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Whispers: El Paso high & It’s just a name

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El Paso high

Here’s a topic no one’s been wondering about: What Texas city has the tallest skyline? As measured in feet of skyscrapers?

We found the answer. The Texas Real Estate Source added up the total height of skyscrapers in the state’s six biggest cities. The winner is Houston, with 30,498 total feet of skyscrapers.

Next comes Austin at 23,582, then Dallas with 21,952 feet, San Antonio at 10,273, Fort Worth with 7,773, and El Paso at 4,395 feet of buildings that appear to scrape the sky. No big surprises there.

But what if we ranked the cities on this list by elevation?

El Paso comes in at No. 1, with 3,740 feet of elevation! Your altitude may vary.

But it’s important to note that not one of the other cities even cracks four digits. And if you add them all together, they barely reach 2,100 feet.

Houston is just 79 feet above sea level, and sometimes less. Austin is at 489 feet, Dallas comes in at 420 feet elevation, Fort Worth is at 541, and San Antonio hits 650 feet. No competition.

It’s just a name

If someone asks you if you’re from the Sun City, tell them: “Yes, the real one.”

It has come to our attention that there is an over-55 adult community in Georgetown, Texas, that’s called Sun City.

It has about 13,000 residents, and we hear the summers there are muggy and the winters are cold. On average, that Sun City gets about 228 days of sunshine per year.

As opposed to the real Sun City, aka El Paso, where we enjoy an average of 300 sunny days per year, and winter may require a hat.


Get ready. Starting Tuesday morning, the Redd Road ramp that takes you onto Interstate 10 westbound toward Las Cruces is closing. So all the cars that would have gotten onto I-10 there will instead have to travel through the already busy Artcraft intersection.

On top of that, Doniphan Drive will be down a lane from Thorne to Borderland. So you may want to avoid that as an alternate route. Don’t say you were not warned.

Those we remember

As we mark Memorial Day, take a moment to thank the men and women who have given their lives in defense of this country. There are somber observances at Fort Bliss National Cemetery and Concordia Cemetery this weekend.

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