Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:
You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.
To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.
Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.
If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.
As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.
But anytime challenges exist, so too do innovative solutions.QUOTE REQUEST
At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.
RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:
Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.
When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.
Based in the port city of El Paso, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.
Customers choose RelyEx because:
Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.
Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.
Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.
Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.
With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.
Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.
As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.
Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.QUOTE REQUEST
Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.
If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.QUOTE REQUEST
Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.
Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:
At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.
When it comes to your business, don't settle for anything less than RelyEx. Contact our office today to learn more about how we make your shipping experience streamlined and stress-free.843-885-3082
Massive ruby red spikes protruded from the shoulders of a black fur coat. Red blood dripped from jagged fangs and twisted black horns curled over a deer skull headpiece.“I didn’t want to be Santa,” said Fish the Clown, a local artist and performer who uses he/they pronouns.They were dressed as Krampus, the half-goat, half-demon monster that, in central European folklore, punishes misbehaving children during Christmas.Sitting on their red throne at Dreadful Things tattoo and curiosity shop, Fish recently...
Massive ruby red spikes protruded from the shoulders of a black fur coat. Red blood dripped from jagged fangs and twisted black horns curled over a deer skull headpiece.
“I didn’t want to be Santa,” said Fish the Clown, a local artist and performer who uses he/they pronouns.
They were dressed as Krampus, the half-goat, half-demon monster that, in central European folklore, punishes misbehaving children during Christmas.
Sitting on their red throne at Dreadful Things tattoo and curiosity shop, Fish recently gave El Pasoans a chance to get a creepy alternative to a photo with Santa with the self-proclaimed “drag clown.”
Fish said that while most people have heard of drag queens – usually men who dress and act like women for entertainment – there aren’t any limits to who or what a drag performer can be. Some are women who dress and apply makeup to chisel their jawlines to look masculine, also known as drag kings. Others, like drag monsters, dress as something that may not even be human.
“Drag clowns, drag monsters, that’s what suits me,” Fish said. “People definitely get confused. They ask me if I wear a dress and a wig and I’m like, ‘Yeah maybe a wig, but you just have to see it.’”
Drag clowns combine the exaggerated forms of gender expression from drag with the multicultural art of clowning to create elaborate costumes and performances that can be as thought provoking as they are dazzling.
“I try to be somewhat fashion forward. So it doesn’t look like you’re a Ringling Brothers Circus clown. It’s more avant-garde,” Fish said.
The colorful El Paso artist was recently commissioned by the Natalie Seroussi Gallery in Paris to create a new one-of-a-kind outfit to display at the Dragclown Affair exhibition from March 21 to July 31. The exhibition will bring together 13 drag clowns from all over the world to display their wearable creations while exploring the cultures and identities behind their costumes.
Though Fish is still in the planning phases of making the outfit, they hope to create something that will embody their Mexican and Native American roots, drawing inspiration from the clowns they saw as a child that moved them to dawn the white face paint in the first place. This includes performers who make a living entertaining drivers throughout the streets of Juárez and the Pueblo clowns of Santo Domingo, New Mexico, also known as sacred clowns, who serve as jesters or tricksters in some traditional Native American religions.
Though El Paso Matters met the person behind the makeup, Fish said they prefer to keep their identity a secret.
“I noticed some people don’t know my real name or my age, and I kind of like the mystery,” Fish said.
Still, getting to know Fish may be the best way to get to know the artist.
“Fish is definitely me. I know some similar drag artists like to keep that separate like, ‘This is my persona and this is me.’ But I feel like a lot of me bleeds into Fish so it’s more like an extension of myself,” Fish said.
Fish is a member of the Tigua Tribe, which they noted does not have clowns. They identify as two spirit, an umbrella term used by some Native American people to describe those who are not traditionally masculine or feminine and can be seen as a third gender by some. Fish said dawning the makeup and extravagant attire have allowed them to express that part of their identity.
“I see Fish as this genderless being because I am not limited to any boundary. So that means looking more feminine in one way or more masculine in another whether it’s with clothing or makeup,” Fish said.
