Tag Archives: Voices of the Border
Jesus Torres graduated from one of the last classes of Blackwell, a segregated school for children of Mexican descent in Marfa. The school closed its doors in 1965. His experience at Blackwell would inspire him to become a teacher himself. … Continue reading
Father Mike is a pastor at the Catholic church in Presidio, Texas. He moved to the United States in the late 1980s from his hometown in the Phillppines. He’s since made West Texas his home. Living in the small border … Continue reading
Three years ago, Zorayma Lackey lost her husband, who died of a heart attack. She was three-months pregnant at the time. In the aftermath of that tragedy she found healing in the Chihuahua desert where she was raised. This is … Continue reading
Terry Bishop, a Presidio farmer, remembers growing up in a community rife with agriculture. Now, thanks to water and labor issues, as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement, that landscape has changed dramatically. This is his story.