Only in El Paso


Season 1

Episode 10: Plaza Classic Film Festival - Ryan Riddle

Episode 9: Jay J. Armes: An El Paso Legend - Robert Tibuni, Jr.

Episode 8: Conjuntos Nortenos - John Leo De Frank

Episode 7: Paranormal El Paso - Ramon Villa

Episode 6: Hike & Bike - Marcus Seegers

Episode 5: El Paso Food Entrepreneurs - Jesus Nuñez

Episode 4: Sonic Ranch - Meagan O’Toole Pitts and Alan Esparza

Episode 3: Coming Home - Peter Svarzbein

Episode 2: Downtown Art & Farmers Market - Tony Dueñez

Episode 1: Barrio Skateshop - Luis Galindo

Project Overview

Destination El Paso and KCOS, El Paso's PBS station, have teamed up with PBS Digital Studios to launch a new digital web series called, "Only in El Paso" a collection of 10 short episodes produced by 10 talented El Paso digital storytellers.

Each episode will tell a unique and positive story about someone or something that can be experienced Only in El Paso. Digital storytellers are documenting specific stories covering a variety of themes such as the arts scene, food, traditions, music, living on the border, economic growth, local attractions or being bicultural.

We've created this Only in El Paso series so that El Pasoans can tell their own stories of our community, and share what they want locals and visitors to know about El Paso from an insider perspective. Recently, public media productions like One Square Mile: Texas, The Daytripper, and even NPR have shared their own takes on El Paso, but it's time for more of us to tell the El Paso stories of our own choosing.

We received nearly 30 applications from El Paso area digital storytellers with tons of great stories that they are all excited to share with you and the world. We narrowed it down to 10 based on their story ideas, video clips, and passion for the project.

The Impact

If you live in El Paso, or grew up here, you know that El Paso has a lot to offer and hundreds of years of culture and history. We want to tell the stories we are proud of and capture the flavor and variety of the people that make El Paso so unique.

Each of these 10 short videos, once produced, will be shared via KCOS and Destination El Paso, and also through the PBS Digital Studios YouTube Channel. The series will premiere in July 2014 with the release of a new episode each week.


Thanks to our sponsors The Fountains at Farah, Spectrum Solutions, Texas Gas Service, and of course to all the supporters of the Only in El Paso project that helped fund this season of episodes to make it a success. The raised funds have allowed us to pay the stipends for each digital storyteller and purchase some crucial editing and filming equipment for this and future projects.

Other Ways You Can Help

Didn’t get a chance to help us fund the project? No problem. Continue to support the Only in El Paso project by spreading the word! On Wednesday, July 9th our first episode will launch, and then a new episode will launch each Wednesday for the following 9 weeks.

Visit our Only in El Paso YouTube Channel to view the webseries episodes and make sure to like our Facebook page for additional updates related to the series.