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Border Patrol Testing Body Cameras

roadThe United States Border Patrol is taking part in a 90-day testing period for body cameras in areas including Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Michigan, and Washington. The testing period comes after a long list of complaints about use of force against illegal immigrants.

“The Border Patrol anticipates the use of this equipment will also allow our community members to have more insight as to what our agents do on a daily basis and what challenges they face,” the US Customs and Border Protection agency told ABC-7.

After the test, the agency plans to analyze legal, privacy, and policy issues that arise. The cameras work for around four to six hours and can be worn on the head or chest. After an initial review of cases involving force and misconduct by agents and inspectors since 2009, new internal affairs head Mark Morgan found 155 that merited further investigations.

Vicki Gaueca, director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights welcomes the use of body cameras. “[The cameras] will help protect abuse victims, and if used appropriately these cameras will help ensure that CBP’s interaction with community members is fair and lawful.”

We at Crawford Buick GMC hope this approach will make law enforcement safer and fairer for everyone.

A List of February Events in El Paso

As the county seat for El Paso County, our beautiful city has plenty of cultural events to offer. For those looking to spice things up—or for a great Valentine’s Day date idea—we at Crawford Buick GMC have decided to gather a list of February events in El Paso. Ranging from art shows to fundraising events and dinners, the options in our great city are endless. Here is just a taste of what El Paso has to offer!

Western Impressions Award Show and Sale
When: February 8th
Where: The Crossland Gallery
Admission: Free
Activities: Gather to view amazing art created by local artists

Guys and Dolls
When: February 11th at 7:30 PM
Where: Plaza Theater
Admission: Varies depending on seat
Activities: See the famous play acted out by local actors

Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Crawford Buick GMC!

Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Check Diner Concert Show
When: February 14th at 5:00 PM
Where: Socorro Entertainment Center
Admission: $25
Activities: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Jerry Lee Lewis and Chubby Checkers, while also enjoying a wonderful dinner

Valentine’s Day Ghost Tour
When: February 14th from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Ghosts915 Paranormal Research Center
Admission: $15
Activities: Get spooky on Valentine’s Day with this local ghost tour!

Lake Lucero Tours
When: February 28th at 2:00 PM
Where: White Sands National Monument
Admission: $4 for children and $8 for adults
Activities: Enjoy a tour of Lake Lucero with a ranger and learn about the formation of the white sands

If you have any February events in El Paso you would like to share, mention them in the comments below!

January Events in El Paso

Many people feel a general let down once January rolls around—all the fun from the holidays are over and we just have a long winter ahead of us. Luckily, down here in El Paso, winters stay reasonably mild, so there are still plenty of things to do both inside and out. Here are a few January events in El Paso which Crawford Buick GMC believes will keep your spirits up.

  • Sunset Strolls. If you love the scenic nature of our natural environment, head to the White Sands National Monument any evening between 4:15 PM and 5:15 PM now through January 16th. There you can take part in a sunset stroll.
  • Flamenco Class. Many people turn the New Year into a learning experience. If that’s what you’re looking for, take part in the Flamenco class at the El Paso Museum of History. This class runs from January 8th through February 26th from 6:00-7:00 PM.
  • Chicago the Musical. In the mood for some great entertainment? The Plaza Theatre will be presenting Chicago the Musical January 13th and 14th at 7:30 PM.
  • Digital Photography Class. The El Paso Museum of History has a wide range of learning opportunities, including a Digital Photography Fundamentals class running from January 15th through March 5th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
  • UTEP Basketball. You can always catch the Miners’ Basketball Team in-action! Visit UTEP Athletics’ website for their full schedule.

Do you have any January events in the El Paso areas to recommend?

What to do in El Paso this December

Holiday
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Crawford Buick GMC!

There’s plenty to do around here in El Paso, and we at Crawford Buick GMC would love to help you discover it. Here’s a simple list of what to do in El Paso this December designed to help you spice up your month.

The entire month of December, up through January, and well into February, the La Vina Farmer’s Market will be going on at the La Vina Winery. What’s better than a nice wine and farmer’s market goods to celebrate the holidays, especially with so many people coming to your house?

