Vince Perez Has Been Cited By The El Paso Police 18 Times For Driving Violations

Vince Perez Has Been Cited By The El Paso Police 18 Times For Driving Violations by Max Grossman County Commissioner Vince Perez of Precinct 3, who is fighting against Iliana Holguin to hold on to his seat, has apparently been fighting another ongoing battle: to keep his driver license. Incredibly, Mr. Perez has been cited… Read More Vince Perez Has Been Cited By The El Paso Police 18 Times For Driving Violations

Paul Foster’s letter to the Mayor and City Council thanking them for voting against agenda item 19.1, which would have suspended the “Arena” and Cultural Heritage Center for budgetary reasons

From: Paul Foster Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:41 AM To: Dee Margo <mayor@elpasotexas.gov>; Peter Svarzbein <district1@elpasotexas.gov>; district2@elpasotexas.gov; Cassandra Hernandez <district3@elpasotexas.gov>; Sam Morgan <district4@elpasotexas.gov>; Isabel Salcido <district5@elpasotexas.gov>; distrist6@elpasotexas.gov; Henry Rivera <district7@elpasotexas.gov>; Cissy Lizarraga <district8@elpasotexas.gov> Cc: Tommy Gonzalez <gtgonzalez44@gmail.com> Subject: Thank you for Defending the Citizens of El Paso Mayor and Council, I just wanted to… Read More Paul Foster’s letter to the Mayor and City Council thanking them for voting against agenda item 19.1, which would have suspended the “Arena” and Cultural Heritage Center for budgetary reasons

El Paso, TX City budget hemorrhaging – city had projected a $6 million surplus for fy2020 (ending Sept. 1), City projecting a $26M deficit. City manager states “Nothing will be open this summer, possible layoffs and furloughs.”

Source: Anonymous Whistleblower: April 13, 2020 City Team Members:  As we are all aware, the current COVID-19 health crisis is causing negative economic and financial impacts for every City and State across the nation. Although, we have strengthened our financial position over the years, we are not immune to this crisis. As a nimble and… Read More El Paso, TX City budget hemorrhaging – city had projected a $6 million surplus for fy2020 (ending Sept. 1), City projecting a $26M deficit. City manager states “Nothing will be open this summer, possible layoffs and furloughs.”

TRACEY JEROME AND THE DEBACLE THAT IS THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER [MACC] By Mark Pumphrey, former Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso

The following article written by Mark Pumphrey, originally ran in El Paso Porkfest on Facebook. Before his retirement, Pumphrey was Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso.  The article has been edited for length.  Posted with permission of the author . El Paso News Team Part One: The new Mexican American Cultural Center… Read More TRACEY JEROME AND THE DEBACLE THAT IS THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER [MACC] By Mark Pumphrey, former Director of Libraries for the City of El Paso

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

Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza

On Sunday May 12, 2019 I was honored to present these two poems at the El Paso Mother’s Day Rally to End Family Separation and Child Detention.  Donna Snyder Tornillo Life is short for children detained in cages. Just like livestock was one ill-considered defense. Children housed in tents under a fierce desert sun, small… Read More Two poems on child detention at the Border and la cultura fronteriza