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El Paso County Welcome to the El Paso County Government page. El Paso County was created from Bexar District in 1849, organized in 1850, and incorporated in 1871.

Parts of El Paso County were taken to form Culberson County in 1911 and Hudspeth County in 1915. El Paso County is one of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. The county was named in the early days for being a well-known Pass ("Paso") through the Rocky Mountains.It is the most western county in Texas, and is about equidistant from Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado. Al

Parts of El Paso County were taken to form Culberson County in 1911 and Hudspeth County in 1915. El Paso County is one of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. The county was named in the early days for being a well-known Pass ("Paso") through the Rocky Mountains.It is the most western county in Texas, and is about equidistant from Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado. Al

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Today's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution declaring the month of February 2023 as "Black History Mon...
01/31/2023

Today's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution declaring the month of February 2023 as "Black History Month" in El Paso County.

Black History Month was established to celebrate and recognize African Americans' achievements, contributions and sacrifices throughout U.S. History.

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01/27/2023

The community is invited to watch the tribute to the late Police Chief Gregory K. Allen on the City’s YouTube Channel.

https://youtu.be/Fs2ERp9VxQQ

01/26/2023

Family and friends throughout the region, state, and nation will say their final farewell to El Paso Police Chief Gregory K. Allen during several scheduled tribute and funeral services beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 26.

What: Tribute to El Paso Police Chief Gregory K. Allen
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2023 (Doors open at 5 p.m.)
Where: Judson F. Williams Convention Center (1 Civic Center Plaza)

Chief Allen will be lying-in-state, to allow the public to pay their respects. The remembrance ceremony will include guest speakers from 6 to 7 p.m. who will pay tribute to the late Chief of Police. Parking at the Convention Center and the Union Plaza Parking Garage will be free of charge.

The event will include an opportunity for members of the community to offer hand-written or electronic condolences to Chief Allen’s family. Electronic condolences for the family can be submitted at https://www2.elpasotexas.gov/chief-allen/.

Flowers will be allowed at the Convention Center; however, the community is encouraged to send flowers via Sunset Funeral Home – Americas. Donations in his honor may also be made to the Friends of El Paso Animal Service at www.friendsofepas.org/.

The tribute will be streamed live on the City of El Paso YouTube Channel and City TV which can be found on Spectrum Ch. 1300, AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99, and DTV (Off the Air) Ch. 13.4.

What: Funeral Services for El Paso Police Chief Gregory K. Allen
When: 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2023 (Doors open at 10 a.m.)
Where: Abundant Church, 1000 Valley Crest Dr.

The community is asked to please not bring flowers or gifts to the funeral services at Abundant Church. The funeral services at Abundant Church will be streamed live on the City of El Paso YouTube Channel and City TV.

A funeral procession to the cemetery will take place after the church services. Anyone wishing to participate in the funeral procession is strongly encouraged to carpool.

What: Honors and Interment
When: 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023
Where: Evergreen East Cemetery,12400 Montana

The honors and internment will be streamed live on the City of El Paso YouTube Channel.

At the cemetery, Police Honors will be given, which include a three-volley salute, a last radio call, and a presentation of the flag to the family.

01/25/2023

It’s not too late. Get the added protection of an updated bivalent COVID-19 booster to keep from getting very sick or hospitalized this winter. Find a vaccine near you at https://bit.ly/35Yc5wM.

El Condado de El Paso ha propuesto emitir una deuda pública para financiar proyectos importantes y renovaciones necesari...
01/25/2023

El Condado de El Paso ha propuesto emitir una deuda pública para financiar proyectos importantes y renovaciones necesarias para maximizar la seguridad pública y la infraestructura esencial.

Asistir a la próxima reunión informativa en Ascarate Park Pavilion, 6900 Delta, comenzando en 5:30pm

In response to the winter weather expected for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 the Enrique Moreno County Courthouse, county ad...
01/24/2023

In response to the winter weather expected for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 the Enrique Moreno County Courthouse, county administrative offices and facilities will have a delayed start of business beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Today's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution declaring the month of January 2023 as "Human Trafficking ...
01/23/2023

Today's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution declaring the month of January 2023 as "Human Trafficking Prevention Month."

