Scenic Traffic

Last week I traveled to the east gate of Scenic Drive anticipating there would be signage indicating the road had been closed.  Like other parks, Scenic Drive was to be closed due to the Corona Virus.  There was a “Road Closed” sign, but it was definitely being ignored.  In the 10 to 15 minutes I… Read More Scenic Traffic

Updated – Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas’ historic reports on COVID-19 and maquiladora workers (videos in Spanish)

By Miguel Juárez Since early April Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas recorded videos social media and YouTube for on the ground reports of the situation of Mexican maquiladoras. Workers are forced to work by mostly American-owned companies in spite of the National Health Emergency decree which calls for suspension of work due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.… Read More Updated – Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas’ historic reports on COVID-19 and maquiladora workers (videos in Spanish)

Online petition: “TERMINATE THE EL PASO SPORTS ARENA PROJECT”

The Community First Coalition El Paso, has created a petition to terminate “The El Paso Sports Arena Project.” In the petition, the organization writes: “In response to the worst health and economic crisis in El Paso’s history, the City has implemented austerity measures, but the costliest tax-funded project—the proposed sports arena—has not yet been eliminated.”… Read More Online petition: “TERMINATE THE EL PASO SPORTS ARENA PROJECT”

Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza translations by Sandra Kingery

  Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza, translations by Sandra Kingery       Sandra Kingery is Professor of Spanish at Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA).  Kingery has published translations of two books by Ana María Moix, as well as a translation of René Vázquez Díaz and Daniel Innerarity; and a number of books for Xánath… Read More Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza translations by Sandra Kingery

El Paso, TX City budget hemorrhaging – city had projected a $6 million surplus for fy2020 (ending Sept. 1), City projecting a $26M deficit. City manager states “Nothing will be open this summer, possible layoffs and furloughs.”

Source: Anonymous Whistleblower: April 13, 2020 City Team Members:  As we are all aware, the current COVID-19 health crisis is causing negative economic and financial impacts for every City and State across the nation. Although, we have strengthened our financial position over the years, we are not immune to this crisis. As a nimble and… Read More El Paso, TX City budget hemorrhaging – city had projected a $6 million surplus for fy2020 (ending Sept. 1), City projecting a $26M deficit. City manager states “Nothing will be open this summer, possible layoffs and furloughs.”

TRACEY JEROME AND THE DEBACLE THAT IS THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER [MACC] By Mark Pumphrey, former Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso

The following article written by Mark Pumphrey, originally ran in El Paso Porkfest on Facebook. Before his retirement, Pumphrey was Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso.  The article has been edited for length.  Posted with permission of the author . El Paso News Team Part One: The new Mexican American Cultural Center… Read More TRACEY JEROME AND THE DEBACLE THAT IS THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER [MACC] By Mark Pumphrey, former Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso

Calm during CHAOS

Throughout my Life it has ran on some type of Schedule. I was fortunate enough to have my parents who were children during the Great Depression and went thru the ration cards of World War II. We were a fairly large family of nine 6 sisters and 3 brothers. I fondly remember my Mother’s day… Read More Calm during CHAOS