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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Behind the Border’s recent surge in triathlons

Gabriela Gallegos, lawyer turned race planner, readies for the Mighty Mujer Triathlon on Saturday

by Cindy Graff Cohen // April 15, 2014

Behind the Border’s recent surge in triathlons

Long before dawn this Saturday, April 19, when most of us will be under warm blankets, nearly 500 women all over the Border Region will be engaged in a whirlwind of activity. They are the women of the 2014 Mighty Mujer Triathlon. More...

Saucedo: Be a voice for abused children

Perspectives

Saucedo: Be a voice for abused children

by Lisa Saucedo, CASA of El Paso // April 10, 2014

Every year, countless children are abused and neglected by the ones they love and trust. It’s time for each of us to speak up for these children so that they may live safe, happy lives. April is a time for us to take a break from our busy schedules and acknowledge these children and say that their lives – and deaths – were not in vain. More...

A little girl named Nohemi: ‘Martyr of Migration’

Neighborhoods

A little girl named Nohemi: ‘Martyr of Migration’

A Frontera NorteSur special report

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // April 7, 2014

By early March, Nohemi was sitting on the border of New Mexico within a stone’s throw of the United States. Only a few days later, on March 11, she was found hanging in a bathroom of a Ciudad Juarez children’s shelter. Nohemi was 12 years old. The still-unexplained death of an Ecuadoran child who was traveling across continents without the supervision of adult relatives has stirred public opinion while recasting scrutiny on a state justice system officials say has been reformed. More...

El Paso Opera presents La Bohème: Two singers talk about their art

Arts & Culture

El Paso Opera presents La Bohème: Two singers talk about their art

EPO celebrates its 20th anniversary with 2013-2014 season

by Cindy Graff Cohen // April 7, 2014

So here we have two women from very different backgrounds, but both with big dreams and big voices that will stop you in your tracks. Neither came from musical families, but both have parents who support their career choice. Both were natural singers who were called on to sing solos at church and other venues when they were just children. Both received no special voice training until they were in college. Both possess a calm poise and grace and a natural beauty. More...

A conversation with Phillip Rodriguez

Interviews

A conversation with Phillip Rodriguez

Filmmaker discusses making documentary about civil rights icon and El Paso journalist Ruben Salazar

by Esmeralda Ojeda // April 3, 2014

Ruben Salazar was a Mexican-American journalist who was born in Ciudad Juarez and raised in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from El Paso High School, received his degree from UTEP, wrote for the El Paso-Herald Post, and went on the become the first Mexican-American reporter for the Los Angeles Times. More...

Sanchez: ‘That Ruben went on to national fame was no surprise’

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Sanchez: ‘That Ruben went on to national fame was no surprise’

Veteran El Paso newsman remembers Ruben Salazar as a young journalist

by Ray Sanchez // April 7, 2014

Did we know that Ruben would grow up to become a nationally respected journalist and the first Latino columnist for a major American newspaper? That he would travel to Vietnam, Cuba, Mexico and more as a foreign correspondent? That he would meet Robert Kennedy, President Eisenhower and Cesar Chavez? That one day he would be commemorated with a U.S. postal stamp? More...

Rosa Guerrero remembers life after the death of Ruben Salazar

Arts & Culture

Rosa Guerrero remembers life after the death of Ruben Salazar

"I turned on the news, and she was hoping it wasn’t the Ruben Salazar she knew from El Paso. But it was."

by Esmeralda Ojeda // April 4, 2014

"My sister-in-law had called me from Ohio. She used to shine Ruben’s shoes. She said, 'Rosa, I just saw on the news that Ruben Salazar was killed in California.' I turned on the news, and she was hoping it wasn’t the Ruben Salazar she knew from El Paso. But it was. Tom Brokaw came out and said, 'Mexican-American journalist killed in California.'” More...

If a teacher speaks and no one listens … did it really happen?

Perspectives

If a teacher speaks and no one listens … did it really happen?

by Vivian Maguire // April 3, 2014

I am an English teacher that has been in the classroom for nine years. As an experienced teacher, I have endured and complied with many new school policies and changes, most of which only affected us teachers. But, two weeks ago my school was informed of some changes that would affect our students, and that, I couldn't stand for. More...