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Old 06-30-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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and it may actually be the case that well over 25% of them work and shop and use the schools and hospitals here
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but a lot of people want to distance ourselves from Juarez, Mexico and act like it's not actually a big part of El Paso
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There are some who act like we shouldn't have Juarez, Mexico tarnish our great reputation even if we really are all one big city.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Nobody said anything about counting Juarez into El Paso's population or what is the illegal work force count or anything like this. All I said is we have to metros standing side by side using the same streets, polluting the same environment making it that much more crowded and congested, both make it look like one but it really is two cities.
So why throw in such spin when all we are discussing is El Paso's continuous population gains, we couldn't decide or change the rules if the people from Juarez uses our social services infrastructure or not, that is beyond our control.
Now lets please stay on the subject, as for population gain in El Paso county we are almost sure to arrive at the one million mark by the end of this decade, 20 thousand people net gain in one year, that is impressive.
I think that eventually Las Cruces and Dona Ana county will be added the the El Paso MSA stats a whole lot sooner than most think. I mean one needs to go away from El Paso for a couple of decades and come back and see if you can tell the difference, this city is not much of a lay back city anymore.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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Nobody said anything about counting Juarez into El Paso's population or what is the illegal work force count or anything like this. All I said is we have to metros standing side by side using the same streets, polluting the same environment making it that much more crowded and congested, both make it look like one but it really is two cities.
So why throw in such spin when all we are discussing is El Paso's continuous population gains, we couldn't decide or change the rules if the people from Juarez uses our social services infrastructure or not, that is beyond our control.
Now lets please stay on the subject, as for population gain in El Paso county we are almost sure to arrive at the one million mark by the end of this decade, 20 thousand people net gain in one year, that is impressive.
I think that eventually Las Cruces and Dona Ana county will be added the the El Paso MSA stats a whole lot sooner than most think. I mean one needs to go away from El Paso for a couple of decades and come back and see if you can tell the difference, this city is not much of a lay back city anymore.
As someone who grew up there and left in my teens, I can say that El Paso changed most starting in the early to mid 90's; I recall what it was like when I was living there and I can say that being a big city has much more cons than pros. If I were living there, I would not want it to grow so big... but you can't change time I guess.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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As someone who grew up there and left in my teens, I can say that El Paso changed most starting in the early to mid 90's; I recall what it was like when I was living there and I can say that being a big city has much more cons than pros. If I were living there, I would not want it to grow so big... but you can't change time I guess.
And it's really sad that so many of the historic buildings downtown have burned. I'm sure new and bigger ones will be put in those empty spaces but it's just one more sign that the Old El Paso is gone. You're right, it's been gone since about that mid-90's time.

There was a time when people here would have hated to see so much carving up of the mountain but now it seems that everyone is thrilled to see it happening.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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As someone who grew up there and left in my teens, I can say that El Paso changed most starting in the early to mid 90's; I recall what it was like when I was living there and I can say that being a big city has much more cons than pros. If I were living there, I would not want it to grow so big... but you can't change time I guess.
To each and all of us El Paso has changed and grown during our life time, I was away all during the 90's up till 2010; Yes I can see the big difference and when people ask me, how does El Paso look to you now since you were away? I say to them, where did all these new people come from, and whats up with all the traffic, it wasn't this way before I left. I agree with you about the growing part, unfortunately it is out of our control,El Paso can only grow out so much, but within it they will always find room to build something.

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