This is a continuation of the discussion of our housing bubble, the debt crisis and global developments as they change the long-term direction of our economy. The column is by David B. Prilliman, who is a principal with Professional Investment Counsel Inc. in El Paso.
“Peligro y pobreza,” a woman named Gloria from El Salvador says to me. “Danger and poverty.” She is explaining why she made the grueling and dangerous 2,000-mile-plus journey from El Salvador to the U.S. border with her family – her daughter, sister-in-law and two children.
Over the last decade, El Paso has seen an increase in the number of quality nonprofit programs and community partnerships – a remarkable growth in the not-for-profit world that helps to address some of our community’s most pressing needs.
As chairman of the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development, one of the greatest inspirations I have is hearing from El Paso students about how hard they have worked to get into college and how they will use their college degrees to make a difference in our communit…
The new Texas budget, signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott last week, offers some big wins for those of us concerned about the oral health – and overall health – of borderland residents.
People and corporations in El Paso and across the country are recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and the call to action is clear: We must accelerate our progress toward gender balance in the workplace and advance women’s economic empowerment.
Public health professionals in the field of tobacco control have been talking about “Tobacco 21” laws for the past several years. This phrase, a nickname of sorts for the effort to raise the sales age of tobacco from 18 years to 21 years, started with the small city of Needham, Massachusetts.
At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, we are always celebrating the accomplishments of our students, faculty and alumni. In 2019, we have all that to celebrate and more, as the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine enters its 10th year of delivering an unparalleled educational…
Well-planned, sustainable development can be good for conserving natural areas. As CEO of a conservation organization, an avid hiker and a believer in wide open spaces, I didn’t come to this conclusion lightly.
When President Barack Obama addressed Congress on Feb. 25, 2009, he explained that “in a global economy, where the most important skill you can sell is your knowledge – a good education is no longer the pathway to opportunity – it’s a prerequisite.” He was emphasizing how in order for youth …
El Paso is the sixth largest city in Texas yet receives less maintenance money than 23 of the 25 transportation districts in Texas. The El Paso Chamber and its members, along with local public entities, including the city, county, Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Camino Real Region…
The El Paso City Council on Monday considered the most significant package of transportation projects in the last decade, which would total well over $1 billion.
Spend a day in Downtown and you will realize that the efforts by the public and private sectors to revitalize the city center are coming to fruition.
It is difficult to identify a single moment when we, as a community, collectively realized that we want better – that we expect more.
So often the issues that affect women are considered “women’s issues” and outside of the conversations regarding economics, health care, education, etc. But “women’s issues” are everyone’s issues.
The El Paso Chamber has completed another successful El Paso Days visit in Austin. We took a record number of members and joined forces with our state delegation, led by state Sen. José Rodríguez, representatives Lina Ortega, César Blanco, Art Fierro and Speaker Pro Tem Joe Moody, to discuss…
All editors have pet peeves. One of mine: when writers use the phrase, “I have no words to describe it.” It’s a cliché and just another way of saying I’m too lazy to try.
When we think about staying on top of our health, we tend to worry about our blood pressure, our cholesterol and our weight. But too often we overlook another critical area of our physical wellbeing – oral hygiene.
When Dr. Diana Natalicio announced her retirement after 30 years of service as president of UTEP, I couldn’t help but feel a profound sense of loss.
Within living memory, political polarization had at least something to do with issues, but in the age of social media, it’s almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite s…
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