COMMUNITY INPUT

  • ASARCO Community Meeting

    A community meeting was held on February 26th in the main downtown library. There was a presentation to inform the public of the logistics of the stack demolition, health & safety protocols and road closures. The entire meeting presentation is available to download from our website. Thank you to all stakeholders that participated in the meeting.

  • ASARCO Community Meeting

    A community meeting was held on November 3rd in the main downtown library. There was a presentation on project progress, community outreach, demolition, and the stack demolition delay. The entire meeting presentation is available to download from our website. Thank you to all stakeholders that participated in the meeting.

    • ASARCO Community Meeting
  • Policy Wonks Episodes 4 and 5: ASARCO

    The Community Scholars Group has created various webcasts regarding the Former ASARCO Smelter Site. Please click below to view these webcasts.

    Episode 4

    Episode 5

  • Site Documentary by a Local Historian

    Jackson Polk, a local documentarian, radio host and historian, has been filming the El Paso smelter demolition project. Mr. Polk is with Capstone Productions and is creating a documentary for The El Paso County Historical Commission and The El Paso County Historical Society.

  • Site Visit by the El Paso Historical Commission

    The El Paso Historical Commission was on Site to review any additional items that they would want preserved prior to demolition. The Trust is agreeable to this and is working with the Commission to preserve these various items.

  • Site Tour for City Officials

    The Site Trustee recently hosted Representative Byrd and Representative Ortega on the Site this past month. With them were two local government managers from New Zealand who were in town to specifically to see how El Paso is addressing environmental and sustainability issues.

  • El Paso Times Poll: Arroyos near Asarco

    “Do you think arroyos near the Asarco plant should be cleaned up?” Read story

    44.97% – Yes, clean up everything there.
    28.44% – Yes, bring back nature to the area.
    6.643% – Yes, but the cost is too high.
    9.880% – No, it’s a waste of money.
    10.05% – No, use the money for other things.

    Poll Results by El Paso Times, Inc. (587 Votes)

  • Site Trustee was Invited to Speak at Monthly El Paso Council of Engineering Companies Meeting

    The Site Trustee presented to the EP Council of Engineering Companies at the Coronado Country Club. The presentation covered community outreach, asset recovery, remedy development, data evaluation and records review, and the status of the proposal for Parker Brothers Arroyo.

    • Site Trustee speaking at the El Paso Council of Engineering Companies Meeting

      Site Trustee speaking at the El Paso Council of Engineering Companies Meeting

  • Site Trustee was Invited to Speak at the Open Space Advisory Forum

    The Site Trustee presented to the Open Space Advisory Committee at City Hall. The presentation covered community outreach, asset recovery, remedy development, data evaluation and records review, and the status of the proposal for Parker Brothers Arroyo.

    • Site Trustee speaking at the Open Space Advisory Forum

      Site Trustee speaking at the Open Space Advisory Forum

  • Site Tour with EPA and the Ex-ASARCO Group

    Both EPA and the Ex-ASARCO Group toured the Site on February 25, 2011 with the Site Trustee.

  • UTEP Survey

    Survey results from the January 28th “OUR EL PASO 2020: BUILDING A VISION” meeting that was hosted by the UTEP student government association and Senator Shapleigh

    UTEP Student Survey
    Click to view.

    NOTE: During the meeting a 4-question survey was distributed by UTEP. Please note that the survey was created by UTEP and done independently of the Texas Custodial Trust. However, the Texas Custodial Trust is currently soliciting feedback from all stakeholders on the potential end use of the property.

  • Site Trustee Donates Historical Materials to UTEP Special Collections Dept.

    The Site Trustee has donated various Site materials to the UTEP Special Collections Department. Materials included historical documents, photographs, pay ledgers, hand‐drawn architectural drawings and maps.

    • Site Trustee signs deed of gift.

      Site Trustee signs deed of gift.

    • UTEP staff handles oversized photos and blueprints.

      UTEP staff handles oversized photos and blueprints.

