Advocates Say There Could be a ‘Chilling Effect’ After ICE Agents Detained a Woman at Protective Order Court
The “unprecedented” arrest has the potential to further marginalize vulnerable members of the immigrant community.
El Paso Named Safest U.S. City
And the border was declared secure. What does this mean for immigration laws?
A Tale of Six Cities
Modern Texas, as told through the archives of Texas Monthly.
The Other Ellis Island
Segundo Barrio, with its turn-of-the-century tenement buildings and dozens of brightly colored murals, is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the country. As the first community that immigrants encounter after crossing the Rio Grande from Juárez, it is known as the Ellis Island of the border, and over the years it has played a …
An Ode to Album Park
Forty years ago I would burrow inside the nose cone of a three-story rocket slide at Album Park. Not Eastwood Park—officials have force-fed El Pasoans that name since the park opened, in 1968, but, like ketchup on hamburgers, we don’t ever use it. Peering through the steel rods that made up the rocket walls, I …
A Night at Chico’s
Savoring an institution from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
The Best Laid Plan
El Paso’s latest urban redevelopment scheme is one of the nation’s most far-reaching and innovative. It is also, as any resident will tell you, one of its most contentious.
Pride and Prejudice
It’s time for Texas to get smart about its westernmost—and most ignored—city, where an old pass tracks the route of our future.
February 2013: The Cities Issue
Looking ahead to our next forty years.
An FBI investigation is only the latest of El Paso’s problems.
Is Jay J. Armes For Real?
A real-life detective caper, complete with surprise ending.