El Paso is a city in Texas with a population of more than half a million. It is one of the most important border cities in the world due to the Ciudad Juarez-El Paso crossing everyday. It forms a huge metropolitan area with Ciudad Juarez, and the Rio Grande is their separation point.
El Paso's most important University or College is the University of Texas in El Paso, commonly known as UTEP. Because of its proximity with Ciudad Juarez, Americans are likely to go to Mexico for drinks (drinking age of 18 as opposed to Texas' 21), while Mexicans usually work and shop at El Paso because of the advantage of the dollars.
In Texas we often say that between El Paso and Houston one is the arm pit and the other is the butt of Texas, like most Texans I do not know which is which. El Paso has some decent food, a military base, easy access to Mexico and one of the largest Harley dealerships in the US. The other positive thing about El Paso is its proximaty to Big Bend National Park.