The Paso del Norte Center of Hope encourages everyone to learn more about the signs of human trafficking and share the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) to report a tip or ask for help.

We are delighted to announce that the El Paso County Healing Garden has been officially designated as El Paso Community ...
01/21/2023

We are delighted to announce that the El Paso County Healing Garden has been officially designated as El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial! The newly commissioned memorial is located inside Ascarate Park at 6900 Delta in south central El Paso.

El Paso County commissioned the Healing Garden to commemorate the 23 innocent lives lost in the August 3, 2019 attack and opened the memorial on the two-year anniversary in 2021. The bill was initially introduced to the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) in July 2021 and was signed into law by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on December 29, 2022.


Join us TOMORROW MORNING at the El Paso County Courthouse  beginning at 9am. We will discuss the County’s ongoing Capita...
01/19/2023

Join us TOMORROW MORNING at the El Paso County Courthouse beginning at 9am. We will discuss the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan for FY2023. A virtual option for this meeting is available by scanning the QR code.

Commissioners Court voted to start the financing process for $100 million to be used on critical public safety and essential public infrastructure project needs. The proposed finance plan is not projected to raise the County’s current tax rate and follows the Commissioners Court’s work to reduce the County tax rate beginning in 2021.

For questions, email [email protected].

Join us TONIGHT at the El Paso Community College Administration Building located at 9050 Viscount Blvd beginning at 6pm....
01/18/2023

Join us TONIGHT at the El Paso Community College Administration Building located at 9050 Viscount Blvd beginning at 6pm. We will discuss the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan for FY2023. This meeting is an in-person community meeting. A virtual option for this meeting is available by scanning the QR code.

Commissioners Court voted to start the financing process for $100 million to be used on critical public safety and essential public infrastructure project needs. The proposed finance plan is not projected to raise the County’s current tax rate and follows the Commissioners Court’s work to reduce the County tax rate beginning in 2021.

For questions, email [email protected].

Northwest residents attended the Major Capital Planning community meeting last night.  They came to learn about some cri...
01/18/2023

Northwest residents attended the Major Capital Planning community meeting last night. They came to learn about some critical infrastructure projects the County is proposing and how they will be funded without raising taxes. You can attend another session today, 6PM , Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at the EPCC Administrative Services Building, RM 9050 located on 9050 Viscount. You can also join virtually. Use the QR code in the graphic below to get the link to join.

El Paso County is saddened by the death of El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen. We send out our condolences to the Allen fam...
01/18/2023

El Paso County is saddened by the death of El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen. We send out our condolences to the Allen family, the City of El Paso, Texas and the EL PASO POLICE DEPARTMENT. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and the community he proudly served.

End of watch: January 17, 2023

The City of El Paso is saddened to announce the death of longtime Police Chief Greg Allen.

Chief Allen joined the City of El Paso in 1978 and was named Chief of Police in March 2008.

End of Watch: January 17, 2023.

Join us TONIGHT at the El Paso Community College Northwest Campus located at 6701 South Desert Blvd. beginning at 6pm. W...
01/17/2023

Join us TONIGHT at the El Paso Community College Northwest Campus located at 6701 South Desert Blvd. beginning at 6pm. We will discuss the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan for FY2023. This meeting is an in-person community meeting.

Commissioners Court voted to start the financing process for $100 million to be used on critical public safety and essential public infrastructure project needs. The proposed finance plan is not projected to raise the County’s current tax rate and follows the Commissioners Court’s work to reduce the County tax rate beginning in 2021.

For questions, email [email protected].

On Sunday, The El Paso County Migrant Support & Process Center welcomed New York Mayor Eric Adams. Since Oct. 10 the Cen...
01/17/2023

On Sunday, The El Paso County Migrant Support & Process Center welcomed New York Mayor Eric Adams. Since Oct. 10 the Center has processed almost 27,000 Migrants. The Bronx and Brooklyn are the 4th top destination for our migrants, behind Florida, Texas and California.

