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12/12/1952 Oscar, the alligator who wanted a college education, was back in his San Jacinto Plaza home Thursday night – probably regaling his lazier cohorts with tales of campus life. Oscar turned up quite unexpectedly Thursday mooring in the office... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tales from the Morgue
May 28, 1956 By Ruben Salazar In an age when there's much talk about the "Great Future," a sprightly El Paso centenarian staunchly praises the past. Mrs. Tirza Gonzalez, 106, of 4219 Wyoming street remembers when the French invaded Mexico... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
This article by columnist Nancy Johnson first appeared in the Deming Headlight in March 2005. "Harvey House brought air of elegance to the Wild West. The first immigrants to this area were Navajo, Apaches, and Comanches, followed hundreds of years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
By Tammy Fonce-Olivas El Paso Times The woman whose body was found Monday in a desert area in New Mexico a few miles from El Paso's North Hills neighborhood has been identified as a mother of three who was described... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
UTEP Athletics on Thursday released the 2014-15 men's basketball prospectus. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at The Mine Shaft | UTEP athletics
Video from Chihuahuas manager Pat Murphy and right fielder Jeff Francoeur are ejected after arguing a fair ball call by the first base umpire in the team's May 30 game against Las Vegas: Your browser does not support iframes. Continue reading
Bob Moore interviews poet Maya Angelou after the death of her friend, El Paso poet Ricardo Sánchez. This article ran September 26, 1995: 'A dove with a bomb in is claws' Angelou says love filled poet whom festival honors By... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
September 16, 1917 El Paso virtually has a second Chamber of Commerce. The newcomer is now four days old, sturdily built and in thriving condition. It was born last Wednesday night at Weston's Sanitary bakery, where the business men of... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
February 2, 1918 His limbs shattered and broken by flying brick and mortar, wounded several times by the pistols of a dozen or more officers unable to rise to his knees because of injuries, Felipe Alvarez was shot to death... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
September 18, 1952 Move over men, and let women sit in those jury boxes. That's the battle cry of an El Paso housewife, Mrs. William Tolle of 3600 Fillmore street, who has just started a one-woman campaign to change Texas... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
August 16, 2002 At the Poki Roni Ranch, in the Kirchner family since 1929, pony rides are a hit during parties. Brooke Munkres (left) and Pat Kirchner saddle up a pony for a kids ride. May 10, 1989 By Emily... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
02/13/1965 Old John Prather will be buried tomorrow on the ranch that he refused to surrender to the Army – with the Army’s blessing. His daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hart Gaba of El Paso, got permission to bury... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
11/16/1912 The Times when Men Were Quicker to Shoot than to Argue and Answered Insult with the Bullet Rather than Retort-Some Notable Duels and Killings __ The era of the men who boasted that they "would die with their boots... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
08/14/1920 Tom Cooper Jailed Following Killing of Morris P. Kiely on South El Paso Street While his wife stood helplessly by, Morris P. Kiely, 38, former aviator at Fort Bliss, was fatally wounded by a .45 caliber bullet late Friday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
05/03/1919 Emergency Crew of Reclamation Service Work Without Rest Until Breach Is Repaired; Mexican Children Take Opportunity to Have Sport __ The break in the canal, which flooded East El Paso Thursday night had been completely repaired by dark last... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
05/13/2012 By Trish Long El Paso Times Ms. Long, I work for Providence Hospital and have met patients who recall Providence Hospital before the existing structure, which was built in1952. The old Providence was located somewhere Downtown. Do you have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
09/08/2003 By Zahira Torres El Paso Times From homes that housed officials with the Mexican Revolution to a former cemetery that was converted into a library, Central El Paso provides a rich history that spans more than a century. "Every... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Aug. 13, 1983 President Reagan, seeking to break the Democratic grip on the Hispanic vote, plans to offer a relief program today to aid border-state businessmen hard hit by the devaluation of the peso aides say. Reagan arrived in El... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
May 11, 2011 By Cindy Ramirez EL PASO TIMES President Barack Obama stood with his hands at his waist, sleeves rolled up, at the end of a loading dock at the Bridge of the Americas cargo facility Tuesday afternoon. Looking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Nov. 30, 2005 By Louie Gilot El Paso Times PRESIDENT'S VISIT | SCOPING OUT EL PASO A guest-worker program in the United States would "take pressure off our borders," President Bush said Tuesday after a short tour of the border... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Nov. 2, 1996 By David Sheppard El Paso Times President Clinton ended El Paso's 12-year drought without a visit from the commander in chief Friday, touting his record in office and appealing for unity at an overflowing campaign rally. Squinting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Oct. 29, 1967 The rapt attention of two nations and the peoples of two hemispheres centered Saturday on El Paso and its border neighbor, Juarez, as President Lyndon B. Johnson and President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz ended a century-old boundary dispute... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Sep. 26, 1948 President Truman Saturday carried his slashing attack on the 80th Congress to El Paso when he accused the “good-for-nothing, do-nothing” Republican majority of being hijackers using underhanded methods. Showing his famous campaign grin, Mr. Truman stepped briskly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Oct. 1, 1942 President Roosevelt, on his nationwide tour passed through El Paso about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, arriving from the west. The train was at Union Station about 20 minutes. It was heavily guarded. President Roosevelt did not leae the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue