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12/26/2007 Volume 2, Issue 10 Contact Us

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    Holiday Travel Tips

    El Paso International Airport would like to advise all travelers that Airlines recommend all passengers arrive one and a half to two hours before departure. Early arrival time is necessary in order to facilitate the screening process handled by the Transportation Security Administration. Heavy travel volumes and the enhanced security process may mean longer lines at security checkpoints. TSA works with airlines and airports to anticipate peak traffic and be ready for the traveling public.
    Before you go…
    Visit for all the latest security policies.

    Holiday Travel Tips

    Pack 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume); 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.
    If in doubt, put your liquids in checked luggage.
    • Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint.
    • All footwear must be removed for X-ray screening. Wearing footwear that can be easily removed helps. Pack valuables such as keys, jewelry, cash and electronics, as well as fragile items, in your carry-on.
    • Avoid wearing accessories that contain metal, which will set off the metal detector.
    • Put all undeveloped film in your carry-on bag, because checked baggage screening equipment may damage film.
    • Do not wrap gifts. Security officers may have to search contents for packages.
    • Remove your outer coat, suit coat, jacket or blazer to place in bin for X-ray.
    • If carrying a firearm, please check with your airline for appropriate procedures.
    For questions visit or TSA
    Contact Center toll-free at (866) 289-9673

    Upcoming City Meetings & Events:
    • For a listing of City Meetings, City Council Meetings or community meetings.
      Read more....

    • To find out what City events are happening in a neighborhood near you, visit the City Events Calendar.

    Major Issues:
    • Property Tax Information
      REMEMBER: Property taxes are due on January 31, 2008.
    • Holiday Trash Pick-Up
      Important notice for Tuesday customers.
    • Understanding the Effects of Lead Exposure
      The City of El Paso believes that operation of a copper smelter within the City poses an unacceptable environmental risk and health threat to the community.
    • Proposed FEMA FIRM Revisions: Appeal/Protest Period Begins
      Effective December 20, 2007, FEMA has instituted the 90-day appeal and protest period for residents and property owners who would like to provide scientific or technical information refuting the proposed changes to the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

    Development & Infrastructure:
    • Copper Queen Improvements Begin
      An additional project with a focus on enhancing stormwater management, the Copper Queen Storm System Improvements Project began recently as part of the Storm 2006 Capital Project.
    • Sixth Avenue Street & Drainage Improvements, Phase II
      Effective December 3, 2007, a project providing various street & drainage improvements to Sixth Avenue hit the streets. As part of the second phase of construction, Sixth Avenue will be closed to traffic from Tays to Cotton in order to expedite the project.
    • SmartCode OnSite Workshop to take place
      The City of El Paso in conjunction with PlaceMakers, LLC will host a FREE workshop on SmartCode January 11, 2008 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Main Library located at 501 N. Oregon.

    • Ride Sun Metro to the Game!!
      Ride Sun Metro to the Game!!Make your trip to this year's Sun Bowl on Sun Metro!

    • El Paso International Airport Art Windows of El Paso Presents the works of Carmen Navar
      El Paso International Airport Art Windows of El Paso Presents the works of Carmen Navar El Paso International Airport in collaboration with the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department presented the works of local Artist Carmen Navar at the Art Windows of El Paso

    Quality of Life:
    • Binational 2008, El Paso Museum of Art - Museo de Arte Ciudad Juárez
      The EPMA Binational 2008 juried exhibition will take place at the El Paso Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte in Juárez.
    • EPMA Seeks Volunteer Docents
      Do you want to learn about art and share what you know with others? Interested in volunteering in a museum atmosphere?
    • Christmas Comes Early at the El Paso Zoo! Siamang Parents taking care of New Baby!
      Christmas Comes Early at the El Paso Zoo! Siamang Parents taking care of New Baby!The El Paso Zoo is happy to announce the birth of a baby Siamang!

    • El Paso Zoo Director Steve Marshall Participates in a Conservation Mission
      El Paso Zoo Director Steve Marshall Participates in a Conservation MissionEl Paso Zoo Director Steve Marshall just returned from Mexico last week, after participating in a conservation effort for one of the most endangered mammals in North America; the Black-footed Ferret.
    • Lifeguard and Water Safety Training
      The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be offering various training for Lifeguards in certification throughout the city in the coming months.
    • Parks and Recreation News
      Learn more about what the Parks and Recreation Department is doing for the community.
    • Recreation & Senior Center Activities
      Parks & Recreation centers offer a wide array of services for the community. Find out what's happening at a center near you.
    • Forgot Your Zoo Membership?
      Forgot Your Zoo Membership? As Leo knows, it's never too late!!

    • GOING PLACES, Explore early 19th-century travel - Through January 7, 2008
      Catch this wonderful exhibit before Going Places is GONE!

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