Join us TONIGHT at the El Paso Water Public Service Board Room located at 1154 Hawkins Blvd  beginning at 6pm. We will d...
01/12/2023

Join us TONIGHT at the El Paso Water Public Service Board Room located at 1154 Hawkins Blvd beginning at 6pm. We will discuss the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan for FY2023. This meeting is an in-person community meeting.

Commissioners Court voted to start the financing process for $100 million to be used on critical public safety and essential public infrastructure project needs. The proposed finance plan is not projected to raise the County’s current tax rate and follows the Commissioners Court’s work to reduce the County tax rate beginning in 2021.

For questions, email [email protected].

We had a great turnout at our first Major Capital Planning Community Meeting at Ascarate Park.  Join us tomorrow at the ...
01/12/2023

We had a great turnout at our first Major Capital Planning Community Meeting at Ascarate Park. Join us tomorrow at the El Paso Water Service Board Room located at 1154 Hawkins Blvd. The meeting will start at 6PM. Come out and give us your input!

Catch this week's segment of County Connection where we recap President Biden's visit to the El Paso County Migrant Supp...
01/12/2023
January 11, 2023 County Connection

Catch this week's segment of County Connection where we recap President Biden's visit to the El Paso County Migrant Support Center.

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The fish have arrived at Ascarate Park!  Remember there is NO FISHING at Ascarate Lake until Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7am.
01/11/2023

The fish have arrived at Ascarate Park! Remember there is NO FISHING at Ascarate Lake until Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7am.

Join us tomorrow at Ascarate Golf Course beginning at 6pm as we discuss the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan for FY...
01/11/2023

Join us tomorrow at Ascarate Golf Course beginning at 6pm as we discuss the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan for FY2023. A virtual option for this meeting is available by scanning the QR code.

Commissioners Court voted to start the financing process for $100 million to be used on critical public safety and essential public infrastructure project needs. The proposed finance plan is not projected to raise the County’s current tax rate and follows the Commissioners Court’s work to reduce the County tax rate beginning in 2021.

For questions, email [email protected].

Monday's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution recognizing the contributions of the El Paso Chapter of t...
01/10/2023

Monday's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution recognizing the contributions of the El Paso Chapter of the Military Order to the El Paso community upon the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Order.


Monday's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution honoring the 1st Armored Division for their recognition a...
01/10/2023

Monday's Commissioners Court approved and adopted a resolution honoring the 1st Armored Division for their recognition at the December Army VS. Navy Game. Army's team uniforms honored “Old Ironsides,” which commemorates the 80th anniversary of the 1st Armored Division -who calls Fort Bliss their home.


On December 12th, Commissioners Court voted to start the financing process for the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan...
01/10/2023

On December 12th, Commissioners Court voted to start the financing process for the County’s ongoing Capital Finance Plan for FY2023 for $100 million. This funding is to be used on critical public safety and essential public infrastructure project needs. The proposed finance plan is not projected to raise the County’s current tax rate and follows the Commissioners Court’s work to reduce the County tax rate beginning in 2021.

Be sure to join us at any of the following meetings to share your input.
- January 11: Ascarate Golf Course Clubhouse (6900 Delta Dr.) | 6-8PM*
- January 12: El Paso Water (1154 Hawkins Blvd.) | 6-8PM
- January 14: San Elizario Fire Rescue (1415 San Antonio St., San Elizario) | 10AM-12PM
- January 17: EPCC Northwest Campus (6701 S. Desert Blvd.) | 6-8PM
- January 18: EPCC Administrative Building (9050 Viscount Blvd.) | 6-8PM*
- January 19: County Courthouse – Special Session (500 E. San Antonio St.) | 9AM*
- January 21: County Eastside Annex (2350 George Dieter Dr.) | 10AM-12PM
* Meeting will have a virtual option to attend

Join us Saturday, Jan. 14, for the annual Winter Trout Reel-In. The adult fishing tournament will be held at Ascarate La...
01/10/2023

Join us Saturday, Jan. 14, for the annual Winter Trout Reel-In. The adult fishing tournament will be held at Ascarate Lake, located at 6900 Delta, from 7am - 12pm.

