Not everyone can claim to be related to a certified saint, but David Dorado Romo can. The author and El Paso native traveled to a tiny town in the Mexican state of Jalisco to learn more about his father’s second cousin, Santo Toribio Romo, and discovered some interesting things about his family—and himself—along the way.
Nate Blakeslee talks about immigration and the media coverage of border spillover violence.
The future of Texas depends on how well we are able to educate kids who can’t speak English. Has an elementary school in El Paso figured out the best way to do it?
Thirty years ago, people couldnt believe it: The old man’s elixir boosted crops, ate up sewage, and made the desert bloom. Today half a dozen Texas companies claim the elixir does all that and a whole lot more.
At the port of entry in El Paso, I always tell the agents, “American,” but what I really want to say is “fronterizo”—I’m from both sides.
1. Crave Kitchen and Bar Smack in the middle of El Paso’s Cincinnati Entertainment District is this industrial-cool restaurant that attracts everyone from college kids to suits. Inexpensive yet chic design solutions generate a big impact: Outside, a marquee-style arrow glows with yellow bulbs to amp up the drab facade,…
How the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals mistakes toughness for fairness—and gives the state a black eye.
Not that you’re looking for an excuse, but these five original cocktails concocted by Texas bartenders using local liquors are a thoroughly acceptable reason to pour yourself a drink. Or three.
A few of the state’s best mixologists share their secrets to making delicious drinks.
Two Border Patrol agents are sent to prison while the dope smuggler they pursued and wounded is granted immunity by federal prosecutors and goes free. A miscarriage of justice? Not so fast.
Was I giddy from the altitude or just happy to be strolling the sidewalks of El Paso?
Fourth graders drew disturbing pictures depict the planes hitting the twin towers and people jumping out of buildings.
Including new sets from Alejandro Escovedo, Rhett Miller, and more.
A YouTube video posted by Adair Lion, an El Paso-born rapper, has been viewed more than 100,000 times and was dubbed “The World’s First Pro-Gay Rap Song.”
Thirty-year-old Rodrigo Ulloa-Esquivel of El Paso attempted to "leave no trace" by burning his used toilet paper, but ended up starting a devastating wildfire in New Mexico's Lincoln National Forest.
How to respond to those weird bumper testicles, pledge allegiance to the flag, ask to see the top of someone’s boots, and decide between sweet and dill.
Omar Rodríguez-López on the meaning of Noctourniquet, doing a reunion with At the Drive-In, and getting bored.
The Sun City beats out Houston, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Austin on the Daily Beast's top 25 "Girl Scout Cookie Capitals."
From squatters in Tarrant County to the far-reaching influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council, we’ve rounded up (and broken down) some of the best enterprise stories from around the state.
Six members from Women for the Arts share which museums, collections, and venues travelers should not miss.
Is it time to revisit Larry McMurtry’s Berrybender Narratives?
When people ask me if cartel violence will find its way into Texas, I tell them it already has—and it’s going to get worse.
Quevedo grew up in Juárez and has been a realtor in El Paso for six years. She is an agent for One Realty El Paso.</em As a bilingual realtor in El Paso, with roots in Juárez, I have a lot of connections in Mexico. I got my license in 2004,…
Tony Rancich’s recording studio.
Is nothing sacred? Playing politics with the Texas Rangers ought to be off limits. And if the governor is going to play politics with them, shouldn’t the governor have to say how many Rangers he is deploying? Is it two, or twenty? The El Paso Times published a…
El Paso’s Chamber Music Festival, Hallettsville’s domino championship.
The facts of this case are quite simple. Two Border Patrol agents shot at an unarmed man as he was running away from them. And then, they covered it up.
An FBI investigation is only the latest of El Paso’s problems.
Diana Natalicio on the future of higher ed in El Paso.
The perils of prediction.
Café Central El Paso What’s new at venerable Café Central? The decor, for one thing. The border stalwart has shed its animal-print upholstery and New York–bistro look in favor of a classic redo, with sleek chocolate-brown chairs, chrome sculptures, unusual art, and floor-to-ceiling beveled mirrors along the back wall.
The future according to third-graders.
Jordan’s Pick NHL All-Star Celebration Dallas HOCKEY WILL NEVER BE FOOTBALL. In Texas, at least, this truth is self-evident: No matter how many hockey fans rise up in defense of their sport (or write letters to a certain magazine’s editor decrying yet another football cover, as the case may be),…
José Cisneros, the legendary illustrator of the Spanish Southwest, is 96, almost blind, and nearly deaf. And, of course, he has no plans to put down his pen.
Silvestre Reyes has a plan for the border.
Inside the election's numbers.
Officially, the issue tearing apart the West Texas' largest native American tribe is one of lineage. Who is and is not a member. But the real dispute is over money—earned in unimaginable amounts at the casino on their reservation and coveted by rival factions willing to risk everything.
Long John Hunter and his guitar-slinging friends sharpened their axes in and around Port Arthur, so their recent return was truly a homecoming.
Even in death, the former principal of El Paso’s Cathedral High is larger than life.
Meet El Paso novelist James Carlos Blake, who writes critically acclaimed literary westerns with lots of violence but few female characters. Sound familiar?
One of college basketball’s great coaches finally gets his due.
Elisa Jimenez didn’t start out as a fashion designer. The 34-year-old El Paso native, who is the daughter of sculptor Luis Jimenez, set out for New York City in the early nineties to pursue her interest in sculpture and performance art. In 1995, she says, “I wore a dress I…
David Halberstam My father was stationed in El Paso at Biggs Field, which would later become a huge air base. You could see all these planes that were lined up, the bombers that were going to be used. I loved El Paso; it was so different from growing up in…
Why did Sandra Day O’Connor once say, “I come to you tonight wearing my bra”?
Which soft drink’s quart-size bottle did Lee trevino use as a golf club?
Want to see Kuwait, Iowa, and Washington, D.C.? Go to El Paso, Austin, and Houston.
Which version of history should be promoted by El Paso’s new statue series: the Wild West or the mild West?
I arrived in El Paso as a small child and grew up within sight of the Rio Grande. Juï¿½rez was part of our lives, and it was comfortable and easy to cross the border. My friends and I were part of rat packs: We had jackets, and zip guns were…
Hot CDs The Horsies are an extremely unusual outfit, so it figures that the perverse, polymorphously percussive Austin combo’s second record, Touch Me Columbus, is only available on the relatively obscure Japanese label Benten (though some Texas record stores will be carrying it). A giddy three-man, three-woman band with five…