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April 11, 1911 New Road Law Goes Into Effect In June Pay Poll Tax Or Work It Out Judges of Election for Culberson County Named and Polling Places Are Established In June those patriotic citizens of El Paso County whose... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Tales from the Morgue
April 29, 1956 A bigger short-time success story than that of Stahmann Farms, Las Cruces, N.M., would be hard to find in the Southwest. Starting with 150 acres of irrigation-reclaimed lands in 1925, the farms’ management came to the conclusion... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at Tales from the Morgue
March 29, 1950 Photo at left: 29 MAR 1950 - BRIDE-ELECT OF EL PASOAN - Miss Elizabeth Tyalor, left, is shown with Mrs. Mack Saxon (center), mother of Miss Taylor's fiance, Conrad N. Hiltorn, Jr., of El Paso and her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Tales from the Morgue
We've been working on this list for a while here is the latest version: F Murray Abraham Jerry Bailey Susan Blakely Vikki Carr Sandra Day O'Connor Sam Donaldson Thomas Haden Church Ed Hochuli Mara Holguin Guy Kibbee Ronn Lucas Chase... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Tales from the Morgue
November 12, 1918 Many Unusual Scenes Enacted During Evening Wind-Up of Peace Festivities. Girls Set Pace in Maddest Revelry El Paso Has Ever Known. While the city yesterday was just warming up for the grand demonstration at night that brought... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
July 21, 1923 By NORMAN WALKER PANCHO VILLA, the Robin Hood of Mexico, was a strange combination of horse sense and impulsiveness which made him one of the most unique characters Mexico ever produced. A mountain man whit an ability... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
August 12, 1963 The Upper Valley – including what is now the Country Club area – was called “El Bosque” in 1887, and citizens of El Paso would ride out there in wagons to chop firewood from the scrubby trees.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
November 26, 1953 El Paso’s second world premiere in two months was held Wednesday in the Plaza Theater after a series of events here to welcome America’s most popular motion picture star, John Wayne, present for the showing of “Hondo.”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
April 2, 1881 Craig Phelon If you could have asked local folks in the early 1800s which El Paso Valley town might become the biggest city few would have picked the rude little village near the mountain. People though the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
September 21, 1958 Alderman Jack White Saturday outlined a “solid, hard-hitting” plan for enforcement of the City curfew ordinance during an emergency meeting with top officers of the Police Department. White said he called the special session to discuss the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
February 25, 1946 General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, army Chief of staff, landed at El Paso’s Biggs Field at 2:45 p.m. Sunday and immediately began an automobile tour of the city. The former supreme commander of Allied Expeditionary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
The Times first published 129 years ago today. Here is an article from the first paper explaining why mail delivery to El Paso was irregular. April 2, 1881 There has been a great deal of complaint on the part of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
April 2, 1914 Forgetting the Date, He Is Inveigled From His Warm Bed ___ He Was Called by Practical Joker to Identify Alleged Bank Robbers Caught Boring Into Vault ___ “Did you catch him? Where is he? Where was he?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
12/23/1996 Bill Knight / El Paso Times Tim Floyd sat calmly on press row, chatting with old friends, signing autographs. Children, young adults, older fans came politely up to Floyd, asking for his signature. "Merry Christmas, Tim Floyd," he signed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
04/11/1960 A big U.S. Navy flying boat, its starboard engine coughing and sputtering, jettisoned most of its fuel, then landed in Ascarate Lake Sunday afternoon. Thousands of El Pasoans, armed with cameras and field glasses, lined the lake shore after... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
July 22, 2945 Being in the show business is an incurable malady, if one takes the case of Betty Wells, 20th-Century-Fox starlet who was in El Paso for the week and en route to Hollywood, as an example. Betty had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
April 9, 1999 By Daniel Perez/El Paso Times Among the loose papers and cards in John H. Ritchley's wallet is a yellow, dog-eared photograph of one man's justice. Ritchley, an El Paso native, was a young soldier in the Philippines... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
March 1, 1904 REPRESENTATIVE SMITH INTRODUCES A BILL TO THAT END __ Asks for $60,000 for This Purpose and Sets Forth the Many Reasons and Advantages That Would Come of the Enlargement. __ When the Hon. W.R. Smith, congressman for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
January 1, 1939 Chosen Most Attractive At Sun Carnival; Is Typical Ranch Girl __ An ash blonde with big grey eyes and a flashing smile is Miss Norma Jean Lusk, Carlsbad, N.M., Sun Princess who was chosen Saturday by Miss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
“Last night,” said City Clerk Kitchens yesterday, “I saw a young lady wearing bloomers dismount from her bicycle, fish a match from the depths of her pocket, throw up one leg and scratch the match in the good old way... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
December 14, 1952 El Paso’s newest and steepest road leads to the new KROD television tower on the crest of historic Mt. Franklin. The road was engineered by the Lance Engineering Co. of El Paso and built by the Pecos... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
July 19, 1902 Policeman Halverson Goes to Aid of Watchman Charles and Has His Gun Taken Away from Him __ “FLOCK” OF BLACK EYES __ Yesterday afternoon at about 5 o’clock Lawrence Charles, who has been employed as a watchman... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
March 29, 1960 Photo: Guard Robert Brown points to bullet holes made Monday, guard Frank Ramsey right. A guard at Sunland Park racetrack was slugged and disarmed early Monday as burglars entered the track area for the seventh time in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
June 18, 1945 Dear Pal, Well, it’s been a pretty eventful week in the old home town, so hold your hats and let’s go. It’s beginning to warm up here again – you know how hat June can be around... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue
July 19, 1902 El Paso’s Customs Official Gives Proprietors of Shooting Galleries a Few Lessons in Use of Firearms __ Carried Away Cigars __ Gave a Free Exhibition of “The Way They Shoot in Texas” – Shot Up Everything In... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at Tales from the Morgue