I have broken my promise to be a contributor to this site and write essays on issues of importance to our community, our state, and our country. Mea Culpa – my bad. As I get closer in my quest to shed most of my community activities and get closer to full retirement, I now find… Read More Where is my country? I cannot find it!
The 23rd Day 0f the 3rd month, in the second year of the C-19 era. Dateline El Paso Texas … Home of the Amigo Man! H. W. “Bill” Sparks The world was already awake and a half-step ahead of me when I awoke this morning. The air outside was crisp and the skies were clear… Read More Dateline El Paso Texas … Home of the Amigo Man!
By Víctor M. Macías-González I first met Juan Sandoval in the Fall of 1982, about a year after Juan had settled in El Paso to work at the UT-El Paso Library. I was in the seventh grade, enrolled in the El Paso Independent School District’s Gifted and Talented Program. Each participant conducted a research project… Read More Remembering Juan Antonio Sandoval, Jr. (1946-2021)
According to a video titled “Crosno’s Radio Reminiscences,” in 1955, Steve Crosno got his start at KGRT in Las Cruces doing commercials. Eventually he was given his own show at the ripe age of 16-years-old, on his birthday on August 6, 1956. Crosno was subsequently hired at KELP which “was one of the top 40… Read More “Cruising with Crosno,” The Lost Tapes
By Roberto José Andrade Franco On the Thursday before Thanksgiving, my cousin died. He tested positive for COVID-19 and got admitted to the hospital a few days before then. “You guys used to be close,” my wife said after my mother told me of his hospitalization. “You should call him.” A day later, my mother… Read More Humberto Rosales
Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Calls Firings and Suspensions for Misconduct a Step Forward Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) calls today’s announcement of disciplinary actions by the U.S. Army significant and important progress towards justice as well as lasting change within the military branch that Pvt.… Read More LULAC: Army’s Actions At Ft. Hood Affirm Vanessa Guillen’s Life
Since March the beginning of Covid 19 and how the city has handled this interesting situation currently it would appear that neither left nor right hand or foot knows what the hell they are doing. We have been witness to how utterly incapable every level of government has been throughout this crisis. From our congressional… Read More El Paso and C19
Over the past two years since Congressperson Veronica Escobar was voted into the seat there’s been a bit of neglect on her part with regard to Veterans Issues in El Paso. El Paso has about 45,000 Veterans that have served our country during Peace and during conflict. We have taken the oath to protect these… Read More VERO & THE VETERANS
By Claudia Florés I first found out in a text message from my brother on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3:09 PM EDT – “The family has checked in. We’re all okay here. [Cousin and Aunt] were at Sam’s next door but they’re okay.” Despite being very close to my brother, he’s a man of… Read More An Open Wound in Plain Sight
“I think we wont ever forget what happened that day.” Alicia Villa turned seventy-five this January. She was at Walmart that day having her car serviced. Not only did she survive the shooting, but she helped another person exit the building.