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El Paso (City), Texas

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Overview

El Paso is a city and the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States, in the far western part of the state. It stands on the Rio Grande across the Mexico–United States border from Ciudad Juárez, the most populous city in the Mexican state of Chihuahua with 1.4 million people. Las Cruces, New Mexico is about 45 minutes away, and, these three cities constitute the Borderplex. The Borderplex, or, Paso del Norte, is the largest bilungual and binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere.

The city is home to three publicly traded companies, and former Western Refining, now Andeavor. as well as home to the Medical Center of the Americas, the only medical research and care provider complex in West Texas and Southern New Mexico, and the University of Texas at El Paso, the city's primary university. The city hosts the annual Sun Bowl college football post-season game, the second oldest bowl game in the country.

El Paso has a strong federal and military presence. William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Biggs Army Airfield, and Fort Bliss are located in the area. Fort Bliss is one of the largest military complexes of the United States Army and the largest training area in the United States. Also headquartered in El Paso are the DEA domestic field division 7, El Paso Intelligence Center, Joint Task Force North, United States Border Patrol El Paso Sector, and the U.S. Border Patrol Special Operations Group (SOG).

In 2010 and 2018, El Paso received an All-America City Award. El Paso ranked in the top three safest large cities in the United States between 1997 and 2014, including holding the title of safest city between 2011 and 2014.

On August 3, 2019, a mass shooting/domestic terrorist attack committed by a white supremacist occurred at a Walmart in El Paso, which left 23 people dead and 23 others injured.

Neighborhoods

  • Central El Paso
  • Downtown El Paso
  • East El Paso
  • Mission Valley
  • Northeast El Paso
  • Northwest El Paso
  • West Central El Paso

Links

Wikipedia

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

El Paso Public Libraries

El Paso Genealogical Society