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June, 2016

May, 2016

  • 23 May

    The Wondering Latina: Portrait of Artist Juan Ornelas

    “Because El Paso is for everyone, Latino, Asian, White…if you’re from here, you’re “Chuco” – artist Juan Ornelas explains to me how he fought to keep the name Chuco in his show title. “People felt …

  • 12 May

    Analysis: Whose Texas GOP Is It, Anyway?

    The Republican Party of Texas’ biennial convention in Dallas gives the heart of the state’s GOP electorate a chance to see their heroes and stars, to assess the current state of the party at the …

  • 4 May

    Survey: Texans Support a Statewide “Clean Energy” Plan

    When it blocked President’s Obama’s Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Supreme Court let Texas off the hook — at least for now — on developing a plan to boost its use of cleaner-burning energy. But most …

April, 2016

  • 25 April

    The Wondering Latina: The ‘She’-roe of Segundo Barrio

    I left the house Saturday morning, armed and ready with my facts, and headed down to ‘Segundo Barrio’ but ended up with a completely differnt story than the one intended. Don’t you love when that happens? …

  • 22 April

    Cruz’n the Borderland: Dear Prince…

    Dear Prince, We never met.  Actually, we got close one time.  You were performing in Las Cruces in late 96 and I was front row at the concert.  You saw me once or twice.  I …

  • 20 April

    Guest Editorial: Saving Downtown El Paso

    In spring 2009 I flew to El Paso, Texas, to interview for an entry-level professorship at the University of Texas. As an architectural historian, I was curious about the historic core of El Paso, whose …

  • 16 April

    Analysis: Legal Matters Could Temporarily Expand Abbott’s Power

    Texas doesn’t have a cabinet form of government, but in Gov. Greg Abbott’s case, it might soon have the next best thing. Two of the state’s relatively new elected officials — Attorney General Ken Paxtonand …

  • 8 April

    Opinion: Time to Cut City Rep. Larry Romero’s Paid Vacation

    El Paso City Rep. Larry Romero is on a golf vacation in Georgia. He is also still asking City Council to excuse his absences from meetings, and still getting a taxpayer-funded paycheck even though he …

  • 1 April

    Analysis: Government is Expensive, No Matter How You Pay

    Cutting prices can be expensive. The Texas Department of Transportation offered upthe most recent example of that, answering the Legislature’s question about what it would take to make the state’s toll roads free. Turns out …

March, 2016

  • 20 March

    Analysis: Three Extra Special Texas Republican Delegates

    Three Texas Republicans could have golden tickets to their national political convention this summer; unlike their colleagues, they’ll be allowed to vote for any presidential candidate they choose, all because Marco Rubio dropped out of …

  • 12 March

    Analysis: What Might Be Next in Texas Politics

    Here’s a political parlor game we’ll call, “And then what?” First, take a political occurrence, and then pop the question. An example from several years ago: Gov.George W. Bush decides to run for president. And …

  • 7 March

    Guest Editorial: Improper Pruning killing El Paso’s Trees

    Ever since the Mulberry Tree was outlawed by the El Paso City Council in 1992, the tree has had a rough life in the area.  But the ban is nothing when compared to what El …

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