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El Paso County Historical Society currently accepting 2021 Hall of Honor nominations

The El Paso County Historical Society is currently accepting nominations for inductees to the 2021 Hall of Honor.  Nominees should be considered outstanding individuals of character, vision, courage, and creative spirit. They must have lived in El Paso County and have consistently done the unusual which deserves to be remembered or have made El Paso County better for having lived […]

Happy Birthday Jane Burges Perrenot

From “Jane Burges Perrenot July 19th 1900-June 18th,” 1986, by Greg Pine During her long life as an El Pasoan, Mrs. Perrenot dedicated much of her time and treasure to the betterment of her beloved El Paso. She was a charter member of the Junior Service League, now the Junior League, and served as president […]

Mabel Welch:Pioneer Woman Architect

Mabel Welch: Pioneer Woman Architect Mabel Clair Welch was born on November 8, 1890, on her grandfather’s plantation near Longtown, Panola County, Mississippi. In 1899, Mabel’s father, Martin Luther Vanderburg, Junior, decided to move his family to Northeast Texas With their neighbors, the Blackburns and the McBeths, the Vanderburgs departed Mississippi for Texas in covered […]

Julia Brown Hall of Radford School in 1991.

Lucinda de Leftwich Templin

From “Radford School: The First 75 Years of Excellence” by Laura Cramer, The Password On January 15, 1910, a group of El Paso businessmen met at the Chamber of Commerce. Their purpose in the meeting: to discuss the possibility of establishing a private boarding school for girls. Other meetings followed in rapid succession. And by […]

Judy Zarate: She was always there.

Judy Zarate, a member of the Laguna Pueblo, served in local and national roles in the Women’s Political Caucus, becoming a leader of the caucus in the 1980s. This mother of three and member of Leadership Texas was twice local chair of EPWPC and served on the board for nine years. In 1986, Zarate served […]

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