Here are a couple of items I saw today from/about El Pasoans. They're worth a read.
This story in the Dallas Morning News is about a Latina doctor in Dallas who grew up in El Segundo Barrio in the 1950s. I couldn't help but think about the two young ladies I spoke with recently who are applying to the first class at the medical school in El Paso. I'm sure their experiences are better now, but I wonder, also, how much might be the same.
This is a column in the Washington Post from a former El Pasoan lamenting the disappearance of the Rio Grande. She writes beautifully about how the river is part of who she is and worries about how the border fence might change the place she calls home.