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?

Anti-Protestor Legislation: The New Prior Restraint?

By Fernando Tafoya The United States Constitution is clear. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech..” To silence protestors that do not agree with them, legislators are proposing laws and regulations that violate the constitution. What are these proposals? Why do they violate the Constitution’s first amendment protection? Can government be trusted to… Read More Anti-Protestor Legislation: The New Prior Restraint?

Richie David Marrufo and the Tumblewords Project–writing and reading and music and reading and publishing and reading

Last winter, after moping to everyone I knew that I hadn’t written anything all year worth typing up, I found a small notebook under a stack of old bills and flipped through the pages.  It held the almost illegible scrawl of a poem I had written last year in April in a Tumblewords Project workshop… Read More Richie David Marrufo and the Tumblewords Project–writing and reading and music and reading and publishing and reading

The Reimagine I-10 Study (Widening I-10): Public comment until July 15th

TXDOT has proposed frontage roads and an unnecessary expansion of l-10 from Copia to Schuster that will take about $100 million worth of property and place more high speed traffic, and the added noise, vibrations, and pollution, closer to low income and historical neighborhoods. TXDOT has said that this expansion and frontage road proposal is… Read More The Reimagine I-10 Study (Widening I-10): Public comment until July 15th

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2020 Contact: Matthew Groch, mgroch@citizen.org, (202) 454-5111 Mexican Labor Activist Susana Prieto, on Eve of Possible  Reimprisonment, and U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-Ill.) Call on Mexican President AMLO and President Trump to Remedy Ongoing Worker Abuses and Low Wages Celebration of New NAFTA Premature: It Won’t Help Workers Absent Action to… Read More ***MEDIA ADVISORY***