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Government

City halts transitional housing discussion

Government

City halts transitional housing discussion

Area shelter organizers concerned about potential changes

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 18, 2014

The City Plan Commission deleted discussion and action on a revised ordinance that would implement new definitions of transitional housing to include group residential facilities, halfway houses and homeless shelters from their agenda during their meeting Thursday, July 17. More…

After shootings, new concerns about US Marshals and its history of violence in New Mexico arise

Man shot at his Albuquerque home

by David Correia, La Jicarita // July 14, 2014


Volunteer sites quickly mobilize to aid immigrant families

About 2,000 immigrants have come and gone through the Sun City

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // July 11, 2014


Controlling violence, not drugs, becomes key strategy in Juarez

Mass arrests in neglected areas among tactics

by Lourdes Cardenas, Newspaper Tree // June 27, 2014

Arts & Culture

Last Thursdays showing steady growth

Arts & Culture

Last Thursdays showing steady growth

Event drawing more artists and participants monthly

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 10, 2014

Every last Thursday of the month, artists of all types make their way downtown to showcase their work. More…

Vidas Perfectas: Performance art opera on the Border

El Paso and Juarez host first showing after New York premiere

by Cindy Graff Cohen // July 7, 2014


From seeking inspiration to sources of inspiration

Gaspar Enriquez exhibit features portraits of fellow artists

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // July 3, 2014


Last Thursdays event brings artists, community together

Slide show of Thursday, June 27

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // June 27, 2014

Health & Environment

Mexican fracking foes lose a big round

Health & Environment

Mexican fracking foes lose a big round

Measure to prohibit fracking rejected

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 22, 2014

Mexican opponents of the controversial method of extracting natural gas known as fracking lost an important battle in the Mexican Senate late last week. More…

EPA seeks chemical ban

Soliciting public comment on propsal

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 14, 2014


Fracking fights loom large in Mexico

Anti-fracking forces mobilizing for a moratorium, ban on practice

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 9, 2014


Second Annual Mission Valley Duathlon a success

Slide show: Athletes ran, biked Sunday June 22

by Newspaper Tree Staff // June 24, 2014

Business & Technology

Downtown businesses getting new traffic from ballpark

Business & Technology

Downtown businesses getting new traffic from ballpark

Spectators stopping in before, after games

by Jose Soto, The Prospector // July 3, 2014

The Southwest University Ballpark, conveniently located in downtown El Paso, opened on April 28 and baseball fans have been flocking to the stadium ever since. The local downtown attraction has proven to be both entertaining and lucrative for El Pasoans. More…

In Chihuahua, a dry outlook for farm workers

Mexican farmers block international bridge in day-long protest on April 10

by Andrés Rodríguez // April 28, 2014


Mexican Economy Falters

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // April 25, 2014


Overall economic weakness in Mexico continued in the 4th quarter of 2013

Consensus forecast predicts that GDP growth will accelerate this year

by Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr. and Adam G. Walke // March 21, 2014

Perspectives

Guest column: Dear Mr. President

Perspectives

Guest column: Dear Mr. President

We are not all immigrants

by Felipe de Ortego y Gasca // July 17, 2014

Dear Mr. President:

I was struck by your public remarks the other day when you asserted that “we’re all immigrants,” referring to Americans. More…

En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“I think there should be more concern for historical buildings and remodeling them.”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 16, 2014


Sun City's first woman state legislator

Part one: Anita Blair, election of 1952

by Joseph R.M. Longo // July 15, 2014


En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“I think the best thing about El Paso is our Mexican heritage.”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 8, 2014

Interviews

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…

A conversation with Dr. Abraham Verghese

Former El Pasoan receives Heinz Foundation’s Arts and Humanities Award

by Cindy Graff Cohen // March 13, 2014


A conversation with Ellery Schempp

Plaintiff in Supreme Court case to speak at UTEP on Sunday, February 16

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 15, 2014


Narco Cultura: A conversation with Shaul Schwarz

Documentary filmmaker discusses his film on Ciudad Juárez violence—as reality and entertainment

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // December 6, 2013

Neighborhoods

Border farmers’ market a year-round hit

Neighborhoods

Border farmers’ market a year-round hit

“We’re on the tail end of the winter market, which was incredibly successful,” said Ardovino’s owner and market manager Roberto Ardovino

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // May 22, 2014

Like other farmers’ markets in the United States, Sunland Park’s edition features locally crafted jewelry and artwork, value-added food, fresh produce, eggs, and free range-grown meat. Given its unique border location at the foot of Mt. Cristo Rey, the market is splashed by the influences of Mexican culture, the Spanish language, immigration, and the Chihuahuan Desert. More…

Let nature take its course with wildlife?

Licensed wildlife rehabilitator explains how to "rescue" wildlife

by Josie Karam // April 28, 2014


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


A little girl named Nohemi: ‘Martyr of Migration’

A Frontera NorteSur special report

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

From The Tree

From the Tree: 4 ways Greg Abbott gets the border wrong

From the Tree

From the Tree: 4 ways Greg Abbott gets the border wrong

by Emanuel Anthony Martinez // February 13, 2014

Gangs and public corruption are worthy issues demanding serious attention across the state. Unfortunately, what Abbott gets wrong is his attempt to frame these problems exclusively as border problems. More…

From the Tree: Closing out 2013

News delivered on a clean, free format with straight-to-the-point journalism

by Emanuel Anthony Martinez // December 26, 2013


From the Tree: No comment on corruption is a comment on corruption

by Emanuel Anthony Martinez // December 7, 2013


From the Tree: Systemic failures at TEA worked as designed

by Emanuel Anthony Martinez // November 28, 2013

Press Releases

International initiatives bring Mexican students to UTEP

Press Releases

International initiatives bring Mexican students to UTEP

by Press Release // July 23, 2014

Sixty Mexican students are spending time this summer at The University of Texas at El Paso as part of two ambitious programs promoting scientific research and immersion in the English language. More…

Rodríguez statement on Williams Institute's Report on the economic impact of same-sex marriage in Texas

by // July 23, 2014


PCFF, El Paso Chihuahuas team up to show ‘Field of Dreams’ at Southwest University Park

by Press Release // July 21, 2014


Sun Metro Begins Using 60-Foot Articulated Buses on Route 18, Effective Monday

by Press Release // July 21, 2014