Month: December 2016

Horses Stampede Through Traffic

El Paso Christmas Shopping “Rush”–1926

The following article, based on a December 22, 1926 clipping in the El Paso Herald, was written by Bob Chessey, El Paso historian. It details the “Christmas Rush” that occurred 90 years ago next week.

Identified: The Rinker Family

Wilsie William Rinker, Maude Ella Hamilton Rinker, Wilsie Berland Rinker and Gary Bernell Rinker. Wilsie William was born 20 July, 1916 and died 10 October 1993 and is buried in Evergreen East. Maude Ella was born 12 January, 1918 and died 29 August 1999 in  El Paso and is also buried in Evergreen East. Wilsie […]

The Lowenstein Family: Pioneer Family of Ysleta.

Moritz Lowenstein was born in Westphalia, Germany, he immigrated to the United States in the 1850s. He first came to the El Paso area in 1863 while working for the Federal Government. In 1873 he married Juana Buchanan, daughter of James Buchanan and Magdalena De Diaz. James was a U.S.Consul in Mexico and Moritz worked […]

Juarez, 1940

Photos: Juarez 1940

As we were going through the archives, we found a collection of photos from Juarez in 1940. Some of the areas need no introduction. But if you can identify a structure, street, or person in the pics, please let us know by emailing

Identified: David Hernandez and Jose Hernandez Jr.

We have identified these two photos as brothers David Hernandez and Jose Hernandez through David’s son, one of eight children, Michael Hernandez. Michael wrote: Yup, that’s my dad and my uncle Jose. Jose was older that my dad and died at the “Battle Of The Bulge.” He go shot as he was parachuting down and […]


Identified: Herbert William Igoe

We have identified this photo of Herbert Igoe through his granddaughter Gloria. This is the first time Gloria has seen a photo of her granddad. From the Risinger Photo Collection: Herbert William Igoe. Born September 11 in El Paso, Texas. Died September 26, 2002 in El Paso, Texas. He father was Joseph Micheal Igoe born […]


Pebble Hills Elementary: Home of the Bobcats

Pebble Hills was financed by a bond approved by voters in 1979 and in 1980 the Ysleta Independent School District opened the school at 11145 Edgemere Boulevard. A new addition was built to Pebble Hills in 1990 and the mascot is the bobcat. Walter Cross was the first principal. Cross taught at Marian Manor Elementary […]

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