By David Pacheco Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time, just ask local artist Josh Arthur who's been using decorative outdoor wicker furniture for his art. Somewhere in between walking along the sandy shores of Pacific Beach, riding a ferry across the Puget Sound, or standing in the front row of an Ice Cube concert, Josh Arthur got the inspiration to become an artist. [...]
Words & Photos by Danielle Urbina It’s a fairly warm Sunday morning in downtown El Paso, and everything seems to be as it should. The banks are closed, the bustle of the busy streets is almost non-existent and there are small groups walking to and from church. Driving down Mesa is seemingly the same as [...]
Words by Farzad Farrokhnia I felt almost as excited as I used to get in 5th grade when I’d rush home after school to catch old episodes of The Justice League on Cartoon Network. It was only 2pm and I was already well into my work day. I was excited because earlier that day, I [...]
In South Central El Paso, a gathering of people buzz with the sounds, sights and smells of authentic Mexican culture. As they prepare for the upcoming Dia De Los Muertos celebration on Oct. 30 to 31, the regular crowd at Mercado Mayapan enriched us in a lesson on history and overcoming life’s obstacles.
“Dear Mr. Hernandez Pacheco, This letter refers to your request for asylum in the United States…” states a letter dated August 22, 2011. This letter holds the key to Alejandro Hernandez Pacheco’s future of escaping the murderous city of Juarez for the rest of his life. He sits silently in front of various reporters and their cameras- the same cameras that could have cost him his life many months ago.
The mission of La Red is to align Mexican-American leaders to achieve economic and political success while also promoting and preserving values and culture. Together, the group has helped the Mexican-American business community thrive and develop, despite setbacks caused by the violence in Mexico. We caught up the organizations President, Jose Luis Mauricio to tell us more about their efforts.
Superstition says you’re supposed to hold your breath as you pass a cemetery, but if you hold your breath long enough to pass Concordia Cemetery in its entirety, you may just land yourself within the gates. For years, Concordia Cemetery, located in central El Paso, has been one of the largest, most historic cemeteries in the Southwest.