has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Larry is living in El Paso, TX and has a little something to say:
|Location:||El Paso, TX|
|Occupation:||Administrative and Support Services|
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Overview of El Paso Posted On: 7/6/2011 11:15:22 AM
El Paso is an enigma. People have been living here for over 400 years. Its people and traditons are older than the rest of Texas. But for the past 50-75 years its had been fairly stagnant. Population stayed fairly level at 175,000 to 200,000+ for nearly 20 of those years between WWI & II. Yet the climate, the people, the traditons and history that made it a culturally rich place remained and remain the same now. Yes, we are somewhat unsophisticated and the tremendous inferiority complex that most residents have about El Paso continues to lurk in our subconscious. Yet ask people who find themselves here due to work, military service or other cirumstance and they will tell you that El Paso and it's people grow on you. It takes time but eventually they either learn to love El Paso or they leave in the first two years. Maybe its because of the weather, or maybe its because El Paso is a place where for more than a century we were a place where you could "live and let live" regardless of your lifestyle or origins. In any regard, a new wave of youthful enthusiasm and entrepreneurship have erupted across the city bringing to a hungry poplace a slew of new dining and drinking and entertainment choices. We're not there yet, but we can see our future getting closer and it is promising.