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Whispers: Wedding gifts!

Submitted by blueandred on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 21:51

A few months back, we mentioned that Lane Gaddy and Allison Glass were married in San Miguel de Allende in August.

Now we hear that rather than give them wedding presents, the couple asked friends and family to make contributions to the FEMAP Foundation to help the non-profit’s capital campaign and to create scholarships for its new nursing school.

Gaddy, president of W Silver Recycling, is leading the restoration of several historic buildings in Downtown El Paso. Glass works out of El Paso for a major sports clothing and accessories company.

They’re No. 1!

Good news for the Gage! The ultra-charming Gage Hotel in Marathon was named the No. 1 hotel in Texas in the recent Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Here’s the El Paso connection: The Gage was designed and built in 1926 by Henry Trost, El Paso’s great architect. It was empty in 1978 when Houston oilman J.P. Bryan bought the hotel and then spent 30 years and mucho bucks restoring its Spanish-style splendor. Along the way, it’s brought life and business back to the little town of Marathon.


UTEP President Diana Natalicio is on the long list of people nominated for Texan of the Year, an award given out by the Dallas Morning News. She made the list for UTEP’s growth and achievements since she became president in 1988.

Other nominees include former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Now president of the Boy Scouts of America, he led the organization as it ended its ban on gay adults as Scout leaders.

Also nominated: Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of the HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” which is based in Waco. They’re credited with showing the city in a new light, while building several local businesses and raising four kids.

Flip this!

Speaking of HGTV, the hosts of another home renovation show, “Flip or Flop,” are coming to El Paso. Tarek and Christina El Moussa are hosting free sessions Nov. 22 and 24 about how to buy a house, fix it up and sell it. At a profit.

Of course, they work in Southern California, where the housing market is a little more expensive.Read more at: |