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Bring on the casinos-tax free

Pending approval, Las Vegas-style casinos in Mexico

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // October 1, 2014

Bring on the casinos-tax free

Long the subject of contentious debate, Las Vegas-style casinos could be on the verge of official approval in Mexico. In an interview with the Mexican newsweekly Proceso, a congressman in charge of overseeing legislative initiatives related to gaming said full-service casinos will be an integral part of a proposed law substituting the nation’s 1947 gaming law that will be voted on in the coming weeks. More…

Government

DHS: No 'credible information' that terrorists have entered U.S. through Mexico

Government

DHS: No 'credible information' that terrorists have entered U.S. through Mexico

Border security debate abounds in House committee hearings

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // September 18, 2014

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials for the second week have said that there is no evidence to suggest that Islamic terrorists are attempting to enter the United States through the southern border with Mexico. More…

U.S. Congressmen demand freedom for Nestora

Jailed in Mexico since August 2013

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // September 12, 2014


Border Conference goal: discussing growth, trade not security and violence

Leaders will focus on commerce, competitiveness

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // September 10, 2014


Albuquerque residents reflect on Ferguson police killing

See parallells with APD actions

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // September 3, 2014

Education

Rev. Steven Baines to discuss First Amendment issues Friday, Sept. 12

Education

Rev. Steven Baines to discuss First Amendment issues Friday, Sept. 12

Topic: Separation of church and state

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // September 9, 2014

Rev. Steven Baines, a pastor and director of Religious Outreach at Americans United for Separation of Church in State in Washington, DC, will be speaking in El Paso Friday, Sept. 12. More…

3D printing: the future of learning

Models help provide visuals

by Christopher Womack, Journalism in July 2014 // August 21, 2014


More Hispanics go to college after high school, but less actually graduate

Many start at community colleges before transfering

by Jessica Salcedo, Borderzine // August 13, 2014


Education, breaking stigma for those with mental health issues key with minorities

NAMI hosts Minority Mental Health Forum Saturday, July 19

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // July 18, 2014

Arts & Culture

The Border Art Residency

Arts & Culture

The Border Art Residency

Reflecting on the journey that created a residency for artists on the border

by Becky Hendrick, The Border Art Residency // September 29, 2014

We’d lived in La Union for a dozen years before Ray outgrew his studio. We called our big house “the Cantina” because that’s what the building had been for thirty years before sinking into a decade of abandoned disrepair. More…

Punk Rock Flea Market growing pains

Joins forces with Vista Del Sol Flea Market

by Marie Marquez, Newspaper Tree contributor // September 23, 2014


Retaking Public Space: Ciudad Juarez's Monument Cultural Bazaar

The first of two articles on notions and visions of public space in downtown Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // August 26, 2014


Last Thursdays showing steady growth

Event drawing more artists and participants monthly

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

Health & Environment

Climate ironies expose the vulnerable borderlands

Health & Environment

Climate ironies expose the vulnerable borderlands

Intense rain events increasing in frequency

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

New York City made history when hundreds of thousands of people gathered in September to demand real action on curbing climate change, as the United Nations Climate Summit prepared to convene. September, which followed the hottest August ever recorded according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was also a time of great climate ironies in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. A region that has panted through a blistering drought during the past few years was mercilessly inundated with heavier-than-normal rains and unforgiving floodwaters. More…

A tomato lover's fear

Late blight kills plants

by Jennifer Medina Salter, Master Gardener // September 16, 2014


Don't forget fall and late winter fertilizing

Caring for gardens doesn't end with summer

by Doc Stalker, Master Gardener // September 2, 2014


Irrigation not as hard as it seems

Backyard vegetable, garden beds could benefit

by Jennifer Medina Salter, Master Gardener // August 20, 2014

Business & Technology

NAFTA 2.0: A North American Union

Business & Technology

NAFTA 2.0: A North American Union

Gross domestic product of NAFTA about $19 trillion

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // September 15, 2014

U.S. federal lawmakers at a border conference in El Paso on Friday discussed the possibility and need to not only expand and integrate U.S.-Mexico trade further, but also strengthen North American trade by better linking commercial relationships between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. More…

First look: The quest for Atari’s secret desert burial ground

by Kate Gannon, Borderzine.com // September 5, 2014


El Paso mixes old with new in downtown

by Danielle Kutz , Journalism in July 2014 // July 25, 2014


Downtown businesses getting new traffic from ballpark

Spectators stopping in before, after games

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

Perspectives

Polly Harris: A flamboyant El Paso politician

Perspectives

Polly Harris: A flamboyant El Paso politician

The irrepressible "alderbroad"

by Joseph R.M. Longo // September 22, 2014

On May 27, 1989 a jubilant El Paso city representative, Suzanne “Suzie” Azar, declared victory over her opponent by winning 65 percent of the vote. Azar made history; she was the first woman mayor of El Paso. The voters were ready for a woman city executive. Azar’s victory made many women proud especially those who thought electing a woman mayor was not possible .There was one woman who had worked toward this goal and dreamed of this day but who was not there to celebrate the historic moment. Her name was Polly Harris. More…

After the Chihuahuas' Season

What's been the "bounce"?

by Paul Geneson, Freelance writer // September 17, 2014


Guest submission: La Trenza

Personal narrative

by Yasmin Ramirez, Contributor // August 28, 2014


Guest submission: The pink shoes

Personal narrative

by Yasmin Ramirez, Contributor // August 22, 2014

Interviews

Architectural photographer chooses El Paso as stop on 13-day tour

Interviews

Architectural photographer chooses El Paso as stop on 13-day tour

Captures images, adventures along the way

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // July 31, 2014

Armed with equipment including his tripod and digital camera, architectural photographer Lawrence Stevens, took time Thursday morning to photograph buildings in El Paso. More…

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


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

Neighborhoods

One year later and it's All Good

Neighborhoods

One year later and it's All Good

Campaign designed to promote local entertainment, culture

by Felicia Villalobos, Journalism in July 2014 // August 8, 2014

EL PASO – Downtown El Paso is a splat of color against the outline of the Franklin Mountains that is just under the light from the star. Its color is even more vibrant now that trendy locals like Norbert Portillo and Johnny Escalante have moved their businesses to the area. More…

Animals at Humane Society get paws-itive outlook

No-kill policy going on four years

by Lindsey Resignato, Journalism in July 2014 // July 28, 2014


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


Let nature take its course with wildlife?

Licensed wildlife rehabilitator explains how to "rescue" wildlife

by Josie Karam // April 28, 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

Annual time-of-day watering schedule change

Press Releases

Annual time-of-day watering schedule change

October 1 to March 31 is cycle for any time of designated day watering

by Press Release // October 1, 2014

EL PASO, Texas – Beginning Wednesday, October 1st, El Pasoans will once again be able to water their lawns at any time on designated days. The watering days schedule will remain in effect. More…

Tom Lea's El Paso

KCOS Broadcast Premier of Documentary

by Press Release // September 30, 2014


El Paso Museum of Art announces the Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Opening October 3, 2014

by Press Release // September 29, 2014


100 Thousand Poets & Artists for Change

La Mujer Obrera hosts poetry event September 27

by Press Release // September 26, 2014