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Polly Harris: A flamboyant El Paso politician

The irrepressible "alderbroad"

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

Polly Harris: A flamboyant El Paso politician

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…

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After the Chihuahuas' Season

After the Chihuahuas' Season

What's been the "bounce"?

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

Talk to the Chihuahuas—management, players or fans—and you’ll hear a song of praise for practically everything Chihuahuas. But is there another side of that coin? More…

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Guest submission: La Trenza

Guest submission: La Trenza

Personal narrative

by Yasmin Ramirez, Contributor // August 28, 2014

“Si alguien te pega ¿qué vas hacer?” Ita asked. If someone hits you, what are you going to do?

“Hit them back,” I said. More…

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Guest submission: The pink shoes

Guest submission: The pink shoes

Personal narrative

by Yasmin Ramirez, Contributor // August 22, 2014

For my grandma’s third fifty-fourth birthday, her ex-husband Gil took us out to celebrate. My grandma and he had been separated as long as I could remember, but they’d remained friends. More…

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Guest submission: Hiding places

Guest submission: Hiding places

Personal narrative

by Yasmin Ramirez, Contributor // August 12, 2014

The house I grew up in sits in the middle of the block on California Street in the Franklin Heights area of El Paso, within walking distance of The Point, a tall copper-colored metal pillar overlooking the southernmost tip of the Franklin Mountains. More…


Sun City's first woman state legislator

Part two: Anita Blair's era in office

by Joseph R.M. Longo // August 6, 2014

After winning a bitter election Anita Lee Blair, the newly elected state representative from El Paso, went to Austin to be sworn in. On January 3, 1953, Blair officially took her seat on the first day of the 53rd Legislative session. More…


En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“Construction takes forever to finish and all the detours make it hard for people to go anywhere.”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 29, 2014

There’s a lot of interesting things like the tramway, the Onate trail, the missions and the Chihuahuas baseball team. Also, being in the Southwest has a lot of the two cultures from the United States and Mexico and you can see those two meet here. More…


En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“I would change how we help the homeless, especially the families with children”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 23, 2014

I like the mountains and the view it gives. It provides a nice piece of mind. It is a symbol of safety. More…


Guest column: Dear Mr. President

We are not all immigrants

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


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


En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“You can live a good life”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 2, 2014


En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“I wish there were more Mexican-American people who were empowered.”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // June 24, 2014


En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“I feel that our history teaches us who we are and why the city is important.”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // June 17, 2014


En voz alta: Voices from the borderland

“El Paso is a great place to raise a family, that is it, plain and simple.”

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // June 11, 2014


O'Rourke: VA Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned. So now what?

by Beto O'Rourke, U.S. Representative (D-TX 16) // May 30, 2014


Staudt: New Mexico and Texas display contrasting narratives on border trade and respect for border residents

New Mexico inaugurates the Santa Teresa Intermodal Ramp on May 28

by Kathy Staudt // May 30, 2014


Saucedo: Be a voice for abused children

by Lisa Saucedo, CASA of El Paso // April 10, 2014


Sanchez: ‘That Ruben went on to national fame was no surprise’

Veteran El Paso newsman remembers Ruben Salazar as a young journalist

by Ray Sanchez // April 7, 2014


If a teacher speaks and no one listens … did it really happen?

by Vivian Maguire // April 3, 2014


Downtown Building Jeer No. 10: The Wigwam Saloon fka as The State Theater nka Alamo Shooters

by Newspaper Tree Staff // March 20, 2014


Downtown Building Cheer No. 10: The Buckler Block building

by Newspaper Tree Staff // March 20, 2014


Adauto: El Paso impact fees not needed; new development pays for itself

CIAC chair says our country is in the midst of a ‘housing crisis’

by Ray Adauto, El Paso Association of Builders // March 18, 2014


Wakeem: Impact fee debate a ‘side show;’ not the real issue

Former CIAC committee member says developers want sale of PSB land

by Charlie Wakeem // March 11, 2014


Downtown Buildings Cheers and Jeers: Nos. 11 and 12

by Newspaper Tree Staff // February 10, 2014


We are what we build

On Wed. Feb. 5, expert to discuss link between our built-environment and its effects on our physical and mental health

by Carlos Gallinar // February 3, 2014


Still chuggin' after all these years

El Paso Model Railroad Club turns 64

by Jeffrey McNeal // December 30, 2013