El Paso Times


El Paso Times
El Paso Times Logo.png
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorTim Archuleta
Headquarters500 W. Overland St., Suite 150
El Paso, TX 79901
United States
Circulation65,247 daily

The El Paso Times is the newspaper for the US city of El Paso, Texas. 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 circulation with the rise of the internet, the El Paso Times has recently expanded its online capabilities and introduced continuous online updates.

Times prices are $1.50 daily and $2 Sunday. For the Thanksgiving Day/Black Friday Ads edition, its cost is $5.


El Paso Times' logo until 2020

The paper was founded in 1881 by Marcellus Washington Carrico. The Times first published April 2, 1881. It originally started out as a weekly but within a year's time, it became the daily newspaper for the frontier town.

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 Group.[4] In 2015, Gannett acquired full ownership of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership from MediaNews successor Digital First Media.[5] Later that year, Gannett split into two, with one having broadcasting and digital properties (Tegna) and another with newspapers (the new Gannett). The latter retained the Times.

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 University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) coverage
  • Business: local and national business news
  • Living: local and national feature stories including rotating sections covering senior citizens, religion, popular culture, the arts, books, health, home decor, entertainment news, local music and fashion
  • Tiempo: a weekly entertainment guide, published on Fridays, which includes concerts, movies, galleries, restaurant reviews and other entertainment related stories
  • Hot Ticket: published every Wednesday

Other publications

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:

  • Trish Long, Archives
  • Aaron Martinez, Courts
  • Daniel Borunda, Police/Crime
  • Molly Smith, Education
  • Vic Kolenc, Business
  • Maria Cortes Gonzalez, Religion/Entertainment
  • Felix Chavez, High School Sports
  • Bret Bloomquist, UTEP Sports
  • Lauren Villagran, Immigration


  • Mark Lambie
  • Briana Sanchez

Digital producers

  • Sarah Ann Dueñas
  • Aaron Bedoya

Former staff


  1. ^ "Total Circ for US Newspapers". accessabc.com. Alliance for Audited Media. Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. ^ Romero, Simon (May 27, 2003). "Shaking Up Journalism in El Paso". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "Media empires form Texas-New Mexico partnership". bizjournals.com. March 17, 2003. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "8 N.M. Newspapers In Partnership Deal". Albuquerque Journal. December 2, 2005. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  5. ^ "Gannett acquires complete ownership of Texas-New Mexico Newspaper Partnership from Digital First Media". talkingnewmedia.com. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  6. ^ Hinojosa, Alex (2014-08-16). "Barbara Funkhouser, former El Paso Times editor, dies at 84". El Paso Times. Gannett. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  7. ^ "Zahira Torres becomes second woman, first Latina to lead the Times". El Paso Times. Gannett. October 21, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  8. ^ "W. E. 'Pete' Snelson (1923-2014)". The Odessa American. Retrieved May 1, 2014.

External links

  • Official website
  • El Paso Times at Portal to Texas History