By Miguel Juárez The lives of the residents of the Val Verde community, like so many others, have been disrupted due to Covid-19. But some communities’ lives have been impacted more than others. Two months ago city and county agencies made the decision to house part of El Paso’s homeless population in the Val Verde… Read More City and County Officials Move Homeless Community to the Val Verde Neighborhood: Two Long-time Grocery Stores Close
Special to the El Paso News – There seems to be some confusion about my archive of El Paso news and information that I have maintained for over the last two decades. No, none of it has disappeared and all of it is still available online. Let me explain. But first a short history. I… Read More Where Did Everything Go?
Okay folks, after my last writing some “things” have come about. The real Bankruptcy was discovered and the information was on dates, address, which state was given. There’s has also been a question about his “Special Forces” claim per his “story” while “attached” to an infantry unit in El Salvador and Honduras in the 80’s.… Read More Samuel L Williams Jr The Epilogue
Recently, on a Facebook group called ChucoPedia, member of the group, asked a pertinent question. She asked whether there were any Latinx Moderators on the site? She was informed by one of the moderators that if she was under the impression the page was run by Latinx, that she was given wrong information. A lively… Read More Opinion Editorial: Who Speaks for Latinx, Chicanx on Social Media?
By Fernando Tafoya The United States Constitution is clear. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech..” To silence protestors that do not agree with them, legislators are proposing laws and regulations that violate the constitution. What are these proposals? Why do they violate the Constitution’s first amendment protection? Can government be trusted to… Read More Anti-Protestor Legislation: The New Prior Restraint?
Last winter, after moping to everyone I knew that I hadn’t written anything all year worth typing up, I found a small notebook under a stack of old bills and flipped through the pages. It held the almost illegible scrawl of a poem I had written last year in April in a Tumblewords Project workshop… Read More Richie David Marrufo and the Tumblewords Project–writing and reading and music and reading and publishing and reading
TXDOT has proposed frontage roads and an unnecessary expansion of l-10 from Copia to Schuster that will take about $100 million worth of property and place more high speed traffic, and the added noise, vibrations, and pollution, closer to low income and historical neighborhoods. TXDOT has said that this expansion and frontage road proposal is… Read More The Reimagine I-10 Study (Widening I-10): Public comment until July 15th
As Mexican President Comes to D.C., Abuse of Mexican Labor Activist Susana Prieto Escalates, Casting Pall on New NAFTA Prieto’s July 1 Prison Release Conditioned on 30 Month Internal Exile, End of Her Matamoros Labor Organizing, Not Leaving Mexico and Relocation to Chihuahua Where Prosecutor Has Issue New Warrants for Her Arrest The extreme conditions… Read More GLOBAL TRADE WATCH: REPORTER’S MEMO
For Immediate Release: July 7, 2020 Contact: Matthew Groch, email@example.com, (202) 454-5111 Mexican Labor Activist Susana Prieto, on Eve of Possible Reimprisonment, and U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-Ill.) Call on Mexican President AMLO and President Trump to Remedy Ongoing Worker Abuses and Low Wages Celebration of New NAFTA Premature: It Won’t Help Workers Absent Action to… Read More ***MEDIA ADVISORY***
You can find the first part here: https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/elpasonews.org/1807 I have produced two multimedia art shows since I last posted here. G.A.S #3: Poetry, Art, Music (GAS PAM), features two El Paso poets: Donna Snyder and Lawrence Barrett. Also featured are two El Paso dancers: Darlina Marie and Tac TheMac. Included is a video by El… Read More Surviving Artistically, Part 2