The Delta Welcome Center, For Senior Citizens Who Used Los Hilos de Plata Senior Center, It’s Now a Matter of Life or Death

By Miguel Juárez, PhD Updated August 28, 2020. The Val Verde neighborhood is a historical community south of the Medical Center of the Americas, and north of Delta Avenue in El Paso, Texas.  The neighborhood is north of the city’s water treatment plant and east of the El Paso County Coliseum.  When President Donald Trump… Read More The Delta Welcome Center, For Senior Citizens Who Used Los Hilos de Plata Senior Center, It’s Now a Matter of Life or Death

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

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

“El Paso Strong” new original country single by Los Niteliters

Updated, July 27, 2020. As we are approaching the one-year anniversary of the August 3rd shootings, a critically-acclaimed three-decades-old, Bay Area group called Los Niteliters has recorded an original country western single titled “El Paso Strong.” The song will be will be officially released on all digital download platforms on July 31st. Jesús “Chuy” Covarrubias,… Read More “El Paso Strong” new original country single by Los Niteliters

City and County Officials Move Homeless Individuals to the Val Verde Neighborhood: Two Long-time Grocery Stores Close

By Miguel Juárez Editor’s Note: Individuals interviewed here have asked to remain anonymous. El Paso News is honoring their requests. This article has been updated. 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. … Read More City and County Officials Move Homeless Individuals to the Val Verde Neighborhood: Two Long-time Grocery Stores Close

Opinion Editorial: Who Speaks for Latinx, Chicanx on Social Media?

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?

Me, several years ago – I can’t imagine trying to get your PhD in this Covid-19 time

By Miguel Juarez, Editor, El Paso News How are you handling getting your degree right now? If you are creating art in response to the pandemic, please send us a scan or use your cellphone to create a jpeg and send it to: miguel@elpasonews.org If you want to include a short summary (a few lines),… Read More Me, several years ago – I can’t imagine trying to get your PhD in this Covid-19 time