Register in person at the Parks & Recreation admin office located inside Ascarate Park
The deadline to register is Friday, Jan. 13th, for $25/per person.
Late registration day of the event for $35 cash only per person.

For more information, call 915-771-2380

In observance of the upcoming New Year holiday, all El Paso County administrative offices will be closed today January 2...
01/02/2023

In observance of the upcoming New Year holiday, all El Paso County administrative offices will be closed today January 2, 2023.

El Paso County Commissioners Court will not meet until next week on Monday, January 9th, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

El Paso County's Commissioners Court seeks applicants to serve on the County's Women's Commission. Come and be part of t...
12/30/2022

El Paso County's Commissioners Court seeks applicants to serve on the County's Women's Commission. Come and be part of the advisory commission and serve your community. Deadline to apply is TOMORROW, Dec. 30th, at 5pm.

Questions? Visit www.epcounty.com/boards and click on "Women's Commission."

In observance of the upcoming New Year holiday, all El Paso County administrative offices will be closed in 2022 on Dece...
12/29/2022

In observance of the upcoming New Year holiday, all El Paso County administrative offices will be closed in 2022 on December 30th and January 2, 2023.

El Paso County Commissioners Court will not meet for the next few weeks and will resume County business in the New Year on Monday, January 9th, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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my name is Caylynn Lee. I am a disabled civilian. I have a service dog.
A service dog is medical equipment that is task trained to mitigate a medical disability. A medical disability could be something as serious as fainting, seizures, PTSD, severeanxiety, severe depression, blindness, loss of limb(s), etc. Service dogs are trained to be in public places and are protected by the ADA. Service dogs in training, or SDITs, are protected by the state IF the SDIT is being trained and is accompanied by a trainer. ADA allows owner trainers.

However, if the dog is being disruptive or aggressive they can be removed. The only 2, TWO, questions any business is allowed to ask is, is the dog a service dog? And, what tasks is the dog trained to perform?
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION. Such things are not valuable under the federal or state law. No businesses or persons are allowed to ask for documentation of disability or proof that the animal is trained.

Sadly not a lot of business ask the questions and are not informed which presents a problem to the disabled.

Emotional support animals, ESAs, are not covered under the ADA. They can not go to public places and have little to no obedience training. Any animal can be an emotional support animal. THESE ARE NOT SERVICE DOGS. Their presence provides emotional support. These also do not have any proof besides a doctor letter which only allows them into housing and at airports.

There is a large difference between ESAs and Service Dogs. In the state of Texas, it is illegal to pose an animal as a service dog when it is not and is not trained as such. § 121.006. Penalties for Improper Use of Assistance Animals
It is also illegal to harass, harm, and distract a Service Dog. § 121.003. Discrimination Prohibited

There are multiple veterans and disabled people in El Paso, Tx. My question is why are the police, that are supposed to protect the disabled, uninformed of the laws that are meant to protect us?

I have been harassed, bullied, my service dog has been distracted, and people impersonating service dogs are everywhere. Most of the disabled do not go out because they are not safe. Some people can die if their service dog is not focused on them. So why are the disabled having so many issues in El Paso, Tx?
On Sep. 27, I was in the mall getting one item. There was an untrained dog with a service dog vest on. The mall had a no pet policy, the owners did not obedience train the dog and they showed me an ESA ID, which was from a scam website. I called the non emergency police line. I was informed that impersonating a medical equipment is a civil matter and officers would not come to my aid.
My disability is not as severe as fainting or seizures but if it was and my SD did not alert, I would feel frightening to leave my house. I was not given help, people don’t think about others unless they know they are the center of a very important problem.
Why was I not helped? Why does this happen everyday with no consequence? Please protect the disabled, because not all of us can protect ourselves.

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EL PASO, Texas -- As space at El Paso hospitals gets tighter, ABC-7 has learned patients infected with coronavirus are being sent to two local nursing homes: Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation and St. Giles Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Those facilities have set up special Covid units while at the same time, dealing with outbreaks of their own.

