Hello and welcome to this edition of the El Paso News Week In Review. We hope you had a wonderful week. This is the news and information for the week of March 31, 2023.

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First on tap.

The upcoming May 6 city charter election is starting to make headline news. Of the eleven charter amendments on the ballot, Proposition K is gaining attention. If voters approve Proposition K, it will add a section to the city charter requiring city officials to create a climate department and enact regulations addressing climate change. The legislation also begins the process of having the city become the electric company for El Paso.

In other news.

The Texas Observer, which has been operating as a non-profit news organization since 1954, announced that it would shut down today earlier this week. However, former and current staff members of the publication launched a successful crowdfunding campaign. After raising almost $300,000 online, the board of the non-profit reversed the planned shutdown. As of yesterday morning, the non-profit’s Gofundme account reported the publication had raised $313,988.

Another headline making the rounds across El Paso is the viral video of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper chasing a red car into México. Once in México the Texas trooper removed and arrested the driver at gun point, leaving the driver on the ground and returned to his vehicle.

After words, the trooper is shown returning the driver to their vehicle and talking to them while Mexican officials monitor the interactions.

Mexican officials allowed the trooper to return to El Paso and released the Mexican citizen because they had not been accused of a crime in Mexico.

And that is our news report for this week. Thank you for joining us today. This has been El Paso News Week In Review.

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Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...