Kolkmeyer Rhodes at email@example.com or 915.855.8701.
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JURY DUTY ESSENTIALS
Because the waiting game is hard
You’re going to need something to wash down those snacks with. Grab a water bottle before you head out and stay hydrated (it may also help you stay awake).
First thing’s first. Empty your bladder before you check in and take your seat. Who knows how long you’ll be stuck in that room.
This is essential. Download a game on your phone, or do it old school and bring a word puzzle book with you. Having some entertainment will make the morning go by a little faster.
Pack some small headphones! While you’re in the lobby or waiting in the room for everyone to come in and get started, a little music could make things slightly better.
Again, you never know how long you’re going to be at jury duty. Take a couple of (quiet) snacks with you to munch on while you patiently wait.
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If you didn’t have time to pack some snacks or grab a bottle of water, you should at least bring some cash with you to use at the vending machines. If you get picked for jury duty and have to stay a little longer, those machines can become your life line.
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Giants September, 2017
eptember 22 marks Elephant
with them. While Savannah and Juno have
A typical day as an elephant keeper starts
Appreciation Day, and the entire
been here 30 and 15 years, respectively,
early in the morning, and consists of cleaning
El Paso Zoo team appreciates
Brittany has only been with the El Paso
up over 500 pounds of elephant poo, then
their Asian elephants, Savannah
Zoo for the last three years. Her keeper
and Juno. In fact, in August, the zoo
responsibilities include the Asian elephants,
pounds of food, cleaning both indoor and
celebrated World Elephant Day with a
Malayan tapirs and the Asian wild horses.
outdoor exhibits, and going through multiple
two-day birthday celebration for their
However, when she started, she did not
trainings with each elephant. After a few
two girls. Juno was celebrating her 50th
know this was going to be her assigned area.
days of that schedule, the fear that Brittany
had on day one turned into admiration and
birthday and Savannah was celebrating her 65th. The two-day celebration consisted of
“I had worked with reptiles and amphibians
appreciation. “Savannah is the sweetest,
extra entertainment, enrichment and even
at my previous job, and so I expected to do
most timid little thing of all time. She’s a
a birthday cake. Those ages are not easy to
the same here,” said Brittany. “But on my
sweet little old lady who startles really easily.
come by when most Asian elephants under
first day, they introduced me to my supervisor
She’ll play with a toy, and then scare herself
human care have a life expectancy of 45.
who was responsible for the elephants, and
while she’s playing with that toy. And Juno
Their longevity is a testament to the love,
I was terrified. Elephants were on my list of
is wicked smart. She picks up everything
care and appreciation they’re given every day.
animals I did not want to work with because
really fast. She plans out what she’s doing,
they are big, scary and super smart.” Brittany
and sometimes it gets her in trouble because
In fact, in order to better understand
had every intention of working her 6-month
she’s smart enough to know when we’re
Savannah and Juno, you’ll need to know
probationary period and then putting in for a
doing a training session and how to not
senior keeper, Brittany Drake’s experience
transfer, but that was before she had gotten
listen, but still get away with stuff.”
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September, 2017 Brittany lights up when she talks about Savannah and Juno, and it’s easy to see the connection she has with them. She’s not alone. All the elephant keepers gushed about their time and experience with the girls, and they all talked about the difference in personalities between Savannah and Juno, particularly when it comes to training. The training the elephants go through helps the
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keepers and vet staff determine the health and wellness of the elephants. They’ll test flexibility, range of motion, breathing, strength and dexterity. This also prepares the elephants for medical exams, blood draws and feet inspections; all critical to their health. The trainings are key in keeping the elephants healthy, and they’re also one of the favorite
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THE BEST APPS FOR LAWYERS
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eing productive and using your time wisely is pertinent when you’re either a law student or attorney. While you’re buried with briefing cases or meeting with potential clients, you might not have time to get yourself organized or search for the best app to do so for you, so we did the work for you. Whether you need to time your closing statement or some organization, these are the best apps out there to help. Sometimes we get by with the help of our friends, and other times we just need some technology.
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“Pancho Villa Cannot get Jack Johnson to Juárez”
| By: ROBERTO JOSÉ ANDRADE FRANCO |
Jack Johnson—the first African-American
After a racially motivated Mann Act conviction
Revolution, Pancho Villa needed
heavyweight champion—facing Jess Willard,
for flaunting his relationships with white
money. Without it, he risked
the latest of the “Great White Hopes.”
women, a federal judge sentenced Jack to
Pancho and promoter Jack Curley believed
prison. Rather than serving time, Jack fled,
with the ability to wrest further control
the fight would draw 25,000 spectators and
living in self-exile throughout Europe and Latin
from his former ally, Venustiano Carranza.
all involved agreed on a fight date: March 6,
America. Thus, Jack, a wanted fugitive, could
To help raise money1, Villa wanted to host
1915. For all the plans, one major obstacle
not enter Juárez through El Paso without
the heavyweight boxing title bout in the
stood in the way—figuring out a way to get
risking arrest. Though initial reports stated
race track of the Juárez Jockey Club with
Jack Johnson to Juárez.
Carranza—who controlled Mexico’s ports—
would let him enter through Tampico2, he soon changed his mind, warning Jack3 that authorities would arrest and turn him over4 to the United States if caught entering Mexico. Desperate, he contemplated entering Juárez through the United States by disguising himself as a train porter5. Jack decided against the plan and waited in Cuba6, figuring an entry
into Juárez. Pancho, attempting to salvage
the fight, guaranteed7 Jack’s protection—an empty promise outside of areas he controlled. He extended the same pledge to boxing fans, telling them they had nothing to fear and should feel safe in Juárez, one of the revolution’s major fronts. There were further concerns that the fight may spark a race riot8. As the original fight date neared, Jack Curley postponed the bout by two weeks, continually stating that the fight would occur, confident in the El Paso businessmen’s guarantees9 that Jack would be safe entering http://bit.ly/2w7lu05
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That safe path never materialized and Jack Curley moved the fight to Havana, Cuba—stripping Pancho of the chance to increase his war chest and taking a historically important fight from the El PasoJuárez borderland. On the 26th round of their
April 5, 1915 fight, Jess Willard knocked out
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September, 2017 arena held the crowd back, entered the ring and encircled Jess and Jack15. Jack contends he intentionally lost the fight, as before the bout a United States authority told him if he allowed Jess to win, the country would clear him of all charges. The pardon never came and Johnson served his prison sentence when he returned to the United States in 192016. That same year Pancho Villa lived quietly, without having to worry about money, on a 2,000acre hacienda17 in Durango—a gift from the Mexican government in exchange for his “retirement.”
