Remember when all our good civil servants, elected officials, and captains of industry were pitching those Quality of Life bond
City Government is Killing El Paso
Since 2012, the City of El Paso has only grown by 7,472 people, according to estimates by the U.S. Census
It’s Not As Bad As It Looks. It’s Worse.
Surely (May I call you Shirley?) you saw that EPISD property taxes are going up by an average of $64
Across the Fence
While visiting the Fort Hancock Port of Entry I discover that the border fence that runs on either side of
Oh, the Hypocrisy!
Are out-of-towners meddling in El Paso’s affairs? From KVIA: A leader of the Paso Del Sur group opposing building an
Commissioners Court Shenanigans
DavidK started speculating last week that Susie Byrd would run against David Stout for Commissioner Stout’s District 2 seat on
City Council is Helpless
In this week’s El Paso Inc., Mayor Dee Margo explains why the property tax increase isn’t his fault. Dee Margo
How Bad Are Things, Really?
We’re got a mayor who gets elected by promising to “hold the line on taxes,” and his first month in
We Should Have Elected This Guy
From an El Paso Inc. interview: Q: People say El Paso’s taxes are among the highest in the nation, though
Another Shoe Drops
Well, there it is. From the El Paso Times: El Paso County commissioners are looking at a preliminary general fund
What a Difference an Election Makes
The City is proposing raising taxes as high as it can without putting it to the citizens to vote on.
The Ouija Speaks!
My Ouija board says they’re all shook up in the halls of power around here. Not about the court’s decision
DavidK on the Local Democratic Primary
DavidK has an early analysis of the upcoming Escobar versus Fennenbock race for the Democrat nomination for Beto’s open Congressional
Three Years and Fifty Weeks To Go
You’ve probably heard that El Paso’s latest mayor doesn’t want to hear from the proles. Via the El Paso Times:
Was That the Sound of Distant Thunder?
Some of my readers seem to think that the arena is a done deal, like an avalanche or a tsunami
Putin Explains El Paso
Oliver Stone interviewed Vladimir Putin. Here’s a takeaway from Vox.com: Should Sanders become president, Putin says, he would suddenly realize
“CITY PREPARING FOR MASS DEMOLITION OF DURANGUITO” – Max Grossman
Dear Friends, I have attached three photos of the Flor de Luna building, the first from now and the other
What the Employment Numbers Mean
I’ve been sussing out the employment situation here in El Paso over the last some years, and here’s what I’ve
Why didn’t they call it an arena?
I know you’ve been wondering the same thing. If they wanted to build an arena downtown, why didn’t they call
What 8.57% Means
Politics in El Paso is in a sorry state. There are 364,537 registered voters in El Paso. Only 31,255 of