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TRAVELER’S GUIDE
TORREON HANDBOOK
TORREON HANDBOOK
WELCOME TO TORREÓN!
The following packet is to help guide you through the next couple of weeks
until you discover things and places on your own.
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GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
EMERGENCY NUMBERS
MEDICAL GUIDE
RESTAURANTS
ENTERTAINMENT
SHOPPING
CAR DEALERS & MECHANICAL SHOPS
UTILITIES AND SERVICES
TORREON HANDBOOK
GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
The American School of Torreon was founded in September of 1950 and it was officially
accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since
1954, its proud to present our new facilities in Los Viñedos.
• SCHEDULE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: From 7:15 to 15:15 Monday through Friday
• CASHIER: From 7:30 to 14:30 Monday through Friday
• MAINTENANCE: From 7:00 to 16:00 Monday through Friday, 7:00 to 12:00 Saturdays
• FACULTY
• EARLY CHILDHOOD: From 7:30 to 14:45 Monday through Friday
• ELEMENTARY: From 7:30 to 14:45 Monday through Friday
• HIGH SCHOOL: From 7:30 to 14:45 Monday through Friday
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EMERGENCY NUMBERS,
INSURANCE & HOSPITALS
• Emergency System: 060 & 066
• Fire Dept: 712 00 66
• Red Cross: 713 00 88
• Electricity Commission: 071
• Ministerial Police: 733 67 59
• Municipal Water (SIMAS): 716-8738
• Teachers are covered by an accident/ Major Medical
Insurance Plan by Grupo Nacional Provincial (does not cover
doctors visits or prescription drugs unless hospitalization is
required). Once your insurance ID card is received, please keep it
with you at all times. If you have any problem with your policy
or you have questions about it, you can call our consultant:
• Mrs. Eva Maisterrena ( English spoken), CEL PHONE: (044) 871-189-0961, or
Visit the web site www.gnp.com.mx
• When you have an emergency, you can go to any of these hospitals
HOSPITAL ANGELES: Paseo del Tecnológico 909, Col. Residencial Tecnológico, (871) 7 29 04 00,
SANATORIO ESPAÑOL: Francisco I. Madero No. 59 sur, (871) 7 05 33 33
CLINICA DE DIAGNOSTICO: Av. Morelos 700 pte., Phone: 747 54 00
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MEDICAL GUIDE
• GASTROENTEROLOGISTS
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Dr. Juan Elias Quezada Salcedo, 729-0400, 731-2701, Cell
phone: (871) 149-8307
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Dr. Roberto Bernal Gómez, 729-0400 Ext. 563, 757-3608
Dr. Jose Luis Gonzalez Silva, Condomedics 707-7900
• PEDIATRICIANS
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Dr. Ricardo Acosta, Hospital Ángeles, 731-1701
Dr. Jorge Yamil Darwich del Moral, 729-93-00/27
Dr. Jorge Tueme Arellano, 716-5481
• DENTISTS
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Dentistas Especializados (Viñedos), 733-1931
Dra. Sara Alba Viesca, 713-5765
Dr. Gerardo Tueme Arellano, 722-0038, 713-7266
• OPHTALMOLOGISTS
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Dr. Alfonso Garibay, Instituto de la Visión, 729-9200
Dr. Luis Tueme Arellano, 716-5168
• OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGISTS
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Dr. Diego Berlanga, 747-5400
Dr. Alejandro González Nogeira, 721-2211
Dr. Alberto Tueme, 712-6006, 716-6798
• ALLERGY
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Dr. Alberto Salas Cepeda, 713-1111, 747-5409
• GYNECOLOGISTS
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Dra. Marcela Almaguer Cisneros, Hospital Ángeles,
222-5431
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Dr. José Luis Siller García, 729-6909
• VETERINARY CLINICS
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Albores, 713-0823
• HOMEOPATHY
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Dr. Alma Rosa López Frías, 722-9424
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• American
• Chilis, $$$
• Las Alitas, $$
• Boston Grill, $$$
• Denny’s, $$$
• Asian
• Oriental Grill, $$$$
• P&G, $$
• Cafe
• Kingans, $$
• Buzz Café, $$
• Starbucks, $$$
• Brazilian
• Picanhas, $$$
• Las Pampas, $$$
• Galpao do Brasil, $$
• Italian
• El Monasterio, $$$$
• Capricciosas Pizzas, $$
• Italiannis, $$$
• Baldoria, $$$
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RESTAURANTS
• International
• Fincks, $$$$
• Japanese
• Nikkori $$$
• La Casa del Panini, $$
• Koto $$
• Bistro Garden, $$$$
• Sr. Kimon $$$
• Sirloin Stockade, $$
• Sushiitto $$
• Super Salads, $$
• Mexican/ Southwest
• Santo Diablo, $$$
• Los Farolitos $
• La Terraza, $$$
• Tio Taco $
• Fast Food
• Taco con Botas $
• Burger King, $
• El Sureño $$
• McDonalds, $
• La Placita $$
• Carl’s Jr.$$
• Mr. Good $
• Domino’s Pizza, $
• Lotería $$
• KFC, $
• La Generosa $$
• Pizza Hut, $
• Nicanor $$
• Subway, $
• Los Almuerzos del
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Cuate $$
Gordymania, $
• Pollo Loco $
• El Pollo Feliz, $
• Pub
• Irish Pub $$
• Barba Roja $
• Seafood
• Costeñito $$
• Pinabete $
• Charly Beach $
• Punto Azul $$
• Baltico $$
• Spanish
• La Patata $$$
• Steakhouse
• Tio Rikki $$$$
• La Majada $$$
• La Garufa $$$$
• OK Maguey $$
• Steak Palenque $$
• Mediterranean
• La Alhambra $$$
• El Chamukito $
• Arabiga $
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ENTERTAINMENT
• Bars/ Nightclubs
• Movie theathers
• Cinepolis
• Cinemex
• Citicinemas
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The Black Bull
Dalí
Cielo
Mr. Lee
La Shula
Lotería
Gallinotas
Wolf ’s
Plaza 505
Antro Club
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DISCOVER THE CITY
Torreón is a modern and beautiful city, it has wide streets and avenues, also
wide sidewalks. In the city you can visit architectural treasures, interesting museums and high-quality recreational facilities.
• CASA DEL CERRO
• City Historical Museum (Casa del Cerro), This house was constructed a century ago by the engineer Federico
Wulff as his home. Now, it houses an exhibit of period furniture, art galleries and an outdoor forum for
artistic events.
• AROCENA MUSEUM
• Arocena Museum, It is a wide and modern museum with interesting rooms of contemporary art, European art,
art of the New Spain and Regional history. The museum was established in the ancient building of Laguna
Club, constructed in1910.
• ICOCULT
Center for the Arts ICOCULT, Cultural
activities such as theater, dance, music
and painting are promoted within the
galleries of this original and historic
mansion. In addition to its exhibits, it
also has an interesting library.
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• TEATRO NAZAS
• Nazas Theater, What was once
and old theater is now a modern
and comfortable cultural events
arena. With the latest technology,
the theater opens its doors to
plays, musical concerts, opera and
other artistic performances.
• TEATRO ISAURO MARTINEZ
• Teatro Isauro Martinez, Construction began on this ambitious and beautiful architectural
project in 1928 by don Isauro Martinez. Its structure is described as Gothic, Byzantine and
Moorish, possesses an exquisite pictorial decor with an oriental flair done by the Valencian
artist, Salvador Tarazona. The theater holds 700 people and is home to the Coahuila
Chamber Orchestra.
• IMPORTANT NOTICE: Note: With your CAT ID as a Teacher, you can get special
discount in museums, special events and transportation (Bus Station) in all Mexico.