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Chicken on the Go By Zuill Bailey Ingredients Chicken breasts (4-6 breasts) 1/2 cup of lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon onion powder Black pepper (to taste) Red pepper flakes (to taste) 2 teaspoons dried parsley, or oregano or cilantro (your choice to your taste) Seasoning salt Directions Put the outdoor grill on medium high heat and coat the grill with olive oil. Then dip the chicken in lemon juice, and sprinkle each piece of chicken with onion powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes and parsley. If you prefer, go ahead and use oregano if you are making an Italian dinner, and dried cilantro for an added kick. Grill on each side for 10-15 minutes until the chicken turns golden. The chicken will have a fabulous color and will be juicy and full of flavor at the same time (thank the olive oil and the lemon juice!) This recipe is perfect when accompanied by Bach Cello Suites! 76
How to Overcome
Commitment Issues | By: JANNET BUSTILLOS |
ommitment can be a frightening aspect of our adult lives. Most of us are already committed to our work, family and friends and
adding a relationship into the mix can make us feel overwhelmed. People who struggle with commitment issues are usually the ones who have strong perceptions of what it means to be in a relationship. Some of these perceptions are built over a lifetime. If you have reached a point in which you realize that your commitment phobe ways are finally getting in the way of your happiness, then it’s time you have a reality check and continue reading. Some of these tips may help you surpass your fears and find you the romance you deserve.
1. It’s okay to be vulnerable We are creatures of comfort and stability. There’s a reason for the
2. The theory of “The grass is always greener”
saying “Get out of your comfort zone.” With most of us having a vision of how our lives “should be,” if something doesn’t go as
Who doesn’t want the best cars, nicest clothing, massive house,
planned, say like falling in love, then it throws us a curveball that
etc.? It’s no surprise that competition drives us, which is why we
makes us question everything. Like a true Taurus, I understand what
can incorporate this theory to our love lives. The problem with our
it’s like to want to be wary of your emotions and not feel vulnerable.
competitive nature is that it makes us raise our standards, which can
Vulnerability is an uncomfortable feeling that no one likes to feel,
lead to unrealistic expectations. We are constantly searching and
therefore it makes us guarded from any possible romance. If you’re
striving to find the “perfect” person who, honestly, doesn’t even
feeling something magical for a special someone, then it is time you
exist. Don’t let the idea that “something better may be out there”
take some risks and put your guard down once and for all, allowing
keeping you from pursuing something with an amazing person.
you to explore the relationship further. 78
4. Immaturity 3. Entrapment
The saddest part is that immaturity at our age (ahem, 30 forever) is still a behavior we must address. Most of us have a real fear of becoming fullfledged adults and commitment means growing up. Making a commitment
This one’s a biggie–like many of you, I can attest to having the
to one person represents a different stage of life. Being more mature and
fear of being trapped in a relationship. I mean, who wants to
stable isn’t a death sentence—it’s a good transition.
feel like they are suffocating? I doubt anyone reading this is saying “Me”. Okay, so we can all agree that nobody likes to feel trapped, but we can also be dramatic when in a relationship. As strange as it may seem, complaining has become a way
5. Too much baggage
to connect with others. The truth of the matter is that people
In order to understand where your fear of commitment comes from you
who claim to feel trapped are actually just scared of facing their
must take a look at your past. Chances are, the relationships you were
emotions. So how do we fix this negative perception you may
surrounded with as you were growing up (i.e. divorce) has had an impact
ask? Simply altering the way we think about change can allow
on you. These situations may have established certain habits that translate
us to grow out of the feeling of being trapped.
to your current romantic life. Don’t let your parents’ mistakes or previous tumultuous relationships jade you from finding true love.
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Add a Little he best marriage in fashion is mixing feminine pieces with edgier ones.
Adding leather, darker colors and bold details to classic silhouettes
and softer pieces creates a look that is fun and, honestly, a lot more
interesting. There is a reason why these are always in style—it’s an easy
look to accomplish. The mixing of the opposite pieces means you’re
not overwhelmingly girly or punk rock. Look into statement tees, bold
accessories, and leather to meet in the middle for this happy marriage.
A leather skirt
is the ultimate wardrobe necessity. As Rachel Zoe would say, it’s “so major.” The length is completely irrelevant—the fact that it’s a black
leather skirt is edgy enough (which makes this perfect for any age). To pair this with a more feminine piece, try a white or blush lace top or a flowy, bell-sleeved blouse. If you’re trying to lean more on the edgy side, top your look with some statement jewelry. If you’re trying to keep it more feminine, keep it simple with delicate jewelry.
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The statement tee is an easy way to veer into a more casual look.
Political T-shirts are all over the place right now. Many celebrities, like Frank Ocean and Cara Delevigne, have been spotted with these statement pieces. If you want to keep your political views to yourself though, you can also pick a bold graphic, quirky quotes or a band tee (of a band that you actually know, please!). This goes perfectly tucked into a pleated skirt and pointed toe heels. If it’s cooler out, top it off with a leather jacket.
Let’s talk about the leather jacket. I don’t think any piece of clothing makes you feel more like a badass than a good, structured, black leather jacket. It’s so versatile and cannot look bad with anything that you pair it with. The more feminine the pieces you top this off with, the better. Since the leather jacket is already such a dark and bold piece, pair it with bright colors, lace or even blush tones. It will instantly take your outfit to a cooler, rock n’ roll dimension. www.thecitymagazineelp.com
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While it happens to everyone at one point or another, critical decisions must be made and some choices weigh more than others. This is especially true when it comes to your education. Some of the most nerve racking choices a student can make is when they must select what they are specializing in within their field. As prospective lawyers, choosing a certain branch of law can feel like an all or nothing decision. To help ease the stress, here is a short quiz to help bring out some of your personal details you may have overlooked in your decision making.
WHAT KIND OF
WOULD YOU BE?
| By: STEPHANIE AVILES |
Do you see the world in black and white?
Do you lean towards regulatory
work; wanting to focus on
Not every client can defend themselves when they are attacked. This is especially the case when it comes to environmental matters. You are a line of defense for the planet and you are there to make sure those polluters know that there are consequences to their destructive actions.
legislation and policy?
Do you like to work alone?
Is it important for you to give back and help others through public service?
Are you willing to defend the law,
despite the circumstances?
Do you enjoy working to protect the environment?
Do you lean towards
Would you be willing to work for a non-profit?
transactional work; like drafting documents?
Are you willing to work with emotionally difficult cases?
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2017 working for DoSeptember, you see yourself
corporations on highly complex matters?
Are you willing to defend your client, even if it means doing something you feel is morally/personally disagreeable?
YES NO Do you believe in fighting for a cause?
While you work behind the scenes, you are dedicated to your client and willing to adapt to whatever factors may present themselves. While your client may be a corporation, you understand that their success is your success.
Do you enjoy working to place your client in the best possible light?
YES Are you able to adjust your tactics on the spot?
Are you comfortable working in the public eye for your client?
Are you willing to be assigned a client when they can’t afford one?
Family matters are never easy. That is why you are one of the strong lawyers who face some of the more emotionally difficult cases that would leave many in tears. You are the expert families go to for help.
Criminal Law While you might get caught in a controversial case, you understand that context matters. It might bring long nights when a new piece of evidence is discovered, but you know it’s worth it to prevent the wrong person going to jail or left to walk the streets.
While this quiz is not a game changer, it is a small way to get the ball rolling. Even though it may be obvious, it’s critically important to emphasize that going to law school is a significant investment of time and money, and students need to do their due diligence before applying and while attending. Learn as much as you can to understand what lawyers do and all the walks you can pursue with a law degree. Good luck!
