• April 12, 2021

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Letter to the Editor response: Free speech is what First

Alison Minish-Ford’s letter on April 2, 2018 is a great illustration of how Democrats hate the First Amendment. In her letter, she claims KDBC Channel 4 anchors were forced to “recite creepy Sinclair propaganda” and that the mainstream media cannot be trusted. Is she unaware of the countless news stories that had to be retracted […]Read More

Op-Ed: A President without a plan

On Wednesday Gov. Abbott revealed HHS and DPS had received anonymous calls regarding the facility in San Antonio holding facility. He said the callers alleged there were sexual assaults, some children went the day without being fed, covid-infected children were not quarantined, and the facility was over crowded. He also stated that the Texas Rangers […]Read More

Op-Ed: When it Comes to Election Integrity, the Fraud is

Texas Republicans are moving quickly to deliver on their campaign promise of “election integrity.” However, they have embarked on a path that does little to strengthen the security of our elections, disenfranchises Texas voters, and furthers the false narratives that poison our politics and resulted in death and destruction at the U.S. Capitol. As a […]Read More

Op-Ed: Texas must do more to end Wage Discrimination against

In 2019, Governor Abbot signed legislation banning employers from paying people with disabilities subminimum wages. It’s a well-intended law that puts Texas ahead of many states. But it doesn’t go far enough, and Texas lawmakers should close the law’s loophole that allows for continued discrimination.  This discrimination against people with disabilities has been codified by federal law since 1938 […]Read More

Op-Ed: Farmers and ranchers need a reliable, skilled workforce

The issue of agricultural labor is making headlines again. The U.S. House recently passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. It’s only the second time since 1986 that the House has approved an agriculture immigration reform bill. The bill’s prospects in the U.S. Senate remain unclear. Reliable, skilled labor continues to be a critical issue for […]Read More

Op-Ed: OST programs are essential to children and are now

If there was ever any doubt that learning and youth development doesn’t take place outside of the classroom, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this even more real for parents. As parents navigate distance learning, they often have to find resources to help their kids – whether it is online tutoring, programs to keep their kids […]Read More

EPISD’s Austin High School to get local historical designation marker

El Paso Independent School District Trustees took the first step toward securing an official historical designation from the state of Texas for the beautiful Austin High School campus. On Tuesday, the Board unanimously approved the purchase and installation of local historical marker from the El Paso County Historical Commission’s Markers Committee at the Austin campus. […]Read More

Video: Jud Burgess of Brave Books deep dives into Dr.

Is Dr. Seuss a racist? You decide. Jud Burgess discusses the fallout of the recent decision to discontinue six of Dr. Seuss’s beloved children’s books. Six of Dr. Seuss’ older children’s books were just discontinued because of perceived racism/ignorance/insensitivity to various cultures. “This I believe is a discussion that needs to be had amongst ourselves […]Read More

A Look Back: Monster Movie Mayhem in Midtown El Paso!

I was young, and didn’t care about going to the movies by myself, especially if it was a monster movie. If my friends weren’t around I would just catch the bus from the intersection of Paisano and Hammett. Part of the thrill was the bragging rights – and the wait for Monday morning to tell […]Read More