As stay-at-home orders are eased and businesses begin to reopen, it is tempting to think that life can go “back to normal” in our region. But the truth is, it needs to be a “smart” new normal.

We have seen our share of adversities in El Paso recently. The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound and prolonged impact. Amid the uncertainty, one thing holds true: We are in this together.

It’s time for this intern to say goodbye to El Paso Inc., but I’m leaving with the priceless satisfaction of knowing that I got to help this local newspaper cover the most devastating public health and economic crisis that’s ever dawned upon El Paso and the world in at least a century.

Across Texas, municipalities such as San Antonio, Dallas and Houston have recognized the impending rental crisis and have proactively adopted robust rental relief programs for their residents. The city of El Paso and the El Paso County should immediately vote to approve similar measures here…

Believe it or not, this is not a message about a pandemic. Rather, this is a message about people, passion and hope.

By now most people have seen the aerial shots of cars lined up for miles waiting to get a box of food for their families. While there are a lot of unknowns about the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping our country, one thing is certain – our community is in need of food.


Every generation of Americans has been called to sacrifice – and one of the great blessings of this country’s past is that, no matter the challenge, Americans have always risen to the task of protecting our nation.

The start of a new decade means it’s time for the U.S. Census. Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a constitutionally mandated population count of our nation’s residents. Making sure that everyone is counted is of the utmost importance to the functioning of our democracy. These …

We have had the incredible fortune of talking with and meeting so many donors since the tragic shooting of Aug. 3. Their generosity and goodwill is extraordinary.

At the start of each new year, I often summarize the amazing progress our Downtown has made over the previous twelve months, listing the new businesses, building renovations and events that have contributed to the ongoing redevelopment of the heart of the city.

As we near the end of 2019, the end of a decade, I wanted to take a moment to extend my gratitude for another milestone year. The El Paso Chamber endeavors to play a major role in the business community of El Paso. We succeed in our goal of being the premier organization for connecting, coac…

Contractors are hired to provide materials and labor to complete home improvements and repairs. Some contractors focus on a specific type of project, like plumbing or roofing, while others will work on any type of project. For larger projects, a general contractor may also serve as a project…

Sid Balman, who lives in the nation’s capital but has close friends in El Paso, has authored a new book, “Seventh Flag,” that weaves global conflicts into a vivid West Texas tale.

As our region’s business advocates, we cannot overstate El Paso Electric’s economic importance to our community. The proposed transaction with Infrastructure Investments Fund, or IIF, helps safeguard El Paso Electric and ensure that it continues to meet our community’s growing needs.

At KCOS, we have been proud to bring you quality PBS programming for more than 40 years. And now we’re putting our name where our mission is. Last week, we changed our name from KCOS 13 to PBS El Paso.

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