INA MINJAREZ Fighting For Those with
No Voice, in our State Capital | By: MARIE MOORE |
ina minjarez with more than a million dollars. This shed
successfully passed important legislation
light on the fact [that some] employers use
that will help military families, protect military
labor laws in Texas to avoid responsibility.”
bases and combat cyberbullying in schools.
On the heels of these types of legal cases, Ina
Through her “Sexual Assault Evidence House
developed a philosophy that would empower
Bill #1171 (June/17),” Ina seeks to expedite the
her impact on a much broader basis.
rape kit process to ensure more timely results for victims. Other work with a Bipartisan
“I found myself wanting to focus on creating
House Workgroup is focused on making sure
policy. I wanted to have the opportunity to
Texas has one of the best CPS and Foster Care
orn in El Paso on March 27, 1975,
advocate and litigate important issues here at
Services programs in the country—one of this
Ina Minjarez was raised here by
the Capitol. I plan on continuing to advocate
Legislative Session’s top priorities.
hardworking parents with deep
for those less fortunate and for those that do
roots in social justice. One of her
not have a voice.”
She has successfully amended the state
fondest memories of her childhood in El
budget plan and the TXDOT Sunset bill. She
Paso dates back to when she was four or
also serves as Vice-Chair of the Women’s
five years old.
Health Caucus and is a sitting member of the Bipartisan House Research Organization
From an early age, Ina and her sister were
taught that hard work and education would open the doors to career opportunities. She
When I asked her what she plans for her
was awarded several academic scholarships
future, she answered, “I aspire to continue
to Notre Dame, where Ina wrote about social
serving the constituents of House District
justice issues and traveled to serve the
124 and, hopefully to become a Chairwoman
underprivileged and oppressed. She picked
of a House Committee to further drive
crops with migrant workers and interned for
an El Paso attorney who helped migrants and
Democrat Representative Ina Minjarez was
refugees file for legal residency.
elected to serve the constituents of Texas
With Ina being named Texas Monthly’s
House District 124 (San Antonio) in a special
“Rookie of the Year” as of June, she’s off
After graduation, Ina attended St. Mary’s
election in April 2015. During her 30 days at the
to a great start.
Law School in San Antonio. During her
Capitol, Ina accomplished a great deal. Though
studies, she interned with the Bexar County
she was elected after the deadline to file any of
Criminal District Court Administration and
her own legislation, she served as an important
successfully prosecuted defendants charged
swing vote in the House Committees on
with crimes against children. Later, she
Transportation and State Affairs.
opened a private practice, representing children who were victims of abuse and
By the end of the 84th Legislative Session,
neglect in Child Protective Service cases. She
Ina had joint-authored 17 bills, co-authored 45
also represented workers in employment law
bills and sponsored or joint-sponsored eight
disputes and on-the-job injuries.
bills. A very busy lady! During the interim session, the Speaker of the House appointed
“The one legal case that stands out for me was
her to serve on the Federal Environmental
when I represented an undocumented immigrant
in a Workers Compensation Negligence case. He worked for a subcontractor in a TXDOT
Ina was elected again for the 85th Legislative
project, was run over by a bobcat and
session. She was appointed to the House
sustained severe injuries. Both the employer
Committee on Transportation, the House
and TXDOT denied liability. The trial was a
Committee on Human Services and the Local
month long and the jury rewarded my client
and Consent Calendars Committee. She
The Ace Attorney in Your Pocket | By: STEPHANIE AVILES |
hether you are aware of the video
The player takes the roles of various defense
game world or not, or if you are
attorneys, including Phoenix Wright himself.
already part of a legal team, as long
The gameplay is split into two types of
as you have access to a mobile device, you
sections: investigations and courtroom trials.
can enjoy the renowned game of “Phoenix
During the investigations, the player searches
Wright: Ace Attorney.” Ace Attorney, known
the environments, gathering information and
in Japan as Gyakuten Saiban or “Turnabout
evidence and talks to characters such as their
Trial,” is a series of visual novel adventure
client, witnesses and the police. Once enough
video games. Created by Shu Takumi and
evidence has been collected, the game
developed by Capcom, the game was
moves on to a courtroom trial section. They
developed by a team of seven people and
find the truth by cross-examining witnesses
took ten months to make. This first entry
and finding inconsistencies between the
in the series was released in 2001; since
testimonies and evidence collected. Like in
then, five further main series games, as well
the real-life courtroom, the player aims to get
as various spin-offs have been released.
their client declared “not guilty.” However,
Additionally, the series has seen adaptations
the player is penalized if they present incorrect
in the form of a live action film and an anime,
evidence marked by exclamation marks. If all
and has been the base for manga series,
exclamation marks are lost, the player loses
drama CDs, musicals and stage plays.
the game and their client is declared guilty. While some of the legality is questionable when it comes to acquiring and hiding evidence from a crime scene, or when failing to provide discovery so Phoenix can have his famous “OBJECTION!” moment in court, this game is a great way to pass the time and de-stress. This energetic court setting can be refreshing if you need a break from looking over your current case and other legal information. While being prepared is important, you won’t do your client any favors if you’re fried before the trial. As for those still in pre-law, you can practice on this smaller scale legal environment before and after class. However, make sure your case
filing and homework are done first.
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Where Are They Now?
he most powerful force is culture.” These are the words
that Morris “Mo” Pittle tells me over the phone when we talk about his food truck, JewBoy Burgers. This is why his food truck is located in Austin—the capital of Texas where everything that is weird strives. Though his food truck is in Austin, Mo grew up in El Paso—a Coronado High School graduate—and took the heavy Mexican influences in our food and culture and implemented it into his menu.
Originally, the concept for JewBoy was going to be a T-shirt brand. From finding inspiration in a border town burger, the concept eventually came to be a food truck, not only influenced by his “chuco” roots, but from his Jewish upbringing and travels around the country. “I love the tangibility of it,” he says, “I like watching people get their food.” Even over the phone, you can sense that his brain is going 100 miles a minute, thinking of new concepts and trying to stay creative. He is warm, talkative and his humor effortlessly comes through. Since October of 2016, the food truck has smoothly made a home into the “Keep Austin Weird” scene. The menu has clever item names like the “Oye Vay Guey” burger consisting of a fresh ground beef patty, jack cheese, green chilies and a little bit of mustard. There’s also “The Yenta,” which is a twist on his classic Jewboy Burger, with your choice of a latke placed on the burger. Mo 93
Where Are They Now?
says that adding the green chilies was something he took from El Paso, while the potato buns he uses are something that he got from being in Philadelphia. Most important to note is that his food truck is not kosher. “[With burgers] you can’t really do kosher food.” El Pasoans that now live in Austin visit Mo at his food truck along with the many Austinites. Mo says he sees a lot of hipsters along with people of all ages. This gives Mo ample opportunities to strike up conversations with people and get to know the people that he’s serving. Interestingly enough, Mo doesn’t come from a culinary background. “I wanted to be creative,” he says. His creative drive and mentality led him to Austin in the first place; attending UT-Austin to obtain a degree in advertising. He still runs an ad agency here in El Paso, but in order to keep busy and not repeat the same day, the food truck has become a great outlet in which to branch into another sector of creativity and experience something new every day. On the street of 5000 Burnet, you can experience the fusion of food that JewBoy Burgers is cooking up. This has become a growing foodie area in Austin, with an expanding food truck area. The food truck’s blend of East Coast and Latin-El Paso flavors has captured an audience in Austin. Mo is now looking into a brick and mortar place for his food to thrive in. For now, we can only take a road trip to try out JewBoy Burger and wait to see what the future has in store.
