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Occupy Movement Takes on El Paso

Nov 01, 2011 No Comments by Danielle

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 [...]

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Kern Businesses Come Together in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments by Jessica

The Kern neighborhood businesses are teaming up for a cause. Throughout the month of October, area restaurants and shops will participate in charity auction, Kern for the Cure, to benefit the local Susan G. Komen affiliate.

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Mexican Photographer Granted Asylum in the United States

Oct 04, 2011 2 Comments by Danielle

“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.

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La Red: How to Make it in America

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments by Danielle

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.

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A New Hope for Juarez

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

The decline in the number of homicides this year has mixed reviews, but for many business owners, there is a renewed hope for Juárez. This positive expectation has not only sparking many owners of nightclubs and eateries to open their doors to the public this December but it also poses to return some of the city’s long lost livelihoods to committed residents.

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Beto O’Rourke: Running Up That Hill

Oct 03, 2011 No Comments

On September 15, former city Representative Beto O’Rourke officially announced that he is seeking the Democratic party nomination for United States Representative of the 16th District of Texas. Many believe that O’Rourke is the first true challenge for the seat which has been held by eight-term incumbent Silvestre Reyes since 1996 . The buzz about their stark differences, and the whether or not El Pasoan’s are ready for a fresh take on Washington is growing to a loud peak.

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Texas Senator José Rodriguez: Breaking Border City Assumptions

Sep 06, 2011 2 Comments

The violence in Mexico has become a media sensation that has provided journalists with the opportunities to spin small, insignificant stories into detailed front page tales, depicting a world full of violence to those who do not reside among the borders.Senator Jose Rodriguez sat down with TSM though to urge communities to think beyond the headlines.

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Being Irish in the Sun City: The Notre Dame Club of El Paso Invites You

Sep 06, 2011 1 Comment

Here in the Sun City, there are a lot of Notre Dame fans, whether they are alumni, the families of students, or simply just love the Irish. What most people don’t realize though, is that there is an award winning alumni club right here in El Paso, The Notre Dame Club of El Paso to be exact, and it’s not just open to alumni, they want all Irish fans to come out and show their support.

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Total No Recall

Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

Jody Casey is spearheading the No Recall initiative in El Paso and TSM had the good fortune of speaking with her. This is her first venture into political activism, and although many people were compelled to get involved because of the unintended targets of this initiative, for Jody it was about the rights of same sex couples.

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8 Social Networking Smarts for your Business

Aug 01, 2011 1 Comment

Known for his antics with local gossip blog, The Mutha Effing Prince and as the Social Networking Manager for The Stanton Magazine, Vasquez recently ventured into the world of public relations. His new company, SOCIALite Media Group, is set on helping others increase their friends, followers, and ultimately, customer base. The TSM crew decided to share the wealth, though, and asked Vasquez to divulge a few secrets and tips to implement at your nine-to-five.

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