Martha Pskowski, El Paso Times

Martha Pskowski

El Paso Times

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Past articles by Martha:

Texas National Guard lines section of Rio Grande in El Paso with shipping containers

The new border barrier is part of Operation Lone Star. Officials have not confirmed whether the federal government authorized the containers. → Read More

US Supreme Court keeps Title 42 in place as temporary stay is extended

The Biden administration has been trying to end the Trump-era Title 42 policy, which was imposed as a COVID containment measure. → Read More

Migrants brave freezing temperatures, struggle to secure travel out of El Paso

El Paso city officials say they have offered migrants hotel rooms. But people released to downtown El Paso aren't sure where to turn for help. → Read More

El Paso seeks state, federal help before expected migrant surge as end of Title 42 nears

El Paso city officials say they can request state funds without a state of emergency declaration, but called for additional federal support. → Read More

El Paso County irrigation district names Oscar David 'Jay' Ornelas as new general manager

Oscar David "Jay" Ornelas will replace Jesús "Chuy" Reyes, who stepped down as general manager of El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1. → Read More

El Paso Water proposes surcharge for some new customers, 2023 water rates

The typical El Paso Water residential customer would see the total bill go up 13%. The utility also is proposing a fee for some new connections. → Read More

Senior Fund helps Socorro resident live safely in her home

The El Paso Times is sharing stories of families assisted by the Senior Fund. Find out how you can help. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke in El Paso for election night 2022, enjoys early lead in hometown

The Democratic candidate for governor made stops in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston before an election night party in his hometown. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke, Veronica Escobar urge El Paso students to vote at UTEP rally

On the next-to-last day of early voting, Democratic candidates for governor and Congress met with UTEP students. → Read More

Judge cuts cash bond for brothers accused in fatal shooting of migrant in Hudspeth County

The state prosecutor doesn't believe the Sheppard brothers mistook migrants for javelina; defense attorneys say they aren't a danger to the community. → Read More

January trial cancelled as Rio Grande Compact states move to settle Texas v. New Mexico case

Texas, New Mexico and Colorado put forward a "carve out" settlement, despite objections of the U.S. and local water districts. → Read More

Rain returns to El Paso-Las Cruces as snow falls in Sacramento Mountains

A cold front brought rain and snow to Southern New Mexico and far west Texas. The weather will warm back up Tuesday. → Read More

Beto O'Rourke closes Texas college tour at UTEP

The final stop of the Democratic Texas governor candidate's College Tour is in his hometown. Voter registration ends today for the November election. → Read More

More rain in the forecast for El Paso in 2022 monsoon's last hurrah

A rainy Columbus Day weekend lies ahead with up to an inch of rain predicted in the coming days. → Read More

Sheppard brothers back in custody facing aggravated assault charges

The Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office said the brothers turned themselves in Tuesday evening. → Read More

Sheppard brothers released on bond in killing of migrant in Hudspeth County

The brothers were transferred to Hudspeth County on Monday and released on bond the same day, according to the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

How to plan your visit to Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Whether you're visiting for a fall foliage picnic or climbing Guadalupe Peak, planning ahead is key to getting the most out of your trip. → Read More

El Paso City Council moves ahead with Vision Zero resolution to eliminate traffic deaths

El Paso is the latest city to adopt Vision Zero and commit to eliminating traffic deaths. Last year, 75 people died in traffic collisions in El Paso. → Read More

Smog in El Paso increased in summer 2022 while key air quality monitor was offline

So far this year, El Paso had 18 days with unhealthy ozone levels. Additional air quality monitoring sites in El Paso and Juárez are in the works. → Read More

The long wait for water in Panorama Village is ending

After years of waiting, all residents of the east El Paso County community will now be served by the public water utility. → Read More