Ridicul ous September, 2017
| By: ANDY MARTINEZ |
hen we turn on the news channel, rarely do we anticipate stories that fall out of the ordinary. Although there is an innumerable
amount of cases that are taken to court on a daily basis, the ones that gather the most traction on television and the most thumbs-
up-friendly on social media platforms, are usually the most absurd ones. So, before some television producer purchases the rights
to these court cases, and creates an anthology series destined for an Emmy nomination, these are just some of the cases that will make you double-take and ask yourself, “How did this even happen?’’ Somebody please call in Judge Judy, because only she can judge some of these.
If we were living in some fictional land
was awarded the $1,000 she sued for after
concocted by J.K. Rowling, infringement
having missed four days of work. Perhaps
on the laws regarding the strict ban on
from now on, a peek out through the window
certain practices of magic might bear some
before leaving home might be in order.
legitimacy. However, as we exist in the world In 2006, a case was filed by Allen Heckard of
of the non-fantastical, this case lacks charm
Portland, Oregon against basketball legend,
and seems more like a never ending curse. Nevertheless, the entertainment value is
We know that weather can sometimes
Michael Jordan. Allen’s suit was for years of
very apparent. Christopher Roller has built a
be entirely unpredictable, especially in the
emotional distress and public harassment,
reputation on suing many people he claims
borderland, where it seems that every day
which he attributed to bearing a striking
have stolen his god-like powers to perform
is an unexpected season. Despite this,
resemblance to Michael. Allen sued for a
magic tricks. In 2005, one of his targets was
meteorologists try their best at predicting
total of $832 million. Although being six
popular illusionist David Blaine, who was
what the weather will be like every day.
inches shorter and not nearly as skilled in
sued by Christopher for $30 million unless
Sometimes, though, the unpredictability of
the art of the slam dunk, Allen believed that
he reveal his secrets. Ultimately, the case
mother nature is simply too much for anyone
Michael’s celebrity status was responsible
was rejected by the defendant’s lawyers as
to try and get just right. Such is the case
for the compensation. Allen dropped the
Christopher lacked the patent for exclusive
for an Israeli TV station who was sued by a
case without providing a reason, however, a
use of his godly powers, responding that the
woman for broadcasting an incorrect weather
likeness to the star of Space Jam should be
claim was “beyond the jurisdiction of the
prediction after they failed to report that rain
considered a win for anyone.
court or any court of this Earth.” Despite this
would be in store for the day. The woman,
failure, it has not deterred Christopher from
trusting the forecast, dressed lightly for the
suing many other notable illusionists on the
day and subsequently caught the flu after
same grounds; each case ultimately failing.
falling victim to the downpour. The woman
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El Paso Skeet and Trap Club | By: LLOYD HAMILTON |
rom hiking the Franklin Mountains
that attracts sportsmen from many different
Not only are these courses available, but the
State Park in the middle of a metroplex,
classifications. El Paso Skeet and Trap Club
club also holds benefit competitions as well.
to competitive shotgun shooting at a
is a member ownership association where
Registered with 4H and AIA, the club reveals
sportsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s venue, El Paso assumes
members maintain the facility while budgeting
the integrity and heart that the association has
a recognized position as one of the
its expenses and revenue. It offers a couple
for their community. 4H is Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest
last wild west cities in Texas. Shotgun
of different sporting courses which include
shooting is considered an Olympic sport
five-stand, skeet shooting, and trap shooting.
on the betterment of young kids. It exists to
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empower them by focusing on their strengths and encouraging them to be a real influence in the world around them. The benefit shoot held specifically for young youth of 4H teaches kids sportsmanship and responsibility in shooting. Proceeds from this event are used to endow students with college scholarships. The Armature Trap Association is the largest clay shooting organization in the world. They govern the rules and regulations of skeet and trap shooting. El Paso Skeet and Trap Club offers a variety of courses, including five-
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stand as mentioned before. Five-stand is played
Tom Gebhart, El Paso Skeet and Trap Club’s vice
with targets which are shot in twenty-five
president, amicably shared his association’s
increments, where each shooter rotates from
endeavors and features as well as reaching a
station to station until they are able to shoot
club milestone. Tom explained, ‘’Coming up
at multiple targets to be scored equally. Six or
on September 17 of this year will be its 70th
eight automatic traps, used to simulate birds,
anniversary of being permanently established at
are released in a predetermined sequence
its current location in El Paso, the club will hold
where targets are registered separately. Also
a benefit shoot that includes all of its available
offered at El Paso Skeet and Trap Club are six
courses.’’ It is with high hopes the association
fields that are available to shooters—two of
enrolls enough competitors for eight shooters
which are lit for night time shooting.
to participate in a five-stand match where each stand is a station. This number of contestants
September, 2017 would allow each shooter eight target shots in one round, where three targets are thrown crossing low out into the field, two are thrown out flying away, two others are thrown from the field towards the shooters, and finally the last target is thrown from behind the contestants. This shoot will be a major event where the members hope to hearten new shooters into joining the association. The club is a friendly place for families to come and enjoy the sportsman’s life in an environment full of competition and confidence building exercises. Tom explained, “It is more satisfying than golf, not quite as expensive. Golf takes more time.” On a personal level, once you have shot one clay target out of the air, you have shot all targets out of the air. They can be pulled from different directions, flown high or flown low, but the sensation of the first shot is just as great as the last, making trap shooting both addicting and spectacular!
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Gravity and Karma | By: MICHELLE CROMER |
he thing I love most about gravity is
it. But actually, no. Most of us have a long-
that it’s dependable. I’m clumsy, so
standing belief that bad things happen to
I fall down. A lot. Gravity keeps me
bad people and good things happen to good
from sailing off into the stratosphere
people, and we mistakenly call that belief,
like a balloon. As a fundamental law
“karma.” But, karma doesn’t work that way.
of nature, gravity does what it does all day.
The piano falling on the head of the jerk is
No exceptions and no days off. Gravity isn’t
just a coincidence.
a matter of opinion, and it doesn’t care how you feel about it—gravity doesn’t need you
To say that everything is our karma is to
to believe in it for it to be real.
commandeer this vast spectrum of causality into a singular, self-centered mind. When
The same is true for a host of other
we realize the complexity we’re dealing
physical laws—from electromagnetism to
with, we no longer see a piano falling as a
thermodynamics, the universe is consistent.
result of karma, but rather, as the product of
Scientist take those consistencies and define
certain physical causes and conditions. We
them as law and explain them with equations,
also no longer fall prey to magical thinking or
which leads to new scientific advances.
believing, for example, that by giving away money and being nice, we will get money
But, there is an important relationship to
in return and be showered with niceness.
keep in mind: these equations are shaped by
Instead, we realize that when we replace
the universe, not the other way around.
hatred with compassion, or greed with generosity, those intentions will shape the
In other words, gravity was doing its thing
type of being we become; whether rich or
long before scientists began to try to define
poor. That’s karma.
it. Gravity pulls me down to Earth when I fall, not the equations that attempt to define it.
