News Archive: April, 2018

30 Apr, 2018

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s bill could help El Paso airport get cash to add nonstop flights

El Paso will be in a better position to encourage airlines to offer nonstop flights out of the city's airport if a proposal from U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke makes it to the president's desk and is signed.
10 Apr, 2018

Refuta legislador republicano muro y Guardia Nacional

Ayer Joe Straus, presidente de la Cámara de Representantes de Texas, elegido como texano del año, fue el invitado especial de una conferencia de la organización Boderplex Alliance aquí en El Paso donde habló de su oposición a un muro fronterizo y a la pres
10 Apr, 2018

Top Republican speaks out against border wall

EL PASO. Texas (KTSM) - Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are speaking out about the President's decision to send troops to the southern border.
9 Apr, 2018

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said trust along border needed more than walls

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said there may be more effective ways to secure the border than deploying U.S. National Guard troops and building a border wall.
9 Apr, 2018

Business community warns of NAFTA withdrawal

Texas House committee holds rare hearing in El Paso. Members of the business community and economists in Texas warn a withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement and the threat of a trade war with China would hurt the Texas economy.
4 Apr, 2018

Impact to possible trade war for Borderland

China is firing back in a potentially-escalating trade war with the White House. Caught in the middle could be a lot of American businesses and consumers. Borderplex Alliance CEO, Jon Barela , weighs in.
4 Apr, 2018

Abbott defends NAFTA in second letter to Trump administration

Gov. Greg Abbott doubled down on his defense of the North American Free Trade Agreement in a second letter to the Trump administration's top trade negotiator, days after the president threatened to end the agreement over border security disputes.
1 Apr, 2018

Mexican leftist presidential candidate kicks off campaign in Juarez

With NAFTA still being negotiated it’s possible a deal may not be signed before the elections. Read about the implications on both sides of the border.