El Paso voters have elected Mary E. Gonzalez, an openly gay woman, to the Texas House of Representatives.
The state's attorney general says the congressional boundaries are based on the Republican-led Legislature's plan as required by the U.S. Supreme Court. Some groups say they still give short shrift to minorities.
From Peru to El Paso, Alt Latino explores new bands and remembers musical legends.
Inspired by John Leguizamo’s one-man Broadway show, Freak, Brooklyn-based performing arts activist and educator, Yadira De La Riva, decided to write her own story for the stage.
Josh Rivera wants to shed more light on one of El Paso's dark secrets: human trafficking.
Rivera is the inspiration behind the upcoming "Save the Brave Music Fest," a Christian music concert designed to create awareness and raise money for The Salvation Army's anti-human-trafficking program.
The federal government’s top border official, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin, fought back this week against heightened criticism of President Obama’s border security policy, saying the present-day border is more secure than ever.
Mexodous is a provocative chronicle that documents the life of people turned emigrants-immigrants right on the border.
The Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, led by poet and activist Javier Sicilia settled in at the plaza as the poet told a crowd of several hundred about his son’s killing and stressed once again that the drug-war murders in Mexico are non-discriminatory.
These two tectonic issues — our rocketing Hispanic population and the inadequate education of Hispanic students — are on a collision course that could either end in disaster or in another story of successful assimilation in America.
Obama could take full advantage of the moment by making a range of decisions that don’t require congressional action.
The President delivered a long awaited policy speech on immigration reform yesterday in El Paso to an audience, who was as enthusiastic and happy to see him, as they were forgiving overall at his lack of progress on the issue.
"There is a consensus around fixing what’s broken. Now we need Congress to catch up to a train that’s leaving the station. Now we need to come together around reform that reflects our values as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants; that demands everyone take responsibility."
The President delivered a speech from El Paso, Texas on the importance of fixing the broken immigration system. We have included the video of the full speech here.
First-term El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar traveled to Washington D.C. this week to testify before the Senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She outlined for the senators what El Paso needs to combat the growing costs of keeping that particular area of the border safe. According to Escobar, political rhetoric that paints El Paso as a city under attack or a wall that she feels makes her community look like a "junkyard" does nothing to maintain security in a city consistently ranked as one of the safest in the nation.