El Paso, Texas

El Paso Electric Announces Payment of Quarterly Dividend of $0.41

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:38am

El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) announced that it paid a full regular cash dividend of $0.41 per share of EE common stock on June 30, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 16, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) announced that it paid a full regular cash dividend of $0.41 per share of EE common stock on June 30, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 16, 2020.
  • EE had previously announced that the amount of the dividend depended on the closing date of EEs previously announced acquisition by the Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF).
  • As previously announced, EE and IIF have extended the end date for the transaction to September 1, 2020.
  • El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 435,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico.

Verizon brings “Food for Frontline Workers” to El Paso and Chula Vista

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 8:11pm

EL PASO, Texas, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon is expanding its Food for Frontline Workers initiative to doctors, nurses and medical staff working in El Paso, TX and Chula Vista, CA.

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  • EL PASO, Texas, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon is expanding its Food for Frontline Workers initiative to doctors, nurses and medical staff working in El Paso, TX and Chula Vista, CA.
  • Local restaurants will each provide 100 meals per day for one week to medical staff working at The Hospitals of Providence (El Paso), and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.
  • Were proud to expand this program west to El Paso and Chula Vista.
  • Each restaurant will follow strict food preparation and safety guidelines, while providing quick and delicious meals to these frontline healthcare workers.

El Paso Electric Declares Dividend

Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 12:20am

Today, the Board of Directors of El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) declared a cash dividend on shares of EE common stock.

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  • Today, the Board of Directors of El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE) declared a cash dividend on shares of EE common stock.
  • If the IIF acquisition occurs after June 16, 2020, EE will pay a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.41 per share.
  • If the IIF acquisition occurs after June 16, the regular quarterly cash dividend will be payable on June 30, 2020, in accordance with EEs regular dividend schedule, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 16, 2020.
  • El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 435,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico.

First Bowman Layer Transplant for Keratoconus Performed at Southwest Eye Institute

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:00pm

EL PASO, Texas, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Dr. Ahmed Soliman of the Southwest Eye Institute in El Paso, Texas recently performed the first Bowman layer transplant for keratoconus in the state of Texas, making the Southwest Eye Institute only the second center in the entire United States to offer the groundbreaking procedure, which is a minimally invasive, suture-less alternative to full corneal transplant surgery.

Key Points: 
  • EL PASO, Texas, June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Dr. Ahmed Soliman of the Southwest Eye Institute in El Paso, Texas recently performed the first Bowman layer transplant for keratoconus in the state of Texas, making the Southwest Eye Institute only the second center in the entire United States to offer the groundbreaking procedure, which is a minimally invasive, suture-less alternative to full corneal transplant surgery.
  • Besides Bowman layer transplants, Dr. Soliman and his team at the Southwest Eye Institute offer collagen crosslinking which often stops the progression of the disease, but typically needs to be performed before the corneal changes become too advanced.
  • Dr. Soliman can be reached at the Southwest Eye Institute in El Paso, Texas by phone at (915) 267-2020 or by email info@southwesteye.com .
  • About Southwest Eye Institute: The Southwest Eye Institute is the largest and most comprehensive group of eye specialists in the El Paso, Texas area.

Hunt Heroes Foundation Supports wear blue: run to remember Virtual Memorial Day Event

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 4:33pm

EL PASO, Texas, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Heroes Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Hunt Military Communities (HMC), is excited to announce its support of the wear blue: run to remember Memorial Day event.

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  • EL PASO, Texas, May 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Hunt Heroes Foundation, the non-profit organization founded by Hunt Military Communities (HMC), is excited to announce its support of the wear blue: run to remember Memorial Day event.
  • Since 2018, Hunt Heroes Foundation (HHF) has supported wear blue: run to remember through fundraising, generous donations, and annually supporting this Memorial Day event.
  • Participants are asked to speak their hero's name on Memorial Day and take purposeful steps to serve as a living memorial for those fallen heroes.
  • To find out how you can be more involved in wear blue: run to remember or the Hunt Heroes Foundation, visit www.wearblueruntoremember.org or huntheroesfoundation.org .

