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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 7 days ago 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
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
9/28/1939 Will Be Given to Team of Southwest That Wins Tourney The El Paso Rotary Club, original sponsors of the movement for making El Paso the Polo Capital for winter play in the United States, voted that when an appropriate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
May 17, 1958 Three young Negro men were free today following their arrest last night at the Plaza Theater, where they created a disturbance when they were refused admittance. Two of the Negroes are Ft. Bliss soldiers and the other... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Nov. 17, 1932 GEN. GUY MOLONY was back in the fighting today, leading Honduran federal forces into the same region where he once led the rebels. The famous soldier of fortune, who was in El Paso during the Pancho Villa... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Nov. 17, 1932 Austin High school's band was being reorganized today after Principal H.B. Fort ordered it disbanded because of a trombone "razzberry" chorus played by some of its members in answer to a reprimand from Maj. J.P. Moore, commander... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
March 25, 1910 S. Howard Leech Asks Why This City Does Not Build Up the District and Its Own Trade. Editor El Paso Herald: In behalf of the citizens and mine owners of the Orogrande mining district, I desire to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Tales from the Morgue
November 18, 1941 Police today started a drive against young vandals who have broken light globes of the huge Christmas Star on Mount Franklin. Three youths, ages 11 and 12, were arrested last night after they smashed globes with rocks.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Tales from the Morgue
November 23, 1915 Pioneer Plaza Selected As Location; Chamber Of commerce Backs Plan. -- Christmas Songs By A Big Chorus -- Plan Is To Have Songs on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve Under Tree -- A municipal Christmas tree,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Tales from the Morgue
November 23, 1963 Bill Birch El Paso Times El Paso’s leaders, civic and church, were stunned and shocked at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Friday. Most of them found it hard to believe that the assassination had taken... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Tales from the Morgue
Nancy Grace, the cable television news show host praised and criticized for her outspokenness on legal issues, sounded off on Thursday on the Farrey family case in El Paso. Grace discussed the case on her namesake show on the Headline... Continue reading
March 29, 1940 A letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who asserted that “it should inspire all who view it with a determination to preserve the heritage which is theirs through the sacrifices of their forebears,” featured dedication of “The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at Tales from the Morgue
Looks like the Washington Post may want to check a map. On Thursday, the Post listed El Paso in a story on its website titled “16 American cities foreign governments warn their citizens about.” The article lists U.S. cities mentioned... Continue reading