Although the concept of karma is an imperative law of Buddhism, it’s also a
So, when I was recently asked if I believe in
universal truth that we can spot in our own
karma, I said the same thing I would about
lives. Regardless of our religion or principles,
gravity. Karma is not something you choose
if we look back on our own past we can
to believe in, and like gravity, it doesn’t matter
recognize that karma exists. This recognition
whether you do or not, karma happens to
helps us to be responsible for the words we
each of us without prejudice. Karma knows
speak, our actions and even our thoughts.
no gender, no name and no exceptions. In order to live in harmony with the concept Karma is a Sanskrit word that means actions,
of karma, simply live mindfully. Before each
work or deed. Although some people mistake
decision, ask yourself if this action will lead
it for fate, karma is different. It has nothing to
you directly to a positive connection or lead
do with destiny or luck. Karma simply means
you away from that fulfillment. The law of
that for every action, there is a consequence.
karma, and the law of gravity, are easy to
In other words, lets imagine a jerk, an
understand and are both predictable. All you
arrogant, dishonest troll who cheats on his
need to do is try not to trip yourself up.
wife. This jerk is walking down the street just as some workers are trying to move a large piano into a window of a high rise. The cables snap hurling the piano several stories down on top of Mr. Jerk, flattening him. Some might say, “Karma.” The jerk deserved
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BRONZED September, 2017
| By: ELYSE SIMONS |
nless you’re living under
a rock, you probably know
that looking tan is the hottest
accessory right now. We all want to look like J.Lo—bronzed, beautiful and glowing. Bronzed or tanned skin makes us look younger, thinner and feel more radiant. Who wouldn’t want to feel this way? I’m going to give you a few tips on “faking” this look and tell you why 15 minutes of sun is good for us.
ant the best makeup to have you looking naturally sun-kissed without a
trace? Or skin that instantly has a summer
glow with a luminous, radiant finish? Use
a powder or crème bronzer that is only 1 to
2 shades darker than your skin tone, and is matte or contains a small amount of shimmer. Apply the bronzer where the sun’s rays would hit your face if you were lounging on a chaise in Cancun: on your cheekbones,
ow about the rest of your body? To have your legs, arms and décolletage looking as flawless
as your face, apply a makeup liquid bronzer that is
transfer resistant and non-staining. Try Gleam Body
Radiance, which has long been a sexy industry secret;
it is the go-to professional face and body makeup that transforms skin into a perfect velvet canvas, hiding
imperfections and improving overall skin texture. Gleam Body Radiance was the first creation of Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Melanie Mills. She invented Gleam Body Radiance out of necessity to even out blotchy spray tans or instantly bronze skin
the top of your nose, chin and across the top of your
without a spray tan; all while deeply moisturizing and making skin
forehead and temples. Don’t forget about under your
glow for the cameras on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” You can
chin, generally the sun will not reach your neck, but you
find this product at www.melaniemillshollywood.com or LimeLight
don’t want to risk your face and neck being a different
Liquid Sunshine, www.limelightbyalcone.com.
color. Never use a color that is orange … you don’t want to look like an Oompa Loompa. You would only want to see skin that looks healthy, glowing and sun kissed. For these effects try Bahama Mama by The Balm (www.thebalm. com) or Soleil Tan de Chanel by Chanel (www.chanel.com).
on’t want to expose your skin to the sun’s rays, or you don’t have the time? Consider getting a professional sunless spray tan. Spray tanning is a form of self-tanning where a fine mist is sprayed onto your body. This mist has an ingredient in it called Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that interacts with your own skin’s
chemistry to turn it tan. This temporary effect generally lasts from
3-7 days and is completely safe for your skin—although it doesn’t
provide any protection against the sun’s rays. Look for a salon that uses Norvell Sunless Spray Tan system like, www.arubasunspa.com/sunless-tanning.
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astly, let’s talk about the elephant in the room … tanning
naturally outside. I’m not talking about staying outside all day, the
daily recommended vitamin D allowance can be achieved from sitting outside for 15 minutes 2-3 times a week without sunscreen. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee while absorbing your
vitamin D, which has many positive effects.
Some include reducing the risk of developing
serious diseases such as: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and many others. When it comes to generating vitamin D, more frequent, but shorter, sun exposure lengths are best. Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Scientific Advisor for the vitamin D Society and professor at the University of Toronto, says that in addition to generating vitamin D, sunlight is known to improve mood and well-being. Remember, everything in moderation, including your time in the sun … DON’T BURN! After all, we do live in the Sun City.
HOW TO STAY MOTIVATED AT ANY AGE! September, 2017
| By: LIZZIE MARTINEZ |
As we start to age into different decades of our life, there is always a new challenge to stay motivated and live a healthy and fit lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated at any age!
YOUNG ADULT | 20s-30s
As a young adult, you may have a faster metabolism, which can be a reason you might not always eat healthy. You’re also young and wanting to socialize with friends, which means eating out a lot and enjoying some drinks. It’s okay to indulge now and then, but one of your biggest motivations for living a healthy lifestyle should be that your life-long habits start now. If you begin the habit of skipping the gym and eating whatever is around, those are habits that are hard to break. If you don’t want to struggle in the future … start good habits now. Maintain a healthy diet 70 percent of the time at least, and try to do a physical exercise at least three times a week on a steady schedule; these habits will last you a lifetime.
MIDDLE AGE | 40s-50s
A recent statistic states that after the age of 40 you start to lose five pounds of muscle and usually gain at least 15 pounds of fat every decade if you don’t do anything to reverse that. At this age, you may be looking towards big things in your career, like your kids getting out of the house or starting to have grandkids; these can be big motivations for you. As far as your career, you need the energy to excel in what you do, along with the energy to keep up with grandkids (if they come around). The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute in Dallas conducted a study back in 1970 with 18,670 middle-aged men and women, on their physical fitness level. The people who had the best physical fitness at mid-age only had chronic illness for the last five years of their life, while the people who were the least physically fit lived with chronic illnesses for the last 10, 15, even 20 years of their life. So starting a healthy physically fit lifestyle at mid-age will help you not only live longer, but longer without chronic illness.
SENIORS | 60s+
Some people over this age may start to think about myths that are commonly talked about when it comes to aging and activity. Some people may say, “There’s no use in exercising, I’m just getting old anyway.” Truth is, exercise will not only help you look and feel younger, but also help you stay independent longer. It drastically lowers your risks for Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. The mood-boosting benefit is also just as good in your 60s and 70s as it was in your 30s. You may have also heard myths such as, “Exercise puts me at risk of falling down and getting hurt.” In reality, regular exercise helps build strength and stamina which will prevent loss of bone, improve balance and reduce your risk of falling.