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SHOPPING
• Groceries: Soriana, HEB, Walmart, Hipermart, AlSuper,
City Club, Sam’s Club
• Shopping malls: Cuatro Caminos- Cimaco, GaleriasLiverpool/ Sears
• Convenience stores: Oxxo, 7 Eleven
• Taxis
• MANDARINAS: 718-11-11
• VERDES: 720-20-20
• VAGABUNDOS: 718-19-20
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CAR DEALERS AND
MECHANICAL SHOPS
• HONDA: Blvd. Independencia 2400 ote.
Phone: 722-11-80
• CHEVROLET: Diagonal Reforma 2222
ote. 707-40-40
• CHRYSLER: Blvd. Independencia 3621
ote. 729-28-08
• TOYOTA: Blvd. Independencia 2200 ote.
747-27-00
• PEUGEOT: C.Mariano López Ortiz y
Comonfort, 747-25-00
• FORD: Blvd. Independencia 2323 ote., 74733-11
• MITSUBISHI: Diagonal reforma Esq. Av.
Juarez, 729-49-00
• SUZUKI: Blvd. Independencia 22 ote. 71753-53
• NISSAN: Blvd. Independencia y Colon, 70555-60
• MAZDA: Blvd. Independencia No. 3500 Ote.
749-1800
• VW: Blvd. Rodriguez Triana 111, 729-37-30
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UTILITIES
Most of the bills like electricity, water, telephone, TV cable or internet will be mailed to your house monthly or bimonthly depending on
the service, the payment for all those is your responsibility. It is very important to pay all the bills before they expire, now that the
services could be cut one or two days after the that date. As an additional service, the School offers to send your payments to the
different offices, to do this, you would have to bring to the HR Dept. your bills and money at least 4 days before they expire.
• ELECTRICITY (COMISION FEDERAL DE ELECTRICIDAD)
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• GAS
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Federal company
Monthly/ Bimonthly
Pay your bills on time since service may be cut off after few days,
sometimes an extra charge is added for reinstalling the electricity
Apartments use gas water heater and stoves. Filling the gas tank is
responsibility of the tenant. Most apartments have two tanks. To ensure
that hot water and cooking facilities are always available, when a tank
becomes empty, call the gas company of your preference:
• Combugas: 732-1111
• Intergas: 733-0000
• Zeta Gas: 750-1919
• TELEPHONE/ INTERNET (TELMEX)
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Telephones are available in nearly housing location, and include wireless
internet service
The service is paid once a month and long distance calls are charged two
months after they were made.
All numbers beginning with 044 871 are to cellular phones. DO NOT
ABUSE of this kind of calls since they can get really expensive.
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TRASH REMOVAL
• Trash service curbside pick-up is provided at least twice a week. Please be
conscious to proper packing of garbage to ensure that the neighborhood
critters do not spread the contents in front of your house.
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DOMESTIC WATER (SIMAS)
• Monthly bills
• Usually domestic water and trash pick up included in bill
DRINKING WATER
• The decision to drink tap water personal choice. While the water is relatively
safe and highly chlorinated, many choose to abstain. There are several options
available for purchasing drinking water.
• ELECTROPURA: 750-19-16 or get a bottle in almost any self service store.
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FOOD
• First time visitors come to Mexico experience some type of digestive problems
due to the change in local food cuisine. Food may be prepared differently from
U.S. and Canada. However , do not be alarmed as it usually is a short
adjustment period. Careful preparation and knowledge of food products can
avoid problems.
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COST OF UTILITIES
• BASIC SERVICES:
• ELECTRIC BILL: $600 mxp/ month on a moderate usage
• PHONE/ HIGH SPEED INTERNET: $400 mxp/ month for basic package. Long
distance and celular phone calls are billed separately
• WATER/ TRASH PICK UP: $350 mxp/ month, moderate usage
• GAS: $500 mxp per 30kg tank (regular usage about 1 tank/ month)
• OPTIONAL SERVICES:
• CABLE TELEVISION: $600 mxp/ month for basic package
• CEL PHONE: $400 mxp/ month for basic plan (voice + data)
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