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.
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.
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.