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Bum Bags The “fannypack” has been renamed and rebranded to make a comeback. The bum bag, or belt bag, is back in full force with tons of new designs you won’t even be embarrassed by—wear them around your waist or across your body. Trust us, you’ll want to order one of these. Plus, during music festivals it’s the perfect accessory.
This new trend is everywhere on the
If you look hard enough, you can find the items you’ve been
runway. We saw the huge success of off-
looking for made right here in America. With brands like:
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we are here for the Victorian collars. It’s the
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notebooks, totebags, jewelry, bikes and
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Guys, having a bulky wallet sticking out from your back
If you have to roll your jeans up three
pocket is not sexy. Simplify things and carry only the
times to make them fit, or wear
necessities and upgrade to a small wallet. You should
short-sleeved button-downs that
really only be carrying your ID, debit and credit card and
sag all the way past your elbows,
a couple of bills.
it’s time to invest in clothes that fit well. You don’t want to look
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Kanye might have gotten everyone obsessed with distressed
yourself a tailor and try clothes
wear, but it’s all over now. Sweatshirts and tees alike need to
on before you buy them.
be taken out of your closet if they look like you got into a fight with a bear. This season is all about looking more polished and having torn clothes is not the way to achieve that.
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| By: MARIE MOORE |
Key West, Florida hosts such interesting
Heading out, the view of Mallory Square
Rock Key’s turquoise pools, then pushed on
museums, shops, historical landmarks and
was lovely—a very different perspective
to our final destination: Eastern Dry Rocks.
friendly people, it’s hard to imagine you’d
of Key West’s colorful harbor. As our boat
ever want to leave—but heading offshore for
headed south towards Cuba, I wondered if
The surface at Dry Rocks was glass. Slipping
a day was a fascinating experience that led to
we’d catch a glimpse of The Black Pearl. Our
below it was to submerge into another world.
one of my favorite vacation stories.
adventure had begun…
I swam through a cloud of vibrant blue tangs that gingerly nibbled my fingers. Below, a
A number of companies offer different
The U.S. National Marine Sanctuary includes
aquatic packages like Dolphin Watching,
a stretch of 200 miles known as The Florida
Glass-Bottom Boat rides, deep-sea fishing,
Straits. Here lies the Barrier Reef, the only
diving and snorkeling destinations but the
living coral playground in the United States.
bed of cranial patterned sponges and crabs
trip that appealed most was a snorkeling excursion to Eastern Dry Rocks.
It’s about 7 miles from Key West to Sand Key’s landmark lighthouse, built in 1853. As our
One way to go is aboard a 65-foot, 3-level
boat glided by, dozens of birds hovered over
catamaran. It features a dropped stairway
the shallow waters, looking for breakfast.
that lets you walk into the water and avoid
About four miles east we marveled at
saltwater in your breathing tube.
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that danced drunkenly across the ocean bottom. Shimmering parrotfish and yellowtail snapper swirled about like dust devils. Looming ominously ahead were the Dry Rocks ‘finger-shaped’ formations. Each ‘finger’ creates its own private canyon that narrows gradually until ending at a ‘palm-shaped’ underwater mountain. By that point, you must back out cautiously because turning without tearing skin is simply not possible. As my companion and I ventured deep into one narrowing channel, I became aware of a large barracuda rising slowly from the ocean floor. Seconds passed, and it kept coming. It seemed quite focused on my partner and then I realized that this 40-inch carnivore was in hot pursuit of the shiny metal tab dangling from my mate’s bathing trunks. Waving my arms, I tried to warn him. Panic set in when the barracuda’s top lip curled back like a snarling dog’s. YIKES! This could hurt! www.thecitymagazineelp.com
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Less than a second from impact, the fish registered that the tab was connected to a much larger object and swerved abruptly back towards the bottom. While he just missed skimming a leg, his tail swiped a fin, finally alerting my fellow explorer of the danger he had narrowly avoided. I couldn’t help it—I had to chuckle, even if I was underwater! The rest of that day still seems like a sun-filled, sand-swept dream. I’ve never felt more relaxed or more in awe of our incredible planet. But, I have to admit I still get a kick imagining those jagged teeth rising from the depths of the sea—it’s one “fish story” I’ll never forget.
The Nightcaps of
o, you’ve had a long day and it’s time to relax at home. Your routine is the same. Get home, kick the suitcase (or the golf bag) to the curb, hang your hat and unwind with your feet kicked up. Sounds like a dream right? Before you call it a day, why not ditch the red wine and mix it up with one of these special nightcaps?
Dandy Brandy Alexander This creamy, decadent drink is perfectly suited for your sweet nightcap. This after dinner winner requires Cognac, crème de cocoa, heavy cream and brandy. Garnish it with a dash of nutmeg and enjoy! Ingredients • 2 ounces brandy
• Freshly grated nutmeg
• 1 ounces heavy cream
• 1 ounces crème de cacao Instructions • Combine all your ingredients in a cocktail shaker. • Strain. Serve in a cocktail glass with freshly grated nutmeg to finish. 120
Rosemary Tuck Don’t worry scotch connoisseurs – I haven’t forgotten about the oldie (but goodie) and classic Scotch and soda. This puts a twist on your typical drink. With the addition of fresh rosemary and orange, this nightcap might turn into two or three more drinks before you actually hit the hay! Ingredients • 1 1/2 ounce Scotch Whiskey • 1 1/2 ounce Tawny • 2 dashes orange bitters • Orange peel
Mexican Buttered Toddy
• Fresh rosemary Instructions • Combine Scotch-whisky, port, orange bitters and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Here on the border, we celebrate our rich Mexican-American
• Stir for 30 seconds.
culture in the best ways possible. Food, fiesta, fun and the Mexican
• Strain into a rocks glass with ice.
nightcaps to end the day – this sweet, buttery toddy is made with
• Garnish with an orange peel and a sprig of
fresh rosemary. • Enjoy!
Ingredients For the Hot Buttered Batter
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4 ounces unsalted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg or mace 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon salt For the Mexican Buttered Toddy 2 tablespoons refrigerated hot buttered batter 6 ounces boiling water 1 1/2 ounces Tanteo Cocoa Tequila 1 tablespoon light cream (optional) Instructions • In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate in a sealed air-tight container for up to two months. Makes 8 servings. • In a hot beverage mug, combine hot buttered batter with boiling water, stirring well until dissolved. • Add in Tequila and cream. • Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh grated cinnamon and nutmeg.
