Aaron J. Montes, Houston Public Media

Aaron J. Montes

Houston Public Media

El Paso, TX, United States

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Past articles by Aaron:

Shooting at El Paso mall leaves at least one dead, three injured

The shooting took place at the Cielo Vista Mall, which is next to the Walmart where a white supremacist shot and killed 23 people in August 2019. → Read More

Physical, emotional damage could last lifetime for survivors of El Paso Walmart shooting

The physical, emotional and mental wounds from the El Paso Walmart shooting could last a lifetime. → Read More

El Paso City Council keeping Downtown arena and Mexican American Cultural Center on the table

The El Paso City Council voted against suspending a proposed multipurpose performing arts and entertainment center and Mexican American Cultural Center. → Read More

El Paso Psychiatric Center: Coronavirus spread 'like wildfire' among staff, patients

Forty-two COVID-19 cases have been tied to the 74-bed state hospital, and employees allege the outbreak was due to lax infection control protocols. → Read More

Organizer of El Paso reopen Texas rally given citation, some Reps. call for enforcement

The organizer of a reopen Texas protest has been cited after participants did not follow social distancing requirements and for violations of the city's emergency ordinance. → Read More

City of El Paso staff face pay cuts, furloughs; city faces $60 million spending deficit

On Monday, the El Paso City Council learned more about options to implement wage reductions and furloughs to stem the financial impact of the global pandemic. → Read More

As El Paso enters new stage in COVID-19 battle, here is the latest on business openings, face coverings

State and local leaders are looking to open segments of the economy. Here's a quick briefing on what to know ahead of Greg Abbott's expected executive order Monday. → Read More

Watch live: El Paso County Appeals Court hears oral arguments over Downtown 'arena'

A legal dispute over the multipurpose performing arts and entertainment center continued in El Paso County's Eighth Court of Appeals during a digital livestream. → Read More

El Pasoans in areas most impacted by coronavirus still gathering, 17 tickets issued for violations

The city has conducted over 6,800 check-ins with local businesses and looked into nearly 3,300 calls from residents over the coronavirus. → Read More

Juárez epicenter of coronavirus outbreak in Chihuahua; 82 cases in city, 20 deaths

The number of positive coronavirus cases stands at 82, and 20 have died in Juárez. → Read More

Downtown El Paso arena discussion sparks tension during City Council meeting

Over 20 calls into Monday's digital City Council meeting supported a plan to instead renovate the Abraham Chavez Theatre or the convention center. → Read More

El Paso City Council extends emergency ordinance, budget has $26 million hit from pandemic

City of El Paso employees could face layoffs and furloughs as a result of the $26 million budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

El Paso County has first death related to COVID-19

For more information, call the 211-COVID hotline from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. → Read More

City Council, residents adjust to digital meetings as coronavirus pandemic sparks change

El Paso City Council meetings go digital as a precaution to slow spread of the coronavirus. Public servants and residents are adjusting to the change. → Read More

Coronavirus in El Paso: City prepares for a years-long impact on its budget

There are no exact figures on the impact the global coronavrius pandemic will have on the city's budget but officials are preparing for the impact. → Read More

Watch live: Officials give update on COVID-19 in El Paso County

El Paso officials give an update on COVID-19 coronavirus in El Paso County, which was at 115 cases, 27 hospitalizations as of April 6, 2020. → Read More

El Paso County COVID-19 positive cases reach 68

El Paso city and county officials say there are now 68 COVID-19 positive cases. → Read More

Watch live: El Paso officials to give update on COVID-19 cases and LiftFund

El Paso leaders plan on addressing novel coronavirus updates and sharing information on an effort to lessen the impact of the pandemic on local businesses. → Read More

Watch live: El Paso City Council to discuss emergency ordinance to battle spread of coronavirus

El Paso City Council to discuss the emergency ordinance to battle spread of coronavirus after the number of cases rose to 40 over the weekend. → Read More

Youth tests positive for coronavirus at El Paso County juvenile detention center

A youth at the El Paso County Juvenile Justice Center has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Staff are implementing quarantine procedures. → Read More