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC Donates $20,000 To Richardson-Olmos-Trejo COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 12:03pm

EL PASO, Texas, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Franklin Foods, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-quality confections, nut products, mints and culinary plant-based proteins, is making a one-time $20,000 donation to the Richardson-Olmos-Trejo COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

Key Points: 
  • EL PASO, Texas, May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Franklin Foods, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-quality confections, nut products, mints and culinary plant-based proteins, is making a one-time $20,000 donation to the Richardson-Olmos-Trejo COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
  • "It is critically important to us at Mount Franklin Foods to support our local communities.
  • In these unprecedented times, our family of employees and future employees needs our support more than ever before," states Eloy S. Vallina L., Chairman of the Board for Mount Franklin Foods.
  • Mount Franklin Foods, LLC is a leading North American manufacturer of high-quality confections, nut products, mints, culinary plant-based proteins, bake mixes, powdered beverages and ingredients headquartered in El Paso, Texas.

Triumph Public High Schools Announces Virtual Commencement

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 2:27am

The virtual ceremonies are slated as follows:

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  • The virtual ceremonies are slated as follows:
    Triumph Public High Schools Lubbock June 2, 2020
    Triumph Public High Schools Laredo North and Laredo South - June 3, 2020
    Triumph Public High Schools El Paso East and El Paso West June 4, 2020
    Triumph Public High Schools Rio Grande Valley June 5, 2020
    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the people around the world to change.
  • Using secure, online technology, Triumph Public High Schools will create virtual, customized graduation ceremonies for all their campuses.
  • To make their students' virtual graduation an even more memorable experience, Triumph Public High Schools will send each graduate a Graduation Memory Box prior to each commencement.
  • Triumph Public High Schools are Texas-based, tuition-free, public charter high schools.

El Paso Electric First Quarter 2020 Earnings Release Date

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 10:26pm

El Paso Electric Company (the Company) (NYSE:EE) will release its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • El Paso Electric Company (the Company) (NYSE:EE) will release its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 on Friday, May 8, 2020.
  • For additional information on El Paso Electrics financial results and the pending Merger Agreement, click here .
  • El Paso Electric Company is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 434,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico.
  • Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release, and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement contained herein.

Endeavors Working with the City of El Paso to Assist Homeless Population During COVID-19 Outbreak

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 11:48pm

SAN ANTONIO, April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As of Tuesday, April 14, the City of El Paso authorized the use of two City facilities to function as temporary housing shelters to assist the homeless population during the COVID-19 outbreak, while complying with the Health Authority's social distancing rules.

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  • SAN ANTONIO, April 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As of Tuesday, April 14, the City of El Paso authorized the use of two City facilities to function as temporary housing shelters to assist the homeless population during the COVID-19 outbreak, while complying with the Health Authority's social distancing rules.
  • The facilities are operated by the Opportunity Center for the Homeless with support from the City of El Paso, the Office of Emergency Management, and numerous nonprofit and private sector partners, including Endeavors.
  • Other partners include the Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, El Paso Coalition for the Homeless, the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation, and the United Way of El Paso.
  • "Endeavors is proud to provide our reserve personnel and collaborate with the many other organizations in El Paso who are making this effort happen for our most vulnerable communities.

Easterly Government Properties Acquires 203,269 SF Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration Federal Justice Center in El Paso, TX

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:47pm

An FBI Field Office and a DEA Division Office are both considered the highest field level within their respective organizations.

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  • An FBI Field Office and a DEA Division Office are both considered the highest field level within their respective organizations.
  • Easterly continues to execute on its strategy of owning mission critical real estate leased to the U.S. Federal Government, said William C. Trimble, III, Easterlys CEO.
  • The missions of the FBI and DEA are among the most important of the United States Justice Department.
  • This El Paso joint facility, located right across the border from Ciudad Juarez, provides important federal law enforcement to the region.