Since then, Fish has made dozens of unique and sometimes wacky clown costumes, ranging from a kooky cupid to a giant exotic corpse flower known for having the scent of rotting flesh.
For many, Fish has become a staple of El Paso’s subcultures inspiring people to embrace their inner cartoon character and be themselves.
“I don’t know of anyone else out there that does something like he does and goes the extra mile. That’s what makes him so unique” said artist Francella Baca, owner of Dreadful Things tattoo and curiosity shop.
Over the years, Fish has performed and hosted events in the LGBTQIA+ and alternative nightlife scenes and local art markets. They have judged costume competitions and read at Drag Queen Story Hour events, bringing their art and creative expertise to people of all ages.
In June, one of Fish’s costumes was displayed in the El Paso History Museum’s Pride Month exhibit, “Drag In Focus: A Close-Up Of El Paso’s Drag Scene.” The exhibit celebrated El Paso’s contemporary drag scene and highlighted local performers.
“Fish allows others to realize their own artistic potential and solidifies that they can showcase their artistry unapologetically to a greater audience,” El Paso History Museum Curator Michael Reyes said. “Their impact within the wider community shows that artistry and self-expression is valid for everyone, regardless of sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, etc.”
Fish recalled what it was like when their family would cross over to the United States from Mexico, sitting in hours long lines, watching street performers juggle and perform tricks.
As they got older, their family visited other tribes for their festivals and watched the Pueblo clowns painted head to toe in black and white stripes, helping dancers and teasing people as they left their pueblo.
“I didn’t know that I wanted to do that and I know that it would lead to all this, but I just remember just feeling like it resonated with me a lot seeing that,” Fish said.
The artist’s fascination with clowns stayed with them well into adulthood, often imagining and drawing what it would look like if they were a clown. Then in 2015, a friend who performed drag asked Fish if they would be willing to take part in a performance.
When told they could dress however they wanted for the performance, Fish simply asked, “Can it go as a clown?”
“When it came to drag, I never saw myself being like a human being. I wanted to do something crazy or something loud. I think that’s why I chose the clown or maybe the clown chose me,” Fishsaid.
Fish said their costumes are influenced by the world around them and sometimes inspired by things that may seem mundane.
“The littlest things will inspire me, like Coke bottles. One day I saw a Coke bottle and I was like ‘I want to do a whole costume based on this,” Fish said. “I was able to take that little idea and make it into something grand.”
With every idea comes the challenge of turning it into a wearable outfit that can withstand performances. Fish said they learned many of their techniques from other artists who create costumes of their favorite fictional characters, also known as cosplayers. Putting on the makeup can take hours. Fish often has to scour for strange items like a giant frog that has been painted pink and turned into a hat.
Still, Fish said all the effort and hard work is worth it to be able to encourage others to embrace themselves, love others and support the arts.
“Even if no one paid attention to me I would do it,” Fish said. “I love the art, the craft, the joy I get from making art is so worth it.”
El Pasoans and visitors, are you ready for the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game?It's a great way to say goodbye to 2023, sitting in the sunbathed stadium to watch two exciting teams, ...
El Pasoans and visitors, are you ready for the 90th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Game?
It's a great way to say goodbye to 2023, sitting in the sunbathed stadium to watch two exciting teams, Notre Dame and Oregon State.
By now, the teams have been in El Paso for a few days and have gotten to know our friendly people and hospitality. They have gotten a taste of some of the great things about El Paso, from dining at Cattleman's at Cliff's Ranch and seeing our talented folklórico dancers to visiting with Fort Bliss officers.
And those staying at home can still see the Sun Bowl game on TV. Fans have been able to see snippets of the Sun City through televised games since 1964, with NBC broadcasting the first game. CBS has televised the Sun Bowl since 1968.
All that's left is game day! Here is what to know about the big game.
Notre Dame will take on Oregon State at noon MT on Friday, Dec. 29.
