Little Birds is a series of vignettes and reflections on border crossings and emancipation. Written by María Elena Gaitán. Musician, storyteller, performance artist, translator and mother, East L.A. born María Elena Gaitán is […]
Miguel Juárez is a multi-disciplinary scholar, artist and Paseño (El Pasoan) and the Editor-in-Chief of El Paso News. He has an MLS from SUNY Buffalo and a BA, MA and PhD from UTEP, as well as graduate Arts Administration and Museum Studies coursework from CSU Dominguez Hills and CSU Long Beach.
He was an academic librarian and archivist from 1999 to 2013. He has published two books: _Where Are All the Librarians of Color: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia_, co-edited with Rebecca Hankins (2016, Library Juice Press) and _Colors on Desert Walls: The Murals of El Paso_, with photographs by Cynthia Weber Farah (1997, Texas Western Press).
His new book on the creation of El Paso's freeway system and the displacement of citizens is currently under review for publication. His reviews, articles and opinion editorials have appeared in numerous publications, books, blogs and in the El Paso Times, El Paso Herald Post, Fusion Magazine, Latino Rebels, Medium and PlayBuzz.
He was on the editorial board of Latinx Talk, an online, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, and moderated forum and on the editorial board of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association. You can contact Miguel at: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @migueljuarez
The Beth El Bible Church, located at 6440 Montana Ave., El Paso, Texas 79925 is hosting a Pumpkin Patch in their parking lot from October 4th to 31st. Information: http://www.bethelbible.org or 915-772-4330. […]
The Border Art Residency has a new home — and is accepting applications for the first artist residency in that new home. After a long run in La Union, NM, the 2021 […]
By Vona Van Cleef, Retired EPISD school librarian and treasurer, Friends of the Library, Main When the COVID-19 pandemic hit El Paso in March, the City closed the libraries. In early May, […]
By Miguel Juárez, PhD In his cooking show promo, Chef Raul Gonzalez, who is better known by his clientele as Chef Rulis states: Welcome to the Chuco Cooking Show. You’re invited to […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]