El Paso Times

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El Paso Times logo
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Gannett
Editor Zahira Torres
Founded 1881
Headquarters 500 W. Overland St Suite 150
El Paso, TX 79901
United States
Circulation 65,247 daily
Website elpasotimes.com

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 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 which is published across the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. 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.[2] In 2003, Gannett and MediaNews Group formed a partnership between the Times and MediaNews' New Mexico papers, with Gannett as the managing partner.[3] 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.[4] In 2015, Gannett acquired full ownership of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership from MediaNews successor Digital First Media.[5]

Barbara Funkhouser served as editor of the El Paso Times from 1980 to 1986, the first woman to hold that position.[6] Zahira Torres became the editor of the paper in 2017, making her the second woman and first Latina to lead the El Paso Times. [7]


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.

Other publications[edit]

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


Ruben Ramirez

Mark Lambie

Rudy Gutierrez

Victor Calzada

Digital producers[edit]

Sarah Ann Dueñas

Robert Gutierrez

Sara Sanchez

Former staff[edit]


Times prices are $1.50 daily & $2 Sunday/Thanksgiving Day.


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