Oregon State's bench will be east of the stadium, and Notre Dame's will be west.
The Sun Bowl stadium is located on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, 2701 Sun Bowl Drive.
Tickets are sold out but can be purchased for resale via Ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $40 and up.
Fans will be able to purchase merchandise in support of the Sun Bowl teams. Crew neck long-sleeve sweatshirts will run about $70, excluding fees. To shop for team gear and official Sun Bowl gear online, go to http://sunbowl.shop
The nation's second oldest bowl game will be nationally televised on CBS for the 55th year.
Based on availability, RV parking passes ($50), Vehicle parking passes ($10), and Party Passes for additional tailgating space ($25). Contact the Sun Bowl Association office on the Westside of El Paso at 4150 Pinnacle St., Suite 100. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 915-533-4416.
During the first quarter, a special donation presentation to Eastwood Middle School of El Paso will take place. The Mission Tiger Initiative will give $30,000 to school representatives to support the school's sports programs through education nonprofit organization DonorsChoose, providing new equipment and uniforms.
Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears defensive lineman Anthony Spice Adams will be in attendance on the field. Adams retired in 2013 after nine years in the NFL and announced it comically on YouTube. He has become one of the more recognizable faces on social media, with more than 1.6 followers on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram and YouTube combined.
There will be a video tribute to Sun Bowl Legend and Sun Bowl Association Chair Emeritus Jimmy Rogers Jr., who passed away in El Paso earlier this year. Rogers' name and years he lived are also on the stadium field for people to see above the Notre Dame Logo in the end zone.
CBS is expected to pay tribute to Rogers as well.
María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150, email@example.com and @EPTMaria on Twitter.
Ever wondered what goes into creating compelling images in the field as an El Paso Times visual journalist? We are asking our photographers to pick their favorite moments of 2023 and explain why the images touched their creative hearts.Visual journalist Gaby Velasquez has an eye for spotlighting El Paso cultural and music stories. She also is an accomplished photographer when it comes to local sports.Her favorite work in 2023 captured creative characters, applied the voice of women living and dying on the border ...
Ever wondered what goes into creating compelling images in the field as an El Paso Times visual journalist? We are asking our photographers to pick their favorite moments of 2023 and explain why the images touched their creative hearts.
Visual journalist Gaby Velasquez has an eye for spotlighting El Paso cultural and music stories. She also is an accomplished photographer when it comes to local sports.
Her favorite work in 2023 captured creative characters, applied the voice of women living and dying on the border and captured the "happy" that comes with a rain after months of record summer heat.
Here are her top photos of 2023:
This image is a super playful photo, which is why it's one of my favorite photos for this year. It was for something other than a specific event I was assigned to cover. It wasn't anything that was planned, it was just a moment I happened to discover.
El Pasoans were happy to receive rain after months of record summer heat.
I am usually drawn to darker tones, more shadows over pops of color. This photo is the opposite, with pink from the door, blue from the building, red from the umbrella, and green from the plants. The eyes from the bright umbrella complete the faceless person.
It's a happy image for a rough year.
This day was so hot halfway through the summer, but it was worth it.
Seeing so many families cruising down to Ascarate Park for the car show and concert was exciting, like an early Lincoln Park Day. The day was a celebration of Chicano culture in El Paso.
I captured the moment of rapper MC Magic throwing roses to fans with everyone's hands up and a rose in the middle of the air.
It was my second year covering International Women's Day for the 8M march in Juárez.
This image demonstrates the women's strength as they hold their fists up, although many seemed on the verge of tears of frustrations.
The red and blue cop lights and the U.S. and Mexico flags on the border show that women marched up to the middle of the Paso del Norte International Bridge to send a more significant message.
This year, one of my photo stories followed El Paso Chicano rap artist Fabian Primera 'Payaso915.'
I saw where he records his music with his three-person crew and some significant locations in Ysleta, where he grew up.
Family being a big part of his life, I saw him play with his grandson and work on his 1953 Pontiac at his garage with his dad Larry Primera.
