How El Paso Became The County Seat & Ft. Bliss Was Reopened

American history usually glosses over many historical details especially when it does not fit the Anglo-centric worldview of what is real. The issue of Duranguito and the ongoing de-Mexicanization of El Paso is not new. Rather it has been ongoing since Texas revolted from México. Most El Paso residents do not know, or have forgotten… Read More How El Paso Became The County Seat & Ft. Bliss Was Reopened

Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza

On Sunday May 12, 2019 I was honored to present these two poems at the El Paso Mother’s Day Rally to End Family Separation and Child Detention.  Donna Snyder Tornillo Life is short for children detained in cages. Just like livestock was one ill-considered defense. Children housed in tents under a fierce desert sun, small… Read More Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza