Posted inPolitics

Woody Hunt Unseated As Largest Campaign Contributor

A preliminary analysis by El Paso News of the campaign financial reports show that Woody Hunt is not this election season’s largest political contributor to the city council campaigns. This city council election cycle largest campaign contributor is J.P. Bryan, according to the latest campaign reports. Bryan is a Houston-based businessman in the energy sector […]

Posted inOpinion

Opinion: Introducing The Political Gossip Corner

As the runup to the next election intensifies, the rumormongering around political operatives intensifies among the politicos. These include who is planning on running, who is not running and who has been dissuaded from running for office. Politicians are counseled on when to run and for what office to run for. These conversations are held […]

Posted inSegundo Barrio

Plan El Paso

In 2011, Plan El Paso was awarded the Smart Growth award as a model for making cities more compact. Smart growth has being dubbed as the future of America’s urban cities. However, smart growth has a flaw that proponents tend to ignore. Smart growth works by displacing poorer neighborhoods to make way for redeveloping the […]

Posted inEl Paso

Analysis of City Election Runoffs Since 1998

Oscar Leeser and Dee Margo are headed towards a runoff election sometime in December. Runoff elections are scheduled 45 days after the votes ae canvassed. In addition to the Leeser-Margo runoff there are also runoffs between Alexsandra Annello being challenged by Miriam Gutierrez. In District 4, Joe Molina will face off against Sam Morgan. There […]

Posted inMetropolitan Planning Organization

An Opinion Editorial: The El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) RMS-MTP Draft Plan

By Miguel Juárez For years, we were told that impending changes for Interstate 10 were merely concepts. With the availability of funding, officials are closer to having these concepts become realities.  Agenda Item #2 at the Friday, September 17th meeting of the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) seeks to “discuss and approve the Regional […]

Posted inCultural Whitewashing

No Somos Twin Cities Says Managing Editor

Antonio Garza, the Managing Editor for the tabloid ElBridge, articulated in Spanglish the whitewashing of El Paso rather well. In the Spring 2003 issue published by the Bridge Center for Contemporary Art, Garza writes that “in this climate of changes, deberiamos aclarar ciertas cosas, about who where we’re at, so to speak.” Garza goes on […]