Up in the air
We hear that a company called iFly may be landing in El Paso. Described as an experiential entertainment company, iFly offers what you might call indoor skydiving – the simulation of true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. A location near Topgolf and Montecillo may be in the works. The company has more than 35 facilities around the world.
You know what Wednesday, April 25 is, right? It’s National Golf Day! Topgolf is celebrating by offering free golf lessons at more than 30 of its locations, including the new one in El Paso. Just show up between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday and you’ll get a free, five-minute lesson from a golf professional.
Topgolf works with We Are Golf, a coalition of golf associations and industry partners, to attract new fans to the sport. Topgolf’s El Paso location is on the Westside, in the Montecillo development.
Beau Bagley’s new job is out of the bag. The former sports anchor at KTSM Channel 9 is joining the El Paso Sports Commission as vice president of events and sports tourism. The private, nonprofit commission, headed up by president/CEO Brian Kennedy, manages the El Paso County Coliseum and the county’s Sportspark.
Moving on, part 2
Last Tuesday was reporter Dave Burge’s last day at the El Paso Times. For the last seven years, he’d covered Fort Bliss. Before that, he was on the business and news beats.
Speaking of the Times, former editor Bob Moore has written a story for Texas Monthly about the sheriff of Culberson County. Oscar Carillo, an El Paso native, led the investigation into the incident that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another injured. The story will appear in the May issue.
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