December 13th brings in the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. The ceremony features service members from all branches of the military laying down wreaths as a tribute to the fallen soldiers who are buried at the cemetery.

Also on the 13th is the Wheels of Joy—a Children’s Fundraising Event, which features a car show, food vendors, a Nerf Gun Battle, as well as other physical challenges. There are mini seminars centered on anti-bullying as well as hourly prizes and raffles. This year’s beneficiaries of the donations are: The Reynolds Home, STARS (Sexual Trauma and Assault Response Services), Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Orphanage, and Children in Chihuahua Historic Neighborhood.

Looking to entertain the kiddos this holiday season? December 14th at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, there will be a showing of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol—the first animated Christmas special, originally broadcast in 1962. Complimentary popcorn will be provided, as well as discourse with historian Jay Duncan.

Is Mom looking for a way to relax during this often-stressful season? How about Martinis, Manicures & Music at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing? This pampering will help to unwind as the holiday season is on the upswing.

Celebrate the Holidays with These November Events in El Paso!

November Events in El Paso
Happy Thanksgiving from Crawford Buick GMC!

November is the start of the holiday season—not only is it the month of Thanksgiving, but it also is also known as the month to get your gift shopping done for the December holidays. To celebrate this month right, make sure you check out some November events in El Paso and start your holidays off right!

Wednesday, November 19
What: Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Where: Trinity-First Methodist Church
When: 6:30 PM
Activities: Play time in the gym commencing at 6:30, followed by a screening of the movie and a Charlie Brown Meal (including popcorn, buttered toast, jelly beans, pretzels, and ice cream sundaes). For children ages 3-11
Contact: 915-533-2674

Saturday, November 22
What: Riverside Ranger Band 5K Race and 1-mile Fun Walk
Where: Ascarate Park
When: 9:00AM for packet pickup
Activities: A competitive 5K run and 1-mile fun walk
Contact: Sean Kilkenny at 915-434-7295 or this website

What: Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Where: Galatzan Recreation Center
When: 9:00AM
Activities: Browse local arts & crafts vendors, purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind products
Contact: 915-581-5182

What: Trailblazers Outdoor Skills Workshop
Where: Armijo Recreation Center and Park
When: 10:30 AM
Activities: Learning opportunity for youth ages 8-18 to discover skills in camping and archery
Contact: Carlos A. Rodriguez at 915-544-5436

Thursday, November 27
What: YMCA of El Paso Turkey Trot
Where: 808 Montana Avenue
When: 7:15AM
Activities: A 5K competitive run, 3K Fun Walk, and Team Challenge
Contact: Email randy.wastradowski@elpasoymca.org

For more information on November events in El Paso, contact Crawford Buick GMC today!

Get Your Sugar Rush with These Halloween Events in El Paso

Halloween Events in El Paso
Happy Halloween from Crawford Buick GMC!

Halloween is just around the corner—do you know what you’re going to be doing on the scariest night of the year? Whether you are looking to go pumpkin picking or foR a bit of a scare, there are plenty of Halloween events in El Paso that will fit your plans. So, here is a Halloween treat (not trick) for you! Enjoy this list of Halloween events and contact Crawford Buick GMC if you have any questions!

Kid Friendly Events

Trick or Treat Off the Street
Bassett Place Mall
Wednesday, October 31, 4pm to 6pm

El Paso Sheriff’s Office Haunted House
El Paso Sheriff’s Office
October 4-31, 5pm to 11pm on Monday through Friday; 2pm to 11pm Saturday and Sunday.

La Union Pumpkin Fest Day
La Union Corn Maze
October 20, 7am to 10am

Boo at the Zoo
El Paso Zoo
October 27-28 10am to 4pm

Events For the Older Bunch

Terror Trail
WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm to midnight; Sunday 7:30pm to 10pm

Adventure Zone’s Haunted House
Adventure Zone
Thursday-Sunday until October 31

Electronic Voodoo El Paso
Buchanan’s Event Centre
October 26

Downtown Glow
Cleveland Square Park, Franklin Ave.
October 31

El Paso Events and Information!

Looking for something to do in El Paso, Texas? You have come to right place! Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we are passionate about our community and are happy to let you know of some great events coming up in our area. From concerts to sporting events, there is something for everyone here in El Paso.

