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Mindless in Gaza Mindless in Gaza Featured 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 Featured 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 Featured 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 Featured 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
Rural schools struggle to roll out online Common Core tests Rural schools struggle to roll out online Common Core tests Education Jul 17th Erin Bell Forty-two states decided to use Common Core standards, starting in 2009 and 2010. Out of those states, many have chosen to join assessment consortium, which provide online testing related to the standards. For some rural schools, administering......Read More
Birth of her son moves her to overcome learning delays from childhood meningitis Birth of her son moves her to overcome learning delays from childhood meningitis Featured Jul 10th Karina Moreno CIUDAD JUAREZ — Rocio Jiménez, 31, lives in colonia La Cuesta, one of the poorest sections of this city, in a small two-bedroom house with her husband and six-year-old son. Although she seems to have a normal life, Jiménez has......Read More
José Antonio Vargas, el indocumentado más privilegiado José Antonio Vargas, el indocumentado más privilegiado Featured Jul 4th Elio Leturia CHICAGO — José Antonio Vargas ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida escondido detrás de un secreto: Vivir indocumentado en los Estados Unidos. Cerca de 12 millones de personas en los EEUU comparten tal secreto bajo el miedo de la......Read More
More Hispanics go to college after high school, but less actually graduate More Hispanics go to college after high school, but less actually graduate Featured Jul 4th Jessica Salcedo EL PASO — Eight years ago, when 24-year-old Rosalie Aguirre moved from Durango, México to El Paso to receive an education, she had no idea of the multiple steps she would have to take to receive a bachelor’s degree. After......Read More