It was meaningful to see the other side of the Chicano rapper and capturing this moment with family.
I have been pushing my portraits with lighting and composition this year and trying to tell the individual's story through a posed photograph.
I worked on several features this year, but this was my favorite portrait for the year.
Getting to photograph Pro Boxer Cesar Alvarado at his home gym was a fun experience for me. I immediately thought of framing him with the garage opening, where he trains.
TEXAS — Another year has gone by in a flash and what better way to celebrate than with these events taking place all over the state?Gibson Street Bar New Year's Eve BashDec. 31 at 7 p.m.Hang out on South Lamar's Gibson Street Bar this New Year's Eve and enjoy no cover charge and a DJ spinning all night. Reservations aren't required but they're encouraged if you want guaranteed seating, especially for large...
TEXAS — Another year has gone by in a flash and what better way to celebrate than with these events taking place all over the state?
Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.
Hang out on South Lamar's Gibson Street Bar this New Year's Eve and enjoy no cover charge and a DJ spinning all night. Reservations aren't required but they're encouraged if you want guaranteed seating, especially for larger groups. Find a reservation and more details here.
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Speakeasy has been throwing its legendary New Year's Eve party since 1997, and this year is sure to be even bigger and better. Live music from Zoodust and Chandler & The Bings along with guest DJs. Includes a complimentary champagne toast. Seating is reserved with VIP options Buy tickets here.
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Stop by the historic Driskill Hotel in the heart of downtown Austin this New Year's Eve and enjoy live music from Rocking Lloyd Tripp and Ruby Dee & the Snakeholders. At midnight, cheers to the new year with a sparkling wine toast and order off their regular menu for bar snacks, entrees and desserts. This event is open to the public and no reservations are required, just mosey on in.
Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you're looking to get the party started early, or skipping it altogether to enjoy a low-key afternoon, Vista Brewing has you covered with a Sunday morning brunch and live jazz music. Vista Brewing is family friendly and kids menus are available. Dogs are allowed on the patio. No reservations required.
Dec. 31 @ 7:45 p.m.
As much as New Year's parties can be, it's good to unwind and relax your body and mind before the start of another year. Enjoy a New Year's Eve meditation session with Sahaja Yoga. The best part? You can join from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. This event is free. Reserve a spot here.
Dec. 31 @ 8:30 p.m.
Ring in the new year with hurricanes and hors d'oeuvres at Pat O'Brien's annual NYE masquerade party in downtown San Antonio. Includes a champagne toast, DJs, live music and "special surprises." Buy tickets here.
Dec. 31 @ 7 p.m.
Hangout Restaurant & Sports Pub has drink & bottle specials this New Year's Eve with party favors, a live MC, a DJ, free parking and no cover all night. Admission is free but you can reserve your spot here.
Dec. 31 @ 9 p.m.
Instead of ringing in 2024, Electric Shuffle wants you to pretend it's 2004 with a Y2K New Year's Eve themed bash. Put on your best 2000s inspired outfit and enjoy an open bar, passed food, shuffleboard, live DJs, giveaways and more. Buy your ticket here.
Dec. 31 @ 1 p.m.
Unwind with NYE yoga at Arlington Yoga Center. Bring your own mat, comfortable clothing and an open mind. Arlington Yoga says "this class will provide a nurturing space for you to let go of any stress or worries from the past year and create a positive mindset for the year ahead." So get you mind ready for the new year with this tranquil event. Tickets are $15.
Are you excited about 2024? Or just ready to say goodbye to 2023?Or maybe you're still in town visiting friends or family and could use a suggestion on where to go to celebrate the last night of 2023.Whatever the motive, El Pasoans have plenty of fun options for saying goodbye to the old year and ringing in the new one.Around the city, options range from tributes to Journey at Speaking Rock Entertainment and laughing at the Comic Strip with funny comedians to fancy dinners in top-notch scenic locations lik...
Are you excited about 2024? Or just ready to say goodbye to 2023?
