Forget, for a moment, that you live on an international border, and that going to Juarez is probably the most interesting thing to do in El Paso.
What if, through no fault of your own, you want to leave the U.S. in a hurry? What if Hillary/Jeb win the next election, and they want to take away our guns/make gun ownership mandatory? Are you going to wait out the surge in passport applications? Or are you going to take control of your life and do something about it right now?
It’s a big world out there, and for most of it, you need a passport.
You can get a passport from this website, or, there’s an office in the Mills building downtown if you’ve got some extra jack and you’re in a hurry. But you’ll still need all the documentation listed on the website.