Jacob Galindo and Amanda Gomez dressed as Beaker from the Muppets, stood in line to get tickets for the "Muppets the Movie" Monday afternoon at the Plaza Theatre, just to find out that it had been sold out. FERNIE CASTILLO /EL PASO TIMES
About 45 children took their first step in a week-long adventure when they boarded buses at Loretto Academy for a trip to Camp Courageous in Weed, N.M. Saturday. The camp is one of two camps Candlelighters hosts for children with cancer and cancer survivors. Children will learn arts and crafts, horseback riding, archery and will go rock-wall climbing. (Top photo) Jeanne Osborne, 5, and her doll, Purple, wait patiently for her bus to begin loading at Loretto Academy. (Middle photo) Erika Dominguez, left, kissed father Juan Dominguez before boarding a bus for camp Saturday at Loretto Academy. Brenda Dominguez is at right. (Bottom photo) Veronica Morales got in one last hug and kiss for daughter Krystal Nicole Morales before her bus departed Loretto Academy.
Jose Luis Escobar took down a name and phone number from a driver at Bartlett and Le Conte Wednesday morning. Escobar, 58, said he was arrested for jaywalking and taken to jail by a police oficer who was conducting speed enforcement on Bartlett at last Friday. He held a sign Wednesday asking people who saw him jogging last Friday to stop. The jogger believes the officer arrested him as retaliation for warning motorists about the officer's presence. So far Escobar has collected the names and numbers of 8 drivers. Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times
County Judge Veronica Escobar convened a sometimes testy session and in the end she conceded that some of the department's problems might be due to a lack of resources - a shortcoming she offered to help remedy. Here Escobar motions towards 384th District Court Judge Patrick Garcia, one of those in attendance at the meeting. Mark Lambie/El Paso Times
Pat Montes mother of Eastwood student Jonathon Cervoni along with Margaret, Ashley and Fred Carrillo parents and sister of Montwood student Aaron Carrillo stand in a moment of silence for their sons and brother at a memorial service held in honor of the two students that were killed last week by a druken driver. The memorial was held at Montwood High School with about 400 family and friends attending the service for the two students.
Former city representaive Rachael Quintana walks into County Court at Law #7 accompanied by her sister Phyllis Quintana. Quintana was charged with misdemeanor forgery in October 2007, just four months after she took office. Jury selection started today. Ruben R Ramirez/El Paso Times
The McCall Neighborhood Center held a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration Monday at the center located at 3231 Wyoming. King was remembered as a key figure to led the advancement of civil rights for all Americans and especially African Americans through non-violent methods. The event featured evangelist Mary Williams-Ewers, right, reciting poetry, then reading Reverend King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Participants joined in singing and in contributing their own reflections on Reverend King and the civil rights movement. (Top left photo) An image of Martin Luther King, Jr. is part of a drawing of prominent African-Americans on display at the center. (Middle left photo) Ryan Adams, Krystal Adams, Brooklyn Williams, and Juliet Hart listen to Williams-Ewers recite King's "I Have a Dream" speech. (Bottom left photo) Juliet Hart, bottom left, led the gathering in a rendition of "We Shall Overcome" at the conclusion of the event.
The Notre Dame faithful had plenty to cheer about Friday as the Fighting Irish ruled the 77th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl game. Notre Dame defeated Miami 33-17 before a record 54,021 fans. (Photo below) Irish head coach Brian Kelly, left, happily accepted the championship trophy from Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas, right, and Oscar Leeser of Hyundai. Irish faithful, including Destinee Fagundes, top left, cheered the Irish, including the school mascot. Fans like those below were decked out in their Irish best to support their team. (Photo above) Tim McIntyre traveled from Colorado to root for his Irish and (photo below) a Notre Dame band member performed 7 pushups for the first 7 points the Irish scored Friday.
More than 500 people took their oath to become new citizens of the United States Friday Nov. 19 at the El Paso convention center. The new citizens came from 45 countries and included 11 members of the U.S. military. U.S. District Judge Phil Martinez presided and Federal Magistrate Judge David Guadarrama delivered the keynote address.
(Photo above) More than 500 people, including 11 members of the military, took their oath. (Photo below) Among the new ciizens was Socorro Garcia, 86. She was the oldest person to receive ciizenship Friday. (Bottom photo) Lenore Fontaine, center, and other new ciizens waved small U.S. flags at the conclusion of the ceremony. Garcia's country of origin is Mexico while Fontaine's is Canada.
Santa's elves are hard at work in a mostly nondescript warehouse at Fort Bliss. Soldiers and volunteers from Operation Santa Claus are continuing their year-long collecting and restoring of toys and bicycles. The toys will then be disributed to thousands of less fortunate children in El Paso area in mid December. Thanks to elves such as Master Sgt. Kenneth McGowan, Sgt. Jeric Hizon, Spec. Gina Kiener and Spec. Ronald Main, the post's annual The community's toy donations will bring lots of smiles to many children in the community. (Photo above) Specialists Ronald Main and Gina Kiener work on an electrical toy and Kiener checks a board game (Photo below).
(Photos above) Sgt. Jeric Hizon assembles a bicyle while Spec. Ronald Main carries two bicycles to their storage space. (Photo below) Main moves boxes full of toys to make room for bicycles. (Bottom photo) Master Sgt. Kenneth McGowan test rides a bicycle in the warehouse. The bicycle was sent back because of squeaky brakes.
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