Month: March 2020

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Lydia Stark: “I have kept my promise”

In 1962 Lydia Malernee Stark, a retired speech teacher, ran as a Republican for County Superintendent of Schools against John T. Bean. Stark ran on one platform: to abolish the office she was running for. She ran as a Republican in a strongly Democratic county. No Republican had been elected countywide since Alfred Sharpe of […]

Peter E. Kern, Kern Place, and the Astrological Letter

Peter E. Kern, Kern Place, and the Astrological Letter March 19, 2020 Kern Place, nestled between the Franklin Mountains and the University of Texas at El Paso, is one of El Paso’s most iconic neighborhoods. Its unique and lush character is hardly surprising when one understands its founder, Peter E. Kern. Learn more about Kern […]

El Paso History Day 2020

On February 22nd, 313 students from the El Paso region took part in El Paso History Day at UTEP.  Over 40 of those students were selected as regional finalists and will go on to represent their schools at Texas History Day in Austin at the end of April.  Winners at the state level will move […]