• September 28, 2021

Tags : san eli

Winners announced in San Elizario ISD’s Innovator Competition

On Monday, San Elizario ISD officials announced the winners in their 4th annual STEM Tank Innovator Competition. Students were asked to submit an “invention,” which they create using components that already exist, or an “innovation,” which they create from scratch. While the projects were based on global issues, students were encouraged to think about what […]Read More

San Elizario Moves to Protect Biodiversity, Increase Knowledge of Bees,

Tuesday night, the San Elizario City Council unanimously passed an ordinance protecting three species of plants that are also of economic significance. In addition to the vote, the community is set to host a week-long event, Bee Real to introduce community to unique scientific characteristics and opportunities for economic development. Via a news release, officials […]Read More

Sounds of The Desert: Cuyo Garibay

Last weekend I was in the San Elizario Historic District at Placita Madrid, working on a Valentine’s related story, when I was swept away by the captivating strings of the guitar and I was immediately lost in a melodic trance. I thought it had to be a CD or someone’s iPhone playlist, as I walked […]Read More

Colonias on the Border Struggle with Decades-old Water Issues

Twenty-three years ago, Olivia Figueroa left her neighborhood in Chihuahua, Mexico, where she didn’t have basic services, and immigrated to the U.S. She paid $40 to cross the Rio Grande, only to arrive to another community that also lacked services — often referred to as a colonia — in San Elizario, Texas. As in Mexico, the colonia had no electricity, […]Read More

San Elizario’s Last Stand: Protesting the Pipeline

It’s 7 a.m., and the sun is just peaking over the horizon. The streets and the highway are quiet on this particular Saturday morning in San Elizario. A mist surrounds the town, dropping visibility to 2 miles. On Oct. 1, a group of about 20 people made the trek through the heavy mist to gather at […]Read More

Rep. Hurd set to Visit San Eli, Van Horn Next

Congressman Will Hurd is set to have meetings in San Elizario and Van Horn next week as part of his Tech2Town Summer Road Trip. Rep. Hurd shares, “To have a qualified workforce, we must ensure access to technology education and development for all ages and abilities—and not just in the big cities like San Antonio and El […]Read More

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