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At El Paso Memorial, Community Honors Lives Lost And Takes First Steps To Heal

By Mallory Falk, KERA Wednesday night, thousands of El Pasoans streamed into Southwest University Park, for a community memorial to honor the 22 victims of the mass shooting that took place just over a week ago, on Aug. 3.

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Many In El Paso Want To Mourn In Peace, Ask Trump Not To Visit

By Mallory Falk, KERA News In El Paso, emotions are still raw after a mass shooting at a Walmart left 22 people dead — many of them Mexican and Mexican-American. Now, the city is bracing for a spectacle only four … Continue reading

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‘The Ellis Island Of The Southwest’: El Paso Residents Remain Proud Of Immigrant Ties

By Carlos Morales El Paso is a border town with a predominately Hispanic population and a culture linked to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. And now the community feels like it is being targeted because of that. Residents are … Continue reading

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A Mural Takes On New, Tragic Meaning In A Mourning El Paso

By Stella Chávez, KERA News Hundreds of people in El Paso turned out Sunday for a rally against gun violence, the day after a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 26 others inside a local Walmart. The suspected 21-year-old gunman … Continue reading

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El Paso Church Mourns At Sunday Service After Mass Shooting

By Diana Nguyen The country is reeling in the aftermath of three recent shootings that took place in California, Ohio and Texas during the span of one week. On Saturday in the border city of El Paso, a violent rampage at a Walmart … Continue reading

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San Antonio Vigil For El Paso Remembers Victims And Demands Changes To Gun Laws

By Joey Palacios, Texas Public Radio A vigil in downtown San Antonio Sunday night paid respects to the victims of the El Paso mass shooting. More than 150 people gathered in Main Plaza to reflect on the loss of life … Continue reading

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Here’s What We Know About The Victims In The El Paso Walmart Shooting

By Mallory Falk, Stephanie Federico, KUT & NPR Staff Updated on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. CST Community members gathered for a vigil in El Paso on Monday night to honor the youngest victim of the mass shooting at a Walmart … Continue reading

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Temporary Immigration Detention Facilities To Open In El Paso, Rio Grande Valley

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley are less than two weeks away from the scheduled opening of temporary detention centers that will each house up to 500 migrants who have crossed the border to … Continue reading

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El Paso’s Reputation Pays A Price, As Violence Keeps Rising In Juárez

By Natalie Krebs, Texas Standard Many of President Donald Trump’s comments about the U.S.-Mexico border have been disputed. But not this statement, from his recent campaign rally in El Paso: “Last year Juarez had 1,200 murders, El Paso, right next … Continue reading

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Trump Falsely Said El Paso Was A Hub Of Violent Crime Before The Border Fence. Now He’s Holding A Rally There.

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump‘s campaign announced Wednesday morning that he will hold a rally Feb. 11 in El Paso, just hours after the president’s State of the Union speech where he reiterated a repeatedly debunked claim that … Continue reading

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