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El Paso marchers join global protest against kidnapping of Mexican students in Ayotzinapa El Paso marchers join global protest against kidnapping of Mexican students in  Ayotzinapa Featured Nov 25th Hector Bernal Photo by Aaron Montes, Borderzine.com EL PASO—With their fists raised in mid-air, more than 80 persons including students, and teachers, marched through downtown streets shouting out against the kidnapping and suspected killing of......Read More
Today’s parents challenged by tech trends changing childhood experience Today's parents challenged by tech trends changing childhood experience Education Nov 23rd Alexsia Licon EL PASO – Vanessa Canales has seen her daughters — ages 2 and 3 — give up playing with dolls and switch to spending long hours every day glued to the family’s iPad and her iPhone. And she’s all for it. Sophia,3,......Read More
Fire, dance, fun fuel Odd Lab entertainment project Fire, dance, fun fuel Odd Lab entertainment project Art & Cultura Nov 19th Borderzine Staff Odd Lab, a flow arts entertainment troupe, found a new level of expression while preparing for its performance at El Paso’s Chalk the Block festival in October. “This pushes us to a theatrical production standard that we’ve......Read More
Justice, peace of mind elusive when sexual assaults aren’t reported Justice, peace of mind elusive when sexual assaults aren't reported Featured Nov 18th David Chavez EL PASO – Isabel’s big plans for college and medical school were shattered when she was raped and made pregnant when she was 17. The statue Lady Justice watches over the lobby of the El Paso County Courthouse. According to the......Read More
At 80, El Paso folklorico pioneer Rosa Guerrero still lets faith guide her steps At 80, El Paso folklorico pioneer Rosa Guerrero still lets faith guide her steps Art & Cultura Nov 17th Renee Malooly EL PASO – Dressed in a bright orange jacket adorned with a necklace and a crucifix pendant, Rosa Guerrero flashes a warm smile, projecting the trademark youthful spirit and upbeat stamina that belie her approaching 80th birthday. Rosa......Read More
Artist Jaime Carbó Marchesini makes curious tribal pop in Baja Artist Jaime Carbó Marchesini makes curious tribal pop in Baja Art & Cultura Nov 17th Matt Phillips Rosarito Beach, a 30-minute jaunt south by bus from Tijuana, is low-key on many weekday mornings. There weren’t many tourists around when I went to visit painter-sculptor Jaime Carbó Marchesini, just the beachside resort town’s......Read More
Border job growth tied to better college prep, school funding Border job growth tied to better college prep, school funding Business Nov 13th David Chavez EL PASO – Political and community leaders on the U.S.-Mexico border are promoting improved college graduation rates as a key to future economic development in the region. The importance of increasing the number of college graduates......Read More
Award-winning writers team up in Texas to broadcast unique national showcase for creative writing Award-winning writers team up in Texas to broadcast unique national showcase for creative writing Art & Cultura Nov 13th Helen Yip EL PASO – A little stubble on his face, a fedora hanging on an empty microphone to his right, Daniel Chacon is ready to record Words on a Wire, a KTEP-FM weekly radio show that showcases some of the best in creative writing. The......Read More
Music, pizza and love make recipe for couple’s business success Music, pizza and love make recipe for couple's business success Art & Cultura Nov 12th Marilyn Aleman EL PASO—The powerful aroma of homemade dough, tomato sauce and spices baking in the oven accompanied by the sensuous strumming of an acoustic guitar welcomes customers to the tiny, late night Pizza Joint. Melissa Maese, owner of......Read More
Smith-Soto’s street photography – the human condition, one frame at a time Smith-Soto's street photography - the human condition, one frame at a time Art & Cultura Nov 10th Maria Esquinca With one quick motion of his finger on the camera shutter release, David Smith-Soto erases the boundaries of time and eternalizes an intimate instant as two lovers stare into each other’s eyes. “It’s a glimpse of intimacy,”......Read More