Author’s note: the issue of immigration is complex and does not fit into nice little sound bites. This article is necessarily long so that the reader can gain a clearer understanding of what is going on at the southern border today. Rather than break it up into smaller articles, I have decided to publish it… Read More What Is Going On At The Border?
Editor’s note: The following is a guest editorial by Barbara Carrasco. Anyone interested in writing an editorial about topical topics that I cover on my blog is encouraged to submit them to me. I will contact you once I have made the decision on whether to publish your editorial. If you would rather self-publish, I… Read More All I Wanted Was A Conversation
As you all know, I like to connect the political and corrupt dots for you. In today’s edition I am going to show you how engrained the political system is in El Paso. It involves a family that is well-connected politically and how the local political system enables the many problems the community faces. There… Read More Connecting the Cortinas Dots
I have written previously about the culture of corruption that permeates through the psyche of El Paso politicos. It is this culture that allows the political shenanigans to continue unimpeded. The El Paso community leaders, paraded in handcuffs on the way to the court house, are individuals that the community, at large, held in high… Read More Robert Almonte and the Culture of Corruption
On October 9, 2015, I submitted an open records request to the county commissioners asking for communications and documents in regards to Steve Norwood’s termination as the county’s first County Administrator. A frequent reader that wishes to remain anonymous had suggested that I submit the request. On Monday, November 3, 2015, I received about 130… Read More Open Records Show Reasons for the Termination of Steve Norwood
Reading some of the depositions in the El Paso Children’s Hospital debacle, I came across some testimony that seems to indicate that Jim Valenti will be leaving the University Medical Center (UMC) next year. On July 2, 2015, Jim Valenti was deposed in the bankruptcy case. According to that deposition, Jim Valenti has two types… Read More Is Jim Valenti Out?
This past weekend a frequent reader to my blog pointed me to an online petition by a group calling themselves the “ELP Tax Guardians.” I am not sure who they are but their petition had close to their stated goal of 200 signatures yesterday morning. This is about three days after the petition had been… Read More Change.org Petition to Commissioners Court and Others
Yesterday I shared with you how Vince Perez is trying to deflect attention away from the crux of the problem by the county in regards to how the county processes arrestees. There was one statement made by a politician that needs special interest. It is a statement made by Carlos Leon regarding the report. The… Read More Carlos Leon Is Surprised
In the grand scheme of things in El Paso, it seems that it is better to be a criminal than to live an honest life. From the beginning, I felt this but it is a difficult thing to prove because the corruption is so endemic that it covers up after itself. The corruption is so… Read More Dime con quién andas y te diré quien eres: Jaime Abeytia
The problem with a city, like El Paso, which relies on creating illusions of reality, is that the inconvenient truth always comes out. Many of you are aware of the video of Sgt. James Brown that has been circulating on social media and on the national news circuit the last few days. It is poignantly… Read More The Death of James Brown Exposes El Paso Dirty Secret
For many years now, I have been connecting the dots for you between various characters that consistently remerge on the El Paso political scene. Many of these characters are clouded in controversy. It is par for the course that in a city, like El Paso that has been mired in corruption for so many years,… Read More Questionable City Council Appointments
My comments yesterday about the murder-suicide at the Ft. Bliss Veteran’s Center and Monday’s post about my contention that El Paso is corrupt to the core elicited some comments pointing out the homicide rate in Cd. Juárez. To be clear, I agree that Cd. Juárez has its share of corruption problems. I am not blind to… Read More El Paso is the Cause of Juarez Blood