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September, 2015

August, 2015

  • 31 August

    Father of reporter slain on live TV pleads for stronger gun laws

    Courtesy: WDBJ7

    Op-Ed by Andy Parker: We need to do whatever it takes to end this insanity Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. Since that …

  • 30 August

    Victor Cruz – Cruz’n the Borderland: El Paso is…

    Photo: Alexis, Casas por Cristo Intern 2006

    Let’s be honest: El Paso is a blackhole.  Wait, wait…hear me out. I’ve used that comparison for many years to simply state that, what happens everywhere else  in the country doesn’t happen here, and what works …

  • 28 August

    Jack Lutz – View from the West: My El Paso, Part One

    Photo: city-data/El Paso

     It’s 4 a.m. on a Saturday and I’m looking for a place to eat after a long night of playing poker and I want real authentic Mexican food. I’m cruising Dyer St. , passing the …

  • 24 August

    Special Assignment: El Paso is…

    Photo: NASA

    El Paso is…El Paso.  Unique.  One-of-a-kind.  Self-deprecating and self-loathing.  Conspiratorial and revolutionary all at once. Lost, but ready to be discovered once again. Historic and proud, yet striving to emulate other communities. For many years, …

  • 23 August

    Art Portillo: El Paso is…

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    El Paso Is a hidden gem, located at the edge of Texas. The Biggest state inside the United States. This hidden gem, our city, is a culmination of free-thinking people, great food and most importantly, …

  • 23 August

    Yol-Itzma Aguirre: El Paso Is…

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    El Paso Is… Home. It is the central core to my existence. My heart. I now travel across the country, but when I am sitting in an airport and long for something, I close my …

  • 23 August

    Patricia Martinez: El Paso is…

    Courtesy: oldeamericaantiques.com

    El Paso Is… El Paso is a true melting pot. Mexican, Middle Eastern, Chinese, German, Black, Jewish, Catholic, Yankee, Southern, Spanish, Indian – all those qualifiers have roiled around in this region for hundreds of …

  • 23 August

    Jay Koester: El Paso is…

    Photo: Texas Tech UHSC

    El Paso is something different every day of the week. The city offers a diversity of experiences that is truly amazing. On one day, my young nieces and nephews drop by. I’m shown a lot …

  • 23 August

    Daniel Ornelas: El Paso is…

    Gfx: Mission Trail

    El Paso is an adventure, and growing up in the middle of it, sometimes you wonder what it would be like to live in another city. We don’t have professional sports teams like other Texas cities …

  • 17 August

    The Definitive El Paso Top 25 1/2 List

    Photo: City of El Paso

    Given the nature of Borderland residents to be enthralled with top ten lists that mention El Paso, I present the only list you’ll ever need on what El Paso is. 25: Yes, there really were …

February, 2010

  • 23 February

    A Caretaker’s Final Burden: Freedom

    Sunrise: Visual reminder of new day

    Nine years ago this week, February 23rd, 2001, I unknowingly began the journey of a caretaker. Just a week removed from the death of one of my heroes, Dale Earnhardt, I accompanied my Grandfather to …

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