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Paydirt Pete has Played Significant Role at UTEP

By on September 11, 2014

The University of Texas at El Paso’s first live mascot was a burro.

Paydirt & Chico Meet & Greet

Paydirt Pete and Chico the Chihuahua Meet & Greet

By on August 1, 2014

UTEP's Paydirt Pete and Chico the Chihuahua met fans at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens Aug. 1.


UTEP Headlines 08.01.14

By on August 1, 2014

Here's what you need to know about what is happening at the University of Texas at El Paso.


El Paso Chihuahuas’ Chico, UTEP’s Paydirt Pete to meet fans at Centennial Museum

By on July 29, 2014

El Paso Chihuahuas mascot Chico and UTEP Miners mascot Paydirt Pete will be available for a meet-and-greet from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at UTEP’s Centennial Museum.

The El Paso Zoo Celebrated UTEP during Elephant Fest over the weekend.

El Paso Zoo Celebrates UTEP

By on June 9, 2014

An elephant sized party was the perfect way to Celebrate UTEP’s Centennial! The El Paso Zoo joined the celebration during Elephant Fest over the weekend. Paydirt Pete made an appearance to help hand out information about the Centennial and also gave away the new UTEP Football

Come to the Open House

By on April 1, 2014

Monica Castillo and Paydirt Pete invite you!

New Coloring Book Tells the Story of Paydirt Pete

By on February 5, 2014

A new coloring book tells how Little Pete became the Miners' mascot.

Day 82: Paydirt Pete

By on October 11, 2013

Today is Day 82 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. Paydirt Pete is UTEP’s prospector mascot. The first mascot of the school was a student dressed as a prospector leading a burro named Clyde.  After the school’s president Dr.

Pete and Re-Pete

By on August 2, 2012

Along with the donkey emblem and various live burros, Paydirt Pete has been a longtime UTEP mascot.  Although the miner symbol was used by the school for many years, Pete began in 1962 as a doodle by civil engineering student