Or maybe you're still in town visiting friends or family and could use a suggestion on where to go to celebrate the last night of 2023.
Whatever the motive, El Pasoans have plenty of fun options for saying goodbye to the old year and ringing in the new one.
Around the city, options range from tributes to Journey at Speaking Rock Entertainment and laughing at the Comic Strip with funny comedians to fancy dinners in top-notch scenic locations like Ardovino's and Anson 11 Downtown and dancing and drinking champagne at midnight.
Here is a glimpse of celebrations planned for Sunday, Dec. 31.
Step back in time with glamour and glitz with the Golden Age of Hollywood celebration at Ardovino's Desert Crossing in Sunland Park, New Mexico. The evening will include a multi-course dinner, jazz band, and champagne toast. Cash bar. The cost is $135, excluding tax, per person. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m. Ticket information: www.ardovinos.com
End the 2023 year with an unforgettable dinner and evening at Anson 11, 303 North Oregon St, Ste 110. There are two dining options. Upstairs will have limited seating, a five-course dinner and a champagne fountain for $165 plus fees per person. The Bistro will offer a three-course Chef's Special Dinner with seating from 5 to 10 p.m. Cost will be $60 per person. Reserve a table via opentable.com
The popular Eastside bar, Coco Miel, is having a New Year's Eve celebration at 1515 N. Lee Trevino Drive. Music by Signos. The cover is $25. Make your reservations at 915-595-7170.
Dress up for a special New Year's Eve Masquerade Gala at 8 p.m. at the Elmont Event Center, 240 W. Castellano Drive. It will be an evening of live music by Grupo Sensacion, a DJ, gourmet food stations, drinks and a midnight toast. Tickets start at $90, plus fees, at www.seetickets.us
Through the lens:El Paso Times best visual moments that captured 2023
The Hotel Paso Del Norte, 10 Henry Trost Court, will have its Last Disco of 2023 with Fungi Mungle. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m.; the doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $175, plus fees, and include dinner, beer and wine. Buffet-style dinner between 8 and 10 p.m., dessert station from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Late-night hors d'oeuvres will be available from 11 p.m. to midnight. 21 and over. No entrance without a form of ID. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com
Enjoy a five-course French meal and French live music at Entrecôte, 5825 N Mesa St. Seating from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $150 plus tax per person, with a deposit of $75. Reserve a table at www.opentable.com
DJ Johnny Kage will be counting down the year at the New Year's Eve party, starting at 9 p.m. at El Mirador Rooftop Bar on the 10th floor of the Hotel Paso del Norte Downtown, 10 Henry Trost Court. 21 and over. Tickets are $100 plus fees, available at eventbrite.com. Limited VIP tables are available.
Say goodbye to 2023 dancing and having fun at the New Year's Eve party, starting at 9 p.m. at 101 El Paso, 4151 N. Mesa St. General admission tickets are $15, plus fees. VIP Tables are $80, plus fees, available at eventbrite.com
The Madrid Ballroom is gearing up for a fun New Year's Eve bash with dinner, beer, party favors and champagne at midnight at 13540 La Von Ave. The event is BYOB and snacks. Setups will be sold after dinner, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. DJ and Drive Band will alternate starting at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $75, plus fees, available at eventbrite.com
Celebrate New Year's Eve laughing with comedian Nick Guerra at the Comic Strip, 1201 Airway Blvd. Shows will be at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $15, $25 and $35, excluding fees, available at www.laff2nite.com
Celebrate at the biggest Reggaeton Party on New Year's Eve with Gabriel GeeZee Santana at The Other Bar, 1441 N. Zaragoza Road. 21 and over. VIP Reservations: 915-229-9220.
Ring in 2024 with a tribute to Journey and their greatest hits at Speaking Rock Entertainment Center. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Speaking Rock is a 21 and over venue. The event starts at 8:30 p.m. Free admission.
María Cortés González may be reached at 915-546-6150; firstname.lastname@example.org; @EPTMaria on Twitter.