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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 Phillip Rodriguez

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…

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A conversation with Dr. Abraham Verghese

A conversation with Dr. Abraham Verghese

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

by Cindy Graff Cohen // March 13, 2014

Dr. Abraham Verghese is a best-selling author who taught at Texas Tech School of Medicine in El Paso and saw patients at Thomason Hospital, now University Medical Center, from 1991 to 2002. Verghese is the 2014 recipient of the Heinz Foundation’s Arts and Humanities Award. More…

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A conversation with Ellery Schempp

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

Ellery Schempp was a high school junior at Abington School District, just north of Philadelphia, in 1956 when he filed suit against his school for requiring students to read versus from the Bible each day. In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Abington School District v. Schempp that Pennsylvania’s law established a religious practice and was unconstitutional. More…

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Narco Cultura: A conversation with Shaul Schwarz

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

Award-winning Israeli-American photojournalist, Shaul Schwarz, began documenting the violence in Mexico in 2008. After two years photographing the death and heartache, Schwarz decided that still photographs alone couldn’t tell the story. In 2010, he set out to make a documentary that showed the sights and sounds of drug violence in Juarez, resulting in his new film, “Narco Cultura.” More…

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A conversation with Joyce Wilson

A conversation with Joyce Wilson

City manager will stay in office until the end of September

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // October 31, 2013

Wilson sat down with Newspaper Tree this week to discuss her long career in El Paso city government, the controversial Triple-A baseball stadium project, public corruption, her accomplishments, and where she sees the city headed in the future. More…


A conversation with Juan Sandoval

El Paso art collector exhibits selected works at El Paso Museum of Art

by Esmeralda Ojeda // October 9, 2013

Juan A. Sandoval II is a reference librarian and subject specialist at the UTEP library, but his main love has always been collecting art, books and textiles. Over a 30-year period, he has amassed almost 1,000 pieces of art and 7,000 books, all stowed away in his home in Sunset Heights. More…


A conversation with Oscar Leeser

El Paso mayor marks first 100 days in office

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // October 2, 2013

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser marked his first 100 days in office on Wednesday, October 2. Leeser was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and became a U.S. citizen in 1974 after his family relocated to El Paso. He has lived in El Paso ever since. More…


A conversation with Juan Cabrera

EPISD superintendent discusses the public trust, team building and a way forward

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // September 19, 2013

Newspaper Tree sat down with Juan Cabrera in his office on September 12 to discuss his new role as superintendent, the public corruption and cheating scandals, school finance, and what he expects from the district, students, and the community as EPISD moves forward. More…


A conversation with Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria

Chief Financial Officer for the city of El Paso provides insight on the budgetary process

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // August 22, 2013


An conversation with the League of Women Voters of El Paso

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // August 1, 2013


A conversation with John Cook

Cook announces run for Texas Land Commissioner

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // July 25, 2013