• October 22, 2020

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San Jacinto Plaza Named ‘Great Public Space of Texas’ for

The Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association announced Monday that San Jacinto Plaza in Downtown El Paso has been designated a Great Public Space by the state chapter’s Great Places in Texas program. “San Jacinto Plaza is rich in history, and builds on the progressive and forward-thinking tradition of El Paso” said Doug McDonald, […]Read More

City Set to Celebrate Holiday Extravaganza Friday, Saturday at San

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will present a Holiday Extravaganza in the heart of the city at San Jacinto Plaza. The event will have the opportunity for free photos with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (residents need to bring their own camera) and participation in the traditional Piñata celebration. Entertainment will […]Read More

Op-Ed: City Caves on Plastic People, Ignores Real Residents

In roughly the same amount of time that it took the city to show, then tell everyone exactly how the new arena would be shoehorned into Downtown El Paso, the normally intransigent machinery that is local government caved to public pressure (after yet another self-inflicted wound) in record time and restored the much-beloved (dare I […]Read More

City: Nativity Scene to be Reinstalled at San Jacinto Plaza

According to a late Monday news release, the city will be reinstalling the Nativity Scene at the newly renovated San Jacinto Plaza. The lack of the Nativity had angered some El Pasoans, as it was missing from this weekend’s lighting ceremony. Some even pointed to the scene’s absence as yet another chapter in the ‘War […]Read More

Story in Many Pics: San Jacinto Christmas Lighting & Parade

Thousands of El Pasoans returned to the heart of our city to celebrate the Christmas season in San Jacinto Plaza.  From the tree lighting to the Parade of Lights, the city’s center was alight with both new decorations and smiles. Our Andres Acosta was there as well, and brings you his view of the festivities […]Read More

City to Paint No Parking Zone Around San Jacinto Plaza

The City’s Streets and Maintenance Department on Monday, Nov. 7, will paint the curb surrounding San Jacinto Plaza yellow to notify motorists that parking is not allowed adjacent to the park. The work will start at 6:30 a.m. and should be completed the same day; and the work will be conducted as part of Title […]Read More

El Barrio del Diablo: A Look Back at Life in

When I was eight, a bus ride to downtown El Paso cost a nickel. I’d go see a movie almost every weekend, not caring what was showing. Maybe a Jerry Lewis movie, or one of those goofy “Beach Party” flicks with Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon, and a bunch of other bad actors and singers. Once, […]Read More

Busy Tuesday as City Council Approves Several Key Contracts, Parking

From tax incentives for a new downtown hotel, to park construction and parking, members of the El Paso City Council have a very busy Tuesday. First, City Council members approved a Chapter 380 Economic Incentive Agreement with Hotel Sancho Panza LLC for the development of a downtown Marriott Courtyard Urban hotel. The multi-million dollar development […]Read More

16 de Septiembre Celebration set for San Jacinto Plaza, Senior

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host a free 16 de Septiembre Celebration from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso. The festival will have a Grito (Shout) commemoration at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16th led by […]Read More

Your City in 5: San Jacinto Plaza set to Open

In today’s ‘Your City in 5’, we have the information on the newly renovated San Jacinto Plaza. It details what the plaza has to over and all the unique features people can expect. The video also highlights other of quality of life projects and free mulch for residents. For more information on all of these […]Read More