María Teresa Márquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Electronic Mailing List

Reprinted. First published in Mujeres Talk, (2014), and in the Women in Library history blog (2019). By Miguel Juárez These days we take e-mail and electronic lists for granted, but imagine a world where there is no e-mail or exchange of information like we have now?  That was the world for Humanities Librarian María Teresa… Read More María Teresa Márquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Electronic Mailing List

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”

Eulogy: Things You Didn’t Know About Jaime O. Perez, 1954–2017, QDEP

Remembering the late Jaime O. Perez. By Miguel Juárez Jaime was an Author/Writer Jaime was the author of Traditional Ceremonial Pathways: A Pilgrim’s Journey (2003, Sun Circle Press) and was the translator for Tzol Ek: Mayan Astrology (1991, Communidad Indigena Maya). He was fluent (reading and writing) in Spanish and English. On January 26, 2017,… Read More Eulogy: Things You Didn’t Know About Jaime O. Perez, 1954–2017, QDEP

How El Paso Became The County Seat & Ft. Bliss Was Reopened

American history usually glosses over many historical details especially when it does not fit the Anglo-centric worldview of what is real. The issue of Duranguito and the ongoing de-Mexicanization of El Paso is not new. Rather it has been ongoing since Texas revolted from México. Most El Paso residents do not know, or have forgotten… Read More How El Paso Became The County Seat & Ft. Bliss Was Reopened