Cormac news

We hear that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy is about to sell the second home he’s owned in El Paso. He moved into the house on Singing Hills Drive in the Coronado Country Club area in 1998, just about the time his son was born. McCarthy lived there for several years, but now resides in an adobe outside of Santa Fe.

The Coronado house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and pretty spectacular views of the Franklins. It’s also in need of some tender loving care.

McCarthy aficionados will also know that he moved to El Paso in 1976, and that the first home he owned was a little two-bedroom rock house on Coffin Avenue in Kern Place. That’s where he wrote some of his Border Trilogy, the series of novels about a dying way of life in the American West. When he moved out, a wall in the living room was covered with sticky notes he used while writing.

McCarthy once told a friend that El Paso was “one of the last real cities in America.” True that.

Congrats, Jerry!

We’re happy to report that longtime El Paso Inc. columnist Jerry Pacheco has received a special honor from his alma mater, the University of New Mexico. Last week, he was inducted into the Anderson School of Management’s Hall of Fame. The honor celebrates grads who have achieved professional success while making significant contributions to their community.

Pacheco, who earned both a BBA and an MBA from UNM, is the founder, president and CEO of the Border Industrial Association in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

We like to think Jerry knows more about business on both sides of the border than just about anybody else. This week, he’s writing about border security. You can read his column on page 1C.

Save this date

Community en Acción wants you to know that it will hold its third annual Latino Legacy Awards Fiesta on Sept. 14 at the El Paso Country Club. Proceeds support the Richard Castro Scholarship Fund.

CEA’s members are business and civic leaders who work to instill pride and provide leadership in the community. Castro, a successful businessman and philanthropist, is a former CEA chair.