“Where you from?” It’s a question right out of an etiquette and polite manners handbook.

You can be at an out of town wedding or some getaway destination and the minute you start making small talk with a stranger they or you will inevitably ask that question.

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I’ve found more often than not when I tell them I rep El Paso, their knowledge of my town is weak at best.

Even fellow Texans don’t know much about our little corner of the desert. Let's just say a lot of Old West stereotypes still live, and the Mexican cartel's infamy has cast a shadow on us, too.

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