Leon Metz: Some El Paso streets are n...

Leon Metz: Some El Paso streets are named for stagecoach routes

There are 17 comments on the El Paso Times story from Sep 13, 2009, titled Leon Metz: Some El Paso streets are named for stagecoach routes. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

While thumbing through my personal library, I came across a a book titled, "El Paso: A Centennial Portrait," published by the El Paso County Historical Society in 1973.

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Cool Breeze

Hauppauge, NY

#1 Sep 14, 2009
Leon, Leon, Leon, it's time for your quill pen to go the way of Ted Bender's bowtie, Sir.

You used to "Bring It", but this story's not your normal work. Pretty bland taco sauce there, Big Guy......
The part about the former names of streets, and the reasons for their name change is cool, but unless you're a mailman, the UPS guy, or a census taker; the other streets named aren't interesting at all. No historical events.

I did learn today what a pompous, self-centered, self-serving person Anson Mills was. The Mills Building should've been my first clue.......

Look, Buddy, you've got to make mention of the spelling of Bagdad Street, or you lose "street cred" with the educators and the military.

After Chris Fox and Saul Kleinfield passed, you inherited the title of Mr El Paso, in my social circle. Frank Mangan got a couple of votes, but you're the man!

Tell us more about downtown El Paso prior to the "raping" of it to make room for Interstate 10, in the 1960's. Tell us about the neighborhoods that were lost under the asphalt of "The Shortcut to Bankruptcy".(I-10 from exit 0 to exit 37)

Right now we need some positive stories about the area around Austin High School. Agree?

How about some history on the buildings that stand empty, or under-utilized downtown? Tell us about a more prosperous time in our fair city, prior to the Twin Plant Concept (Maquila Madness).

We need some positive stories right now about when jobs were plentiful in El Paso, and everyone was gainfully employed, or in the process of it through school or the military.

Leon, you're the only one that can get us out of this somber mood and can re-instill El Paso Pride in each and every one of us.

p.s. Drop this slogan: El Paso Pride - I'm full of it!
It leaves you wide open for ridicule, Sir!

Buena Suerte, que Dios te Bendiga, y no tomes en serio mi primer comentario! Es en broma, porque tu eres un hombre que merece respeto. Gracias por todos tus esfuerzos en la educacion de nuestros familiares y vecinos tocante la historia de nuestra comunidad querida!
Pointless

El Paso, TX

#2 Sep 14, 2009
It seems that El Paso Times needed to fill up an empty page. . . what a bad article, Leon.
jones

United States

#3 Sep 14, 2009
It is scary to read some of the moronic comments on Leon's story. What is even more scarier is that these people are raising or have raised children and are voters! There is medication available.
El Mike

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Sep 14, 2009
I thought it was pretty cool... I had never known about the street names being named after any event or person. I guess its better reading this than seeing just another lame a** ad in the paper.
Contorsia Von Schtupp

El Paso, TX

#6 Sep 14, 2009
Poor man leave him the hell alone, He has the beginning stages of Alzheimers and even with that he is far more brilliant than 95% of El Pasoans.
Contorsia Von Schtupp

El Paso, TX

#7 Sep 14, 2009
I thought it was an adorable article.

And I live on Cupid, too so all you haters and your street cred b.s. shove that up your a#$ and smoke it.

Morons
Cool Arrow

Hauppauge, NY

#8 Sep 14, 2009
Easy there, Cuntorsia!

Put the crack pipe down, breathe slowly, dial 911, and you'll be ok..........

The only one that's "hating" is you - and now me.
You bring out the very best in people Ms Von Stupe!
Contorsia Von Schtupp

El Paso, TX

#9 Sep 14, 2009
Cool Arrow wrote:
Easy there, Cuntorsia!
Put the crack pipe down, breathe slowly, dial 911, and you'll be ok..........
The only one that's "hating" is you - and now me.
You bring out the very best in people Ms Von Stupe!
So says the Culero!
Contorsia Von Schtupp

El Paso, TX

#10 Sep 14, 2009
Cool Arrow wrote:
Easy there, Cuntorsia!
Put the crack pipe down, breathe slowly, dial 911, and you'll be ok..........
The only one that's "hating" is you - and now me.
You bring out the very best in people Ms Von Stupe!
And you know you're jealous of my great and wonderful knack for bringing out the best in people.

I'm grate and you know it. Culero.
Rey

AOL

#11 Sep 14, 2009
I dont know this gentleman. I will say, I have never lived in or been to a town that has so many streets named after so many people. You kinda killed the whole idea of honoring people.
Pancho Villa

United States

#12 Sep 14, 2009
Contorsia Von Schtupp wrote:
I thought it was an adorable article.
And I live on Cupid, too so all you haters and your street cred b.s. shove that up your a#$ and smoke it.
Morons
Amen!!!! and if they name a street after you all the critics you know where to shove the post.
Other Ideas

El Paso, TX

#13 Sep 14, 2009
There has been lots of noise from our Governor about Secession. I know there isn't anything in the US or State Consitution or the annexation of Texas about Texas right of secession. Would love to have some history of where Texas gets this wild idea from.

Also curious about El Paso as it related to East Texas when Texas was a Republic. Little is said in most Texas history books about El Paso during this time.

I appreciate what Leon Metz writes. Seems like he is the only local person that adds some culture to those that live in EP now.
Lou

El Paso, TX

#14 Sep 14, 2009
How about a Leon Metz street? That would be a great addition to this city.

Thanks for your work Mr. Metz, you are a kind person, as well as a great historian.
Darth Vader

San Antonio, TX

#15 Sep 14, 2009
Contorsia Von Schtupp wrote:
I thought it was an adorable article.
And I live on Cupid, too so all you haters and your street cred b.s. shove that up your a#$ and smoke it.
Morons
I heard they were going to name a street after you. It was going to be called "Crapper Alley" That way people will think of you...
Rebel6

United States

#16 Sep 15, 2009
Leon Metz needs a ghostwriter to put his ideas on paper for him. All those wonderful historical thoughts are still in his brain somewhere but getting them organized is too challenging for an old person.

Of course, our daily rag, the Times, needs help as bad as Leon.
David Duke

United States

#17 Sep 17, 2009
I think a street should be named after me.
Jim Maynard

United States

#18 Sep 17, 2009
Lou wrote:
How about a Leon Metz street? That would be a great addition to this city.
Thanks for your work Mr. Metz, you are a kind person, as well as a great historian.
A terrific idea. The problem with this idea is that he's not a politician or a basketball coach -- the only types of people that most of this town admires.

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