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Francis Regalado

Francis Regalado is a recent graduate in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso. She has written for Borderzine and the Tejano Tribune. Francis is a native El Pasoan and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Neighborhoods

El Paso Area Chapter of the Red Cross supports National Preparedness Month

El Paso Area Chapter of the Red Cross supports National Preparedness Month

by Francis Regalado // September 5, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), encourages all Americans to ready themselves for any emergency or disaster. Mark Matthys, executive director of the El Paso Area Red Cross, said he hopes that families use this time to open up discussions on emergency preparedness. More…

Neighborhoods

Renovation of San Jacinto Plaza begins

Renovation of San Jacinto Plaza begins

by Francis Regalado // July 25, 2013

The renovation of San Jacinto Plaza is underway. Streets are blocked off. Chain-link fencing wraps around the square. The sounds of jackhammers fill the air. The 18-month project is the result of years of planning and community input, including an open house that took place on June 20, sponsored by the City of El Paso Engineering and Construction Department. More…

Neighborhoods

August neighborhood summit to highlight ‘partnering with people from parties to projects’

August neighborhood summit to highlight ‘partnering with people from parties to projects’

by Francis Regalado // July 17, 2013

The City of El Paso Neighborhood Services Division and the El Paso Neighborhood Coalition (EPNC) will team up this summer to sponsor the 9th Annual Neighborhood Summit, a forum that is free and open to the public and neighborhood associations. The summit will be held on August 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 9600 Sims Drive, the Ysleta Independent School District Administration & Cultural Arts Center. More…

Neighborhoods

A new era of lucha libre takes hold in central El Paso

A new era of lucha libre takes hold in central El Paso

by Francis Regalado // July 4, 2013

In an nondescript white building near the corner of Pershing Dr. and N. Stevens St., in central El Paso, the Ontiveros family carries on the tradition of lucha libre. A bright yellow sign hangs next to the entrance: “N.E.W. Presenta LUCHA LIBRE DOMINGO JUN 16 5:30.” Lucha libre is a type of professional wrestling in which the contestants, called “luchadores,” wear masks and use rapid, acrobatic techniques to wrestle each other. While the masks keep the identities of the luchadores a secret, we know enough to understand that some wrestlers are good and others are bad. More…