The El Paso City Attorney and the Executive Director of the Downtown Management District (DMD) want the Texas Historical Commission to remove Duranguito from the National Register of Historic Places which would endanger the Downtown National Historic District. City Attorney Karla Nieman, at the direction of five members of City Council, and Joe Gudenrath, Executive… Read More Keep 13 Duranguito Properties That Are Eligible for Inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places and Save the Downtown National Historic District!
One of fronterizo artist José Montoya’s powerful images is a color photograph titled “Resistance Dance.” It depicts a dancer wearing black laced high-heel shoes, and a black skirt with black fringe. The dancer is photographed in front of the mural painted by David Herrera and El Mac at Mills and Stanton streets in downtown El… Read More Resistance Dance: The Art of José Montoya
By Dr. Oscar J. Martínez* Despite the crushing financial downturn faced by the city as a result of the covid-19 crisis, on April 28, 2020, by a vote of 6-2, the El Paso City Council rejected the Annello/ Rodríguez proposal to stop the fiscal bleeding by suspending the building of two non-essential and costly projects,… Read More CITY LEADERS MUST ABANDON PLANS TO BUILD COSTLY PROJECTS
Seven years ago today, the City of El Paso continued its revitalization plans for downtown El Paso by making way for the ballpark. The ballpark was the cornerstone of the attempt by city leaders to create an arena at the location of an Hispanic community known as Duranguito. To make room for the arena, that… Read More Seven Years Ago Today, El Paso Demolished Its City Hall
By Miguel Juárez On Monday, April 13 at 9:05am, there was a Special City Council Meeting with six agenda items. Item 6 on the Agenda reads as follows: “Discussion on renovating the Abraham Chavez Theater and/or the civic center with funds authorized by the ‘Museum, Cultural, Performing Arts, and Library Facilities’ ballot proposition of the 2012… Read More Let’s do this right El Paso!