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Events: Panel to Focus on Health Disparities Research at UTEP

This week, El Paso will help frame America’s health care discussion with a panel focusing on health disparities research at UTEP. From Sept. 2-4, the public is invited to hear from UTEP alumni Dr. James Rohack, president of the American Medical Association (AMA), and Dr. Willarda Edwards, president of the National Medical Association (NMA), will attend the meeting along with Dr. Elena Rios, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), all focusing on health care along the U.S.-Mexico border. News of the conference has made it all the way to the New York Times, both in the Sunday paper and online in the Prescriptions blog. For more information on the conference, visit the EPMG calendar.


EP Blogwatch:The Men’s Fashion Blog

Being the arbiter of culture for the Borderland is hard work, but at EPMG we are into it and excited to expose fantastic projects and the fantastic people behind them. This fine Monday morning we are excited to introduce to you The Men’s Fashion Blog written and directed by El Pasoans Farzad, F, Joey D and Dals. The blog  offer tips on bow tie tying, pictures of trendy watches, tips of the day and more. Follow them on Twitter or visit the blog for a daily dose of men’s fashion.


My El Paso Garden Harvest Swap 7.25.09

Held in the parking lot of the El Paso Media Group offices this weekend, was the first ever Harvest Swap. Below are images of swapped goods. For those of you interested in participating in future swaps,  friend My El Paso Garden on Facebook to receive updates about urban gardening and upcoming swaps. Looking forward to swap #2!


Moda Urbana 7.21.09: Fun with scarves

A scarf in the dead of summer is a very bold fashion statement. Kudos to Cynthia the intern who chose to wear her grandmother’s scarf as an accent to an otherwise inappropriate office dress, the tube top dress. See how Cynthia drapes the scarf in a long circular way, blocking the eye from cleavage while dressing up a very casual outfit. This girl has fashion sense and elegance.-Lisa Degliantoni



Moda Urbana 6.8.09: Interview Attire

One of our political contributors at Newspaper Tree, Jaime Abeytia, had a job interview today and we’re posting his photo so all the other boys in the world know what to wear to a job interview. Interview attire; simple black shoes with black socks, white shirt (that has been ironed properly), solid red tie and navy suit with white stripes. Good job looking chic, Jaime, we hope your interview went well.


Best of El Paso Winners 2009

For those of you that have been waiting, here is the list for the Best of El Paso Magazine Reader Survey for 2009. Every part of this survey is done online, thanks to and the staff at El Paso Media Group. Thank you EVERYONE for voting and winning, your plaques will be delivered this summer in July!


Moda Urbana 5.26.09: Aerosol Fashion

You people have no idea how hard it is to track down chic people on the streets of El Paso! This time our intrepid reporters had to visit a silo to find the chicly dressed couple below. Look at his hair, look at her bracelets. This couple totally spent time on their hair and clothes before leaving for this art opening and for this we say THANK YOU! To see more photos like this one, click here.


Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, to photograph smartly-dressed citizens and post the photos on this blog.

“You can’t pay rent making whales.” -Jim Ward

Sleepercar performed this weekend at the Plaza Theatre Annex. The band played for two hours, over 25 songs, no breaks, just some solos. All really beautiful stuff. And the entire time, I was fixated on the two green whales hanging above the stage. Jim Ward gave props to the artist that created them, a student named Ivan Salcedo (need to verify spelling) from UTEP. Salcedo wasn’t at the concert because he was at G2 slinging drinks because making whales doesn’t pay the rent.


I’ll find out how much for the whales, and together El Paso, let’s prove Jim wrong. Let’s help someone pay rent by purchasing the whales they create. I’ll get back to you.

El Paso Votes to Legalize Drugs!


Actually, City Council Representative Beto O’Rourke (along with all of the El Paso City Council members) voted unanimously to ask legislators to take a different approach with the 40-year, failing, War on Drugs. O’Rourke said the following about the war on drugs and the drug war in Juarez, “It’s a terrible situation that calls for a more dramatic solution than just asking for stepped up enforcement,” O’Rourke said. “What I asked for today and the council approved was urging our representatives to have an honest, open dialogue about ending the prohibition on narcotics.” O’Rourke appeared on Rick Sanchez’s news show on CNN and on Lou Dobbs, following Tuesday’s City Council meeting. After Mayor John Cook vetoed the council’s vote, a very loud public discussion erupted. Click here to read the full story.

DavidK Hosts Charlando Mondays and Friday

This went up on Sunday, Aug. 17: Starting August 18th, DavidK will host Charlando con La Gringa on Mondays and Fridays from 4-6 p.m. giving listeners the best political commentary this market has to offer.

DavidK is a long-time contributor to Newspaper Tree and works as a consultant for local and national political campaigns. His wit and insight make him an excellent host for Charlando con La Gringa. Listeners can look forward to interviews with some of the leading newsmakers and players in El Paso politics.

Charlando con La Gringa airs weekdays from 4-6 p.m. By tuning into 750 AM, or streaming live from

On “Charlando con La Gringa,” listeners can also expect to hear news at the top of the hour in Spanish (to be sponsored by leading Spanish media news outlets); regular radio personalities such as Newspaper Tree Editor Sito Negron, Newspaper Tree columnist David K, media consultant Felipa Solis and star investigative reporter David Crowder; conversations with the top business owners, artists, politicians and decision makers in our community.