El Pasoans may be surprised to learn that there exists a clause on their home titles that limits their home ownership rights. It has nothing to do with bank mortgages or even taxes and everything to do with how America was conquered by outsiders. It is generally accepted that landownership is conveyed from one party… Read More Colonialism: Who Owns The Land In El Paso?
One of the things about political shenanigans that has always intrigued and bothered me is that many people whisper about them while nothing seems to be done about it. For many years, I kept hearing about political operative working in the shadows. These were individuals that, for a price, could get things done. As these… Read More Marc Schwartz
Welcome to El Paso Metro’s week in review. This section is updated every Tuesday night. City Council Review Designated last week of November as El Paso Celebration of Family Unity , Peace and Heritage; Directed the submission of grant application to Criminal Justice Division for Victims of Crimes; Directed the submission of grant application to… Read More El Paso Metro Weekly Byte: November 27, 2001
By Lupe Weaver, El Paso Metro I am writing to support the Tigua Tribe known as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. Why are you trying so hard to destroy what they have worked so hard to build? In destroying the Tiguas, you hurt El Paso County. Do you not understand that the Tiguas are part… Read More An Open Letter to the Honorable Rick Perry
El Paso Metro A federal judge has ordered the Tigua Reservation’s Speaking Rock Casino closed by November 30th. The decision is now headed for the Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Meanwhile, the Tigua Reservation has engaged a strong public relations campaign to shore up public support for the Casino. The economic impact of the… Read More Tiguas Fight for Sovereignty
By. T. Camacho, El Paso Metro A petition circulating around the city to support theTigua Reservation Speaking Rock Casino garnered 300 signatures in 2 hours at a recent fundraiser. The large number of signatures collected by one supporter is evidence of the widespread support the Tigua’s effort to keep the Casino open enjoys around the… Read More Controversial Casino Gains Support