News Features

Construction work can be an American nightmare for immigrants Construction work can be an American nightmare for immigrants Featured Apr 14th Omar Perez EL PASO — Finding the American dream has always been difficult for new immigrants, but for workers in the construction industry the struggle has been especially tough. Squalid living arrangements and torment from unscrupulous employers......Read More
Texas’ Hispanic population increases by 2.8 million (42%) Texas' Hispanic population increases by 2.8 million (42%) Featured Apr 7th Hispanic Link By Patricia Guadalupe, NALEO Director of Communication Texas experienced exceptional growth since 2000, with the Latino community playing a key role in the record number of new residents added to the Lone Star State, according to an......Read More
The controversy over El Paso’s scenic Trans Mountain Corridor continues The controversy over El Paso’s scenic Trans Mountain Corridor continues Featured Apr 7th Fabián Laveaga EL PASO — Driving along Trans Mountain Road it is possible to enjoy beautiful views of the natural scenery that surrounds the area, and a panoramic view of the city of El Paso. According to The Franklin Mountains Wilderness Coalition,......Read More
El Karaoke-Lounge llega a El Paso El Karaoke-Lounge llega a El Paso Music Apr 6th Dalinda Garcia EL PASO — A unos segundos de pisar el escenario con el micrófono en la mano, la joven se mueve al ritmo de la música y entre gritos y aplausos de la audiencia toma un paso hacia adelante y comienza a cantar una de sus canciones......Read More
The golden poppies were a no-show, but the mountain party blossomed anyway The golden poppies were a no-show, but the mountain party blossomed anyway News Features Apr 6th Isaac Medina El PASO — The northeast section of this high-desert city doesn’t have much to brag about, but it does have poppies — the yellow flowers that bloom in the spring overwhelming the northeast slopes of the Franklin Mountains in gold......Read More
Cesar Chavez remembered by colleagues at Imperial Valley College The golden poppies were a no-show, but the mountain party blossomed anyway News Features Apr 4th Jorge Gallaga IMPERIAL, Calif.–Students, faculty, and friends gathered in the college center of Imperial Valley College to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day on Thursday. Opening the celebration, was a performance by Mariachi Mixteco, followed by......Read More
Imperial Valley residents feel the financial pinch a year after the Easter earthquake Imperial Valley residents feel the financial pinch a year after the Easter earthquake Featured Apr 3rd Emily Ming IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif.–Recovery from the Easter Sunday 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked California’s Imperial Valley on April 4, 2010, has been slow for many whose homes or business buildings suffered damage in the historic......Read More
Southwest Draws 7.3 Million More Latinos in Decade Southwest Draws 7.3 Million More Latinos in Decade Featured Apr 1st Hispanic Link Hispanic presence jumps 34%; California (3 million), Nevada (82%) are major gainers The combined Hispanic population in the nation’s six Southwestern states soared by 34% between 2000 and 2010, growing by 7.3 million to 28.1 million. In......Read More
Juarez violence pushes a pastor and his flock across the border Juarez violence pushes a pastor and his flock across the border Featured Apr 1st Ytzel Arrunada EL PASO – Because of a lawless environment in Juarez in which churches are forced to pay protection money to gangsters or else suffer terrible consequences, the congregation of the Centro Cristiano Familiar Vencedores church felt......Read More
Lowriders unite to honk for César Chávez Lowriders unite to honk for César Chávez Featured Apr 1st Georgia Rodriguez EL PASO – The aroma of freshly waxed lowriders saturated the Riverside High School parking lot as car clubs harkening back to their Chicano roots came together to honk and holler and rock and bounce. Hundreds of people enjoyed......Read More