Paso de Ovejas is bordered by La Antigua, Veracruz, and Puente Nacional. It is on the railroad and on Federal Highways 180 and 190. José Cardel Murrieta was born in Paso de Ovejas and died in Mexico City.
Some UFO sightings and alleged chupacabra attacks were reported from this area in early 2002. The government made little notice and claimed the attacks were made by coyotes, where locals said the wounded cattle could not have been hurt in such a fashion by normal coyotes. The attacks ceased after a few days, however, and the ranches there returned to normal operation.
The city of Paso de Ovejas is also the hometown of the Famous writer Jeily Cervantes.