Sending infected patients to nursing homes for recovery is a practice once used in New York, but was reversed after critics say it contributed to a higher death toll within those facilities.

In an internal memo obtained by ABC-7, an administrator from St. Giles notified employees that the facility “will be accepting COVID patients from the hospital,” which an employee said went into effect on July 7.

Del Sol Medical Center is one of the local hospitals relying on these so-called “covid units” at nursing homes.

“We work with the health department, we have an infection preventionist, myself, I work with Dr. Ocaranza and his team at the health department specifically to ask them, is there an outbreak,” said Dr. Ogechika Alozie, the Chief Medical Officer at Las Palmas Del Sol hospital.

“If a facility has an outbreak, probably not the facility that we want to send people. You wouldn’t want your loved one there, I wouldn’t want my loved one there until that facility has its outbreak under control.”

In a statement provided to ABC-7 by a spokeswoman for the Hospitals of Providence, the network of campuses confirmed they also speak with the city before using any facility, adding, “Throughout each day, we coordinate our actions and plans with other hospital systems, the public health department and our elected leaders.”

However, the county judge brought up concerns about transparency within the city’s reporting of coronavirus cases. But Del Sol’s Dr. Alozie says they have to trust the data provided by the Department of Public Health.

“I make an assumption that our partners at the health department are transparent with us the same way we’ve been transparent with them,” he said.

ABC-7 obtained the information those facilities submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As of July 12, it shows 25 cases and 17 deaths at Mountain View, and 70 cases and 12 deaths at St. Giles.

But a St. Giles employee who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation tells ABC-7 as of last week, there have been at least 16 deaths there.

A public relations firm hired to represent Creative Solutions in Healthcare would not provide ABC-7 with current numbers on those outbreaks, citing the federal privacy law HIPAA.

ABC-7 asked Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the city and county health authority, if the number of deaths or cases is being communicated to the hospitals.

“It’s up to that nursing home to communicate that kind of information,” Ocaranza said in an online video interview for this story.

When ABC-7 asked if families were being notified of these outbreaks before their loved one is transferred to a facility like Mountain View or St. Giles, Dr. Ocaranza said that communication is up to hospital employees.

“They have their case managers, social workers that are in communication with family members when a transfer is going to be done,” he said. “They always keep that communication so family members know what’s the plan for that particular patient.”

Dr. Ocaranza said the Department of Public Health has always been concerned with at-risk groups, like those living in nursing homes, but didn’t comment on the concern directly related to the use of “Covid units.”

“That is why we deplore our education taskforce to those places, that’s why we started planning ahead of time because we need to be preventive and we need to be proactive,” he added.

Both facilities, Mountain View and St. Giles, as well as three others in the El Paso area, are owned by Creative Solutions in Healthcare. The Fort Worth-based company confirmed the policy outlined in the internal memo and provided ABC-7 with the following statement:

“Of the Creative Solutions in Healthcare facilities in El Paso, Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center and St. Giles Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are designated as cohort facilities that serve the area by accepting and treating COVID-19 positive patients. As such, these facilities are the only options in the El Paso area for referring hospitals or any facility with a COVID-positive patient requiring a skilled-nursing level of care. As previously stated, due to privacy laws and our responsibility to meet the expectations of those we serve, we must defer to local, state and federal authorities for the distribution of specific information regarding the numbers of COVID-19 cases at these facilities.

"While the majority of our COVID-19 positive patients recover and are released from our care, due to the current community surge in COVID-19 cases, we continue to receive referrals from other nursing facilities and hospitals across El Paso County. All patients admitted to either Mountain View or St. Giles and their families receive full disclosure of the facilities' cohort status and its protocols for managing infection control. Please see the attached document for an overview of these protocols.

"We are grateful for the trust of our patients and their families and as always, it is their health and well being that is our utmost priority. We are also deeply grateful for the ongoing commitment of our dedicated staff which continues to serve the needs of our community around the clock while balancing the ever present needs of their own in these challenging and unprecedented times.”
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