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with Pineapple and
y fellow El Pasoans, we did it. We made it to the end of the summer. The 100-degree days have subsided and it’s time for one last hoorah of bright and refreshing flavors—with the beginning of a
new season comes the end of its best gifts, one of those being pineapple. True origins of the pineapple find their way into Central America, even though our brothers and sisters in Hawaii heavily contributed to the industry in the early 1900s. So, while we’re able to find it fresh and available in our local grocery stores, it’s time to show it some respect. It might cost a few extra bucks, but fresh pineapple juice really makes the difference when using it for this rice dish. Pineapple rice alone would be good, but I want the full package, I want the aromatics. Using coconut milk is a great way to make your rice fluffy and soft but still hold up with body. That first breath after the first bite should linger with traces of coconut.
| By: JESSE MAYNES | For the chicken 6 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless) 1 cup teriyaki sauce store bought or homemade (recipe below) 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce For the rice 2 cups jasmine rice 1 can (13 ounces) coconut milk 1 cup water 1 cup fresh pineapple juice Heavy pinch of salt Heavy pinch of sugar For the teriyaki sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 cup water 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 5 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pineapple juice 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 cup slurry (1/4 cup cold water and 2 tablespoons cornstarch, whisked together until consistent.)
CHop it like it’s hot
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Good luck finding it in the grocery store though. If it’s ever on my
Pineapple does go on pizza
any day. The flavor combination with jasmine rice is the perfect
grocery list, I spend about 80 percent of my time looking for it. I’ll trade a few gray hairs on my head for a can of coconut milk canvas for teriyaki chicken. Marinated overnight, grilled and basted until sticky and juicy, you really can’t miss with this dish.
For the chicken: 1. 2. 3.
Trim fat from chicken thighs and place thighs into a gallon sized zip lock bag with 3/4 cup teriyaki and 1/2 cup soy sauce. Marinate minimum four hours or maximum overnight. Grill on a medium/high pre-heated grill until 165. Basting with remaining teriyaki half way through cooking.
For the rice: 1. 2.
Combine rice, coconut milk, pineapple juice, sugar, salt and water into a medium saucepan and stir to evenly incorporate. Heat on medium/high until liquid comes to a boil. Let boil for one minute, cover with lid and drop heat to low. Cook covered for 25-30 minutes. Remove lid and cook for an additional five minutes. Remove from stove and let cool, fluff with a fork and serve.
For the teriyaki sauce: 1.
Add soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, honey, pineapple juice and red pepper flakes to a medium/small sauce pan on medium low heat, stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Add your slurry and whisk until combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened. Note: Double recipe for leftover sauce.
In a bowl, add your rice, top with sliced teriyaki chicken. Garnish with sesame seeds and curled green onion (thinly sliced and soaked in ice water for five minutes).
THE CITY CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 2017 6
Guns N’ Roses ::: September 6
8:00 p.m. UTEP Sun Bowl Stadium Get ready for some good ol’ rock n’ roll with one of the greatest groups to come out of the 80s. Admission $51 Info: sunbowl.stadiumelpaso.com
Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Farmer’s Market ::: September 9-30
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ardovino’s Desert Crossing Every Saturday enjoy some of the best vendors in the city. With a lush variation of fruit, home goods, jewelry and other great local finds, this market is the perfect place to go. Admission: Free Info: facebook.com/FarmersMarketAtADC/
Downtown Art & Farmers Market ::: September 8-24
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Union Plaza Hang downtown and enjoy all of the local vendors at Union Plaza selling art, food and activities for kids. Admission: Free
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre Each Friday and Saturday of the month, enjoy a free family night movie under the stars. Info: elpasolive.com/calendars
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. The International Museum of Art Dreams have to start somewhere. This is a creative space of low budget films ready to be showcased. Enjoy films all day long. Admission: $5-$31 Info: eventbrite.com
Beautiful: The Carol King Musical ::: September 19-24
::: September 13
8:00 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre From the guy that brought you “Despacito”, enjoy a live show from Luis Fonsi’s “Love + Dance World Tour”. Admission: : $87 Info: elpasolive.com
The Plaza Theatre The Carol King Musical tells the tremendous story of the artist’s rise to stardom and includes hit songs she has written with her husband. Admission: $75 Info: Ticketmaster.com
Annual Ysleta Mission Festival ::: September 8-30
::: September 16-17
TEDx El paso
::: September 16
9:00 a.m. El Paso Museum of Art Join the EPMA as they bring back the popular TED Talks and bring incredible speakers. Admission: : $100 Info: tedxelpaso.com
::: September 21
8:00 p.m. Tricky Falls This Florida punk-rock band is bringing a great show with openers Bleached and The Dirty Nil. Admission: $21 Info: trickyfalls.com
TRAVEL LIKE AN EXPLORER STAY LIKE A LOCAL 22
::: September 22
8:00 p.m. El Paso County Coliseum These Latin artists are bringing their energetic show to El Paso and you won’t want to miss it. Admission: $59.50 Info: Ticketmaster.com
Rooftop pool view over the city skyscape Eat at The Downtowner Restaurant
Last Thursday’s Art Walk ::: September 28
HOTEL INDIGO 325 N. Kansas St., El Paso, TX 79901 (915) 532-5200
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Downtown Visit the different galleries and pop-ups featuring local artists. Hang out, support local and enjoy the art. Admission: Free
::: September 26
::: September 29
7:30 p.m. The Plaza Theatre Spend an evening with “A Prairie Home Companion” host and producer as he shares his journey to becoming one of America’s best storytellers. Admission: $46.50 Info: garrisonkeillor.com
8:30 p.m. The Plaza Theatre This legendary Mexican-American singer will be in El Paso for her fans, new and old, to see. Admission: $44 Info: ticketfly.com
Trapfest Block Party ::: September 30
::: September 26
7:30 p.m. Abraham Chavez Theatre Enjoy a night of great indie rock from the band Wilco. Admission: $30 Info: Ticketmaster.com
8:00 p.m. Downtown Now in its fifth year, Trapfest is bringing artists to downtown El Paso for a dance party. All ages allowed. Admission: $17 Info: ticketfly.com
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Anson 11 $$-$$$
303 N. Oregon St. Ste. 110 | (915) 504-6400
204 E. Mills Ave. | (915) 228-9050
Anson 11 is two exceptional dining experiences dedicated to the
From the same people that brought you 150 Sunset, Park Tavern is a
military man, the gentleman and the food connoisseur that was
new lunch and dining experience in downtown. With many options
Anson Mills. For a downtown dining experience like no other, Anson
available, from creamy chicken pasta to buttery fried fish, this new
11 is the restaurant to go to. PR, H
addition to the block is a welcoming place to satisfy your cravings.
