Do We Need a “Senior Lives Matter Movement” for the the Full Reopening of El Paso’s Senior Citizen Centers?

By Miguel Juarez At the El Paso City Council meeting on June 22, 2021 Mayor Oscar Leeser asked city staff to come up with a plan on the reopening of the senior centers.  Instead of coming up with a plan, two city representatives submitted an Opinion Editorial which was published in the El Paso Times… Read More Do We Need a “Senior Lives Matter Movement” for the the Full Reopening of El Paso’s Senior Citizen Centers?

El Paso Seniors Citizens ask for Reopening of Their Senior Centers at City Council Meeting, Mayor Oscar Leeser asks Staff for a Game Plan

By Miguel Juárez At the El Paso City Council Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, twelve people signed up to speak for the Call to the Public and nine of those speakers were senior citizens who asked the Council to reopen their Senior Centers for more than once a week and more than three hours… Read More El Paso Seniors Citizens ask for Reopening of Their Senior Centers at City Council Meeting, Mayor Oscar Leeser asks Staff for a Game Plan

Keep 13 Duranguito Properties That Are Eligible for Inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places and Save the Downtown National Historic District!

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!

Juan Sandoval II by Ronnie Dukes of DUKEScomics.com.

Elvira and Ronnie Dukes are the creative force behind DUKEScomics.com, an independent comic book and graphic novel publisher. Elvira is the writer. Ronnie is the artist/illustrator. This is a link to our website:  https://dukescomics.com/about/Elvira and Ronnie were friends of Juan Sandoval. Dr. Elvira Carrizal-Dukes is an Assistant Professor of Practice for Chicana/o Studies at UTEP.… Read More Juan Sandoval II by Ronnie Dukes of DUKEScomics.com.

NEWS RELEASE, RESTORATION OF SACRED HEART CHURCH IN THE SEGUNDO BARRIO PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AT 11:00AM

El Paso, Texas, November 17, 2020: We are pleased to announce our project to restore Sacred Heart Church in the Segundo Barrio, along with the adjoining ex-Sacred Heart School building and the building housing the Jesuit residence and parish offices. We will hold a press conference this Thursday, November 19 at 11:00am at the Father… Read More NEWS RELEASE, RESTORATION OF SACRED HEART CHURCH IN THE SEGUNDO BARRIO PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AT 11:00AM

50th Anniversary of the filing of the landmark school segregation case Alvarado et. al vs. El Paso Independent School District

Press Release Link: Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrc-yurzosEtFw-rOod13_fDgSIHDstZvM For Immediate Release, Date: October 24, 2020 Contact: Raymundo Eli Rojas, rayrojas@rayrojaslaw.com The El Paso Chicano(a) History and Preservation Project will mark the 50th Anniversary of the filing of the landmark school segregation case Alvarado et. al vs. El Paso Independent School District[1]. The milestone will be observed on Oct.… Read More 50th Anniversary of the filing of the landmark school segregation case Alvarado et. al vs. El Paso Independent School District

Reopen El Paso Public Libraries

The COVID-19 Pandemic is hurting libraries and library workers.  Cities are responding by furloughing workers which will have long-lasting effects on our communities.  Friends of the Library groups in El Paso have joined together to show solidarity in support of libraries and library workers. This series will feature voices from community members who believe Libraries are… Read More Reopen El Paso Public Libraries