Every year around this time we ask, “Who will be El Pasoan of the Year?”

Microsoft is following in the wake of Google and Facebook and investing in newsrooms in El Paso and Juárez to help protect local journalism. The borderland is one of the first four communities nationwide that the technology giant has selected to participate in its pilot program.

The last time I spoke with Nico Tejeda, who oversees five hospitals in El Paso as the group CEO of The Hospitals of Providence, COVID-19 cases had fallen after a worrisome spike.

When the overture to Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” started playing from the back of the pickup truck in the airport parking lot, my oldest son’s first words were, “Bugs Bunny!”

It’s not surprising that manufacturers in this region, one of the largest industrial centers on the border, buy a lot from suppliers: $39 billion worth every year by one estimate.


On what feels like day 10,572 of the pandemic, I have a confession to make: The Gray household is quickly exhausting its kidtainment reserves.

In June of 2013, my wife and I went from being a couple with no kids to being parents, parents of a beautiful little boy from Thailand. In December of 2015, a little boy from South Korea joined our family. And in 2017, we completed our third international adoption, and a little girl from Tha…

Folded inside this week’s El Paso Inc., you will find our 2020 medical and health special section. And tucked inside that, on page 12, is a bit of good health news worth highlighting.

As the economy eases open and we brace for the return of traffic and more road construction – will it ever end? – I have some good news.

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