Upcoming Concerts, Shows, Sporting Events, and other Activities:

  • El Paso EventsThe Terror Trail Haunted House will be open through October 31st if you are looking for some chilling Halloween Fun.
  • Skrillex, of the electronic dance and post-hardcore genres, is coming to the El Paso Convention & Performing Arts Center on October 6th.
  • Judas Priest & Steel Panther of the rock genre is coming to the Don Haskins Center of UTEP on November 8th.
  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming to the Pan Amercian Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, just a short drive from El Paso on December 1st.
  • UTEP home football games: October 11th vs. Old Dominion, November 1st vs. Southern Miss, November 15th vs. North Texas, and November 29th vs. Middle Tennessee.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend in El Paso, be sure to check out the El Paso Times for more upcoming events and information!

Our Top Three Things to Do in El Paso

There’s a lot of things to do in El Paso—so much, in fact, that it’s easy to get lost in it all. To simplify things a bit, we’ve put together our top three favorite activities to share with you.

So here it is: the top three things to do in El Paso, Crawford Buick GMC Edition:

  1. One of our favorite places at El Paso is the Hueco Tanks State Historic Site. It spans for more than 860 acres and features large rock basins—“huecos”—that have supplied water to the desert-like region for centuries. Rock climbing, hiking, bird watching, studying nature, and picnicking are just a few of the activities to enjoy!
  2. If you’ve got kids, you’ll definitely want to stop by Bob-O’s Family Fun Center at least once to have an unforgettable family time. There’s bumper boats, go-karts, arcade games, and laser tag—the kids will love it!
  3. The El Paso Plaza Theater is one of the best places to enjoy a concert or theater performance. From the lobby and the patio room to the performance hall and the salon, the Plaza Theater features dazzlingly beautiful construction and a vibrant atmosphere that can make any concert or musical a memorable experience.

Step Up Into a New GMC Sierra!

Step Up into a New GMC Sierra
2014 GMC Sierra Available at Crawford Buick GMC

The GMC Sierra pickup truck has long made headlines for its luxurious look and feel while maintaining excellent work and power capabilities, and the 2014 Sierra carries on this tradition. This February at Crawford Buick GMC, you can step up into a new 2014 GMC Sierra!

The GMC Sierra recently won KBB.com’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award based on the truck’s ability to offer lower depreciation costs, fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, and maintenance costs than similar vehicles within its class.

Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is a trusted source used by the automotive industry to determine the value of used or pre-owned vehicles currently on the market. Winning an award from KBB is an honor, and the 2014 GMC Sierra definitely deserves the title!

Step Up into a new GMC SierraCrawford Buick GMC is your TRUE TRUCK STORE! If you are looking for an award-winning truck, look no further than the 2014 GMC Sierra! With just two years of scheduled maintenance, February is a great time to look into purchasing a new Sierra! Check out our offers below and give us a call at (915) 613-2025 to learn more!

Current offers at Crawford Buick GMC in El Paso, Texas include:

  • 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab for $249/month*
  • 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab for $329/month*
  • 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab for $199/month*

*Please see dealer for full details.

Crawford Buick GMC Is Your GM Business Elite Dealer

Business Elite
GMC Savana & GMC Sierra

Here at Crawford Buick GMC, we’ve been providing our customers with the best vehicles GM has to offer for over 40 years. But did you also know we’re the ONLY GM Business Elite dealer in and around El Paso with perfect solutions for your business’s commercial vehicle needs?

Our Business Elite service specializes in providing you with the customized care and specialized attention required to outfit you with a fleet that caters to your business’s needs.

An expert account specialist will work step by step with your organization to ensure you receive the upfits and vehicles you need; and on-site delivery makes the whole process almost too easy.

Business Elite
Crawford Buick GMC is the only Business Elite Dealer in El Paso

Express Business Service promises extended hours. We work around your schedule and offer around-the-clock towing and work-ready loaners should the need arise.

Our Business Choice Maintenance program guarantees routine maintenance for two years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Here at Crawford, we are committed to giving our customers, and their businesses, the best. That’s why we’re your only GM Business Elite dealer.