• May 6, 2021

Tags : Duranguito

THC votes to recommend Downtown El Paso’s inclusion in National

After a 9-0 vote by the members of the State Board of Review of the Texas Historical Commission (TCH), El Paso County’s request that Downtown El Paso become a National Register Historic District was approved Saturday morning. As part of El Paso County’s proposed Downtown Historic District, almost 300 properties – including properties within the […]Read More

Open Letter: Keep 13 Duranguito properties eligible for inclusion on

The El Paso City Attorney and the Executive Director of the Downtown Management District (DMD) want the Texas Historical Commission to remove Duranguito from the National Register of Historic Places which would endanger the Downtown National Historic District. City Attorney Karla Nieman, at the direction of five members of City Council, and Joe Gudenrath, Executive Director of […]Read More

UTEP Symposium to cover Apache ties to Duranguito

Five distinguished historians and archaeologists will share new research that highlights the significance of the Duranguito neighborhood in El Paso history at a major symposium on Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 14. The speakers at “Before Ponce de León: The Mescalero Apaches at El Paso del Norte” will share their research that shows how a large […]Read More

UTEP to Hold Opening Reception for ‘Rebirth of Duranguito,’ ‘Border

The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens will host an opening reception for two exhibitions that highlight border culture. “Border Street” is a photography exhibition celebrating our border culture through the lens of four photography enthusiasts. “Rebirth of Duranguito” is a community-generated plan for the preservation and restoration of Duranguito, one of El Paso’s oldest neighborhoods. The […]Read More

Paso del Sur Launches Citizens Initiative for Election to Approve

Paso del Sur announced Friday the launch of a new citizens initiative petitioning the City Council to pass an ordinance so that voters can decide on proposed changes to Proposition 2 of the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Election. The group, according to their facebook page, “works for the rights of residents and workers of El Paso’s […]Read More

12 Duranguito Properties Set For State Antiquities Landmark Nomination

Via a news release on Wednesday, preservationists announced that 11 properties owned by the City of El Paso and one property owned by a private party in Duranguito are being nominated to the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Should the properties be approved as State Antiquities Landmarks, the archaeological remains below ground receive legal protection under […]Read More