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Food truck trend continues to grow as profits roll in Food truck trend continues to grow as profits roll in Business Oct 31st Karla Ronquillo EL PASO — A hungry motorist driving on the desert highway on the east side of this border city could suddenly come up on Jesus Ramos’ El Vaquero food truck, stop and enjoy an “elotes,” a corn concoction that......Read More
Now cheer this, Super Fans take a stand for the crowd Now cheer this, Super Fans take a stand for the crowd Featured Oct 28th Hector Bernal There are sports fans, and then there’s the Super Fan – that extra player in the stands who cranks up the crowd to cheer, sing and human wave the team to victory, or at least have a good time trying. In El Paso, many people may......Read More
Teacher trades time for big savings with extreme couponing Teacher trades time for big savings with extreme couponing Economy Oct 26th Stephanie Munoz EL PASO – Every Sunday is like Christmas for Diana Lopez when she sorts through stacks of coupons and thinks about all the things she’ll be able give and receive. “I get very excited when it’s Sunday because......Read More
For Hispanics, same-sex marriage another sign of generational culture shift For Hispanics, same-sex marriage another sign of generational culture shift Diversity & Ideas Oct 22nd Borderzine Staff According to a 2013 Pew Research Center National Survey, 55 percent of Latinos identify as Catholic. Recently church leaders have opened discussions on being more accepting of homosexuals, recognizing that they have “gifts and......Read More
New marijuana laws in U.S. violate international treaties New marijuana laws in U.S. violate international treaties Featured Oct 22nd Borderzine Staff Wells Bennett, second from left, discusses the ramifications the U.S. government could face if no action is taken regarding legalized marijuana in several states. He spoke with a panel of international drug policy experts at the Brookings......Read More
Ebola coverage too important to be a competition, editor tells journalists Ebola coverage too important to be a competition, editor tells journalists Featured Oct 18th Borderzine Staff After reports of an El Paso hospital closing its emergency room over a possible Ebola case burned like wildfire through social media Friday, Bob Moore, editor of the El Paso Times, posted the following cautionary note on his Facebook......Read More
Song inspires writer to search for nameless victims in ‘Deportees’ plane crash Song inspires writer to search for nameless victims in 'Deportees' plane crash Art & Cultura Oct 14th Elvin Alves EL PASO — Folksinger Woody Guthrie wrote a poem In 1948 about a plane crash that year in which 32 people lost their lives near Los Gatos Creek in the Diablo mountain range of California. The flight was carrying 28 migrant farmworkers......Read More
David Smith-Soto – Seeing life on the streets through my Leica David Smith-Soto – Seeing life on the streets through my Leica Art & Cultura Oct 12th David Smith-Soto LAS CRUCES, NM — My dad used to say that if Hitler hadn’t started World War II I wouldn’t have been born anywhere, but especially not in Costa Rica. My dad, Leon Smith, was 19, a gangly six-foot tall Jewish kid from Washington,......Read More
Herbal remedies big sellers in wellness strategies for Hispanics Herbal remedies big sellers in wellness strategies for Hispanics Art & Cultura Oct 5th Marilyn Aleman EL PASO— When it comes to trying to keep bodies healthy in the fit-vs-fat wars, this predominately Hispanic border city leans toward natural solutions. Seventy percent of residents here and across the border in Cuidad Juarez say......Read More
Are you a thrifty shopper? The earth says thank you Are you a thrifty shopper? The earth says thank you Art & Cultura Oct 3rd Fredesvinda Rojas EL PASO – Savvy shoppers who hunt through thrift stores and vintage shops to create one-of-a-kind outfits may not even realize they are helping to improve the planet, too. “My family used to shop in those stores because it was......Read More