El Paso Times
|Headquarters||500 W. Overland St Suite 150
El Paso, TX 79901
The El Paso Times is the newspaper for the U.S. city of El Paso, Texas. The paper was founded in 1881 by Marcellus Washington Carrico. It originally started out as a weekly but within a year's time, it became the daily newspaper for the frontier town. The newspaper has an approximate daily circulation of 65,000 and 125,000 on Sundays.
The paper is currently the only English-language daily in El Paso (when the El Paso Herald-Post, an afternoon paper, closed in 1997), but often competes with the Spanish-language El Diario de El Paso, an offshoot of El Diario de Juárez. Because of declining newspaper circulations nationwide, the El Paso Times has recently expanded its online capabilities and introduced continuous online updates.
Gannett bought the Times in 1972. In 2003, Gannett and MediaNews Group formed a partnership between the Times and MediaNews' New Mexico papers, with Gannett as the managing partner. In December 2005, Gannett became a minority partner in the El Paso Times, handing the majority of the partnership and management to Denver-based MediaNews. In 2015, Gannett acquired full ownership of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership from MediaNews successor Digital First Media.
The El Paso Times prints news in several sections:
- A-section: all-local news cover page, with national, Mexico and international news in the inside pages.
- Borderland: the metro news page has an all-local cover page as well as neighborhood, New Mexico and Texas news.
- Sports: local and national sports, with an emphasis in high-school and UTEP coverage.
- Business: local and national business news.
- Living: local and national feature stories including rotating sections covering seniors, religion, pop culture, the arts, books, health, home decor, entertainment news, local music and fashion.
- Tiempo: weekly entertainment guide published on Fridays. It includes concerts, movies, galleries, restaurant reviews and other entertainment related stories.
- Hot Ticket: published every Wednesday.
The El Paso Times publishes several other weekly, biweekly and monthly publications.
- El Paso y Más: bi-weekly Spanish news coverage.
- TV y Más: weekly television guide and Spanish entertainment magazine.
- Cars & Trucks: weekly auto trader guide.
The Times, as the paper is known in the city, has reporters covering several beats:
•Aaron Martinez, Courts
•Marty Schladen, State capitol
•Daniel Borunda, Police beat
•Lindsey Anderson Education
•Diana Washington-Valdez, City council
•Lorena Figueroa, Juárez news
•Aileen Flores, County commission
•Elida Perez, Education
•David Burge, Fort Bliss
•Vic Kolenc, Business
•Maria Cortes Gonzalez, Religion
•Victor Martinez, Features, health and recreation
•Dave Acosta, arts/entertainment
•Felix Chavez, high school sports
•Bill Knight, UTEP basketball
•Kristopher Rivera, high school sports
•Bret Bloomquist, UTEP football
- W. E. "Pete" Snelson, sports editor (1940-1943), later member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature from Midland
- Steve Almond, American short story writer and essayist.
- Paul Salopek, American journalist and writer.
Times prices are $1 daily & $2 Sunday/Thanksgiving Day.
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- Media empires form Texas-New Mexico partnership
- 8 N.M. Newspapers In Partnership Deal
- Gannett acquires complete ownership of Texas-New Mexico Newspaper Partnership from Digital First Media
- Hinojosa, Alex (2014-08-16). "Barbara Funkhouser, former El Paso Times editor, dies at 84". El Paso Times. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
- "W. E. "Pete" Snelson (1923-2014)". The Odessa American. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
- Official Newspaper Website
- Official Newspaper Mobile Website
- "El Paso Times" hosted by the Portal to Texas History.