    Photographer: Yvette Delgado

  • Could El Paso become a model of thoughtful smart growth planning?

    Kaid Benfield’s Blog – Click here to read the blog post.

  • Site Trustee Hosts 1st UTEP Faculty Forum

    The first faculty forum was held on December 6, 2010. The purpose of the forum is to exchange ideas and potential technologies for the Site and to provide an avenue for research for UTEP students. Currently, forums are scheduled to be held every quarter.

    • First UTEP Faculty ForumFirst UTEP Faculty Forum
  • ASARCO Community Meeting

    A Community Meeting was held on October 19th in the main library. There was a presentation on progress in the last 10 months, community outreach, site characterization, demolition, and Parker Brothers arroyo. The entire meeting presentation is available on our website. Please click here to view this presentation. Thank you to all stakeholders that participated in the meeting. Additionally, if you would like to view the demolition animation or 3D data stills, please visit the ‘Site Information’ page and click on Community Meeting – Texas Custodial Trust Activities Update, October 19, 2010

  • Stack Survey Results

    “Should we demolish the stacks?”

    Yes = 64.71%
    No = 32.14%
    Undecided = 3.14%

    Poll Results by El Paso Times, Inc. (955 Total Votes)

  • Community Scholars Report

    The Community Scholars have created a report on the former ASARCO Site that is an in-depth study of brownfield redevelopment nationwide in order to make a formal recommendation for the development of the Asarco site.

    Community Scholars Report: Smelting the Past, Refining the Future – The ASARCO Redevelopment Process, October 2010

  • UTEP Student Internships – ASARCO Remediation Project

    The Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM) at UTEP invites applicants for Student Internships with the engineering firm, Malcolm Pirnie, in El Paso to work on the ASARCO Remediation Project. Three internships are available, one each in the following general areas:

    • Demolition engineering, materials re-use, and asset marketing
    • Soil remediation and solid waste management
    • Groundwater remediation and management

    Please click here for additional information regarding these internships.

  • Ex-ASARCO Employees Site Tour

    Click on the thumbnail images below to view photos of the tour.

    • Ex-ASARCO Employees Site TourEx-ASARCO Employees Site Tour
    • Site Trustee, Roberto Puga, Talks to Ex-ASARCO EmployeesSite Trustee, Roberto Puga, Talks to Ex-ASARCO Employees
  • Community Scholars Site Tour

    Click on the thumbnail images below to view photos of the tour.

    • Welcome, Community ScholarsWelcome, Community Scholars
    • Community Scholars Site TourCommunity Scholars Site Tour
  • 1150am Talk Radio Interview with Roberto Puga, ASARCO Site Custodial Trustee

    To listen to this interview with the Site Custodial Trustee, Roberto Puga, we recommend that you download the audio file to your computer first, by right-clicking and selecting Save Target As or Save Link As. An audio player, such as Windows Media Player or Apple iTunes, is required to be installed on your computer in order to listen to the interview.

    Download interview

  • ASARCO Design Talks Online Survey

    Will you participate in the design talks on what to do with the ASARCO plant? (Read original article) Total votes = 352

    • 27.84% – Yes, eager to do so.
    • 31.53% – No, it’s a waste of time.
    • 40.62% – Don’t care what they do with the site.
  • Trustee Presents at and Participates in the City’s Charrette Process

    The Trustee presented at and participated in the June 2010 City of El Paso Charrette Kick-off Presentation to over 100 interested members of the public. The Charrette session was designed as an opportunity for El Paso residents and stakeholders to come together and share their vision for the future of the former ASARCO site. The Trustee’s presentation focused on the timeline for and explanation of the remediation efforts for the Site.

    • ASARCO Design Session
  • Community Comments to El Paso Times Forum

    El Paso Times Forum: Community comments to El Paso Times May 28, 2010 article titled, “Asarco opinions sought: Planners want El Paso’s best ideas for land use”.

  • Community Billboards Supported by the Site Custodial Trust

    Below are two community billboards the Trust is supporting through the use of existing billboards on the site.