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Fracking squeezes more natural gas from the desert, but it may also inject new pollutants Fracking squeezes more natural gas from the desert, but it may also inject new pollutants Business Aug 19th Joshua Espinal EL PASO — Arnold Escobar leaves his apartment under the hot sun of Odessa, Texas, a desert region abundant in oil nicknamed the Texas Petroplex, drives past oil derricks and pumpjacks, to a remote well site where heavy machinery......Read More
Declining minority representation in American newsrooms dominates discussion at convention of Hispanic journalists Declining minority representation in American newsrooms dominates discussion at  convention of Hispanic journalists Diversity & Ideas Aug 14th Aaron Montes Hispanic Link News Service publisher Charlie Ericksen takes the microphone after being honored by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in San Antonio. Photo credit: Aaron Montes SAN ANTONIO – The celebration of the National......Read More
Economy, military deployments challenge animal rescue groups Economy, military deployments challenge animal rescue groups Economy Aug 13th Benjamin Woolridge EL PASO — Three years ago, El Paso’s Animal Rescue League was confronted by the crisis of animal overpopulation. The “no-kill” shelter experienced the impact of an economic downturn that left many of its four-legged......Read More
Un día en la vida de un niño Tarahumara Un día en la vida de un niño Tarahumara Art & Cultura Aug 3rd Cristina Castañeda Alumnas de la Escuela Bilingüe Tarahumara portando el uniforme durante receso. Cd. JUAREZ — Con un amanecer no muy diferente a los demás, el contorno de la montaña ya visible gracias a los primero rayos de sol, una briza fresca......Read More
Mindless in Gaza Mindless in Gaza Diversity & Ideas Aug 1st David Smith-Soto LAS CRUCES, NM — After three weeks in Europe I returned to my patch of high desert and basked in the hundred-degree afternoon knowing there is no place like home and with some new perspectives on the tragic human strife we see in......Read More
Grassroots Rios Online Radio to promote El Paso music talent Grassroots Rios Online Radio to promote El Paso music talent Art & Cultura Jul 31st Nancy Lorain Watters Gabriel Acuña, left, and Joseph Brooks showcase El Paso musicians on Rios Radio Online. Photo credit: Lorain Watters EL PASO — Beer bottles clink in the hands of burly men as ACDC pounds on the speakers. Under the sound......Read More
As migrant crisis hits U.S. border, El Paso keeps it classy As migrant crisis hits U.S. border, El Paso keeps it classy Featured Jul 31st Rick Brunson It’s a sweltering summer Sunday night in El Paso, Texas, at the city’s new downtown baseball stadium, where the local Triple-A team, the Chihuahuas, is leading the visiting Tacoma Rainiers at the seventh-inning stretch. As the......Read More
Border portraits – A streetcar named Nostalgia Border portraits – A streetcar named Nostalgia Art & Cultura Jul 25th Deshlee Ford Raul Apodaca, owner of a streetcar located at S Mesa St and E 3rd Ave in downtown El Paso, says he bought it in from the City in 1996. (Deshlee Ford/Borderzine.com) _____ Editor’s note: This is another in a series of people......Read More
Lawmakers call for more transparency in port-of-entry funding Lawmakers call for more transparency in port-of-entry funding Business Jul 24th Anna Giless El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser makes his case for more funding of border crossings that connect El Paso, Texas to Juarez, Mexico at a House Subcommittee on Border and Martime Security hearing Wednesday. (Anna Giles/SHFWire) WASHINGTON......Read More
One last round – Juarez boxing legend considers a last fight One last round - Juarez boxing legend considers a last fight Featured Jul 17th Juan Raygoza EL PASO — With fading tattoos over his body and muscles giving way to extra body fat, the once middleweight underdog champion coaches young kids in a brand new downtown Juarez boxing gym arguing with himself whether he should fight......Read More