Month: March 2017


Edie Rubalcuba: El Paso’s First Female District Clerk

Edelmira “Edie”  Salazar was born in El Paso in 1936 . She attended San Jacinto and Alamo Elementary schools and graduated from Bowie High School in 1955. Rubalcaba worked at Midland Specialty and J.C. Penny. She married Art Rubalcaba, and they raised two children together. Rubalcaba started a long career in the El Paso County District […]


Kay Deaver

Katherine “Kay” Deaver was born in Dayton, Ohio. She had no formal but was educated by a private tutor. She studied Math and Latin. Deaver moved to Cleveland where she worked in the fashion department of Halle Brother’s Department Store. She later became a buyer for the store, buying jewelry, neck ware, and other accessories […]


Julia Breck: Ahead Of Her Time

Julia Breck, a local club women and outspoken community leader, ran for mayor of El Paso in 1961. She was the first women to run for that position and the first women to run for any city office in decades. She had little money and organization but Breck was no token candidate, she give the […]