Living El Paso to Living City Project – Come Join Me

It’s been a while since I’ve updated LEP but I’m back and have a new place for you to visit…Living City Project.  It’s an idea that I’ve wanted to put into action for a while and finally was able to do so.  El Paso will still be a main focal point but I want to highlight cities, people, & ideas from around the world.   As El Paso continues its transformation as a city, it’s important to realize that we have an opportunity to learn from others as we grow.

Over the years, I’ve found that I have a deep fascination with what makes a city or an area unique.  It’s the people, culture, history, the entrepreneurs, policy, & more that make a city what it is (Good or Bad).  Living City Project is my way of exploring not only El Paso but cities and regions across the world.  My hope and goal is that we can learn from each other through the sharing of ideas and that there is implementation of these ideas in communities around the world.

Remember, people make up a community and an involved community will help make their city a better place for everyone!

My name is David and I’m living El Paso.

Remember, you can now find me at Living City Project and LCP has the full archive of all the posts over at LEP.


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New Apartments for Rent Near Ft. Bliss In NE El Paso!

As El Paso continues to grow, there are more living options for people to choose from.  Recently, Bearing Development completed 62 Square, a brand new 20 unit apartment complex that features a contemporary look and is located with easy access to loop 375.

With easy access to the loop, getting to Fort Bliss, White Sands, or the East Side should be a breeze.

All the units are 2 bedroom 2.5 bath and feature a front courtyard, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerated AC, washer/dryer hook ups and a stylistic design.

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Currently, these units are going for $1100 a month and no pets are allowed at this time.  If you would like more information, feel free to comment below or contact Century 21 APD Associates at 915.779.5611.

My name is David and I am living El Paso.

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Sun City Music Festival 2013 This Weekend

There are music festivals in El Paso, and then there are music festivals. Since the beginning, SCMF has grown in popularity each year, bringing high profile artists from around the world.  Concert goers arrive from not just the surrounding states but nation wide and even internationally.

For those that don’t know, SCMF is a music festival that focuses on electronic/trance/dub step/etc.  In recent years this style has really caught on with the mainstream and its popularity has exploded.

SCMF is one of, if not the largest electronic music festivals in the Texas.  It drew close to 20,000 people last year.  SCMF is put on by SMG Events and Disco Donnie Presents.

Currently, ticket prices are $80 for a 1 day pass and $140 for a 2 day pass.  SCMF is one of the most affordable festivals of this kind in world and its right here in El Paso.  It will be happening at Ascarate Park on August 31st and September 1st. The big 4 acts are world renown DJ, Armin Van Buuren, DJ Tiesto, Steve Aoki and Alesso.   Below is the full line up.

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If you are going, be safe, don’t be stupid, and enjoy the music!

My name is David and I am living El Paso.

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A Cloudy Day Is Photo Worthy In El Paso

A Cloudy Day Is Photo Worthy In El Paso

We have sun so often that I decided to give the clouds some recognition. Being in a community that is sun kissed nearly everyday, it was rather nice to experience the opposite and not put on sunscreen….oh wait….you can still get burned even when its cloudy, oh well.

My name is David and I am living El Paso.

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El Paso Ballpark Progress Picture Update

Made my way downtown and took a few pictures of the ongoing construction of the ballpark.  I will try to get closer next time…the workers were giving me dirty looks when I practically put face against the fence to look in…something about liability blah blah blah.  First image is the rendering.


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My name is David and I am living El Paso.

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UTEP Photo Construction Update

I’ve been hearing a lot about all of the construction going on at UTEP; I’m sure you have as well.  I made my way out to campus Saturday morning and captured a few pictures to share with everyone.  This campus is really turning into one of the more beautiful campuses in the State of Texas. Having President Natalicio in her position for such a long time has really been a godsend for UTEP.  She is a step above the rest and when the time comes to replace her, it will be difficult.  Enough of my commentary, here are the pictures.

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Another building that should get a facade face lift/renovation

Another building that should get a facade face lift/renovation

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This building needs to be renovated or demolished/rebuilt

This building needs to be renovated or demolished/rebuilt

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My name is David and I am living El Paso.

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Paul Foster heading up UT Board of Regents

Paul Foster heading up UT Board of Regents

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Paul Foster was elected the chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. While I’m sure El Paso & UTEP will always be on his mind, his new role is bigger than just our city.

The UT system has hit some rough patches lately, particularly in Austin, hopefully Paul Foster will be able to right the ship and continue to be a shining star for El Paso.

My name is David and I’m living El Paso.

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Wasn’t feeling Unruly at Unrulis Pizza + Pints

Chef Rulis has opened up a new venture on Mesa, this time in the old Sunset Pizza unrulislocation at 4176 N. Mesa (79902 zip.)  The restaurant is still in its soft opening (Grand Opening is this coming Friday, I believe.)

The place was very clean and traffic was slow when we arrived around 630, again, this is probably because its in a soft opening and a lot of people haven’t realized what great pizza is waiting for them here.

Our server was professional and very friendly.  Our group ordered 3 pizzas and a sandwich.  The pizzas are 10 inches and a nice size for one person….definitely could feed 2 people but you might be feeling a tad hungry if you go on an empty stomach and split.

unrulispizzaWe ordered the Kale, Mexican, and Chicken Teriyaki pizza.  The sandwich was a version of a cheese steak I believe.  After everyone sampled eachothers dish, we all agreed that we liked 3 out of 4.  The loser of the group was the Kale Pizza.  It wasn’t that it was poorly made, it just lacked flavor.  Chef Rulis, if you by chance happen to come across this post…maybe add an option of thick cut bacon on it…because everyone loves bacon, especially this guy.

The other pizzas were on point….if you go, gotta try the Mexican Pizza, it doesn’t get much better than that one.  The Chicken Teriyaki was kickin’ as well…especially when you  put on some of the wasabi.

In the end, UnRulis gets an A from Living El Paso.  I will definitely be going back because there are a lot of other dishes I need/want to try.

Unrulis hours are currently 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

My name is David and I am living El Paso.

p.s. we got Menchies afterwards and come to find out…Wednesday is free Waffle Cone wafflemenchiesday….pretty exciting if you ask me.

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It’s Electric! EP Charging forward for the EV crowd

32 new electric charging stations are open for business today in El Paso.  If you have an Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 5.03.43 PMelectric car and don’t want to charge at home, feel free to visit these any of these stations and get your charge on.

If you need to find out where these stations are, the US Department of Energy has a great site finder where you can locate electric car charging stations anywhere in the United States.


My name is David and I am living El Paso.


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El Paso & Juarez a hot bed for paranormal activity?

Ever since I first moved to El Paso, people have always told me that if you want to find

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paranormal activity, you can find it in abundance here in the borderland.  Whether you believe in this or not, it seems like television producers are finding some good material here.  I’m sure many of you have seen the episodes of paranormal witness that deal with situations here in El Paso and over the bridge in Juarez…if not, check out the trailers below.  Also, for those that want to visit Monteleones Ristorante (the restaurant featured in Paranormal Witness…here is their address:

3023 Gateway W, El Paso, TX 79903


If you know of any other haunted restaurants or public areas that people can explore, feel free to leave them in the comments section.

My name is David and I am living El Paso.


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