The Downtowner $$
325 N. Kansas St. | (915) 532-5200
114 A. Mills Ave. | (915) 355-7281
Eat like a downtowner. Found on the ground floor of the Hotel
Grab a carefully crafted cocktail and meet us on El Pasoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first rooftop
Indigo, The Downtowner offers breakfast, lunch and dinner - the only
bar. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re located in the heart of downtown, with views of San Jacinto
breakfast spot available in downtown El Paso. The restaurant delivers
Plaza, so join us for delicious food and drinks. We have everything
great American taste with a twist of our Southwest flair. Savor the
from crispy Brussels sprouts in bacon jam to a classic cheeseburger
amazing dishes offered on the menu and enjoy a cold and carefully
with agave-chipotle pickles. On Taco Tuesdays enjoy $2 tacos and
crafted cocktail while enjoying the gorgeous views of downtown.
drink specials and a newly added brunch menu for the weekend that
includes tasty El Paso-inspired dishes with a complimentary mimosa. Enjoy the big city feel right here in downtown. O, DF Prices: $ - Low Priced Patio/Outdoor Seating - O
$$ - Medium Range Dog Friendly- DF
$$$ - High Priced $$$$ - Exquisite Dining Party/Private Room - PR Happy Hour - H
To highlight your local restaurant in The City Local Eats email: email@example.com
5411 N. Mesa, Suite 1 | (915) 875-0034
6232 N. Mesa St. | (915) 584-3621
Join Mi Piaci Ristorante Italiano for lunch or dinner with Chef/Owner
Winning Best Taco for Best of The City 2015 and Best Chips
Cosimo Baltaglia, who hails from Calabria, Italy, for the freshest
and Salsa in 2014, Avila’s has a savory Mexican menu that will
seafood, gourmet hand-cut Angus reserve steaks aged 21 days,
satisfy your cravings. We’re open for weekend breakfast, have
and gently homemade pasta from Italy. O
lunch specials available daily and a convenient pick-up window is accessible for family dinners on the go. PR
Jerusalem International Foods $$
Westside’s 3rd Hole
5380 N. Mesa St. | (915) 500-4357
1035 Belvidere Suite 168 | (915) 584-5577
Jerusalem is a low-key eatery where you can find authentic gyros,
There’s no better place to relax and grab a bite to eat than W3H. Nominated
baba ghanoush, shish kababs and more. Their appetizer combo is
as El Paso’s best tacos, stop by today and see why we’re becoming El
complete with hummus, baba ghanoush, grape leaves, spanakopita
Paso’s go-to spot for catching a game and eating some good food. “We
and falafel. Your tastebuds will enjoy this retreat to an amazing
saved you a seat.” Now with NFL Sunday Ticket on all screens. O, H
array of dishes. Serving El Paso Authentic Italian Cuisine since 1948 • Private Party Room • Beer & Wine • Outside Dining • Live Music Thur. to Sat. • We cater large or small events
The State Line
1222 Sunland Park Dr. I (915) 581-3371 Enjoying delicious authentic BBQ from The State Line. Based on four principles: offer the highest quality smoked BBQ, provide generous portions at affordable prices, offer friendly table and bar services and celebrate the heritage of Texas. Come on by to enjoy!
Italian Kitchen West
450 Thorn Ave. | (915) 842-0775 Enjoy boundless savory Italian classics either at their outdoor Italian.Kitchen. Westpatio
or intimate and comfortable atmosphere inside.www.theitaliankitchenelpaso.com Italian Kitchen West m is doling out classic pizzas, mouth-watering pastas with great wine pairs and Italian meat entrees. Stay local, but enjoy the cuisine from an ocean away. O, PR
Mesa Street Grill $$$
150 Sunset | (915) 585-0801
3800 N Mesa St., Ste D1 | (915) 532-1881
Whether you’re looking for brunch, a quick lunch or a nice sit-down dinner
Mesa Street Grill introduces their newest dessert creation – the Pineapple
with views of El Paso’s sunsets, you will find all that you need at The
Crostata. This refreshing blend of pineapple, cinnamon and nutmeg is
Kitchen at 150 Sunset. Be sure to also check out our special wine dinners,
crowned with a cashew crumble and handmade sugar garnish. Taste this
with a specially curated menu and wine pairing. Come and treat yourself.
dessert once and it’s sure to become a summertime favorite. O, H, PR, H
P, H, DF, PR
Rulis International Kitchen
4176 N. Mesa St. | (915) 313-4806
Take a bite out of any of the delicious plates being served at Rulis’ $$$
3450 S. Fabens Carlsbad Rd. Fabens, TX 79838 | (915) 544-3200
International Kitchen. As winners of Best Beer Selection for Best of The City 2015, there’s also a good reason to stay and drink. On Sundays try their savory Paella dish or stop in for Happy Hour Mon.
This is a family-style restaurant located on a 46 square mile working
- Fri. 4 – 7 p.m and Th-Sat 9 – 11 p.m. O, H, PR, DF
ranch. Come savor our famous juicy steaks and mesquite-smoked BBQ while enjoying miles of desert scenery and spectacular sunsets! PR, O
King Crab $$$ 1700 N. Zaragoza Suite 154 | (915) 849-8697
Edge of Texas
8690 Edge of Texas St. | (915) 822-3343 You can’t get seafood like this anywhere else in El Paso. With Chef Pierre bringing his Cajun home-style cooking from New Orleans, the seafood
Located in the far east, this is definitely worth the drive! Eat the best steak
boils and dishes will leave your mouth watering for more. Fresh seafood
you’ve ever had and enjoy the saloon.
is brought in twice a week. Come in and try for yourself. PR, H
Infiniti of el paso 7200 Viscount blvd, El Paso, Tx 79925 (915) 775-5858
Acura TLX 134
Acura of el paso 7230 Viscount blvd, El Paso, Tx 79925 www.thecitymagazineelp.com (915) 778-0044
september Advertiser INDEX 150 Sunset....................................................................Pg. 30
Mix/Milan Salon and Spa.............................................Pg. 133
Adiuvare Healthcare....................................................Pg. 136
Nicholas Reyes Hair Salon.............................................Pg. 83
Casa Buenavista...........................................................Pg. 4,5
Nissan of Las Cruces...................................................Pg. 101
CT Construction.............................................................Pg. 75
Park Tavern..................................................................Pg. 103
Edge of Texas Steakhouse Saloon................................Pg. 67
Power of the Purse........................................................Pg. 94
El Paso Live...................................................................Pg. 61
Sin Vodka...................................................Pg. 43, Back Cover
Elyse Simons Beauty...................................................Pg. 106
Small Cakes.....................................................................Pg. 8
FEMAP Foundation........................................................Pg. 17
Southwest Plastic Surgery..............................................Pg. 9
Fox Auto Group.........................................Pg. 134, Front Fold
Southwest University at El Paso..................................Pg. 2,3
GECU..........................................................Inside Front Cover
Southwest University Park............................................Pg. 19
Grace the Psychic Lady.................................................Pg. 67
Spectrum Technologies.................................................Pg. 89
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.......................Pg. 31
Stonewood Modern Grill.....................................Pg. 126, 127
Hal Marcus Gallery......................................................Pg. 101
Sugar Skull Fashion Boutique......................................Pg. 115
Hotel Indigo.................................................................Pg. 125
Table Occasions...........................................................Pg. 107
Hughes Financial Group...............................................Pg. 114
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino...............Pg. 11
The Hospitals of Providence....................................Pg. 13, 58
The Italian Kitchen West................................................Pg. 75
The State Line...............................................................Pg. 90
Jerusalem Grill.............................................................Pg. 100
The Venue.....................................................................Pg. 61
KTSM News Channel 9.................................................Pg. 25
Vanities Jewelry & Gifts, Inc............................................Pg. 1
Make a Wish North Texas...........................................Pg. 119
Vistra Properties, LLC....................................................Pg. 91
Mattress Firm............................................. Inside Back Cover
Mesa Street Grill............................................................Pg. 37
Wyatt Underwood Trial Lawyers...................................Pg. 63
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