For abandoning the state that had lifted him up from obscurity, Beto O’Rourke is the winner of one half of our annual booby prize!
The El Paso native and celebrity chef is coming home in support of his new memoir, ‘Where I Come From.’
Plus: JM Stevens’ solo debut album, a documentary examining the border crisis through art, and an El Paso cereal bar.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive ‘Border Tuner’ is visible this month from both cities along the U.S.-Mexico border.
All the news from the “Dallas suburb” of Marfa and the “adjacent” regions of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.
Plus, a clothing company that sports El Paso pride and a one-stop shop for Mexican treats in Houston.
We review more than sixty restaurants each month. Here’s a peek at what’s new!
A pair of Mexico City’s best-known chefs team up to host benefit dinners that shine a light on all that unites this binational community.
One month after a man from Plano drove to El Paso and murdered 22 people, a high school football game between the two communities became a chance to heal.
Weighing Just 107 Pounds and at Risk of Death, an Asylum Seeker on Hunger Strike Finally Gets His Freedom
After 76 days on hunger strike and almost a year in detention, Ajay Kumar has been released from ICE custody in El Paso.
Veronica Escobar, the first Latina to represent El Paso in Congress, isn’t afraid of playing the Washington game—as long as it means the Texas borderlands get the respect they deserve.
In the aftermath of the El Paso shooting, party leaders expect the presidential candidates to address racism and immigration.
At a hearing on Friday, the El Paso doctor said force-feeding was considered medically unethical, but that ICE's rules required her to do it.
A reflection on the recent shooting that left 23 people dead.
The El Pasoan reflects on violence in her hometown, and why it’s important for the Latinx community to tell their own stories.
After last weekend's mass shooting, Ruben Martinez created the viral #ElPasoChallenge to inspire random acts of kindness.
During her set at the Chicago music festival, the pop-country star decried last weekend’s mass shootings.
What the rest of the country will see in the days to come is a city of resilience, compassion, and honesty.
At a jam-packed blood bank, El Pasoans said they were proud of their hometown and expressed dismay that an outsider could wreak such havoc on their city—one of the safest in the country.
One of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history took place on Saturday afternoon.
Frustrated by the perception of the border as a lawless land, two native sons embarked on a 1,200-mile journey to capture, through a series of images and letters, the region’s untold stories.
Four Indian men have refused to eat since July 8 in hopes of being released on bonds while awaiting deportation hearings.
Immigration officials have resumed the much-criticized practice of keeping people outdoors for weeks to relieve dangerous overcrowding.
Juan is believed to be the first parent separated from a child under Trump’s zero-tolerance policy to win permanent protection against deportation.
Diana Natalicio has collected a few hundred UTEP tops over the decades—and has something to say about each of them.
A new exhibit at UT-El Paso displays works by young people held last year at the immigration detention center.
At hearings in El Paso, asylum seekers forced to stay in Juarez told of violence and fear.
One of three Texans to earn a fellowship this year, Jennifer Garza-Cuen explores the interconnections of place and identity in her stunning images.
In their first interview with the press, the two Indian nationals say the force-feeding process was dehumanizing and painful.
The overnight move comes as ACLU files complaints alleging human rights violations.
Commissioner describes a humanitarian and national security crisis while in El Paso.
“It’s really out of control. It’s bad,” said one official of the surge in families streaming across the border.
Whether I lived in Chicago, Germany, or Dallas, I came to recognize one thing: it’s impossible to leave the borderlands behind.
The ”Migrant Protection Protocols” will send asylum seekers to Mexico to wait while their cases are processed.
With just three weeks until his new album, ’Free Spirit,’ the singer from the city of the 915 played the songs that made him a star one last time.
The protesters' key issue with Wilson was her congressional voting record on LGBT issues.
Trump administration officials on Friday said they will continue to push forward with a controversial policy to require at least some Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their claims are heard, but acknowledged they are moving slowly with the process. Officials said El Paso is likely to
The meeting comes as unprecedented numbers of Central American families are seeking asylum.
A federal judge is the latest to rule the tribe's popular casino violates state gaming laws.
In an extraordinary hearing that involved public and private testimony, a federal judge expressed legal support for the practice of force-feeding.
The president also seemed focused on a nearby counter-protest featuring Beto O’Rourke.
El Paso Has Been a Reminder of President Trump’s Failures On the Border. Now He’s Campaigning There.
In a political rally scheduled for Monday, Trump is expected to once again push for a border wall.
El Paso’s favorite adopted son teams up with British superproducers Disclosure to preview his April album release.
Immigration advocates worry that the policy, which is in effect in California, sends migrants fleeing danger towards more violence.
Our state is accustomed to deference from Republican administrations—deference it has earned. Why are our Republican leaders letting him create our narrative?
The city's congresswoman says that Trump lied about the west Texas city during his state of the union speech.
Eleven asylum seekers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso field office have gone on hunger strikes to protest their lengthy detention and what they view as inhumane treatment. Several who have been on a hunger strike for more than a month are being force-fed by ICE. The
Over the years, Texas Monthly’s most celebrated voices have written about the places that shaped them, from the Panhandle to the border. We revisit some of the classics.
Immigration authorities dropped busloads of immigrants at a Greyhound bus station without giving warning to local officials, despite having promised to do so.
In his first town hall since narrowly losing his election, O'Rourke shows he may not be ready to leave public arena.