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...
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 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...
Arts & Culture
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...
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...
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...
Arts & Culture
"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...
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...