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For a break in regular news, I provide you another update on Milo, my 10-year-old cat. In case you’re not following my riveting columns in careful detail, here’s the abbreviated recap: Milo lost. Milo recovered by animal services and returned home thanks to his microchip. Milo near dead and …

With last week’s mass shootings in Colorado and Georgia, and the renewed interest in regulating firearms, I couldn’t help but notice that Texas seems to be going the other way.

Last week I learned a lot more than I intended about microchipping pets. That’s because our cat Milo had been missing for more than a month. With all the bobcat, mountain lion and coyote sightings, and the big freeze, I’d lost hope.

By now you should have received your copy of El Paso Inc.’s annual Book of Lists. On the cover is a stunning shot of the Franklin Mountains taken by staff photographer Jorge Salgado and his newest tool of the trade, a drone.

Reading about the blackouts that left up to four million Texans without power for as long as four days left me wondering if El Paso could be in for the same. If you were here at the end of January of 2011, you know what I am writing about.

In the coming weeks, El Paso Inc. events manager Erin Pfirman and her husband John will begin turning their front yard into a regenerative urban farm.

Six weeks ago, I wrote about a new book by El Pasoan Don Shapiro, “Power at the Pass,” detailing his life and great success in apparel manufacturing.

Here’s a thought: With so much concern over social media companies and what’s happening to democracy, why don’t politicians quit using the platforms? After all, politicians should be partly to blame for helping these companies amass such staggering audiences. How many users did Trump bring t…

It seems to me that the vaccine distribution program could have, and should have, been run a lot better. It has been suggested that the process would be better served if it were turned over to an Army quartermaster.

El Paso Inc. is honored to announce this year’s El Pasoans of the Year: The COVID-19 frontline health care heroes; and the Community Spirit Award: Susan Goodell.

As President-elect Joe Biden struggles to fill positions with people representing the diversity of America, and corporations and nonprofit boards are challenged to do the same, I have a few questions.

If you could benefit from a little optimism right now, here’s some encouragement from Warren Buffett:

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Don Shapiro, who rolled into El Paso with $40 in his pocket and in two decades built Action West into a $50 million jeans maker with 2,800 employees, has published a book memorializing his success.

We can point fingers and blame the leadership, or lack of, for El Paso’s terrible coronavirus situation. There’s no consensus on the right path forward: to shut down, not shut down, or what to shut down.

In the run-up to the election, comments from some of my eight siblings became so distressing that I blocked them on email, telephone, text and social media. All but two live in California, and three came out of Cal Berkeley, which probably explains a lot.

A great idea that has been trashed over the last few years is that of objective journalism. Remember Sgt. Friday in the original Dragnet TV series? His famous line was “Just the facts, ma’am.” And really, that’s what we need and all that we need.

As this issue headed out to press, El Paso Inc. enjoyed an early deadline so that our staff could attend the Women of Impact awards on Friday night.

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Rioters in Louisville and other cities are misdirecting their wrath over the shooting death of Breonna Taylor and the fact no one has been charged in her death.

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