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Nov 6, 1939 Visitors Find Substantial Cattle Town Interesting Place for a Stop In the vast desert near Oro Grande, N.M., a visitor gets the impression that nature, after lavishing her color everywhere-on the towering pines and firs of the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tales from the Morgue
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By Robert Moore / El Paso Times For those of you who were touched by the Sunday El Paso Times story about Chia the Chihuahua, here’s an update courtesy of ESPN’s Keith Olbermann. Brandy Gardes, who runs the From the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Media Buzz
Dec. 3, 1889 The Herald has become idiotic again. The editor is absent. Judge Alfonso Taft and wife of Cincinnati, are at the Grand Central hotel. There was not anything of interest going on in the courts yesterday. Dr. Harrington... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Richard Bussell, of the El Paso County Historical Society, has been compiling a list of El Paso street names and who they were named for, here is what he has found: Ange Most likely named for wife of Dr. J.A.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
October 14, 1914 To the Editor, El Paso Times, El Paso, Texas Dear Sir-I trust you will kindly permit me to use the columns of your paper to convey a word of thanks to the people of El Paso for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
May 17, 2004 By Darren Meritz El Paso's Texas Western College was a pioneer in the desegregation of the state's higher education system. The school, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso, was the first University of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
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Radio Station KVOF-FM joined the air waves at noon Monday, mak­ing the first pre-scheduled broad­ cast with the new FM equipment installed late last spring. KVOF-FM now broadcasts on an eight hour per day schedule, from noon un­til 8 p.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
By Mary T. Post If you follow College Avenue west past the last dormitory, where the pavement ends, you will find yourself at the top of a hill. On your right is a warning sign in the form of a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
College To Broadcast Four Programs Weekly From Campus KTSM Install Remote Control Facilities In Museum Room The College of Mines opened a radio room in the Texas Centennial Museum this week and plans were made for broadcast four times a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
June 24, 1939 WPA Structures Will Be Sought; Plant Given To Institution College of Mines officials will ask Federal approval of WPA projects for construction of large additions to two buildings. Plans for an addition to the metallurgy building that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
July 8, 1937 Architects to Follow Tibetan Style in Constructing $100,000 Edifice __ Leon White, consulting architect for the College of Mines $100,000 administration and library building, will arrive here withing the next few days to work with Percy McGhee... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
April 23, 1947 El Pasoans thronged through the Centennial Museum on the College of Mines campus today after its formal opening yesterday afternoon. More than 4000 persons visited the new building yesterday and last night. The museum will be open... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
July 30, 1934 Practice to Beign Later Beacuse of Rules in Border League __ Football practice at the Texas College of Mines will not start until Sept. 10 Coach Mack Saxon announced lat night before returning home with his Odessa... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
May 22, 1954 Pres. John G. Barry of the College of Mines, in explaining his resignation today, said that college athletes have been treated so well that he feared criticism from the rest of the students. Mr. Barry's insistence on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Graduates of the College of Mines met recently in the College building and organized the Alumni Association of the College of Mines. L.A. Nelson, of the class of 1916, was elected president; John Schaffer, class of 1920, secretary and Fred... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
June 2, 1919 Having a definite goal in mind and keeping to the plan was the main theme of the address delivered by Dr. David R. Boyd, president of the University of New mexico, at the fourth annual commencement of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
January 30, 1917 The house this afternoon passed to engrossment the bill providing for the erection of an A and M college in West Texas and also the Dudley bill, providing for building of the School of Mines at El... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
November 3, 1916 Promise that the Texas State school of Mines will be bigger and better than every, when the work of rebuilding the recently burned main building shall have been done, was made by Dr. R.F. Vinson, of Austin,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
November 20, 1916 Ruth Brown and Grace Odell have the distinction of being the very first girl students at the Texas School of Mines. They are not exactly studying to be mining engineers, however, but as the university course of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
June 2, 1918 Four Remaining Upper Classmen Will Join Colors Soon __ Though 90 of the students of the School of Mines already had enlisted in the army or navy, it was announced yesterday at the dedication of the new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
Sept. 23, 1917 By May Belle Kuller On Friday, Sept. 28, the College of the City of El Paso will open its doors to students for the first time and the handsome buildings of the Texas State School of Mines... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
May 31, 1916 Closing Exercises Are Held at the Texas School of Mines __ Members of the first graduating class of the Texas School of Mines, a branch of the University of Texas, received their diplomas Tuesday night, at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
April 17, 1913 El Pasoans Take Steps to Secure Buildings for the State-Governor Signs the Bill. -- A campaign to raise the necessary funds to purchase the grounds and buildings of the El Paso Military Institute will be started soon.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
By Trish Long El Paso Times Recently, I was asked about Operation Paperclip and Wernher Von Braun. A group of German scientists, including Wernher von Braun, were brought to Fort Bliss. The secret mission was dubbed Operation Paperclip because a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue
By Trish Long El Paso Times Trish, Would you consider writing about the Statue of Liberty of El Paso, Texas? I believe an article appeared in El Paso Herald on July 22, 1918. Ms. Martha Kuykendall El Paso Catholic Historical... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at Tales from the Morgue