Opinion Editorial: “Uptown” and the Re-imagine I-10 Project at the City Plan Commission Meeting

El Paso City Manager Tomás González has instructed his staff to refer and rebrand everything north of downtown El Paso as “Uptown.”  Is González referring to “Uptown,” a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas, or to the new name for everything north of downtown El Paso?  Before anyone states that these statements are conspiracy theories or marketing… Read More Opinion Editorial: “Uptown” and the Re-imagine I-10 Project at the City Plan Commission Meeting

Reps. García, Schakowsky, and 107 Members of Congress Urge Mexican President López Obrador to Drop Charges Against Activist and Protect Labor Rights

August 14, 2020 Press Release Chicago, IL — Today Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and 107 Members of Congress sent a letter to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urging him to ensure Mexican state governments drop politically motivated charges against labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas. The letter also urges Mexico to… Read More Reps. García, Schakowsky, and 107 Members of Congress Urge Mexican President López Obrador to Drop Charges Against Activist and Protect Labor Rights

What a Difference a Year Makes: Reflections on August 3, 2019

By Michelle E. Carreon A lot can change in one year. At the same time, lives can be forever altered in a matter of minutes. The August 3rd mass shooting lasted for less than fifteen minutes but ultimately resulted in the death of twenty-three people and left countless others wounded. Our community would be forever… Read More What a Difference a Year Makes: Reflections on August 3, 2019

Updated: The El Paso Mass Shooting Archive in Archive-It

By Miguel Juárez, PhD In August 2019, Adan Griego, our colleague at the Stanford University Library, who is originally from El Paso, sent some of us an e-mail suggesting we archive news materials from the August 3, 2019 Walmart Shooting.  Unfortunately, the “El Paso Mass Shooting Archive,” joins other mass shootings which have occurred which… Read More Updated: The El Paso Mass Shooting Archive in Archive-It

Urgent Appeal from the Far West Texas Legal Defense Fund

By Bill Addington Urgent appeal for support (we urgently need your donations) for the emergency start up- reformation of the highly effective non-profit west Texas citizen advocacy – legal action organization I confounded in the 1990’s – the Sierra Blanca Legal Defense Fund Inc. (SBLDF). In the future, we may rename ourselves the Far West… Read More Urgent Appeal from the Far West Texas Legal Defense Fund