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September, 2015

  • 21 September

    Pizza with a Politician: Beto O’Rourke

    As part of the El Paso Herald-Post’s mission to spark dialogue, discussion, thought and solutions we introduce Pizza with a Politician. It’s simply a conversation, with a local politician over pizza. All on the record, …

  • 20 September

    Jay’s Journal: The Taco Thief, tap water and El Paso crime

    In El Paso, the crime headlines can be a bit absurd. The criminals in El Paso are so low key that you get breaking news headlines like the one KLAQ tweeted out this week, “El …

  • 19 September

    Tricia’s Take: Harrumphers, High Tech, and Real-World Jobs in El Paso

    The news that a group of Korean American clothing manufacturers from Los Angeles are contemplating moving their businesses to El Paso should be something that is welcomed, but for a lot of social media harrumphers, …

  • 19 September

    Guest Column: Frames of Reference and Art

    I was at an art gallery recently, an event put together by a new friend of mine who is serving as the director of cultural affairs and interim director of the art museum in El Paso, Texas. …

  • 15 September

    Candidate Trump, Dallas and the view from the Street

    Growing up in Texas certain things are a staple: field trips to The Alamo, Friday Night Lights, Selena…and of course politics. This is a touchy topic in most households, but even more so for Latinos. But …

  • 14 September

    Agriculture can save the Monarch butterfly

    Bright orange. With black and white markings. The distinctive Monarch is the king of butterflies. If you can spot one. A number of factors has caused the decline of this beautiful insect. Illegal logging in …

  • 13 September

    Cruz’n the Borderland: Haterade on Tap

    I’ve had the joy of watching, listening to, and becoming friends with local musicians over the years.  As I stated previously, we seriously have some amazing talent here in El Paso.  That being said, there …

  • 11 September

    On 9/11: Reflection and reason defeat evil, and honor all we lost

    Sometimes, in the face of unspeakable and unimaginable horror made real, the human brain races to protect us. It’s part of our DNA: We seek patterns. That animal ate from that tree, ergo it is …

  • 8 September

    Dreams of a Lost Desert

    Some years ago, I had one of my famously odd dreams. Normally I wouldn’t share them with anyone outside of my family, but this one is rather hard to shake. It sticks with me to …

  • 6 September

    Why It Matters: Chihuahuas clinch more than division

    You can’t ‘root, root, root’ for the home team from the press box.  Or so the story goes… With the champagne now drying on the floor of the Reno Aces’ locker room, and the plastic …

  • 5 September

    El Paso readers lose with departure of newspaper copy desk

    The El Paso Times’ announcement that all page-design and copy-editing work for the newspaper was moving to Phoenix, Arizona, next month was short and to the point. There would be a “reduction of about 15 …

  • 2 September

    Guest Column – EPISD’s Cabrera: EPISD is ready to PowerUp!

    Visitors to any of our schools this year will notice that things are different. Sure, they will continue to see the region’s best teachers and employees working to give our students the best education possible. …

August, 2015

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