A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 27, 2007
Where Yee-Hah Meets Olé (Eagle Pass slogan)

"Where Yee-Hah Meets Olé” has been the slogan of Eagle Pass (on the border with Piedras Negras, Mexico) since 1995. A 2002 slogan is “Eagle Pass ... Piedras Negras – Good Choice.” The old slogan is still used and has even been voted the top Texas city slogan.


City of Eagle Pass
Eagle Pass, Texas...
Where Yee-Hah Meets Olé

Eagle Pass offers the fastest route between San Antonio and Mexico and has the resources and distributional reach to meet your business’ expansion needs: an enthusiastic labor pool; well-maintained infrastructure, including two international bridges and an international railway; highway and port shipping; an academically recognized school system; excellent medical and financial services; as well as room to grow with available land, buildings, and commercial or industrial parks.

Dallas Morning News
Coining a phrase to turn a buck
Tourism slogans called ‘the haiku of branding’
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, May 21, 2006
By DIANE JENNINGS / The Dallas Morning News
(...)
Less-costly slogans can also be effective. Eric Swartz, president of TaglineGuru.com, a Web site about slogans, mottos and nicknames, is fond of a slogan used by Eagle Pass, Texas.

“I love ‘Where yee-hah meets olé.’ That packs so much into so little,” he said. “I call sloganeering the haiku of branding. It compresses the meaning of a vision or a value.”

Sandra Martinez, executive director of the Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce, said the slogan was concocted by a San Antonio agency and a tourism committee in the early ‘90s for “considerably less” than several hundred thousand dollars.

The phrase, which conveys the city’s Western heritage and its proximity to Mexico, usually elicits responses of “Wow, that sounds like fun,” Ms. Martinez said.

Four years ago the chamber adopted a new slogan: “Eagle Pass ... Piedras Negras – Good Choice.” But it still uses “Where yee-hah meets olé” on occasion and has no intention of giving it up.

“We’ve been asked by other communities, ‘When are you releasing that, because we want to use it,’ “ Ms. Martinez said.

The answer: “We’re not.”

yellowdog granny
Monday, May 22, 2006
CATCH PHRASES AND OTHER SHIT
I found this article in my DAM NEWS yesterday and thought it was cute/funny/weird enough to pass along…
(...)
TOP TEXAS SLOGANS (SO THEY SAY)
1. WHEN YEE-HAH MEETS OLE...EAGLE PASS
2. KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD...AUSTIN
3. LOSE YOUR HEART TO THE HILLS..KERRYVILE
4. THE TOWN WITHOUT A FROWN..HAPPY
5. WHERE THE STARS COME OUT TO PLAY ....FORT DAVIS

(Trademark)
Word Mark WHERE YEE-HAH MEETS OLÉ
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Chamber of Commerce services, namely, promoting business and tourism in the area of Eagle Pass, Texas. FIRST USE: 19951231. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19951231
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Design Search Code
Serial Number 77016027
Filing Date October 6, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce William W. Davis, U.S. Citizen, President NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION TEXAS PO Box 1188 400 Garrison St. Eagle Pass TEXAS 78852
Attorney of Record Ted D. Lee
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, January 27, 2007 • Permalink